A newbie here, and so far I have been learning slowly with a fellow newbie, with some advice by some more experienced players as we iron out the rules. Still learning the mechanics, and not aiming for tournaments or anything just for some fun.
Anyway, just played my 4th game against an existing player for once (15 points). He saw my list on the table and created a cryx list on the fly...
My list (what I had on the day, in typing this I just realised I forgot to add 2 more points for a widowmaker marksman... doh!)... yeah 13 points on my side : P.
2 x Berserker
Bane Thralls (6 i think)
Goes something like this (n.b. not sure if it is exactly right, only pieced some of it later in the day after checking prime):
* He runs up all.
* I run up all and iron flesh butcher
* He feats, crippling grasp a berserker, parasite my juggernaut which gets shot up by wraith, and deathjack destroys my other berserker
* I am debuffed, so all I could do was make sure my jacks covered butcher from a charge by deathjack, maintain iron flesh and sat on 3 focus. I think I may have shot one thrall with butcher.
* Upkeep spells, Wraith destroys juggernaut. Deathjack destroys other berserker. Deneghra charges butcher, and casts her knockdown spell which misses and scatters but since we are within 1" knocks butcher down anyway (Deneghra also knocked down). Bane thralls charge and kill butcher.
3 turns less than a half hour. Haha my last game (25 points) took almost 4 hours...
Anyway, it all seems a bit harsh and I realise infantry and ranged attacks are probably my answer here (as well as using my 2 points...).
Just a couple of questions.
Is it customary for this sort of curb stomping the newbie?
Was there much I could do in game differently? (i.e. not involving changing my list) Smartest thing I felt I did all game was avoiding losing butcher turn 2...
I've not played battlebox vs battlebox against cryx, but Deneghra sounds impossibly strong... if she crippling grasps say the destroyer, I can't imagine the jack doing much for the rest of the game... Am I missing something?