Saturday, January 23, 2016

A quick rundown of Skorne vs Convergence

Yay! I have received a word that my camera is alive and well and not, for example, lying in a nameless bank of snow somewhere in southern Finland.

But this game was played without the camera, so I'm writing it up as soon as possible before it escapes my memory.

So, it was a 50 point game of Warmachine and my list was:

Void Seer Mordikaar
- Tiberion
- Archidon
- Basilisk Krea

Maximum unit of Cataphract Cetrati
Minimum unit of Beasthandlers
Maximum unit of Praetorian Swordsmen + Unit Attachment
Tyrant Commander & Standard Bearer
Aptimus Marketh
Mortitheurge Willbreaker
Void Spirit

Objective: Bunker

Opponent had:

Iron Mother Directrix
- Corollary
- Cipher
- Inverter

Maximum unit of Obstructors
Maximum unit of Reductors + Tranverse Enumerator
Optifex Directive
2x Algorithmic Dispersion Optifex
2x Enigma Foundry
Reflex Servitors
Attunement Servitors
Steelsoul Protector

Objective: Bunker

Scenario was Incoming and Skorne started game. Hollow was kept on Praetorian Swordsmen throughout the whole game either by Aptimus Marketh re-casting it or Mordikaar upkeeping it.

Mordikaar used his feat on turn two. Cetrati secured Skorne friendly zone rather nicely. The spray unit from Convergence (Reductors, I think) was facing them, so I wasn't too afraid of that flank.

On the other side of the board (the left side, Skorne enemy zone) was Praetorian Swordsmen versus Obstructors.

Five Swordsmen and one Cetrati die, though they all have +3 def. Iron Mother didn't even have to use her feat to accomplish that. Five dead Hollowed warrior models start to feel like a casualty even if it fills Mordikaar way above his limit with fury points.

Skorne turn three enraged Tiberion with Lightning Strike and Puppet Master charges Mitigator that was behind a wall. Bronzeback couldn't have done that because of the lack of reach. I'm continuously comparing Tiberion's performance to that of a Bronzeback's... probably because I've been using Bronzeback for so long. Four inch retreat didn't feel that great, but Convergence four legged warjacks aren't the epitome of a rapid response force either.

Skorne friendly zone is cleared of Convergence models and Mordikaar sets in.

On the left I make a gambit to try to remove whole unit of Obstructors with Praetorian Swordsmen and their minifeat, aided a little by Archidon. Gambit fails and I don't even clear the enemy zone.

Luckily opponent doesn't press too hard to Skorne friendly zone and Mordikaar is able to snatch one sneaky point during Convergence turn.

Agonizer had denied focus allocation, which caused Archidon to survive one extra turn in the middle of enemy lines. Swordsmen weren't that lucky and took heavy casualties.

Skorne turn four Skorne went to three control points, and Tiberion was able to wreck Inverter and back up 4" with Lightning Strike.

Since killing the Obstructors and Reductors was pointless now due to lack of my attack numbers, I tried to kill some other random models instead, like Algorithmic Dispersion Optifexes, servitors and Transverse Enumerator. Void Spirit was handy in denying soul tokens from Enigma Foundry that was backing up Reductors.

Iron Mother uses her feat now, but doesn't get much mileage out of it as she only has one warjack remaining. She shoots Agonizer down personally and juggles enough focus points to Cipher so that it slaps Archidon dead with only one attack. Well, the flying lizard had been softened up a little by Obstructors. Who were almost back to full unit strength.

I don't think anyone entered to contest Skorne friendly zone, so I did a little miscalculation when I thought I needed to just kill objective next turn and dominate one point from Skorne friendly zone. Looks like dominating would've been enough.

Anyway. It was a scenario victory for Mordikaar.

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