I finally got in a game with the pSkarre double Kraken list. I’ve been assessing the list and considering some changes, but I decided on trying the list out at least once before going on a tweaking expedition (see, I can grow as a player as well!). I also got around to painting her model, which I feel went rather well.
The list operates on the idea, that very few lists can shoot two Krakens to death before they get in charge range, and that few heavies out-threat them. pSkarre also has the ability to power them both to full while casting Dark Guidance if she rolls 4+ on her Ritual Sacrifice, but realistically she can power one, have the other one shoot, while popping Dark Guidance.
Pirate Queen Skarre
Necrosurgeon & 3 Stitch Thralls
Soulhunters (Leader and 4 Grunts)
Lord Khymera & A.C.H.M.E.D (Necrotech & Scrap Thrall)
I faced an Asphyxious3 list for the first time, with a bunch of infantry (Raiders + Bane Knights + Blood Witches) and the Deathjack. I think he might have outnumbered me 3-1, which is way out of my comfort zone but then again that’s what the list is all about. I won’t do a full battle report since I only took two pictures, but the game was fun!
The game went down like this. I ran up, he ran up and put a toe in the zone with the Deathjack. I messed up and put my first Kraken in charge range, which combined with a single Bane Knight brought it down. pSkarre feated, and the Soul Hunters wrecked half his list with charges, while pSkarre and the second Kraken ate the Deathjack.
Asphyxious moves up, and even with my slaughter and feat turn up it’s not looking so hot because he clears out the zone, and he’s now a single turn from winning on scenario. The Kraken is Death Chilled so I could move it into the zone and hope it survives, because pSkarre can’t reach Asphyxious3 because of the wreck marker… wait… wreck marker…
Khymera walks up and turns the Deathjack wreck into Scrap Thralls (five of them), Darragh Wrathe then clears out a Blood Witch with Hellfire just to make sure there’s room to park pSkarre near Asphyxious3, and she goes in for the kill. Now this was his feat turn, but since he felt safe he had burned all his Focus, so with his Darragh Wrathe nearby I was at dice -6, with him healing 1d3 every time I bought an attack.
I go in with the horns, knock him down, and then it’s all about rolling them dice. I do an average of 2.5 damage per attack after healing (with Life Trader), and I rolled a five on Ritual Sacrifice, which means that after boosting the knock-down attack I still have 10 Focus. I still have four Focus left when he goes down, and celebrations were had by all (well just me really).
I only won this because of an opponent mistake, but the list actually felt pretty solid. I made a massive amount of mistakes, but it being the first time with the list and my second ever game with pSkarre that was to be expected. I don’t know about the future of this build, but it feels like it’s more than just a gimmick so far.