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Everything posted by Turragor

  1. haha I lost on stream too - its interesting, like a true performance environment where you are inclined to make a few more mistakes Congrats on 2-1 too! I feel that is the kind of peak for the starcast school (and perhaps SCE as a whole) - as you mention. As for list changes - I guess you know best. You are now the official expert on Kroakcast (as far as I know) so I cannot guide you with recommendations there I do note you mention some of the times you do poorly is when meeting a stronger caster list - there's no way for us to be better than Kroak. The only other option is to opt for almost no magic (and then, what do you lose in the games where Kroak helps you win?). The only path there (which I'm sure you're following) is to focus everything on the unit that beats kroak first round. However, when Kroak is a part of the barrage that does this, how do you accomplish this? Personally, pre-Kroak I was always most in dread of a Nagash list, which I have had the good luck to never face. I feel with Kroak it's probably the same story then.
  2. Remember that guy? Finally painted him close to three years later
  3. More aweome tips! As I said, I've not used Kroak yet so really want to dig into his subtleties. Re: Gaming - yes I should be free (or hopefully) one evening or two over the next few days for guidance Can PM steam username - its steam right?
  4. I would add here (for anyone else reading and looking for general starcast tips) - if you play 1 wizard or as many as you like, and can't get 1 of them within dispell range t2 you are really hamstringing your comet performance. ALTHOUGH I have played very successful games where the r1 comet and following prime/stardrakex2 barrage was enough to win me the game by taking out the key buff pieces. It really depends. The 1st one is the MOST important but why play to only get one if you can get more? The answer is you don't play that way, unless you are forced to.
  5. Thanks, yeah maybe I can find time to get "coached" one evening - with 2 small kids my time is kind of broken up a lot. Even in normal circumstances. - but I guess if you are playing you can pause the game and have the state preserved? So you could play out a round per night or so?
  6. I dont know what plaguebearers are supposed to do tbh. Think their locus needs changed to a bonus to their ward save instead of rerolling saves of 1. Or maybe rerolling all saves. Anyway, thats another thread!
  7. Grats on 3-2! With your group I think thats great. Its what we expect of Starcast - SC arent going to go 4-1 without lucky matcups and never 5-0 without a lot of blood, sweat and tears because when you are running that hot you meet the really tough lists and there are just some we haven't the tools to take out. What's the shootcast player's last matchup? Its not really important, if we're being honest Shootcast will stretch a little ahead of starcast in performance - or should - even on equal matchups (if they are truly random). One question I have for you, Seraphon have unlimited unbind range right? I always found that I can position to always get the comet off turn 1 because its range is so obscene. Unlimited unbind range makes it more of a lottery buuut you still have the plus 2 to cast I guess. I think Kroak is great but against a lot of magic there are definitely the old school options. I am dying to play now. I might have to figure out the tabletop game software - its a bit daunting at first glance.
  8. I love the sideboard idea in general but think you are right. I think it also punishes SC to an extent because we're so points dense we can't have an entirely different flavour of army by swapping 500 points in and out.
  9. Something like this is worth a try you know. I have said this a bunch of times, and it's not just starcast specific, not Stormcast specific. It's the propensity for ppl to tweak a list before they learn to play it more. Like I still have a lot to learn playing the basic starcast list. The Kroakcast list would be sufficiently different that I'm back to a beginner level (ish). This philosophy has been the main driving force behind my pursuit of starcast lists in 2019 (and starcasts inspiration list the year before) - results get better the more you play. Ofc that means in theory you'll still lose to someone who knows a list as well as you do when that list is better in the meta. That's not a concern I have as I paint so slow I never build meta lists
  10. haha yes! I still think I could have won that game but I got "stage paralysis" with my decision making On watching the replay, the path to victory was obvious (given gotrek is so slow)
  11. I like this idea. I know its no longer starcast as its not SCE but I always thought of starcast as the method of playing the cool SC models rather than a pure SC army. Ofc Stormcast need that also but I mean if someone (me) has 3 stardrakes they want to use them, even if they step outside the faction. Its a sad judgement of the faction but thats nothing new or interesting to discuss. I'm up for "honourary" starcast lists from that perspective. That said, I really miss the healing drake combo (which needs staunch) and the comet. So you've replaced deepstriking libs (for my money) but alas they're not battleline. So a bit less efficient. Castellant Healing - there is probably a mage or priest with a d3 heal you could make use of but that may fizzle and not add the extra save (but ethereal mitigates and renders save bonus obsolete). What about mulitple healing warscrolls? Thats probably too much focus on the drake health... Hmm I think there's legs but I also have this feeling that the SC Kroakcast list can probably do better. I agree with what Rob said - it's not going to win tournaments but it is its own sick fun against some buff combo lists. And I am 80% sure it will do as well as Shootcast (though each have strengths and weaknesses) against a random field. Bring on the next SC tome and we'll not need to try to squeeze more out of the starcast approach (though there will probably be an heir to the throne - anything that focuses on dragons and comets).
  12. Awesome! Fyreslayers are tough and I think that troggoth list is precisely what starcast has issues with What changes would you make to the list with your experience so far (I've yet to play with covid about)? Would you try a non starcast sce list against the same opponents you had?
  13. Nice, I'll add a few more to the first post so interested Stormcast players have more options
  14. I'd go for this or Mirrorshield (which is kind of in favour at the moment v flamers etc). Classics. I agree that you don't want to lose Staunch. Obsidian Amulet (4+ spell ward) can also do work. No realm artefact custom rules are harder against the factions further back in the battletome cycle - there's not much choice for us in the tome when comparing to the malign sorcery stuff.
  15. I think I could well add both, they are strong in different ways. Starcast w/ 6 deso and kroak versus Starcast w/ 6 deso and prime
  16. Can't recall but adding in 6 Desolators means you remove the prime and a drake so probably: ?
  17. In Starcast very good, in other builds he has something to offer too - but he is dear. Starcast is already going for expensive/few troops so you're ready to make that sacrifice.
  18. Ok I added some of my lists, anyone want to recommend their own list or any starcast variant for first post?
  19. This is a good idea! I will try to do so after work.
  20. Great stuff! I've played Tzeentch once with Starcast (pre-kroak) - scenario Duality. I felt I could keep a lid on him then but I think having so little objectives to focus on was the big thing. The list was also not the gnarliest. Great results for you though, Tzeentch would go through most of the lists out there so losing to them isn't exactly a problem -SC just aren't 5-0 right now so we could interpret you result as a 4-1 in a longer tourney What list/faction won in the end? Man I want to try to get my head round TTS now, I think I have the base game installed... yeah
  21. Pre-Kroak I'd have been very worried but with I'm a bit more confident you'll have a good showing. Play carefully!
  22. Yes, you can play Starcast without Stardrakes but I find them to be a cornerstone of the builds I run and do well with. AND I run 2 about 90% of the time when I take SC to tournaments
  23. I think ppl try to shoehorn the win ratio in an example of what's wrong with SC but that's not really what's wrong. It's not even the range of lists that is a problem: I've been tooting the Starcast horn most of last year (and Kroak makes it pretty tasty now). Shootcast is always the recommended choice by 90% of SC players. A lot of desolators and ballista can be a good build. Dracolines are good. Gavriel can still surprise. There are tweaks on each, maybe not enough to constitute another "option". Still, these usually give good results to good SC players. Some better performing armies have fewer choices. I think the main source of bad feeling is the deadweight in the tome in terms of warscroll options. I read some players of other factions complain that unit X or maybe unit X, Y and Z are no use. SC need extra letters in the alphabet to write similar summaries
  24. Correct, generic Stormcast can choose freely
  25. I like this - the 2 units you have in in place of drake 2 are neat - Javelin Prosecutors are an old love of mine and the Dracolines give you speed and dispell. The single 5 jud choice is interesting. I have no feedback on that - it's not good or bad at first glance. One thing (or 3): - Celestial Warbringers and - Command Trait: Staunch Defender - Artefact: Ignax's Scales Are not compatible. You'd never have the trait and you'd only be able to take ignax after a battalion (giving you 1 more artefact).
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