Latest game of m3e tonight: sonnia versus Von Schill.
First time I'd played against Outcasts and this opponent, so everything was totally new.
I took sonnia, sameal, a Handler, a thrall, two stalkers, a peacekeeper and and the purifying flame, with 6 stones. My opponent took von schill, some big dude with a classical Greek sounding name, a powered suit guy, a librarian, a trapper, two freikorps rifle dudes, the luggage, a few upgrades and 4 stones.
Strat was Cursed idols, schemes were harness the ley lines, deliver a message, breakthrough, and two others which didn't come into it.
The first turn was the usual jockeying for position. The big hill in the middle stopped us from much, and the first idol dropped on the far right flank, leaving my stalker and one of my opponents riflemen to run after it. In turn two i would pitch it over the line fir one point as another fell in the same spot, but he would be sniped off before i could anything with it.
The main action was in the middle. In turn two the Thrall moved up with the Handlers push, then charged into von schill and two shotted him into paste.
This was not what i wanted, given i picked Deliver a Message. But it happened, and i can't say it didn't help. What followed my me pouring righteous fire from Sonnia and Sam into the Outcast lines. The Librarian fell pretty quickly, followed in the preceding turns by a rifleman, the luggage, and the big dude who, to rub salt in, was used to summon another thrall.
While this 2as happening i managed to drop 3 scheme markers from the stalker, handler and peacekeeper to score from Leylines, while my opponent got another point sending the strong arm suit over my line to Deliver a Message to Sonnia.
In the last two turns the Idols dropped almost on top of my models, allowing me to score again, while my opponent did the same on the far right flank with his lone rifleman. And it came down to Sonnia in melee with the strong arm suit in the middle. She managed to disengage with only a weak damage, allowing her ti reach the middle and drop the last scheme marker to let me score one more time on leylines when the strong arm followed her, delivering a second message.
Final score: four each and one hell of a game. My opponent only had three models left on the table at the end, and o ly one of them uninjured. He did one hell of a job coming back fro. A horrendous second turn.