Sunday, 17 January 2016

Runefang Saturday - Brotherhood

So Saturday just went I attended Runefang which is a 2000pts KOW event to which I bought my Samurai Brotherhood army.

You will be able to see the list I have taken is listed in many other posts before now.

Round 1 - invade - Pete and his Ratkin

So having played Pete before in practice for the invade mission I new it would be hard to be able to push for the win. I tried to swing a flank while slowing down the other trying to keep them out of my half of the table.

Deployment was like this and I also got first turn so I pushed up heavily on one flank  and started the dance in the middle.

So the left flank went really well however, the right flank was falling apart slowly but it wouldn't hold on long enough.

After a little while I through all was going well as I was lined up to take out the big blocks and the right flank was holding.

Right at the end I felt happy with my positioning as I had a lot of points of which all were scoring but with Ratkin all of the points were in the few little bits which were left.

This turned out to a draw as in a 10-10 split which I was happy with and was proven to be a good result when Pete trounced over Rob while playing with my list day 2.

Round 2 - Pillage - Hugh with Elves

2 shooting hordes and heaps of fast units, I though this could be hard as I could loose a lot to shooting really quickly. I got first turn which help me close the gap which was a good thing as i needed to deal with at least part of the shooting quickly.

I move up quite aggressively on the left flank to which the drakon horde turns to face. By doing this it meant I could get their flank aimed to another unit of knights.

So I took the flank charge and then put both of the knight units into the left flank so the left flank was mine and swung into the middle but somehow I could not do damage to regiment of spear. But at this point I was sitting on 3 objectives and Hugh only on 2.

However, Hugh's last turn of shooting managed to do 13 wounds out of 20 shots to a archer unit to then break the unit to pull it back to a draw.

So with a lucky last break Hugh got away with a 10-10 rather then me winning. That the breaks though as it is a dice game.

Round 3 - Loot - Mike and dwarfs

So drawing the dwarfs for loot was lucky for me and unfortunate for Mike. When I saw all of the shooting in the middle I was able to go for the left and right most tokens pretty unhindered.

So everything went to plan and I was able to take the left and right with minimal effort as that is where most of my units were. Noticing a turn to late Mike started moving the 4 organ guns forward to actually be able to shoot something.  

At the end I held 2 of the token which gave me a big win as I hadn't lost to much by the end.

By the end of the game it put me above par and I was hopeful going into the last round as a another big win could be helpful.

Round 4 - Kill - Will with Kingdom of men/Ogres

I have played against a lot recently and my list is kind of a counter to will slow shooting list. I got first turn and was able to move and hide most of my stuff from the shooting. In 2 turns I was over the board and about to make my move all I had to do is weather some shoots.

Which I managed to do with very little payback I hit most thing that were right in front of me and routed nearly everything in sight.

The last peg hero hit a damaged unit of samurai in the flank to break them and then flew out of the way into the swain thinking he was going to be safe. Everything else in the army routed apart from the wizard and gunners.

The peg hero got counter charged by the swain and became wavered so in the last turn shooting from the swain and archer block was able to take him out.

This left me just outside of placing as I came 4th which I though was a great result despite the 2 draws to start with. Along with not loosing a game I felt pretty good and the list worked really well.

1 comment:

  1. Well done on your placing - good set of games to read. Looking forward to the stunty report.