By now you’ve seen the army background of my Iosians, and gotten a handle on my irregular update schedule. I’ll be working on both much more in the coming weeks.
I feel my Templecon and army goals have been progressing nicely over the last few weeks. I’ve had several games with Garryth, and a few with Vyros since I picked my caster via The Box. Needless to say, most of these games have not gone well. My two games with Vyros consisted of me getting steamrolled by a Jack heavy Kreoss2 list. Last week’s game with Garryth was like running into a brick wall of Trollbloods, with me unable to dent the army or get an assassination line. The previous week’s game with Garryth was a win, but not an easy one. In my opponent’s lust to kill the Mage Hunter Assassin flanking him, he opened up Irusk to three lanes of assassination. I was able to use my few remaining Halberdiers to let Garryth get a few pistol shots off, then tore Irusk apart with Narn. Had those failed, I had a Griffon missile waiting with 2 focus to seal the deal. A good fight and a good win, but I hadn’t planned on it. I hadn’t really had much of a plan really, which I think is a bad habit I need to break, especially if I plan to use assassination casters in the future.
So, after a few games I’m doubting that Garryth will work for me. It may be that I don’t have the will to build an army solely to deliver him (smacks of netdecking), or that I just prefer more backfield and support oriented casters. I’ve been debating switching casters for Templecon, with Vyros (despite the losses) and Kaelyssa looking like good picks. The advantage of a theme (not a tier) army is that they fit with most any caster.
I will try Kaelyssa out this Thursday, and see how I do.