Last night I played a game against Mugu and his masterfully painted Cryx force. I had played Mugu before when I was but a wee noob (now I’m a big noob) and it was a lot closer than it was this game. Sheesh. Mugu, I think you’ll do just fine at Templecon! Good Luck!
I tried something new this time with pVlad and 3 warjacks. It’s a list I had been wanting to try out for a while now. I also proxied the Kayazy Eliminators (Eiyrss & Zerkova in the pics). pVlad appears to be quite the straightforward caster from looking at his stats and spell list. Signs & Portents is just such an amazing spell. Blood of Kings too. But alas, it was not enough to beat Mugu. As you can see from the pictures, he outnumbered my force by a good bit. I attempted to barrel into his forces, hoping to weather my ‘jacks through the Thrall mass, while my Iron Fangs cleaned up on the right side. Things went south quickly as I lost a good majority of my Pikemen very early in the game.
Where I was whittling his force Thrall by Thrall, my force was getting carved.
Then Deneghra popped her feat…
…there was just no way I was going to pull it out now. I conceded the game to Mugu. Man, what a feat she has!
My initial thoughts on Vlad: He’s alright. I’m sure he is probably top-tier compared to Strakhov, but while playing him, he just didn’t excite me I guess. Having 7 focus was a major boon though! Despite only being one more than Strakhov’s, I felt like I had focus to burn each turn! I was hoping to clear the way for a Blood of Kings fueled murder run, but it just didn’t happen. Mugu’s forces were just too much. I really needed some AOEs. Note to self…
Speaking of games…does anyone play Infinity? I really like the models and was just curious on what peoples’ thoughts about the game were. From talking to some people at various game shops, Malifaux is supposed to be the current hot shit, but I just can’t get behind the models outside of maybe 2 or 3 of them. But Infinity looks pretty cheap and easy to pick up. I may just pick up some models just to screw around with.