For round 3, I was playing on the recorded table, and a combination of assurance that I'll get that recording soon here and the fact that I didn't think I had any clock to waste in this particular game meant that I took no pictures.
The Scenario was Standoff, and my opponent had Testament and Malekus. I knew 100% that he was playing Testament, and I also knew 100% that I could not play the Heretic into that, so the Wanderer came out to play again, this time with the Desolation and Pandemonium Arcana.
Testament of Menoth
Knight Exemplar Seneschal
- Cage Rager
- Crabbit x2
- Crabbit x2
For those of you who have not seen this list in action, it's really something. I probably ended up killing 70 guys this game, and my opponent still had twenty on the table at the end of it.
I won the roll off and got to go first. I'm only going to give the broad strokes of the game, but as soon as the Youtube video is up, I'll link it here and announce it.
Important things - Star-Crossed and Fog of War meant that my Hollowmen won the ranged game into his left hand Errants and I was able to delete the entire unit by turn 3.
My Gorehounds both jammed his Knights in the way back lines and kept them there for a couple of turns too long.
On the right, Desolation allowed me to place a really bad forest for my opponent and prevent him from effectively contesting my back zone.
I was able to use the Witchwood to kill three guys a turn, Hollowmen on the left started to bring back models every turn as well, and the Twilight Sisters also brought back 2 guys a turn.
My opponent made a big push to win on Scenario, but needed to kill about 8 guys under Star-Crossed needing sixes and fives and missed a few of them.
I was able to clear the left zone and keep my zone pretty clear, so his early Scenario lead fell away and I believe we were tied in round 6. My opponent had to think through a very complicated set of moves to clear the right hand zone and, as he'd been going into the tank much more than me every turn (presenting your Warlock for assassination every turn will do that to your opponent), he clocked himself after throwing a bunch of models at me to contest.
This matchup is insane. The game was amazing. Blayne was a gracious opponent and I really enjoyed playing this matchup. I'm very happy that the camera was there for this one.
I cannot believe the shear amount of Scenario pressure the Testament list puts on you, it's quite staggering.
Against a normal infantry list, I would have killed it all three times over, but the 4-8 revives a turn just kept him from losing on Scenario or Attrition turn after turn after turn.
After this one, I was onto the last round of day one!