Tally recording wins and loses, from games recorded on blog, since september 2014 and from certain memory over the last 3 years. (Beyond 3 years I just dont remember any games out of a 5 year history) of course its not ALL of my games but as much stunning victories and crushing defeats as I care to remember.

pVyros, W11 -L4 -. Assassin 10.
eVyros, W4 - L5. Assassin 3.
Rahn, W8 -L8. Assassin 6.
Garyth, W11 - L3-. Assassin 7.
Ravyn, W9 - L3-. Assassin 9.
Kaelyssa, W9 - L4- Assassin 6.
Ossyan, W13-L10-. Assassin 6.
Issyria,W15 - L1-. Assassin 9.
Thyron, W1 - L0 Assassin 1.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Rahn Batrep3. Hook, line and stinker.

Gators and Rask in particular are really busting my balls. I'm getting so frustrated I'm thinking of posting on the Ret Forum and asking THEM what to do, which is about as effective as putting my balls in a blender when I'm trying to shave my scrotum.

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.
 Left flag disappears.
He runs again to engage and contest and then feats with Jewfish.
I respond by putting my balls in the blender.The strike force charge and combine, the 3 on the far right killed their engaging gator, the other 2 didn't finish theirs. Rahn feats and the Battle Mages move up to put some damage on the Wrastler and kills another Gator. I was doing ok at this point but then I chose to move the Pheonix within 5 and shoot the Wrastler for some more. I also forgot to push it away with the Battlemages.
 What you cant see off camera is my solo mechanic going off and capturing the right flag for a CP.
Wrastler walks up and leaves the Pheonix on 3 boxes
 This turn was a bit tricky, I walked the Artificer (mechanic) away from the engaging Swamp Horror, who killed it. This freed it up however for my Battle Mages to push it away from the flag and for Eyriss to run in and cap me a second CP.
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.


  1. What was your list?

    Rasks list doesn't do anything to spells right? With Telekinesis you can do a lot to stop the beasts getting to you. With Polarity Shield and good positioning you can make an army really regret not having many ranged attacks.

    Also, pop feat, Telekinesis the threatening heavies backwards so they can't see anything to charge, Chain Blast something then pull/KD/kill gatormen with fully boosted Force Bolts.


    1. The turn I left the Pheonix there a forcebolt and a TK or FH would have put him out of threat range. I did kill gatormans with fully boosted force bolts.

      When his stuff is in the middle of the table, the turn I want to push it away or whatever I need to be within 5 inches of it to do anything to it.

      So walk my army away (incidentally wont get far enough away to not get charged) and PS the Pheonix send it in to neuter the wrastler. A: cant move it far enough unless I get lucky with a force hammer and B: Gators will kill it.

      Most of my ary the entire game was trying to kill Gatormans. Def 13 + cover/concealment arm 18 is hard enough for Sentinels, power 10's under Rahn feat still wont do it. I killed more that game than most others but still.

      The problem, aside from the feat completely neutering me, and having no infantry unit that can stand up to a wave of gators, is that the only chaffe in his list is the Bog Trogs, whose sole purpose is to die. The beasts can kill anything in my army, the Solo could kill anything in my army and 2 Gatormans with Fury can kill anything in my army.

  2. Bow before the might of the Jewfish!

    1. Yes, maybe Retribution need a crutch warcaster to legitimize their faction like the Gatormans have.