15pts Batrep: eVayl vs pButcher
welcome to my first batrep and my 3rd game with Legion (5th Warmahordes game in total). After failing utterly with Saeryn, I've decided to give eVayl a chance. I'm using this list, which consists of:
Spawning Vessel (6 Grunts)
My opponent played Khador:
Winterguard + UA (10 Grunts)
The map we played on was a harbour, and here's a rough sketch:
We both rolled 6s for first turn, and due to tier list bonus mine became a 7. I decided that my opponent should go first.
Turn 1 Khador: Winterguard and Berserkers run towards the bridge directly south of them. Butcher and Dog advance behind them, and Butcher casts Iron Flesh on the Winterguard.
Turn 1 Legion: Spawning Vessel makes a full advance north, the right Angel makes a full advance. Vayl casts Purification and Winterguard loses Iron Flesh. Vayl tries to cast Refuge on the left Angelius, but fails due to range. Angelius charges Winterguard, kills 3 via Reach+Overtake, but only two were in range for Spawning Vessel tokens.
Turn 2 Khador: Player allocates 2 Focus on each Berserker. Winterguard takes potshots at the Angelius, taking some health out of it. First Berserker charges it almost kills it (1 Box left). Second Berserker can't reach it. Butcher camps remaining focus. Neither Berserker explodes.
Turn 2 Legion: Spawning Vessels makes a full advance and stands directly at the riverbank. They kill one of their own, and spawn a Harrier. Vayl activates, spends two fury points to heal 1 box in each aspect on the wounded Angelius, then shoots it with her Oraculi, hitting but fortunately not wounding it. She activates her feat, channels Obliteration twice at the Butcher, boosts the damage, takes away ~50% of his health, wounds the War Dog and kills two Winterguard grunts. She casts Refuge on the wounded Angelius, Admonition on the other one, Occultation on the Spawning Vessel and Icy Grip on the Winter Guard. Wounded Angelius activates, repulses the Berserker out of melee range, aims and shoots a boosted ranged attack at the Butcher, triggering Critical Fire, then refuges 7" away. The other Angelius moves in front of the first Angelius and shoots at the Berserker, dealing 4 damage.
Turn 3 Khador: Player allocates 2 Focus on the first Berserker. The Winterguard shoots at the Spawning Vessel crew, but only three of them get to shoot due to stealth, resulting in a dead acolyte. Icy Grip prevents them from utilizing grapeshots. Critical fire fails to harm the Butcher, and he casts full throttle, then aims and shoots at the harrier, almost killing it. The Berserker tries to charge the nearest Angelius, but it flees thanks to admonition. The Berserker doesn't explode. Second Berserker reaches the front of the bridge and gets ready to charge.
Turn 3 Legion: The Angelius with Refuge performs a boosted AP attack on the Berserker, nearly killing it, then refuges away. The other Angelius aims and shoots at the Berserker, killing it. Vayl casts Admonition on the unbuffed Angelius, then casts an Obliterate at the remaining Berserker, damaging it and killing two nearby Winterguard grunts, thereby filling the Spawning Vessel. The Vessel spawns another Harrier and the acolytes position themselves in front of the Vessel so it can't get hit by non-reach attacks. Both Harriers activate, use their animi and charge across the river at the Butcher, doing no damage.
Turn 4 Khador: Player allocates 3 Focus on remaining Berserker. Critical Fire expires on the Butcher. He advances towards the middle of the bridge (the War Dog prevents free strikes), activates his feat and shoots at the Vessel, missing it. Winterguard attack the Harriers and the Acolytes, dealing no damage. Berserker tramples towards Vayl, but can't reach her due to a nearby Angelius' Admonition triggering and interposing itself. The Berserker doesn't explode. The Khador player surrenders at this point.
Destroyer of Worlds
How did the angelius with Admonition block the movement of the Berserker? Admonition triggers at the end of movement, so once the trample ends, the angelius could move in, albeit bit pointlessly.
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