Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Battle Report 10/24/2009

I ended up facing off against Frans on Saturday with a slight variation to the lizardmen list from the previous post. He fielded a vampire counts list with a vampire lord on zombie dragon, a vampire, a wight king in a unit of grave guard, 2 units of 10 skeletons, 20 zombies, and 2 varghulfs.

My list:

Lord Kroak

Level 2 skink priest
- engine of the gods
- plaque of tepok
- dispel scroll

Level 2 skink priest
- cube of darkness

saurus scar veteran
- venom of the firefly frog
- light armor
- great weapon
- aura of quetzl

20 temple guard
- standard bearer and champion
- plaque of dominion
- burning blade of chotec

20 saurus warriors
- full command
- spears

10 ranked skinks

10 ranked skinks

3 jungle swarms

Setup was like the following:

|skeletons| |grave guard| |skeletons| |vampire| |zombie dragon|
|varghulf| |-------------zombies----------------| |varghulf|

------|skinks| |swarms| |temple| |engine| |saurus| |skinks|

I had Lord Kroak in with the temple guard and the scar veteran in with the saurus. On my first turn, I marched everything up being careful to keep some range on my guys. I attempted to cast some spells with the skinks using kroak's dice. None of them succeeded but I was able to draw out a dispel scroll. On Frans' turn he moved the varghulfs to the flanks of each of the skink groups, everything else moved forward, and the zombie dragon attempted to charge the engine of the gods and fell about an inch and a half short. His magic drew out my cube of darkness which failed to end the magic phase but I was able to prevent any spells from going off.

On my second turn, everything I had charged. The engine charged into the front of the zombie dragon, the temple guard charged the flank on my left, and the saurus charged the flank on my right. The skinks both charged the zombie line with the skinks on the right getting the flank of the zombies. The jungle swarms charged the varghulf on the left. During my magic phase I unleashed the burning alignment from the engine and Lord Kroak's spell at casting value of 5+. Together these two spells dropped the zombie dragon AND reduced the vampire lord down to 1 wound remaining. It also killed several zombies from the unit engaged with the skinks. Frans used a dispel scroll on the second of Lord Kroak's spells cast with the 10+ casting value.

When close combat began and before the impact hits were calculated, Frans conceded the game.

Later in the afternoon I helped Chaney(Demons) and Aaron(Chaos) try to learn to play the game. Details on that later.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Ork List

I've created the following Ork list for my first foray into Warhammer 40k. It's written up for a 650 point game and I'm trying to figure out the best way to tweak it down to 500 points. Currently this uses most of my models (minus 5 Nobs, some ork boyz, and some ork boy big shootas). In addition to turning this into a 500 point list, I'm also looking to figure out what I should buy as a next step to bring this list up to 750 points and eventually 1000 points.

Ork Warboss 60
power klaw 25

11 Ork Boyz 66
Nob Upgrade 10
power klaw 25
bosspole 5

20 Ork Boyz 120
Nob Upgrade 10
Power Klaw Upgrade 25
bosspole 5
2 rokkit launchas 20

3 Warbikers 75
Nob Upgrade 10
Power Klaw 25
bosspole 5

3 Deffkoptas 95
3 twin-linked rokkit launchas 30

Ork Trukk 35

Total: 646

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Swing Dancing Routine

So this blog serves a dual purpose. In addition to Warhammery stuff, it's also for me to talk about my other hobby, swing dancing! I've been taking a routine class with Charm City Swing and we will be performing the routine this coming Monday. Below is a link to our final practice run through from Wednesday night. It's not perfect but considering we learned it in about 8 hours over the course of 8 weeks, I think it's pretty darn good!


Lizardmen List

Here's a fun Lizardmen list I wrote up for playing against a friend's Vampire Counts army. It's not finished yet and there are several tweaks I need to make to it still. Possible changes include adding a Cube of Darkness and changing the magic items on the Saurus Scar Veteran around. I also need to make sure stupidity from the banner will work on the vampires before I take it.

Lord Kroak 600

Level 2 skink priest 100
engine of the gods 290
plaque of tepok 15
dispel scroll 25

Level 2 skink priest 100
dispel scroll 25
dispel scroll 25

saurus scar veteran 85
piranha blade 35
light armor 5
shield 3

20 temple guard 320
standard bearer and champion 28
plaque of dominion 50
Burning Blade of Chotec 25

20 saurus warriors 220
full command 30
spears 20

10 ranked skinks 50

10 ranked skinks 50

3 jungle swarms 135

Total: 2236