Had a third game with the Mountain King before.
Played against Retribution......that was interesting.
I have found that ultra high ARM and good threat ranges are the way to go against Retribution. The War Wagon has had major success because of its ability to doll out KD to their LOW def models and wipe out their high DEF low ARM models, of which Retribution has in spades.
The game was at 50pt
Mage Unit 5
Mage Unit 5
I used the following:
Fenns + UA
KSB (min) + UA
After coming off two games against Cryx with Banethralls, crap tons of undead and ARM debuffs, I would say that this was definately a superior matchup for me. The scaryness of the Hyperions gun was outdone by my naturally high ARM, not being a small base. Further more, Rahn and his feat was near powerless against the mountain king who was would be able to laugh off his offensive spells and even find the Shyeel mages little more than a nusiance under Feat turn. With only the Hyperion, Pheonix and Discordia offering any real resistance to the brute.
This game saw him net the following kills:
Hyperion 19 (technically the kill goes to the champion who managed to put a whooping 13 point of damage on him between his two attacks but the Mountain King did the heavy lifting.
Battle Mages (x3)
My opponent folded after Hyperion was scrapped leaving only an engaged Discordia and a few battle mages in his army to deal with
eMadraks feat was awesome this game, he didnt kill a single model this entire game instead just upkeeking warpath, using killing field and standing around the KSB with his buddies.
Further lessons learned.
A melee threat range of 12" on the Mountain King really is his main draw that he brings to the table. This ability to conistantly out threat my enemy has given me the charge in all three games with him and therefore has let me get an activation of attacks.
Snacking and whelp regeneration is huge. I didnt get to use killshot this game because I spent all my attacks during my activation blowing up warjacks.
The MAT 5 was annoying when taking down the Pheonix, its hugely embarassing.
KSB and Rush are two essentials when dealng with the Mountain King, I will have to explore what happens when I play without these buffs into the future.