07-13-2010, 04:56 AM
Hello fellow Druids ;)
I've decided on taking Circle to Gencon this year and am furiously painting the last few models...I'm interested in your collective opinions on this list:
Kaya the Moonhunter & Laris
Tharn Bloodtrackers (Leader and 5 Grunts)
Lanyssa Ryssyll, Nyss Sorceress
I guess this list has a strong stealth theme. My plans pretty much center around the feat turn alpha strike. Not entirely sure if this would be good against all comers. I initially had a unit of Druids in place of the Satyer but decided the Druids were a little counter intuitive to Kaya's play style.
What do you think, is this a viable list?
07-13-2010, 09:14 PM
Well, I'm going to preface this by saying i've not been a hard core player since my GW days, however I have a couple of constructive thoughts...
Regarding what you have in your list, I think in a Hardcore tournment you are guarenteed to see some infantry spam, and I don't think your list is well suited to deal with it. The Woldwatcher might be interesting w/ Kaya w/ his final update, so I'm not sure how that will work out but it will allow her to be closer to the action which is where she needs to be ultimately. I think your beast choices are solid, however, It's the back of the list I don' like. i've not seen the Feralgeist used to great success, however I do like the inclusion of Ryssyll, as Hunter's mark is always nice, and the Cold Storm is a nice ability that I think can be useful if the alpha strike fails, and might just save you for one turn.
I think this is a list that has to press the opostion, and in a hard core event, your going to see eHaley, Denny, Terminus, eCain, pThag... those are going to be difficult to navigate w/ eKaya. I think what needs to happen for this list to succeed, is it's not going to be your apha strike that wins the game, it's going to be the turn after that wins the game. The alpha strike should be used to cripple the opponent, move kaya to safety, retreat to a strong position, and then win the game after putting your opponent on tilt.
I think your beasts are equipped to do that, however I think your support for them may be a little lacking. I'm not a fan of the totem hunter, and think your periphal support is not conducive to the win condition for eKaya. i would drop the Feralgeist, Blood Trackers and add LotF and Blackclad. The Lotf continues w/ the Stealth theme, and I think yoru lis is going to need the support against infantry, or at least the threat. The BCW would give you another anti infantry option and a second hunter's mark, which I've never really considered how beneificial it could be to put that on the board twice, especially w/ eKaya.
However, if you have a feel for what you put together, then try it... I'm curious to see how the results turn out, if you press her in a hyper competative situation....
07-14-2010, 09:56 AM
Thanks for your insightful response.
Yes infantry spam is going to be an issue. I'd hope that trample, the PB's spray, Stalker and Bloodtrackers could at lest tie up the enemy long enough for Kaya's battle group to do the damage. However this maybe highly situational.
The Woldwatcher is there of course for his animus, no knockdown is wicked!(at least I hope this is still so).
If I loose the Totem hunter, Shifting Stones and Feralgeist and add LotF and a BCW (yay two hunters marks!) thankfully I have already painted each of these. The list looks like this:
Kaya the Moonhunter & Laris -3
Feral Warpwolf 9
Gnarlhorn Satyr 8
Pureblood Warpwolf 9
Warpwolf Stalker 10
Tharn Bloodtrackers (Leader and 5 Grunts) 5
Blackclad Wayfarer 2
Lanyssa Ryssyll, Nyss Sorceress 2
Lord of the Feast 4
My question now, at some point I'm going to miss the shifting stones. Is it worth substituting the Woldwarden for two units of Shifting Stones? Or is no knockdown more important the the Stones utility?
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