Ben had picked up the Misaki box set during Gencon and had it together and partially painted. He asked if I minded giving him some pointers on playing Misaki, then settled for the fact I don't know too much more than he does. Knowing he was diving into a new crew, new master, and testing things out I did not want to take anything tournament-ish against him. I also prefer to not play same-faction games, which left me in a fair quandary. The lists I wanted to play most were either tournament-ish hard (I have some new ideas on tournament lists with some of the new models) or are Ten Thunders. After digging around a bit I decided I would bring Kaeris out and throw her against Misaki. I thought I could piece together a nice crew to challenge Ben a bit and still give him an opportunity to play around with Misaki.
Our crews were:
Bill - Kaeris, 2x Gunsmiths, Johan, Union Miner, Kang, 5 Stones
- Claim Jump, Stake Claim (shard rock marked above), Sabotage (rubble to the right of Claim)
- Slaughter, Assassinate, Stake Claim (plateau in the rear left)
|Misaki crew and deployment - Damn Shang is big|
At the end of the game it ended up a win to Kaeris 8/2.
Kaeris: Claim Jump - 4, Stake Claim - 2, Sabotage - 2
Misaki: Slaughter - 0, Assassinate - 2, Stake Claim - 0
Ben's deck really tore him up in this game, with him catching some horrible strings of cards. Even with those cards, his crew was reliably tearing into my Kaeris crew and the only model on my side who was left unscathed was the union miner. I can certainly see the synergy and strength of Torakage and Archers in Ben's list.
Overall, this game really made me look forward to getting Misaki back out on the table and get more games under my belt!!!