Well the tournament came and went. No repeat victory for D-9, but the GSHU team had a pretty successful day.
Round 1: Two flags, near and far. eSkarre faces off against pFeora. Let me start this battle report by mentioning that I don't think I've played against pFeora in at least two years, and then it was only once. Keep that in mind when I mention that most of my army died a fiery death in turn two. Even with that Skarre managed to score a point and thin some of his army before the judicator took it's meaty fists to her great rack and ended my round one a bit prematurely.
Round 2: I had a bye. I spent the time browsing our FLGS and watching other games. Curiously, only three hordes players in the 15 player field. Colosal/ Gargantuan representation included a Stormwall, a Woldwrath and a Judicator, plus my Kraken. I picked up the new Iron Kingdoms Urban Adventures sourcebook while I waited too.
Round 3: It never fails. Drive 15 miles, pay $10, play one of the guys I play every week. Ryan and I faced off in what looked to be a great victory for Ryan, but my sneaky Cryx-ian brain baited him to one side of the table while Skarre and the Kraken cleared the Great Bears and a Ternion off of the two objectives. The kraken wrapped its arms around the destroyable objective and tore it apart while Skarre got busy dominating the other objective. Ryan tried to get to me but it was too late; victory D-9... 5 control points to 2.
Round 4: Khador a second time. pButch again too... His army list was interesting. 2 Juggernauts, rifle corp w/ Joe, Yuri, a full unit of IFP (I think they were Black Dragons) and some support stuff. I made a hard push towards one of the control zones right away while pushing the bulk of my army towards his to see who would win the positioning contest. Turn three, he brought the Butcher forward to spell my incorporeal blood witches to death then moved the IFP in to protect Butch. I may have smiled evily at this point. I had a full unit of mech thralls, 3 blood witches, pSkarre and... oh yes, a kraken, all within threat of his IFP and caster. Skarre was sitting on 8 focus due to blood ritual the round before. Dark Guidance? check. Feat? check. Mechanithralls ripping through IFP? Yep. Kraken eating butcher? check.
All in all 3-1 isn't bad. All games were played with painted armies too, so good stuff.
Now on the painting table: Bloodgorgers!
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