This is the third 25PC match between the adjoining territories. Legion of Everblight taking Game 1 by assassination and Cryx taking Game 2 by capitulation.
Legion rolled high and opted to take the first turn. No Deathclock was used nor liquor allowed. (For reference report is from the perspective of Cryx table edge)
The Legion line centered with Kryssa, Conviction of Everblight, flanked by warbeasts, Azrael, a Nephilim Soldier, and two Shredders. There are Shepherds on both sides, and Craelix, Fang of Everblight, on one side. Six Blighted Nyss Swordsmen formed the right flank along with their Champion and Abbot.
Lich Lord Terminus, his Skarlock Thrall and a bonejack held court for Cryx, surrounded by thralls as Deathjack deployed forward, taking point. A Machinewraith and a Soul Trapper hovered on the left. On the right side, Necrosurgeons and Stitch Thralls flanked the forest and a unit of Mechanithralls moved off to ambush a flank.
Shredders ran to both control zones as Azrael and Kryssa opted for flexibility by moving down the center. Anticipating hordes on the right, Nephilim Soldier and Craelix moved towards the right flank while the Nyss were held in reserve near the rear, being wary of AOE attacks.
The Ambush team emerged on the left side as most of the Mechanithralls leaned left moving forward to avoid Craelix and the Nephilim Soldier. One of the Brute Thralls covered the bonejack that sprinted to the right, looking for an advantageous position to arc spells. Terminus and the rest of his force moved down the center, right-flanking Shredder with arced Hellfire.
The Blighted Nyss moved to intercept the horde of thralls heading left while the Shredder sought cover as it contested the flag. Craelix moved in to blast the bonejack but missed two shots while the third shot as blocked by a Brute Thrall with Shield Guard. Magic buffed-Azrael and Kryssa headed to the right control zone as Shepherds moved to support the warbeasts such as the Nephilim Soldier, which ran in to engage the bonejack and prevent it from arcing spells. With precise attacks, the Nephilim Soldier rendered the Cryx warjack heavily damaged with precise attacks.
The Skarlock Thrall moved to control one of the flags and casted Hellfire at Craelix but missed the Fang. The bonejack evaded the free strike to arc spells and helped Terminus dispose of Craelix with Hellfire, enabling the thralls to flood into the right side in relative safety. On the left, the Deathjack attempted to destroy the Shredder with Hellfire but does minimal damage to it. The ambushing Mechanithralls thralls formed a line in front to bait the Legion.
The Legion takes the left flag with the Shepherd and spread out the magic buffed-Nyss and Shredder to contest and counter. On the right side, Kryssa took down the chicken and with spray and her warbeasts killed several thralls to clear a way to the Skarlock. Many Thralls pass their Tough checks, but the Nephlim, using Overtake, poked with a 2” attack to take out the Skarlock Thrall. 2-1
Refusing to give up the right side, Cryx sent the Machinewraith on the right flag to score and saturated the area with surviving Thralls and another three resurrected via Necrosurgeon. On the left, The Necrosurgeon sent Stitch Thralls to bait out the Nyss champion, but all such efforts were ignored. Mechanithralls charged in to kill a few Nyss, opening the way for the Deathjack to go in, claim the flag and crush the shredder and a few Nyss as well as to Hellfire the Abbot out. Terminus casted Hellfire at a Nyss Swordsman after taking a flexible position, within range to charge claimers of the right flag. 5-1
The Champion and 2 other Nyss pounced on the Deathjack but could only disable an arm and contest the nearby left flag and control zone. On the other side, the Legion warbeasts destroyed more thralls to clear a path for Kryssa, who moved in to knock down the Machine Wraith and finish it off with a spray. The score held at 5-1
In this last turn the game was called in favor of Cryx after a Thrall walked over to the last Nyss in the left control zone and brutalized it to gain control of the zone as Cryx would score at least 6-1 at the end of the turn.
Jeffrey Quiambao’s Cryx victorious over Carlos Bagapzee’s Legion of Everblight via tapout.
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