Battle Report #15 – Amon Ad-Raza vs. Naaresh

We played a 50 point game. We played Breakdown from Streamroller 2017 CID.

Lists

Menoth

Theme: The Creator's Might
2 / 2 Free Cards     50 / 50 Army

High Allegiant Amon Ad-Raza - WJ: +29
-    Hierophant - PC: 0
-    Crusader - PC: 10 (Battlegroup Points Used: 10)
-    Crusader - PC: 10 (Battlegroup Points Used: 10)
-    Crusader - PC: 10 (Battlegroup Points Used: 9)
-    Dervish - PC: 7
-    Dervish - PC: 7
-    Dervish - PC: 7
-    Dervish - PC: 7

The Covenant of Menoth - PC: 0
Vassal of Menoth - PC: 3
Vassal of Menoth - PC: 3
Vassal Mechanik - PC: 1
Vassal Mechanik - PC: 1
Wrack - PC: 1

Choir of Menoth - Leader & 5 Grunts: 6
Choir of Menoth - Leader & 5 Grunts: 6

Skorne

Theme: No Theme Selected
50 / 50 Army

Master Ascetic Naaresh - WB: +32
-    Bronzeback Titan - PC: 18 (Battlegroup Points Used: 18)
-    Cyclops Savage - PC: 7 (Battlegroup Points Used: 7)
-    Titan Cannoneer - PC: 17 (Battlegroup Points Used: 7)
-    Titan Gladiator - PC: 15

Extoller Soulward - PC: 3

Praetorian Swordsmen - Leader & 9 Grunts: 13
-    Praetorian Swordsman Officer & Standard - Officer & Standard: 4
Paingiver Beast Handlers - Leader & 3 Grunts: 5

Deployment

Battle Report #15 - Deployment
Deployment

Pre-deploy note: Synergy is on Amon and Fortify is on a Crusader

Round 1 – Menoth

Battle Report #15 - End of Menoth Turn 1
End of Menoth Turn 1

Upkeep spells are free thanks to the theme. Amon cast Mobility and everything else runs forward.

Round 1 – Skorne

Battle Report #15 - End of Skorne Turn 1
End of Skorne Turn 1

Naaresh cast Blur on the Swordsmen and everything runs forward.

Round 2 – Menoth

Battle Report #15 - End of Menoth Turn 2
End of Menoth Turn 2

One of the Dervishes had a pretty decent assassination run with two side steps through swordsmen. The Choir (both) used the Hymn of Battle. With Synergy up a Crusader and Dervish on the left start bumping up synergy to +2. The Dervish charged into a swordsman killed him, sidestepped, then failed to kill on his second initial, stopping the assassination run.

While that didn’t work, having a Dervish so close to his caster didn’t seem that bad of an end result. Other jacks walk to get in place for a second wave.

Round 2 – Skorne

Battle Report #15 - End of Skorne Turn 2
End of Skorne Turn 2

With Amon’s ‘jacks in range of Naaresh’s warbeasts, it is the ideal time for Naaresh to feat. First, the Cannoneer took a shot at the Crusader on the right. The Swordsmen charged the Dervish that was close to Naaresh, but missed around half of their attacks. Naaresh activated, feated, and tried to do some damage on the Dervish. Again, he had trouble doing much damage.

Here’s where the dice turned in my favor. After the Beast Handlers enraged the Bronzeback and Savage, the Bronzeback charged in and took out a Dervish and Crusador. The Savage also charged in to take out the Dervish in front of Naaresh. The Gladiator cast Rush, stepped through the forest and took out the Crusador hiding behind the building.

Unfortunately, Naaresh was left standing out in the open. The Extoller tried to provide some kind of cover by running to be in front of Naaresh.

Round 3 – Menoth

Battle Report #15 - End of Menoth Turn 3
End of Menoth Turn 3

My second wave of jack’s is significantly less than I expected after Naaresh’s feat turn. The Choir used the Hymn of Battle on the three remaining jacks. The Hierophant used Harmonious Exaltation. Amon went next, feating. He cast Mobility and handed out three focus to the Crusader and Dervish on the right. He cast Fortify next and handed out one focus to the Dervish on the right, camping 1 focus behind the obstruction in case things went horrible.

The Dervish on the left walked forward to get behind the Gladiator and started the synergy chain. The Dervish on the right walked forward and killed the Swordsman and Extoller Soulward blocking the Crusader. The Crusader walked forward and boosted to hit Naresh and hit. Naresh transferred the damage. The open fist did 11 damage, and the last bought and boosted attack flattened Naresh.

Afterthoughts

I should have respected Naaresh’s feat a little more than I did. I expected to lose some jacks but not that many.

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