Khador at the WMH WTC: Round 5 Battle Reports

4:8 in round 4 isn’t – once again – anything to write home about.

But wait! There’s Team Poland Red! And within Team Poland Red there’s Marcin Mycek playing Butcher2 and Karchev. And guess what? Poland Red is in the final … and so is Khador!

Time for round 5 pairings of Khador at the WMH WTC:

Scenario: Fire Support

Results: Wins and Losses

Round 5 wins and losses are bold:

6:2 Butcher3
– W: Kromac, Feora2, Asphyxious2, Damiano, Vayl2, Hoarluk
– L: Harbinger, Deneghra1
2:2 Irusk1 W: Makeda2, Rahn L: Feora2, Damiano
1:1 Irusk2 W: Harbinger L: Haley1
6:7 Butcher2
– W: Skarre1, Deneghra1, Cassius, Ravyn, Asphyxious2, Caine2
– L: Feora2, Vayl2, Harbinger, Krueger1, Terminus, Morvahna2, Terminus
3:4 Butcher1 W: Fiona, Ravyn, Morvahna2 L: Mordikaar, Borka, Vyros, Ravyn
3:5 Sorscha2
– W: Haley2, Makeda2, Caine2
– L: Cassius, Sorscha1, Skarre1, Lylyth2, Terminus
2:4 Vlad2 W: Borka, Deneghra2 L: Skarre1, Caine2, Grim2, Ravyn
1:2 Sorscha1 W: Sorscha2 L: Haley1, Haley1
0:1 Karchev L: Harbinger
0:1 Strakhov L: Vayl2
0:1 Vlad3 L: Haley2
0:3 Harkevich L: Caine2, Deneghra1, Sloan
0:3 Old Witch L: Kaelyssa, Feora2, Ravyn

24:36 Total (all 5 rounds)

Butcher1 (Gil Surepi) vs. Morvahna2 (Ross Silvers)

Winner: Butcher1

Butcher of Kardov
* Juggernaut
* War Dog
Iron Fang Pikemen Max
* Iron Fang Officer and Standard
Great Bears of Gallowswood
Widowmakers
Lady Aiyana and Master Holt Iron Fang Kovnik
Fenris
Man-O-War Drakhun with Dismount
Yuri the Axe
Iron Fang Kovnik
Manhunter
Manhunter
Widowmaker Marksman
Koldun Lord
Madeline Corbeau, Ordic Courtesan

Morvahna the Dawnshadow
* Warpwolf Stalker
* Warpwolf Stalker
* Gorax
Warpborn Skinwalkers Max
* Warpborn Alpha
Wolves of Orboros Max
* Wolf of Orboros Officer and Standard
Shifting Stones
* Stone Keeper
Shifting Stones
Wolflord Morraig
Gallows Grove
Gallows Grove

Butcher2 (Marcin Mycek) vs. Morvahna2 (Will Pagani)

Winner: Morvahna2

Kommander Orsus Zoktavir: Mad Dogs of War Tier 3
* Devastator
Doom Reavers
* Greylord Escort
Doom Reavers
* Greylord Escort
Doom Reavers
Doom Reavers
Doom Reavers
Doom Reavers
Doom Reavers
Fenris
Yuri the Axe

Morvahna the Dawnshadow
* Warpwolf Stalker
* Warpwolf Stalker
* Gorax
Warpborn Skinwalkers Max
* Warpborn Alpha
Wolves of Orboros Max
* Wolves of Orboros Chieftain and Standard
Shifting Stones
* Stone Keeper
Shifting Stones
Wolf Lord Morraig
Gallows Grove
Gallows Grove

Butcher2 (Milo Fuggin) vs. Terminus (Michael Marlier)

Winner: Terminus

Kommander Orsus Zoktavir
* Devastator
* Devastator
* Sylys Wyshnalyrr, the Seeker
Man-O-War Shocktroopers Max
Winter Guard Rifle Corps Max
Great Bears of Gallowswood
Fenris
Man-O-War Drakhun with Dismount
Kovnik Jozef Grigorovich
Madelyn Corbeau, Ordic Courtesan

Lich Lord Terminus
* Seether
Revenant Crew Max
Revenant Crew Max
Satyxis Raiders Max
* Satyxis Raider Sea Witch
Bane Thralls Min
Bile Thralls Min
Darragh Wrathe
Satyxis Raider Captain
Scrap Thralls

Butcher2 (Tadeusz Czerwinski) vs. Caine2 (Doug Fazzani)

Winner: Butcher2

Kommander Orsus Zoktavir: Mad Dogs of War Tier 3
* Devastator
Doom Reavers
* Greylord Escort
Doom Reavers
* Greylord Escort
Doom Reavers
Doom Reavers
Doom Reavers
Doom Reavers
Doom Reavers
Fenris
Yuri the Axe

Captain Allister Caine
* Ol’ Rowdy
* Squire
Greygore Boomhowler and Co. Max
Horgenhold Forge Guard Max
Rangers
Alexia Ciannor and the Risen
Lady Aiyana and Master Holt
Journeyman Warcaster
Eiryss, Angel of Retribution
Gorman di Wulfe, Rogue Alchemist
Rhupert Carvolo, Piper of Ord
Taryn di la Rovissi, Llaelese Gun Mage
Reinholdt, Gobber Speculator

Battle report from Doug’s perspective: “I was locked into Caine 2 now, which wasn’t brilliant, but we reckoned it could handle the Doom Reaver spam list everyone else was terrified about so I gave it a go… I won the roll and elected to go second since there was a nice building for Caine to hide behind. – Tadeusz runs his doomreavers up (not much else to add!) – Boomhowlers get Heightened Reflexes and Caine goes up behind his house. The rest of my army runs – Tadeusz runs his Doomreavers again. My *entire* army fails it’s abomination checks… – I stand still and try and rally. Caine kills a few things and gatecrashes back. – Tadeusz pops feat and the slaughter is quite impressive. I actually run out of soul tokens for Alexia, although that’s solved when she gets killed too. Butcher stands next to his flag, scoring – When the dust clears Butcher is sat on 2 focus about 20 inches from Caine. Holt and my remaining Boomhowlers clear a charge path but because of the way I’ve hidden behind the building I’d clip the corner of it to charge in Butcher’s direction. I have to walk instead and end up an inch short (much to Tadeusz’s relief who though he was dead!). I gatecrashed into a few Doomreavers and killed them. He scored again 0-2 – He controls my flag and ends his turn 0-5 – Brutal, brutal game. Tadeusz played it very well but my entire army standing still in front of all those Doom Reavers was something I couldn’t recover from

Butcher3 (Gábor Wolf) vs. Deneghra1 (Terje Boye)

Winner: Deneghra1

Kommander Zoktavir, The Butcher Unleashed
* Conquest
* Spriggan
Doom Reavers
* Greylord Escort
Assault Kommandos Min
Battle Mechaniks Min
* Battle Mechanik Officer
Greylord Ternion
Koldun Lord
Kovnik Iron Fang

Warwitch Deneghra
* Leviathan
* Nightwretch
Satyxis Raiders Max
* Satyxis Raider Sea Witch
Cylena Raefyll and Nyss Hunters Max
Greygore Boomhowler and Co. Max
Bane Thralls Min
Blackbane’s Ghost Raiders Min
Gorman di Wulfe, Rogue Alchemist

Short battle report from Wolf’s perspective: “I was really stupid and left a dog in the open and got cripling grasp on the caster early on. I could get 3 CP, before being overwhelmed and killed.

Butcher3 (Simon Sørensen) vs. Hoarluk (Stuart Gorman)

Winner: Butcher3

Kommander Zoktavir, The Butcher Unleashed
* Devastator
* War Dog
Cylena Raefyll and Nyss Hunters Max
Greygore Boomhowler and Co. Max
Iron Fang Pikemen Max
* Black Dragon Officer and Standard
Widowmakers
Lady Aiyana & Holt
Ogrun Bokur
Saxon Orrik
Madelyn Corbeau, Ordic Courtesan

Hoarluk Doomshaper, Shaman of the Gnarls: Runes of War Tier 4
* Mulg the Ancient
* Earthborn Dire Troll
* Dire Troll Mauler
* Troll Axer
Trollkin Runeshapers
Trollkin Runeshapers
Trollkin Runeshapers
Trollkin Runeshapers
Krielstone Bearer and Stone Scribes Max
* Krielstone Stone Scribe Elder
Janissa Stonetide

Battle report from Stuart’s perspective: “This is the team I wanted to see least. Two Cryx players and Butcher3 means three bad match ups for me. Somewhat luckily I get Simon’s Butcher3 list, the least worst option for me, but it’s still going to be rough. I can’t drop Madrak2 since that list is full of non-fearless infantry that Butcher’s Feat will shit all over. Runes of War it is! The scenario was Close Quarters – This game is pretty fast. I managed to clear some of his infantry as he approached but not nearly enough since Runeshaper blast damage did nothing vs. Boomhowlers or IFP. I managed to clear a lane to Butcher3 for a Raged Mulg to goad his way to (only needing a charge and one goad, so still 3 Fury for attacks). Butcher was on full camp so even at POW 22 I was dice minus 2 and needed to boost to hit because I had been hit by Boomie’s Rage Howler making me MAT 5 and Butcher had a Wardog so he was DEF 16. I got two boosted hits into him with one boosted damage roll leaving him at two points after spiking the damage on my second attack. Butcher was under Doomy’s feat so he couldn’t kill Mulg in response without dying so Simon did something I didn’t expect, he ran out of the killbox with Butcher. He then put more pressure on me with the rest of his list. On my turn I managed to dominate my flag but had to burn Doomy’s fury to do so and got shot to death as a result. I should have put more effort into keeping Doomy alive but I forgot how effective POW 10s are when your Warlock is only 13/15. – One cool strategy Simon did against me was run his Widowmakers down the extreme flank of the table. Then on Turn 3 he turned them back towards the center of the table and shot my Krielstone to bits. In general he put a lot more effort into kill my KSB than most players do which was a really smart thing to do.

Harkevich (Éric Grux) vs. Sloan (John Henneli)

Winner: Sloan

Kommander Harkevich, the Iron Wolf
* Conquest
* Demolisher
* Demolisher
* Sylys Wyshnalyrr, the Seeker
Greylord Outriders Max
Battle Mechaniks Min
* Battle Mechanik Officer
Eiryss, Angel of Retribution

Captain Kara Sloan
* Stormwall
* Sylys Wyshnalyrr, the Seeker
Greygore Boomhowler and Co. Max
Arcane Tempest Gun Mages
* Arcane Tempest Gun Mage Officer
Black 13th Gun Mage Strike Team
Field Mechaniks Min
Lady Aiyana & Master Holt
Eiryss, Angel of Retribution
Journeyman Warcaster
Stormsmith Stormcaller
Reinholdt, Gobber Speculator

Irusk1 (Moritz Schwank) vs. Damiano (Franck Primavera)

Winner: Damiano

Kommandant Irusk
* Conquest
* War Dog
Iron Fang Pikemen Max
* Iron Fang Pikemen Officer and Standard
Kayazy Assassins Max
* Kayazy Assassin Underboss
Battle Mechaniks Min
Eiryss, Angel of Retribution
Iron Fang Kovnik
Koldun Lord
Gorman di Wulfe, Rogue Alchemist
Ragman
Saxon Orrik

Captain Damiano
* Gallant
Arcane Tempest Gun Mages
* Arcane Tempest Gun Mage Officer
* Mule
* Mule
Horgenhold Forge Guard Max
Precursor Knights Max
* Precursor Knight Officer and Standard
Gudrun the Wanderer
Rhupert Carvolo, Piper of Ord

Sorscha1 (Tom Starren) vs. Haley1 (Jaakko Uusitupa)

Winner: Haley1

Kommander Scorcha
* Spriggan
* Sylys Wyshnalyrr, the Seeker
Iron Fang Pikemen Max
* Black Dragon Officer and Standard
Greylord Outriders Max
Doom Reavers
* Greylord Escort
Great Bears of Gallowswood
Alexia Ciannor and the Risen
Eiryss, Mage Hunter of Ios
Iron Fang Kovnik
Rheinholdt, Gobber Speculator

Captain Victoria Haley
* Sentinel
* Squire
Storm Lances Min
Tempest Blazers Max
Cylena Raefyll and Nyss Hunters Max
* Captain Jonas Murdoch
Rangers
Alexia Ciannor and the Risen
Tactical Arcanist Corps
Journeyman Warcaster
Rhupert Carvolo, Piper of Ord

Battle report from Jaakko’s perspective: “Last round and I was locked into my pHaley list which did affect our pairings considerably. Luckily we won the roll and in the end I was able to pair myself against Khador. Tom’s another list was Epic Butchers Doomreaver horde and it was totally out of question against the amount of shooting my lists can generate so he chose his pSorscha list. … We were playing Close quarters and thus Killbox was there. The match up was generally pretty good for me as my pHaley list really excels killing infantry and there was lots of it. However, the Freezing Grip spell pSorscha has is really terrifying against infantry units. I also could’ve more experience in playing against pSorscha because for some reason my local Khador players haven’t used her much. – Tom won the starting roll and went first. I chose the table edge with a little more cover for my forces, but in the end the terrain didn’t play much role in this game as the table was pretty open. Only a small forest around my flag would stall controlling/dominating it. – Tom ran his forces forward as normal. He had his Iron fangs approaching my flag on my right and most of the other forces closer to his own on my left. My Rangers got Tough and Fearless from Rhupert and dared to approach the Doom reavers. I missed some attacks and even after my Storm Lances came into help with their ride by shooting and electro leaps a single doom reaver remained. Nyss hunters assaulted forward and managed to get a few Iron fangs in range, but all missed their shots. Murdoch charged one of my own models (and naturally killing it) and the unit went Gone to Ground. Haley was near my own flag on my right and my Tempest Blazers were far on my right to stay away from Freezing Grip and pSorscha feat. – Sorscha advanced forward with Wind Rush touching the left flag closer to Toms deployment zone and feated. The feat catched one of my Storm lances, Alexia and some of my Nyss. Then Tom followed by casting Freezing Grip into one of the Frozen nyss with help from Sylys and the whole unit was frozen! Iron Fangs Kovnik hurried the pikeman unit forward in shield wall and the unit also used their mini feat. The remaining Doomr reaver ran into melee with one of my Storm lances, but they held their nerve. Greylord outriders killed most of my Rangers and only two remained after making tough checks. – Sorscha was out of focus, but I had very few models that could attack her because most of my army was frozen and those that could attack were against ARM22 Iron fangs. So it was clear that this wouldn’t be my feat turn. Haley cast Temporal barrier to delay the enemies and camped rest. I could actually get one of my Storm Lances into Sorscha except the frozen unit leader was blocking the charge lane. I charged one of the Great Bears instead and killed also the Doomreaver. A couple of my TAC dwarves actually killed Iron fangs with their attacks, but my ponies whiffed. I had trouble finding models that could contest the opposing flag, but luckily one of the two remaining Rangers had line of sight blocked from Sorscha and thus was not frozen by the feat. He walked to contest. Also my frozen Alexia had created a few risen to delay the enemy. Rhupert gave nyss +1 DEF now that the feat would be gone. – The support staff of Sorscha was well behind and probably that’s why Tom wanted not to gamble with hitting my nyss with Freezing Grip. He instead did cast it on my Risen thus Freezing Alexia in the process. My frosen Alexia survived a charge from a risen created by Tom’s Alexia, but was then taken down by a huge damage roll by Outrider spray. Alexia herself killed the one of the Stormlances in melee, but had to use quite a lot of Risen to take out the Arcane shielded horseman. Iron Fangs took a shield wall position around my flag and together with Spriggan bombardment took out some of my nyss despite their high defense. Luckily for me Tom was unable to clear the flag area completely as his Great bear was just out of range from one of my TAC dwarves. He did score from his own flag however after killing the lone Ranger. – Now finally it was time to deal the crippling blow. Haley cast Temporal barrier and feated. Two remaining TAC dwarves yelled ”BATTLE WIZARD” and killed one Great bear and a bunch of Iron fangs with charge attacks and following magic attacks. Nyss assaulted and took out more Iron Fangs as well as Alexia. When it was time for my real killing unit – Tempest Blazers – activate not many of the Iron fangs remained and the remaining models were easily taken out. The last shots were aimed at Spriggan dealing little damage. Storm Lances killed some Outriders and moved close to the opposing flag. Jr moved Arcane Shield into Haley just in case leaving the Storm Lances without support. – Sorscha saw her army crumble around her, but killed the two horses around her and cast Wind rush to reach high DEF once again. Some nyss were killed as well. – My turn came and Sorscha was out of focus once again. Haley cast Temporal barrier and camped the rest. One of the TAC dwarves managed to hit Sorscha with Flame blast dealing some damage. The Spriggan blocked most of my Blazers from getting into Sorscha with its reach, but one managed to make it. The lone Blazer hit and a whopping Brutal shot damage roll put Sorscha down. The game was over and Cygnar was victorius! – It was a pretty hard game for Tom who had to play against pHaley also the round before I heard. That game was against a Stormwall version of the pHaley list and thus even worse, but Tom took the second loss with good spirit. Freezing Grip is definitely a thing against a list like mine, but what helped me is that Tom’s list lacked some ranged firepower. When I got a proper feat turn the Khador forces were dramatically reduced.

Sorscha2 (Joao Nunes) vs. Lylyth2 (Dominique Majoie)

Winner: Lylyth2

Forward Kommander Sorscha
* Behemoth
* Spriggan
* Sylys Wyshnalyrr, the Seeker
Iron Fang Pikemen Max
* Iron Fang Pikemen Officer and Standard
Winter Guard Infantry Max
* Winter Guard Infantry Officer and Standard
Great Bears of Gallowswood
Widowmakers
Kovnik Jozef Grigorovich
Widowmaker Marksman

Lylyth, Shadow of Everblight
* Ravagore
* Ravagore
* Ravagore
* Naga Nightlurker
* Succubus
Blighted Nyss Striders Min
* Blighted Nyss Striders Officer and Musician
Strider Deathstalker
Strider Deathstalker
The Forsaken
Blighted Nyss Shepherd
Blighted Nyss Shepherd
Feralgeist

Sorscha2 (Pär-Ola Nilsson) vs. Terminus (Daniel Knauß)

Winner: Terminus

Forward Kommander Sorscha
* Spriggan
* Sylys Wyshnalyrr, The Seeker
Cylena Raefyll and Nyss Hunters Max
* Koldun Kapitan Valachev
Winter Guard Infantry Max
* Winter Guard Infantry Officer and Standard
* Winter Guard Infantry Rocketeer x2
Great Bears of Gallowswood
Kayazy Eliminators
Lady Aiyana and Master Holt
Man-O-War Drakhun with Dismount
Kovnik Jozef Grigorovich
Harlan Versh, Illuminated One
Reinholdt, Gobber Speculator

Lich Lord Terminus
* Malice
Bane Knights Max
Bane Thralls Min
Bane Thrall Officer and Standard
Satyxis Raiders Max
* Satyxis Raider Sea Witch
The Withershadow Combine
Darragh Wrathe
Bane Lord Tartarus
Madelyn Corbeau, Ordic Courtesan
Saxon Orrik

Vlad2 (David Kane) vs. Deneghra2 (Peter B)

Winner: Vlad2

Vladimir Tzepesci, the Dark Champion
* Drago
Iron Fang Uhlans Max
Iron Fang Pikemen Max
* Black Dragon Officer and Standard
Doom Reavers
Doom Reavers
Kayazy Eliminators
Kayazy Eliminators
Kovnik Markov
Iron Fang Kovnik
Saxon Orrik

Wraith Witch Deneghra
* Nightwretch
* Nightwretch
* Skarlock Thrall
Cylena Raefyll and Nyss Hunters Max
Croe’s Cutthroats Max
The Withershadow Combine
Ogrun Bokur
Gorman di Wulfe, rogue Alchemist
Master Gunner Dougal MacNaile
Pistol Wraith
Warwitch Siren
Wrong Eye and Snapjaw

Short battle report from Dave’s perspective: “This one started well for me, jamming feated doom reavers and eliminators down the other armies throat. One of the MAT10 doom reavers rolled a 1,1 to hit against snapjaw, leaving him alive >.< Denny hits back with her feat, clearing my front lines while stopping the second. Vlad is hurt by an attempted turn 1 assassination, though it turned out the Nyss were out of range. With time running low for my opponent and me running out of models I had to go for an assassination. Saxon gives Vlad pathfinder and he cast Martial Paragon before charging at Denny with +2 to his stats from damage. We have to get a judge over because it's very close both on LoS and distance. However Vlad is in range and puts her down in two swings. MAT7 POW16 with four dice to hit and damage will do that!! – This game won us the round, which was at 2-2, so that last ditch assassination had everyone really tense! Worked out in the end though :)

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7 comments

  1. Pingback: Khador at the WMH WTC: Wins and Losses | Kriegsspiele

  2. I was really stupid and left a dog in the open and got cripling grasp on the caster early on. I could get 3 CP, before being overwhelmed and killed.

    • Damn. – I’m currently playing 3utcher with Eyriss2 and Aiyana. I’m not sure about the latter, but I really want to be able to fight Cryx … and remove Crippling Grasp. – Thanks again for the short insight, added it to the post above. What’s been your overall impression of the WTC by the way?

  3. Gábor Wolf

    After a bad start (the team got to the location at noon, after 12 hours of driving but the rooms were available only at 9pm) it was a really good event! Nice armies, competitive still fair games. Butcher3 is the strongest caster yet, but vlad3 is really underestimated. Spell assassination at 28″ anyone? :) Butcher3 arrived just 3 days before we had to send in the lists, so I could not max it out, it was still insane. I will try it this saturday in a low point tournament with “khador allstars list”

  4. David Kane

    This one started well for me, jamming feated doom reavers and eliminators down the other armies throat. One of the MAT10 doom reavers rolled a 1,1 to hit against snapjaw, leaving him alive >.< Denny hits back with her feat, clearing my front lines while stopping the second. Vlad is hurt by an attempted turn 1 assassination, though it turned out the Nyss were out of range. With time running low for my opponent and me running out of models I had to go for an assassination. Saxon gives Vlad pathfinder and he cast Martial Paragon before charging at Denny with +2 to his stats from damage. We have to get a judge over because it's very close both on LoS and distance. However Vlad is in range and puts her down in two swings. MAT7 POW16 with four dice to hit and damage will do that!!

    This game won us the round, which was at 2-2, so that last ditch assassination had everyone really tense! Worked out in the end though :)

    • Great, well done! It’s always lovely to go for an assassination with Vlad2 personally. – Thanks for the short battle report, added it to the post.

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