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Old April 3rd, 2010, 08:37 AM
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Re: 2010 Main Event Armies

Hendal's Army:

Stingers x7 - 420
Raelin - 500, 22 hexes

600 - Kumiko + Marcu / Krav (sit a Stinger) / Gurei-Oni (Evil Eye and a Special Attack, fits the hexes )
620 - Kaemon Awa
640 - Kaemon + Marcu

A Shield/Symbol is completely sick for that army.

Nilfheim - 185
Raelin - 265
10th x3 - 490, 15 hexes

600 - Airborne Elite / 10th + Fire Elemental / Krav + Isamu
620 - 10th + Marro Warriors / Kaemon or Hydra + Isamu
640 - 10th x2

I left Isamu off of that build since you get 10th x2 on a symbol then, but he could probably go in there Day 1. You still get Krav/Kaemon or Hydra on Skull/Shield, and you can get Phantoms x2 on a symbol.

I'm guessing R˙chean chose this point total because it's bad for Mass and Trons, which is cool. The only Mass armies I can really come up with are gimmicky. Something like Q10/Mimring + Mass x5 with valiant hero reinforcements (or even Deathwalker 7000 ).

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Old April 3rd, 2010, 09:55 AM
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Re: 2010 Main Event Armies

The problem with this team is that there's exactly 24 hexes.

The Stinging Swords

x5 Stingers
x3 Phantom Knights

(can you have more than 24 hexes on day 2? This team can't get any more cards on day 2 if it's still 24 limit)

This one, although less effective, has less hexes and is less expensive (money-wise)

The Stinging Swords (with a hero)

x3 Stingers
x3 Phantom Knights
Kaemon Awa

Day 2:

600: + Raelin RotV
620: + Raelin RotV and Thorgrim
640: + Raelin RotV and Marro Warriors

You tell me which you like better.

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Old April 3rd, 2010, 10:57 AM
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Re: 2010 Main Event Armies

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Braxas Ratpodges do well, right?
80 Raelin RotV
120 Deathreavers x3
210 Braxas
100 Krav Maga Agents
510, 18 hexes
I don't really like this one. Seems a bit risky offensively. You lose an agent and Braxas, and you're screwed.

I like Gruts and Agents, or a similar army with Dwarves/Mogrimm. I was really keen on 4x Greenscales, Nilfheim, Raelin, but now I'm not so sure. The army I took to Rochester a year or two ago seems neat too: 4x Stingers, Raelin, Zelrig, or maybe 3x Dwarves, Migol, Zelrig.

Since Trons are maybe more unlikely than even last year, Cyprien might be a good play.

Heh:

3x Knights of Weston 210
Sir Gilbert 315
Sonya 360
Cyprien 510

90- 1x KoW + Marcu.. or maybe Finn +Isamu
110 - 1x KoW + Isamu + Eldgrim
130 - 1x KoW + MW + Isamu

Those aren't the best additions.
I'm not so sure I like the orc / agent army with only 3 heavies. I'd rather take 4 and filler.

I think 2 x GSW is the max you need. Nilf is still pretty darn good if they go down and you won't run around with 2/3 melee squad. At least that's been my (limited) experience with play-testing the GSW.

I have about 5 or so dwarf armies in the works. I'm still working on the rat problem with them.

Oh and there's one more that fomox and I have in the works.

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Old April 3rd, 2010, 11:38 AM
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Re: 2010 Main Event Armies

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I'm guessing R˙chean chose this point total because it's bad for Mass and Trons, which is cool. The only Mass armies I can really come up with are gimmicky. Something like Q10/Mimring + Mass x5 with valiant hero reinforcements (or even Deathwalker 7000 ).
Yeah, I'm having trouble with Mass armies, too. Of course, there's the Clarissimus angle (Massx4 + Braxas), but your upgrade options (after another squad at 560 points) aren't awesome: 4th+Eldgrim, 4th+Eldgrim+Kyntela (ugh), 4th + Thorgrim/Concan. Still, I think that beats the Massx5 options, which have even less appealing upgrades.

Of course, if you're spider_poison, you can be a super-hero again:

80 Raelin
120 Blastarons x2
240 Gladiatrons x3
440, 21 hexes

@600, add Q10 + Isamu (24)
@620, add Q9 (23)
@640, add Q9 + Marcu or Nilfheim + Isamu (24)

If you can make day 2 playing 70 points light, you have totally disgusting upgrade options waiting for you.

I may as well spell out my PK/tron idea:

80 Raelin
120 Blastarons x2
160 Gladiatrons x2
140 Phantom Knights x2
500, 23 hexes

@600, add Syvarris?
@620, add Kaemon
@640, add Kaemon and Marcu (sit Marcu unless there's a glyph to grab).

So... pretty good on day 1, assuming my theory that this is a good army is correct. Hoping and praying for 620 on day 2.

One other throught: the Stinger/Zelrig army can be re-worked as a mixed stinger/greenscale/Nilfheim army. At 635... Stingersx4, Greenscalesx2, Raelin, Nilfheim, Isamu? Sounds pretty good to me.

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Old April 3rd, 2010, 11:53 AM
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Re: 2010 Main Event Armies

Maybe with Mass, you just go non-valiant and include Raelin in it.

Mass x4 - 280
Raelin - 360
Major Q10 - 510, 19 hexes

600 - Mass + Marcu, 24
620 - Krav + Isamu - 23
640 - ??? Just add 5 Mass? Krav + Air Elemental?

Maybe some sort of modified Revdyer army?

Mass x3 - 210
Raelin/Thorgrim/Concan - 290
Sentinels x2 - 510, 19 hexes

600 - Mass + Marcu/Kyntela, 24 - Maybe one of the 80 Pointers?
620 - Sentinels - 22
640 - Sentinels + Eldgrim???

There's this one too - probably the best I can come up with for Mass (might be tough to make Day 2 though):

Mass x3 - 210
Charos - 420
Raelin / Thorgrim - 500, 15

600 - Krav (if you used Raelin), 18 - Mass + Eldgrim (Thorgrim), 20
620 - Kaemon/Greenscales x2 (Raelin), 16/21 - Alastair / RotV Drake (Thorgrim), 16
640 - Mass x2, 23 (sickness)

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Old April 3rd, 2010, 12:07 PM
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Re: 2010 Main Event Armies

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I'm guessing R˙chean chose this point total because it's bad for Mass and Trons, which is cool.
Nah, I make a specific point to not think about such things. We hashed out the reinforcement point totals first; I then decided that I liked how 510 allowed Day 2 to come out 600, 620, 640. Trust me, I wasn't trying to nerf any particular build. I rarely even think about potential armies for any of the events until after we are done setting up the parameters.

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Re: 2010 Main Event Armies

I really hate the idea of playing Mass with Krav. Unless I'm really scared that I'm about to lose on time, I'd just leave the last Krav alone, unless it was sitting on a glyph of Astrid. Isamu is even worse. In the current metagame, I just can't justify playing persistently non-valiant 4th Mass when I can have 10th for 5 points more.

I thought about that Mass/Charos/Thorgrim combo, too, but came to the conclusion that it probably doesn't make day 2.

My Braxas rat-podge idea could be easily turned into a Blackroller, to beef up the offense a bit:

80 Raelin RotV
100 Krav Maga Agents
120 Greenscale Warriors x2
210 Braxas
510, 12 hexes

It still has a bit of a glass jaw, but the offensive potential of Braxas + 3 attacks of 3 is pretty terrifying.

@600, add deathreaversx2 + Isamu (21), or Greenscales + Marcu + Isamu (17)
@620, add Greenscales + Marro Warriors (19) or Airborne Elite (16)
@640, add Marcu to 620 options (20/17), or Greenscalesx2 + Isamu (19).

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Re: 2010 Main Event Armies

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120 Hydra
100 Syvarris
90 Crixus
80 Raelin
80 Deathreavers x 2
40 Theracus
510

600: Add Atlaga

620: Add Ninjas

640: Add Kaemon & Isamu



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Re: 2010 Main Event Armies

How about,



195 cyprien
45 sonya
185 nilfhiem
120 greenscales x 2
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500

@600 add krav
@620 add deathreavers x 3
@640 add greenscales and raelin

This is assuming there will be less trons and 4th mass.
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How about,



195 cyprien
45 sonya
185 nilfhiem
120 greenscales x 2
___
500

@600 add krav
@620 add deathreavers x 3
@640 add greenscales and raelin





This is assuming there will be less trons and 4th mass.

main problem; squads will tear this up.
I know you have two squad killers with Nilf and "Cyprien" ( who shouldn't be considered a squad killer ) however Nilf can fall pretty quickly without a screen; and the greenscales can fall pretty fast against ranged fire power...

Not enough figures in my opinion; orcs; Dwarves; knights; can pull a win off against this army. My rule of thumb is to only have one big point figure / combo (example - Cyprien and Sonya)

However;

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Cyprien 150
5x Phantom Knights 350
Total 500

600 - I would go with Sonya and mbs
620 Keamon
640 - Realin; Sonya (125); Isamu

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Re: 2010 Main Event Armies

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Tiny's Undead Kenights!

Cyprien 150
5x Phantom Knights 350
Total 500

600 - I would go with Sonya and Zetacron
620 Keamon
640 - Realin; Sonya (125); Isamu
I hope you notice that Zetacron+Sonya=105. That's 605 points.

EDIT: Heh... I just noticed a really annoying set. Too bad it's 24 hexes exactly.

Really Annoying

x5 Phantom Knights 350
x2 Deathreavers 80
Raelin RotV 80
Total: 510 points

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Re: 2010 Main Event Armies

I've been playing around with this build for different point ranges, what do you guys think?

The Phantom Queen
Braxas
PKx4
Marcu

510 points.

Solid stealth flying blockers for Braxas and anti-range.



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