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Old April 7th, 2021, 11:59 AM
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Re: 10 Points Under - Heroscape Casting Videos

I haven’t watched and I already don’t wanna hear the opinions on my Raelin placement.

I’ll start watching now.

EDIT: Chris hasn’t seen this game?! Oh no.

EDIT 2: Alternative army build that might’ve worked:

150 Mimring
350 Arrow Gruts x5
430 Raelin the Kyrie Warrior
480 Marro Warriors
505 Swog Rider
515 Isamu (25 spaces, drop AG)

I think one Swog in a safe position to boost the AGs on even/low ground could’ve been helpful especially on this map where it was harder for me to get/maintain height on the KoW. IIRC, the end of the game is a couple AGs trying to take down MWs so instead of that circumstance having the early single turn Swog setup could’ve the early game help and coincidentally, the late game. Not to mention Isamu into KoW is nicer than some straying AGs in cleanup.

EDIT 3: Finished the vod. Man. Ok so that 3v4 shot from the MW on the glyph to the KoW even instead of Raelin on height turned out to be a big one. I think I was mostly thinking a wound doesn’t kill Raelin but it kills the Knight so I took that attack. Unfortunately I landed “2 wounds” to kill the Knight and could’ve killed Raelin with the same attack.

The Raelin placement ended up working out ok (and you guys didn’t knock it as much as I think it deserved). I didn’t like placing her on the level 3 7-hex rock either because Gilbert and Knights could engage her there and then I couldn’t maneuver the AGs to pod that rock. Best case probably would’ve been to move her south a little and cover the 7-hex rock spaces along with the southern grass area. From there I could’ve played a nice safe screen with Raelin, Mimi, and AGs while preventing Boromir from controlling Wannok.

I think moving Mimring to kill the KoW on the glyph late as the MWs were moving out would’ve been the right play.

Dang this was a fun, close one! GGs again to Boromir. Well played, my friend. Learned a ton from watching this video. I’ll be looking forward to fielding this army again soon.

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Re: 10 Points Under - Heroscape Casting Videos

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Re: 10 Points Under - Heroscape Casting Videos

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Bigga, your thumbnail game is on point.
After all this, I'm pretty convinced that he actually lives in Wisconsin.
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I haven’t watched and I already don’t wanna hear the opinions on my Raelin placement.

I’ll start watching now.

EDIT: Chris hasn’t seen this game?! Oh no.

EDIT 2: Alternative army build that might’ve worked:

150 Mimring
350 Arrow Gruts x5
430 Raelin the Kyrie Warrior
480 Marro Warriors
505 Swog Rider
515 Isamu (25 spaces, drop AG)

I think one Swog in a safe position to boost the AGs on even/low ground could’ve been helpful especially on this map where it was harder for me to get/maintain height on the KoW. IIRC, the end of the game is a couple AGs trying to take down MWs so instead of that circumstance having the early single turn Swog setup could’ve the early game help and coincidentally, the late game. Not to mention Isamu into KoW is nicer than some straying AGs in cleanup.

EDIT 3: Finished the vod. Man. Ok so that 3v4 shot from the MW on the glyph to the KoW even instead of Raelin on height turned out to be a big one. I think I was mostly thinking a wound doesn’t kill Raelin but it kills the Knight so I took that attack. Unfortunately I landed “2 wounds” to kill the Knight and could’ve killed Raelin with the same attack.

The Raelin placement ended up working out ok (and you guys didn’t knock it as much as I think it deserved). I didn’t like placing her on the level 3 7-hex rock either because Gilbert and Knights could engage her there and then I couldn’t maneuver the AGs to pod that rock. Best case probably would’ve been to move her south a little and cover the 7-hex rock spaces along with the southern grass area. From there I could’ve played a nice safe screen with Raelin, Mimi, and AGs while preventing Boromir from controlling Wannok.

I think moving Mimring to kill the KoW on the glyph late as the MWs were moving out would’ve been the right play.

Dang this was a fun, close one! GGs again to Boromir. Well played, my friend. Learned a ton from watching this video. I’ll be looking forward to fielding this army again soon.
That attack on the Knight that could have been two wounds on Raelin is definitely an example of hindsight being 20/20. I do remember thinking (well, saying out loud to my computer screen) that I would have made the attack on Raelin while watching the game live and then having an "I can predict the dice" moment afterward. But ultimately I think it's a wash on what you're wanting to target, depending on player/preference.

Yeah, I wouldn't have made that move with Raelin, but also I don't think it totally lost you the game singlehandedly or anything. If anything, it definitely gave you some breathing room, and when Knights are attacking Arrow Gruts they're getting kills with or without Raelin, so I think it ended up working out well enough for you.

This was seriously a great game, and I'm super impressed at how close you made it! I'm hoping to see this army and others like it more in the future!
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Bigga, your thumbnail game is on point.
After all this, I'm pretty convinced that he actually lives in Wisconsin.
Shhh... Don't tell anyone that's why I haven't been seen at a Utah tournament for so long...

Last edited by BiggaBullfrog; April 7th, 2021 at 03:52 PM. Reason: And definitely not, you know, covid...
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