So on Monday this week I played my first game with the new Stormwall. I played a 50 point game against our local pressganger here in Fort Wayne. I played a p-Haley army with; a unit of stormblades, stormclad, storm strider, a sentinal, B13, Lady Aiyanna & Holt, and a Stormwall colossal. My opponent played minions focusing on a tier four list using Maelok the dreadbound.
The game opened up with his army incorporeal, which is why I used Aiyanna’s Lurynsar’s Touch on Storm Strider and had it throw some bolts into his front line. We were playing the occupy scenario and the only thing I had firmly in the center line was my Stormwall. I took out a boneswarm and a full Gatormen posse. He took out the B13, the sentinel, holt, and the entire unit of stormblades. At midpoint he placed his unit of Bog Trogs. The did nothing to the Stormwall. Feeling very confident I decided I was going to go in for my first castor kill. I’ve been playing Warmachine for about a year and a half now and I have yet to win a fair game. I won one once, but that was on a technicality.
So as I was saying, I was feeling confident about what the Stormwall could put down and take. So I pulled away from a full unit of ten bog trogs in melee with my back acrh…
yeah I know now what a bad Idea that was.
After ten very painfull free strikes with boosted die rolls, half my stomwall moved into range to kill Maelok. But with only one functional cannon I failed to kill his castor.
Then it was his turn.
His Bog Trogs attacked.
Sorry for the blurry photo. I had the peace of mind to use temporal barrier on my previous turn, but that didn’t keep the Trogs from attacking. After them there was little left of my beloved Colossal. It was till ticking with one movement box and one cortex box open. That is until a Bull snapper attacked it.
Though there is a bright side to this. My second game with the stormwall would have yielded a sure fire caster kill. My Stormwall was within ten inches of the enemy castor with a clean line of sight. Both cannons and both metal storm guns ready to go. Just one problem. My castor was on fire and if I rolled a one, she would live. She rolled a six.