Bringning my big bad Butcher3 Jaws-Vlad2 wolves pairing to a local steamroller (I think we will have at least 3 WTC players there). Will let you guys know how it goes.....I am assuming with all that shooting that I am dropping B3 every game. Run right at their caster. Love it.
Game 2 - Lost to Vlad3 running Khador lite (judicator and archons) on clock. Brain fart extraordinaire by me. Up 4-0. No way for him to scrore enough to tie (much less win). Just clock it back twice. Grrr.
Game 3 - Lost to Jalaam but I was tired. Went for the kill a flank and win. Left the Road hog on like 6 trying to kill it under feat. First time against him so wouldn't do that again.
I use the Butcher list (and going to think about some tweaks) as an anti-shooting list. Dropped it into Trolls because his lists were Kolgrimka with a bunch of shooting and then Doomie 2 with a bunnch of beasts and Mulg. I did NOT like Mulg in that list but figured that in a worst case scenario would figure it out. Silence of death helps butcher with tough. The whole Idea of the Butcher list is that he hides behind base to base devestators and just starts working his way up the board. They have to send SO MUCH resources into getting ride of them. If they do that then butcher kills that stuff easily. I almost always get their shooting (and drop butcher3) because they have to kill doomreavers.
Same thing in the Vlad3 drop. His off list was, if I recall, Karchev with a much of mauraders. I had that pretty well on drop since Butcher outhreats Karchev's jacks if I don't give him easy road to war (and I don't have to. THe squishy support would have just stayed WAY back in that game). The SKorn player in game three had Jalaam and Mordikar.
One thing I got screwed with yesterday is that I played into 2 wide scenarios out of three. Almost impossible for Butcher to keep the jacks in control for the whole game because he really need to go get work done and that is likely going to be going to one side of the other. In the second game I don't think I had a jack in control because butcher could (and did) clear a zone to get up on scenario but that left jacks just trying to chip down big bad judicator.