Game #55 Reznik2 vs Grayle (local Warsaw league game #3 – FINAL)

I played :

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

(Reznik 2) Servath Reznik, Wrath of Ages [+29]
– Devout [9]
– Sanctifier [14]
– Sanctifier [14]
– Scourge of Heresy [16]
– Madelyn Corbeau, Ordic Courtesan [4]
High Paladin Dartan Vilmon [0(6)]
Vassal Mechanik [1]
Wrack [1]
Wrack [1]
Choir of Menoth (min) [4]
Deliverer Sunburst Crew [0(5)]
Idrian Skirmishers (max) [15]
– Idrian Skirmisher Chieftain & Guide [5]
Idrian Skirmishers (max) [15]
– Idrian Skirmisher Chieftain & Guide [5]

VS

Circle Army – 74 / 75 points
[Theme] The Devourer’s Host

(Grayle 1) Grayle the Farstrider [+29]
– Pureblood Warpwolf [17]
– Pureblood Warpwolf [17]
Tharn Ravager Shaman [0(5)]
Tharn Ravager Shaman [0(5)]
Tharn Ravager White Mane [0(5)]
Death Wolves [9]
Tharn Ravagers (max) [16]
– Tharn Ravager Chieftain [5]
Tharn Ravagers (max) [16]
– Tharn Ravager Chieftain [5]
Tharn Wolf Riders (max) [18]

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

I’m going first.

Deployment :

Right Idrians prey at Tharns.
Left Idrians prey at Wolf Riders.

Reznik cast Death March on left Idrians.
He also cast Lamentation.
Whole army ran forward.

Purebloods + Wolf Riders assaulted and killed few Idrians.
Grayle FEAT.

End of 1st round :

I started to measure a few things and it seems, that this is the perfect moment for FEAT.
Reznik came a little bit forward and FEAT.
Vilmon and right Idrians charged at Tharns, but they did not do too much..
Several did not hit or Tharns passed few important tough rolls.
I wanted to kill the entire unit, which was possible under the Reznik’s FEAT.
Unfortunately, I managed to kill two Tharns + Shaman.
On the left flank, Idrians killed only two Wolf Riders.
SoH came to the left zone.
Madlyn said Parlay to make the Reznik safe from Tharns/Death Wolves.

Wolf Riders and Tharns killed whole Idrians unit.
They also did some dmg to SoH.
Death Wolves destroyed my objective.
Tharns on the right mini feated and killed every model in the zone.

0-3 on the scenario.

End of 2nd round :

The situation does not look good to me.
Reznik killed few Tharns.
Devout ran to contest Circle’s zone.
SoH killed almost whole left Tharns unit.
Only Chieftain stayed alive.

Shaman, Chieftain and Wolf Rider took care of “wounded” SoH.
Death Wolves started to kill my support, all the time with impunity..
Purebloods + Chieftain destroyed Devout in the zone.

0-4 on the scenario.

End of 3rd round :

After a few combinations, I was able to clear the right zone and get a scenario point in it.
I tried every possible way to contest other zones, but the game was already lost.

In his turn, Paweł did not have to do much and we finish the game.

I lost by scenario 1-6.

End of the game :

What does my opponent have to say about the game?

“My name is Pawel. I play Circle.
I played against Mateusz many times and playing with him is always plesure for me and I hope for him too:)
This time I choose to take Grayle, one of my list which I play on WTC but with little changes.
Mateusz choose Reznik anti-infantry list and I choose infantry list.
I know what Reznik can do and how good he clean infantry. I had idea how to play. Unfortunately I goes 2nd. After when Mateusz move forward I must move very careful to not give him to much targets for shooting. From beginning I was almost sure that I will pop-up my feat defensively. I Forced Mateusz to charge me because of stealth he cannot shoot to me. Still even with this he have chance to kill so many model. But luck turn back from him and than to bad rolls and one of my tough rolls he kill me 30% of models what he planing. Thanks to this I can proceed to cleaning the field. Step by step model by model I start pushing him and scoring for scenario.
At the end on field from Mateusz side only Reznik and one wrack left.
I like to play Grayle because he gives a lot of fun and options.
Mateusz plan for game and list for me are really good and in this game till end of 3rd maybe 4th turn everything can happen.
Thanks!”

A few words after game :

  • I regret some unlucky rolls during Reznik’s FEAT.
    If everything went my way, I would have a bit easier in this game.
  • Paweł’s list goes very well with infantry, which I had quite a lot.
    Tharns mini feat, assault sprays..
    That’s enough.
  • The biggest problem for me, was the Death Wolves.
    I did not have anything to do with them.
    They were standing in my zone all the time, blocking my scoring and I did not have enough attacks to take care of them.
    I had to kill more important things.
  • Paweł, thank you for the game and see you next!

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