WTC in Poland is confirmed!

Which means I have to start thinking about qualifying for the event.
I live in Belgium, and we can send two teams for the competition. I must therefore be among the twelve best (and available) players in my country. Challenge accepted!

The first stage of this qualification took place last Sunday at the new Hasard Ludique store in Namur. We were 16 players and everyone’s results were taken into account for our future ranking for the WTC (exept three french players).

I decided to come with my Orboros army because, for me, PP did a great job about living beast during the last update and Kaya 2 has become competitive again. Doing my pairing, I wondered which caster would complement Kaya the best. I chose Krueger, although Wurmwood would have been an option as well.

Here are my lists:

KAYA 2
[Kaya 2] Kaya the Moonhunter [+24]
– Feral Warpwolf [14]
– Ghetorix [17]
– Loki [15]
– Rip Horn Satyr [11]
– Druid Wilder [3]
Blackclad Wayfarer [3]
Death Archon [9]
Gallows Grove [2]
Krueger the Stormseer [0(5)]
– Woldwyrd [8]
Lord of the Feast [0(5)]
War Wolf [0(2)]
War Wolf [0(2)]
War Wolf [0(2)]
Boil Master & Spirit Cauldron [5]
Death Wolves [9]
Shifting Stones [3]
Krueger 2
Circle
[Theme] Bones of Orboros

[Krueger 2] Krueger the Stormlord [+27]
– Megalith [17]
– Woldwarden [13]
– Woldwarden [13]
– Woldwyrd [8]
– Woldwyrd [8]
Blackclad Stoneshaper [2]
Blackclad Stoneshaper [2]
Blackclad Wayfarer [3]
Chuck Dogwood [4]
Death Archon [9]
Gallows Grove [0(2)]
Gallows Grove [0(2)]
Gallows Grove [0(2)]
Farrow Slaughterhousers [7]
Sentry Stone & Mannikins [0(5)]
Sentry Stone & Mannikins [5]
Shifting Stones [0(3)]
– Stone Keeper [1]
Shifting Stones [0(3)]
Well of Orboros [10]

Kaya 2 vs Bradigus

The first game had a taste of revenge to me. I play against Jean, who beat me in the last tournament, preventing me from getting a good result (3 – 1) for an average result (2-2). He plays a Bradigus and Iona pairing. I decide to play Kaya, not wanting to try the K2 vs Brad match. He will logically choose Bradigus (he has no way of dispelling Rebuke on his iona’s ravages if I choose Krueger).

His Bradigus list is original (3x warden, 4x watcher and Krueger 0 with a Wyrd +stuffs). His idea is to use the feat as a technique for “Run and gun” by throwing battering rams and rifts with his warden and shooting with his Woldwatcher before making everyone go back.

The turning point of the match will be turn 2. He uses this technique of “run and gun” to kill me several models (death wolves, wolves) but does not manage to reposition himself sufficiently back. So I can send Loki, a feral and the Rip horn in his lines which will kill 65% of his army before coming back thanks to the feat.
At this point, I’m comfortably leading on attrition but by bringing my beasts back, i let too much space on the table. I gave him the opportunity to take a good advantage on scenario. Which he will and lead by four points at one moment in the game. But luckily for me, I managed to catch up my delay and ended up finding a KTC by sending Ghetorix to Bradigus.

Krueger 2 vs Issyria

This is the game for which I have the most regrets. Xavier and I have already played this match-up, but that was before covid. I remembered that if I lost the toss, it was very complicated.

Fortunately, I win the dice roll. I decide to start and from round 1, I put a lot of pressure on the table. He responds by putting his two tridents in a vortex arcane bubble not far from my lines. I feat turn 2 by and killed a few models and missing a nice play: sending Megalith to kill the phoenix with a TK, gallow and a hunter’s mark. But it failed because I forget to give a line of sight to a blackclad wayfarer, argh… In response, he sends his two tridents and a Phoenix under feat to kill two woldwardens and my objective. But he will have very bad rolls for the shots of his second trident. Miraculously, my second woldwarden survives with two boxes.
Thanks to this I can seriously retaliate: I kill his two tridents thanks to my slaughterhouser, my surviving warden and especially Megalith who will roll like a champion.
At the end of these two attrition turns, I took a good advantage. But I will not be able to capitalize on it since I will clock on turn 6 with Issy only models being his Phoenix way out of control and Imperatus. For my part, I only lost my two wyrds and one woldwarden. With two more minutes, I would have surely won this game, too bad. GG Xavier!

Deathchev vs Kaya 2

The third game was against Christophe and his Karchev 2. I chose Kaya 2 and won the first turn. My strategy: to make two alpha strikes thanks to my feat and to contest with my less important models.

To avoid that, he’s going to jam me heavily with all of his jacks. I will manage to kill four of them but after a few approximations on my part, and a failed frenzy test, I will not be able to keep my head above water on scenario while leading on attrition.

He’s going to win 6 – 1.

I have the feeling that all my usual opponents who play Kadhor are going to try Deathchev. So it was excellent training and a proof that Kaya 2 can handle this match up. Just need to play better ^^ GG Christophe.

Kolgrimma vs Krueger 2

Game 4, my opponent (Brett) and I are very tired. We are playing a Kolgrimma vs Krueger match.

He wins the toss, advance rapidly and protects his army with clouds. With limited access to eyelss sight and the fact that I don’t want to feat on T1, I’m forced to offer him some pieces. I decide to “sacrifice” my two woldwarden and I protect my flanks well with my mannikins. He sends his mauler and M&M to kill my warden and his ambush bears to kill mannikins wich he will succeed and will advance all his army super aggressively behind the two heavies. But in return I kill a lot: his mauleur, a unit of bears, M&M and a good half of his champions. And I’ve feated. But, stupidly, I forget to remove a fury from a wyrd with my stoneshepper. Krueger therefore finds himself without a transfer target  despite camping three !

So he logically goes for an assassination.

He casts vanish and does two spray and spend fury to hit. But he rolls very badly on the first one and will leave Krueger at 2 hp. We stop the game there since Kolgrimma is without fury in front of my whole army.

I have been very lucky.

There are good things and disappointing things in this first tournament. First of all, I’m happy to finish at 2 – 2 given the level of the players involved. I am, on the other hand, disappointed to only finish 11th, which is mainly due to my SOS which is not very good.
But how cool is it to play Kaya 2! I’m thinking of changing Krueger 2 on the other hand and going to Wurmwood in secret master to have fun seeing what the tree does with its brand new toys.

 

There is still a long way to go to get to the WTC, but that’s why we love adventures, right?

See you !