Thursday, December 9, 2010

Merry Mayhem: Circus vs Circus!

My last game of the day was by request, as while I was walking around I noticed this army:


The army was run by a very charming fellow from Chicago named Alex. When he saw my army walking up towards the table his face lit up and he let out a loud "YEEESSSS!" Seems he wanted this battle as much as me...

Our battle was called the Isle of Misfit Toys. Toy tokens spawned from the center of the board and scattered around. Only champions, the General and the BSB can pick up the tokens.

The rules for our battlefield:

His General is wearing the top hat, his BSB is the pogo stick of DOOM.

And here's our battle lines after deployment:

He won the roll to go first, and the comedy of errors progressed from there. We both moved up a bit, my movements were rather... cautious, based on the beatings that I had received earlier in the day. Perhaps too cautious, as my opponent quickly gobbled up two tokens.

My Ironguts on the left flank quickly chopped apart the two Trolls. My Trappers and my Leadbelchers were quickly blown away by a combination of crazed pump wagons and Goblin magic. The first casting of the dreaded "6's become 1's" spell was made around here.

Eventually my large blocks got into combat, grabbing a token on the way. Unfortunately I appear to be easily bated, as two pump wagons crashed into the side of my BSB's block. After fighting them off I chased down one, only to open my lines to the three way charge that you see below. Ouchies.

Meanwhile the Ironguts carved through the enemy General but steadily gained losses. My other block of Bulls beat off a squad of Goblins, then smashed through the Squig herders after they mauled my BSB's block of Bulls. I had a chance to catch up on the game if I could have broken the Squig herders in one round of combat, potentially grabbing two more tokens to give me the win. Alas it was not to be, and in a stunning upset the dreaded "6's become 1's" spell caused me to deal 0 wounds to an assaulting goblin block and causing it to be run down. Ouchies.

Still, the game was enjoyable and it was amazing to find a fellow circus general. We chatted for a while about conversions afterwards and I learned a few cool tips for sprucing up my display table. Turns out that he is one of the people in charge of the Fantasy section of Adepticon, so he promised to get me some good match ups at the 1k non-tournament. Hopefully I will have improved my game by then...

Oh, and the background to our little circus match was amazing:

Amazing what you can find in the back of a game store! Next time, some overall thoughts on the tournament and some wrap up. Thanks for reading!


sonsoftaurus said...

Awesome! Glad you both got that game in; it's great when you stumble upon perfect matchups.

As a former Gobbo player, I have fond memories indeed of that 6s into 1s spell (Mork'll Fix it?).

Max said...

Yeah, it was pretty awesome... and stupid Mork'll Fix it... grrr!

Bartender said...

Sounds like you had fun!