Game #138 Durst vs Dreamer (Poznań Master Class tournament game #5)

I played :

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

(Durst 1) Anson Durst, Rock of the Faith [+28]
– Indictor [15]
– Indictor [15]
– Templar [15]
– Templar [15]
– Hierophant [3]
Champion of the Order of the Wall [8]
Champion of the Order of the Wall [8]
High Paladin Dartan Vilmon [0(6)]
Vassal Mechanik [1]
Vassal of Menoth [3]
Wrack [1]
Choir of Menoth (min) [4]
Holy Zealots (max) [12]
– Monolith Bearer [3]

VS

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

(Dreamer 1) The Dreamer [+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]

Grymkin was led by Tomasz Tutaj.
My WTC teammate and one of the best Polish players.

NOTE:

This tournament was before the PoM CID.
That’s why the points in my list may be slightly different.

I’m going first.

Deployment :

Choir said Shielding.
Durst cast Bulwark on himself and Hallowed Avenger on left Templar.
He also cast Boundless Charge on right Templar.
Zealots and Champions ran as far as possible.

Dreamer cast Mirage on left Skin & Moans.
She also cast Artifice of Deviation b2b with the forest.
Rest of the army just ran.

End of 1st round :

Vilmon came b2b with the right flag.
Choir said Shielding again.
Durst came to the safe place (behind the wall).
Zealots just ran as far as possible.
The plan was to lure the Rattler in Tomasz’s next turn.
On the left flank, Templar and Indictor stayed in left Skin & Moans charge range.

Gremlin Swarm came to the left flag to score a point there.
Crabbit ran to contest my right flag.
Dreamer cast Manifest Destiny.
Rattler killed a lot of Zealots.
He also dealt few dmg to the objective.
Left Skin & Moans came and destroyed the Templar.

0-1 on the scenario.

End of 2nd round :

To be honest, everything went according to plan.
Now I have to :

1. Kill left Skin & Moans – Indictor MAT 9, POW 21 = 57,4% for success
2. Kill the Rattler – Durst with 2 FOC = 64,3% for success
3. Kill right Skin & Moans – Templar MAT 8, POW 21 and Boundless Charge = 63,2% for success

I also need to kill that irritating Crabbit near to my right flag, but I have a lot of resources to do this.
After all, Durst will use his FEAT.
Plan looks perfect!

Take a look :

Choir said Battle to all my Jacks.
On the right flank, I easily killed the Crabbit.
Left Indictor started hitting the Skin & Moans.
1st attack and he rolled 1,1…
After this roll, my plan was ruined 🙁
Indictor was the only model who could kill a Skin & Moans.
Templar killed Rattler.
Durst came to the safe place and said FEAT.
None of my models was able to contest Grymkin’s flag.

1-2 on the scenario.

Tomasz killed my stupid left Indictor.
He also got rid of models that could contest his flag.
Gremlin Swarm ran to contest my flag.

1-4 on the scenario.

End of 3rd round :

The game is over.
I just killed the Gremlin Swarm near my flag to score a point there.
After this, I gave up the game.

I lost the game by scenario.

A few words after game :

  • It is a pity that my plan failed 🙁
    It would be an interesting game.
  • Now (after CID), Durst’s list looks much better :

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

[Durst 1] Anson Durst, Rock of the Faith [+28]
– Indictor [14]
– Indictor [14]
– Templar [15]
– Templar [15]
– Hierophant [0(3)]
Champion of the Order of the Wall [8]
Champion of the Order of the Wall [8]
High Paladin Dartan Vilmon [0(6)]
Vassal Mechanik [1]
Vassal of Menoth [3]
Wrack [1]
Choir of Menoth (min) [4]
Holy Zealots (min) [7]
– Monolith Bearer [3]
Holy Zealots (min) [7]
– Monolith Bearer [3]

2 comments

  1. I have just been running the following Durst list since the CID and have found that it gets a lot of work done as well 🙂

    [Theme] The Faithful Masses
    [Durst 1] Anson Durst, Rock of the Faith [+28]
    – Indictor [14]
    – Indictor [14]
    – Sanctifier [14]
    – Sanctifier [14]
    – Hierophant [3]
    Anastasia di Bray [3]
    Champion of the Order of the Wall [8]
    Champion of the Order of the Wall [8]
    High Paladin Dartan Vilmon [0(6)]
    The Covenant of Menoth [0(4)]
    Wrack [1]
    Choir of Menoth (min) [4]
    Holy Zealots (min) [7]
    – Monolith Bearer [3]
    Holy Zealots (min) [7]
    – Monolith Bearer [3]

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