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    So, onwards to Game 2 and getting a nice 16 point win saw me climb up the tables, but too high, don’t want to be in nose bleed territory. For this round I was drawn against Daemon Legions again. My opponents list for this round:

    Maw of Akaan: General, Wizard Master (Evocation), Digestive Vomit, Chitinous Scales, Hammerhand, Dextrous Tentacles
    Courtesan of Cibaresh: Wizard Adept (Witchcraft), Kaleidoscopic Flesh, Mesmerising Plumage, Chitinous Scales
    2 x 18 Mymidons: Musician, Whipcrack Tail
    12 Succubi: Chilling Yawn
    2 x 5 Hellhounds: Incendiary Ichor
    2 Mageblight Gremlins
    3 Brazen Beasts: Whipcrack Tail
    6 Bloat Flies: Champion, Broodmother, Digestive Vomit

    So slightly different to the last army I fought. The Maw scares the bejesus out of me, what an absolute tank and he grows wounds back beyond it’s starting value! I love that if he gets to 18 wounds he pops! What I wouldn’t give for a big unit of zombies to feed to him. I don’t plan on going anywhere near him until I’ve taken out everything else.
    The Courtesan seems like an easier target for me to tackle so I’m tempted to try and bring that thing down. I’m always happy to see points spent I things I don’t care about, Hard Target (2) and I have no shooting, if it’s going to die it is going to die the good old fashioned way.

    Two different magic lores to the last Daemons too, Evocation and Withcraft, quite light on the damage spells but those buffs and hexes could really prove problematic when it comes to the crunch.

    There’s the obligatory Bloat Flies which I have the same basic plan for them that I had last game, shoot with magic, throw Feldraks at them and don’t forget about hatred against fliers this time. Mymidons are different but with only 1 attack I’m not too worried about them, it’s just core tax, what could they possibly do to me?!

    Deployment this time is Dawn Assault and the secondary objective is Capture the Flags, I like to think I stand a good chance with this objective as I have 3 pretty tough units to crack so I’m hoping I can retain two of them at least whilst killing my opponents.

    We do spells first and I opt for the same manifestations as the last game on my Exalted Herald as it worked pretty well last time. So Abiding Spirit, mostly for Smite the Unbeliever and a chance to get wounds back, and Brand of the Dragon so I can fly and get Breath of Corruption. I also take Hellfire as my third spell, hopefully I can cast it this game after getting shut down trying to cast every time in the last game.

    My opponent goes for Deceptive Glamour (-1/2 off OS, DS and Agi) and the Spear of Infinity (Strength 5 Penetrating hit) on the Courtesan of Cibaresh. For the Maw of Akaan they pick Ancestral Aid (Reroll to hit), Whispers of the Veil (-1 Res and -1 Dis), Hasten the Hour (3 x 1 S10 hit) and Spectral Blades (Reroll to wound). Some good combat buffs there and I really hate Hasten the Hour, it will just slowly kill my Lord if I don’t dispel it, if I do dispel it then he is going to be buffing his units instead.

    We deploy as shown below (the map is slightly off as i thought it was counterthrust but you get the idea). As my opponent has gone heavy on the right I’m hoping to push the left flank, smash the flies and envelop him.







    My opponent dropped it all before me and gets first turn, so off we go.

    Daemon Legions 1


    Warriors 1


    Daemon Legions 2


    Warriors 2


    Daemon Legions 3


    Warriors 3


    Daemon Legions 4


    Warriors 4

    Daemon Legions 5



    Warriors 5


    Daemon Legions 6


    Warriors 6
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    Also, its not a battle report - but important nonetheless! Here is an interview with @piteglio, showcasing his "Veil of the Ages: The Breach" game and talking through some aspects of it with the hope to get some more pledges for his Kickstarter campaign. In short, it's a simple game aimed to get new people into our wonderful hobby, even more easy to grasp than the Quickstarter game that he has helped to work on as well.

    Really important to give guys like this our backing, as it will help to promote our game and get more people interested and inevitably, more people to play against! So, if you want to be apart of that, or simply just like the look of the game itself, then head over to there to pledge as little or as much as you can - every penny counts!

    youtube.com/watch?v=Pf5Yvf1IFlc&t=73s

    Link to the Kickstarter below. Please offer your support if you can.
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    Here's just some of the things that the game is looking to offer - now and in the near future if this goes ahead:
    • Basic game for new players
    • More scenarios & Battlemat as stretch goals
    • New (custom) models and pieces of terrain
    • Dice, Tape measure and gaming tools (line of sight, etc)
    • Unit/Rules cards for easier gameplay in main T9A game
    • New artwork & tokens
    • Translated Hardcover Legendary Rulebooks for T9A game
    • A video game for The Breach, Quickstarter and eventually T9A main game
    All for as little as 25euros! I think we can all agree that would be amazing! A great guy and some really hard work going into this so, please follow in our footsteps and support as much as you can! [Read More]
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    Hello again!

    I can only apologise profusely for leaving it so long between writing my last Bat Rep and writing this one I’ve not really attended many tournaments between October last year and now. I’ve fallen out of love with the Kingdom of Equitaine, too much rubber lancing going on for my liking and the UK meta doesn’t seem to favour great big units of knights (which is the only way I want to play them), so it was back to the Warriors after they received an update in November.
    I did attended one in Stockport, UK, in December using Warriors of the Dark Gods and then they updated the army book so I decided not to write up. Then attended the excellent Scottish Championships last month and had a blast with my Warriors but then they updated the army again so I decided not to write that up. The constant updates is great but does make bat reps feel old very fast as I’m not sure if anyone is interested in reading how an army does once it’s already outdated. If anyone is interested then leave a comment and I’ll try and write up the good ones.

    Anyway, onto the main topic at hand, I attended the English Championships last week. It had 90 attendees so the there was a lot of competition. I was using the latest update of the Warriors (2.1.1) and can I just say I think this is the best iteration of the book for a long time, the improvement to the discipline of most of the troops is a huge plus and no longer having to take a very expensive BSB is a big bonus (although my BSB model now feels very unwanted). The Favours are definitely worth taking now I think with a nice price reduction as well as making the champion a little bit more survivable and giving him a nice buff to his discipline. The Dark Prelate gift was calling to me so I definitely wanted to take that, which in turn led to getting a Chosen Lord on a War Dais to sit in a big block of Warriors with the Favour of Envy.

    My list for the weekend:

    Chosen Lord, Favour of Envy, War Dais, Dark Prelate, Warband Standard, Banner of Speed, Spiked Shield, Dusk Forged, Symbol of Slaughter, 615
    Exhalted Herald, 850
    20x Warriors, Favour of Envy, Full Command, Zealots Banner, 650
    5 Fallen, 150
    8x Warhounds, 120
    6x Feldraks, Halberd, Musician, 783
    3 Chosen Knights, Favour of Envy, Champion, Standard, 498
    Forsaken One, 400
    Feldrak Elder, Halberd, 470

    So I had what I would consider a fairly fast army, hoping I could get to grips with the enemy as soon as possible and start chopping them to bits. I only had 3 scoring units which could be a problem in certain scenarios but those scoring units are fast and tough so hopefully they can survive whatever is thrown at them and run onto objectives and stay there.

    So onto Game 1 and i was drawn against Daemon Legions, not an army I have had a lot of experience fighting against and I haven’t played them since their latest update so I was in for an interesting match.

    My opponents list:
    Omen of Savar: General, Wizard Master, Divination, Hammer Hand, Living Shield, Iron Husk
    Omen of Savar: Wizard Master, Thaumaturgy, Hammerhand, Living Shield (Dominant)
    24 Sucubbi: Musician, Chilling Yawn
    16 Lemures: Standard Bearer, Chilling Yawn
    10 Imps
    6 Bloat Flies: Broodmother
    3 Brazen Beast: Musician, Red Haze
    2 Mageblight Gremlins: Unnatural Roots
    5 Hellhounds
    5 Furies

    After furiously reading the army book and speaking other players I had a vague idea for a battle plan; avoid the Omens until it’s time to strike, blow the Bloat Flies up with magic and fight them with high toughness guys (Feldraks and Forsaken One), don’t get charged by the Brazen Beasts. Easy! The deployment type was Refused Flank and the secondary was Secure Target.

    We took turns deploying until I decided to drop everything and give my opponent first turn. I’m finding going second is beneficial for objectives where you have to be the one securing it at the end of the game, you can either secure it or stop your opponent from securing it. That was the idea anyway.

    I didn’t take pics of deployment but here’s the map.



    I was pretty much on the line on the left flank but sat back a bit on the right flank after my opponent put his Brazen Beasts down, it’s going to be a bit of a standoff on that side. I have given my Exhalted Herald the Abiding Spirit and Brand of the Dragon Manifestations and spell wise I have gone for Smite the Unbeliever (to lower the toughness on those Flies), Breath of Corruption (not great against Daemons but hoping that a Breath Weapon in combat can help boost some combat res my way) and Hellfire (excellent damage spell against Daemons that have no armour).

    The Divination Omen, who is the General, is in with the Lemurs and has 4 spells; The Stars Align, Know Thine Enemy, Unerring Strike and the Daemonic signature Spear of Inifinity. The Thaumaturgy Omen is in with the Succubi and its 4 spells are Hand of Heaven, Smite the Unbeliever, Cleansing Fire and Spear of Infinity again.
    My opponent put his objective in the woods in my deployment and put mine behind… [Read More]