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Dr. Grimwell's Crew at Henchman Hardcore/Enforcer Brawl

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We played a Henchman Hardcore and Enforcer Brawl Tournament in San Antonio this past weekend. Dr. Grimwell's crew performed very well. Special note: both starter set crews meet the requirements for a Henchman Hardcore crew.

In the Hardcore rounds I got 4th place. Game 1 versus a motley crew of gremlins I won on Turf War VP. Game 2 versus Barbaros and 3 Young Nephilim was different. I should have sat back and let them come to me, but I decided to charge in. Their flying abilities let them split my crew up and I got picked apart.

Game 3 was a tense match against Ten Thunders. Jorogumo charged early and killed the Dr. Nurse Heartsbane and an Orderly managed to kill Jorogumo (with Heartsbane doing most of the work.) She then charged at Sidir and had him on the ropes at the end of the round.

Game 4 found me fighting Arcanists, the Firestarter, an Oxfordian mage, Willie and a Gunsmith. I charged Willie early with Dr. Grimwell and Orderlies who could survive his fiery demise. Nurse Heartsbane ran interference on the FIrestarter and Mage (whom she killed). Dr. Grimwell and a lone order got Firestarter to 1 WD when the round was called. Game 4 ended in a 3-3 tie on VP. If I'd killed Firestarter I'd have earned 3rd place.

In the Enforcer Brawl Nurse Heartsbane pulled out an impressive (and shocking) 3rd place finish against the likes of Cojo, The Whiskey Golem, Bishop, Bete and a Mature Nephilim. Highlights include a one-turn kill on the Whiskey Golem and leaving Bishop with 1 WD in an attempt to get 2nd place.

Summary: Dr. Grimwell's crew is tanky. Very tanky. They can also do serious damage very quickly. Good tactical decisions and card management will make them a serious contender in just about any matchup. Even crews with a lot of  Black Blood models can be shocked as Dr. Grimwell's crew heals the burns at the end of the turn.

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Well played, sounds like a really fun tournament! I've never seen anything like those crews in a hench hardcore event. :D

 

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27 minutes ago, argailwall said:

what upgrades did you used? the crew is 18 points without upgrades

I'm betting a few doctors had debts to the guild for paying for med school. ;)

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2 hours ago, Ludvig said:

Well played, sounds like a really fun tournament! I've never seen anything like those crews in a hench hardcore event. :D

 

It was a blast! 45 minute rounds go by quicker than you think. No one else at the tournament had seen the starter crews played before, except for my sparring partners. They were impressed with Dr. Grimwell's crew and I have a better grasp of its strengths so I chose to run it over Angel Eyes' crew.

2 hours ago, argailwall said:

what upgrades did you used? the crew is 18 points without upgrades

I used Dr. Grimwell's Research Grant upgrade. The total was 19 points.

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Gotta admit, "very tanky" isn't the way I would have described that list at a glance.  Its amazing how a list will surprise you sometimes.  (I would have assumed it would struggle due to the lack of min dam 3 models).

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