Diary: 10th August 2016

Date: 10th of August, 2016

Opponent: Valerii

Factions: Gremlins vs Outcasts

Strategy: Guard the Stash

Schemes:

  • Convict Labour
  • Exhaust Their Forces
  • Hunting Party (me) (opponent)
  • Search The Ruins (opponent)
  • A Quick Murder (me: Montresor)

Terrain: Fair bit of blocking terrain but a mostly open centre. Crews would be able to advance under cover but to contest the stashes they would be exposed in the middle of the board.

Crews:

Som’er Teeth Jones, Can O’ Beans, Encouragement
Skeeter x 2
Bayou Gremlin
Francois LaCroix
Lenny
Burt Jebsen
Gracie with Saddle
Slop Hauler

vs

Jack Daw, Writhing TormentTwist and Turn
Montresor, The Creeping Terror
Ama No Zako
Guilty
Hanged
Crooked Man
Nurse

My plan: Split up into two forces: Burt, Gracie, Lenny and a Skeeter on one side, and Som’er, Francois, the lone Bayou Gremlin, the Slop Hauler and a Skeeter on the other. Each would attempt to hold their stash marker. Burt, Gracie, and Lenny would aim to also take out Montresor and any minions they could.

How it worked out: Burt, Gracie, and Lenny worked wonderfully well. They took out Montresor easily and one minion a turn while contesting the stash marker. Gracie was able to dance around a bit and get the boys into position, however she did get paralysed by the Nurse so didn’t have as much direct impact as she would have liked. Lenny’s immunity to conditions made him perfect against the Nurse and Hanged. Burt was just enjoying Lenny’s ram and hitting with 4/5/6 damage.

On the other flank Francois went screaming into Ama No Zako in an attempt to kill both of them with Dumb Luck. It took a couple of turns, some soulstones, and some healing from the Slop Hauler but he did succeed eventually. The exchange was worth it as it nixed his Hunting Party. Jack Daw cursed Som’er and the Slop Hauler which decreased their effectiveness, especially when Som’er got paralysed by the Nurse. Luckily he was standing by the stash marker the whole time! At the end of turn 4 he just managed to remain on it despite the best efforts of Jack and the Crooked Man.

We called it near the end of turn 4 as it was getting late and the outcome was fairly obvious by that point.

Score: 6-4 win, probably would have been 9-5 at end of turn 5.

Lessons:

  • Lenny, Burt, and Gracie make an amazing team with a ton of synergy. Main thing I need to work on is positioning Burt and Gracie so that he can pull her into combat with his built-in trigger. As she’s on a 50mm base it can be hard to get it to work.
  • Skeeters are good at taking off the last few wounds off incorporeal models with Pull My Finger, however I need to remember that they can shut down triggers from 13″ away and this can be far more useful. If I’d done that to Jack on turn 4 it would have been impossible for him to leap around and threaten Som’er.
  • Nurses are awesome and I can’t wait to get some into my Zoraida crew! Nurse/Lenny seems too good to be true.
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