@Philosopher: congrats for qualifying to the final! Let us know if you got more wins
pKreoss pop-n-drop? I thought nobody uses it anymore? Hmm....tempting...people must've forgotten about how effective it is by now.
I managed to sneak a game last night with Harbinger vs Legion (eThagrosh).
Mine: Harby, Hierophant, Reckoner, Vanquisher, Avatar, max Bastions, max Cinerators, min Choirs, the Book, 2 x Vassals, Rhupert.
His, if I remember correctly: eTharg, Ravagore, Scythean, Canivean, Seraph, 2 x Shredder, cauldron + max handlers, max Legionaries, 2 x Shepards
Scenario is Close Quarters, deployment is pretty much:
(1 Sheprd & Shreddr on each flank)
Ravg Seraph cauldron legionrs eThag Carnv Scyth
Building Few hedges Forest
Cinnies & Bastions Avtr Reckr Harby Vanq
(supports behind Avtr & Reckr, Rhupert behind Cinnies & Bastions)
Nothing much on the 1st turns. He moved his stuff forward, and I ran all mine (Choir sang Passage & Vassals gave Enliven).
On his 2nd turn, Seraph passed slipstream to Ravagore, which moved and shot one of the Choir. The AOE cont. fire hit one Vassal & Harby as well. I let the Choir die, but martyred the Vassal. The Seraph & Shredder managed to kill one and wound another Cinnies. The rest moved forward, with Spawning Vessel & handlers hiding right behind the Ravagore.
On my 2nd turn, the Cinnies & a Bastions charged the Ravagore (nearly there) & a Legionary (dead). Choired & Enlivened Avatar popped Gaze and finished the Ravagore. His placement means the Bastions & Cinnies covered his left flank to prevent next turn charges from the Serapth & Shredder. Reckoner moved & shot the cauldron, leaving it on 1 health left and on fire. Harby martyred the Vassal-on-fire (who had moved in front of Harby), moved & feat, while the Vanq moved slightly forward & to the right of Harby. The last ones happened on my extreme right flank.
I did a mistake on this turn, which was moving Harby slightly to the right, instead of more to the centre. This is due to the confusing Choirs & Covenant placements. This proved to be fatal later...:|
On his turn, the cauldron of spawnlol died due to cont. fire (rolled just enough to kill it). His legionaires couldn't move much because of Harby's feat. So he attempted an assassination run. eThag moved forward, feated, and did a lame attack on the Reckoner (and did a few castings). Reckoner enlivened away. He then forced his Shredder on my right flank (near Harby) to run, and got the Scythean to charge the Vassal that stand in front of Harby, past the forrest (cursed Eyeless Sight & Pathfinder on Legion's beasts). The Vassal died (Bloodbath etc), and he bought two attacks vs Harby. She was still alive with 6 wounds after this. With the feat, the Shredder moved closer to Harby, but died due to her feat (moved twice, hit twice). The Scythean stays where it was, and did an attack on Harby. Needing 10 to hit (3 dices due to Manifest Destiny), lo & behold, he rolled 6, 4 and 3 (total 10)!!! So Harby ended up being sliced & diced by the Scythean, and that ended the game.
Should he failed that roll, I would roflstomped eThag on the following turn because he's only a few inches away from the Avatar, Reckoner, and 3-4 Bastions.
I found the list suits Close Quarters very much. There's nothing much he could do (apart from the assassination attempt) on his 3rd turn, due to Harby's feat and well-spaced heavy infantries means he has to trade one beast with 1-2 warriors.
On hindsight, Harby's probably best to stay away from the warjacks & their supports. E.g. behind the Cinnies & Bastions. Otherwise she might get tangled when trying to charge/run/move. She should really be in the centre & back of the whole formation to shield her from shooting/weird-assassination-moves.
I'll try this deployment next time:
Cinnies & Bastions Avtr Reckr Vanq
Rhupert Harby Book supports