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Monthly Meetup - OBR vs. Anvilguard\Mawtribes

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Gwendar

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Spoiler

Allegiance: Ossiarch Bonereapers
- Legion: Petrifex Elite

Leaders
Katakros, Mortarch of the Necropolis (500)
- General
Liege-Kavalos (200)
- Artefact: Helm of the Ordained
Mortisan Soulmason (140)
- Artefact: Godbone Armour
- Lore of Mortisans: Reinforce Battle-shields

Battleline
20 x Mortek Guard (260)
- Nadirite Blade and Shield
20 x Mortek Guard (260)
- Nadirite Blade and Shield
10 x Mortek Guard (130)
- Nadirite Blade and Shield
5 x Kavalos Deathriders (180)
- Nadirite Blade and Shield

Behemoths
Mortek Crawler (200)

Battalions
Mortek Shield-corps (120)

Total: 1990 / 2000
Extra Command Points: 1
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 109
 


Game 1: CoS (Anvilguard) - Border War
Their List

Spoiler

Allegiance: Cities of Sigmar
- City: Anvilgard (Illicit Dealings: Black Market Bounty)
Mortal Realm: Aqshy

Leaders
Dreadlord on Black Dragon (300)
- General
- Exile Blade & Shield
- Trait: Blackfang Crimelord
- Artefact: Smouldering Helm
- Drakeblood Curse: Acidic Blood (Anvilgard)
Sorceress (90)
- Spell: Lore of Dark Sorcerey - Sap Strength (Anvilgard Wizard)
Sorceress (90)
- Spell: Lore of Dark Sorcerey - Shadow Daggers (Anvilgard Wizard)
Sorceress (90)
- Spell: Lore of Dark Sorcerey - Vitriolic Spray (Anvilgard Wizard)
Assassin (80)
- Artefact: Venomfang Blade

Battleline
20 x Darkshards (200)
10 x Bleakswords (90)
5 x Drakespawn Knights (170)
5 x Drakespawn Knights (170)

Units
20 x Black Guard (280)

War Machines
Celestar Ballista (110)
Celestar Ballista (110)

Endless Spells / Terrain / CPs
Balewind Vortex (40)
Purple Sun of Shyish (50)
Umbral Spellportal (70)
Emerald Lifeswarm (50)

Total: 1990 / 2000
Extra Command Points: 0
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 118

T1
I outdrop him so I decide to go first. I could see he was lining up for some endless spell shenanigans so I wanted to shut that down asap. The Crawler got an extra attack, aimed 3 at 1 Sorceress and 1 shot at another and managed to kill both of them right away. I grab the 2 middle objectives and prepare for his potential double turn. 

I largely killed his plans (Vitriolic Spray + Spell Portal + Shooting) after those 2 Sorceress snipes, so all he can really do is move up and hope for a double while shooting off 1 Deathrider with the Ballistas. 

5-1 OBR
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T2
He gets the double and immediately the Ballistas kill another 1 1/2 Deathriders. Combat has middle and right Mortek get charged by the Drakespawn and Dreadlord gets into the middle as well... but all of his attacks largely bounce off, only kill 2 of the Mortek. The right side Mortek kill all 5 Drakespawn and the middle take out 3 Drakespawn and put 3 on the Dreadlord.

Not being afraid of his 1 remaining Sorceress, I decide to throw 4 shots at the Darkshards, killing 15 of them. The 20 Mortek on the right side charge into and kill the Dreadlord, but the Acidic Blood killed 8 of them in return while the middle unit finishes off the 2 Drakespawn. The Liege Kavalos + 3 Deathriders charged into his left Ballista and killed it.

10-2 OBR
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T3
He wins the roll off and uses Shadow Daggers to take 2 off the Liege Kavalos and then charges with the Black Guard. Combat has the Assassin pop up but.. he unfortunately doesn't roll any 6's to hit and everything bounces off the Liege Kavalos. Liege then swipes at the Black Guard, killing 4 but they do nothing in return thanks to his 2+ save and the cover bonus negating their rend.

This time I decide to shoot at the Black Guard and kill 10 with the Crawler while the middle and right Mortek units converge and charge onto his objective with the Bleakswords and remaining Darkshards. I swing into the Bleakswords, killing all of them and take the objective where he calls it.

19-3 OBR
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Overall Thoughts
A great first game with OBR. The only thing I was forgetting was the exploding 6's for the Guard\Deathriders in the first turn and the CP stealing of Katakros.. but it didn't really matter. I knew I needed to go first here before he could Vitriolic Spray something through the portal and shoot it to death and targeting two 6+ save Sorceress' was a given.. and the +1 to hit completely negating Look out, Sir is simply great. I'm still not sold on taking 2 of them.. I think 1 does it's job well enough honestly. Not much else to say about this game in particular though.. it went about as well as I could have hoped and don't think there was anything different I would've done.
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Game 2: Mawtribes - Shifting Objectives
Their List

Spoiler

Allegiance: Ogor Mawtribes
- Mawtribe: Bloodgullet
Mortal Realm: Shyish

Leaders
Slaughtermaster (140)
- General
- Trait: Nice Drop of the Red Stuff!
- Artefact: Splatter-cleaver
- Lore of Gutmagic: Ribcracker
Frostlord on Stonehorn (400)
- Artefact: Ethereal Amulet
- Mount Trait: Black Clatterhorn
Butcher (140)
- Cleaver
- Lore of Gutmagic: Greasy Deluge

Battleline
12 x Ogor Gluttons (400)
- Clubs or Blades with Iron Fists
6 x Ogor Gluttons (240)
- Pairs of Clubs or Blades
4 x Ironguts (220)
4 x Leadbelchers (160)
4 x Leadbelchers (160)

Battalions
Goremand (140)

Total: 2000 / 2000
Extra Command Points: 1
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 147
 

T1
He outdrops me and elects me to go first. Main objective is middle. After the last game, I decided I was probably safe to take T1 and decided to aggressively move up on all 3 objectives. The only thing of note was that the Crawler managed to do 5 damage to a Glutton unit. I was going to put shots into his Butcher, but my opponent wasn't aware of how true LoS worked in AoS (and thus his Butcher he was trying to hide was still visible) so I just gave him a pass and shot at the Gluttons instead.

He gets a crippling -1 save off on my right Mortek unit but nothing manages to get in. On the left however, his 12 Gluttons get in and he kills 13 Mortek in total and they manage to swing back to kill 5 Gluttons (I couldn't roll my saves, but fully buffed attacks managed to get through pretty well) but none run from BS.

5-1 OBR
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T2
He gets the double turn, objective goes left side. Things start real south at this point.. -1 save on the right Mortek again and he gets everything into.. well, everything. The right Mortek units get's obliterated by the -1 to hit Frostlord and the Ironguts as they effectively are at 5+ saves with the spell and rend.. even rerolls couldn't save me. By the end of it, I have only a handful of Mortek left on the right. The middle and left side Gluttons take a bit of a beating however, but he still outnumbers me on both objectives and I roll decently on saves for both units.

I didn't really feel like I had any decent targets for the Crawler, and assumed the remaining Mortek and Katakros could finish off the left Gluttons, so I chose to shoot at the Leadbelchers, removing 2. Combat was largely ineffective.. the Deathriders kept fighting the Leadbelchers on the right and killed them while the Liege-Kavalos charged and did 2 wounds to the Frostlord and got whacked down to 2 in return. I managed to kill enough of the middle Gluttons to get that objective back with my 10-unit of Mortek. Oh, and yeah Katakros didn't do much but it would've been enough for me to take back that objective had he failed 1-2 saves. Nothing runs from BS yet again.

6-6 Tie
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T3
Unfortunately, he wins priority here which pretty much sealed the deal, especially with the main objective going to the right side that he clearly had won. He kills the Liege, 3 Deathriders and I call it there. I likely would've wiped the left and middle Gluttons, but I didn't believe I could stand up to what he had left in order to catch up. We were short on time and Idon't think I would've have been able to take it back in 1 turn with what little I had remaining.

9-8 Mawtribes
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Overall Thoughts
So, I think if we had a bit more time I actually could've brought it back.. if I won a priority roll at least. I really think that's what was a deciding factor here is that he won both priorities. Hitting that right and left side Mortek as hard as he did pretty much sealed their fate when the only source of healing I have is Katakros and he was out of range of the right side Mortek anyway. He had enough to offensively deploy on 2 sides while I largely stacked everything to the left, though I don't think it really mattered what I did in that regard. I didn't expect those 12 Gluttons to stick around for so long and them counting as 2 bodies per model greatly helped him as I was only barely in range of the objectives. Overall I think I played it well enough.. I don't even think being less aggressive on that first turn and jumping on the objectives really would've made a difference as his double turn would've had everything in range anyway and there would've been no contesting those objectives if he locked me in deployment.
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Conclusions
So yeah, I love the army. It's not too strong, not weak by any means but it does have it's weaknesses. I think they will do well competitively, but I'm not convinced in the slightest we're looking at another 70% win ratio Slaanesh here. I still have some learning with them but... man, they really make me just want to sell my CoS that I recently got into because the play-style is just so perfect for me and I really enjoy them just as much as my Skaven. More specifically I think part of this is due to the fact that they don't require any heroes nearby to give them buffs and they largely get everything they need on their own.. anything extra such as +1 to hit or RR 1's have a large enough range on them for them to not need to be babysat.

As far as this list goes, I don't know what I will change. I really want to give Arkhan a try, but after having so much RDP I really don't know how to feel. I was getting 9-10 RDP every turn throughout the day and I used almost every single one of them. It really allows you to just stack 2-3 units with everything in multiple phases... having only 4-6 available would feel like a whole other play-style in itself as you would need to be far more selective. I don't know what I would change in this list in particular as I don't have enough to throw in another 200 point unit like a Harvester but I also wasn't entirely impressed with the Deathriders. I would somewhat like to drop them for 10 more Mortek or a Boneshaper + Endless Spells. Anyway, I'm loving them and plan to playing them a lot in the foreseeable future, that's for sure. 

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That Anvilgard would lose was a given from the start. I still think the Crawlers Rules  are bs and ruin the game (which they did turn one for your opponent).

apart from that: well written and keep up the fun =}

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1 hour ago, JackStreicher said:

That Anvilgard would lose was a given from the start. I still think the Crawlers Rules  are bs and ruin the game (which they did turn one for your opponent).

apart from that: well written and keep up the fun =}

Meh, I'll never think that I'm going to instantly win against someone because of their list... had he been able to take T1 and get off some key spells and shooting it definitely could've hurt. You can think what you will on the Crawler, but it did it's job and I wouldn't put myself at a disadvantage in a competitive environment by not taking one.. casual games? Well yeah, I won't bring one, but that's not what this was. He still had fun because that's the kind of guy he is; I only meant it ruined his plan of attack.. not that it ruined his 'fun' or the whole game for him. Anyway, I won't try to convince you any further 😉

But yeah, trying to improve on writing these to be more concise but still get the gist of the games so I appreciate the feedback.

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