Sunday, February 22, 2015

Castle Black - Supreme Kommandant Irusk vs Vladimir Tzepesci, Dark Prince of Umbrey

Supreme Kommandant Irusk's Man-O-War force
Vladimir Tzepesci, Dark Prince of Umbrey's Berserker force

Another week cooped up at Castle Black, another table of Solitairemachine! This time around, I tried some old concept lists that a local player and good friend, Dick Sy, would have wanted to play with - a Man-O-War-heavy list and a Berserker-heavy list!

Used Steamroller 2015's Two Fronts with 50PC forces and both carried Stockpile objectives, Supreme Kommandant Irusk commands multiple units of Man-O-War, taking the field against Vladimir Tzepesci, Dark Prince of Umbrey and his battlefield of Berserker warjacks!

Deployment

Supreme Kommandant Irusk, Conquest, Man-O-War Shocktroopers (leader and four grunts), Man-O-War Shocktroopers (leader and two grunts), two units Man-O-War Demolition Corps (leader and two grunts), Man-O-War Drakhun, Iron Fang Kovnik, Madelyn Corbeau - Ordic Courtesan
Vladimir Tzepesci, Dark Prince of Umbrey; Drago, four Berserkers, Kovnik Andrei Malakov with Juggernaut; Koldun Lord; Widowmaker Marksman; Gun Carriage
Not long will any Tzepesci sit upon the throne, yet their blood nourishes the soil of the land. When the last perishes, so too shall a darkness descend without dawn. - The Tzepesci Prophecy, 210 AR
A general must act decisively in battle. He who stands on the defensive does not conduct war but only endures it. - Supreme Kommandant Irusk

Turn 1 Supreme Kommandant Irusk


Supreme Kommandant Irusk allocated one focus to the Conquest. The Iron Fang Kovnik advanced forward and used Shield March on the full unit of Man-O-War Shocktroopers
The full unit of Man-O-War Shocktroopers advanced in Shield Wall, benefiting from Shield March. Supreme Kommandant Irusk activated, cast Tactical Supremacy on the Man-O-War Shocktroopers, and cast Fire For Effect on the Conquest
The remaining force of Supreme Kommandant Irusk advanced up the field
The full unit of Man-O-War Shocktroopers made an end turn advance up the field from Tactical Supremacy

Turn 1 Vladimir Tzepesci, Dark Prince of Umbrey


Vladimir Tzepesci, Dark Prince of Umbrey allocated no focus to his battlegroup. Kovnik Andrei Malakov also allocated no focus to his Juggernaut.The Widowmaker Marksman runs up the battlefield.
Kovnik Andrei Malakov activated and cast Red Line on the Juggernaut and advanced forward
The Juggernaut ran forward and took damage from Red Line
Vladimir Tzepesci, Dark Prince of Umbrey cast Wind Wall and charged forward
The warcaster's charge move was made so that he ended his movement with the Widowmaker Marksman and the Juggernaut in base-to-base contact and inside Wind Wall

Turn 2 Supreme Kommandant Irusk


Supreme Kommandant Irusk upkept Fire For Effect and Tactical Supremacy; and allocated two focus on the Conquest
The Conquest advanced forward and takes a shot at a Berserker outside the Wind Wall
The Conquest's Main Guns hits the Berserker and caught the other Berserker and Drago in the blast
Even with Fire For Effect, damage to the three warjacks was very minimal
The Conquest unleashed Creeping Barrage on the field
The Iron Fang Kovnik advanced behind the Man-O-War Shocktroopers and used Shield March on the unit
The Man-O-War Shocktroopers advanced into Shield Wall
A unit of Man-O-War Demolition Corps advanced behind the Man-O-War Shocktroopers
Supreme Kommandant Irusk charged a Man-O-War Shocktrooper. With Martial Discipline, the warcaster is able to draw line of sight and move through Friendly faction models. 
Supreme Kommandant Irusk dealt damage but not enough to bring down the Man-O-War Shocktrooper grunt. The warcaster checked his control area.
Supreme Kommandant Irusk used his feat, Desperate Ground
Desperate Ground affected a majority of the opponent's force. The rest of Supreme Kommandant Irusk advanced forward.
Man-O-War Shocktroopers made their end turn advance from Tactical Supremacy

Turn 2 Vladimir Tzepesci, Dark Prince of Umbrey


The Widowmaker Marksman ran through the Conquest's Creeping Barrage, took some damage and engaged the Man-O-War Drakhun in the woods
Vladimir Tzepesci, Dark Prince of Umbrey and a lot of the warjacks in his force shuffle over to his left flank closer to their Stockpile and recast Wind Wall
The rest of the force follow the left flank
The Gun Carriage backpedaled but remained contesting the right zone, and dealt some damage to the enemy Stockpile with its ranged weapons
Kovnik Andrei Malakov advanced inside Vladimir Tzepesci, Dark Prince of Umbrey's Wind Wall

Turn 3 Supreme Kommandant Irusk


Supreme Kommandant Irusk did not upkeep any of his spells and allocated three focus on the Conquest
Man-O-War Shocktroopers charged the Gun Carriage and advanced further up the field
Under Martial Discipline, Man-O-War Demolition Corps shuffle through Man-O-War Shocktroopers and took out the Widowmaker Marksman
Man-O-War Shocktroopers charged and dealt damage to the enemy Stockpile
The Man-O-war Drakhun ran and engaged the Juggernaut
The Conquest charged and destroyed one Berserker and the enemy Stockpile
Supreme Kommandant Irusk and the remainder of his forces moved up the field

Turn 3 Vladimir Tzepesci, Dark Prince of Umbrey


Kovnik Andrei Malakov upkept Red Line and allocated three focus to the Juggernaut. Vladimir Tzepesci, Dark Prince of Umbrey activated, cast Signs And Portents, advanced, dismounted the Man-O-War Drakhun and used up all his focus to take him out. The warcaster used his feat, Forced March.
A Berserker advanced and took down a Man-O-War Shocktrooper grunt
Another Berserker charged the other Man-O-War Shocktrooper grunt, dispatched at and dealt damage to the enemy Conquest
Red Line Juggernaut advanced towards the Conquest and inflicted a tremendous amount of damage to the colossal
A Berserker charged the colossal, inflicted more damage but failed to destroy it, leaving only one damage box 
The Koldun Lord advanced into Signs & Portents, cast Frostbite and smashed down the Conquest
Drago charged and took down two Man-O-War Shocktroopers easily, both failed their Tough checks
The Gun Carriage took out the Iron Fang Kovnik with its ranged weapons
The battlefield was strewn with blood and wreckage!

Turn 4 Supreme Kommandant Irusk


Supreme Kommandant Irusk took measure of the battlefield. 
Madelyn Corbeau, Ordic Courtesan used Intrigue to move a Man-O-War Demolition Corps grunt forward
Supreme Kommandant Irusk advanced closer to the enemy warcaster, cast Artifice Of Deviation and Battle Lust on the Man-O-War Demolition Corps in the woods, and took a boosted shot at Vladimir Tzepesci, Dark Prince of Umbrey, but missed
The Battle Lust Man-O-War Demolition Corps was able to charge the enemy warcaster due to Artifice of Deviation
The Man-O-War Demolition Corps' Backswing Ice Mauls bring down Vladimir Tzepesci, Dark Prince of Umbrey!
Supreme Kommandant Irusk victorious!
Khador's Supreme Kommandant Irusk victorious against Vladimir Tzepesci, Dark Prince of Umbrey via assassination!

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