Kaya the Wildborne peered across the grassy field, enjoying the early morning breeze. The sun was coming up but the air seemed to be getting colder. The clouds in the horizon had been getting thicker and darker for a couple of hours. Strangely enough, it looked like it was about to snow.
She closed her eyes and felt comforted and strengthed by the presence of her beasts. Then she realised there was something else disturbing her senses. An unpleasant presence, steadily growing stronger. "It's her", she thought. She opened her eyes just in time to see her adversary come out of the forest, right across the field. It was Sorsha, accompanied by two large warjacks and a number of troopers - all of the wrapped in a cloud of snow.
Grey Lord Ternion
Winter Guard Mortar Crew
- Winter Guard Officer & Standard Bearer
Yuri the Axe
The first turn we simply advanced towards each other. Widowmakers stayed in the forest, getting ready to fire at anything brave enough to get within 14"
"For the Motherland!"
"For the.. trees, stones and runes and stuff...oh, and for the wurm. Yeah, for the wurm!"
The Feral Warpwolf warped STR and charged the Destroyer. A few crappy damage rolls made the Destroyer survive the attack. The Satyr killed a couple of Widowmakers and the Stalker charged into the line of Winter Guard, killing quite a few of them, even though they made some tough rolls.
On my right flank the Juggernaut could do nothing but walk up to the last Shifting Stone. The next turn Kaya would unleash her beasts again and kill the remaining khadorians. Sorsha wouldn't have that. She walked up to the Juggernaut and cast Freezing Grip at Kaya. She boosted to hit but missed anyway. In a last desperate attempt she fired her Quad Iron, using her last Focus to boost the attack roll. Kaya had three Fury left and even though she had been experiencing some very lucky shooting from the Widowmakers I felt very comfortable. Sorsha managed to to hit and the damage roll was insane. A lot of damage to transfer, and then I realise the Stalker is loaded with Fury and the Satyr couldn't take enough damage due to previous shooting. Kaya was lost.
A very exciting game and I hope to get a rematch soon. I really need to get more practice with Kaya. (I keep forgetting to cast Soothing Song for an instance.)