European Champs 11.-13.8.2017 - Tournament

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Matob Matobsen
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Can someone bring one more Fane of Drow and Tomb of Queen..?
Seems like we can get max to 15 player for map rotation so 7 copies of each map are necesary.

Thanks

Shinsek
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Ok, I will bring them (Fane of the Lolth, The Tomb of Queen Peregrine)

If necessary to reach the 7 copies limit, I can bring also:
Field of Ruins
Dragon Shrine
Teleport Temple
Broken Demongate
Crossroad e Monster Lair
Jumgle Temple
Dwarven Outpost
Flooded Ruins
Underground Grotto
Evermeet
Icingdeath's Lair 

Mithral Mines
Drow Enclave
Magma Keep 
Mushroom Cavern -
Hellspike Prison
The Kings Road
Dungeon of Blood
Dragons Graveyard
Dragondown Grotto
Forest Cliff Lair
Hailstorm Tower
Ratfang Sewers
Market Square
Thieves Quarter

Matob Matobsen
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Ok, so final selection for map rotation is done

Matob Matobsen
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List of players is almost finished.

Theres one Czech guy still hasitating, French guy (Pete talked bout him) and Wiebke and her husband (Kay? My memory is bad...)
If oyu have some contact, can you check, please?

Unfortunately, thats all, folks!

Matob Matobsen
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Plus as extra bonus: guys from Cerny rytir agreed to give us on Saturday and Sunday -10% off on everything, and because Czech distibution is late with Tomb of Anihilation series which should be originally price for you... we should replace it with something.

plastic finn
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I wish you all a very good championship weekend!

As always, I entertained a thought of coming - this time for a mini-vacation with my wife. It's been too long. However, I've been in crutches for almost four weeks now and that effectively terminated all hopes of travelling. Too bad... this would have been a year I could attend schedule-wise and we both love Prague. Not to mention meeting friends... Joost, Peter & co. Sigh.

With you in spirit and certainly checking this site for news.
- P.F.

alepulp
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P.F. - Miss you, dude! Sad(

Koen
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So... who's winning? Smile

skyscraper
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I'm hopeful that some players will post a summary of their games and of the matchups!

Matob Matobsen
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Guys, sorry but totaly tired, so only in short.

Watch Ddm guild facebook and will being you more next days, but:

200 pts title stays in Czech in hands of Martin Jonas and his 3x Skullcleave Warriors warband. Second place for Martin Špánek (CZ) who played his last game 7 years before Smile and brought black dragons.

500 pts arena title goes to Peter (alepulp) and his epic Raistlin. Second place goes to Peter Dučai (SVK) with Thunderblast Cyclones.

Will bring more in few days.

skyscraper
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Thanks for the summary!

alepulp
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I scraped 3rd place with by 4-eyes warband. My one loss was to Dwayne who scored 20, and so did I. All games were low scoring and really tough to eek out victories with. Combination of the warband's highly techie nature and great opposition. 4-1 in games
War and was
Shadow eye x 2
Harpy x 2
Human thugs x 2
Hellwasp
Cleric of garl glittergold
Healer
Kenku sneak

With the difficulty of eeking out close wins, and the feeling I would just be taking another persons chance at glory, I decided to drop and play epic arena

My epic warband was
Epic raistlin majere
Red wizard
Mercenary general
- militia sergeant
Gnome trickster
Manshoon

All games were closely fought. Last one we didn't even kill a creature and I won 50-25 on victory points against Marcel.

skyscraper
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I'd love to read what warbands were played, if anyone has it in him to post some details.

E.g. we know that the winning warband had 3 skullcleave warriors, but what filled the remaining points? Did the warband have a champion?

I'd love to read about the other warbands too! What can I say, I'm a geek for this kind of stuff Smile

Matob Matobsen
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All the armies are in hands of Woodcutter.

But sure, wil bring some reports from my games plus some interesting stories, itś something organizer MUST! Smile

tried
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I played

Kleef Kenric, Skullcleave Warrior, Wand Expert x2 (w. Lodestone) as my main hitters.
I played Merchant Guard (rot scarab), Ialdabode (rot scarab) and Jozan, Lidda, Rogue, and 2x goblin skirmishers as my extras.

It was very flexible, and allowed me to go 5-0 in the preliminary rounds, though I had some luck, including a key critical against Martin S by Kleef that killed a dragon and restored 20hp.

BTW, Martin S ran 5x black dragons (3x lurker and 2 x medium, 2 x kobold miners and an ochre jelly 8 pointer)). Don't scoff. Aside from looking damn good, it absolutely destroyed me in the semifinals. I lost a key initiative in the endgame, and that was match.

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Koen
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Nice variation on the usual acid-spam warband. And I guess just as difficult to play against.

Had to look up Kleef, interesting figure. I guess it gave the wand experts a lot of extra functionality?

plastic finn
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Thanks for the information, Matob, alepulp and tried. Interesting warbands, and certainly a field that had a bit of everything. Very interesting that Kleef build, yes, suits my taste as well.

Wouldn't scoff at that black dragon band... quite the opposite. Never faced a 3-lurker version myself though, always two.

Congratulations to the champion! Smile

Matob Matobsen
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Finally found time to sit down and write some report.

My 200 pts warband was:
Drow captain
4x Drow Scout
2 x Drow Demonbinder
3 x Dire Rat

I was thinking bout switch Demonbinders for Yochlol tempter, but didn´t have time for playtest, so finished with Trieds warband from last yer. It´s a shame, but..

Was thinking bout other possibilities - 4 Arcane Archers with Hyenas and lodestones - bbut this one is not fun for oponents and even not for me.
Another option was 3x Human Fighter Lord, but when I said that will not use restats, I felt like cheating and reject restats only cause of my warband..
Another option were Hellstinger Scorpions with Gnome Trickster, Asral Giant and Xephs, but in final this one seemed to be worse than drows.
Just for fun wanted to try 5x Dragon Cultist Enforcer (from Tyranny of Dragons) - but don´t have enough of them Sad and Ambush Drakes are too obvious as well as Mercenry General with Sellswords..
Last thing were 2x Fomorian Eyebiters, but after playtest and another try in Fridays Arena.. no, no, no (but in Arena in hands of guy who played for 4th time worked really good Smile)

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First game was against Shinshek (IT).
When I saw Human Fighter Lord in his warband, I was scared.
But the rest was so usual to see on tournament maps - Mordekainen the Mage, Militia Archer, 2x Bodyguards and Wizard of Turmish.

Strategy was clear - keep my captain out of battle until some champion powers left, score some VP with rats and kil Mordekainen - 65 HP with 25 AC for almost 70 pts might bring e a victory.

Everything was grea. we played on Fallen Fortress map, so blocked teleport and move my rat into one of victory areas.. my 20 VPs provoked counterattack and in combination of Scouts and Demonbinders (Arms of Marilith!) boosted with Drow Champ managed to kill Mordekainen with bodyguard and than some more minis (only Fighter lord left). Rolls were pretty good and seems like it migh be great day.

Second turn - Joost (NDL)at Fane of Lolth map. He had some Kenkus, Healer, Warsinger, Hyena, Xendrick Champions 2x and as main hitters Thraal and Greenspawn Razorfiend.
Tactic was clear again - kill Thraal and than some of VP colectors (plus Warsinger, if possible). My rolls got back to normal, so missed lot of rolls. But got what I wanted - Thraal was in my hands - only 15 HP left and Scout charges.. first atack is hit, and Demonbinder is in position to finish the job with ranged atack for 10. Scout rolls for second time... 20! It was easy to steal my Scout for Thraal, so lost next turn to finish my own drow Scout..
I am used to loose games of of bad low rols, but loose a game cause of critical hit?

Third game - bakterius (SVK). After I took a lok at his warband I was close to give up before the strat. Main hitter in his warband was Laurian with Elf Stalkers, boosted by storm silverhand, Mercenary General and Elf stalkers. Well, map was Jungle temple, almost no place to hide, cause walls.. bleeh.
Tried my luck and atacked with all my minis.. no chance, it was fast and bloody.

Game 4 - against Alepulp (UK) at Dwarven outpost. I love this guy, but hate his style. He plays VERY defebsive game, so I scored 0 victory points. Against 2 Eye of Shadow and 2 Harpys, some minis with Rot Scarabs.. After several rounds ofpositioning Pete took a risk and moved Eye of Shadow into VA. It was my chance.. but as usual, rolled 1 for iniciative and than all I can do was to try to kill one of the Eyes. No chance, Cleric of Garl Gittergold said no to my Arms of Marilith..

Game 5 - against Viking at Tomb of Queen P..
Both sides have the same strategy - not much tactics, but move in the middle of the map and destroy enemy! I was lil more strategic, so tried to kill Mercenary General.
Heh, i forgot - Vikings warband was Mercenry General, 2 Bodyguards, Lot of Defiant Rakes and Golden Wyvern Initiate.
It was rough battle, but I won cause scored more victory points.

In the end ended like 9 th form 14 players, but have fun and enjoyed my games as much as organizer can do Smile

alepulp
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My strategy against Matob was very defensive - I had to remove the blaze of instinct before I could do anything serious. I hate that ability, especially as my warband only has 2 hitters, so I had to get him to use those first. That meant staying back as long as possible. Then, as Matob says, I took a risk - it was getting too slow, even for me. I could strike and run, if I won initiative. It went my way. I also needed him to remove his champion powers, so that he wasn't so dangerous. I had calculated that the chance of all the Arms of Marilith would hit was low enough. The end of the game had most of his pieces immobilised - the harpys doing their thing. I did feel bad though... Matobs warband is a good one, and on a different map it could have beaten me.

Matob can be pleased though - I was even more defensive against Dwayne... and lost 20-20... tiebreaker in his favour.

The weakness of my warband is that it has to be run defensively. It is fragile and the eyes only move at speed 6! Speed 8 and you could run it aggressively (I think).

plastic finn
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Thanks for the report, Matob! Great to read game-by-game information. Interesting warbands as well. Congrats for organising too, Matob.

And hey, whatever and however Peter plays, he's always tough to beat! Smile

20-20... that's something! Laughing out loud

bakterius
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I played as Matob wrote, Elf Ranged army (Storm silverhand, laurian, mercenary general -cursed lodestone on him - with pack Elf stalkers and one 5pt elf archer). On my surprise, i end tournament on 4th place. My first battle against Black dragons ended win for me. Kobolds wandering to my Victory area = fast killed and no 10 VP for Dragons. Rest of battle iam shoot everything what iam see Smile Second battle against Tried ended bad for me, but i no sell my skin too cheap. Third battle against Joost is second surprise for me.. I forgot on Thraal ability raise HP and at near end of battle has around 170 HP. Last minutes of battle we are both tunel vision hunts.. me for thrall and Joost for my silverhand.. Luck on dice and thankyou for laurian I killed thrall before times up. Battle against Matob .. matob lose map.. drow agains forest full of elves = fast blody game - sorry matob. Last battle against winner of tournament... I hate scullcleavers.. i hate One.. not 3 Smile iam realy tired and forgot on minors and bad positioning. Next day iam played semifinale again with lovely sculcleavers and my bad luck bring me Smoke map. I killed 1 SC because i hit him with storms confuse and dominate him. After, rest of game, all Martin creatures sits in smoke and i must hit melee with archers. Batlle is lost but i very happy with my final 4th place and thankyou Matob for organising and all others for good atmosphere.

VikingHyky
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Hi,
that is my army:
Mercenary General with Defiant Rake as cohort
4x Defiant Rake
2x Merchant Guard
Golden Wyvern Initiate
Eberk, Adventurer
Human Cleric of Bahamut

I lost all five battles Smile
There is my army photo:
http://vikinghyky.rajce.idnes.cz/Mistrovstvi_Evropy_-_DnD_minis_-_Praha/#02-fotkyarmd4.jpg

These are pictures of the enemy armies.
1)Joost (NDL)army
http://vikinghyky.rajce.idnes.cz/Mistrovstvi_Evropy_-_DnD_minis_-_Praha/#02-fotkyarmd3.jpg

2)I'm sorry, I forgot the opponent's name.
http://vikinghyky.rajce.idnes.cz/Mistrovstvi_Evropy_-_DnD_minis_-_Praha/#02-fotkyarmd7.jpg

3) Peter (SK) army
http://vikinghyky.rajce.idnes.cz/Mistrovstvi_Evropy_-_DnD_minis_-_Praha/#02-fotkyarmd11.jpg
and
http://vikinghyky.rajce.idnes.cz/Mistrovstvi_Evropy_-_DnD_minis_-_Praha/#02-fotkyarmd12.jpg

4) Honza (CZ)
http://vikinghyky.rajce.idnes.cz/Mistrovstvi_Evropy_-_DnD_minis_-_Praha/#02-fotkyarmd15.jpg

5) Matob army
http://vikinghyky.rajce.idnes.cz/Mistrovstvi_Evropy_-_DnD_minis_-_Praha/#02-fotkyarmd19.jpg

TheWoodcutter
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I apologize in advance for any mistakes/misspelling I've made. Some of the letters I can't really decipher.
I do however like to make one recommendation for filling in warband sheets: put the items below the figure that carries it. Makes it easier to find out what is with wath... (And for people to play with your warband!)

01 Dwayne Stupack 10 (601)
02 Martin Jonas 8 (683)
03 Peter Scott 8 (275)
04 Miroslav Chla????(Bakterius) 6 (692)
05 Martin Spa'vek 6 (470)
06 Peter Dueh 4 (642)
07 Joost 4 (617)
08 Slavemir Zoubek (Slávek) 4 (576)
09 Martin B 4 (527)
10 Marcel 4 (416)
11 Simone Seccaroni (Shinsek) 4 (325)
12 Mila 4 (231)
13 Honza 2 (86)
14 Viking 0 (282)

Top 4 was Dwayne vs Martin S, Martin S won
& Martin J vs Miroslav, which Martin J won.
Finals were Martin J vs Martin S, which Martin J won.
So top 4 became:
1 Martin Jonas
2 Martin S
3 Dwayne
4 Miroslav

Warbands (in standings order before top 4):
01 Dwayne Stupack
Kleef Kenric 77
Wand Expert 33
Wand Expert 33
Jozan 4
Skullcleave Warrior 39
Goblin Skirmisher 3
Goblin Skirmisher 3
Goblin Skirmisher 3
Merchant Guard 8
Ialdabode 5
Cursed Lodestone -2
Cursed Lodestone -2
Rot Scarab -2
Rot Scarab -2

02 Martin Jonas
Skullcleave Warrior 39
Skullcleave Warrior 39
Skullcleave Warrior 39
Kenku Sneak 6
Kenku Sneak 6
Kenku Sneak 6
Kenku Sneak 6
Kenku Sneak 6
Young Red Dragon 52
Goblin Runner 4
Sheet mentions 2 Cursed Loadstones which could only go on 2 of the skullcleave warriors and I'm not entirely sure they were...

03 Peter Scott:
Cleric of Carl Glittergold 31
Eye of Shadow 55
Eye of Shadow 55
Harpy 15
Harpy 15
Human Thug + Rot Scarab 2
Human Thug + Rot Scarab 2
Healer 12
Kenku Sneak + Rot Scarab 4

04 Miroslav (Bakterius)
Laurian, Wood ELf Hero 53
Storm Silverhand 57
Mercenary general 42
+Cursed Lodestone -2
+Cohort Elft Stalker 0
Elf Stalker 15
Elf Stalker 15
Elf Stalker 15
Elf Archer 5

05 Martin S
Black Dragon lurker 32
Black Dragon lurker 32
Black Dragon lurker 32
Black Dragon 45
Black Dragon 45
Ochre Jelly 8
Kobold Miner 3
Kobold Miner 3

06 Peter
Drow Wand Mage 50
Drow Wand Mage 50
Boneshard Skeleton 7
Boneshard Skeleton 7
Boneshard Skeleton 7
Deadlock Wight 14
Deadlock Wight 14
Flameskull 25
Horde Zombie 14
Horde Zombie 14
Cursed Lodestone -2

07 Joost Mundi
Thrall of Blackrazor 43
Cleric of Carl Glittergold 31
+ Cursed Lodestone -2
Greenspawn Razorfiend 45
Xen'drik Champion 23
Xen'drik Champion 23
Wild Elf Warsinger 9
Kenku Sneak 6
Kenku Sneak 6
Healer 12
Hyena 4

08 Slávek
Nightwalker Sinister 70
Nightwalker Sinister 70
Large Shadow Dragon 48
Ravenous Dire Rat 3
Ravenous Dire Rat 3
Ravenous Dire Rat 3
Kobold Miner 3

09 Martin B
Drow Captain 47
Drow Scout 18
Drow Scout 18
Drow Scout 18
Drow Scout 18
Drow Demonbinder 34
Drow Demonbinder 34
Dire Rat 4
Dire Rat 4
Dire Rat 4

10 Marcel
Mercenary General 42
+Cohort Human Sellsword 0
Human Sellsword 14
Human Sellsword 14
Human Sellsword 14
Human Sellsword 14
Human Sellsword 14
Wand Expert 33
Wand Expert 33
Militia Archer 14
Cleric of Yondalla 14
3x Cursed Lodestone

11 Simone Seccaroni
Mordenkainen the Mage 59
Militia Archer 14
Wizard of Turmish 33
Merchant Guard 8
Merchant Guard 8
Human Fighter Lord 61
Gnome Fighter 6
Sage 5
Cursed: Rot Scarad -2
Cursed: Rot Scarad -2
I figure these are with the gnome fighter + Sage?

12 Mila
Gnoll 3
Gnoll 3
Gnoll 3
Xeph Warrior 3
Xeph Warrior 3
Xeph Warrior 3
Stormrage Blue Dragon 65
Shardsoul Slayer 15
Storm Giant Thunderer 101

14 Viking
Mercenary General 42
+ Cohort Defiant Rake 0
Defiant Rake 15
Defiant Rake 15
Defiant Rake 15
Defiant Rake 15
Human Cleric of Bahamut 31
Eberk, Adventurer 16
Golden Wyvern Initiate 35
Merchant Guard 8
Merchant Guard 8

Epic 500 Arena
01 Peter Scott 6 (731)
02 Peter 4 (1262)
03 Martin J 4 (1132)
04 Martin S 4 (636)
05 Marcel 4 (290)
06 Slávek 2 (1177)
07 Joost 2 (699)
08 Martin B (602)
09 Simone 2 (325)
10 Honza 0 (409)

Warbands:
01 Peter Scott:
Raistlin Majere 261
+Cloak of Eyes 7
+Greater Healing potion 6
Gnome Trickster 27
Red Wizard 63
Mercenary General 42
+Cursed Lodestone -2
+Cohort: Militia Archer 0
Manshoon 94
Mirror of D'Mitrios 4

02 Peter
Thunderblast Cyclone 168
Thunderblast Cyclone 168
Storm Giant Thunderer 101
Air Archon Zephyrhaunt 41
Changeling Rogue 8

03 Martin Jonas
Voracious Ice Devil 149
Voracious Ice Devil 149
Warpriest of Hextor 52
Gnome Trickster 27
Frost Giant Jarl 102
3x Amulet of the Titans (I figure on both V.I.D. and F.G.J.)

04 Martin S
Aspect of Bahamuth 318
Archmage 98
Dragonmark Heir of Deneith 34
Cleric of pelor 32
Steelheart Archer 15

05 Marcel
Graz'zt 324
Azurion, Dune Scourge 88
Throgrim 21
Dwarf Artificer 21
Gnome Trickster 27
Sirokan's Sixth Sigil 4
Guyeffs Cacophony 5
Amulet of the Titans 4

06 Slávek
Hierophant of the Sevent Wind 47
Frost Titan 167
Djinn Stormsword 72
Rockfire Dreadnought 98
Rockfire Dreadnought 98

07 Joost Mundi
Epic Hezrou 280
Hezrou 80
Vrock 62
Dretch 14
Ultroloth 62

08 Martin B
Huge Fiendish Spider 142
Huge Fiendish Spider 142
Huge Fiendish Spider 142
Dire Bear Mauler 45
Snaketongue Cultist 17

09 Simone Seccaroni
Regdar Adventurer 20
Drizzt, Drow Ranger 314
Kleef Kenric 77
Skull spliter 28
Solara Thann 51
Greater Healing Potion 6
Greater Healing Potion 6
Cursed: Lodestone -2

Had some nice games in Praha. Lost all gladiator games against Martin Jonas on friday, while Simone was playing with my original edition warband with improvised figures (I had left the figures in my hotel room Innocent ).
On Saturday I was thinking after winning the first two rounds, I just needed one more win after that, but it just didn't come together. Ah well.
In the evening we played some sealed games with the cube where I squeaked out two close wins against Martin B, while Peter S played a game against Dwayne and Simone played against Miroslav. And Honza drunk quite a bit of pivo and got flirty with the waitress (we actually were afraid of getting thrown out or not allowed back in! Innocent )

On Sunday the finals were played, results are shown above.
Meanwhile I played in the 500 points event and got crushed in the first round against Peter S, got crushed in the second round against Slávek (two crits did my epic Hezrou in + the aura damage from the Rockfire Dreadnoughts) and managed to win against Simone through a mistake of my own and a lucky crit for the last damage against Drizzt.
Still haven't played against Martin B's epic arena army... Wink

The evening ended in the same bar/restaurant were most people were just having a nice meal or some small bits.
More if I feel like it.

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Commoner: No one will hear you, no matter how loud you shout. Just think. Which one of these stories do you believe?
Woodcutter: None makes any sense.
Commoner: Don't worry about it. It isn't as if men were reasonable.

TheWoodcutter
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@VikingHyky: from the picture of the warband, and my sheets, your second round opponent was Simone.

I think a link to all your pictures is in order as well:
Vikings pictures
Anybody has any more pictures? I only took some tourist pictures in Praha.. :Cool

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Woodcutter: None makes any sense.
Commoner: Don't worry about it. It isn't as if men were reasonable.

skyscraper
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Cool guys, thanks for the reports!

Matob Matobsen
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Got email with pictures from Honza. Will try to share em during weekend.

EDIT: all the prhotos from Honza are in the link Woodcutter post, sorry, didn´t know, so no more photos (I have like 3-4 more in my phone, but thats all..)

Shinsek
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Hello. This was my first DDM2 tournament and my placement seems to me right, considering my little experience and not perfect knowledge of the rules.

I still thank everyone for fairplay and warm welcome.

That said, my first 200vp battle was well described by Matob ... I made the beginner's mistake: I separated my troops by sending the human fighter lord against the drow captain, exposing too much Mordenkainen Puzzled

I have won 2 battles anyway and I am particularly satisfied with that against Slavek.
It was a tough fight in which I managed to make the most of the potential of my minis.
I kept the the human fighter lord at first line and Slavek attacked him with a Nightwalker Sinister, then teleported the second Nightwalker Sinister to instantly replace the first one.
Despite the high AC, the human fighter lord suffered several wounds due to necrotic aura, but in the meantime I managed to place a Mordenkainen's knife on both Sinisters (the second knife through anyspell by the wizard of turmish) neutralizing the tactic of teleporting.
Even the sage has been useful to convert the cold mordenkainen cone into fire and overcome the resistance of the enemy.

bshugg
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congrats to the top 4! Much better attendance than we had. I would like to once again extend a challenge the the EU winner to a game on VASSAL. Not sure if he posts here at DDMguild but if any of you could reach out to him and help set it up I would appreciate it! Willing to face anyone else that would like to battle as well.

tried
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Championship Map is Dragon Shrine.
Good luck everyone!

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bshugg
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Are you saying I have to battle him on VASSAL on Dragonshrine or was that the map you used at the EU event? Smile