Reaching Xerxis for an assassination would not be easy, and as for those beasts... whatever.
Garryth, Blade of Retribution
Dawnguard Sentinels (Leader and 9 Grunts)
Dawnguard Sentinel Officer & Standard
House Shyeel Battle Mages (Leader and 5 Grunts)
Dahlia Hallyr & Skarath
House Shyeel Artificer
House Shyeel Magister
Narn, Mage Hunter of Ios
More brick than a brick shit house.
So the cunning wall of Acuraii or Cetratii or whatever they were means I completely didnt see the dickheads with Roman candles standing behind them like a group of adolescent youths with a complete disregard for fire safety warnings and common sense.
I was starting to think I was the Australian as shit around me was bursting into flames.
|Because he killed a Sentinel with a direct attack it triggered vengeance. Sphinx shot a Incindearii.|
3 Sentinels charged the Bronzeback and did a fair chunk of damage, 4 more charged the Gladiator and left it on about 7 boxes. Seriously L2P that was terrible I don't know why they didn't all charge the same target.
Skarath laid down an aimed spray accross the side of the house and killed a couple Incindearii and put a little damage on the others. The Pheonix, Garyth and the one remaining sentinel completely failed to kill the Cetratii. Dahlia upkept haunting melody and went and made herself a nuisance.
Narn however who I pretty much completely forgot about, woke up, charged the 2 Remaining Cetratii killed them both then wandered off to hang out all Solid Snake like on the side of a house.
Garyth as the text indicates, made a tactical withdrawal towards his table edge. The last remaining battle mage mustered its courage after watching its friends get stabbed, beaten and burnt to death and stands around in the zone.
Garyth could feel the shit storm was just about ready to engulf him but he made peace with Lacyr and dedicated his final moments to Scyrah. Probably walked out of the killbox but we were not using the artifice.
|So MAT 5 Titan comes up and.. yea lol mat 5 haha. It leaves the Phoenix on 5 boxes, lol. Elara gets engaged by an Acuraii so the Sphinx Counter Charges in and kills it, but then the Incendiarii combine and kill her, making the Sphinx! inert.|
Skarath turns around finishes off the titan and the remaining Cetratii while Dahlia sits around inside the zone. The Bronzeback wanders off to the far corner to kill the lone Sentinel flag bearer who is standing around being a dork.
The Battle mage who rallied turns around and pops the Acuraii out of the zone and kills it. What a hero.
Paingivers start lining up around Dahlia so Xerxis can combo smite them over her to put damage on her and start killing her. It was at this point I felt like I was doing something wrong because she felt to be horribly overpowered, so I checked the rules again.
Haunting Melody: Look at my snake, my snake is amazing. Trololol hahahaha your all useless.
On closer inspection... Yes Haunting Melody is amazing.
|Skarath dies to the Gladiator, Xerxis slams a paingiver or whatever it is over Dahlia who sits on about 4 boxes now. The least disturbance rule puts her just out of the zone so he can dominate it.|
It took Xerxis killing 2 of his own support pieces to collateral slam Dahlia to death. She stopped him scoring for about 4 turns tho so totally worth it, also meant his Bronzeback couldn't leave the zone. Amazing.
The battle mage connects with both fists on the Gladiator but cant push it ouf of the zone, so we start some Temporal Warp warmachine. I go with shooting the objective and kill it netting me 5th point and the win.
But then we go back and I charge Xerxis to see if Garyth can do it. He can apparently, in 2 attacks.
People talk about the "water style" play of Retribution and when looking into the Onomastics of Garyth I'm starting to get a clue about a better play style for him. Either that or....
|TROLOLOL HAUNTING MELODY BITCHEZ|