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Just wanted to ask you guys a question here
Finished a game from last night, against my usual High Elves opponent. We usually play between 2k and 3k games. It was a 3k game, and he was trying a new build with lots of cavalry, star dragon and tyrion and I had more of my normal setup of Valika, a lvl 4 and a lvl 2 and then a mixed group of marauders, horsemen, warriors knights and dragon ogres.
I was able to pull off a marginal victory despite some bad rolling on both sides (his combat rolls were horrid, my defensive rolls were horrid...I failed more 2+ armor saves than I did 4+ armor saves) I had 5 miscasts and no IF with a lvl 4 and a lvl 2 as well, but other than that it was a pretty average game.
My question is: do you guys who play a lvl 4 MoT Sorc find that your commonly played opponents are expecting gateway too much? Last night in the 3k game my opponent had 4 dispell scrolls....of which he saved each one only when I got gateway off (which due to the massive miscasts wasn't as much as I would have liked)
I think he dispelled 3 of my gateways, he never burned up his 4th scroll before his mages got killed.
For the price of 80 points (since those HE scrolls are cheaper) he would pretty much be able to lockdown a gateway unless it was Irresistable Force (which sadly I did not get any of).
Do you guys still think its worth tooling up a 400ish point lord with all the fixings when your only shot to get off a Gateway is when its IF?
He had enough DD that game to nullify most of my FFoT missles, and sadly I did not get Pandamonium on either mage, but I'd have to say during that game my mages were pretty ineffective. The same thing had happened the game before where my 600 points of mages are finding it harder and harder to get any points back due to scroll blockage.
Do you guys find that gateway is still effective know that everyone knows about it and can throw 75-100 points worth of scrolls at it to pretty much shut it down?
That is 100% the reason I play with a deamonprince with a BSBon a disk/flail buddy. That way when hes busy saving scrolls to stop gateway (mind you the IF goes of alot normally) They can do some machine hunting/Rear Charging so they can make their points back in other ways.
Well, my normal opponants know i will spam gateway, and indeed, they safe there scrolls for it. The trick is to make it harder. Normaly i use buboes on there scroll caddys, to either let the burn a scroll, or lose the caddy
If i take a level 4 Tzeentch sorcerer then they expect me to spam gateway.
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