Hooray, another Vassal batrep - because I am too lazy to go paint right now*.
Got in another Vassal game last night against Clexis again. We went with battleboxes, mainly to keep the game short. pDenny versus pKaya, and it wound up being a short game.
pKaya has some nice movement shenanigans available to her, and a really high Def. pDenny has a lot of arc nodes, and an ungodly feat. But it was an ugly game - I just could not hit the broad side of barn, even on the turn when I popped pDenny's feat. You would think that, with boosted dice, I could hit a 9 at least half the time, right? Naah.
I called it, when it got down to a crippled Slayer (with left arm remaining), a crippled Deathripper (movement left, nothing else), a crippled Defiler (just movement), and pDenny, versus a wounded (but not badly) pKaya, an Argus, and the Feral. We tried a couple of theorymachining, just to see if I could survive another turn and win, and pretty much any victory condition for me relied on dice rolls that were much less likely than a horse winning the Kentucky Derby after dropping dead in the starting gate.
Fun game, as always. I can't say that I learned much from it - I think my dice (well, Vassal dice) just were not on my side last night, and there is only so much you can do about that. I did not bank on a lot of luck for anything that I was doing, just getting average dice rolls, and, for the most part, they were not forthcoming.
I"m not blaming dice, per se, but when you have a couple of turns of "OKay, I have Focus 7, need to hit a 16 with the arced venom, I need 9s. I boost, miss. Buy another one, boosting. Miss. Okay then." there is only so much you can do. I got outplayed for part of it, and, I think, on average rolls, I still would have lost, but it would have been a much closer game. As it was, he had me cold, and we both knew it.
* Actually, this is not true. But I registered for AdeptiCon yesterday, and I want to spend a day or two thinking about army lists before I jump into a painting project, so I am not doing much painting until then.