Game #40 Thyra vs Brisbane1 (WTC 2017 Belgium game #4)

A few words before the game :

This time we get New Zealand.
Take a look how we evaluated our chances :

Our Grymkin played vs Mercenaries/Gorten – 65% to win.
Our Circle played vs Cryx/Deneghra1 – 65% to win.
Our Cygnar played vs Protectorate/Amon – 50% to win.
Our Cryx played vs Cygnar/Haley2 – 50% to win.
I played vs Cygnar/Brisbane1 – 35% to win.

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

Lists of my opponent :

Mitch’s Brisbane list is extremely good vs my Thyra.
2x BE, 2x Firefly.. it’s too much.
I rate this paring at 35% MAX and it’s only if I start.

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, Mitch won the first roll and he decided to go first.

Deployment :

Round 1 :

In a nutshell, whole Cygnar army just ran, even Brisbane.
Arcane Shield was cast on horses.

I can’t do more than hide Thyra in safe place.
Daughters and horses ran almost as fast as possible to engage enemy models.
Choir said Passage.

Round 2 :

Brisbane cast explosivo on BE, came a little bit forward and FEAT.
Firefly ran close to BoM, to give BE +2 dmg rolls vs my Jack.
BE shot at BoM and almost destroyed him, BoM literally left on few boxes.
Another BE, Firefly and cavalry killed a lot of my models.

The situation looks hopeless for me.
However, I notice one single chance to win this game – CK attempt.
Dervish, after Thyra’s FEAT, can charge at Acosta and after one side step he can reach Brisbane.
Two Daughters also have chance to charge at Brisbane.
One Flamebringer, after side step, can also hit Brisbane once.
I need to try it.
Otherwise I do not see the chance to win this game.

Outline of the plan :

Thyra started, cast Silence of Death on Dervish, Carnage and FEAT.
Flamebringer (number 1 on the picture) charged at Charger, hits, side step to reach Brisbane.
She hits and couses 6 dmg to Brisbane – he reduced it to 1 dmg after removing the focus.
After all, she reposition away.
Choir said Battle to Dervish.
Dervish (number 2 on the picture) charged at Acosta, hits, side step to reach Brisbane.
Dervish hits all his attacks and left Brisbane on 4hp and without focus.
Two Daughters (numbers 3 on the picture) charged at Brisbane and killed him.

I won the game by CK.

MAT 11 (Carnage + back arc hitting) and POW 17 (Silence of Death and Battle from Choir) for only 7 pts.
He did his job well in this game.
Special thanks also to the Daughters – 15,5 charge range!
10,5 + vengeance + Thyra’s FEAT.

Unfortunately, my teammates lost their “65% to win” pairings and my victory in this fatal paring gave my team a VICTORY!
This was my most important victory throughout the WTC :

3-2 to Poland Knights!

It was so close to lose 2-3…

A few words after game :

  • The only chance to win this game, was a CK attempt.
    Otherwise, my models could “ended up” in Cygnar’s next turn.
  • This is really a terrible paring for Thyra…
  • Mitch, I never met anyone from New Zealand!
    It was a pleasure and I hope we can play together again someday.
    Maybe on WTC 2018 in Warsaw? 🙂

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