Battle Report 84: Tanith, the Feral Song (The Wild Hunt) vs. Amon Ad-Raza

Warmachine Fight Club:

My roommate and I play a fair amount of Warmachine, and it's been really fun to see him grow as a player.

Unfortunately, he's decided that the best way to get us into shape is to make working out connected to Warmachine.

Here's what he's come up with - every time you lose a model, you do a set of sit ups or push ups.

If you lose a:

30 mm - 5 reps
40 mm - 15 reps
50 mm - 30 reps
120 mm - 80 reps

If you win the game - 50 reps.

You can't do the same thing twice in a row, so you have to alternate between the two forms, and you can do any variation on them that you like.

Being as I am an avid Warmachine player and also verrryyy out of shape, this is going to suck.

The Game:

Tonight I got a chance to play my ridiculous Tanith list into Amon Ad-Raza, running a slightly less battlegroup heavy build and including Idrians:

- Heirophant
- Crusader
- Reckoner
- Reckoner
- Castigator
- Guardian

Punch Monk x2

Choir (max)
Idrians and CA

I was playing my silly Wolf Sworn Tanith list:

- Loki
- Wyrd x3
- Moonhound x2

Reeves (max) and CA x2
Wolves (max) and CA

We rolled up Extraction for the Scenario, and I won the roll off. I chose to go first, and my opponent took the side with the hill (the right call).

The Idrians put prey on my newest Woldwyrd, and we were off.

Circle turn 1:

Reeves on the left side ran up to just outside of 16 inches of his Idrians.

On the right, the unit ran up to just behind the forest.

Tanith put Scything Touch on Loki, put Admonition on herself, and moved up.

Everything else moved up.

Menoth turn 1:

The Idrians, outthreatened at every turn and with their mini-feat essentially useless, decided to run and get up on the hill and screen the Punch Monk.

The Choir sings "No Shooting".

The 'Jacks moved up to screen Amon after he cast Synergy and Mobility.

Circle turn 2:

No shooting is a problem for this list, but my opponent had deployed slightly wonky and two of his Jacks weren't going to get the benefit next turn.

I decided this was as good of a turn as any to Ambush my Wolves of Orboros.

Tanith pulled Fury and upkept both spells, and then the Wolves Ambushed on the left side.

They charged in, killing all but four Idrians and repositioning away.

The left Reeves killed the Punch Monk with a massive CRA, and then killed 3 of 4 Idrians.

A Wyrd killed the last one, and the right side of the table just moved up a little bit.

I knew my opponent would likely commit to get three scenario points, but I also felt like I could then kill two of his heavies and contest for the rest of the game.

Menoth turn 2:

Stuff commits. The two Jacks that don't get choir songs go in and clear/control the flag and almost kill the objective.

Fort Amon bunkers up again, and my opponent gets 2 points.

Score 0-2
Advantage Menoth

Circle turn 3:

Time to go! The left Moonhound moves up to engage the Guardian for future Scything Touch silliness.

Loki moves up, warps Strength, and hooks the Reckoner in.

He then misses 3 attacks.

The left Reeves CRA the Reckoner down to about 10 boxes, and the first Wyrd finishes off the 'Jack.

Tanith moves up, Feats, puts Scything Touch on the Moonhound and shoots the Guardian with her gun. She hits, and then casts Affliction on him.

The remaining Wyrds kill him pretty handily and then the Reeves on the right CRA the Punch Monk to death.

The Wolves move around the forest to engage some Choir and be ready to pop mini-feat and charge next turn with the CA hiding behind the little forest.

Score 0-2
Advantage Menoth

Menoth turn 3:

My opponent sees the writing on the wall and decides to just inflict maximum sit up and push up pain on me.

Amon kills some wolves, the Crusader kills some Reeves.

I lose a Moonhound to the Castigator and then lose Loki and the objective to the Reckoner.

My opponent gets another point.

Score 0-3
Advantage Menoth

Circle turn 4:

Tanith moves up and cranks her hit roll, Shadow Binding Amon. 

The Wolves pop mini-feat and charge in, the first attack taking the Warcaster down. 

Victory for the Druids!

Post-Game Thoughts:

If I want this list to play into Menoth, I really, really need a Pureblood. 

I really should have dropped my Baldur 2 list, but I still don't have my second Woldwrath painted up, and I didn't want to use my borrowed one. I expect that with better choir deployment, this game goes a lot worse for me. 

I must say though, this list is silly fun to play, an entire ambushing weaponmaster unit is AWESOME and having two units of Reeves means that the world is pretty much gonna die. 

At the end of the match, I had lost 6 small based models, 1 medium, 2 large, and won the game, for a grand total of 155 reps of various things. Ughhh.