Monday, 18 June 2012

Damn medusas

I had her on the ropes. There was, like, four of my human army against one of her and goddammit I thought I was in for an easy kill and then off for ice cream. Didn't turn out that way.

That's what Song of Blades and Heroes offers - a game that can be unpredictable if you make a wrong strategic decision. So where did I go wrong? I had a Cleric, a Warmage an Undead Hunter and a Leader. What I should have done is moved my Leader behind my ranged spammers and left her to just chillax and sip a latte while I spewed forth magic and arrows into that bitch's face. This would have been wise because if the Leader is killed, everyone makes a morale roll.

So here's where I went badly wrong.

As if some drunk toddler possessed me for that brief moment, I had my Leader charge the hill where the lone Medusa stood. I can only imagine the other troops looked on in a mix of horror, awe and confusion as their fair leader failed to land a blow on the mythical creature- instead Medusa threw her to the ground.

What followed sucked.

Medusa rolled 3 activations. She launched a power attack against the prone Leader. She hit, but not by double, which would normally be the amount it takes to kill someone. Of course, Medusa has the Assassin ability. You can probably guess what that does. So my Leader lay on the hill in a bloody heap. The Cleric and Warmage pussied out on me and fled, leaving the Undead Hunter to take a quick pot shot at the Medusa. Fail. Medusa rolls 3 activations and fires and aimed shot. Undead hunter takes one through the eye.

Epic fail.