Danish Masters 2015: Intro

The Danish Masters are almost upon us, and in two weeks time we’re heading of to the capitol to do battle with the swedes. It’ll be spectacular, and Christoffer Wedding will have another shot at finally get rid of Svenne, the horrifying doll I decreed he could only ditch when a Dane manages to beat him in a tournament.

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New art!

It’s going to be a hard fight this year, with a lot of new talent in the lineup and of course Christoffer ‘The Dane Slaying Wall‘ Wedding and Mikkel ‘I win everything I touch‘ Ernst. Mikkel has switched to Cygnar this year, which could end up being a good thing (lack of experience) but most likely isn’t (god damn Cygnar).

Asphyxious the Hellbringer
– Helldiver
– Helldiver
– Vociferon
Bane Thralls (Leader & 9 Grunts)
– Bane Thrall Officer & Standard
Satyxis Raiders  (Leader & 9 Grunts)
– Satyxis Raider Sea Witch
Blood Witches (Leader & 9 Grunts)
– Blood Hag
Soulhunters (Leader & 4 Grunts)
Darragh Wrathe
Gorman di Wulfe
Satyxis Raider Captain
Saxon Orrik

The first list in my non-ADR Asphyxious3. I’ve been running this list for a while now and it consistently performs well in a lot of different match-ups. The extremely fast elements abuse Ashen Veil to tarpit what they can, and their high speed to inflict a heavy alpha strike if I go first.

When everything is a giant clusterfuck in the middle, the Bane Thralls arrive to clean up, or the Helldivers get a shot at the enemy caster. I’ve yet to find something this list automatically wins against, but it doesn’t have many auto-loss match-ups either.

Warwitch Deneghra
– Deathripper
– Deathripper
Cylena Raefyll & Nyss Hunters (Cylena and 9 Grunts)
Devil’s Shadow Mutineers
Greygore Boomhowler & Co. (Boomhowler and 9 Grunts)
Mechanithralls (Leader and 5 Grunts)
– Skarlock Commander
Necrosurgeon (Necrosurgeon & 3 Stitch Thralls)
Necrosurgeon (Necrosurgeon & 3 Stitch Thralls)
The Withershadow Combine
Aiakos, Scourge of Meredius
Lord Rockbottom
Dougal MacNaile
Skarlock Thrall
Warwitch Siren

Incidentally this list is going around the world, as Trent Dennison and I came up with it almost simultaneously (the debate about who thought it up first will rage for minutes!). It’s a terrifying gun line which also has melee punch, and with the DSM there’s the ever present threat of assassination.

I could use some more practice with it before the masters, but I landed a temp position in a new workplace so I’m all tapped out these days. Luckily the main part of the list looks a lot like my old Deneghra1 grind list, which I did very well with as long as I didn’t time myself out (which sadly I did… a lot…).

Predictions!

These are my positions at the Danish Masters during the years I’ve been playing Warmachine/Cryx, so according to fate it’s my turn to win the masters, but realistically the podium is out of reach unless something weird happens (which of course it could in a game of dice and odds).

  • 2011 (5th place)
  • 2012 (I played circle so it doesn’t count, but it would have been 4th)
  • 2013 (3rd place)
  • 2014 (2nd place)

There are so many solid players in the lineup this year, and several I consider outright better players. If I end up on the podium it’s because someone tilted along the way, so cross your fingers and sacrifice some chickens for me guys!

/Lamoron

 

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4 Responses »

  1. Good luck mate. Look forward to seeing 3Gaspy win you the final game.

    Incidentally do you have any idea who (as in warcasters) each list would be tackling?

  2. Pdenny without rorsh & brine! You’re fired!

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