Ode to my Trollblood victory!
The night was dark and stormy,
The basilisk was blind,
Hexeris exposed his tender flank,
So Maddy spanked his bare behind!
Well I fought my 5th game of Hordes last night, second victory, and think I am slowly getting the hang of some things (certainly not all). But if I may, I wanted to run a few things before you and as your opinions.
The fight was pretty stock for us. 20pts (up from the previous 15.... ooooh I here ya?ll say, but that?s an extra unit and fills the table top in pretty fast with the medium bases) cos were still very green.
Anyway I fielded pMadrak, EBDT, Whelps, Axer, Fell Caller and a unit of Kriel Warriors against some Skorne.
I just wanted to clarify a couple of things:
I used Madrak as a wrecking ball (pure circumstance) to kill off his Void Spirit who basically seems to dictate/herd my movements for the first couple of turns. He uses it to run across the board, pulling me out of position as he knows that Maddy is the only thing I have to kill it with. I need a better strategy than just waiting for him to put the model within reach of Maddy.
Anyway, he was passing by a light forest nearby, so I dropped my Axer Animus on him, charged 11? (6 + 3 + Animus [2 & Pathfinder] ) an put the Axe right between its eyes.
I took AoE damage from is Ash Eruption, but I really hate that thing and was hardly scratched!
Anyway the turns unfolded with my finally wandering into range of his Savage and Titan and copped a slam (Almost killing my Axer) from the Gladiator, and his savage took a chunk out of a Kriel Warrior only to make the tough roll and look all macho.
In an attempt to off my Axer, he moved Hexeris out of his protective line of Venators and tried for a soulfire and didn?t quite manage it, and burnt all his fury.
Anyway, his Gladiator was stuck into my lines, his savage tied up by warriors, his Venators a mile away and his Cyclops Shaman had frenzied and couldn?t do anything, and there, in the middle of the field, was Hexeris all alone.... and a very angry Madrak within I guessed 9?.
I cried charge, Maddy leapt at Hexeris full force, burning 2 Fury to boost my initial Hit and Damage rolls.... and brought him within an inch of his life, so I burnt another Fury for an extra attack (I believe this is permissible unless I have missed something in the rules), hit again and brought him low with a crit (not that it really mattered, he went splat anyway).
So I wanted to check a couple of things.
First, can I change facing, then charge? Or can I only charge something that?s directly in front of me at the start of my activation?
Second, was I allowed to spend a Fury for that extra attack from Maddy?
Third, any suggestions for dealing with the Void Spirit? I thought maybe Janissa Stonetide or something, but really a RAT of 4 to use the Rock Hammer (?) or whatever her ranged magic ability was, just seems a bit low to rely on without boosting the attack roll, and with Maddy Fury is like gold so I wasn?t sure it was a wise investment/combo.
But I am new to all this and would love to hear, as its a real pain.