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    [500 pts] C.O.R.E. vs Skarrd(Metamorphosis)

    Hi everybody and welcome to my first battle report,


    since I´m fairly new to Dark Age you are going to see a 500 pts battle including some proxies. We are also not 100% comfortably with the rules yet, and so made an agreement on two vague cases:

    PIERCE:
    We played with the following interpretation: For being attacked by the secondary attacks generated by Pierce, models have to be within weapon range and line of sight of the model using Pierce. Pierce attacks do "chain".
    See this thread if you are interested:
    http://dark-age.com/forum/showthread.php?10619-Pierce

    STREAM/SPRAY ATTACKS:
    We played with the following interpretation: Only the model (initially) targeted by the attack is subject to the modifiers for shooting into melee. Other models under the template are not, since they are no targets (shooting into melee penatly specifies targets).
    See this thread if you are interested:
    http://dark-age.com/forum/showthread...Modifiers-quot

    (note that these are no official rulings in any sense, just our interpretations - feel free to discuss)

    First off, our armies included:

    C.O.R.E. [500]
    Banshee [100]
    Churgeon [100]
    Menial Bot x6 [180]
    L-CST x4 [120]

    Skarrd (Metamorphosis) [495]
    Tribal Father [110]
    Grafter [60]
    Drillhead x2 [170]
    Buzzblade x2 [50]
    Bola x3 [105]

    Proxies:
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    from left to right: Shredders = Combat Drones, Bone Doc = Bola, Mannekins = Menial Bots

    Terrain setup (newborn DA table, more terrain is in production)
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    Terrain specifications:
    CRATER: Rough, Light Cover, Does not block Line of Sight
    BOULDERS: Wall(small), Light Cover
    PALE ROCKS: Does block Line of Sight, Hard Cover
    TOXIC WATER: Rough, Dangerous, Does not block Line of Sight

    We rolled a D6 for a random March To Immortality 2015 Mission and got Seize Ground. My opponent chose Energize, Machine´s Promise and Master of Metal (insert awesome Guitar Riff ) as Psycogenics for his Trbial Father. I chose Combat Drones as the upgrade for my Banshee.
    After deployement:
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    ROUND 1

    Combat Drones move/vault forward.

    Skarrd wins the initiative roll and opts to go first.

    Tribal Father casts Energize on both Drillheads (2AP) and moves up (2AP)

    Menial Bot(top) moves up (2AP)

    Drillheads squadlink and, due to Energize, move up (3AP) and burrow (1AP)

    Another top Menial moves up

    Buzzblades squadlink and move up (3AP)

    Last top Menial moves (2AP) to get within 4 inches of the topmost Objective Marker

    Grafter follows the Buzzblades (3AP)

    Churgeon moves up to the wall (2AP) and goes prone (1AP)

    Skarrd reveals CLAIM TERRITORY Secondary Objective
    Bola(middle) moves (1AP), puts a Claim Counter (CLAIM TERRITORY) on the Objective Marker (1AP) and moves back (1AP)

    Banshee moves up at full tilt (3AP)

    Bola(top) takes an aimed shot at the Churgeon (2AP) - hits but does no damage - and moves (1AP)

    Menial Bot(bottom) moves up (2AP)

    Bola(bottom) moves (1AP), shots a Combat Drone - kills - and move back behind Drillheads

    The remaining Menial Bots move up (2AP)

    END OF ROUND 1
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    VP: C.O.R.E[0] Skarrd[0]


    ROUND 2

    2 L-CST buzz onto the battlefield

    One Combat Drone has to move toward the next Drillhead (Gamma), the other moves up to the middle of the field

    C.O.R.E. wins the initiative roll, Drillhead(top) is forced to activate first.

    Drillhead unburrows (1AP), charges Combat Drone - miss - (1 AP), charges the same again - misses again - (1AP)

    L-CST moves up to the second from top Objective Marker (1AP) and puts a Claim Counter (SEIZE GROUND) onto it (1AP)

    Bola(bottom) moves (1AP), charges the Combat Drone at the Drillhead and critically misses (1AP)

    The topmost Menial Bot moves up to the topmost Objective Marker (1AP) and puts a Claim Counter (SEIZE G.) onto it (1AP)

    Second Drillhead unburrows (1AP), charge-kills the resiliant Combat Drone (1AP) and moves up (1AP)

    One of the top Menial Bots moves up (2AP)

    Bola(middle) aims a shot at the last Combat Drone, killing it (2AP), and moves back (1AP)

    One of the bottom Menial Bots moves up (2AP)

    Grafter moves up (3AP)

    Another bottom Menial Bot moves up (2AP)

    Third Bola moves (1AP), shots Menial Bot - hit, no damage (1AP) - and moves back (1AP)

    Last top Menial Bot moves up (2AP)

    L-CST moves/vaults up (2AP)

    Tribal Father moves (2AP) and goes On Hold (2AP)

    Churgeon shakes Entangle (1AP), stand up for free (Strider) and move/charges Buzzblade - kill (2AP)
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    Banshee moves (2AP) and puts a Claim Counter (SEIZE GROUND) on the middle Objective Marker

    Last Menial Bot moves up (2AP)

    C.O.R.E. reveals and fulfills ASSASSINATION Secondary Objective
    C.O.R.E. scores the Primary Objective


    END OF ROUND 2
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    VP: C.O.R.E[2] Skarrd[0]


    ROUND 3

    The 2 remaining L-CST target a spot near the Grafter and promply deviate 10 inches, but are still threatening their prey

    C.O.R.E. wins the initiaive roll and forces the top Drillhead to activate first

    Drillhead move/charges the Menial Bot in front of him - kill (2AP) - and burrows (1AP)

    The newly arrived L-CST squadlink, one moves (1 AP) and vaults the Grafter - kill (1AP) ; the other one move/vaults a Bola but misses him (2AP)

    The lonely Buzzblade moves (1AP), charges the top L-CST - kill (1AP) - and puts a Claim Counter (CLAIM TERRITORY) onto the Objective Marker next to him

    Skarrd reveals and fulfills CALL TO GLORY Secondary Objective (Buzzblade heroically slaughtered L-CST )

    Last L-CST jumps onto a Bola, asundering him in a firework of Bola-bits (2AP)

    The top Bola moves up (1AP), shots a Menial Bot - kill due to critical AR failure (1AP) - and shots another Menial Bot - hit, 1 damage (1AP)

    The Banshee retaliates by picking the same Bola apart with an aimed Psi-Sonic Wail (2AP), she then moves direcly away from the Drillheads (1AP)

    C.O.R.E. reveals and fulfills SHARPSHOOTER Secondary Objective

    The bottom Bola moves up (2AP) and puts a Claim Counter (CLAIM TERRITORY) onto the bottommost Objective Marker (1AP)

    Skarrd fullfills CLAIM TERRITORY (revealed Round 1)

    Churgeon move/charge/attacks the heroic Buzzblade, putting him to sleep (3AP)

    Tribal Father casts concentrated Energize on the remaining Drillhead (2AP) and moves up (2AP)

    The topmost Menial Bot moves up (2AP)

    The energized Drillhead wiggles up to his wormy friend (3AP) and burrows (1AP)

    Remaining Menials atcivate, moving up or doing nothing due to Entangle + Prone

    C.O.R.E. reveals and fulfills FORWARD LOCATION Secondary Objective
    C.O.R.E. scores the Primary Objective


    END OF ROUND 3
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    VP: C.O.R.E[5] Skarrd[2]


    ROUND 4

    C.O.R.E. wins initiative roll and forces the top Drillhead to activate first

    Drillhead unburrows (1AP), charges a Menial Bot - kill (1AP) - and burrows again (1AP)

    2 Menial Bots squadlink and move/charge a Drillhead, combining their clumsy strokes to 1 damage total (2AP each)

    Tribal Father commands the remaining Drillhead (1AP), casts a concentrated Energize on the same one (2AP) and moves up (1AP)

    The commanded, ernergized super-Drillhead unburrows (1AP), charges a Menial Bot and kills him in the second try (2AP), he then re-burrows (1AP)

    Top Menial Bot moves up (2AP)

    Bola puts a Claim Counter on the bottommost Objective (1AP) and moves up (2AP)

    Remaining C.O.R.E. models move toward the Drillheads, screening the Churgeon

    C.O.R.E. scores the Primary Objective

    END OF ROUND 4
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    VP: C.O.R.E.[6] Skarrd[2]


    ROUND 5

    C.O.R.E. wins initiative roll and opts to go first

    2 L-CST squadlink, move/vault up to the damaged Drillhead and poke at him for another damage (2AP each)

    Tribal Father commands a Drillhead (1AP), moves (1AP), charges the first L-CST that poked his precious Worm - kill (1AP) - and charges the other one - kill (1AP)

    Skarrd reveals and fulfills RAMPAGE Secondary Objective

    The commanded Drillhead squadlinks with his fellow, though they only manage to kill 1 Menial Bot (1AP each) due to un- and re-burrowing (2 AP each)

    Banshee moves (1AP), charge/attacks (2AP) the undamaged Drillhead and manages to deal 1 damage to it

    Bola heads toward my deployment zone (3AP)

    L-CST misses the Drillhead due to burrow uber defence (2AP)

    Menial Bot whiffs on a Drillhead

    Churgeon charges the Drillhead previously attacked by the banshee and kills him due to massive Gang-Up and Distraction (1AP), he then charges the other Drillhead and misses (1AP), I opt to move him back to safety (1AP)

    Remaining Menial Bot whiffs on the same Drillhead

    C.O.R.E. scores the Primary Objective

    END OF ROUND 5
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    VP: C.O.R.E.[7] Skarrd[3]


    ROUND 6

    Skarrd wins initiative roll and opts to go first

    Drillhead unburrows (1AP), attacks Menial Bot with the ED attack - kill (1AP) - and charged the Banshee with the non-ED attack - 2 damage due to critical AR failure (1AP)

    Menial Bot charge/attacks Drillhead - no damage (2AP)

    Tribal Father moves up (2AP) and charges the Banshee, killing/turning her into a wreck (1AP) and moves (1AP)

    Skarrd reveals and fulfills KILLING BLOW Secondary Objective

    L-CST vault/attacks the Drillhead for no damage (2AP)

    Bola moves into my deployment zone (3AP)

    Churgeon charges the Drillhead - no damage (1AP) - attacks him - kill (1AP) - and makes some distance between him and the Tribal Father´s Katanas

    C.O.R.E. reveals and fulfills ADVANCE Secondary Objective
    Skarrd reveals and fulfills INFILTRATE Secondary Objective
    C.O.R.E. scores the Primary Objective


    END OF ROUND 6
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    VP: C.O.R.E.[9] Skarrd[5]


    ROUND 7

    C.O.R.E. wins the initiative roll and opts to go first

    Menial moves (1AP) and then charges the Tribal Father - 1 damage (1AP)

    Tribal Father cuts the Menial (1AP), moves (1AP), cuts the inncent L-CST (1AP), and finally puts one of his Katanas into the Chrugeon for 1 damage (1AP)

    The Churgeon spends all AP attacking the Tribal Father, also doing 1 damage to his foe (3AP)

    Bola moves up (3AP)

    C.O.R.E. scores the Primary Objective

    END OF ROUND 7
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    VP: C.O.R.E.[10] Skarrd[5]


    ROUND 8

    C.O.R.E. wins the initiative and opts to go first

    Churgeon dissects the Tribal Father on his second set of swings (2AP)
    C.O.R.E. reveals BURN IT DOWN Secondary Objective
    Churgeon charges the Objective Marker but does not manage to get the critical hit to kill it (1AP)

    Bola moves up (2AP) and shots the Churgeon, missing him (1AP)

    C.O.R.E scores the Primary Objective

    END OF ROUND 8
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    Final VP: C.O.R.E.[11] Skarrd[5]


    I hope that the whole thing isn´t to long or disorganized...as I said it´s my first time making a DA battle report.

    I will write a personal reflection on the game in the answers.


    Hope you enjoy it and thanks for reading,

    Isotop
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    Last edited by Isotop; 05-09-2015 at 01:21 PM.

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