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4000 points in Seven Days

Posted by Todd on July 31, 2007

So what happens when the whole family decided to sit down to a 1000 point (each) megabattle on a Saturday night?  You have a warfare situation that consumes your dining room table until the following Friday night, that’s what!  Maybe some more experienced players (the guys who know every rule in and out and exactly what all of their units do and what they want them to do) can finish a game like that in an evening.   For us, the eight rounds of destruction took seven evenings of play.  But when we decide we want to cut our teeth and learn the rules, we commit!  (Even if it costs us our sanity for a week…)

Before I get into the “8 rounds in seven days” breakdown, I’ll let you in on the army lists:

Player Todd Stefen Tracy Becca
Army Name Let’s See If We Can Survive This One Ducks, Chickens, and one eyed yellow tongued man eating deamons Broken my Ass The Old Witch/Sorcha
Faction Cygnar Cryx Protectorate Khador
Points Cost 997 996 997 997
Victory Points Possible 36 35 37 41
Battlegroup One Commander Adept Sebastian Nemo
Lancer x2
Goreshade the Bastard
Harbinger of Menoth
Avatar of Menoth
Kommander Sorscha Kratikoff
Battlegroup Two Gorten Grundback
Ghordson Driller
Grundback Gunner x3
Iron Lich Asphyxious
High Exemplar Kreoss
Zevanna Agha, Old Witch of Khador
Units Field Mechaniks (4)
Long Gunners (6)
Herne and Jonne
Bane Knights (6)
Mechanithralls (6) w/ Necrosurgeon
Choir of Menoth (4) x3 units
Daughters of the Flame x2 units
Exemplars Errant (6)
Battle Mechaniks (6)
Doom Reavers
Greylord Ternion
Solos Journeyman Warcaster (w/ Charger) x2
Eiryss, Mage Hunter of Ios
Skarlock x2
Pistol Wraith x4
Knight Exemplar Seneschal x2
Wrack x5

And it played a little something like this:

Round 1:  Everyone moved out of their deployment zones, Stef wiped out all of my Long Gunners with Breath of Corruption Spells (via skarlock & arc nodes).

Round 2:  I trashed a Defiler, a Nightwretch, a Manhunter, and a unit of Daughters of the Flame.  Stef took out one of my Gunners.  Tracy killed Eiryss, and Becca killed one of my Jouneymen, his Charger, and one of Tracy’s Choir units.

Round 3:  I destroyed a Slayer and a Pistol Wraith, and Nemo used his feat to wonderful effect.  Stefen thrashed one of my Lancers and used Goreshade’s feat to bring in a unit of Bane Thralls.  Tracy detonated a Wrack by pulling focus from it, used both of her warcasters’ feats, and smashed a Reaper to smithereens.  Becca took out my other Journeyman, my Ironclad, and Nemo.  The Old Witch used her feat, and sadly Becca lost her Widowmakers to the Harbinger’s Godhead.

Round 4:  I killed one of Tracy’s Seneschals, but my Mechanic chief died from the Godhead nonsense.  Tracy went ‘jack slapping crazy and destroyed a Lancer, a Leviathan, and a Deathripper and also took out a Pistol Wraith.  Becca offed by other Charger.

Round 5:  Tracy killed Gorten, Goreshade, and a Kodiak.  Becca killed Tracy’s other Seneschal, her Castigator, and her Devout.  She also used Sorscha’s feat.

Round 6:  Stefen took out the Avatar of Menoth, Kreoss, a Repenter, and Herne and Jonne.  Tracy finished off the Doom reavers.

Round 7:  Stef takes out my (inert) Gunner.  Tracy drops the Scrapjack, Becca takes out a repenter and her Exemplars.

Round 8:  Stef claims victory points by beating the crap out of my inert Driller, Tracy kills the Old Witch, and Becca responds by killing her Harbinger.

At this point, Tracy and I have no models left.  I have 8 victory points, Tracy has 38.  Stef has 22 (42 if he wipes out the rest of Becca’s force).  Becca has 36 victory points (which would jump to 41 if she wiped out everything else on the board.)

We decide that statistically speaking, Stef is going to win, and in any case, we were OVER IT.  A family’s gotta sleep!

Tracy has her take on the game (and a photo of the game in progress) over at her place.


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