Game #19 Thyra vs Harbinger (local Warsaw tournament game #3 – FINAL)

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

Protectorate Army – 75 / 75 points

(Harbinger 1) The Harbinger of Menoth [+24]
– Crusader [10]
– Dervish [7]
– Devout [9]
– Hierophant [3]
The Covenant of Menoth [4]
Wrack [1]
Wrack [1]
Choir of Menoth (min) [4]
Exemplar Vengers (max) [20]
Flame Bringers (max) [17]
Knights Exemplar [9]
– Knights Exemplar Officer [5]
Visgoth Juviah Rhoven & Honor Guard [9]

Harbinger was lead by Tomasz Tutaj – one of the best Polish players.
And definitely one of the best PoM players in the world.

Tomasz goes first.

Deployment :

Harbinger and company just ran.
Every model is in martyrdom range.

Thyra casts Gates of Death on herself and Silence of Death on left horses.
Temple Guards run with mini feat, Daughters run to engage cavalry.

End of 1st round :

Harbinger cast Crusader’s Call and FEAT.
Cavalry charged, killed some models and reposition back to martyrdom range.

In this situation, I will not win on the scenario.
Harbinger’s FEAT blocked me.
Only one chance to win is CK attempt.
I checked everything and wounded “one-handed” Dervish, can try to kill Harbinger.
Let’s try it!
Firstly I tried to extort some dmg to Harbinger from martyrdom.
Unfortunately, Tomasz was too smart for that.
I killed few models, but.. no martyrdoms at all!
Secondly, BoM clears few Flamebringers, to make some space for Dervish.
Thyra came forward and cast Carnage + FEAT.
Choir wanted to said Battle to Dervish but.. I made MISTAKE, that can cost me a game.
Choir need to be in three inches, to said Battle to Dervish.
If they come into three inches to Dervish, Harbinger FEAT will catch them.
If only I would measure it, Thyra could cast Silence of Death on Dervish.
But it’s too late now, and I need to try CK anyway.
Injuried, one-handed Dervish after place from FEAT, came and reach Harbinger.
Tomasz need “8” on 2d6 to destroy cortex or another hand.
Happily for me, he didn’t roll that “8”.
Dervish hits all his attacks (even injuried hand attack hits), but Harbinger left on 2 boxes 🙁
Just as I thought, mistake with Choir, cost me a game.
Thyra teleport back on the hill.

End of 2nd round :

Tomasz killed almost whole my army, but Thyra is still alive.

I have a last and stupid chance for CK.
I can try to kill Harbinger in cover with one Stranglehold.
Boost to hit – hits.
Boost to dmg (I need “14” or “15” to kill) – I rolled “11”.

I surrender and lose this game.

A few words after game :

  • I have no idea how to win Thyra vs Harbinger.
    In my opinion, the only way is CK attempt.
  • It was my first losing game by Thyra 🙁
  • I finished the tournament on second place.
    It’s OK, but I could easily be the first.
    Mistake with Choir hurts me so much.

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