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Chris Tomlin

AoS 2 - Gutbusters Discussion

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Hey guys! Got fired up on my drive to work and wanted to talk about my games and walk through them. Discussing tactics along the way. This is my first time trying to do I hope it's ok. Please let me know. The goal is to do a weekly Gutbuster discussion on my way to work. So please leave comments so I can discuss them for next week. That's if there is any interest for more vids. Thanks guys!

 

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Episode 2 is up. Will write out some of the battle report tomorrow. Cheers guys!

 

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Evening all! Gonna do a quick write of up my fights from Friday. Got another game in today against Mortal Wounding Skaven, so I'll post that up after this.

Played Moonclan twice on Friday to help a fellow gaming club member get ready for Wargames Con next weekend. We drew the mission with objectives in the corners and everything has to be deployed.

His list was as far as I can remember: Colossal Squig, 2 Mangler Squigs, 15 Cave Squigs w/ 4 Handlers, 5 Hoppers, 20 Moonclan Grots, 3 Fanatics, Fungoid Shaman, Moonclan Grot Shaman, Warboss w/ mortal wound command, and Cogs. 

Game 1: He won the roll and took the side with arcane terrain. I finished first and chose to go second. His Turn 1 he gets some massive movement with his wrecking balls. The Colassal Squig is already on my right objective. Great. The Manglers fizz out and only 1 does any damage. They were both killed in turn 2 when I doubled. I still held my objective since I had more bodies. Turn 2 I was able to send in my 12 Ogors to his left side objective being protected by cave squigs. I take his objective and get up early. Oh, I Shackled the Colassal  Squig and just moved out of combat still getting points. His turn he dispelled Shackles and Swords. He just fights with a unit of Guts. End of the turn I'm up pretty big. I win the roll for turn 3 and he concedes. I was already about to freight train my Ogors to his other objective and he had nothing to stop it. He made a lot of errors with his army so we rolled it back and slowed down and made sure he used everything right.

Game 2: This was more a relaxed training game, and he kicked my tail in. All three big Squigs got in turn 1 and just killed things. He sealed the match bottom of turn 2 when I charged my Tyrant into a Mangler and he got pasted. He won the turn and just ran that Mangler to my objective to cap. It was brutal! I tried to play overly aggressive and take both of his points at the same time. It backfired terribly. Was a good game for me to learn to deal with extremely fast units. 

The video goes into much more detail on these fights, so more than welcome to give them a look and talk about the games.

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Hey guys! Gonna do a quick recap of my game today. Also posted a video for it with some in depth discussion on playing mortal wound armies and getting ready for this next weekend!

Played my good buddy's Clan Skyre army. Warlord guy, Thanquol, 2 warpfire cannons, two flame throwers, 2 units of 3 rats. Melee rats in reserve/other rats all flame throwers, Doomwheel, one unit of Jezzails, 2 units of Globadiers. I think I had that right.

Playing Starstrike for mission. I win the roll and take side with arcane terrain. I finish deploying first and go second. Nothing much happens until I get the double in turn two. Objective drops mid table. I push a lot of my army forward. Left side fails all charges but the right side goes in. Kill his general and a unit of globadiers with Guts. My Ogors only charge 4" and barely get into the doomwheel. Only needed a 7" to get a triple charge. Le sad. Kill the doomwheel. Now I wait to see how he responds.

Bottom of turn 2. He mortal wounds half my army off the board and takes the mid objective. He's avoiding my big unit of Ogors. My Tyrant dies to Warpflame. And he tunneled his melee rats to my right side where my Butchers are on arcane terrain. He rolls a 9" to get in and murder one. We are tied on points.

Turn 3 he gets the double back and proceeds to kill more of my stuff. The other objectives fall mid on my side and right side on his. This is bad for him since I still have Ogors there from killing his Warlord. He takes the mid and my objective while doing some mortal wounds. Thanqoul is in a fight with my Ogors now and slowing grinding them down. He score some big points.

Bottom of 3, I kill the rat Ogors and Thanqoul to clear the mid and get all the objectives. At this point all he has left is that unit of Rat Ogors way out of position and a warpfire cannon. We call it there. 

Super swingy and sweat inducing game. A lot of fun but holy cow I thought I was done when he got the double. Great practice with a great player who is always helping me get better! 

I posted a vid going in depth about the fight. Hope y'all don't mind me sharing it. If I'm just spamming up the thread, let me know and I'll stop.

 

 

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Got my last game in before Wargames Con. Played my buddy and his Maggotkin one more time. His list was Glottkin w/ Blades, GUO w/ Bell, Gutrot w/ 10 Kings, 5 Kings, 40 Plague Rats, 30 Plague Bearers. We drew Battle for the Pass. He deployed first and gave me first turn. I made some major mistakes early and he capitalized. Went downhill from there. I go into detail in my video report play by play. I dug back into the game and then made a bonehead play that cost me the game. Can't just keep making mistakes after mistakes and expect to win.

Pics are of the battle as it panned out.

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20 hours ago, Kramer said:

Great write ups @James S. Good luck with the tournament! 

Off to a rough start. 1-2 going into tomorrow. Pulled a Stormcast gun line and a Tzeentch magic/shooty/summon list. Lost 18-17 to SCE and got some bad luck on three places of power when it mattered against Tzeentch. The Tzeentch list was pretty brutal.

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Hey all! Finished 3-2 with 3-5 secondaries. Finished mid 20's out of 64. Also got Best Sportmanship and Coolest Army awards! Here is the video of my games in depth and my discussion of the tournament. Hope y'all enjoy!

 

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10 hours ago, James S said:

Hey all! Finished 3-2 with 3-5 secondaries. Finished mid 20's out of 64. Also got Best Sportmanship and Coolest Army awards! Here is the video of my games in depth and my discussion of the tournament. Hope y'all enjoy!

 

Thanks for all the effort you put in it! Will definitively have a look 

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20 minutes ago, Kramer said:

Thanks for all the effort you put in it! Will definitively have a look 

Really appreciate sir! Trying my best! 

I don't think I ever posted pictures of my army here before. So here is everything. Sorry if the quality is subpar. I'm terrible at picture taking.

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Those look lovely James. Good job! Keep representing those fat boys!

How have you found those endless spells doing? I keep finding that they are almost more trouble than their worth...if I get them on the table at all. I really want the Gnashing Jaws to be my great maw embodied on the table, but I'm too afraid of it coming back at me and hammering my own bravery! :P

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1 hour ago, PensivePanther said:

Those look lovely James. Good job! Keep representing those fat boys!

How have you found those endless spells doing? I keep finding that they are almost more trouble than their worth...if I get them on the table at all. I really want the Gnashing Jaws to be my great maw embodied on the table, but I'm too afraid of it coming back at me and hammering my own bravery! :P

Thanks bud! Really appreciate the kind words.

Truthfully, Shackles is the only reliable one. But if you are playing Chaos, then Swords are top notch. Maelstrom was my antimagic Spell but I couldn't even get it casted in 3 of my 5 games. Lord of Change shut me down and Arkhan the Black dispelled it super easy. I had two games where I couldnt even cast. Lol.

I was really using them just to have some flexibility with three wizards. But if we don't have access to Arcane terrain it gets a lot harder to manage. There is a good chance the list changes after this tournament, particularly around using the Endless Spells.

Jaws are such an amazing model. But is has cast of an 8 and only d3 mortals. Good luck with that. Savage Orc player at the tournament made good use of it, but his casters get bonuses and he had the giant rock monster to buff it even more.

I will say though, paint it up and take to your local fun nights and let it rip. Just don't expect much of it.

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