TWO NEW WARLOCKS
It’s been a real challenge lately playing against Menoth. My friend Russell has a very solid tactic that involves using the Bastions, which can transfer damage around to each other (so it’s extremely difficult to kill them off one at a time, it’s all or nothing) and the Harbinger, who can use Martyrdom on them to keep them alive (basically when one of them dies, she can keep it just barely alive and she suffers d3 damage). Ever since he’s gotten his second full bastion unit, I have gotten plowed over time and time again. Absylonia was not cutting it against this particular army, so I went out and I got my hands on Thagrosh.
Thagrosh is a really cool model, he’s got a great sculpt and his character has a cool back story (basically he’s an ogre with the stone heart of an evil dragon, spreading the dragon’s blight throughout the land). He’s got some pretty cool spells; he can have his warriors do more damage, he can give his guys concealment, he can create a huge blast, and his feat allows him to bring back a beast from the dead with full health. Overall, a very cool guy. I’d say he’s a strong warlock to bring into small point battles, because if you’re playing a 35 point game and you lose your 12-point Typhon, then you can just bring him back, and it’s almost like you’re playing with 47 points instead. The only problem is that Thagrosh has no real way of dealing with this Menoth army that I’ve been going up against, especially because the Harbinger’s feat deals a bunch of damage to anyone who moves towards her for one round— it can EASILY take out a whole unit of infantry and turns the tables putting him in charge of the game.
I recently tried out Saeryn. Saeryn is a cool ninja sorceress (with a twin sister who’s even more of a ninja). Saeryn has turned out to be unbelievably powerful against this Menoth army. Her feat basically makes it so that none of my guys can be targeted by melee attacks for one round. This is incredible because 95% of Russell’s attacks are melee. At the very least, it gives me the chance to retake the advantage if he has just popped his feat.
With her feat in combination with some great spells, Saeryn has proved to be a great match against the Harbinger and her bastions, especially because she can prevent the Harbinger from healing the bastions and keeping them alive.
I’ll post pictures of both my Thagrosh and Saeryn models in the coming weeks. Currently Thagrosh is half-painted, and he’s looking suh-weet!