My first match of the day was against Sarge, and it was a pretty good game! I'm still working to get comfortable with my Tristan list, and am once again tweaking it to see if I can get a little bit of a better fit before go time... All of my units are pretty set, but I seem to have a little bit of a revolving door on what 'jacks I'm going to go with. I felt comfortable enough with the new set I used in today's game, but... I'm not sure if I'm totally happy with it. We'll see. My next game was against DTB, and though I lost again, I did feel a bit more comfortable with the list, and I managed to spear me a big ole' bear!
|A nice bear skin for Tristan's new cloak!|
The next gaming days for the Fukuyama Gaming Club are July 22 and August 5!
Registration for the Japan Open Team Tournament in October is rolling along! Make sure that you reserve your place if you're want to join!
And now, the big news... in just three weeks, my polliwogs and I are going to visit family in America! Yeah! Because of this, August may see some breaks in our regular posting schedule... and content! I may not be able to get any games in , but I will definitely be visiting some of my favorite local gaming stores, and they may find themselves with a write up in the Duty Log!
Look forward to it... that's an order!
For the first time in... boy, maybe three years, I finally got a game in with Sarge! Woot! The last few years he hasn't been able to make it up our way for anything except the Japan Open, which he has been running. It is a long way from Fukuyama to Iwakuni, and if he brings up some of the boys from the base, there are a lot of restrictions on them, especially that they have to make curfew (and I really mean HAVE TO.... the American military does NOT mess around with that kind of thing). But the last two meetings he has made it up, and much fun was had! I decided to take one more turn with Tristan to face off against his new Cryx army... sadly, Menoth is not a great match up against the undead horde!
Army List, Cryx:
|The Bastard's Dark Host|
Bane Lord Tartarus
Scrap Thrall X 2 (that's 6 thralls, y'all!)
Bane Warriors (Maximum) X 2
+ Officer X 2
Bane Riders (Maximum)
This list uses the Dark Host Theme Force, which will give Sarge's Bane models prowl (they'll get stealth when they have concealment) and he'll also get 2 4" fog clouds, which of course, will help his prowling Banes!
Army List, Protectorate:
|Tristan's Guardians of the Temple|
Reckoner X 2
Daughters of the Flame
Temple Flameguard (Maximum)
+Officer and Standard
This is, naturally, a Guardians of the Temple theme force, which will give my Daughters of the Flame the ability to Ambush (and let me tell you, that has really come in handy a few times!) and the Temple Flameguard will gain Tough and can't be knocked down when in B2B with models in their unit.
|A ghostly horde|
|Flameguard, ready to go!|
After stealing the sword of Nyssor, Goreshade and his troops are hastening back towards the Thornwood to reach the relative safety of the Cryxian tunnel system. Under cover of night, the eldritch was moving in the direction of Bainsmarket, when suddenly a force of Flameguard from the Protectorate appeared before him, cutting him off from his destination. Several Scrap Thralls that had been following his Wraith Engine shuffled forward and informed him that more Flameguard were moving up on all sides, trying to catch the Cryxians in a net of spears. Sovereign Tristan Durant was in the lead, having had a vision from the Creator of Man commanding him to stop the undead horde before they could escape. If Goreshade was to keep his prize and reach safety, he was going to have to cut that net open and lose himself and his forces in the looming woods.
Round 1, Cryx:
|Forward, to the concealing fog!|
Round 1, Protectorate:
|For Menoth against the zombies!|
Round 2, Cryx:
|Banes, Banes, everywhere...|
Round 2, Protectorate:
|Step one... get in the way!|
Round 3, Cryx:
|And a point goes to the Skarlock on the right!|
Round 3, Protectorate:
|Step 2... revive your ENTIRE ARMY!!!|
|Tristan fears no death horsey!|
Round 4, Cryx:
|Step 3 ... stall, stall, stall|
Victory for Cryx!
Tristan fought valiantly, but with Goreshade and the Bane Officer's abilities to reanimate the fallen, he was being overrun... quickly it became apparent that he was not going to be able to hang on until the rest of his trap was sprung, or risk the lives of his remaining men and women. Though it hurt deep in his soul, Tristan signaled his last few troops to fall back, clearing the way for Goreshade to escape.
A punishing blow for Menoth, but a fun game nevertheless. I really enjoyed my first game against Cryx in many many a year! Long long ago we had two Cryx players, but the Dark Lady had to return to Spain, and our other player got a new job that really ate into his playing time, and he had to stop coming.
Thanks for the game, Sarge! Next time, the light of Menoth's holy flames will prevail!