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With the loss from Game 1 i was going to be up against someone else who lost and this time I was drawn against the Saurian Ancients, not an army I’m enamoured with, mostly due to their cold blooded making all leadership checks utterly pointless for them most of time. My opponents list:
Cuatl Lord, General, Alchemy, Battle Standard Bearer, Unconquerable Will, Wisdom of the Ancients, Ring of Fire, Book of Arcane Power
Firstborn Warlord, Raptor, Flesh Render, Amour of Destiny, Divine icon, Lucky Shield
Firstborn Veteran, Raptor, Sword of Strength, Duskstone, Hardend Shield
2x10 Saurian Warriors
31 Skinks, 3 Caimen, Musician
2x10 Skink Hunter, Vanguard, Blowpipes
7 Skink Chameleons
Taurosaur, Engine of the Gods
So a couple of big monsters to tackle in the Taurosaurs and despite their points costing they are fantastic monsters. Similar stats to an Elder Dragon Centaur but less WS, Leadership 6 (but cold blooded so who cares) and one less attack and in exchange they get Impact Hits, Stubborn and a Skink crew to provide some stand and shoot reaction which is nothing to sniffed at. I know which monster I’d rather have.
Nice to see some Caimens on the field, never fought them in ninth and it’s always good to see something different on the table. The Cuatl Lord is going to dominate the Magic Phase as he is adding +3 to cast and dispel and he also gets to reroll the first failed dispel attempts each phase. He also gets 5 spells and Alchemy is much more damaging to me than it is to the Saurian Ancients. It would be nice to get my Daemon Prince in to the big frog but I’m sure my opponent won’t let that happen.
Apart from that it’s more of the same old Saurian Ancients, chaff, cheap scorers and the stupidly cheap Raptor Saurus characters which are always a pain to handle!
So we roll for Deployment type and Secondary Objective and we I get the exact same as the last game, Frontline Clash and the Secondary Objective is Break-through. I have to try and stop the 2 blocks of Saurus to stand a chance of stopping my opponent from scoring but he won’t make it easy for me.
For my spells I get Word of Iron, Molten Copper, Silver Spike and Glory of Gold. I drop Glory of Gold for Quicksilver Lash, a decision I would live to regret. The Cuatl Lord gets Quicksilver Lash, Word of Iron, Molten Copper, Silver Spike and Glory of Gold, so almost a mirror match spell wise.
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Welcome back to Ammertime Podcast!
This episode Henry and Patrick discuss their experiences at Aroscon.
Along the way they go into their lists and games and also some thoughts about the recently released Highborn Elves strengths and weaknesses.
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Winner of Best Painted at Aroscon
Another nice "Troll Army"
I've been painting lizards lately, so I thought I'd share some of my progress (in amongst various army commissions that have been taking up most of my time.) I'll have to take a big group photo of the whole army when it's done. I'll probably end up running a no-magic list primarily, because I love the chompy nature of the Alpha Carnosaur and the Rhamphodons. Saurian Warriors are pretty decent too, but boy do they take some time to paint up a block. So many scales! It'll be worth it in the end, though.
Wesley’s Saurian Ancients are back this week with a new magic lore. He faces off against John’s Mono Wrath Daemon’s lead to battle by a tooled up Scourge of Wrath (Billy). Can the ranks of lizards overcome the swarms of Daemon units and Billy running at them?
5,000 Point 9th Age Version 1.3 Battle Report, played February 2017
Wesley’s Saurian Ancients vs John’s Daemon Legions
Secondary Objective: Capture the Flags
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My archenemy, best T9A buddy and general extraordinare 'SH' battled it out against my devious Dread Elf forces. Will his big toad rain down fire on my Elves or will the Headsmen's Axe claim another set of Taurosaur tusks? Read it here: bleaklegion.wordpress.com/2016…lves-vs-saurian-ancients/
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Here is another quick review. We have a few thoughts on the Saurian Ancients release.
We discuss the new changes, combinations that you can do, what we like and what we dislike.
Let us know what you think.
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Welcome to another one of my battle reports. Once more I gathered with three of my friends to really crowd the battle field with our armies.
Read all about it: bleaklegion.wordpress.com/2016…-ogre-khans-vermin-swarm/ [Read More]