Friday, August 11, 2017
The battle for Konor
I managed to get in not one, but two games for the Fate of Konor global campaign over the weekend. All for the glory of Chaos, but not always using Chaos. Hmmmm..... I also did some X-Wing Mario Kart racing.
2x Chaos Lords with dual plasma pistols
4x Chosen with combi-melta, combi-flamer, and two plasma guns
4x Rhinos for the Chosen. Combi-bolter, combi-plasma, and havoc launchers
5 Raptors. Bolt pistol and chainsword
2x Heldrakes with Baleflamers
Farseer on jetbike
2x 3 Windriders with catapults
His list:(as I remember)
Autarch - don't remember equipment
3 Windriders with catapults
4 Dark Reapers
5 Dire Avengers
5 Striking Scorpions
My original plan was to run the whole bunch as Ynnari, but the FAQ says you can't without a Ynnari character. As you're warlord. Which all come together in a $75 box, and none of them appeal to me. So, back to mixed Aeldari. As we were both Aeldari, we rolled off for attacker/defender, he won and chose defender. Which was fine by me, I was the defender the day before. He set up pretty far back, but had the scorpions forward in a wood. I moved up and layed down some fire onto the scorpions, whom were doomed, and my Hellions were very sad as their charge target evaporated in front of them.
I played this game very agressive, and was rewarded early on. His scorpions, warlock and dire avengers all went down. However, I was also taking return damage. Lots of it. And as his Reapers have a 3+, they were getting double points. I quickly lost two Windriders from each squad, but was able to place both of the remaining members in front of my Farseer. They died, but it took all of his shooting and, thus, the Farseer lived. For a little bit. In the end, I was tabled, he had Reapers in his deployment zone, and his Autarch and Windriders left.
In good fortune, though, he put his points against the Imperium, and with Elites, he got double points, where I would have gotten only 1. There were some rules mistakes, but I'm not sure it would have overly affected the game. Afterwards, I did some math and realized that Shuriken Catapults are better than Cannons, especially in this match up. Travis gave me his card, so I will be letting him know when I will be headed in for a quick Sunday game.
Well, that's another week in the can. It has been quiet around here, as things have been busy, I haven't gotten many games, though I did run an X-Wing tournament the week before, so that was fun.
Til next time...