Dundee Training SR

Well today was a trip to Dundee, for the first of two events leading up to the Nationals.  Due to the store owner flying out to Vegas, I was asked to run the event for them.

17 players, should normally have been 5 rounds; but the owner asked for this to be cut to 3 rounds due to various aspects.  If nothing else it allowed players who were attending the Nationals, to test all three of their lists.  Sadly I wasn’t one of them, due to not having the Malice card; as well as a second Machine Wraith.

My lists for the day were: (sorry for the lack of pictures, phone died after the first game; after using it as a chess clock timer)

  • Mortenebra + Deryliss (Tier 4 Infernal Machines)
  • Deathjack
  • Seether
  • Seether
  • Harrower
  • Scavenger
  • Stalker x 2
  • Warwitch Siren x 2
  • Necrotech + Scrap Thrall
  • Scrap Thrall

Other list was one I put together, just so I could run the Kraken today.

  • Warwitch Deneghra
  • Skarlock Thrall
  • Kraken
  • Seether
  • Deathripper x 2
  • Warwitch Siren
  • Mechanithralls (10) x 2
  • Necrosurgeon + Stitch x 2
  • Necrotech + Scrap

First game was against Bloody Barnabas, which was just a slugfest, drawn out and hard fought on both battle.  I ran Denny in this game, hoping the Kraken would come good against the masses of Posse.  Sadly this didn’t pan out with the dice, who seemed to roll good one minute; then absolutely dire the next.  Taking a risk, exposing Denny a little more than I should; in the hopes of ending the game before I timed out.  Loss via Assassination, with 1 CP claimed; Destruction scenario.

Second game was Nemo (can’t remember which), Stormwall, Rowdy and Thunderhead; as the main forces.  I put up Morty this time, figuring that the best way to deal with any Colossal is to ignore it; in favour of speed.  The other reason is I just love playing Morty, who can when done right get an assassination out of nowhere.  As it turned out, this is pretty much how it happened, with Stalkers flanking, Seethers and Scavenger working the Overrun play; to put the Seether in Nemo’s face for the win. Win via Assassination, no CP (domination foiled by a Storm Pod); Outflank scenario.

Last game was Morty v Ossyan, not the best match up and it showed in the end with the Seether assassination foiled by Admonition.  Scrambling to claim control points left Morty exposed to MHSF, Destor and Ossyan.  If not for Admonition, it would have hurt Ossyan a fair bit.  Loss via Assassination, 1 CP: Incursion scenario.

 

UK Nationals Lists

In the build up to the Nationals, I find myself in two minds.  On the one hand, there is the part that just wants to go have a good time and play some games. The other part of me is competitive, so wants to do the best I can.

One of the problems I have though, is that being a PG; I haven’t had much chance to play.  My knowledge is rusty and I really need an intense refresher course in even the basics of the game.  This makes me nervous about facing some of the best players in the UK, ill prepared to play.

Another problem, is army lists.  My first inclination is to go with Casters I know and love – Mortenebra and the Witch Coven.  I’d like to run eSkarre or pDenny, but can’t decide which one to run.  pDenny I am more familiar with, but Skarre is just so much fun to play.

So this week I’m going to post up some potential lists I will be looking at over the two tournaments leading up to the Nationals.