Sunday, December 21, 2014

Forge Master vs Void Seer

This game also dates a couple of weeks back.

I continued to play with Mordikaar, and I was against Convergence of Cyriss.

It was a 50 point game, and my list was a copy of one of my earlier lists... Shocking, I know. I never do that.

Void Seer Mordikaar
- Bronzeback Titan
- Archidon
- Basilisk Krea
- 2x Reptile Hounds

Minimum unit of Beast Handlers
Maximum unit of Cataphract Cetrati
Maximum unit of Praetorian Swordsmen + Unit Attachment
Aptimus Marketh
Mortitheurge Willbreaker
Void Spirit
Saxon Orrik

Opponent had (or at least I think I got the list right... so many vectors again):

The Great Machine tier 4
Forge Master Syntherion
- Assimilator
- Cipher
- Monitor
- 2x Modulator
- 2x Diffuser
- Mitigator
- Corollary
- Free Galvanizer

Optifex Directive
Algorithmic Dispersion Optifex
Accretion Servitors
Attunement Servitors

Scenario was Destruction, which looked rather challenging on this board! Flayer Cannon and Dominar Rasheth act as the objectives in this game because I forgot to take my usual objectives with me.

Convergence started game, and first picture is from the end of Skorne turn 1.

Syntherion had his usual set of Synergy, Reconstruct and Hot Shot going on, thanks to tier bonuses. Reconstruct was on one of the Modulators, and Hot Shot was on Cipher.

Skorne had Banishing Ward on Cetrati and Hollow on Praetorian Swordsmen.

Turn 2 Convergence casts Magnetic Hold on Praetorian Swordsmen and kills one Cetrati and a void spirit.

Mordikaar uses his feat and tries to rush forward with entire army. Cataphract Cetrati charge various vectors on the left, and Archidon flies straight to the ruins against a modulator. Bronzeback Titan backs up the flying reptile. Magnetic Hold on Praetorian Swordsmen was a costly affair. Aptimus Marketh cast Banishing Ward on them, and then Mordikaar cast Hollow right back. Anyway, the Swordsmen and two Reptile Hound clog the right side of the board. Skorne didn't do much in terms of casualties, but hopefully +3 def would have some effect.

Turn 3 Syntherion replies with his own feat, but that +3 defense is a tough one. Only a couple of Cetrati die plus ton of Swordsmen, but they just turn into souls for Mordikaar. I think Archidon took a few nasty hits and was left with only about 20% of damage boxes left.

The ruins in the middle make for rather confined battleground, so I decide that Archidon is dead anyway, so it flies over the Modulator and takes a free strike - which doesn't hit. Nice. Then Archidon tickles Cipher a bit. Bronzeback Titan comes and mauls Modulator with just initial attacks, but damn. Exactly this Modulator was the one with Reconstruct. And it popped up from behind of Bronzeback Titan.

Mordikaar brought back at least two Cetrati, one of which was dedicated to take out the reconstructed Modulator, and thankfully it succeeded.

Three charge attacks and a Basilisk Krea was enough to wreck the Assimilator (one charge attack had come a turn earlier).

Turn 4 Convergence killed Archidon, Basilisk Krea and I think even one Reptile Hound, which was kind of a bad thing. Just a while ago situation had looked so good. After all, Skorne infantry is the very definition of "disposable" with Mordikaar.

But I still got my Bronzeback, who single-handedly goes and wrecks Cipher and the enemy objective. Praetorian Swordsmen gang up on Monitor and deal one point of damage with precision strikes. Last Reptile Hound tries to come and finish it, but there's only so much P+S 8 can do.

Turn 5 Convergence finishes off all Cetrati, which is kind of a harsh blow. Only real heavy hitter was now the Bronzeback Titan - and opponent still had tons of warjacks. Granted, none of them seemed to have the hitting power to easily kill Bronzeback either! But I'd be losing that attrition thanks to Reconstruct.

Swordsmen still aren't able to finish off Monitor, who in turn scores a hit on the last remaining Reptile Hound, killing it. Random assassination, here I come! No other chance any more, really.

Wall of steel starts to form up right in front of Bronzeback, who impatiently waits some reinforcements from Praetorians. But they're a turn too late in any case, and finally Bronzeback falls down, succumbing to the terrible amount of low-powered attacks slewn at it. By then the Swordsmen have arrived, but there is a wall with see-through windows in-between them and enemy forces.

With two Revives and a Ghost Walk from Aptimus Marketh... would two Praetorian Swordsmen kill uninjured enemy warcaster with two P+S 12 boosted attacks?


So Convergence now needs only to mop up the battlefield from last remaining Skorne models. They fail to kill Mordikaar, who just manages to cut himself down to one hit box remaining and get full Fury for one last turn. He casts Ghost Walk on himself, charges Corollary, and... well. That's it. There was now a Furyless warlock with only one hit point sitting in the middle of enemy warjacks.

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