Saturday night and my weekend of partying continues with a couple of games of Warhammer!
With my Great Swords now up to an impressive size (imposter included to get 38), I thought it would only be appropriate to rock them on the table.
Arch Lector "Otto": GW, HA, Dragonhelm, Talisman of Preservation
Amber Wizard lvl4
Light Wizard lvl4
BSB: Fullplate, Enchanted shield, warriorbane
Warriorpriest: HA, 2HW (just cos I LOVE the new model they released)
39 Halberds: FC
2x7 Archer detachment
2x5 Knights: M
38 Great Swords: FC
4 Demigryphs: M
Not your typical Empire list by any stretch of the imagination. This was my first time EVER rocking a double lvl4...and with lores that are not typically paired together. My sneaky plans however relied on the combination of them both...
Will was rocking a list designed with the opposite intention to mine...
lvl4: heavens, usual kit
firebelly with i10 sword
lvl1 with hellheart
2 blocks of Ironguts
3 scouting/ITP Maneaters
We rolled up Dawn attack and Will deployed first:
My first turn was a bit of an unwind and reacting to the situation:
The Maneaters went in...I hold. Everything else closes in, Sabrecat blocks the Demis and casually IF's comet.
In my turn the Comet comes down killing 8 Great Swords. Sabrecat dies swiftly (Jeff: "Taylor Swiftly").
The knights blocking the maneaters also decided to forget how to pass armour saves and die.
This is where it gets interesting. Will throws a unit of Mournfang into the Demis, Gutstar gets pushed right into the fact of my Great Swords and the firebelly runs to the flank while the Maneaters go eat my cannon (that had been doing nothing but misfire since it's awesome 1st turn shot).
In return the Hurricanum runs over the Firbelly and the Great Swords do their manly thing and charge in.
Any who we called it there because the game was effectively over. First outing with this list, and not very exciting.
Result: The Empire need to bring the big boy toys to deal with tournament lists!
We had a rematch where Will was using Antony's Bret list from Guardcon where (even with my Halberds + warriorpriest+ both lvl4s) in a building all game it took a 1000pt swing bottom of turn 6 for Will to pull it back to a draw (no pics due to proxies etc and it was a swing of the unexpected sort....hitting on 5's does not you hit MORE grrr). In that game the "power" of the Light/beasts combo came through. With hurricanum and 4 channels I had magic dominance and never felt that I was wasting a lvl4.
Overall I'm happy to keep exploring the list's potential. I am in the very early stages of thinking about attending an event in Melbourne next year = I need a panel comp friendly list! I think this list does that (and doesnt play too differently to my Panzershrek list).