Pre-Game-Here is a breakdown of our staring forces and deployment:
Key Terrain Points- 1&3: Rocky Outcroppings(Rough), 2: Forest, 4: Shooting Gallery(Rough)
|My Battlegroup Center|
Cygnar(Gareson) 40 pts in blue above...
Center: Alister Caine(A), Ironclad(I), Lancer(L), Hunter(H), Squire(S)
Right Flank: Charger(C), Journeyman Warcaster(J), Gun Mage Captain Adept(G)
Army Observations: I(Gareson) like surgical strike mixed forces...so I brought a bunch of agile lights and toolbox models. I was risking running a fragile force against his Khador heavies, but hoping for a warcaster assassination opportunity.
|Gareth's Center and Left|
Cygnar(GDogsDog) 40 pts in red above...
Center:Kodiak(K), Man o' War Kovnik(M)
Right Flank: Valachev(V), Croe's Cutthroats(C)
Army Observations: Gareth(GDogsDog) likes "heavies", and his force selection certainly reflects this...bringing four heavy jacks in a 40pt game reflected his "big stick" approach:
|My Right Flank Diversionary Force|
|Mule paves the way with GDog's battlegroup close behind.|
Mid Game: By turn three it was clear that things were already going poorly for me. My right flank diversion had turned into a disaster and all I had to show for my feint was a shredded light jack and two k.i.a. solos. More importantly, Irusk was tightly protected by a train of four heavies as GDog had shifted his Kodiak to that part of the field as well.
|My Charger is in trouble!|
|Trencher smoke cover.|
|GDog owns the shooting gallery.|
|My Trencher force pushes out, hoping for a shot at Irusk(right).|
|I have his attention!|
|My Hunter has line of sight to Irusk!|
|Irusk out of danger...not so much my Ironclad.|
After Battle Conclusions: Gareth brought a broadsword and I brought a stiletto. If I was going to win, I had to find an opening and strike swiftly at the right moment or his raw power would overcome me. The latter happened. I was hoping for a better opportunity for assassination than my Hunter strike later in the game, but Gareth did a really good job of keeping his guard up.
Bested by my son..once again!(but it was fun!) I'd love to say I taught him everything I know...but honestly...he's just good!
Epliogue: Ironically, look at just what arrived in the mail!...
|A little late!|