|Not these Gnarls.|
Actually a brief aside first. I like my veil of internet psuedo-anonymity, though it's a little less thorough as I merge the online and real life worlds at the FLGS. I imagine others might enjoy the veil like I do, so if I've outed you below and you'd like me to swap out an online identity for your real one I'll be happy to do so.
|Aby takes it in the face.|
I lost this one by overlooking a buff and (once again) not fully reading and comprehending an ability. You can see a Carni in the picture to the right. In the last turn it charged and killed a Manticore, which was standing close by the Manticore still visible. I think I had range on both of them but went after the closer one. Turns out the other had an Admonition-like upkeep (Hallowed Avenger? something like that) which allowed it to charge when a friendly model was destroyed under certain circumstances. I had placed the Shredder just above Aby to avoid a Slam taking down both models, which allowed the Manticore to get a charge off on Aby. By itself this wasn't so bad, but when Vyros came in during Rusty's half of the turn it got worse. Turns out Flank is a +2 on the attack and an additional die on damage (when engaging a model already engaged by a warjack, or something similar), and not a +2 on damage. Thanks to a combination of Reach and my anti-Slam Shredder placement, Vyros also had a charge lane and took Aby down without much effort. In addition to learning about those two abilities, I also learned that you can't Reave from a beast you kill by transferring damage.
|Not a man's land, but a woman's. Sort of.|
|Kreoss noms are yummy.|
After this first week of the league I'm at 2-1, which should put me at the sharp end thus far. There may be one person who went 3-0, but I think everyone else was 2-1 at best. Next week is better schedule-wise so hopefully I can get in a team game or two while I have a good opportunity (one of the patches for the league is for getting in at least two team games). If I can get in a pair of team games then I should finish off two of the three league patches (two team games and play against five different factions) which would leave just painting three objective markers to finish off the group. I have an idea for what I want to do with the markers (from scratch with a Khador theme, though I may get the PP ones at some point) and want to do three flag markers while I'm at it. Then it's all down to winning games and going for the overall lead. Since the league favors large and/or group games I don't know that I'll be in the running for the win, but I'm certain to have a good time trying.