Game #59 High Reclaimer vs Haley3

I played :

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

(High Reclaimer 1) The High Reclaimer [+32]
– Crusader [10]
– Dervish [7]
– Indictor [15]
Anastasia di Bray [3]
Nicia, Tear of Vengeance [0(5)]
Pyrrhus, Flameguard Hero [0(5)]
Wrack [1]
Choir of Menoth (min) [4]
Flame Bringers (max) [17]
Idrian Skirmishers (max) [15]
– Idrian Skirmisher Chieftain & Guide [5]
Temple Flameguard (max) [11]
– Temple Flameguard Officer & Standard [4]
Temple Flameguard (max) [11]
– Temple Flameguard Officer & Standard [4]

VS

Cygnar Army – 75 / 75 points
[Theme] Gravediggers

(Haley 3) Major Prime Victoria Haley [+25]
– Grenadier [9]
– Grenadier [9]
– Hammersmith [12]
Captain Maxwell Finn [0(6)]
Commander Anson Hitch [4]
Patrol Dog [2]
Trench Buster [0(5)]
Trench Buster [0(5)]
Trencher Master Gunner [4]
Alexia Ciannor & the Risen [10]
Trencher Commandos (max) [15]
– Trencher Commando Officer [4]
– Trencher Commando Scattergunner (3) [6]
Trencher Infantry (max) [16]
– Trencher Infantry Officer & Sniper [5]
– Trencher Infantry Rifle Grenadier (2) [4]

I’m going first.

Deployment :

Idrians prey at Trencher Commando.

The whole army ran aggressively forward.
Temple Guards used their mini feat.
Reclaimer cast Hand of Fate on Idrians.
He also create cloud, where I could hide two Temple Guards.

Trencher Commando and Alexia with company, came a little bit forward.
Rest of the Cygnar’s army began to shoot at Temple Guards.
It was not easy to kill them (Iron Zeal, Tough + no KD).
Haley cast Tactical Supremacy on Trencher Infantry.
They made cloud wall + reposition in safe position.

End of 1st round :

Idrians killed almost all Risens + mini feat.
Anastasia came from Ambush.
She charged at Alexia and killed her.
Reclaimer recast Hand of Fate on Temple Guards.
Guards charged at Grenadier and they did some serious dmg.
Nicia was planned to kill two Commando and Sprint back.
Unfortunately, she did not hit twice…

Commando Officer used his mini feat.
It gives pseudo “prey” against Idrians.
Commando Scattergunners killed a lot of my models.
Rest of the army killed as many Guards as possible.
Haley casted Temporal Distortion.
Trench Buster took care of Anastasia.

0-2 on the scenario.

End of 2nd round :

Reclaimer FEAT.
He resurrected mostly Idrians.
He also recast Hand of Fate on them.
Dervishe killed few models in my zone.
Idrians massacred Commando unit.
After that, they reposition to contest the flag.
They set up wisely, because of the Maxwell Finn “killing whole units” ability.
Temple Guards and Flamebringers killed a lot of Trenchers.
Indictor took care of “wounded” Grenadiers.
Crusader ran to contest left zone.
Pyrrhus stayed b2b with the flag to score a point.

2-2 on the scenario.

Cygnar is in serious trouble.
My opponent did everything to get rid of Idrians contesting the flag.
Unfortunately, he did not manage to kill them all.
Hammersmith slammed Indictor, but only two inches away.
Rest of the army killed everything that was possible.
There were no models/possibilities to contest my zone and flag.

4-2 on the scenario.

In the 4th round, I just need to score 3 scenario points to win.
Pyrrhus stayed b2b with the flag = first point.
Dervish stayed in the right zone = second point
The easiest way for 3rd point, is to clean the middle zone of several models.
Idrians with Hand of Fate killed models in the zone, only Hammersmith left.
Reclaimer cast Hand of Fate on Indictor.
Choir said Battle.
Indictor easily destroyed Cygnar’s Jack.
Temple Guards ran to the middle zone for 3rd point.

I won the game by scenario, 7-2.

End of the game :

A few words after game :

  • 2x max Temple Guards are a great thing!
    It is very difficult to get rid of them.
    Especially with Reclaimer, who can resurrect them on FEAT turn.
  • Hand of Fate helps a lot with Temporal Distortion aura.
    Without it, I would not be able to hit anything.
  • Anastasia helped me so much at the very beginning of the game.
    She seems to slowly become my favorite Mercenaries solo!

2 comments

  1. I know what you mean about Anastasia as well, when I’ve been using Tyrannosaurus in this theme the benefits of ambushing daughters & her ambushing somewhere can really trip people up, also bringing one unit/model on and saving another for later is great at times

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