Been running A Pirates Life (complete with sea shanties) and I've been loving Shae and the brashness of the pirate playstyle, though I've won quite a few games, Gotten my Jam game on lately and been whoopin' up with it. However, I've lost a few to the same type of list. It's heavy warbeasts/warjacks that have great armor (anything over 18). The list I've lost to twice is the Vayl one, but I have a horrible time with Khador too.
p or eVayl with 3-4 beasts a shepherd or two and a unit (pick one).
The problems I have are not with units or the spawning vessel or anything like that, it's the serpentine beasts that can't be knocked down that have Refuge and charge up 10, kill a few things and overtake, then move back 7. Then the Ravagore/Carnivean/Scythean. They just have high armor. I blow 1 back with a slam ball, and still have 1-2 to deal with. My nomad gets pummeled and disabled because you can't "disable" a beast as easily (which is fine, no contention with that).
1) movement shenanigans are no problem for Shae. Between Coup de Main and his feat, I can get some serious distance off of the charge. And even a Freebooter will lay some serious hurt on an Angelius.
2) I have had sea dogs do an insane amount of damage on a charge to heavy warjacks/warbeasts. Is this the answer (with Payday) for serpentine beasts?
3) Do we have anything else that will help with taking down heavies? I have the same problem with Khador, and I don't know how to confidently overcome a kharchev list.
Here's my 25pt list.
-Nomad (or Freebooter).
Aiyanna & Holt
Sea Dogs (Min)
Oddly enough for my list, I wanted to drop a Nomad for a full unit of sea dogs and 3 riflemen or a full unit of Press Gangers. Not sure which I wanted to use though. I thought I could use more troops in the list.
Thoughts, comments, questions?