Game #38 Thyra vs The Witch Coven (WTC 2017 Belgium game #2)

A few words before the game :

This time we get Sweden Gotaland.
Take a look how we evaluated our chances :

Our Cryx played vs Cygnar/Nemo3 – 35% to win.
Our Cygnar played vs Cygnar/Haley2 – 65% to win.
Our Grymkin played vs Legion/Absylonia2 – 50% to win.
Our Circle played vs Mercenaries/Ossrum – 50% to win.
I played vs Cryx/The Witch Coven – 50% to win.

We should win this round 3-2 or lose 2-3.
Let’s see!

Lists of my opponent :

Andreas chose The Witch Coven.
I chose Thyra.

I rate this match at 50% win chance, because very much depends on staring roll.
Two sides have a real chance to win.

My list :

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)]

Unfortunately, Cryx won the starting roll and took first turn.

Photo of the first rounds :

In a nutshell, I managed to get two scenario points advantage.
I had a huge advantage on the left flank, but Cryx started catching up on the right flank.

The whole game we killed the important models, we scored points where possible and contest zones.
Andreas had not enough time on the clock, so I decided to put BoM into the right zone, whose Andreas need to kill.
BoM charged at cavalry model, hits side step.
Another attack, missed (he needed “5”) … so no side step and there is no way to reach the zone.
This miss lost my game.

Andreas end his next turn (and the game) having 3 seconds on the clock!
If BoM hit his second attack and got into the zone, there would be no chance for Cryx to kill my heavy Jack in 3 seconds.

Unfortunately, in this case I lost the game by scenario 4-9.

The rest of my team :

4-1 to Sweden Gotaland.

It went worse than we had assumed at the beginning.

A few words after game :

  • I think we both played this game well.
    Each of us was very careful about the scenarios.
    There was probably no chances for CK attempts.
  • The longer the game lasted, the better the cryx gained.
    Unfortunately, the cavalry quickly died of Coven’s spells.
    But I did not have anything to do with it.
  • Andreas, that was a good game! Thanks.

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