Okay, time for the last batrep of the tournament.Game #5: Daemons, battleline
His list: (from memory, I forgot to take pics/notes of his list..)
Keeper of secrets
Herald of Tzeentch (lore of beasts)
Herald of Slaanesh
BSB, -2ld banner
Spells for the game:
My HoTz: Shem’s burning gaze, Birona’s timewarp
His HoTz: Wyssans wildform, curse of anraheir
Keeper: Phantasmagoria, Succour, SlicingDeployment:
His daemons left flank
His daemons center and right flank
My daemons left flank
Right flank Turn 1: My Daemons
Chaff units moving closer on the right flank
Advancing on the left flank as well Turn 1: His Daemons
Fiends charge my lone fiend. Keeper charges my crusher
Fiend comes to lurk behind the rock
After combats, fiends obviously kill my fiend and overrun to my bletterhorde, keeper also kills crusher but doesn’t fit into combat with letters. Turn 2: My Daemons
Crusher charges his horrors, trying to assassinate his wizard.
Now you see them.. Thirster was siren songed and failed his charge.
..and now you don’t. Fiends wiff their attacks and bletters end up annihilating them. Keeper takes few wounds through magic. Turn 2: His Daemons
Crusher fails and is killed. On his turn, horrors charge my fiend..
Kill it and overrun to my lone flamer (his buddies got killed on turn 1 to some magic bolt) Turn 3: My Daemons
Moving closer. Thirster tried to get a charge on those daemonettes but failed his 19” (needed a 9) charge.. Turn 3: His Daemons
Daemonettes and keeper get a charge on letterhorde
His horrors and fiend get charge on my horrors
He gets wildform on daemonettes
Board looking like this. Daemonettes and keeper killed enough letters, so that thirster could get a charge into base contact with keeper. Obviously 18” (needing an 8) charge is way too long for my thirster…
Horrors get killed and his fiend overruns to my hotz Turn 4: My Daemons
Thirster fails that 18” charge and in combat my letterhorde gets killed
Fiend kills my hotz, by doing two wounds I fail both of my 4++Turn 4: His Daemons]
Keeper and daemonettes charge my other letterhorde
Horrors and other units shuffling around
He gets wildform on his daemonettes. In combat I kill his keeper, but take a wound on my herald and lose about 10 letters Turn 5: My Daemons
Combat still raging
Thirster is unable to get charges and decides to go into a corner and not get killed. Turn 5: His Daemons
Fiend joins the battle Turn 6: My Daemons
Still hacking away Turn 6: His Daemons
Daemonettes and fiend are able to kill my letters in the end
Thirster survives in the corner. He did not participate a single combat through this game… Major error right there.
In the end it’s a 12-8 win for his daemons. Had I played my thirster better and not tried those 19” and 18” charges (which failed three turns in a row), game probably would have ended in a different way. Oh well, yet again I didn’t trust into my thirster enough, I should try and remember that there’s very few things that can put up with thirster.. I could have chucked him right in the middle of the board for his keeper to charge or for thirster to get a charge next turn into his daemonettes and BSB..
In the end I was 4th, 3rd place was taken by the daemon player that faced in game #5, 2nd place went to that skaven player I faced in game #3 and 1st place was taken by a chosen deathstar+2warshrines WoC army that I did not face at all.