Emperors Chosen: Almost ready

A long running gathering of danish nerds – the Emperors Chosen – has a Warmachine tournament this time around. The tournament has advanced painting requirements, so I had to get in gear. I originally had a bunch of weeks to get ready, but real life got in the way, and I ended up having a week to paint the following list of models.

  • Rangers (6 models)
  • Mechaniks (4 models)
  • Lanyssa
  • Arlan
  • Junior
  • Reinholdt
  • Cain2
  • Haley1
  • Squire
  • Gun Mage Captain Adept
  • Centurion
  • Centurion
  • Charger
  • Charger
  • Allison Jakes

The lists are basically my new experimental double charger Cain2 list, and then ‘what second list can I play that won’t suck, and uses more or less the same models‘ which turned out to be Haley1 (Haley1, Squire, Jakes). This combines to the two following lists.

Cain2
– Reinholdt
– Centurion
– Centurion
Junior Warcaster
– Charger
– Charger
Field Mechaniks (Chief & 3 Grunts)
Gun Mage Captain Adept
Rhupert
Ragman
Strangeways
Lanyssa
Rangers
Alexia1 (Alexia & 9 Risen)

This list probably doesn’t really work, but I really want to use chargers. The Junior + 2x Chargers used to be full Storm Lances, which is likely a much much better setup. I also only have one Arcane Shield available, so two Centurions might be one to many, but I bought another one from a buddy and dammit I’m going to field it.

Haley1
– Squire
– Centurion
– Centurion
Lieutenant Allison Jakes
– Ironclad
– Charger
Junior Warcaster
– Charger
Gun Mage Captain Adept
Ragman
Strangeways
Lanyssa
Alexia1 (Alexia & 9 Risen)

Another list which is likely not optimal, but which I can field in an advanced painting tournament. I already have an Ironclad painted up, and this list has double Arcane Shield. I’m keen to see how double AS Centurions with Polarity field work, with a caster that can reduce speed on the enemy.

The whole Jakes + Ironclad/Charger module should give me some shooting, and an Ironclad with energizer can alpha most things when those things are -2 SPD. I’m pretty certain the list is too slow though, and I fully expect to lose on scenario if I mess up even the slightest. Alexia also has very few infantry models to pick up, but -2 DEF on enemy models does make it way easier for the Thrall Warriors to hit.

So to summarize… I feel good about the tournament, but I don’t expect to end in the top because my setup is experimental and lacking.

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