Game #112 Harbinger vs Heretic

I played :

Protectorate Army – 75 / 75 points
[Theme] The Faithful Masses

(Harbinger 1) The Harbinger of Menoth [+24]
– Devout [9]
– Templar [15]
– Hierophant [0(3)]
Allegiant of the Order of the Fist [3]
Allegiant of the Order of the Fist [3]
Champion of the Order of the Wall [8]
Champion of the Order of the Wall [8]
High Paladin Dartan Vilmon [0(6)]
Reclaimer Gatekeeper [3]
Rhupert Carvolo, Piper of Ord [4]
The Covenant of Menoth [0(4)]
Wrack [1]
Choir of Menoth (min) [4]
Horgenhold Forge Guard (min) [10]
– Attendant Priest [3]
Idrian Skirmishers (min) [9]
– Idrian Skirmisher Chieftain & Guide [5]
Idrian Skirmishers (min) [9]
– Idrian Skirmisher Chieftain & Guide [5]

VS

Grymkin Army – 74 / 75 points
[Theme] Dark Menagerie

(Heretic 1) The Heretic [+28]
– Cage Rager [14]
– Cage Rager [14]
– Crabbit [0(n/a)]
– Gorehound [6]
– Gorehound [6]
– Rattler [8]
– Skin & Moans [15]
– Skin & Moans [15]
Gremlin Swarm [0(3)]
Gremlin Swarm [0(3)]
Gremlin Swarm [0(3)]
Gremlin Swarm [0(3)]
Lady Karianna Rose [4]
Dread Rots (min) [7]
Death Knell [13]

I’m going first.

Deployment :

Left Idrians prey at left Skin & Moans.
Right Idrians prey at right Gorehound.

Rhupert gave Pathfinder to Harbinger.
She ran behind the wall.
Rest of the army just ran.

Dread Rots ran as far as possible.
Heretic came to the safe place + put Wall of Fire.
He also cast Hex Blast towards Idrians and killed one of them.
Beasts came a little bit forward.
Left Gorehound ran behind the forest.

End of 1st round :

Few Idrians shot at left Gorehound leaving him on 4-5 hp.
I managed to get rid of Dread Rots unit, only one of them survived.
Dwarves, Champion and Templar ran to the right zone.
Monk said +4 DEF and came to contest the flag.
Left Champion charged at Gremlin Swarm and killed it.
Shield attack hit and finished Gorehound.

Gremlin Swarm ran to contest the right zone and the flag.
Gorehound ran away from right Idrians.
Another Gremlin Swarm and Cage Rager came to contest the left zone.

0-0 on the scenario.

End of 2nd round :

Champion killed Gremlin Swarm contesting my flag.
The Book came a little bit forward and said “no spell casting in my cmd”.
Monk stayed in the position.
Reclaimer came b2b with my flag.
Dwarves and Idrians stayed in the right zone to score a point there.
Harbinger said FEAT.

2-0 on the scenario.

Two Skin & Moans and Gorehound came to the left zone.
Cage Rager charged and Monk to kill him, but without success.
But that was not his intention, he came here to contest two flags.
Rattler ran to contest the right zone.

Still 2-0 on the scenario.

End of 3rd round :

Templar, Champion and Dwarves took care of Cage Rager, Gremlin Swarm and Rattler.
Harbinger retreated to a safe place.

3-0 on the scenario.

Two Skin & Moans tried to clear the left zone.
Unfortunately, the Champion left there, still contesting.
The last Gremlin Swarm ran to contest my flag and the right zone.
Cage Rager tried to destroy Templar, but without success.

Still 3-0 on the scenario.

End of 4th round :

All I need to win, is to score 2 scenario points.
In this situation, Harbinger charged at Gremlin Swarm killing it.
That’s all.
Reclaimer scored a point on the flag.
Idrians or Dwarves scored a second point in the right zone.

I won the game 5-0 on the scenario.

End of the game :

What does my opponent have to say about the game?

“Before this game, I had a chance to play with Harby only once, but let’s say I knew what she might be up to.
I knew it will be hard to get to her and deliver a decent CK.
I never played with Dziekan thought, but I heard he’s known for focusing on a scenario, which he did.
Unfortunately he had all the means to do it efficiently with a relatively wide range of magic attacks to mess my Gremlins up and these awful Monks making my life miserable and clearing my own flag extremely hard.

I was playing DM as I haven’t learned to play infantry lists yet back then and that’s too bad because I think that some decent Bump might have been better. Anyway, I had my four heavies with corpses on them and Accursed Arcana, which would make it impossible for Harby to keep her troops alive for one round.
Well, unfortunately, Dziekan was too smart for that and he just avoided harming my heavies, while I didn’t really force him to do it, this way I didn’t really get the chance to use this arcana.

I didn’t play aggressive enough, or at all I might say, which prevented me from blocking scenario properly.
I should have searched for the most optimal way to rush a DK + Heavies brick in the scenario and prepare for Dziekan’s alpha on me, but I didn’t.

Overall, the match was super fun to play and it was a true challenge to figure something out around Dziekan’s wide range of inconvenient tools like the book, monks, idrians, jacks, and last but definitely not least the two super deadly mounted paladins.
Unfortunately, I can’t say I did 😛”

A few words after game :

  • As my opponent said, he played too safe.
    This allowed me to slowly earn scenario points.
  • Once again, Monks showed their value.
    One of them successfully blocked the opponent’s flag whole game.
    Which gave me a victory.
  • Hasher, thanks for a great game!
    I am waiting for the opportunity to play with you again 🙂

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