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eSev vs Rhyas: Round 2!

August 13, 2010

About a week ago I posted up a report of a game myself and Vish played with the promise of a second part when we swapped armies. I took control of the Legion while Vish played with the old man.

Unfortunately I don’t remember massive amounts about this game and didn’t take many pictures. Lets see what we can figure out about the game from the pictures I did take, awesome detective powers! Away!!

  • Here my swordsmen are trying to block in the TFG and stall the Protectorate for as long as possible while Rhyas and her beast strike force zip up the flank.
  • Typhon and his rubbish rat5 has just managed to kill 3 TFG, 12 points well spent, he is about to get pounded.
  • Vish, who usually runs obnoxious infantry armies, did a pretty good job of making his ‘jacks trip over each other in the bottleneck between the forest and the wall.
  • The Warmongers spent most of the game walking up that flank because of Fear of God.

  • Seraphs are pretty cool for killing casters! Rapport helps.
  • Previously, Rhyas dashed across the battlefield at a Reckoner tying up the Seraph, sword held to the side she leaped upwards off the Reckoner’s cannon and sheared the ‘jacks head clean off, she landed on the ‘jack’s smokestacks as the ‘jack stood motionless for a few moments only stepping off a moment before the it hit the ground.
  • Furthermore, the Templar has just made a tit of itself by trying to hit and missing that swordsman 3 or 4 times.

Hurray! A second win! I guess I had the upper hand what with both armies being mine. Until next time.

in a bit

petezilla



Pete does Genesis: Grudge and a Decent from Greatness

August 11, 2010

Last weekend Hordes Genesis happened at Winsford, the ‘jacks got put back in the warehouse (mostly) and the beasts came slinking out of whatever hole they live in, dribbling and snarling. I had thought about bringing a beardy Saeryn double penetration Angel list but didn’t get that sorted and instead decided I wanted to put eLylyth on the table, there is something elating about killing half a unit while moving 8 inches across the table that I couldn’t resist. Genesis is an escalating event and we where kicking off with 25pts where I was forced to go with pLylyth, here is how my lists panned out:

25

Lylyth, Herald of Everblight

Shredder

Angelius

Scythean

Seraph

Blighted Nyss Shepherd

Strider Deathstalker

35

Lylyth, Herald of Everblight

Shredder

Angelius

Scythean

Seraph

Blighted Nyss Raptors (Leader and 4 Grunts)

Blighted Nyss Shepherd

Strider Deathstalker

50

Lylyth, Shadow of Everblight

Shredder

Angelius

Scythean

Seraph

Blighted Nyss Raptors (Leader and 4 Grunts)

Blighted Nyss Striders (Leader and 5 Grunts)

Blighted Nyss Striders Officer & Musician

Swamp Gobber Bellows Crew (Leader and 1 Grunt)

Blighted Nyss Shepherd

Strider Deathstalker

Strider Deathstalker

The Forsaken

I didn’t have any massive preconceived plans except doing lots of flanking and shooting with my super quick shooty models. Something that made this tourney interesting was that the guys I played against in 3 of my 4 games I had played before, this is a Hordes Genesis grudge match special!

Game 1 – The Quick and the Dead

25pts vs Nathan Hoole’s Cygnar

I played Nathan at the last event held in Winsford; the pre-masters mash up. That time I had snatched victory from his eHaley list. We knew the first round draw before the event and I was expecting Nathan to bring Haley again, which gave me some fierce first round nerves! Instead I was relieved to see:

Kara Sloan

2 x Hunters

Gun Mages + UA

Stormblades + UA

Journeyman

I couldn’t let this list sit and shoot at me, giving Kara and the Hunters time to shoot at me would lead to my army turning into meaty chunks. At the same time Nathan was worried about my Seraph coming along and blowing Kara away. On my second turn I used slipstream to fire my Angelius across the table and into his Hunters. I figured those things are made out of tinfoil and loo rolls so an armour pierce attack should lay one out. I boosted the charge attack to make sure I hit and rolled a pathetic 6, Angelii seem pretty good at whiffing that one! The second attack missed so I left it at that and ran the Scythean in to be a bit of a nob and engage his shit.

The dreaded question: "What's Lylyth's defence and armour?"

Nathan began his turn by proclaiming: “You can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.” And went for the assassination run. His whole army started shooting at Lylyth under Kara’s feat giving them boosted hit dice. Gun mages where ducking their way out of beast’s melee ranges and Stormblades where assaulting her.

Once all the guns had fallen silent (including Kara’s MONSTER rifle) Lylyth was still standing. Kara had missed her shot. Then it was feat + parasite x scythean = win.

Game 2 – Operation: Get Behind the Praetorians

35pts vs Jamie P’s Skorne

I’ve played Jamie a couple of times before when he has been using his mean Khador lists and have got my arse concerningly beaten both times. It doesn’t help that my game always seems to turn to shit when I play against him. This time he was bringing:

Zaal

Titan Gladiator

Molik

Basilisk Drake

Paingivers

Full Praetorians + UA

Ancestral Guardian

Totem Hunter

Gobbers!

I got first turn and ran everything forward, trying to pretend that I was totally confident. The Raptors actually ran diagonally across the board to escape the Totem Hunter who had chosen them as prey.

Jamie ran his army up behind his Praetorians who where happy to die to provide souls for the AG and tokens for Zaal’s feat.

In my turn Strider and Raptor fire cleared a path for my Scythean to charge Jamie’s Titan through the Praetorians. Denis Smith, my Scythean, doesn’t like hitting on his charge attacks or pulling his chain attack off and it was looking unlikely that I would take out the Titan but thanks to a final obnoxious damage roll it went down.

This is where a unit of Praets and a Titan used to be

In return Jamie feated and cast Last Stand on the AG giving it silly handfuls of dice when it attacked and took down my Angelius. This freed up Molik to go for a run on Lylyth. The plan was to bounce around the Seraph with side-step but Jamie’s dice where not his friends. Missing his second initial attack left Molik blowing in the breeze.

The game had turned into a grind but I had gained the upper hand as far a scenario points where concerned and found myself on 6 out of the 7 needed to win. It came down to the Swamp Gobbers contesting the control zone on my side of the board and tying up Lylyth. She stepped back and bolted one of the Gobbers in the face, the other Gobber pissed itself and the game went to me!

Molik goes down, the Shredder snacked on him!

The armies are getting thin, Jamie's Gobber shock troopers get ready to strike

The most epic ending a game of Warmachine has seen!

Game 3 – The Quick and the Dead 2: Dueling through Time!

50pts vs Rich ‘big bro’ Paget’s Legion

My first Warmachine tournament was about a year ago in Manchester, 750pts 2 casters, where I came second to Paget. I have also placed 1 position below him in several other events so this was a real grudge match, he is a lovely guy but the phrase: ‘cock gobbling cunt’ may have been uttered. As a graduate of the Necra-Chi Seraph-Spam academy Rich was rocking this list:

pLylyth

3 x Seraph

Typhon

Shredder

Striders + UA

2 x Deathstalker

2 x Shepherd

Feralgeist

Bum Grinders

Padge taking a picture of me taking a picture of him taking a picture of me.....

This was a quick game, Rich seems to specialise in turn 2 assassination runs. He got first turn and ran everything up.

Although the Seraphs where probably the main threat I couldn’t resist the juicy target that was Typhon so eLylyth moved up and put her shiny new 15” range Pin Cushion on him then popped her feat. All my shooting left Typhon as nothing but a heap of meat filled with arrows and had put a fair amount of damage on a couple of his Seraphs too. Unfortunately I had left eLyl in a slightly dangerous place with just one transfer.

No more Typhon!

After some shuffling around and disposing of some of my infantry in the way the game came down to 2 Seraphs shooting eLylyth under pLylyth’s feat and the second Seraph’s final shot. I needed some lame rolls on Rich’s part to win it but at the end of the day the dice went his way. I’ll get him someday!

And eLylyth goes down!

To see this battle (and the rest of the event) from Rich’s point of view press the red button now, if your keyboard doesn’t have a red button you could try: http://warhammer.org.uk/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=75552

Game 4 – Pete: “Man I lost that game badly” Sam: “What happened?” Pete: “Saeryn happened”

50pts vs Pat Vance’s Legion

This was the only game of the day that wasn’t against a guy I’ve played before. Pat is a sound Legion/Protectorate player from Cardiff, he can’t be faulted on his choice of factions! He brought:

Saeryn

2 xAngelius

Carnivean

Raek

Warmongers

Warchief

Spawning Vessel (!?)

Bum Grinders

2 x Shepherd

Hellion

This was a pretty terrifying list, Saeryn answers a lot of questions. Pat got the first turn and ran up. My game went down hill pretty quickly, I wanted to snipe out an Angelius to reduce the effectiveness of her awesome feat so Lylyth moved up to Pin Cushion but missed and I was torn between the beast and Pat’s Warmongers, the Striders barely scratched the Warmongers and my beasts put some damage on an Angelius.

Pat's army not looking too concerned after my turn of shooting

Pat replied by shoving Angelii down my throat under Saeryn’s feat, being jammed back into my own deployment zone by invincible beasts pretty much ended me and Pat gained a lot of control points. I had a last ditch assassination run which failed miserably so the game went to Pat. Highlight of this game was Pat sending his Warchief in to kill my Shepherd and Forsaken, killing them both and then taking a berserk attack on his own Angelius for 11 damage, Pat only realised later that the Warchief doesn’t have to make berserk attacks.  I’m looking forward to getting Saeryn back on the table myself, she is good… really good.

Can I maybe shoot you? ...No? ....gay

So there you go, another cool event, thanks to Alex ‘the coolest gamer’ Smith. The podium looked like this:

1st Rich Loxam with Calandra

2nd Pat Vance with Saeryn

3rd Rich Paget wit pLylyth

I came 5th thanks to a strong strength of schedule which I’m pretty pleased with. Its also interesting to see a lot of high placing Legion, in the aftermath of the eThagrosh-Typhon nerf apocalypse Legion players fight on with their meagre supplies of awesome models!

in a bit

petezilla

Jase does Genesis

August 7, 2010

This Saturday just passed, the Portsmouth Hordes gangsters threw down with our local Genesis tourny. There were 8 entries in total, with 2 players for each faction (not counting minions). Here’s my report from the day!

First off my lists:

25
Vayl
Carnivean
Angelius
Raek
Shredder
Minimum Swordsmen

35
Vayl
Typhon
Angelius
Raek
2 x Shredder
Full swordsmen and UA

50
Vayl
Typhon
Angelius
Raek
2 x Shredders
Forsaken
Strider Deathstalker
Full Swordsmen + UA
Full Spawning vessel crew
Wrong Eye and Snapjaw

So my first game (25) I threw down against a fellow gamer called Callum

Callum had:
pMorghoul
4 Acuarii
Bronzeback
Titan
Cyclops Shaman

Highlights: I cast Rampager on the Titan, charged it with the Angelius then cried a little inside when he took his admonition move away, sad face.

The Titan slammed the Angelius, but it’s follow up move took it out of the control area of Morghoul, so no more hitty.

Two Acuarii charged Vayl, Dark Sentinel triggered in and the Angelius pasted one of them, the other hit Vayl and did 16 damage, Callum reached over to shake my hand (Morghoul’s feat turn can’t transfer damage to friendly models) when I promptly informed him that I’d transfer half the damage to his Cyclops Shaman.

Callum, with not a lot else to do, pasted the Angelius and Raek with Morgs then sprinted right into the face of Vayl, a good move as I had nothing left to get him with, however he left himself a gnats pube away from melee range and Vayl walked away, one boosted Hoarfrost left him with Six damage, one boosted Malice finished him off! First game to me!

Some pics:

Game two saw me play a nice guy called Lee

Lee’s been playing Trolls for about as long as I’d been playing Legion, but I’d never got a game against him, he had the following:
Calandra
Horthol
Fell Caller
Impaler
Bomber
Chronicler
Min burrowers
Min Fennblades
Hero

Highlights:

Turn 2, Rampager on the Bomber, turned him around, threw a bomb at the Fennblades, killed one and caused tough on 2, then destroyed the bomber with the Angelius.

The Angelius charged Calandra behind a wall, but between the wall and Star Crossed, failed to hit her.

Burrowers jumped up and destroyed my Def 15 Raek! Wtf!

The Impaler shot and critter a swordsmen and slammed him into Vayl! Ouch!

Typhon walked up, and sprayed Calandra, with Incite up we calculated that it was 10’s to hit, first attack rolled 5,4,3,3, taking away the 5 from star crossed meant a hit! Second attack 6,4,3,3, taking away the 6 for star crossed and Calndra died. Someone then kindly informed me that it was actually 9’s to hit, oops. Second win of the day!

Game Three saw a real showdown between me and my fellow Legion player Chris!

Chris had:
Saeryn
Angelius
Scythean
Carnivean
Seraph
Typhon
Shredder
2x shepherd
Forsaken

Highlights:
Chris totally outfoxed me, getting me really excited when he put his Typhon way out in front, but alas, he then cast Banishing ward on it which meant no Rampager shenanigans. Sad face.

Chris moved all his Beasts forward and completely forgot to pop his feat, which meant he lost his Typhon and had his Angelius seriously injured in a comedy of errors…

…talking about that Angelius, he had respawn on it, which I knew was a pain, but I had a cunning plan. First I used the spawning vessel to pop a shredder, and then capped it with one of the handlers doing 3 damage. The plan was to jump the Raek and maybe the Angelius and do some damage to his Angelius, then finish it off with the Shredder and snack on it to remove it from play, but alas, my Angelius did too much damage to it and popped it, oops.

Chris’ Scythean charged my angelius and destroyed it with it’s first two attacks, it then did it’s chain attack and destroyed my Raek! Ouch!

Chris’ Angelius (on Saeryn’s feat turn) charged my Typhon, which put it within 5″ of Vayl, I activated Typhon with Dark Sentinel and popped a spray at the Angelius, letting Chris know that gunfighter was a ranged attack in melee, not a melee attack, this killed the respawned Angelius.

I tried to Rampager Chris’ Seraph out of his control area, but left it in by about 1/2″!!

Chris pulled off an amazing move next, he popped slipstream on Saeryn and charged his own Scythean, placing it because of slipstream out of Saeryn’s melee range, and facing directly at Vayl (he was looking away from her due to Rampager shenanigans) he then charged Vayl for one fury, no dark sentinels and all my beasts were maxed, it didn’t look good. He boosted for two fury, and missed. He boosted his second attack and hit, and boosted damage for 18 damage, which I transferred half to the Seraph that had frenzied and dumped it’s fury, this meant that the Scythean had maxed, and failed to kill Vayl.

I rampager’d the Scythean away, popped incite and chiller on Typhon, who walked over to Saeryn and layed the smacketh down. Game three and the tournament to me!

Chris informed me at this point that all I had to do was kill a shepherd and I could have won on scenario aswell.

So a good day was had by all, I walked away with the Legion coin and the overall Championship coin, and a promise by Sanj that I would get Bethayne when she comes out!

Happy Birthday to me!

August 2, 2010

Today is my Birthday, and it feels only fitting I should come back and talk about Hordes Genesis.

Our local Hordes Genesis event takes place this coming Saturday, and although I’ve talked before about what army I’m taking, my list has changed a lot during the past few weeks. The list I’m taking in it’s current incarnation is undefeated, but I’m not letting that get me too cocky. Let me show you the lists…

Army Name: Vayl 25
Legion of Everblight
25+6 points, 11 models

Vayl, Disciple of Everblight +6 points
* Angelius
* Carnivean
* Raek
* Shredder

6 Blighted Swordsmen

Army Name: Vayl 35
Legion of Everblight
34+6 points, 18 models

Vayl, Disciple of Everblight +6 points
* Angelius
* Raek
* 2x Shredder
* Typhon

10 Blighted Swordsmen
* Abbot & Champion

Army Name: Vayl 50
Legion of Everblight
50+6 points, 27 models

Vayl, Disciple of Everblight +6 points
* Angelius
* Carnivean
* Raek
* 2x Shredder
* Typhon

10 Blighted Swordsmen
* Abbot & Champion
7 Spawning Vessel
Strider Deathstalker

So I know what your first question is, and that’ll probably be “Vayl?”

Yes Vayl, when I first recieved the Legion cards I looked through them and had a gander at all the casters. Vayl struck me as particularly useful vs. Hordes, not something I would take vs. Warmachine, but very useful vs. Hordes. I had the model so I broke her out and played with her. It sealed the deal for me when in one game I managed to kill two of my opponents heavy beasts at the top of turn one, and feated to get back again, ouch.

Now the other surprise addition to my list you’ll notice is the spawning vessel. This to me, is the hidden jewel in the rough, but it’s something I want to talk about later in the week, so I’ll save that for now.

Anyway, I need to paint up 25 points by Saturday, so there should be daily updates as to what I’ve painted up until then. All I have painted is Vayl as above, but I’m aiming for a Carnivean, Angelius and a Raek, and my spawning vessel and acolyths aswell. Hopefully it will go well!

Hordes Genesis: Spontaneous Mutation

July 12, 2010

This is going to be the first in a series of Hordes Genesis articles that we at the Thorn are doing this week to celebrate the release of the new Hordes cards and models, and later on this month, Primal MkII.

The Bread and butter of each post will be based around a 15 point list, there will be a different faction each day, and will finish up next Monday as we do a combined report on the new minion models rules availible in this months No Quarter.

So, onto my list. As you guys already know I’m taking Absylonia to our local Hordes Genesis event, having recently had a resurgence of my interest in The Legion of Everblight. So it made sense for me to make a 15 point list around her.

I started off with Absylonia, and I knew straight away that unless I had a spare point knocking around this would be a Tooth and claw list. Abby comes with +5 warbeast points so this gave me 20 points to spend on warbeasts.

I started off with my favourite, and a must have with Absylonia imo, the Angelius. This is a no brainer for me, a 9 point warbeast that has reach and an armour piercing attack, def 14, flight AND a ranged weapon aswell! With forced evolution (+2 DEF and STR) it makes the Beast DEF 16 and P+S 16 armour piercing attack! Ouch! If you combine this with a strategically placed Blight Field, everyone should have a hard time hitting the beast.

My next choice had to be something that could come up as a second wave, a late game hitter. I originally toyed with a Scythean, which would have left me points for a Shredder, but I realised that the only thing the Scythean has over the Carnivean is reach and a cool chain attack! Once I realised that the carnivean could pick up reach with Playing God, and that a 10″ spray is ‘fricking lazer beams coming out of their eyes’ style awesome, I decided to go with that.

So, this meant that I had hit my 20 points with just 2 beasts. Massed infantry could cause me a problem, but I do have a spray to help me there. After making the list there was only one thing left, put it into action!

I headed on down to our FLGS and managed to get a quick game against another guy there. A friendly chap by the name of Sam, he was bringing Skorne and had:

pMorghoul
Titan
Drake
Krea
Paingivers
2 x void spirits

Damn, I suddenly realised I had very little magic attacks to deal with those Void Spirits. We set up pretty opposite each other and off we went.

I started off by putting playing god on the Carnivean, and Forced evolution on the Angelius, walked Abby and the Carnivean forward hand in hand, and ran the Angelius up field.

Sam put the Krea’s animus up, and pretty much everything advanced forward.

I took the advantage here to try and take down the Titan. I advanced Abby and popped a blight field in front of the Titan. The Angelius charged in and hit with it’s AP attack, doing 18 damage. I bought a couple of extra attacks and left the Titan with 2 health.

Sam walked the Krea and the Drake forward and tried to hit the Angelius but failed, the Titan managed to hit with one of it’s attacks and did a fair whack of damage (after being healed by Morghoul) and Morgy advanced towards a wood.

I realised that if Abby had eyeless sight, I would have got Morghoul here, but unfortunately she doesn’t. The Angelius frenzied and hit the Krea, Absylonia advanced and pasted the 2 void spirits, and put up the Blight Field again. The Carnivean (who does have eyeless sight) assaulted Morghoul, but was a little out of reach range, I boosted the spray to hit, needing a 13 to hit, but I managed to roll a 12 😦

Sam had been clever last turn and left the Krea and Drake on full fury, just so they would frenzy, which they did, and they attempted to hit the Angelius. The Drake hit but didn’t do anything, and the Krea took a couple of wounds. The Angelius was pretty hurt at this point and Sam knew he had to take it down, he enraged the Titan and abused it with Morghoul moving Morghoul back around behind the Titan. I realised at this point that with all the +Str the Titan had, he only had to hit the Angelius to kill it, but at Mat 6 and in a blight field he had to roll a 10 on 2D6 to hit it.
1st attack, missed.
2nd attack, missed.
3rd attack, hits! Bye bye Angelius!

I started my turn with Morghoul just inside my control area, therefor just inside my threat range, but I had to move a Drake out the way first, and how do I get past that Def 17 of his?

Then it hit me (some might say, like a Drake to the face)

I moved the Carnivean over to the drake, taking a free strike off a paingiver (2 damage!) I then picked up and double handed throw the Drake at Morghoul, which missed, but because I was so close to Morghoul it couldn’t scatter more than and inch and a half, which meant it still hit him! Morgy transferred the damage (not sure if you can transfer collateral) and we went on. Abby warped for flight and reach, and charged Morgy. I decided to roll the attack roll on the first attack, boosting to hit aswell hoping for the crit, which didn’t come 😦 my second attack was also boosted to hit, and I nailed the crit, grievous wounds, so he couldn’t transfer anymore damage, bought a third attack, took the auto hit and pasted him all over the floor. A victory for the Blighted ones!

So there you have it, I was particularly proud of the Angelius, the combination of Blight Field and Forced Evolution is pretty nasty. The Carnivean did exactly what I wanted, being a late gamer, and Abby performed exemplary.

I hope you enjoy all the other articles coming from the rest of the guys this week, please feel free to leave comments and criticisms.

Thagrosh is a pimp when it comes to ho’s!

July 2, 2010

Absylonia, a girl who can be anything you wish… Literally.

So i’ve played a couple of game with my 50point Absylonia list that I talked about in my previous post, and I just want to give a brief run down on my favourite of Thaggy’s handmaidens…

Stats: with an above average speed and a decent pow on her 2 melée weapons, Absylonia is no weaksauce. She lacks on the Armour side, but I’ve always been a big fan of high Def rather than high armour. Why? If a jack charges Abby, it’s gunna have to spend focus to hit def 16 on average, whereas I would have to be rocking arm 22+ to make people waste focus on damaging me.

Abilities: Resourceful really helps her fury go a long way. Her spontaneous mutation abilities are awesome if you get to a situation where Abby can charge, however you then need to start thinking how much fury you can reliably spend on then. Spending all 3 fury for each mutation is a risk, as it only leaves you three fury to kill/save for transfer.

Feat: Abby’s feat is golden, I’ve found myself leaving two or three fury on her at all times nearly, and leaving a nearby carnivean to transfer to. If a person can bypass her def 16 (usually 17 thanks to tenacity) and her 2 transfers AND still do enough damage to kill her, then fair play to that player, he’s either really good or I’m really dumb. However if he doesn’t kill her then I’m going to heal all that damage next turn.

Spells:
Blight field: decent spell to use if your warbeast fails to kill a warjack, and you want to keep him alive next turn.

Carnivore, yet another way to heal Abby up! I can’t say I’ve had much use out of this yet due to playing mainly cryx, but I’m excited to see my blighted swordsmen not have to worry about hitting stupid high def troops like ATGM and Mage hunter strike force, or nyss hunters.

Forced evolution, omg, this spell is amazing. Whack this on an Angelius for a def 16 pow 16 armour piercing attack, I actually wrecked a seether in two hits with this. Whack tenacity on it for a supremely obscene def 17.

Playing God, not just a way to give Typhon back his reach! Yes it gives a warbeast reach, which is awesome. However, what I consider more awesome is it gives all the models melée weapons the open fist ability! This means the Raek can double handed throw if he so wishes! Nothing better than seeing a Raek walk, leap then double hand throw the enemy caster towards a waiting Typhon bwuahahahahaha.

Overall I think Abby is a good balanced caster, she really does like running the beasts however, which is good because with the Legion fury management tools (forsaken And shepherd) it makes running lots of beasts easy.

Oh and btw, just for reference, Thagrosh would definitely drive a Beemer.

Genesis

June 24, 2010

Coming soon in July is the Hordes release event, Genesis. Details of which can be found here: http://privateerpress.com/become-part-of-hordes-genesis-this-july

Now I’m particularly excited by this event as I missed the Warmachine one because I was working. I will be helping our local press ganger (Sanj) organise the event, but I’m really hoping to play in it aswell.

Now I was going to play my trolls, however they really weren’t to my play style, and they have gone on to a better place where they will be more appreciated! So this leaves me faction-less for Hordes. I had a look through all the PDF cards, and decided I was going to go back to the Legion of Everblight, a faction that I picked up and had a small go with about 8 months ago.

The first thing I did was pick my caster that I would focus on mainly, this had to be Absylonia, I loved her background and spell list and in MK II she got a lot better in my opinion.

Now to make a list! Now me and Sanj have talked before about the event, and I think our preliminary decision was 25/35/50 pt escalation. So first off, the 25pt list:

Absylonia, Terror of Everblight +5 points
* Angelius
* Carnivean
* Raek
* Shredder
2x Shepherd

Now the clever ones amongst you out there will notice that I have 2 points to spare in this list, but the problem is that I can only add to the list and not take away, and there’s nothing that I’m adding in my 35 point list that’s less than 3 points! So as you can see it’s fairly beast heavy, in fact the only non-beast elements are there to help with beast management. The Angelius is there for forced evolution and it’s armour piercing attack (def 16 + pow 16 armour piercing attack = win). The carnivean will help me deal will infantry thanks to it’s spray. The Raek is in because there’s nothing better than having playing god on it and leaping it right into the middle of a mess of things and double handed throwing something, and it’s animus is useful if Abby wants to go for the assasination. And the shredder is there cause everyone could do with tenacity sometimes (def 17 angelius!)

Now the 35 pt list:

Absylonia, Terror of Everblight +5 points
* Angelius
* Raek
* Shredder
* Typhon
10 Blighted Swordsmen
* Abbot & Champion
2x Shepherd

So here you’ll notice I started off by upgrading the carnivean to Typhon, which makes dealing with infantry 3x as good, and also Typhon is the win, especially with playing god on him so he regains his reach he had in MK I. I decided I wanted a bit of infantry in the list, if only to try and bog down enemy beasts, and I fricking love Weapon masters! Sentinels are always in my list when I play Retribution, and when I saw the swordsmen (def 14!) I knew I had to take them, when I saw that the abbot gives them cleave and overtake, I knew it was a must have. Now Petezilla has told me that he doesn’t like taking these because of the lack of reach, but I think that’s not that much of a problem for myself.

Now my 50 points:

Absylonia, Terror of Everblight +5 points
* Angelius
* Carnivean
* Raek
* 2x Shredder
* Typhon
10 Blighted Swordsmen
* Abbot & Champion
2x Shepherd
The Forsaken

I threw the Carnivean back in for a second wave heavy beast, and it’s Animus can come in very handy. I threw in another Shredder for another transfer target and another tenacity. Because I added another 2 beasts I decided that I might need a bit more fury management, so I added in a Forsaken. Forsakens are really good particularly against Hordes cause it’s blight blast special action can absolutley destroy a fully riled beast.

So there it is, my 3 lists, there were a few things I was thinking of adding other than that such as Striders and Deathwalker, but I decided I should have an easy time dealing with infantry as long as I’m careful with Typhon.

As always thoughts and comment will be welcome!