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AoS First two AoS Games - LM vs Skaven

Discussion in 'Battle Reports' started by soldmi, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. soldmi
    Jungle Swarm

    soldmi New Member

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    First of, I'll honestly say I liked this game, it got my 40k friends to play fantasy with me.
    I played two games against my opponent. He has only played CS:M before so it was quite new to him with not having a superior firepower compared to my 40k nid army.

    The lists:

    LM:
    1 Slann
    1 Gor-Rok
    1 Old-Blood
    1 Skink Priest
    10 Saurus warriors
    5 Templeguard
    1 Salamander + 3 handlers close to him.

    Skaven:
    Isle of Blood plus some extra (sorry I don't remember).

    Power creep?:
    The lists was really on par, and we didn't really plan well about balance we just tossed things on the table. He won once and I won once. We had a really good time, each battle was a butt-clenching at the end and each time it was so close for both of us. I don't know if it was luck by balance or just shitty dice play.

    Units that stood out:
    LM: Salamander, mein gott! I was so happy with it that I've bougth another.
    Skaven: His rat-ogres did massive damage when they where close. So the turn I won*, my salamander toasted them pretty fast.

    Pros:
    - Fast paced games
    - Fun
    - There is some tactics to it
    - Close-combat range was a fun aspect
    - Summons are cool
    - 10 bravery is SWEEEEET


    Cons:
    - Confusing without a point system
    - Slanns don't feel like strong magician anymore due to just have 1 damaging spell.
    - Magic is to simple to my taste
    - Feel like lizardmen don't have "scaly skin" anymore.
    - I can't customize units with upgrades to make them "anti something something"

    What next?:

    I will defiantly play this game again. I had a lot of fun. Sure I'll square base everything and play 8th when my friends wants larger battles, but for a entry level game. I really hope they build it up with expansions. So it's a thumbs up for a beer and pretzels games. For a tournament game I don't quite see how it will work.

    Sorry for a boring battle/review. First time writing something like this.

    Edit: some spelling, sorry English isn't my native tongue
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2015
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  2. Caprasauridae
    Stegadon

    Caprasauridae Well-Known Member

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    Not boring, I enjoyed reading your short evaluation, especially the pros and cons. I have yet to have any AoS games, so can't really comment on any of the points.
     
  3. Qupakoco
    Skink Chief

    Qupakoco Keeper of the Dice Staff Member

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    I think the resounding theme with all the games I've seen reports of is basically summed up with your main points.

    Pros: Fast, Fun, Easy.
    Cons: Confusing structure, not really a Tourny-type game.

    Thanks for the insight!
     
  4. n810
    Slann

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    I get the feeling that the shield that reduces rend, (up to -2)
    is supposed to represent out "scaly skin"..?

    I mean just about every unit has this item.
     
  5. KingCheops
    Temple Guard

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    Yes that is the impression. Although from my read of the rules it seems like we only ignore Rend values not reduce them. So -2 Rend is still the full -2.
     
  6. n810
    Slann

    n810 First Spawning

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    Yep, that what I meant, so if we faced a rend -3 and better we would take the whole thing.
    Thankfully there don't seem to be a lot of those around.



    Ps. hey, you've been around a while... you want a custom Avatar. ;)
     
  7. Akt'uatl
    Skink

    Akt'uatl New Member

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    I think the beauty of Slann is their summoning ability. 3 different summon spells is sooo great!
     
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