Just so that everybody knows, the urge to call this battle report “Griffon-dor versus Fire-puff” was almost overwhelming…(NG: I’m so glad you didn’t)
This week saw Nick’s forces of the Retribution going up against my Menite troops in another 35 point preparation game for the upcoming Youngbloods tournament (which is happening this upcoming Saturday, May 24th!). Nick was concerned that one of my lists (specifically my Harbinger list) was basically unbeatable by one of his lists due to the inclusion (currently) of 2 Paladins of the Wall and Vilmon. This gave me a pod of 3 troops that could be immune to everything Vyros had except for Vyros himself, and the gun on the Sphinx he was bringing… and since Harby can just martyr those guys in the unfortunate situation that they actually die, it would be an enormously uphill battle. So he politely asked me to take my Feora list against him, and I, being a gentleman, happily obliged.
(Don’t tell Nick, but I wanted to practice my Feora list anyway!)
A quick apology for the audio quality: Nick, Aaron, and I all came down with a serious case of the sniffles for this week’s podcast, so you’re going to hear some sniffing, some coughing, and one rather explosive case of me blowing my nose on the air. Additionally, there’s a weird “thub-thub-thub” sound that crops up occasionally that I have absolutely NO idea where it’s coming from, nor how to fix it. I’m going to work on it… anyway, hopefully not too distracting! Enjoy the show (and remember to toss a review for us on iTunes if you have a moment! Small podcasts like ours live or die by people taking a few moments to give us a good review!)
At the tournament at the Game Chamber in London that Nick, Aaron, and I attended a few weeks ago, we met a Retribution player named John. When John discovered that the three of us write battle reports, he jumped at the opportunity to have a game. It took awhile to set up a time, but finally, on Thursday we managed to have a game. John brought two 50 point Retribution lists, and I likewise brought two lists I’m trying to experiment with for the upcoming tournament.
We rolled Supply and Demand for the scenario… a central 12″ zone with 2 objectives, on friendly and one enemy. If the objective is uncontested, warjacks or warbeasts within 4″ can charge for free, and you can’t dominate the central zone if your enemy’s objective is in your warcaster’s CTRL range (we didn’t have a copy of the 2014 Steamroller package handy, but I remember that rule was in 2013 and I was pretty confident it was still there in 2013… if they’ve removed it… oops!). It also has Killbox, joy of joys… ah well. I suppose I had better get used to it! Continue reading →
So I’m currently knee-deep in trying to get all my models protectively coated (Gloss varnish followed by matte finish), so my painting has slowed somewhat. However, I have managed to finish a few models this month…
I finally mounted eFeora’s smokestacks and painted them, plus finished my Allegiant of the Fist, 2 Vassals of Menoth, a unit of Wracks… plus some Cygnar models: Specifically 4 Sword Knights and my full unit of Tempest Blazers. The Sword Knights and Blazers have been sitting at 95% done for-EVER… it’s nice to finally get them finished!