Monday, January 17, 2011

Templecon 2011 - Practice Games Round 3

Game 9 - Grim Angus - Blood, Sweat, and Tiers - Win by assassination

Opponent - Lord Carver, 2 War Hogs, 2 Gun Boars, full Brigands, some solos

What I learned - Pigs are slow and tough like Khador. The game ended on my second turn when Carver got himself left alone too close and my Bomber took him out.

Game 10 - Grim Angus - Blood, Sweat, and Tiers - Win by assassination

Opponent - epic Vladimir, Drago, 6 Ulhans, Iron Fangs + UA

What I learned - My plan was to keep the Uhlans busy on each flank with Scouts and some poor rolls on my opponent's part helped me out. The Burrowers handled the Iron Fangs and eventually Grim and the Bomber took Vlad down. My opponent forgot some of Vlad's rules that would have helped him out but we both agreed that we'd rather learn our models now than at Templecon.

Game 11 - Grim Angus - Blood, Sweat, and Tiers - Loss by assassination

Opponent - epic Kaya (Tier 4), Warpwolf, Pureblood, Skinwalkers, Druids + UA

What I learned - Druids drive me crazy and I focused too much attention on them. I got my army engaged in an attrition war that I shouldn't have and eventually got worn down and overwhelmed.

These three games were good for me to get a lot of practice with the Grim list. Despite having 22 infantry models it doesn't do attrition very well unless I can get a very good alpha strike with the Burrowers. The Bomber is a good assassination vector but not a game changer because he doesn't have arcing fire and only has a 12" range with Snipe. I'm not complaining about him, but he isn't as capable as I'd like my biggest assassination threat to be.
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