I might not have done well at the ATC, but the games were all fun. For our final game, I played against Paul Bartlett. I dropped Kolgrima into what almost certainly was going to be an Exalted game, and he didn't disappoint. I ambush one unit of Bears. His army list is three full units of Exalted with their advocate unit attachment. I figure he will have to deploy wide. I also lose the roll to go first and choose this side to have a place where I can use the Fiery terrain to penetrate into his territory, and use the forest to try to hide myself while scoring on a flag.Yep. I had a plan. That generally means I'm in trouble. This seems like the ideal Exalted loadout, regardless of what caster you want to use. Single Supreme Guardian supporting and supported by three units of Immortals. This gives a steady source of recursion/souls without sacrificing attack volume. Sure, it can be pretty one dimensional (probably the sneakiest part about going into the immortals was that Defensive Strike feat from Zaad
Played Round 4 at ATC against...Retribution. Three games in a row against Retribution. Apparently our team captain thought I could handle all the gunfire. At least this game didn't have any Dawnguard Tridents. I was quite tired of those by this point.He presents me with a problem: Nayl in my face that ruins a central aspect of Hordes which is the casting of animi if Nayl blows up too close to my warbeasts (or even warlock).Nayl gets handled though, like he always does. Slams or throws. Anything that makes him die closer to the enemy. It buys Borka2 a turn to not worry about Garryth casting spells. Rok goes in deep and Borka2 feats.It's a lot of work trying to get within 5" to shoot stuff without triggering counter-charge, and all the Stumbling Drunks mean that Rok actually gets pushed back my way. Garryth bails and jumps back behind the wall...and like a fool I give chase. I don't realize that the solo gives Garryth DEF 19 and whiff the second attack that would have had a good chance of killing the
Round 3 of the ATC I had to play into Issyria. Concerned over the Dawnmowers (Dawnguard Tridents), I put down Borka2. The picture above is an early feat.In response, Issyria has to feat. I mess up Rok's Stumbling Drunk moves during the incoming fire from the Trident part of Issyria's feat turn by letting him open up line of sight to Borka. Hemera steps up and crit shots the Vengeance of the Rimeshaws. This strips off countercharge and Issyria's turn gets a little easier.Eating all those shots from the battle engines, I wonder now if I shouldn't have put more into trying to get Snow Shroud up to grant Borka's army concealment since it would not benefit from stealth if/when Issyria feated.The second Trident tries to finish off the Earthborn with shooting and fails, and then Imperatus tries to follow up and finish the job, but there's a mistake. Despite losing Battle Charged from Hemera's Critical Dispel, Borka's feat is still live, and models making melee attacks would turn stationary, which is what Imperatus d
Round 2 of the ATC we played against Practice is for Chumps. I got drawn into (by either captain, I wasn't really paying attention to the draft) a match with Trevor Gould who dropped Goreshade4 into my Kolgrima.The plan here is to threaten the Dawnguard battle-engine with my bears and then try to contain the map on the left side with my champions.Goreshade's cavalry play some yoyo games in the fire cloud by stepping into and through to shoot at viable targets and then step back. He feats because I will have the capability to alpha strike on his army and he wants to gather souls for Goreshade for when I do.Kolgrima steps up to cast Cursed Fate on the Soulless Escorted Dawnguard Sentinels on the left flank to make sure any hit kills them. She feats and catches everything except the Soulless Escort. She also catches the battle-engine and, more importantly, Imperatus. Then she Vanishes back behind the Wall and behind a cloud with Rok beside her to cover her rightside.Trolls sweep through and clear all but one mod
My name is Felix Flauta, and I write Pokeminiatures.Depicted above: Trolls from Felix's Basement. From left to right we are Chad Kaufman (team captain), Benjamin Powers (team playing the part of Christopher Ocasio), Myself (team face), Francesc Massanés (team doctor), Dan Skibo (team Texan).The facebook page with updates for the site and other random odds and ends is here.You can read my most recent battle reports on the ATC here. (Currently only one from 2019)Posts about my painted models are here.Eventually I will have to start my album on dakka. Kinda been stalled.We are almost three months into a posting streak. I'd like to keep it up.Thank you.
Round 1 of the ATC and we drew Magic Mike and the Freaky Four or Five or however many other players were on the team. I don't generally pay attention to the pairing process as I'm off to the side, getting in my game mode, so I don't know if I got drawn into Kirk Dalton, or if Chad selected Skorne for me.I think I went first, doing my typical thing. There was a lot of LOS blocking on his side, but he picked the side with the fire cloud to try to keep my Fire Eaters a bit more limited. However, he probably should have just given it to me as he needed more LOS to get his two Supreme Guardians into the game.He had two full units of Immortals to maneuver around all that terrain on his side of the table. Forests and Rubble, and an annoying Fire Cloud. Sure they can go incorporeal a the cost of a soul, but that's a limited resource that maybe he wants on supplying his two anchoring battle engines instead of his Extoller Advocates.Kolgrima feats early enough to lock down movement and shooting of the Supreme Guardian.
In case you missed it, the ATC happened and our team finished with a 1-4 record, which neatly matched my own. Funny how that works out.In my defense, I would like to say that in my four losses I like to think I gave my opponent a black eye, despite me showing 0 points of kills in my second match. The games were all fun, and I usually piloted my lists well until I made a mistake.At least I didn't have to play against any Circle Orboros. :DThis event was tricky because I almost couldn't make it. My wife and I lost our sitter for the weekend and she couldn't take time off work. I found this out on Thursday night.Everyone was leaving early-ish on Friday afternoon.I was lending out some models to the team, so in the issue of fairness to them, I would have had to drive out to Milwaukee myself and bring them all the models, mine included, in case they could find a ringer to play my lists, and then I would have to drive back home to take care of my son.Sweet guys that they are they just said "We'll figure it out."(I
ATC Lists are live! Above you can see SECRET TEAM PREP materials for the ATC.Next week we travel to the semi frozen north to play in The America's Team Championship to compete for the American spot on the World Team Championship. 32 teams, 5 players each, with alternates, are signed up to play in the event.And if we can make it five rounds, the plan is to have a mini-tournament to see who gets to stay home from Belgium.You can see all the teams on the online list builder Conflict Chamber.See you at the ATC!