Aros Kingdoms 2017


Aros is probably my favourite tournament of the year. The venue is better every year but I feel like the organizers have kept the biggest problem that the awesome weekend still has:
Warmachine. Once again it was a mistake bringing my models to a weekend of drinking.List 1: Nonii menikö taas ryyppäämiseks laivalla? Urpo.
Theme: No Theme Selected
75 / 75 Army 40 / 40 Specialist

Fuel Cache – Steamroller Objective

Kallus, Wrath of Everblight – WB: +30
– Blightbringer – PC: 38 (Battlegroup Points Used: 30)

Grotesque Assassin – PC: 4
Grotesque Assassin – PC: 4
Blighted Nyss Shepherd – PC: 1
Spell Martyr – PC: 1

Blighted Nyss Swordsmen – Leader & 9 Grunts: 15
Hellmouth – Hellmouth & 3 Tentacles: 6
Hellmouth – Hellmouth & 3 Tentacles: 6
Grotesque Raiders – Leader & 9 Grunts: 12
Blighted Nyss Raptors – Leader & 4 Grunts: 18

Angelius – PC: 17 (Kallus)
Strider Deathstalker – PC: 4
Strider Deathstalker – PC: 4
Blighted Nyss Swordsmen – Leader & 9 Grunts: 15

List 2: Häviit nyt vaan ja sit taas dokaa. Nousuun.
Theme: Ravens of War
75 / 75 Army 40 / 40 Specialist

Bunker – Steamroller Objective

Fyanna, Torment of Everblight – WB: +28
– Seraph – PC: 14 (Battlegroup Points Used: 14)
– Neraph – PC: 12 (Battlegroup Points Used: 12)
– Neraph – PC: 12 (Battlegroup Points Used: 2)
– Angelius – PC: 17
– Angelius – PC: 17
– Naga Nightlurker – PC: 8

Blighted Nyss Sorceress & Hellion – PC: 6
The Forsaken – PC: 4
The Forsaken – PC: 4
Spell Martyr – PC: 1
Strider Deathstalker – PC: 4
Strider Deathstalker – PC: 4

Spell Martyr – PC: 1
Spell Martyr – PC: 1
Annyssa Ryvaal – PC: 8
Blighted Nyss Raptors – Leader & 4 Grunts: 18
Grotesque Raiders – Leader & 9 Grunts: 12

Game 1: Fyanna2 vs. Krueger2 – The Pit 😦
After getting rid of my hangover breakfast the wrong way I get to play into circle. Awesome.

I got to go first but was surprised by the woldwyrds after stupidly putting admonition on an angel and running him into cover thinking he might survive. Two woldwyrds easily shot him down.

Next turn I kill one of the wolds, feat and dominate my flag but loki drags a neraph out of my feat, another neraph dies to feral? and some shots because why not and my opponent gets megalith into a feated angel and leaves it at 3 points and unable to heal because of the nearby arcing tree.

I manage to clear my flag to dominate again but easily die next turn to TK/Gallows/Wyrd. Wyrds were a huge  problem but its not like I would have won otherwise either when I completely fail to protect my stuff with my feat.

Game 2: Fyanna2 vs. Helga – Recon – No pictures sorry 😦
4? units of tough infantry and some lights. I think I went first, we shift alittle for first turns, my turn 2 is pretty much just running my angeliuses to the other sides of the table to avoid prey from brigands, one of my deathstalkers kills 2 slaughterhousers and backs away, the other does what they are good at and rolls double ones to hit and doesnt get back behind a forest…

My opponent then shoots one gun boar? into the first deathstalker and naturally rolls 1 for direction to kill it and slaughterhouser kill the other one. Otherwise his shooting doesn’t do too much and I get a big turn. I kill the objective and clear the zone leaving 3 beasts there and dominating and feating with fyanna to go to 3.

Thanks to my feat my opponent doesn’t do too much but floods the zone with pigs. I start my turn sure that I can clear to win but close to the end I realize that one of the brigands is just out of repulse and would stop my whole plan so I kill what I can get for cheap and engage the rest and make (a big mistake) a run for a sideflag to dominate.

The only thing that can get to Fyanna (I think I’m camping 4?) is Helga and if he misses I dodge away and if he feats I’m slammed even further away from his whole army…
Except that Helga has cyclone, get into my back arc and slams Fyanna 6’’ into the middle of his whole army and proceed to kill him very, very dead.

Stupid mistake changing my plan and not remembering/knowing my opponents stuff. As much as I love to complain about models this one is 100% on me. I would have been a lot better off just trying to clear again next turn.

Game 3: Fyanna2 vs. Garryth – Don’t remember scenario, didn’t take pictures either. Not sorry.

My opponent is another Finn whose Garryth has shot my Lylyth3 to death and who has personally shot me but I luckily toughed. I guess Garryth goes first, I run, he puts some shots into my beasts but I guess they all survive. I probably lose a deathstalker.

I get a really good legion turn, kill Moros with a neraph, hurt a heavy (dunno which it was actually) pretty badly with an angelius and kill some riflemen with angelius and move to engage almost all of them. Fyanna stays as back as possible but get into Garryths range and feats.

My opponent fails to do anything thanks to my feat dodges helping me to engage even more stuff and realises his options are either killboxing himself and getting charged by 2 heavies or getting charged by 4. Garryth dies on my turn to charging Fyanna.

If he had kept all his stuff just a bit further the game would have been completely different. Not much point into opening this game.

Game 4: Fyanna2 vs. Nemo3
Fuck. I really wanted to dodge cygnar and thought that losing 2 of my first games was a good way to do this. I try my best and my turn 2? I think I get to charge one angelius into dynamo (With fury) to kill it and another angelius (with admonition) goes to engage a lot of the stormlances. A deathstalker kills a stormtower.

He runs a firefly to within 4 of Fyanna, shoots Nemos spells and gun into the firefly, leaps go through sorceress and a forsaken I think to fyanna, he then walks some stormlances out of melee with arcane shield so I’m hitting with -6 and shoots Fyanna dead through the firefly. What a cool and balanced army.

I guess I could have wraithbaned the guy engaging stormlances and moved admo to Fyanna but that would have meant even less camp.

IMG_8347Game 5: Fyanna2 vs. Wurmwood – Entrenched
Hoping for easier games at 1-3 I get paired to a Swedish WTC player playing wurmwood (his first time in a tournament in circle but still). Well at least I get to take his AD away. He only has one woldwyrd so I think I can put admonition on an angelius but then he dies because he can also get 2 mannikin sprays into it. Also for the next 3 turns one of my beasts is always strangleheld because hitting 6+/9+ and 6+/7+ with boosts isn’t exactly hard.
I don’t remember the game exactly but I decide not to feat on my turn 2 (a big mistake) thinking I could hold my feat to score some points, kill an argus and go dominate my zone. I also ambush my raiders into his zone hoping they can hold it. I lose a heavy for almost free thanks to not feating and guns put points into others. Many ambushers died to mannikin sprays and opponent dominates to 1-1.

I don’t do too much but I charge ambushers into objective and leave it on 3, clear my zone and dominate again. My opponent then makes a big mistake and primals a feral to throw his blackclad into Fyanna just to be told he can’t throw his own models. I let him walk into melee with one of my beasts (probably shouldn’t ahve given him that thanks to how far behind I was) but he only hits once before I dodge away. 2-2

Most of the ambushers die to sprays. Fyanna slams the primaled feral away next to a sentry stone and I break all the systems except body (of course), I fury my seraph to kill another heavy (pureblood? probably) and move my last seraph to safety from stranglehold. My sorceress sprays something and repositions to contest his zone and all the other solos (forsaken, spell martyr and deathstalker (after putting 1 point into the objective) go to prepare to contest next turn. He kills my stuff contesting and actually manages to get everything that I could run into his zone with strangleholds. The furied seraph dies to a woldwyrd ofc. 3-3

I can’t contest him so I go all in thinking I need 2-3 overtakes to get to wurmwood who has 1 soul and is camping 1. Long odds but its the only chance I have. The last Neraph kills/maybe drags some stuff out of the way, I activate fyanna and cast fury and my opponent tries to shoot me with a wold wyrd, missing and giving me dodge. Sadly I’m still out and have to overtake from a shifting stone so I only get 4 attacks into wurmwood which with one soul is at -4. I roll boxcars on first attack to get him to transfer but obviously the math is really, really bad for me and I fail just to die the next turn. 3-5 and a dead Fyanna.

The TO’s inform us that we have one undefeated player and the tournaments ends early after 5 rounds so I don’t get to try to better my record.

I know Aros is more of a party trip to me than an important tournament (I actually don’t really like dropping kallus into almost anything in this meta) but I still can’t feel comfortable with 1-4. Woldwyrds being new to me, Helga surprising me and Cygnar being Cygnar I guess its not that bad but still not what I’d like it to be.

I would love to complain about legion in the curren’t meta but actually the whole tournament (4X players) was won by a another legion player playing Fyanna2 and infantry spam so I guess it was all on me. I guess I need some lists for the 2 weeks before the legion themes come out… I guess its time to paint some fireflies.


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