I posted this in the Mercs section hoping to get some advice from their perspective, but I thought I might get some from you guys to get both sides. If this is spamming or otherwise against the forum rules, please delete.
So, I had a game against this guy with a Blaze merc list, got a re-match coming up so I need to see where I can improve.
I think he's practising for Steamroller, so of course the list is a cauldron of pain.
Precursor knights (I think)
Gunmage UA marshalling a Mule
Anastasia di Bray
Harlan Phineas Versh (I think, dude with Quad-fire)
Forge Guard? (dwarves with hammers)
I have (literally):
Koldun Lord marshalling a Destroyer
MoW Kovnik marshalling a Kodiak
Any advice? There's so many threats from so many angles. I don't have much in the way of range and don't have the hitting power his force does (though back-swing and thresher are good for anti-infantry counter-attacks, along with the sprays from the greylords).
The Mule out-ranges the Destroyer thanks to the gunmage UA, has a bigger blast along with crit slam.
What can I do against this thing?
It also ignores concealment thanks to it's marshal(?). Maybe send the widowmakers/manhunter after the UA?
Shatterstorm and the widowmakers is a favoured tactic of mine (and just about all eSorscha lists/players), though against defensive line and shield wall it's not that effective.
He generally keeps the solos back behind the knights, meaning I have to get dangerously close with the spriggan/windowmakers to attempt to drop them, which then exposes them to the knights and dwarves. I can't swap them over to iron flesh as the former have blessed weapons.
I think I need to whittle his front line down with the snipers first early on. Plus at latter stages I could feint a large attack in order to get him to pop his feat and then pull back to waste the benefits he gains from it.
He is allowing proxies though, so any ideas what I could run things as? Perhaps swap the manhunter for a widowmaker marksman?
Possibly drop the manhunter and swap the DC for bombardiers? I have enough beat sticks, but not enough speedy or ranged anti-infantry.