Right as Blasted Heath was about to begin, I picked up Venethrax. The Cryx book wasn't out yet, and I wasn't sure what he did. But damn, did he look COOL! He was obviously undead (all the models in my Cryx army are; which, yes, means no Skarre, or Satyxis, or Blood Gorgers, etc.), so it didn't really matter what kind of caster he was. I was anxious to give him a try.
Flash forward to the first league night. The outcome was not so good. I lost both games, though I should say that in my first game against Cygnar, and Kara Sloan, I almost had her. If her final shots had left any life on me (or unlife, as the case may be), then she was mine the next turn. So I can't feel too bad about that loss. I also had to contend with two Defenders and a full squad of long gunners parked behind a unit of Stormguard, so I ended up losing a LOT of my army.
The second game I played was a King of the Hill scenario against an Ashlynn-led Merc army (which almost won the game at the bottom of turn 3), a Sorscha led Khador army, and pThagrosh, who did end up winning the game in the end. Venethrax probably wasn't the best caster to use that scenario, but I was looking forward to going up against a Hordes army with him.
Anyway, I have a terrible track record using a new warcaster the first few times, so I don't feel too bad about losing the first couple. I've had the week to think about the games, and do some painting! Tonight is the start of our second league week, and I spent the past week finishing Venethrax. Since I haven't posted here in quite some time (apologies for that), here are some more pics, including one of a Deathripper that I finished during Nightfall...
After Blasted Heath is over, I will be working on some of my Circle models for the Hordes Challenge at Tabletop Gaming News. Anything to keep the momentum of painting going!
Hopefully more posts to come!