Game #18 Thyra vs Baldur1 (local Warsaw tournament game #2)

I played :

Protectorate Army – 75 / 75 points
[Theme] Guardians of the Temple

(Thyra 1) Thyra, Flame of Sorrow [+29]
– Blood of Martyrs [16]
– Dervish [7]
– Sanctifier [14]
Nicia, Tear of Vengeance [0(5)]
Pyrrhus, Flameguard Hero [0(5)]
Vassal Mechanik [1]
Wrack [1]
Choir of Menoth (min) [4]
Daughters of the Flame [10]
Daughters of the Flame [10]
Flame Bringers (max) [17]
Flame Bringers (max) [17]
Temple Flameguard (min) [7]
– Temple Flameguard Officer & Standard [0(4)]

VS

Circle Army – 75 / 75 points
[Theme] The Bones of Orboros

(Baldur 1) Baldur the Stonecleaver [+31]
– Woldwrath [37]
– Woldwyrd [9]
– Woldwyrd [9]
– Woldwyrd [9]
– Woldwyrd [9]
– Woldwyrd [9]
Blackclad Stoneshaper [0(3)]
Blackclad Stoneshaper [0(3)]
Blackclad Stoneshaper [0(3)]
Blackclad Wayfarer [0(4)]
Sentry Stone & Mannikins [5]
Celestial Fulcrum [19]

Circle was lead by Paweł Blados.
Warmachine Europe Champion 2017 and the best Polish player.

Paweł won the start roll, which was very important in this match.
He chose the first turn.

Deployment :

Circle just ran impatiently forward.
BE and Gargantuan parked in the zones.

Thyra casts Occultation on right horses and Gates of Death on herself.
Left horses, Daughters and Temple Guards (with mini feat) ran aggressively forward.
Flamebringers with Occultation run too, but stayed more than 12 inches from Woldwyrds.

End of 1st round :

Paweł killed all horses on left flank, all Daughters and few Temple Guards.
Baldur placed forest near impassable terrain and casted FEAT.
It was a very good turn to Circle.

Thyra FEATed too.
Sanctifier, Dervish and Daughters from ambush are going to fight with three Woldwyrds.
They damaged Wyrds a lot, but only 1 died 🙁
On the right flank, few Temple Guards charge at Wyrd and did some dmg to him.
Mechanik runs to the flag and he scores point for me.

1-0 on the scenario.

End of 2nd round :

Huge bases shooted my objective.
Mannikins killed four Daughters.
Mechanik and rest of Temple Guards was killed by Wyrds.

The remains of the Daughters charged and destroyed Sentry Stone.
No more Mannikins..uff.
Flemebringers started to clear the zone.
Pyrrhus came to the flag.
Sanctifier and Dervish killed another Wyrd.

2-2 on the scenario.

End of 3rd round :

Unfortunately, I have no photos from the 4th, 5th and 6th round.
Time was running out and the game needs maximal focus from me.
In a nutshell, everybody killed what was possible to kill.
Everybody tried to contest opponent scoring and try to score points for himself.
I did not have the opportunity for BoM to charge the Gargantuan.
Baldur’s forest bother me a lot.
So, BoM changed flank, he just run to the left zone.

After 6th round, there is 6-4 on the scenario.

And finally came the seventh and the last round !

Baldur charged Flamebringer in the right zone.
BE shoot at my other models.
Gargantuan clears the zone and Paweł scored one point.

Choir lider just run to contest the right zone.

I won the game by scenario, 6-5.

End of the game :

After the game we came up with an idea, that BE could shoot the Choir lider.
In this situation, I would not have the opportunity to contest right zone and the game could end 6-6 on the scenario.

BUT!

If that would happen, that BE killed Choir lider, I had a plan “B”.
BoM could kill BE, Thyra will kill Blacklad and the game will end 8-6 on the scenario.
We even rolled dices, to check, and everything would go according to plan.
So, my victory anyway.

Plan “B” photo :

A few words after game :

  • The game was so good, equal to each side.
  • Baldur had an advantage to the third round.
    After Baldur’s feat, Thyra got better and better.
  • Very important in this game was the start roll, which I unfortunately lost.
  • 2nd tournament game won, FINAL left!

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