My Round 2 was not so spectacular.
I ran up against Ryan Munsell - Fantastic player.
His list was a denial Nature list. Regen, Healing, High nerve, Rally, and compact. There are clear disadvantages, not to get overwelmed and pinned from holding objectives.
I dont recall the exact list, but it was something like this.
I overextended in this matchup. Three big failures I made. Here are the only photos I took.
First Round, I made major mistakes in deployment. I was relying on getting the tokens with my nimble archers and fast cav element. And grinding it out with the giants to hold the center. But his Flyers were faster and my line would have broken to a combined charge. So I helped back.
In the center I tried to take the middle, but his support, high nerve, and def kept me from being effective.
My back broken on 3 particlar situations. On the left I charged the water elementals that had nimble with my Chariot and Giant, and got nothing. I expected about 8-10 wounds with brutal Then- he regened and healed the damage. Huge los and now exposed on my flanks and my left side buckled. In this situation he had the initiative. I had nothing to gain from attacking him and there were no tokens to win. I put too much dedication on protecting the token.
In the middle I had a charge 14" on the flank of his fire elementals. I rolled hot on the att number with the giant with 24 Att hitting on 4+, but turned out to be 6 wounds. I also committed with the rabble. Both were melted the following turn and he in turn healed them back up.
I followed those to errors with eyeballing the distance from the Fire Elementals to my Spittler horde that was my primary winning strategy. He was 13.75" away and the Fire elementals with Haste charged me and oneshot killed my Sniffs with a hot roll. There was a later chance to hold him off and fight for a draw, but I wasn’t so lucky with the die rolls and ended up with a disappointing loss.
The Dice were not with me this game. I would roll 10 dice and get 1 hit as a normal occurance. With his resliance and regen/healing my high attrition list was doing nothing. Heartbreaking match and one of my worst dice roll swing games ive played in 2nd ed.
I did end up with 5th overall and 3 Best General. I was able to regain a lot of lost ground. I took a lot more photos, so Ill post those in a different thread.
It was great to play Ryan and now I have to have 2 Rematches with him. Once vs. Nature, and another vs. his Salamanders. I’m 0/2 vs Ryan now.