Countercharge, ep. 1

Welcome to episode one of Countercharge, a warmahordes dojo and battle report podcast.

For our first episode we Dojo the Old Witch. Here’s the first list we try:

Khador – Old Witch v2.0 Drakhuns

75 / 75 Army
Fuel Cache – Steamroller Objective
The Old Witch of Khador – WJ: +18
– Reinholdt, Gobber Speculator – PC: 4
– Scrapjack
– Behemoth – PC: 6
– Destroyer – PC: 16
Eiryss, Mage Hunter of Ios – PC: 7
Man-O-War Drakhun – PC: 9
Man-O-War Drakhun – PC: 9
Koldun Lord – PC: 4
Widowmaker Marksman – PC: 4
Kell Bailoch – PC: 5
Gorman Di Wulfe, Rogue Alchemist – PC: 4
Greylord Ternion – Leader & 2 Grunts: 7

vs

75 / 75 Army
Bunker – Steamroller Objective

The Harbinger of Menoth – WJ: +24
– Hierophant – PC: 3
– Vigilant – PC: 9 (Battlegroup Points Used: 9)
– Guardian – PC: 15 (Battlegroup Points Used: 15)

Avatar of Menoth – PC: 20

Rhupert Carvolo, Piper of Ord – PC: 4
Vassal of Menoth – PC: 3

Visgoth Juviah Rhoven & Honor Guard – Rhoven, Gius & Cassian: 9
Exemplar Vengers – Leader & 4 Grunts: 20
Exemplar Cinerators – Leader & 4 Grunts: 16


Old Witch vs Harbinger of Menoth

deployment
Deployment

 

 

End of turn 1
End of turn one

 

 

Top of turn 2
Top of turn two. Old witch feats and parks herself on flag. Staggered Drakkuns present a real countercharge problem. Behemoth and the Destroyer only manage to kill two Vengers.

 

 

End of turn two
End of turn two. Vengers charge and miss a Widowmaker Marksman and do a little damage on the Destroyer. Because of Old Witch feat, the Cinerators aren’t moving much and only manage to dismount one Drakhun and kill Kell Bailoch. Old Witch scores one scenario point.

 

 

End of turn three
Top of turn three. Behemoth and the Destroyer kill all the Vengers. Scrapjack kills a Cinerator and teleports back with Unseen Path. The Drakhuns and Marksman destroy the objective. Gorman Di Wulfe black oils The Avatar and Eiyress disrupts The Avatar. The Ternions land three Ice Cages on the Vigilant and make it stationary and The Old Witch scores her second control point, taking Mike to three.

 

 

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End of turn three. The Vigilant charges Eiyress to kill her. Visigoth Juviah Rhoven & Honor Guards make a dash to contest the flag. Harbinger moves up to maintain martyrdom distance. Cinerator misses Gorman but with help of Avatar manage to kill a Drakhun and dismount another. Current scenario points are 0-3.

 

 

End of turn four
Top of turn four. The Ternions take turns spraying the bodyguard until it dies. Harbinger uses Martyrdom to save Visigoth Juviah Rhoven. Scrapjack puts some hurt on the Vigilant. The dismounted Drakhun smacks Harbinger for 14 damage, she shunts 5. Behemoth tries to hit Harby but fails. The Destroyer doesn’t accomplish much. Old Witch places a 5″ Murder of Crows AOE on top of Visigoth to block LOS to his Honor Guard. She ends the turn going to four control points.

 

 

End of game
Harbinger has to go for the assassination. The cinerators shuffle out of the way and she charges Scrapjack to get closer to the Old Witch. Harby casts a POW 16 Cataclysm on the Old Witch to do some serious damage. Visigoth then charges and burns the Old Witch with his torch.

 

Harby wins


In our second game we try out this version of the Old Witch:

Khador –  v.1.0 The Old Witch Gunline

75 / 75 Army
Fuel Cache – Steamroller Objective
The Old Witch of Khador – WJ: +18
– Reinholdt, Gobber Speculator – PC: 4
– Scrapjack
– Behemoth – PC: 6
Koldun Lord – PC: 4
Kovnik Jozef Grigorovich – PC: 4
Alten Ashley – PC: 5
Eiryss, Mage Hunter of Ios – PC: 7
Kell Bailoch – PC: 5
Widowmaker Marksman – PC: 4
Gobber Tinker – PC: 2
Greylord Ternion – Leader & 2 Grunts: 7
Winter Guard Rifle Corps – Leader & 9 Grunts: 13
– Winter Guard Rocketeer – PC: 2
– Winter Guard Rocketeer – PC: 2
– Winter Guard Rocketeer – PC: 2
Widowmaker Scouts – Leader & 3 Grunts: 8

vs

74 / 75 Army

Feora, Priestess of the Flame – WJ: +31
– Hierophant – PC: 3
– Hand of Judgment – PC: 18 (Battlegroup Points Used: 18)
– Guardian – PC: 15 (Battlegroup Points Used: 13)

Avatar of Menoth – PC: 20

Vassal Mechanik – PC: 1
Rhupert Carvolo, Piper of Ord – PC: 4
Vassal Mechanik – PC: 1

Daughters of the Flame – Leader & 5 Grunts: 10
Flameguard Cleansers – Leader & 5 Grunts: 9
– Flameguard Cleanser Officer – PC: 4
Choir of Menoth – Leader & 3 Grunts: 4
Exemplar Cinerators – Leader & 4 Grunts: 16


Old Witch vs pFeora

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Deployment. Scenario is incursion, pFeora is going first.

 

 

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End of turn one. Old witch takes advantage of bottle neck formation and feats on bottom of one.

 

 

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End of turn two. Stuck in a tight spot, the Daughters peel off and run to a flank outside of Old Witch’s feat. The Avatar, under passage runs to contest the flag. Cinerators brave the feat and run forward. pFeora uses Engine of Destruction as a speed buff and moves 8″ forward to feat aggressively. The Old Witch’s guns tear apart the Cinerators and riflemen move within 5″ to shoot the stealthy Daughters. Reinholdt spots one with his eyeglass and she also dies. The Ternions and Gorman really wanted to black oil and ice cage The Avatar but they can’t do either. Behemoth takes a shot on pFeora but misses.

 

 

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End of turn three. The cleansers pop their once per game, Scouring Flames, giving spray 10″ assaults. Unfortunately three charge too close to the Koldun Lord and his Wind Ravager action prevents them from shooting. Remaining Cinerators charged Behemoth to contest the center flag. Not much else accomplished. Fire burns many of the Old Witch’s models but unfortunately Eiyress is still alive. She shoots off pFeora’s stack and an aiming Behemoth puts her in the dirt.

 


Unfortunately, Mike never played the greatest list but that’s his loss:

Khador – Dan’s unbeatable Old Witch 

74 / 75 Army
The Old Witch of Khador – WJ: +18
– Sylys Wyshnalyrr, The Seeker – PC: 4
– Scrapjack
– Torch – PC: 0

Ogrun Bokur – PC:5
Kovnik Jozef Grigorovich – PC: 4
Yuri the Axe – PC: 6
Manhunter – PC: 4
Manhunter – PC: 4
Gobber Tinker – PC: 2
Winter Guard Rifle Corps – Leader & 9 Grunts: 13
– Winter Guard Rocketeer – PC: 2
– Winter Guard Rocketeer – PC: 2
– Winter Guard Rocketeer – PC: 2
Greylord Ternion – Leader & 2 Grunts: 7
Kayazy Assassins – Leader & 9 Grunts: 15
– Kayazy Assassin Underboss – PC: 4

 

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