Thought I'd post a quick game of Vanguard I did with a friend. He used my Abyssals (because his arent finished yet, at least mine are started) against my Goblins.
Scenario: 7. Power Stones; the usual 200 pts per side.
Biggit ↑ ↓ Command 1 37 x
Rare Rare Mount 1 8
Heavy Weapon 1 3
Wiz ↑ ↓ Spellcaster 1 29 x
Rare Healing Herbs 1 3
Lucky Charm 1 1
Troll ↑ ↓ Large 1 34 x
Rare Blade of Slashing 1 4
Rabble ↑ ↓ Grunt 1 8 x
May take a spear for +1pt. 1 1
Spitter ↑ ↓ Grunt 4 32 x
Luggit ↑ ↓ Warrior 4 40 x
Total Points: 200
Hellequin, Hellequin Boss, 3 Lower Abyssals, 2 Flamebearers, 2 Abyssal Guard, 1 Gargoyle, 1 Despoiler + 4 Lucky Charm => 200pts
I wondered about his list (no succubi? no wiz?) but I soon found its... powerful. I yielded mid of round 3.
First round I charged I took the lead by securing the middle stone by using power points wisely and the Wizards "Slink" spell which i took instead of "stun".
but second round he charged and immediately killed my troll with his hellequin boss which my Biggit couldnt bring down (even though I redid the "Slink" trick on him). End of round 2 my Biggit was done for, his other Hellequin had wounded my wiz and I had nothing left to kill the hellequins not to speak of the Despoiler...
both had shrugged off nearly all attacks and the retaliates were devastating.
at least i had killed off a few lower abyssals and a flamebearer.
we were not able to do another match (he came late) but now I wonder how to be able to counter his two hellequins. (the boss hits on TWO PLUS with his elite cav rule and has crushing strength on that speed and armor... wtf?)
yes, I rolled bad but if the hellequins are able to retaliate (with fury) the goblin taking the retaliate is done for. shooting at the hellequins is not really an option with the weak goblin spitters especially against the hellequins armor.
i will try a banggit but i guess i would need to get lucky to be able to hit his fast hellequins with it.
and in a scenario like power stones i also cannot dance around him with a mass of units because i need to be permanently at the stones...
anyway, i enjoyed the game and was happy to field some of the newly painted models.here a few (bad) pictures of the engagement