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#41 Raith

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 04:24 AM

CAMPAIGN UPDATE
After Action Report

*****

 

The sky boiled with violent black clouds, the wind held a cutting chill and threatened a driving rain. Into the gloom strode a figure cloaked in shadow and possessed of a cunning that few could withstand. The figures robes swirled in a breeze but not that raised by the roaring winds. Aizen swept his gaze over the agents of the alliance gathered before him, with nary a word he strode forth towards the waiting battle...

 

The action was intense over what has become the second last session of this Campaign, several participants now sit on four victories apiece and at the next weekend will receive one final chance to use Seek New Horizons and lay claim to their fifth victory, then in a special decider the victor of the campaign will become clear.

In amongst all of the campaign battles I managed to get in a fairly intense Light v Dark demo and I think I may have scored a new convert to the game, hopefully we’ll see them in the future, maybe for the next campaign? There was also a small friendly 150 level match that rounded out the weekend nicely.

For all those thinking of utilizing the rules for this Campaign once this is finished I will be giving the rules a bit of a rewrite after having seen what worked and what didn’t do so well for us so they should be nice and polished for anyone else to use.

 

*****

Match 1: 300 Levels (Sen v Mecha)
Special Battle: Neo-Abomination

Samael Forces: Fallen Angel Dinah, jnaiel, Bael, Konosuke, Dark Cheshire, Nahimana
Neo-Abomination: XII

The Abomnation was cornered near some ruins and it quickly claimed the elevated reaches managing to stay at range and toy with its opponents in a bloody war of hit and run.

 

Samael Score: 295
Neo-Abomination Score: 320

Match 2: 300 Levels (Mecha v Jordan)
Special Battle: Neo-Abomination

Wissenscraft Forces: Rayne, Hiro, Sophia Ilmora, Cordellia, Lorenzo, XII
Neo-Abomination: Aizen

Made of shadow, this Abomination launched a devastating attack against Lucanor’s forces. The Wissenscraft agents managed to give as good as they got and another of the pillar spawned creatures fell.

 

Wissenscraft Score: Special Result

Match 3: 300 Levels (Jordan v Sen)
Azur Alliance verses Samael
Special Battle: Come the Apocalypse

Azur Forces: Les Jaeger, Maximo, Aizen
Samael Forces: Fallen Angel Dinah, Janiel, Momiji, Konosuke, Dark Cheshire, Nahimana

While the skes above turned black and red with shadow and flame the agents of the Alliance and the hidden creatures of the world did battle. Admits the conflict Ligori discovered first hand what entering a pillar was like as the big man was thrown directly through one, the surface of the pillar rippled and swallowed the fighter before vomiting him out the other side to stumble headlong into a wall.

 

Azur Score: 345
Samael Score: 295

Match 4: 300 Levels (Jordan v Mecha)
Azur Alliance verses Wissenscraft
Special Battle: Unholy Atmosphere

Azur Forces: Colonel, Kirsten, Kyler, Cenette, Maximo Ligori, Aizen
Wissenscraft Forces: Assault Team, Hiro, Sophia Ilmora, Cordelia

Following the unexpected turmoil of the previous battle at one of the black pillars the Azur forces were ready to continue their mission only the Wissenscraft forces arrayed at them had a chance to stop them but the Alliance proved to strong.

 

Azur Score: Special Result

Match 5: 300 Levels (Isaac v Mecha)
Special Battle: Neo-Abomination

Samael Forces: Nahimana, Fallen Angel Dinah, Dark Cheshire, Konosuke, Janiel, Momiji
Neo-Abomination: XII

Around and around the members of Samael tried to bring their opponent to bear but the Abomination was to smart and cunning, eventually the Fallen Angel ordered a halt to the pursuit and the creature fled.

Final Score: No Result

Match 6: 200 Levels (Andrew v Jordan)
The Sacred Holy Empire verses The Azur Alliance
Special Battle: Outside Albidion

Empire Forces: Lilian Virgil, Erika, Claire, Daniella Meris
Azur Forces: Les Jaeger

Clustered together for mutual support and protection the forces of the Empire closed with their rebellious cousins. While early in the battle the Azur forces laid claim to the high ground they soon left their position to join the battle at hand. Despite all the skills of those present the overwatching agents of the Church stood quietly by, their was to be no heresy of magic in such a holy place.

 

Empire Score: 40
Azur Score: Special Inspiration Result: Energy Break

*****

Each player in the campaign selects a force of 400 levels, while they do not have to fully their roster at the beginning of the campaign once a purchase is made it is fixed unless a reward from a match allows a change. These 400 levels allow for an additional 40points of Advantage Cards, 1 Leader class unit and 2 Organizational advantages. The following information is the various Teams so far participating in the Campaign.

The Teams:

Mecha – Wissenscraft

Character Pool: XII, Lorenzo, Rayne, Alessa Raincross, Goethia (Pilot: Mauser), Hiro, Sophia Ilmora, Khaine D’Lacreu
Organizational Advantages: The Process, Lost Loggia
Advantage Cards: Nullem Lusec, Ord of Power, Fate Clock, Greater Life Potion, Aura, Raphael’s Gift, After Image, Dragons Blood, Supernatural Traps, Supernatural Weapon.
Team Cards: Assault Team

Accumulated Exploration Points: 3750
Spent Exploration Points: 2200
Exploration Rewards: Seek New Horizons (Used) x4
Influence Rewards: Discredit (Used)

Jordan – Azur Alliance

Character Pool: High Arbiter Arkeid, Reinhold, The Colonel, Kyler, Kirsten, Claude Valmore, Cenette, Elhaim (50)
Organizational Advantages: Shadow Lords, Organization
Advantage Cards: Dragons Blood, Tactical Advantage, Covert Operations, Nue, Piercing Weapon, Clock of Kronos
Team Cards: Les Jaeger

Accumulated Exploration Points: 4775
Spent Exploration Points: 4200
Exploration Rewards: Mark of Gabriel (Used) x4, Seek New Horizons (Used) x4 Change of Orders (Used, Elhaim), Change of Orders (Used, Arkeid & Elhaim)
Influence Rewards: Command Presence (Used), Seals of the Dragon, Energy Break

Fallecs – Wissenscraft (Team Swap)

Character Pool: XII, Lorenzo, Rayne, Valis, Allessa, Cordellia
Organizational Advantages: The Process, Lost Loggia
Advantage Cards: Orb of Power, Healing Potion, Supernatural Weapon, Combined Combat, Doom Clock
Team Cards: Assault Team

Accumulated Exploration Points: 105
Spent Exploration Points: 0

Isaac - Samael

Character Pool: Fallen Angel Dinah, Bael, Momiji, Nahimana, Shinigami Ayl, Konosuke, Janiel, Cheshire (5 points unspent)
Organizational Advantages: Mystic
Advantage Cards: Protective Shield, Supernatural Weapon, Control Bound, Combined Combat, Nephiros (15 points unspent)
Team Cards: None

Accumulated Exploration Points: 2020
Spent Exploration Points: 1200
Rewards Bought: Seek New Horizons (Used) x2

Andrew - Empire

Character Pool: Daniella, Erika, Claire, Lilian (225 points unspent)
Organizational Advantages: Combat Mastery, Imperial Armour
Advantage Cards: 2x Supernatural Weapon, Gabriel’s Gift, Pool of Life, Mikael’s Tears
Team Cards: None

Accumulated Exploration Points: 455
Spent Exploration Points: 0
Influence Rewards: Exodus, Illusion of the Mirror

Sen - Samael

Character Pool: Cheshire, Momiji, Bael, Konosuke, Shinigami Ayl, Fallen Angel Ophiel, Nahimana, Janiel, Fire Demon (45 points unspent)
Organizational Advantages: Supernatural Mastery, Mystic
Advantage Cards: Dawn of the Dark, Life Potion, Aberration, Nephiros, Raphael’s Gift (10 points unspent)
Team Cards: None

Accumulated Exploration Points: 4255
Spent Exploration Points: 3065
Exploration Rewards: Seek New Horizons (Used) x2
Influence Rewards: Protection (Used), Beyond Reality, Curse (Used), Toll (Used), Fascination, Prince of Thieves

Kyris - Empire

Character Pool: Samiel, Kronen, Daniella, Iosara (215 points unspent)
Organizational Advantages: Empresses Chosen, Critical Mastery
Advantage Cards: Life Potion, Logistics, Tactics (20 points unspent)
Team Cards: None

Accumulated Exploration Points: 1210
Spent Exploration Points: 0

Ayo - Church

Character Pool: Damien, Justina, Xavier, Marchosias, Saint Hazael, Church Agent (30), Church Agent (30), Alius (40), Alius (35) (0 points unspent)
Organizational Advantages: Divine Mediation, Unshakable Faith
Advantage Cards: Elemental Weapons, After Image, Energy Orb, Power Source (0 points unspent)
Team Cards: Damien and Justina

Accumulated Exploration Points: 805
Spent Exploration Points: 300
Exploration Rewards: Seals of the Dragon
Influence Rewards: Change of Orders

- Raith



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Posted 06 September 2011 - 03:04 PM

CAMPAIGN WEEKEND #16

THE END GAME

Saturday and Sunday 17th and 18th of September 

 

The great black pillars that had spawned great abominations shivered with an unheard noise, the knowledge of thier purpose was close to being revealed but those who gazed upon the objects could all feel that something else was about to happen...

For all those who came in late... Saturday and Sunday, the 17th and 18th of September, Mind Games (City Store) will be hosting the next (And hopefully final) Campaign Weekend for Dark is the Fallen Sky.  

With the last round of action three players are on the cusp of unlocking the secrets of the Black Pillars, but will they be in time?

In addition to these days being used by the Campaigners they are also a good time to come and learn about Anima Tactics in general, play a game, have a demonstration, talk about the mini's and how you go about painting/assembling them.

Location:
Mind Games, Melbourne,. 244 Swanston Street in the heart of the CBD, Victoria, Australia.

Time:
1:00pm till 5:30pm, September August 17 and Sunday September 18

For specific information post questions here or email: freeagent005@gmail.com

- Raith



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Posted 15 September 2011 - 06:04 PM

 CAMPAIGN WEEKEND #16

THE END GAME

Event Postponed

Due to serious illness with a viral infection that landed me in hospital the listed dates for Campaign Weekend 16 is being postponed temporarily so that I can make a complete recovery. I will post an update with new dates for the event as soon as I can confirm an appropriate weekend.

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 04:15 PM

 CAMPAIGN WEEKEND #16

THE END GAME

New Dates! October 8th and 9th

For all those who came in late...

There are some new dates for the final of this Campaign, October 8th and 9th are the new days, time and location remains the same!

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 03:16 AM

CAMPAIGN UPDATE

CONCLUSION

Dark is the Fallen Sky

 

After Action Report

*****

 ...cracks of light rippled over the surface of the pillar like lightning. One moment everything had been as before as the blood soaked Abominations towered over the assembled Wissenscraft and Samael forces. With a shudder the pillar shattered falling in half with a terrible moan as a blast of grave chilled air swept out to blanket the land.

 


Its taken a little more time than originally planned though not too many more weekends than I had thought for a conclusion to finally be reached in Dark is the Fallen Sky, and what a conclusion! Following a short game to get some final points we had three players all paused to make a run for the final mission of their separate tasks, Mecha (Wissenscraft), sen (Samael) and Jordan (Azur). All of them had struggled with their missions, for Sen and Meha they felt the pain through their regular missions while Jordan scraped through his goals. In the end while fighting off the other two Jordan claimed victory using a slightly modified scoring system to take into account Victory Points and the number of turns each team took in thier final match.

For his efforts Jordan won a LE Khaine, a $50 Gift Voucher and his choice of an "As yet to be decided" Advantage Card.

 

*****

Match 1: 300 Levels (Jordn v Mecha)
Azur Alliance verses Wissenscraft
Special Battle: The Wake

 

Azur Forces: High Arbiter Aizen, Maximo Ligori, Les Jaeger
Wissenscraft Forces: Assault Team, Hiro, Khaine D'Lacreu, Cordellia Rosalind

 

The Azur forces proceeded straight forward, their mission, to take a specific enemy amungst their opponents. Wissenscraft headed up onto a short ruined wall to take firing positions. Ligori and Kyler moved out n front the big warrior hoping to draw fire and the assassin using his stealth to keep unseen.

Despite their efforts Wissenscraft broke through the heavy combatants of the Alliance and managed to sneak away to safety.

Azur Score: 135
Wissenscraft Score: Inspiration - Command Presence

 

Match 2: 300 Levels (Mecha v Jordan)
Special Battle: Neo-Abomination

 

Wissenscraft Forces: Assault Team, Hiro, Goethis (x/Mauser), Sophia Ilmora
Neo-Abomination: Aizen

 

The Pillar had crashed amid a series of sprawling ruins that forced the leader of Wissenscraft to break up his team into a pair of smaller forces.

While seeming like a good strategy their opponent was more than eager to close with the smaller groups and despite the thunderous attacks from Lorenzo and Hiro knocking the abomination about the field it proceeded to rip apart its opponents completely.

Abomination Score: Inspiration - Distraction

 

Match 3: 300 Levels (Sen v Jordan)
Special Battle: Neo-Abomination

 

Samael Forces: Fallen Angel Dinah, Janiel, Momiji, Konosuke, Dark Cheshire, Nahimana
Neo-Abomination: Aizen

 

In some form of strange synchronicity the Black Pillar soon spat out the same Abomination to face its enemies in another battle. The change in terrain and a more coordinated assault by the agents of Samael keep the Abomination back and forced it to constantly fall away from conflict and use its dark powers to cloak its form and even adopt the powers of those previously slain.

After a final assault by the Abomination, Samael was finally able to bring its heavy hitters to bare and scrape in a victory for their forces.

Samael Score: Special Result (Victory after 9 turns)

 

Match 4: 300 Levels (Jordan v Mecha)
The Azur Alliance versus Wissenscraft
Special Battle: Unholy Atmosphere

 

Azur Forces: High Arbiter Aizen, Les Jaeger, Maximo Ligori
Wissenscraft Forces: Assault Team, Hiro, Sophia Ilmora, Goethia (w/Mauser)

 

For what was sure to be the very last match and with Sunday afternoon quickly dying both teams pulled out all the stops employing all their accumulated Inspirations and any excess Exploration points. Jordan marked in battle with 3x A Good Nights Sleep, 1x Acrobatics Training (for Maximo), Kirsten acting a Distraction for the Wissenscraft men while enacting her Draconic pact while Maximo used the reward Energy Break.

Having suffered a number of significant downs in the previous battle Mecha revived his men with Inspiration rewards and counted his blessings as the Beryl's Mikael and Uriel provided their Marks for his cause.

Dark clouds of energy sapped the life from the very air as the Alliance took to their field. Their opponents battered from earlier confrontations rallied and called upon the hidden Beryl's for help but quickly found themselves at a disadvantage as Lorenzo succumbed to the unholy atmosphere and the doom emanating from the Pillar.

Under the cloak of clouds Aizen waded into the enemy and brought his talents to the fore crushing his opponents in short order, enough to secure the Pillar for the Alliance to study at their leisure and finally determine a way to either harness their corrupting power or to prevent them from falling into other hands.

Final Score: Azur Victory (after 6 turns)

 

*****

Each player in the campaign selects a force of 400 levels, while they do not have to fully their roster at the beginning of the campaign once a purchase is made it is fixed unless a reward from a match allows a change. These 400 levels allow for an additional 40points of Advantage Cards, 1 Leader class unit and 2 Organizational advantages. The following information is the various Teams so far participating in the Campaign.

The Teams:

Mecha – Wissenscraft

 

Character Pool: XII, Lorenzo, Rayne, Alessa Raincross, Goethia (Pilot: Mauser), Hiro, Sophia Ilmora, Khaine D’Lacreu
Organizational Advantages: The Process, Lost Loggia
Advantage Cards: Nullem Lusec, Ord of Power, Fate Clock, Greater Life Potion, Aura, Raphael’s Gift, After Image, Dragons Blood, Supernatural Traps, Supernatural Weapon.
Team Cards: Assault Team

 

Final Exploration Points: 3850
Exploration Rewards: Seek New Horizons (Used) x5, Mark of Mikael (Used) x2, Mark of Uriel (Used) x2
Influence Rewards: Discredit (Used)

 

Jordan – Azur Alliance

 

Character Pool: High Arbiter Aisen, Reinhold, The Colonel, Kyler, Kirsten, Claude Valmore, Cenette, Drake
Organizational Advantages: Shadow Lords, Organization
Advantage Cards: Dragons Blood, Tactical Advantage, Covert Operations, Nue, Piercing Weapon, Clock of Kronos
Team Cards: Les Jaeger

 

Final Exploration Points: 5060
Exploration Rewards: Mark of Gabriel (Used) x4, Seek New Horizons (Used) x5, Change of Orders (Used, Elhaim), Change of Orders (Used, Arkeid & Elhaim), Good Nights Sleep (Used) x3, Acrobatics Training (Used)
Influence Rewards: Command Presence (Used), Seals of the Dragon (Used), Energy Break (Used), Distraction (Used)

 

Fallecs – Wissenscraft (Team Swap)

Character Pool: XII, Lorenzo, Rayne, Valis, Allessa, Cordellia
Organizational Advantages: The Process, Lost Loggia
Advantage Cards: Orb of Power, Healing Potion, Supernatural Weapon, Combined Combat, Doom Clock
Team Cards: Assault Team

Final Exploration Points: 105

Isaac - Samael

Character Pool: Fallen Angel Dinah, Bael, Momiji, Nahimana, Shinigami Ayl, Konosuke, Janiel, Cheshire (5 points unspent)
Organizational Advantages: Mystic
Advantage Cards: Protective Shield, Supernatural Weapon, Control Bound, Combined Combat, Nephiros (15 points unspent)
Team Cards: None

Final Exploration Points: 2020
Rewards Bought: Seek New Horizons (Used) x2

Andrew - Empire

Character Pool: Daniella, Erika, Claire, Lilian (225 points unspent)
Organizational Advantages: Combat Mastery, Imperial Armour
Advantage Cards: 2x Supernatural Weapon, Gabriel’s Gift, Pool of Life, Mikael’s Tears
Team Cards: None

Final Exploration Points: 455
Influence Rewards: Exodus, Illusion of the Mirror

Sen - Samael

Character Pool: Cheshire, Momiji, Bael, Konosuke, Shinigami Ayl, Fallen Angel Ophiel, Nahimana, Janiel, Fire Demon (45 points unspent)
Organizational Advantages: Supernatural Mastery, Mystic
Advantage Cards: Dawn of the Dark, Life Potion, Aberration, Nephiros, Raphael’s Gift (10 points unspent)
Team Cards: None

Final Exploration Points: 4255
Exploration Rewards: Seek New Horizons (Used) x2
Influence Rewards: Protection (Used), Beyond Reality, Curse (Used), Toll (Used), Fascination, Prince of Thieves

Kyris - Empire

Character Pool: Samiel, Kronen, Daniella, Iosara (215 points unspent)
Organizational Advantages: Empresses Chosen, Critical Mastery
Advantage Cards: Life Potion, Logistics, Tactics (20 points unspent)
Team Cards: None

Final Exploration Points: 1210

Ayo - Church

Character Pool: Damien, Justina, Xavier, Marchosias, Saint Hazael, Church Agent (30), Church Agent (30), Alius (40), Alius (35) (0 points unspent)
Organizational Advantages: Divine Mediation, Unshakable Faith
Advantage Cards: Elemental Weapons, After Image, Energy Orb, Power Source (0 points unspent)
Team Cards: Damien and Justina

Final Exploration Points: 805
Exploration Rewards: Seals of the Dragon
Influence Rewards: Change of Orders

*****

Finally, while not related to the campaign during the afternoon on the second day I actually got to play a match.

Empire (Samiel, Odin, Cerberos Division, Grevier)
verses
Black Sun (Promethia, Styx, 3x Type 5, Raziel, Clover, Arkham)

It was an awesome little match while it lasted, I made an early mistake and didn't deploy Daniella with a clear enough line of sight so she had to run away from Clover, effectively skipping a turn of shooting, but she did manage to take down a Type 5 and the exploding fun began. Samiel and Grevier jumped into the fight with Raziel, Arkhamm the remaining Type 5's and Clover. Using power core kept Samiel alive for a little but the detonations from the Type 5's and Arkham's attacks did a lot of damage to everyone, except Odin who waded into the brawl and Samiel died completely. At the point the game was called the overwhelming melee skill of the Empire seemed to have the upper hand...

*****

For now the campaigning is over but soon their will be a new campaign beginning.  For those who have been keeping track of this thread thanks!  I know some of you are wanting to use the rules from this campaign, in the next couple of weeks I will be reviewing the rules with all the little clarrifications, spelling corrections, oversights and odd and ends I've missed to represent a nice rounded out set for use by others, their wont be much of a change, though the Abomination will be getting its own set of stats!

For anyone in the Melbourne (Australia) area in the meantime, check out my Demo thread to see if anything is happening, this coming weekend I'm having a special little party for those who joined the campaign and anyone else who wants to come along.  Details will appear in the other thread.

Thanks for reading!

- Raith

 






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