Ahknas could not take it for another day without that 1000 point battle, because he has been thinking about it for years! So today our dream became reality! Bitter reality...
I had lot's of fun thinking of the insane combo's that might be possible with 2 casters. Luckily the choice was already made easier by Ahknas and Sunflowers as they gave me epic Kaya (and a woldwatcher) for my birthday a while ago! (Thank you again! Sunflowers painted Kaya, and Ahknas Laris)
After drooling over lightning tendrils + against the odds, Regrowth + Brutality + Ravagers or Wolf Riders, Family pack WW-SPAM with Krueger and Baldur, I finally decided to choose Kromac simply because I never played him before and an area of effect with stealth and no spells sounded too cool not to try :)
My list ended up like this:
Kaya the Moonhunter
Kromac the Ravenous
Megalith( It's a 1000 points so why not?)
Pureblood Warpwolf (Tried him out a while ago and I just love Ferocity!)
Woldwatcher(Have to test my new mini!)
Woldwyrd(Arcane killer is just too awesome, especially since Ahknas likes Arcane shield :) )
Blackclad Wayfarer(for the teleport tactic)
Sentry Stone( It's sole purpose in every game: Annoyance)
Shifting Stones x2 (For the teleport and as a nice charge blocking wall)
Tharn Ravagers(5)(with the Shaman) I think I always field these guys, Love the fluff!
Tharn White Mane
From my memory I'll reproduce Ahknas' list:
Epic Stryker( Mr. I love Ilmater-ritual and become a melee powerhouse)
Nemo (Gotta love a 5 Focus Centurion, and some extra focus because you can..)
Lancer x2 (Lantern goodness)
Centurion (Mr. Muscle)
Major Katherine Laddermore
Black 13th (Cheese trio)
Gorman di Wulfe
Rhupert Carvolo(Warbards rock!)
Journeyman Warcaster 2x(for when about 16 focus a turn isn't enough, let's just up it to 22 :P)
First things first: Sorry about the lack of battle pictures! I was too excited about the game, that I simply forgot!
A short summary goes like this:
I win the start-roll, I choose to start. After a bit of choas planning on my side we finally start. I pretty much run towards him and cast Mist Walker. Ahknas advances his army and kills a few of my guys. (Shabby positioning on my side) Then I see a small opening... and I see an old geezer. So I decide to have my assassination run with Laris and get in there with a Brutality-Kaya. With only a few focus on him, this was going to be easy...
*Chooo choooo* The Fail Train is coming! I rolled extremely crappy and I think I didn't even get him halfway.. It didn't take Ahknas long to kill Kaya afterwards. Luckily my honour was saved a bit, because I could get a charge in on Stryker with the Megalith:8 damage on the sucker. Not the best result but considering 18 def and 24 arm, acceptable. Afterwards Stryker pummels the Megalith like a madman! Mr. Lith was hurt bad, but Ahknas called in all the other forces he could gather to shoot at the Megalith, but the Fail Train had arrived at Ahknas now, missing a lot attacks/no damage. The next turn I regenerated the Megalith and killed Stryker, but by then the Game was already played. Ahknas has won our first 1000 point battle!
I was thinking the battle over later on though, and I forgot that Kaya had besides the Against the odds (+2) bonus also the Brutality bonus of +2 MAT. I think that would have made the difference between winning and losing. But oh well, I should pay more attention to what I'm doing!
All in all, it was a nice game, too bad the game was decided when the Train arrived. But it was still fun to see a different game mechanic with 2 casters, and I'm happy I got my maximum distance assassination attempt :)