Monday, August 1, 2011

Rhyas....and my first tournament win.

This past weekend I played in a local Warmahordes tournament at Dragon's lair.  Ian, our other PG ran a nice 4 round Steamroller for us.  There were about 20 people in attendance so it was a pretty good turn out.  We had a few people from San Antonio and Waco that I know of.

I've played in two other tournaments before this one.  My first one I placed third after getting my @ss handed to me by Gooch in the third round.  That was my first time playing against eVlad and that guy is dirty! lol  My second tourny I placed roughly 4 - 6th I believe.  This was one where a Houston guy playing Circle knocked me out first round.  That was a really good game. I had no idea the movement shenanigans Circle could do! hehe.

I had some really good games this weekend.  I've really been wanting to play Rhyas since I started Legion but never got the model until recently.  I have been enjoying her immensely.  A lot of people around the interwebs are naysayers about her performance.  I believe it's because she is not an easy button caster.  She takes patience and will not win games for you by herself.  You have to use all the other cheaty bits from Legion to do that!

On to my list I used.

Nep. Protector
Max Swordsmen + UA

This is the Rearguard theme list, tier 3, so the UA is free.  I am really liking this list.  Start the game with upkeeps, whole army has stealth first turn, and the free UA.  I used this list for 3 of my games out of 4 and won all three of those.  My first game I used Saeryn and won that one.

Round 1:  Saeryn vs Cryx
Round 2: Rhyas vs Thyra
Round 3: Rhyas vs Dr. Arkadius
Round 4: Rhyas vs Garryth

I think I am starting to get pretty good with her.  The guy in the last round I played against won the Wargamescon steamroller and Lock N Load as well I believe.  Really nice guy and a great opponent.  He even asked me if we could get some more games in some time for him to practice against a good Legion player.  Made my day :P


  1. Cool :). It seems to me, not having played that much, that with wh there does not appear to be any one force that I would say is incapable of winning at a tourney. Like I can with 40k right now.

    You need some sort of banner at the top of the page instead of just text... You should get Thomas to do something up for you...

  2. Ha awesome man! I've only won a single Warmahordes tournament as well, and that was MK1 with my dirty (if somewhat unoptimized) Circle list. I don't play nearly as much as I should though- 40k gets the lion's share of my attention.

    Good work though, Legion is a tough army to play against, and kind of trumps Circle in a lot of ways (eyeless sight, pathfinder even on the huge beasts, etc.)

    Keep it up!

    Also, you should go to Feast of Blades- I hear a lot of dudes from BoLS are coming down (up?). I'll be there too, since it's only like an hour away from where I live :-p

  3. Yea dude, I plan on going provided I can afford it by then!