Lord of Ruin: Fail & Fortune 2

Even though I got temporarily sidetracked – considering the implications of Mobius in a Mortenebra theme force – I’ve kept on working on my list for the lord of ruined games. For the longest time he’s been ruining my games, but the last three games he’s been ruining my opponents, and tonight I’m testing version 2.3 against a Menoth anti-infantry list, which is about as close to the worst possible match-up I could find outside of Cygnar.

Goreshade, Lord of Ruin
– Ripjaw
Blackbane’s Ghost Raiders (Leader and 9 Grunts)
Mechanithralls (Leader and 9 Grunts)
– Skarlock Commander
Mechanithralls (Leader and 9 Grunts)
– Skarlock Commander
Necrosurgeon (Necrosurgeon & 3 Stitch Thralls)
Necrosurgeon (Necrosurgeon & 3 Stitch Thralls)
Revenant Crew (Leader and 9 Grunts)
Revenant Crew (Leader and 9 Grunts)
Captain Rengrave
Machine Wraith
Saxon Orrik
Skarlock Thrall

The list is down to 66 models from the start, but the recursion is even higher than before, and if an opponent cannot reliably deal with the Necrosurgeons and Quartermasters it’ll be a nightmare to deal with. I plan on dropping Deneghra3 into most lists that can deal with the recursion, but testing is needed to figure out exactly how much I can handle just by swamping everything in models that keep on coming back. The theoretical maximum number of models that can be returned is quite staggering, and watching peoples faces will make up for the dull game play.


In other news I’ve discovered that I don’t even own Revenant Crew, or Rengrave, which comes as something of a surprise as I owned several units at some point in my early days of warmachine, which means I must have found someone who actually wanted to the buy them. This list has to be a LOT better than version 2.2 in order to justify buying that many models I wont ever use elsewhere, but the list can (very) theoretically spawn 40 models in a turn…

  • 6 models from Necrosurgeons
  • 4 models from Mockery of Life (one from a free spell)
  • 18 returning Revenants (only the two quartermasters left alive)
  • 10 from every single Ghost Raider making a buddy
  • 2 models from Rengraves Death Toll

This of course epicly unlikely to ever happen, but returning/creating 10-15 models each turn should be doable, and that’s a fuckload of extra models to deal with, even for most anti-cryx lists out there. I’ll report back when I’ve given it a spin or two!

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8 Responses »

  1. Man if only you could squeeze in Sepulchre.
    Recursion for days…

  2. I took the list out for a spin with a few changes. Ghost Raiders + Machine Wraith became Blood Witches + Hag and a WWS. Instead of the chance of recursion I get more bodies for the factories, anti-tough, upkeep removal, and more accurate attacks (gang).

    I faced up against Lylyth2 and all I had to do was not get assassinated, as there was no way he could grind through the horde. 4-0 after the reboot.

  3. Ouchies. Zerkova2 hard counters my list something fierce, and killed 54 models on his feat turn, from which I never really recovered :D

  4. I saw our resident netlister copy pasta something similar.
    He played B2 tier. He lost every model as well.
    The list cant hold up to massed removal or berserk chains.
    Throw in the towel and shelf the horse turd.
    He just dont do work for you much like scavernous

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