Vayl, Consul of Everblight: 3

I’ve done a lot of painting and very little gaming this week, but tomorrow! (I hope).

Angelius (2)
Legionnaires (10)
– Farilor & Standard
Shepherd (2)

That’s the current status of the painting process, and I’ll get around to taking some pictures eventually. Here are some W.I.P pictures of some different models to keep you warm at night.

In this process I also decided that I would learn to use the Angelius while I was playing eVayl anyway. The way to do that is, as always, to go overboard and create lists where I cannot avoid learning something about a specific model.

Vayl, Consul of Everblight
– Shredder (painted)
– Angelius
– Angelius (painted)
– Angelius (painted)
Blackfrost Shard
Blighted Nyss Legionnaires (Leader and 9 Grunts) (painted)
– Captain Farilor & Standard (painted)
Blighted Nyss Shepherd (painted)
Blighted Nyss Shepherd (painted)
Blighted Nyss Sorceress and Hellion
Gatorman Witch Doctor
Strider Deathstalker
Strider Deathstalker

I’m quite fond of this idea. It has fast elements, it can shoot a bit, it can hit and melt away, and it should be able to actually melt away due to a jam unit with all the bells and whistles.

It can play scenarios really well, and unless I’m facing a list with Purification or some way to achieve truly impressive MAT scores my heavies will be hard to deal with.

It has some problems against tough armies and eventually one of the Angels might become a Scythean, but with the high number of attacks and a solid model count it should be fine.

  • Blighted Nyss Sorceress and Hellion

This is a model I’m looking forward to using. I probably won’t have the resources to pop Tenacity on her, but I’m thinking I’ll use her a defensive sweeper anyway.

If I face something where it makes sense, an Occultation + Tenacity + Wind Ravager Sorceress should seriously mess up some activation sequences, and it makes her a really good counter to most spray attacks.

Frostbite + Ride-by Attack is great, but something I really don’t see used much is Blight Storm, and eVayl does have a RoF 3 gun with some serious POW issues so that might come in handy.

  • Gatorman Witch Doctor

As pointed out by astute readers the Spawning Vessel doesn’t like undead Legionnaires. That made me consider the pot but the real issue is actually the lack of someone to trample the Acolytes in this list.

If I brought a pot, I would have to spend serious activations to kill the Acolytes on the first turn and that does not compute.I’ll really miss the pot, but I wont miss moving the thing around and planning ahead every turn.

Instead I’ll just be bringing a Shredder to sit back and Tenacity Vayl every round, and it allows the good doctor to go about his business of zombifying the Legionnaires.

  • Blackfrost Shard

Every game they decide to prove themselves completely incapable of doing anything right, missing all the important rolls and generally doing nothing.

The reason they’re in the list is because of Colossals. A single Angelius going up against the Stormwall will (assuming Purification) do 14-15 damage on the first attack, then buy three more attacks (assuming the Sorceress is alive) doing 2-3 damage each.

That makes it about 20-24 damage for an Angelius, meaning that all three of them are needed to bring a single Colossal down. With the BFS (Kiss) each Angelius does about 28-32 damage, which means that two of them should be enough.

They also add magic attacks and potentially some melee damage, but they’re really just a 5 point tool to handle Colossals. It’s sad but they’re a part of the game now and with double Refuge a free Colossal kill probably means a free win as well.

  • Everything else

Everything else is self explanatory I think. The plan is to hit & run, but with a massive tar pit enabling that tactic to work, even against other speed armies or in situations where scenario loss is an issue. Now I just need to remember a couple of things and I’m golden.

  1. eVayl cannot be left without Tenacity and with less than two transfers.
  3. eVayl cannot be left without Tenacity and with less than two transfers.

I really need to get back to playing it safe.

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  1. You don’t have to kill acolytes, it’s all entirely situational. You can just wait it out for few Lego’s to die. I’d definately give it a try over the Witch Doc. I run 20 Hex Hunters with her and get immense value out of the Vessel.

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