Ok so I played in a small (10 people) tounry on Saturday and I won 2/3 games. The only game I lost was to the winner who used a crazy fast Skorne list. No one in my FLGS plays Skorne so it was my first game vs them which I assume was the reason my jaw hit the table when he charged me on the top of turn 2. Not saying the level of competition was high but he assassinated his first opponent on turn 2 and his second on turn 3, I was the only one he didn't (he won by scernio) and I was the only one to kill one of his beasts (Titan Gladiator). He completely dominated the first two and I struggled but I think I put up a good fight.
His list was:
Supreme Archdomina Makeda
Paingiver Beast Handlers (Leader and 3 Grunts)
Praetorian Swordsmen (Leader and 9 Grunts)
Praetorian Swordsmen Officer & Standard
Hakaar the Destroyer
His turn 1 was crazy movement....The Archidon went like 15" or something his swordsmen went 14 even the titan went 12.
So top of turn one I shot the titan gladiator because it was the only target the "big 3" were all in range of, Kara (twice), a Defender, and my Hunter I left it at like 8 boxes. I DIDNT use my feat because I assumed with his army being 14-18" away (I Had to use fire group to be in range!) that I would get a second turn of shooting and I would table him on turn 3. The Stormgunners assaulted 2 of his Swordsmen while the rest ran but he paid 1 fury to keep the one swordsman I did hit alive. The ATGM+UA killed 7 of his swordsmen at the far end of snipe shots.
His turn 2 was so sick...so very very sick. The swordsmen vengeance 3" closer his warlock did the +2 Movement and her feat. The swordsmen charged 11" into 2 stormblades and 2 of the ATGM. His swordsmen also used their minifeat and killed 4 stormblades and each moved 4" further into my lines while the 2 on the ATGM killed 3 and move 4" further to tie up just about all my SB and ATGM. Molik Karn charged 11" + reach into my hunter, rolled 6 6 5 on damage on the charge and was side stepping into the ATGM killing a few more by the time he reached his fury limit. His Archidon charged my defender and after leaving it with 1 cortex and a few on the hammer arm then threw it at Kara...
Now I fought on killing the rest of his swordsmen, the Titan (was a "human shield" for Makeda), and almost the Archidon but how are we supposed to deal with charge ranges larger than our shooting ranges, and they automatically do 1 damage so our arcane shielded troops.