Jason Young played a 35 point game using his mostly painted Ravyn force against my 35 point Borka list.
I call things my "35 point Borka list" because I tend to reserve characters and builds for specific warlocks and then only swap them out while testing new things. However, once I've locked in that build, I refer to it as "my list."
Borka Kegslayer (*5pts)
* Troll Impaler (5pts)
* Dire Troll Bomber (10pts)
Krielstone Bearer and 3 Stone Scribes (3pts)
* Krielstone Stone Scribe Elder (1pts)
Trollkin Champions (Leader and 4 Grunts) (10pts)
* Skaldi Bonehammer (3pts)
Trollkin Scouts (Leader and 5 Grunts) (5pts)
Trollkin Champion Hero (3pts)
For example, this list leans heavily on champions with Skaldi and a Hero to back them up. Scouts run up to skirmish along the front while the rest moves up implacably, supported by a krielstone and a bomber chucking bombs.
Faction: Retribution of Scyrah
Ravyn, Eternal Light (*6pts)
* Banshee (10pts)
* Manticore (8pts)
Mage Hunter Strikeforce (Leader and 9 Grunts) (8pts)
* Mage Hunter Commander (2pts)
Stormfall Archers (Leader and 3 Grunts) (5pts)
Ghost Sniper (2pts)
Mage Hunter Assassin (2pts)
Mage Hunter Assassin (2pts)
Jason's list features Ravyn. Ravyn gives the Mage Hunters extra distance on their ranged attacks via the spell Snipe, but I'm not as worried about that as I'm Troll tough and not fielding any warjacks (which they are specifically meant to target).
With Snipe, the Mage Hunters start picking off the Scouts, who are a paltry DEF 13 and the lowest ARM of anything on my side of the table (I need War Room to look up some of these numbers!)
Borka stays back as the scouts start to engage and eliminate Mage Hunters. Gang makes it possible, and they take a command check and fail.
Ravyn and the Banshee's and Manticore's guns start to eliminate and knockdown Scouts. In fact, I want them dead as knocked down means they're just going to get in the way.
The Champions also start to take the ranged hits, but they survive pretty well sitting on their comfortable ARM 20 (Base 16, Defensive Line +2, Krielstone aura +2)
The Scouts are unable to line up properly to get the necessary MAT to finish off the Mage Hunters. They need another Scout to engage their target, and positioning makes it difficult.
Champions go and charge the Manticore and the Stormfall archers, and the only reason I can think of for the Manticore still standing is that I missed the charge attack roll with Weaponmaster.
Weaponmasters NEED the charge attack to make significant damage on a heavy, especially when you can only fit in so many.
Scouts all die, but Ravyn is helping out in that department just to make sure, and so she continues to be trapped near the frontlines.
The Manticore and the Stormfall archers manage to eliminate the Champions while Borka tries to move his support and warbeasts into the fray.
Skaldi and the Hero have a go at Ravyn, but they're either too far or they flub the roll (surprise). More Mage Hunters die to Weaponmaster attacks (overkill) and Skaldi's granted ability to the champions to Overtake (not so much overkill)
One of the problems I have with playing as a Hordes faction is I'm still locked into the mentality that I need to use infantry and my 'jacks/'beasts support them. That's why sometimes I don't remember to bring my concentrated balls of force to the front lines.
OR maybe the two champions were two far. The Ghost sniper does manage to Deadly Shot three wounds into Skaldi.
Finally the Banshee comes and eliminates Skaldi.
Borka hides under the effects of Windwall and tries to protect the remainder of his forces.
Borka hides behind a champion as his warbeasts head to the front.
Borka casts Mosh Pit to knockdown targets when the model hits, and the champion succeeds in knocking down Ravyn.
There isn't much follow-up, however.
The Banshee takes out the offending champion.
Borka and the Bomber then step up, and if this doesn't do it, then nothing else did. I'll have to ask Jason.
Of course, I think the Banshee had a shot at Borka by using its Reach sword to target the larger based troll around the Mage Hunter, but that would have required focus, and Ravyn was holding onto dear life.
In the end, I think Borka got her.