Frontline news - Warmachine - Convergence of Cyriss vs Cygnar
Western Immoren, Upper Wyrmwall Mountains. The blizzard was raging for the third day. Two patrol forces stumbled upon a small iron mine almost exactly at the same time. Smoke from the forge chimney was so promising, but it was evident that their is not enough space in front of forge fire for both forces...
Mission: Snow blind (Crossroads of courage campaign)
Convergence of Cyriss
Iron Mother Directrix (Iron Mother Directrix & Exponent Servitors) +27
Eradicators (Leader and 4 ) 15
Obstructors (Leader and 9 ) 11
Enigma Foundry 4
Optifex Directive 4
Disclaimer: It was too late to realize that Monitor miniature I lend to some fellow during the last tournament. I'm sure it's somewhere in the club, but Cipher had to step in for this battle.
Commander Dalin Sturgis +30
Stormblade infantry 10 + officer and standard 5 + storm gunner 2
Lieutenant Allison Jakes 4
Stormsmith stormcaller 5
A player wins if he has the only warcaster(s) or warlock(s) remaining in play
At the start of each player’s Maintenance Phase, the active player rolls 3d6. All models have their LOS reduced to a number of inches equal to the result of this roll for one turn. While within 4˝ of a Flare marker, models lose and cannot gain concealment, cover, or Stealth . Models ignore LOS when declaring charges or attacks against a model within 4˝ of a Flare marker.
The Crate of Dynamite terrain feature is treated as an obstruction that grants cover and should be no larger than 2˝ × 2˝. Starting on the first player’s second turn, during each player’s Maintenance
Phase he must roll to determine if a crate explodes due to the battle raging nearby. The active player rolls a d6 for each crate on the table. On a roll of 1, the crate explodes and the active player places a 5˝ AOE in play with its center point touching any part of the crate. Remove the crate from the table. Models in the AOE are hit and suffer a POW 14 fire damage roll .
Snowdrift terrain feature is represented by a 4˝ AOE template. Models completely within a Snowdrift gain concealment, and models without Immunity: Cold treat it as rough terrain.
|Convergence of Cyriss deployment|
|CoC first turn focus distribution and end position|
|Cygnar first turn focus distribution|
|End of the Cygnar first round|
|CoC second turn focus distribution|
|Cygnar second turn focus distribution|
On other flank Sturgis dispersed his infantry which front ranks took a few shots on obstructors and he sent Stormclad straight in to the steel wall, and few constructs fell to his mighty sword. Through that commotion hunter tried to put a killshot in to the enigma foundry, but missed.
|CoC third turn focus distribution|
Sturgis had the steel wall right where he wanted them. He run strait in to them, swirling his blades, and with his great arcane might pulling enemies close to him, killing them row by row.
With assistance of Mothers servitors, Monitor stood his ground and shot at tunderhead taking his left arm off. One of eredicators returned to his unit by enigma foundery.
|End of CoC turn four|
Sturgis backed off to take care for his wounds, while his badly damged stormclad, hunter and one stormcaller covered his retreat.
|End of Cygnar turn four|
At this moment both commanders realized that at this time there is enough place in front of forge fireplace, so remaining warriors rushed in to the building to worm their bones/liquify their oil.
|End of CoC turn five and game|
For last two years, or better to say, since when MK3 arrived, I played Warmachine just in turnaments, 3-4 times a year. With all "living" rules and cards, I slightly lost interest in game. When my son showed interest in game (we played two times couple years ago, but then switched to another games) I tried to find new way to play then just steamroller. Scenarios from Escalation are still vivid in my memories. Quick search on internet lead me to Crossroads of courage league. With few scenarios and new terrain rules, I found what I was looking for. I put my 3D printer in work, and two days latter we were ready to battle accross Upper Wyrmwall Mountains.
Game played in this way, brings found memories of first edition to me, and how I loved to play this game. For some time ahead scenarios and Company of iron will be the only ways I play this game.