AAR for the recent 1k I took to the Hampshire Hammerers Doubles Tournament was;
Huskard on SH; Everwinter Master and Gryph Feather Cloak
Gryph Feather Cloak
Mournfang Cavalry (2)
Mournfang Cavalry (2)
With my partner running Iron Jawz;
3+, reduce rend by 1 armour
mix of GW and Shields etc)
Gore Gruntas (3)
Game One: Shifting Objectives: BoC//Seraphon: Major Victory
The first game was against a Beast of Chaos//Searaphon dual list. The BoC were Tzangor focused and the Seraphon were very big creature heavy (carnotaurus, bastiladon etc).
We decided to forgoe an Arcane terrain piece, and went with the benefit of the terrain, with three pieces dotted down the middle on their side of the board, they had to funnel in towards the objectives where as we had full reign over choices. We also decided to take the second turn, with the hope of a double round, but could at least respond to their actions.
T1 we had a rear charge from some Tzangors into the Brutes and Shaman, which held back our flank attack. They then moved forward but came unstuck with the terrain. Haivng to present just one unit at each gap.
In response, whilst tidying up the tzangor rear guard incursion, we marched up the board. Dirty snowball taking out their General in our T1, and chomped through the units presented to us. able to hit first the saurus knight, then the carnotaurus etc whilst the bastiladon was trapped due to space and speed by the terrain. The brutes and big unit of Tzangors went to town on each other, brutes ending up the victor.
Some lucky major objective rolls and a failed charge by a unit of summoned un-gors cost them the match, but it was hit or miss for a while in the middle.
Game Two: Duality of Death: Kharadron//Slaanesh: Major Loss
On the face of it, the Slaanesh didn't look any more potent than the Exalted Greater Demon of Slaanesh (Forgeworld), but holy hell, those Depravity points soon rack up. In addition, the slaanesh list had 3 heroes on steeds, perfect for that early objective capture. The Kharadron provided perfect anti-magic defence, as well as the necesasry tools to wreak havoc on big guys!
Again, we elected to go second, with the hope (need) for the double turn. The mournfang (bottom right) got vertiably steam rolled by the Exalted GD, the SH then charged in response, but due to buffs, only inflicted 5 wounds on the E.GD. She then 'fled' left chewing through brutes and 'ardboyz as she went.
We lost the roll for the double turn, which would have been crucial for getting those charges in. Instead the SH got popped full of lead by the bristling array of Kharadron weaponry on the right flank, and the Deamonettes pinned the brutes down preventing the IJ heroes from making the most of the board. The TT made good with it's dirty snowball, but even he was brought low by firepower and attacks.
In the mean time, the depravity points just kept ticking up, with a hero on steed, three harpists and regular greater demon summoned!
Game Three:Total Commitment: Sylvaneth//Seraphon: Major Victory
Our final game saw us facing a seraphon list again, with Slyvaneth allies, but this time running two blocks of 40 blow piping skinks!
After the SH's last mediocre outing, this time he (and his two mournfang buddies) outdid themselves, crashing into a block of 40 skinks, killing 30ish with the rest running away, before crunching through 20 dryads. The IJs, under threat of losing 3 points to ripperdactyls, held some forces in reserve, with the brutes going all out to hit a major part of the Sylvaneth force, including drycha, and the other 40 skinks.
The TT again did wonders, snowballing left right and centre including killing off a unit of tree revenants on T1.
This was a bittersweet match, as we managed to win quite decicively, but to some opponenets newer to the game than us. They had the potential for a great list, but I feel were let down by a couple of choices - i.e not hitting the TT with the skinks or the bow'd Kurnoth Hunters, which let him run riot.
If you guys happen to read this at any point, I know you felt a little disheartened, keep persevering!
Anyway, good games all round, and a great atmosphere and opponents.