I went to another Tournament last weekend, at a place in Mississauga, called X-Planet. The Owner, is super nice, and it's a great little venue. It's right off the highway too, so super easy to get too. Only an hour away from me, so very close!
I brought the exact same Skyre list I've been running for the last while (you can see it if you trawl back a bit).
This was my first event using all the AoS Rules, Rolling for terrain, battleing in the Realms, artifacts, Spells...Whole Shebang.
I've gotta say, that playing in the realms adds just so much to the game. Extra fun rules for the realmscape feature, new command abilities, and spells. I found that using these in the three games I played added another tactical depth to the game. Also, with all my spellcasters, six new spells to cast each game was pretty nice!
Realm of Chamon
Battleplan: Shifting Objectives.
Nice fellow named Ruben.
He was playing Blades of Khorne, with a rather deadly and neat trick.
Gore Pilgrims battalion
x2 unit of 20 bloodreavers
x1 unit of 5 blood warriors
x1 unit of 10 blood warriors
x1 unit of 20 Skulltakers w/Daemon weapons.
Needless to say, I didn't clue into his trick until it was too late.
Skulltakers do mortal wounds on hit rolls of 6+, which, combined with all the bonuses from each slaughterpriest, bloodsecrator, and blood stoker was really nasty.
Needless to say, with 4 attacks each, he evaporated my verminlord, acoyltes and both units of Stormfiends in one charge. He didn't end up tabling me, but it was a near thing after his charge T3.
Vs Spooky Ghosts
Realm of Ulgu, with the realmscape feature that the range of all spells and shooting was 12" max.
Knife to the heart.
This is a tough mission. You don't score any points in this mission. You just win the game if you control both objectives at any point T3 onwards.
Nice fellow named Ken, he had Spooky Ghosts!
Relanor (character on Winged Nightmare)
Knight of Shrouds on horse
x2 Ghost horse minor heros (whatever they are called)
x2 units of hex wraiths
Hexwraith and Black Coach battalion
So, He dropped his horses all in the underworld to bring on through reserves. I did the same with my Stormfiends (both units had a drill).
I took the first turn. I wanted to try and hit him hard, and get my screens up, before the ghosts showed up.
Unfortunatly, neither stormfiend unit arrived. I did get my screens up, and teleported one of my acolytes forwards and cast the shackles at him.
So, on my second turn, I had one unit of stormfiends come down, kill 11 chainrasps, but then lost a model from Olyander, and I lost the other two models in battleshock. Well, amphetamine parrot. On his turn, he just resurected all those models, and attacked me with everything else. Thankfully, he sort of wiffed, and just killed my giant rats screen. On my third turn, I killed the black coach, two small ghost heros and most of a unit of hex wraiths. After that, I brought my second unit of storm fiends onto my home objective to help defend that.
At the end of the game, we both only held our own objectives, but he won a minor victory for killing more victory points of models. I think my single YOLO stormfiend charge into his chainrasps lost me the game, as that was the differnce in points I needed to win.
Game 3 Vs Stormcast
This was a great fellow named Richard.
Lord Arcanum on gryph charger
unit of 9 raptors with hurricane crossbows
I think there is something else I'm missing.
Realm of Shyish. Places of Arcane Power
So, this game was pretty much decided turn 2. I did a great job blocking areas off, to limit his deepstrikes, but I compleatly underestimated how much damage the ballista's and Raptors did. He deepstruck both of those, and just rocked my world. After his second turn, I had all the steam blown out of my force from his shooting. After that, I just fought to get victory points, but winning the primary objective was a lost cause.
Overall, three fairly brutal games. I felt like my list was outmatched by the first and third players by a huge degree, and it seemed the meta at the store was extreamly competitive. Even though I lost the games, they were good learning experiances. The abiltiy for my army to screen and control board space is not up to snuff. Also, the stormfiends are so expensive, that they are becoming more and more of a liability. I know two units is a compleate waste of points. One unit, might be okay.
Need to tinker with the list, and decide if I want to keep playing Skyre, or just convert to a more general skaven list. much-much options.
The two winning lists, were almost identical Legions of Nagash armies, and third place was Slyvaneth.