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Game #11 Soulblight vs Sons of Behemat


Kaizennus

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AoS 3.0 Game #11

August 17th, 2021 @ Old Dice Wargaming Club

Soulblight Gravelords (Vyrkos) vs. Sons of Behemat

Battleplan: Tectonic Interference(1500)

Soulblight Gravelords Army List

Spoiler

 Allegiance: Soulblight Gravelords
- Lineage: Vyrkos Dynasty
- Grand Strategy: Prized Sorcery
- Triumphs:

Leaders
Belladamma Volga, First of the Vyrkos (200)*
- Lore of the Vampires: Amethystine Pinions
Vampire Lord (140)*
- General
- Command Trait: Pack Alpha
- Artefact: Amulet of Destiny (Universal Artefact)
Mannfred von Carstein, Mortarch of Night (380)*
- Lore of the Deathmages: Fading Vigour

Battleline
20 x Deathrattle Skeletons (170)*
- Reinforced x 1
20 x Deadwalker Zombies (115)*

Units
30 x Grave Guard (420)*
- Great Wight Blades
- Reinforced x 2
3 x Fell Bats (75)*

Core Battalions
*Battle Regiment

Total: 1500 / 1500
Reinforced Units: 3 / 3
Allies: 0 / 300
Wounds: 105
Drops: 1

Deployment

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Top of Round 1: Soulblight

I had a one drop deployment list for this small 1500 point game and I decided to go first. On my turn I just moved onto all the objectives and chose Aggressive Expansion as my battle tactic. I had zombies and skeletons on the left flank facing off against his Mancrushers and Mannfred, Bella, and 30 x Grave Guard on the other side pairing off against his Mega Gargants.

SBG 6 - 0 SOB

Bottom of Round 1: Sons of Behemat

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The giants charges into my units as best they could, but had trouble fitting in around the terrain pieces. Mannfred blocked out the right objective and my skeletons and zombies held the left flank with overwhelming numbers, even against the mancrushers. He decided to charge Belladamma, which was a little surprising for me, and she was killed off this turn. That meant that I didn't have to run away Mannfred and he did a decent job of denting his first Mega.

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SBG 6 - 4 SOB

Top of Round 2: Soulblight

I won the important roll off preventing the double turn, which meant that my 30 Grave Guard were in clear charging distance of his wounded Mega.

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16 Grave Guard with 3 attacks each and within Mannfred's +1/+1 bubble made quick work of the first Mega, once again pumping out some insane damage. My units on the left hand side were taking a beating but hadn't crumpled yet, holding back the smaller giants for at least another turn. I took Slay the Warlord this turn, which I completed, though I only scored 4 points total since the giants were all now within objective range.

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SBG 10 - 4 SOB

Bottom of Round 2: Sons of Behemat

My grave guard took a pounding with a combination of fall damage and a follow up shooting phase. He charged into my weakened group of GG and tried to take them out, but unfortunately was not able to clear out enough models to prevent me from swinging back pretty hard on the following combat activation and severely wounding his second Mega who took the full brunt of damage from around 18 GG, Mannfred, and a number of offensive spells from Mannfred and the Vampire Lord. I did lose quite a few grave guard in the process though. My left flank had fallen at this point but I was lucky enough to bring back half a unit of zombies, ready to charge back in.

 

SBG 10 - 6 SOB

Top of Round 3: Sons of Behemat

In the combat phase he came close to wiping out my grave guard, but around 6 survived and combined with Mannfred they were able to take down his second Mega.

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With only two mancrushers left my opponent decided to concede the game.

Post Game

My opponent is still quite new to AoS and is still working on completing his first 2k point army and this was really mostly just a learning match. My opponent had a friend (one of my opponents from an earlier game) help him out with rules and English translation. I think he had fun and learned a lot and I look forward to playing him again in the future, especially with a full 2k point army. This was my first time playing SoB and was a pretty gentle introduction. They are probably a very scary matchup in a full points game against an experienced opponent, but at least now I feel like I have a little bit of understanding on what to expect. 

 

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