I keep trying out various lists to see if someone can rival Sloan in the mirror. Now the time had come to Darius! A slight little tweak to the list and we were ready to get to it.
:: Lists ::
:: Cygnar ::
Darius:: Opponent ::
- 5x Hunter
:: Pre-Battle Thoughts & Deployment ::
I won the roll-off and elected to go first. The idea was to spread the colossals out and force Sloan to break up her forces, thus making a big alpha hard to get.
:: Game ::
Stuff runs up. Hurricane on the right flank with Fortify. Stormwall on the left with Arcane. Centurion up centrally with Sidekick.
The Centurion is unnecessarily exposed: Sloan can take pot-shots without risking retaliation from my colossals. It loses a few boxes.
I keep flanking. I've also established a bit of a position here with regards to scenario.
Sloan's Stormwall pushes up. The Centurion dies. That firepower is crazy!
I commit my forces and take the scenario lead.
The feat finally comes out and Hurricane dies.
I can charge Sloan's Stormwall and follow up with Jackhammer. Unfortunately for me it doesn't die...
...and in return Darius is too exposed with the Stormwall still alive. I get killed.
Sadly, a Loss for the Swans.
:: Evaluation ::
In hindsight I think I need to push the Arcane Shielded colossal harder and try and force out a dicey alpha from Sloan. Splitting up didn't work that well, and doing so cost me dearly in the middle (Centurion died unnecessarily).
That being said I think my opponent electing to go centrally instead of flanking gave me way too much space. Despite me playing better I have the feeling that this is in Sloan's favour if both players know the matchup and play well.
An interesting attempt and a refreshing caster to bring to the tabletop again!