Saturday, December 20, 2014

Last Rally Point of the year

This game dates way back, a couple of weeks I think.

It was a 35 point game of Warmachine, and since I knew I would be playing against the first incarnation of Kreoss, I took Asphyxious the Hellbringer with me. Reason? He's never played against Kreoss1, and it's a bit of a vanity and twisted pride to keep all of my warcasters and warlocks having played against Kreoss1.

Funny thing, really.

I've played more against Kreoss1 than against quite a few whole factions.

Anyway, my list was:

Asphyxious the Hellbringer & Vociferon
- Malice
- 2x Helldiver
- Ripjaw

Maximum unit of Mechanithralls + 2x Brute Thrall
Necrosurgeon & Stitch Thralls
Darragh Wrathe
Warwitch Siren
Necrotech & Scrap Thrall
Scrap Thralls
Saxon Orrik

Opponent played with:

High Exemplar Kreoss
- Crusader
- Revenger
- Repenter
- Dervish

Maximum unit of Choir of Menoth (the yellow bases)
Minimum unit of Deliverers
Paladin Vilmon
2x Paladin of the Wall
Vassal of Menoth

Scenario was Rally Point, and Cryx started. Saxon Orrik was a blessing, truly, when you take a look at the forest.

Anyway, Scything Touch was on Mechanithralls and Ashen Veil on Asphyxious. Kreoss put up at least Lamentation.

Turn 2 Malice with two or three focus (plus Mobility) tries to drag Revenger into getting pulped by Mechanithralls, but accidentally (more ways than one) misses. Deliverers try to shoot Darragh Wrathe, and I vaguely remember they did something like two damage points. One Deliverer advanced to contest my enemy zone. Repenters and a couple of Cleansing Fires take a toll on Mechanithralls, and Paladins advance under Impervious Wall.

There must be a full round in between next picture, but turn 3 Malice walked up, possessed the Revenger and moved it so that Mechanithralls under Reconnaissance charged it to bits. Asphyxious advanced boldly forward, under Lamentation, and used his feat. At least he'd gain one soul from upkeep.

Everything else tried to block easy charges to Asphyxious, since it was quite guaranteed that Kreoss would use feat next. Someone removed the deliverer from the right zone, and Cryx scored one control point.

And then everything except Necrotech and some models on the right was knocked down.

Casualties in itself were thankfully low - only some mechanithralls and Darragh Wrathe had to dismount - but Malice had lost cortex and some (or both) weapons.

Turn 4 I wanted to charge Asphyxious to Kreoss, but there was my own army and a paladin in the way. Malice attempted to walk as far away from the melee as possible. Then Warwitch Siren tried to spray the paladin, but failed. Then Necrotech tried to kill the paladin, but failed. Then Necrosurgeon constructed a few additional thralls, which then were able to charge the paladin. Finally paladin was killed... but the one who did the deed looked like he was standing in the way of Asphyxious.

I couldn't kill the thrall with anything else, so I ditched whole assassination attempt and decided to go in for scenario victory.

Asphyxious walked or ran to enemy zone, and Ripjaws and Scrap Thralls and whatnot killed another bold Deliverer contestant.

So that was three scenario points.

Protectorate wrecks Malice and a Helldiver and mauls another Helldiver. Only Vilmon gets to contest the zone, and he does so with Stone & Mortar stance.
Turn 5 it was only the question if Asphyxious could take down Vilmon. Dices didn't fail that badly, and Cryx went to five scenario points.


  1. Umm nope, I lost because Vilmon the Paladin fell for temptations. A moral loss for the Protectorate!

  2. Oh, right! That was my initial plan to wreck him with everything I got until I remembered about the Seduction. Well, should write these things within a maximum time span of two days or something.