Battle Reports: Welsh Masters 2015

<no pictures for this post, loads of games to play and people to see!>

This is my second try at the Welsh Masters, used to be Welsh Open. The first year I did pretty bad, coming 42nd so at the very least I wanted a better run this weekend. My lists for the weekend would be pXerxis Fist of Halaak and Rasheth Chain Gang.

Tyrant Xerxis (*5pts)Fist of Halaak T2
* Archidon (7pts)
Cataphract Arcuarii (Leader and 3 Grunts) (5pts)
Cataphract Arcuarii (Leader and 3 Grunts) (5pts)
Cataphract Arcuarii (Leader and 3 Grunts) (5pts)
Cataphract Arcuarii (Leader and 3 Grunts) (5pts)
Cataphract Cetrati (Leader and 5 Grunts) (10pts)
Cataphract Incindiarii (Leader and 3 Grunts) (5pts)
Cataphract Incindiarii (Leader and 3 Grunts) (5pts)
Cataphract Incindiarii (Leader and 3 Grunts) (5pts)
Tyrant Commander & Standard Bearer (3pts)

I’ve played this exact list for nearly a year and its become my comfort/crutch list. Experience and the list not being a normal Fist list has let me play it into many more matchups what look stupid on paper if you didn’t know what the list was. In case anyone is wondering, the Archidon is enough to fuel Xerxis as you will be most turns, camping 1Fury, riling the Archidon to 3Fury and cutting for 1Fury at the start of your next turn. Not a problem since Xerxis has nineteen boxes.

Dominar Rasheth (*5pts) – Chain Gang T4
* Basilisk Krea (4pts)
* Titan Gladiator (7pts)
* Titan Sentry (8pts)
* Titan Sentry (8pts)
Gatormen Posse (Leader and 4 Grunts) (9pts)
Paingiver Beast Handlers (Leader and 3 Grunts) (2pts)
Venators Reivers (Leader and 9 Grunts) (9pts)
* Venators Reiver Officer & Standard (2pts)
Agonizer (2pts)
Agonizer (2pts)
Paingiver Task Master (2pts)

Messed around with this Rasheth list last weekend and all in all I actually quite liked it. I would use it as my primary Legion drop, unless they don’t have pVayl, but everyone has pVayl because she’s broken as f**k.

For the weekend I had a simple list of things I didn’t want to see over the other side of the table. Cygnar (totes srs!), Body & Soul and eSev. Any of those things would most likely ruin my day as neither of my lists would work vs ‘normal’ versions of those Casters lists. The fact that Legion and Cryx were the 1st and 2nd most popular factions at the event didn’t help.

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