Got some alchemists games for you all! They are my "Home Team" at my local store while I finally paint up my Hunters. Store might be changing venues soon, but in the mean time I've played a decent number.
These are from a few weeks ago, against a ratcatchers player. Looking to pick them up myself soon, so it was nice to see them in action.
Game 17, Nu Brand Gaming (5/24/18) (16/35 for 2018)
Smoke, flask, Mercury, calculus, vKat, crucible.
Piper, squeak, vgraves, scourge, pelage, skulk
I kick off with smoke, and try to make it somewhat annoying to get the ball. Didn't have to try to hard, as rats miss their first two passes, and the ball is right in front of smoke. I take some time on the clock to measure it out, and then even more to see if it's a good idea, but I decide I shouldn't waist the opportunity, so smoke spreads some fire love that merc placed earlier then scores a goal, and dodges away from the punchy rat people.
Rats spend the rest of the turn trying to surround smoke for next turn. She takes some damage.
Turn 2, and vKat gets a charge off on the diseased scourge. He takes him out with 3 swings, but I realize now that this was a misplay in rules, intensify still suffers -1 Dmg from tough hide. It's a big swing obviously, and I would not have got the takeout without it, although I think Mercury could have got the remaining damage through next activation. Still, on the day it was now 8-2 alchs.
Smoke eventually escapes the rats with a smoke bomb, so they start to focus on calculus. Pelage gets reveried to score at the end of the turn. 8-6. Flask attempts to pass the ball up, and while he misses, it's still forward enough.
I try to be cute and get another witness me, which fails. Piper tries to get a kill on calculus, but fails. Crucible passes to Smoke who finishes the game with a bonus timed snapshot.
2 smoke goal, witness on scourge
Witness points, pelage goal
Smoke getting a freebie of a goal turn 1 certainly helped, and a successful witness swings the score so quickly. Rats couldn't get a scrum going, and were down in goals. Straightforward win.
We re-rack, I bring out the golden boy. Opponent stays the same.
Game 18, Nu Brand Gaming (5/24/18) (17/35 for 2018)
Midas, flask, calculus, okat, vitriol, compound.
Piper, squeak, skulk, pelage, scourge, vgraves.
I'm kicking off again, this time with vitriol. She places it as close to the line as possible.
Rats decide to leave the ball for a turn, but move up skulk. A little annoying to play around him (I can't take a dodge or else he comes and crowds me out), but vitriol doesn't miss a chance to take an early lead and scores, despite being down a die. 4-0. It does eat some clock though.
Rats respond by moving up piper, scourge and pelage (who has the ball) to smack vitriol. Once she gets kd, it's short work. 4-2
V graves runs over to start on calculus. OKat gets pushed up my Midas to start on Skulk.
OKat goes and tries to get a nice external combustion off with the kd Skulk, but it doesn't quite cover his team in fire like I wanted. Still, skulk is down to 1 or 2. Rats move the ball over to graves, and move into Calculus. Midas attempts to get the ball, but I also want to get those last few points on Skulk too, so in the end while he gets the kill, he's stuck in the ruck and the ball is still with the rats. 6-2. Piper gets vGraves to score, engaging Compound but still scoring. Vitriol moves up on the right, and flask kicks the ball to space. Trundle bot then gets circled by a few players as well.
Skulk comes back on to attempt to stop the vitriol goal, and I'm running low on time. OKat goes first to kd him, and she does eventually score. 10-6 vGraves and compound ineffectively stare at each other (should have used glut mass to reestablish the counter charge) Meanwhile Midas and Calculus are fighting an increasingly desperate battle against piper, and pelage, while Flask gets taken out by squeak and scourge. This and a few clock points make it 10-11.
So it comes down to a dice off, which my opponent wins. He has a loaded piper, who gets some dodges off of Midas/Calculus, passes to an on fire scourge, and reverie's him into range. The two die goal however misses as his clock expires. OKat only needs 2 inf to defeat skulk a second time.
Vitriol goals x 2, skulk x 2.
Vitriol, Flask, v graves goal, 4x clock
He might have had a better play going for the takeout on calculus with his last chance activation, but a 75% chance to win in the nail biter finish is still pretty good.
Two more games against Blacksmiths are in the works.