We tend not to go into a lot of tech during the live show anymore, but we still play the game. To that end, the new kid on the block is Durant2…the all growns up version of our good friend the Fortifier of Vigilants.

These bat reps should be two things…brief and informative…so here we go.  This was my list and the list of my opponent:

My List:
Protectorate of Menoth – Durant2 First
Theme: No Theme Selected
75 / 75 Army
Sovereign Tristan Durant – WJ: +28
–    Hierophant – PC: 3
–    Vanquisher – PC: 17 (Battlegroup Points Used: 17)
–    Vanquisher – PC: 17 (Battlegroup Points Used: 11)
–    Dervish – PC: 7
–    Vigilant – PC: 9
–    Templar – PC: 15
Exemplar Bastion Seneschal – PC: 6
Vassal of Menoth – PC: 3
Vassal of Menoth – PC: 3
Wrack – PC: 1
Exemplar Bastions – Leader & 4 Grunts: 16
Choir of Menoth – Leader & 5 Grunts: 6
My Opponents List:
Khador – Vlad1
Theme: No Theme Selected
74 / 75 Army
Vladimir Tzepesci, The Dark Prince – WJ: +28
–    War Dog – PC: 3
–    Drago – PC: 14 (Battlegroup Points Used: 14)
–    Kodiak – PC: 13 (Battlegroup Points Used: 13)
–    Juggernaut – PC: 12 (Battlegroup Points Used: 1)
Doom Reaver Swordsmen – Leader & 5 Grunts: 13
Man-O-War Shocktroopers – Leader & 4 Grunts: 16
Widowmaker Scouts – Leader & 3 Grunts: 8
Kayazy Eliminators – Leader & Grunt: 5
Assault Kommandos – Leader & 9 Grunts: 16
–    Assault Kommando Flame Thrower – PC: 2
And we played the Scenario:
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This particular scenario has created some controversy since it was released. The scenario is very challenging to win by scenario due to the control and domination conditions all forcing you to cross the table. Against jam builds of any type that is very hard.
My opponents list had some good counters to my list. The assault commandos are fire proof and that is a hard counter to the guns of the Vanquishers. The presence of the Widowmakers threatens my choir and vassals from a distance I cannot easily address. The Bastions are slow and have the distinct possibility of getting trapped as he got to go first and pressed the line of engagement well bast midfield.
My list was designed to maximize two item…Durant2’s feat and his ability to heal jacks and multi-wound infantry. I also wanted to build a battlegroup to take advantage of manifest destiny so two Vanquishers (2″ reach thresher) and a Templar (2″ reach and beat back) were included. The Templar is also in the list to help with Durant2’s safety. D2 is a 14 / 16 caster. A Vigilant was included to boost it to 18/16 immune to blast damage.
The scenario is a bad choice for my list as it is not fast (most jacks being SPD 4) and the infantry was also slow (Spd 4 bastions). Were I be playing this as a two list with my Sevi2 list, it’s inclusion of Daughters and Idrians would make much more sense in this scenario.
I was able to pull out the win on this one by using my Bastion package to push the right flank and take the win on scenario 5-0 by controlling my opponents right flag.
Topline:
Durant2 is an excellent caster. He makes you completely forget about the choir “to hit” buff being gone in MK3. The Vanquisher CONTINUES to impress as my go to heavy for most occasions. The addition of 2″ reach on his thresher makes him just as capable in melee as his 4″ fire template is from ranged.  Durant2’s feat is really excellent giving you the ability to rebuild camp if necessary, while maximizing your battle groups effectiveness through fueling what will undoubtedly be a large battlegroup.
I give Druant2 ZERO SHOTS OF KRAKEN and believe he will be a strong addition and is most likely my second caster behind Sevi2 (with the role of large battlegroup armor cracking).
Changes to the List:
This list needs speed and for that we must look to infantry. I feel like the removal of the Bastion package for speed is a must.
Alternatives:
  • Remove the Bastions and Bastion Seny for: Full Unit of Idrians with UA and 2 more Wracks (three total)
  • Remove the Bastions and Bastion Seny for: Full Unit of TFG with UA, Pyrrhus, and a Reclaimer (great Inviolable Resolve target, lots of souls for the Reclaimer, Focus efficiency)
  • Remove the Bastions and Bastion Seny for: TWO units of Knights Exemplar and a Knights Exemplar Seny….this is kind of an old school feel, but feels fun!

 

What do you think??? Comment below!!!