Game #87 Durst vs Absylonia2 (Norway Championship tournament game #5)

I played :

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

(Durst 1) Anson Durst, Rock of the Faith [+28]
– Dervish [7]
– Dervish [7]
– Indictor [15]
– Sanctifier [14]
– Templar [15]
– Templar [15]
– Hierophant [0(3)]
Anastasia di Bray [3]
Vassal of Menoth [3]
Wrack [1]
Choir of Menoth (min) [4]
Choir of Menoth (min) [4]
Holy Zealots (max) [12]
– Monolith Bearer [3]

VS

Legion Army – 75 / 75 points
[Theme] Oracles of Annihilation

(Absylonia 2) Absylonia, Daughter of Everblight [+28]
– Carnivean [19]
– Carnivean [19]
– Carnivean [19]
– Neraph [12]
– Proteus [19]
– Seraph [14]
Blighted Nyss Sorceress & Hellion [0(6)]
Blighted Nyss Sorceress & Hellion [0(6)]
Spell Martyr [1]
The Forsaken [0(4)]

Legion was lead by Martin – Norwegian Champion 2018.
And definitely one of the best Legion players in the world.

I’m going first.

Deployment :

Durst cast Hallowed Avanger on left Templar.
He also cast Bulwark on himself.

Legion just ran.
As far as possible.

End of 1st round :

Zealots started throwing bombs at Carnivean, leaving him at 3/4 hp!
Durst tried to finish off that Beast, but unfortunately he missed Cleansing Fire 🙁
If only he would hit, I would probably have this game already won.
Durst also said FEAT.
Jacks came b2b with all Zealots.
I could not lose any model, to prevent Abb2 Alpha Hunter.

Martin withdrew his army a little.
Blighted Nyss Sorceress ran to contest my zone.
Legion score a point in his zone.

0-1 on the scenario.

End of 2nd round :

Anastasia came from Ambush and killed left Nyss Sorceress.
She needed “16” on 4d6 to kill, so – lucky dices here.
Dervish took care of Spell Martyr in the right zone.
Zealots tried to destroy objective, but it left on 1 box 🙁
Choirs ran to the zones.

3-1 on the scenario.

Neraph destroyed Dervish in the right zone.
Carnivean contest the left zone.
Legion is still waiting in his zone.

4-2 on the scenario.

End of 3rd round :

Unfortunately, I do not have more photos from this game.
In short, the fight was to the very end.
At some point, the Legion hit me with full force, destroying my Jack’s important systems.
Without Mechaniks, I did not have a chance to give back properly, so I tried to play on the scenario.
Unfortunately, at some point, I did not have models to contest Martin’s zone.

In the seventh round, I lost the game by scenario.
Martin had 1 or 2 points advantage.

A few words after game :

  • What an amazing game!
    Equal to the very end.
  • Before the game, I was not sure if Durst could deal with Abb2.
    Now I’m sure, that he can play a balanced game vs her.
  • The Norwegian Championship is over.
    Great tournament, I will definitely come back next year!

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