SmogCon 2016

SmogConSmogCon this year was a real blast! Had an absolutely fantastic time, and caught up with a few friends from last year. I spent most of my time in the Iron Arena, getting in casual games, though I did foray into the Newbury Suite in the evenings for some non-wargaming fun.

BadgeFollowing a last minute change of plans with the lists (due to Theme Force lists no longer getting bonus points in Iron Arena), my updated SmogCon list rotation can be found below:

50 Points 35 Points

(1) Blood of Heroes (T4)

Vlad 2
Berserker x 2
Drago
Great Bears
Iron Fang Pikemen (Max)
IF Black Dragon UA
Iron Fang Uhlans (Max)
Widowmakers
Iron Fang Kovnik
Kovnik Markov

Obj: Arcane Wonder

(2) Blood of Heroes (T4)

Vlad 2
War Dog
Berserker
Drago
Great Bears
Iron Fang Uhlans (Max)
Widowmakers
Iron Fang Kovnik

Obj: Arcane Wonder

(3) Winters Wind (T4)

Zerkova 2 + Reaver Guards
Marauder
Destroyer
Juggernaut
Koldun Lord
Lady Aiyana & Master Holt
Koldun Kapitan Valachev
Greylord Ternion
Greylord Outriders (Max)
Winterguard Mortar x2
Doom Reavers

Obj: Effigy of Valor

(4) Winters Wind (T4)

Zerkova 2 + Reaver Guards
Destroyer
Marauder
Koldun Lord
Lady Aiyana & Master Holt
Koldun Kapitan Valachev
Greylord Ternion
Greylord Outriders (Max)
Winterguard Mortar

Obj: Effigy of Valor

(5) Full Assault (T4)

Sorscha 2
Conquest
Destroyer
Battle Mechaniks (Min)
Iron Fang Uhlans (Min)
Winterguard Field Gun
Winterguard Infantry (Max)
Winterguard Officer & Standard
Winterguard Rocketman
Winterguard Mortar x2
Manhunter
Widowmaker Marksman

Obj: Armory

(6) Full Assault (T4)

Sorscha 2
Conquest
Destroyer
Winterguard Infantry (Min)
Winterguard Officer & Standard
Winterguard Rocketeer
Winterguard Mortar x2
Manhunter

Obj: Armory

(7)

Butcher 3 + War Argus
Ruin
Iron Fang Kovnik
Manhunter
Kovnik Andrei Malakov
Juggernaut
Doom Reavers
Greylord Ternion
Iron Fang Pikemen (Max)
IF Black Dragon UA
Widowmakers
Lady Aiyana & Master Holt
Koldun Kapitan Valachev

Obj: Bunker

(8)

Butcher 3 + War Argus
Ruin
War Dog
Kovnik Andrei Malakov
Juggernaut
Doom Reavers
Greylord Ternion
Widowmaker Marksman
Lady Aiyana & Master Holt
Koldun Kapitan Valachev

Obj: Bunker

Make note of the number of each list as they are referenced below in my SmogCon game log šŸ™‚

Day 1:

Game List Used Opponent Name Opponent Faction Scenario Win/Loss Notes
1 7 John Retribution of Scyrah N/A Win, Assassination Thanks to Zephyr, Aiyana got close enough to Kiss Ossyan and Holt shot him off the table.
2 4 Martin Cryx Close Quarters Loss, Assassination I failed an assassination attempt (messed up my order of activation for Zerkova’s feat turn), and got counter-assassinated.
3 1 Lee Skorne Fire support Loss, Assassination Bronzeback 2-shot Vlad.
Game Opponent Force Table View
1 G1 Opponent G1 Table
2 G2 Opponent G2 Table
3 G3 Opponent G3 Table

 

On the Friday evening, I played through Chapter 4 of The Undercity and had a great time šŸ™‚ Unfortunately I forgot to make a note/remember the names of my follow Irregulars šŸ™ On the plus side though, I had such fun that I have a copy of the game heading my way, and I am now backing the Widowers Wood kickstarter…

 

Day 2:

Game List Used Opponent Name Opponent Faction Scenario Win/Loss Notes
4 5 Anthony Cygnar Fire Support Loss, Assassination Stryker 2 rolled 12 for extra strength, and failed to blow himself up…
5 3 Jun Skorne Fire Support Win, Assassination Zerkova 2 lived the dream in turn 2, after the Incindiarii and Molik removed *all* the Outriders.
6 7 Dave Cygnar Close Quarters Win, Assassination Nemo 2 got butchered. Opponent quoted “Shit, I didn’t know Butcher could do that!”
7 3 Jukka Cryx N/A Lost, Assassination Got counter-counter-assassinated. Mortenebra has steady (so wasn’t knocked down from Marauder slam), and I forgot to do my initial sprays with Outriders after moving them up, leaving her on 4 boxes after feat turn.
8 3 David Cryx Close Quarters Lost, Assassination I was too effective at clearing out infantry as I left Terminus a landing spot to charge Zerkova and splat her.
9 8 David Minions Incursion Won, Assassination Butcher butchered Carver.
10 7 Jeffrey Cygnar Incursion Won, Assassination Butcher cleaved Stryker 1 in twain with a single thwack. No feat needed.
Game Opponent Force Table View
4 G4 Opponent G4 Table
5 G5 Opponent G5 Table
6 G6 Opponent G6 Table
7 G7 Opponent G7 Table
8 G8 Opponent G8 Table
9 G9 Opponent G9 Table
10 G10 Opponent G10 Table

 

On the Saturday evening I participated in an IKRPG dungeon crawl with a bunch of chaps that I once again forgot to make a note of their names (though the character names were Rudd, Deckard, Tori and someone else….). This was immense fun, involving my Menite priest being very happy with the idea of setting both friend and foe on fire in the hope of killing the final boss. After all, Menoth fire cleanses and only the undeserving will truly burn…

Day 3:

Game List Used Opponent Name Opponent Faction Scenario Win/Loss Notes
11 1 James Mercenaries N/A Win, Assassination Vlad teased Ashlynn into an assassination attempt (which she failed), Vlad then cast Martial Paragon and Hand of Fate on himself to put her down, but she Tough’d. Drago wanders over (taking a free strike that ensured both arms were crippled) and flailed at her until she failed a tough roll.
12 See below Tom and Rob Retribution of Scyrah and Menoth Two Fronts Win, Assassination Magnus’s Renegade’s Obliterator Rockets take out Kaelyssa. Butcher moves up and feats to clear the opposing Zone (killing the objective), but ends up on 0 camp infront of Reznik (use it or lose it!). Butcher got turned into a Wrack, while 1 Great Bear smashes Reznik down to 4 boxes, and the job is completed by a Renegade who lucked out with a Crit: Shred (Thank Morrow for Sustained Attack!).
Game Opponent Force Table View
11 G11 Opponent G11 Table
12 G12 Opponents G12 Table
Ally Force:G12 Ally

 

My list for the final game (25 points per player) was:

Butcher 3 + War Argus
Ruin
Manhunter
Widowmaker Marksman
Doom Reavers
Great Bears
Greylord Ternion

This gave me a grand total of 59 Iron Arena points (+4 for game 12 which was not reported due to there being no more prizes to spend them on). Had I reached 50 points earlier in the weekend, I would have been looking to get the below piece of art – the last of which got snapped up by my opponent from Game 4.

Last Poster

Despite the setback of not getting enough points in time, I am still more than happy with my haul – 8 D6 (4x Red/Black Iron Arena, and 4x Green “10 Years of Hordes”), 4 PP branded Focus/Fury tokens. I also got a bonus D6 from defeating Jun’s Skorne (game 5), which is very much appreciated. Also shown is the special SmogCon dice and exclusive model for hotel stayers (I got 2 sets of 2 as Jodie was staying too) and Convention Programme.

Loot

Thanks once again to Jon Webb and all of the hardworking Press Gangers for running the event, it was greatly appreciated, and I really cannot wait until next year, where I am already fermenting plans for accruing points quicker…

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