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Zanthorn Mist Walker wrote:Great job and props to all 3 WE players! It looks like you had magic dominance in every game. I've had similar experiences with hydras since the onset of 8th edition, serves them right especially with that RoH messup.
How did your eternal guard unit fare after the loss of your spellweaver? Did you ever reform them wider than 5? Lastly I've considered the sword of antiheroes but never tried it, how did it perform and did you ever wish it was something else?
Noght wrote:Day 2: Wood Elf vs Wood Elf
I ended up facing Dave's Wood Elves. This went quick and lived up to the expectations from dinner the evening before. We deployed for Battleline and had the same number of drops, Dave deployed first and finished first. I rolled a 6, WOOT then Dave dropped a 6 +1. He got first turn.
Top of turn 1. 9 Winds of Magic. 3 dice for Earthblood, let it through. 5 dice for Boosted Dwellers...Double 6 IF. He rolled 7 on miscast table (of course) and lost 4 Eternal Guard. I rolled and lost my Highborn, BSB Noble and 15 Eternal Guard...Yikes! Turn 1 shooting saw 40 Glade Guard focus fire on one of my Glade Guard, causing a panic check. Rolled an 11 (no re-roll, BSB was killed), then 11 to flee off the board. So at the end of the top of turn 1 I was down over 600 points.
Highlights: My 3 Treekin defeated a unit of 5 Treekin who were Curse of Anrahier'd straight up.
Lowlights: 6 of my Treekin were unable to defeat 5 Treekin, even though one unit had Wildform on it. May have been the worse consequetive rounds of combat I have been involved with.
Dave got a big win and moved on to face the other undefeated Army: Roge's Wood Elves....
Next: 3-1 and facing another Dual Hydra Dark Elf list....sigh...
Dave Bednarek wrote: Yeah, pretty much what you said, Steve, I went first and had a dream turn. Starting to think more seriously about 3x3 Tkin as opposed to 2x5. In retrospect, I think you would have had a much better chance to beat Da Roge. Amber Spear would have been the huge difference to take out at least 1 of his 3 treeman. Wysson's on a group of your 3 Tkin would eventually beat the remaining 2 treeman in a heads-up fight. Or cripple them severly. As it was, my list has real no real answer to 3 T-men. That would have been a great fight.
lude wrote:So happy to see that woodies won overal and got second ..... wow
? any one run dryads?
This is Rick, I was the Skaven player. It was cool seeing all the Woodies at the top of the boards.
To everyone else I play Woodies as one of my main Armies as well. Just got finished with the little rats and decided to play the rats the night before with exactly 1 game for practice under my belt.
This is what I imagined happened in on one of the Black Arks story to follow.....
We have Hydra's buy 1 get 1 free.
Did Roge even fight a Hydra or did I get them all? Cuz everyone knows that 285 Treeman and 175 Hydra's are equal, sorry, Hydra's usually win.
We have frenzied corsairs.--get'em while they last
Wusses, I killed 103 of them in 3 battles, one time with 3 Treekin bwahaha
We have this Pendant thingy that goes well with that Armour and Crown--goes good with either a Pegasus or Manticore....
Broke! Highlight was when my Highborn w/8 Str 8 attacks (savage beast + sword of anti-heroes) blew up the Manticore
No daemon Armies or Empire
No cannons or all magic Str 5 (bloodletters) hitting his Treeman, in fact only a single dwarf cannon in the tourney, that Roge got lucky
Oh and "rodge" stole the allowance on all the Treemen. LOL
Correct but Dave and I got all the Treekin!
Noght wrote:What was your strategy on the level 3 mage on the Eagle? DId you try to shoot it early or counter battery fire Glade Guard?Steve
TheRodge wrote:hah - all this banter is quite amusing! Great to see everybody on here!
Steve, thanks for the batreps. Love the 3x3 TK list. Judging from your games, it seemed your opponents consistently underestimated how tough even just 3 of the buggers are and did not allocate enough resources to take em down early (and paid dearly for it). It's interesting to see how Beasts was working for you as well, since my next "tourney list" will go the Beasts and TK route.
My list was indeed the one posted here on the boards:
I ran 3 x 8 Dryads, which is probably 1x8 too many. They are great distraction units but have a pretty big footprint and got in the way sometimes.
I won't get into my battle reps here so much as the next episode of Point Hammered will have our Core Comp coverage (I'll post on Asrai to let ya'll know when it's up). I did miss out on the Hydras, but I can say I did get all the Abombs.Noght wrote:What was your strategy on the level 3 mage on the Eagle? DId you try to shoot it early or counter battery fire Glade Guard?Steve
My L3 mage was actually on foot chilling behind some GG. Dave never really had a shot on the Eagle Noble. Round 1 she was behind the building, round 2 she was on the flank opposite Dave's shooting and round 3 she was in CC. She actually sealed this one for me when she hit a wide GG in the flank with Dave's BSB on the end. The eagle + great weapon rider chopped down the lad despite his 2+ armor in the first round. The GG turn to face her but she chops down quite a few to win combat. Dave blows his steadfast roll (only 1 shot now) and they get run down. I should mention at this point that his L4 Lifeweaver was also in the unit.
In any case, I'm super psyched to try some TK out. The TM list is very match dependent, where TK are a better all-comers choice.
Noght wrote:Dave and I were wondering if a unit of 3Wildformed Treekin could beat a Treeman, not entirely sure. I was surprised how well they did, but most of my match-ups were vs Str 3 Armies (3 Dark Elves) where they really shined.
Gratz on the 5-0 and best overall...well done, great looking Army, well deserved.
liesmith wrote:The pictures help a lot, thanks. That is definitely an interesting list, and the battle reports are a good read. How often do you play in Chicago? I've yet to get a game in the city since I moved; work keeps me out of the state too much.
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