So Skitterleap 2012. 22 players, and I'm the only Empire representative. I used the list that I've been using lately. Other lists can be found if follow link in last post.
I'll do a proper "my thoughts" at the end, but up front it was a really fun event, and I almost successfully submarined my way into the top 5 (in the 1st 3 games you can see the obvious "and this is where I lost 2 or 3 battlepoints).
GAME 1: Random deployment vs Joe D's WOC
This game can be summed up like this:
So the first couple of turns are me trying to unwind the puzzle under the pressure of a Comet that was IF'ed right in the middle.
End game: I put caution to the wind and went for the kill.
So knights to the front, captasus to the rear. Break unit-BSB dies-it escapes. Charge it again, win (again) and run it off the board.
So a 14-6 win to me thank you Mr stank blowing up turn 6 from mishaps (gain d3 steampoints and take the wounds)...sigh.
A fun, and good first game. Joe went on to win Skitterleap, so it's nice to know I blooded his army first.
GAME 2 Blood and Glory vs Mike K's DOC
YIKES! 3 bloodletter hordes, Billy the Bloodthirster's angry cousin, lvl2 life and token flamer bunker. The army I was least wanting to face. I had a quick chit chat with James before the game to ask for some "what the hell do I do? " advice...and well...
So anyway, I take out the "hit it" unit, my stank bites the dust, so I set up to recieve Billy (who survives a cannon hit with no wounds).
Billy hits, kills unit champ and gets flanked.
And to much yelling of "TAKE IT OFF" Billy is taken down by some angry chickens-but not before he kills my BSB-breaking me and giving up 600 extra VPs.
I loose 3-17, however when you remove the 600VP boost, I only lost by just under 200VPs. In my books vs this list, that was a victory!
GAME 3 Watch Tower vs James M's Helves
Yay! a repeat of Thursday's game.
James gets the tower and we deploy (NSFW)
With hindsight from Thursday's game, I push up a lot more aggressively.
After a bit of chaffing (stank kills 2 eagles, Demigriffs kill 1), some Final Transmutation goodness (15 dead whitelions), some super horrible RBT shooting (2 rounds of 3 RBT's = dead captasus) and equally as bad cannon shooting (1 wound on a RBT in same time frame) our lines finallly meet (pic taken before Captasus gets skewered)
In Magic phase James thought it would be lolz to book of broken a purple sun through my knights and down my Demigriffs. 4 knights die and EVERY SINGLE DEMIGRIFF passes the test! Que looks of amazement on James' face.
Demigriffs vs Whitelions = dead whitelions over 2 rounds of Combat. On the other side of the board we decided to do "Dragon Princes vs Vanilla Knights" round 2.
SO my Demigriffs and knights are rampaging, I finally kill the RBT on 1 wound and then I make a fatal mistake: I mis calculate how many turns I have left - ie I thought I had 2 turns, when only had 1. = on my last turn I'm not facing the RBT's for easy 200VPs, and instead I wear 2 RBT's worth of shooting and I'm left with this:
So we add up the points. James has the tower making it a 10-10 draw-19pts in his favour. Grrr. Taking the RBT's would have moved that to 11-9 oh well. To think we joked during the break of playing for a draw...didnt think we would do it so convincingly!
So end of day 1 I'm on 29pts...1 short of the minimum of where I would like to be.
Day 2 to follow.