30pt Enemo Vs Ekreoss
rito, so here we go:
Min unit of Stormblades with Officer
2x full Exemplar Cinerators
So the table (from my point of view) had a clump of trees on the left corner, with a hill in his deployment, in the middle of the board was a ruins and some rocks, and then my right had a hill mirrored with trees on his side.
I won the roll and elected for him to deploy and go first. He deployed a unit of cinerators on the left, and then the middle was (from left to right) Templar, Cinerators, Vanquisher - with choir and kreoss and hierach behind them. my deployment was B13 and a charger on the left on the edge of the trees, Stormblades in the middle with the stormclad sort of in the middle front of them, with nemo and the Jr behind, 1 charger on the right behind the ruins and vash was between my left charger and the stormies.
His turn 1, sprinted forward and cast the protectorate version of Arcane shield along with the choir singing no magic shooting.
my turn 1, allocated three focus to left charger and three to right. B13 moves from edge of woods and with snipe manages to only piss the cinerators off (1 or 2 wounds done LOL) charger actives and moves from woods but isnt in range (doh) Stormclad activates and uses free focus from stormblades to rush towards the gap in the central terrain, Stormblades also rush forwards right charger moves up and shoots the vanquisher which was out of range of the Choir's singing (lol). did 5 damage..total! Harlan vash rushes forwards to the right of the left charger and the JR casts arcane shield, and nemo casts failsafe on the stormblade.
His turn 2 - I forget that stealth doesnt prevent charging, cue the cinerators running and murdering vash, placing them within about 8" of my whole army on the left ready to murder the B13 and charger next turn. his center/right, moves up again readying to take the charge, the cinerators move into a wall infront of the stormblade with his templar behind ready to counter charge next turn. the vanquisher shoots the stormblades, missses and it scatters back onto his cinerators doing a single point of damage. Also casts a spell on the center cinerators that means when i kill one, the model that kills gets knocked down.
my turn2 - stupidily cockup my focus allocation, but i put 3 on left charger, 3 on stormclad. Activate the B13 and brutal damage the cinerators, killing 2 and wounding another (great dice), the left charger activates, 2x powerful shot at the left cinerators, not killing any, but wounding 2. right charger activates and shoots the center cinerators - wounding not killing AGAIN! Jr moves forward and actually kills a cinerator with his hand cannon (gets knocked down) Activate the stormblades and declare an assualt, 4 charge the left cinerators (3), and the other 5 the middle (5). The left charge goes perfectly killing the cinerators with their shooting and then hits, the middle charge not so much, they kill 3...but not the one blocking the stormclade from the templar! Nemo activates, pops feat, allocates to the two chargers (should have kept the three in the beginning from the storm) uses his trick to draw it back, energizes the stormclad forward, shoots the cinerator blocking the charge lane killing him (thank god). Stormclad activates, gets free focus charges templar. Learns that Arm 23 sucks with mediocre dice rolls, but on the plus side fries 2x choir forcing a choice next turn.
His turn 3 - Focus, was three to templar, 2 to vanquisher (hierach gives -1 casting cost) choir moves across sings +2 damage. Kreoss activates and pops feat (free attack all boosted dmg) throws a fireball at my poor charger failing to hit. end turnvanquisher cooks some stormblades on the floor, and the surviving cinerator decides he wants to kill a jack so murders the face off my right charger. templar activates and starts battering my stormclad, ripping the blade arm and buckler off (yay failsafe).
My turn 3 - i see the assasination - allocate 3 focus to stormclad and 3 to charger. B13 move up and ineffectually snipe the templar (i forgot they dont have thunderstrike) Stormblades move accross from left and fry the cinerator with lightning, JR moves forward and shoots the hierach killing him again (omg). nemo activates, draws back focus, casts polarity field on the stormies, who are now between him and the rest of the menoth force. then uses 3 focus to energize the stormclad out of combat with the templar. Templar free strikes leaving the clad on 2 hit boxes (yipes) but now the clad has the charge on kreoss. Activate, gain 1 focus from blades and charge. First hit with sword takes kreoss to 2 wounds fries a choir, shield smashes kreoss into the floor.
All in all was a great game and seeing 10 cinerators was intimidating. Only problem as always for menoth was their lack of speed allowed me to dictate charges.
Cheers for reading all