Protectorate of Menoth

European Team Challenge 2012 – The Day Before

Well the European Team Challenge 2012 starts tomorrow. We are hoping to get to Maelstrom around midday for a couple of practise games before the event commences in the evening.

Still sticking to my original Thyra list that I put together for the event. I did think about changing things and including another Warjack the Vanquisher, but felt that in doing so took away other key elements of the list.

On the gaming side I am hoping to win three or more of my six tournament games. I don’t want to let my other team mates down, so will be playing each game to win and not to accidently throw it away. So here is the list I will be taking.

Thyra, Flame of Sorrow (*6pts)
Reckoner (8pts)
Hierophant (2pts)
Choir of Menoth (Leader and 3 Grunts) (2pts)
Daughters of the Flame (Leader and 5 Grunts) (5pts)
Exemplar Bastions (Leader and 4 Grunts) (8pts)
Exemplar Errants (Leader and 9 Grunts) (8pts)
Exemplar Errant Officer & Standard Bearer (2pts)
Visgoth Juviah Rhoven & 2 Honor Guard (4pts)
Exemplar Errant Seneschal (2pts)
Madelyn Corbeau, Ordic Courtesan (2pts)
Nicia, Tear of Vengeance (3pts)
Rhupert Carvolo, Piper of Ord (2pts)
Saxon Orrik (2pts)
The Covenant of Menoth (2pts)
The Wrack (3 wracks) (1pts)
Vassal Mechanik (1pts)
Vassal of Menoth (2pts)


Knights Exemplar (Leader and 5 Grunts) (5pts)
High Paladin Dartan Vilmon (3pts)
Paladin of the Order of the Wall (2pts)


European Team Challenge 2012 – Part 3

Only two days to go! The painting of Daughters of the Flame and Nicia Tears of Vengeance is complete! I had two practise games tonight and things didn’t go very well. I lost both games, one against Phil and his Stormwall Cygnar list and the other against Tyler’s Epic Magnus list.

I realised tonight that I haven’t played with Thyra for the last three month, the last game was at the back end of March. It seems I have been playing with Epic Kreoss too much, and found myself missing the feat turn.

So Wednesday evening my time will be spent re-familiarising myself with the spells and abilities of my list. Thursday evening and all day Friday will be practise games. I am hoping to get in at least five games before the start of the event.

European Team Challenge 2012 – Part 2

Now only five days to go! The painting of Daughters of the Flame and Nicia Tears of Vengeance is progressing well and on target. I am hoping to get most of the painting complete on these miniatures over this weekend.

There has been a change on the team, I am now playing Thyra Flame of Sorrow. I have had some recent good results in tournaments with Thyra, so happy with that.

Still unsure if we will be playing in the “International Hardcore” event being played on the Friday before the event starts in the evening. However we will be there around mid day, early afternoon for some practise before the event commences.

European Team Challenge 2012 – Part 1

With seven days to go until the European Team Challenge event I have eventually settled on a list. Only the Daughters of the Flame and Nicia Tears of Vengeance need to be painted. Now painting these means that I need to concentrate on painting at least every one of these seven days.

At the moment all are primed and have been given the first base coat of Menoth White and have started on the Menoth White Highlight. If I manage a couple of hours each and every day I should be able to complete this unit and solo. Both play a key role in the list, so really need to get these painted.

On the gaming side I had a practise game on Tuesday against Tyler and his Magnus Tier 4 list, the list which he is taking to the event. We played the “Outflank, Outfight, Outlast” scenario, so that we could finalise the reinforcements which we would be using. This is the first scenario at the event, so we needed to get familiar with it. I did win this game by Caster kill, although I did find that I tend to take a long time on each turn which was eating into my chess clock time of 64 minutes.

The event also includes the “Incursion” and “Close Quarter” scenarios which we have played a lot, so don’t need to practise these. However the scenarios “Demolition”, “Command and Control” and “A Flag too Far” are all scenarios which we are not familiar with, so these are going to need playing at least once before next Friday.

There is an additional “International Hardcore” event being played on the Friday before the event starts in the evening. We are still considering if to play this. It could be a very long and tiring day, if we play 4 or 5 games of Hardcore and then the first round of the ETC in a day, so we will see.

June Update

June was another very slow month on the playing side. I only played two games all month against Tyler and his Mercenaries, winning one of these games.

On the painting side a lot of progress has been made. The Exemplar Errants, Unit Attachment and Errant Scenschal are all complete. I have started on the Daughters of the Flame and Nicia, these have to be painted in time for the European Team Challenge next weekend.

Exemplar Errants Painted (At Last!)

Eventually the Exemplar Errants are painted.  I started these miniatures back at the start of March, this gives you an idea of how slow I paint.

The European Team Challenge also aided in getting these painted in time, as this is a fully painted tournament. Now I have less than two weeks to paint the Daugthers and Nicia!

European Team Challenge 2012

Next Friday I will be at Maelstrom Games attending the Hordes and Warmachine European Team Challenge 2012. It is a 224 player team tournament, consisting of 56 teams each with 4 players. I am part of Team Epic Slayer, a last minute replacement.

Each player has a single 50 point list. This must be legal using the normal 50 point single caster/lock restrictions. In addition each player needs 10 points of reinforcements (subject to SR2012 army composition rules). The lists across a team are character restricted. That is, no characters can appear in more than one list. This includes Prime and Epic versions of a Warcaster or Warlock and any other unique model.

I will be taking an Epic Kreoss list, full of Daughters, Knights, Errants, Bastions and the mandatory Reckoner along with the usual solos and support.

Its going to be a brilliant weekend.