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Friday, November 24, 2017

Montag's Tourney 10/28/17, Painting updates, and Hamelin!!!

Howdy folks!!

It has been quite a while, but I came back with actual updates!

This time it's painting, along with a Tournament last month.

First up, Schrodinger's Cat! This is a limited edition proxy crew for Hamelin, this guy in particular is a replacement for Nix. I had a ton of fun painting him, and I worked with some fluorescent orange pigment to do the glow on him. I really liked playing with the idea that he was phasing his tail through himself, he is incorporeal after all.

It is kinda weird that he has a human hand for his left and a regular paw for his other feet

One Dapper Fella

Along with Nix I'm working on the Midnight Stalker, this is a WIP but he's mostly done. I've got to finish the base, highlight the black, and put in some accent colors. This guy has been worth his weight in gold in games though!

Speaking of games, there was a small tournament held at Montag's on 10/28/17 and it was my first test of using this crew in a tournament setting. Overall I won 2 of three games, losing only to Dreads' Sonnia list - which is a very bad match up for me - and even that game wasn't terrible in differential for me.

Game 1: Paul's Jack Daw
Standard, Guard the Stash
Claim Jump, Dig Their Graves, Accusation, Undercover Entourage, Last Stand

I won this game at the end of turn 3, the score ended up as 6-1. Nix essentially controlled the entire left side with some backup by Hamelin, kept him from scoring Guard the Stash, while Hannah held the other side and got support from Bleeding Disease sources like the Obedient Wretch and Stolen, occasionally the Midnight Stalker would come in and hold models from moving closer to the Stash,.

Game 2: Dreads' Sonnia
Corner, Reckoning
Claim Jump, Frame for Murder, Accusation, Hidden Trap, A Quick Murder

This strategy right here I discovered in the middle of this game, and now it's a staple!

I knew this game was going to be an uphill battle from the start, Sonnia is one of my worst match ups I could have against Hamelin. He ended up blasting my rat engine to pieces from turn one from a very long way away. I managed to crawl back and get Nix and the Midnight Stalker into his crew and build up the blight from the Plague Pits. I ended up only losing 3-5, so not terrible. 

The awesome thing is, though, that I discovered with the combination of the Midnight Stalker and Plague Pits prevents the elimination of the marker (unless you have Don't Mind Me) and just absolutely piles on the blight! Even with condition removal, Dreads' models were gaining a large amount of blight in short amounts of time.

Game 3: Karl's Parker
Flank, Stake a Claim
Can't remember the rest!

This game was relatively fast. I had control of most of the game, and after I engaged with Nix on turn 1 it was hard for him to get out of the area while I was killing multiple models. He called it early on turn 2 or 3 so it was 10-1 in my favor.

In the end I got 3rd - and the certificate didn't have anything filled out on it :( but that's ok.

I plan on providing more insight into my new iteration of Hamelin as it is quite a competitive list with the new upgrades from Book 5. Right now it's tough to get free time, especially since it's the day after Thanksgiving right now, but I also plan on painting more regularly as I have lately.

Stay painted!!!