I had a rather discouraging battle against a retribution list that had a ton of magic shooting, a ton of CRA?s, a bunch of stealth, and a bunch of LOS shenanigans that made the game very difficult. I believe the list was something like this:
Ravyn, Eternal Light
Mage Hunter Assasin
Full Dawnguard Invictors with UA
*There were a lot of Invictors so I believe there was a second unit with no UA
2X Mage Hunter Strike Force
My options are pretty limited as I?ve only recently began playing/collecting. My options are as follows:
Avatar of Menoth
Full Exemplar Errants with UA
Exemplar Errant Seneschal
Vassal of Menoth
Of those options I took the following list:
Full Errants with UA
I ran my jacks forward on turn one. Turn two one of his mage hunter strike force and the Assasin charged and heavily damaged the Avatar with CRA?s from the Invictors finishing it off, three of the same unit of MHSF put damage onto the Crusader.
My turn two left my errants not being able to see anything to shoot or charge, my Vanquisher with the help of the vassal lobbed two AOE?s at the MHSF that killed the Avatar killing four of them with lucky deviation rolls. The Crusader killed two of the three MHSF members that were on it.
It all just goes down hill from there.
The Stealth and the insane magical shooting from the Retribution list was more than I could deal with. In retrospect I think I should have taken the repenter for the spray and the revenger to try and run forward and arc spells onto some stealthed unit.
What sort of Menoth lists are best for dealing with the super shooty retribution lists? The Choir?s ?You can?t shoot at my jacks? song doesn?t work because all of their ranged attacks are magical and the CRA ability makes it so they can take out even the heaviest of armored jacks before they get within threat range. My first thought was EFerora with a bonded redeemer babysat by Roven and Co, along with sisters and repenters running up on MHSF. I don't have those of course, but Something to put a priority on purchasing when I can further expand my options.
How do the Protectorate?s Veterans deal with these Heathen Elves?