Lately I've been playing a bit more with eMakeda. I still class myself as a newer player even though its been half a year since I began the hobby. However I've been wanting to practice more with Karn and just try a move movement oriented game - using Fatewalker and Leash to try put my opposition between a rock and a hard place on his turn.
At 25 or 35 (the only points levels I play at for the moment) I don't squeeze a Bronzeback in. It's just Molik and the Gladiator smacking things around for heavies.
I'm finding that even though I'm managing to sneak in that win quite often (more often than not), it seems more like luck than decidedly beating the opposition. I've looked for Battle Reports with eMak to see how others are faring. Often times it seems not well. So I'm wondering what other peoples experiences are like?
My typical game with an eMak list is the opposition blocks Karn from any alpha strike shenanigans, and often times is able to do more damage to my forces than I can to his. Just when I feel I'm really about to lose this battle, his depleting forces (while still superior in points and number to mine) inevitably leave some angle open. Gladiator might trample and clean some things out, Karn is leashed and with feat I charge an enemy ignoring the free strikes and grab the win after sidestepping off said model to his caster.
It feels like the game always plays to this last ditch assassination attempt, leaving my caster really forward and open if it fails. I have to step out of my comfort zone and go for that 'go big or go home' moment.