That next game was a team game. My ally was Hawk, who I gather is a Mk. 1 veteran who has less time for the game of late. Our opponents were Jason and Jeff, who I played last week, which set up a Legion/Mercs vs Menoth game. We played at 25 per person, so I dropped the Carnivean and was able to maintain a tier 4 list. Hawk ran pMagnus with a Mule, two pirate jacks, some Sea Dogs, Ragman, and Dougal MacNaile. Jason went the same route I did by dropping a couple jacks from our previous game. Jeff ran pKreoss, a Templar, a Reckoner, a Repenter, Exemplars, a choir, and perhaps Rhupert. We played Fight Club which was all about killing jacks/beasts. I gained a healthy appreciation for what a Mule can do in this game when one cleared out most of a choir, most of the Errants, and also put some damage on a couple heavies. With a single shot. This was a game that felt close at the time, but in retrospect I think we had the edge from the first volley. The plan was to piece trade with Hawk's jacks as bait, but we didn't have to do much trading and probably engaged in far too much planning (hence the lack of pictures). We made a final push as the store was about to close and I cleared out both casters, including a brutal dicing of pKreoss. He deserves it though, more than any caster that doesn't serve Toruk.
|Before all hell breaks loose.|
|The end of the Iron Wolf.|
Another week, another 2-1 record. Barring any late reports for the week I'm tired for the lead, which is nice, but I don't expect it to last. My preference for smaller, mano-a-mano games doesn't fit the league's emphasis on larger team games, so I'm bound to get caught by people with the time for, and inclination towards, the big multiplayer brawls. That said, I have a 50 pointer lined up for tomorrow before work, which should let me get in a smaller game early Thursday and then have time for a big team match later that night. With luck I'll have two more league patches sewn up this week as I'll be facing my fifth different faction tomorrow (Cryx...) and if I can get a team game in it'll be my second. Then I'll just have objective/flag markers to do and I'll have checked off all the boxes. That last one is going to be the trick as I have some grandiose (for me) plans for those markers that I'll have to squeeze in amongst assembling the Legion models I still have in boxes, painting the Legion stuff that's ready to go, playing all these league games, knocking the dust off my Blood Angels to face off against EV's new Dark Eldar, work, hockey, life in general...