What the heck is Rasks weakness? I have enough problems with Gators in general and thus far my only answer is lots of jacks and armor and camp focus, but Rask screws that anyway.
What is up with this fishy son of a Black Jewfish.
|Rask' concept artwork.|
Gators pack a lot of anti shooting tech. Ret being a combined arms factions suffer from this because they cant soften the target as much before they or it engages. Gators don't like weapon masters in general and an Ossyan feat can give them a bad day. But Rask's feat will counter Ossyan and either leave you out of scenario or inside charge range. Sentinels cant get around Inhospitable Ground, eVyros could give them pathfinder but then hes 3 focus down and in the middle of the table just to give them the range they need to engage.
Kaelyssa cant assassinate him, neither can Garyth nor Ravyn. This guy is like the bane of Retribution and in particular my otherwise jovial mood and polite manners.
35 points Rahn vs Jewfish
|He runs first turn.|
|I advance and sit at max range with the Strike Force, and kill a gator. Rahn drops Polarity shield on them. One mage hunter assassin pops out and kills the Totem Hunter.|
|He runs again to engage and contest and then feats with Jewfish.|
|Wrastler walks up and leaves the Pheonix on 3 boxes|
|The Wrastler gets Force Blasted, then Telekenisised then Force Bolted and knocked down before the Pheonix kills it.|
I kind of felt like I had lost the game anyway at this point so I pointed out to my opponent that he can keep the Horror controlling the flag while still killing my contesting Battle Mages.
|A gator finishes off the Pheonix. With a small bit of advice the Swamp Horror charges the Battle Mages with a Boundless Charge and kills the 2 closest contesting the flag.|
|Rahn sucks it up.|
Rahn was in no position to assassinate, he had no range on Jewfish and even if he did with 4 sac targets and 2 transfers there was no way to bring him down, I couldn't get close enough to force blast things off the point and I couldn't Telekinesis him into a worth position.
The gator activates eats Wyshnalyr and Jewfish dominates the point to win.
Not over extending my Pheonix might have bought me some time, while remembering to move the Wrastler and or hitting it with a Force Hammer when my Pheonix was over extended might have done me better.
I'm thinking the best think to do when Jewfish feats is walk away out of threat, or keep Polarity shield up and look to contest or score the following turn. The problem is the Gatormans can be sitting right in front of you and ignoring them is not a sweet thing to do.
I'm thinking I can either A: Play tighter and don't make a single mistake or B: Take Hyperion and a couple jacks with pVyros and just tank him out. Jewfish has fury but I might be able to drop the beasts and take a charge from Gators at arm21 with 64 boxes. I don't know.
|Internet research provides insight into potential weaknesses of the Black Jewfish. Perhaps I don't need the forum after all.|