I had a thread running a couple of months ago, documenting my games in preperation for regional championships. Well my meta is practically dead at the moment and I didn't play for a couple of months.
The regional championships were yesterday. I got to play two games before the championships. I had no games with new A&G (with or against) and no games with post nerf Harry. I went with Minx as my union choice as I played with her for roughly the first half of Season 3. I don't like taking models I am not intimately familiar with to a competitive event so A&G was a no go. On paper, Harry doesn't do what I want him to do reliably anymore (KD's and Damage) and I value the other parts of his card less in Butchers.
Since I wasn't taking Harry, I didn't take VOx. He feels worse without Harry.
Even before the tournament, I was heavily considering playing Morticias but in the end I went with butchers.
The 10 I took was Fillet, Ox, Princess, Meathook, Boiler, OBrisket, VBrisket, Tenderiser, Boar, and Minx.
I took the same 6 all my games: Fillet, Princess, Boiler, Meathook, OBrisket, and Minx.
I'm not going to go very in depth in my games as they are foggy by now and I had a 9 and a half hour drive and only slept maybe 3 hours.
Round 1 was against Union. He chose: Trisket, Coin, Benny, Decimate, Mist and Minx.
He received and I kicked with Fillet. He went fairly early with the Trisket goal. I was able to threaten to box him in so he took UM on Boiler. Tooled up Fillet took her out. Brisket held onto the ball for a while but he was able to score with Mist again. I Who Are Ya'd Mist and Minx took him out. I also killed Minx that turn. He took out Meathook. Next turn I was able to kill Decimate and Benny with Fillet. He kills my Minx. His Minx was on 6 and and Boiler was in walking range and I had 8 momentum. Brisket had the ball and I had activation advantage. She couldn't score but she gets the ball to Boiler who sprints up for a 3 dice tap in for the win.
Next round was against a fish team consisting of: Shark, Tentacles, Greyscales, Sakana, Hag and OSiren.
He chooses to kick and kicks with Shark. I'm able to get the ball with Meathook and get it to Boiler who is able to dodge outside of Sharks threat. I tool up Fillet as well. He moves some people up with Hag, including Shark. I get the ball to Minx who dodges further away from Shark. She'll be threatened by Greyscales next turn however. I use Fillet last and kill Sakana. He attempts to kill the dog but leaves him on 1 due to choosing a momentous dodge over 1 dmg once. I win the roll off. I'm able to kill shark first activation with Fillet and take 6 inf off the table. He gets the ball with Greyscales and scores. I give it to Brisket. The ball is dead this turn. I use Meathook and Minx to put some damage into Hag and put hooked, snared and seething Banshee on her. Boiler finishes her off. He brings in Shark and is able to get the ball off Brisket and score. I send the ball up the field to where I have Boiler, Meathook, Minx and Princess. Minx gets it and scores.
Last game was against another Union.
He took: VRage, Strongbox, Benny, Gutter, Mit and A&G. I end up kicking. I kick with Fillet and stay outside of Rages threat. Kick scatter is less than ideal. He does some passing around and it ends up on Mist who scores. I set up Fillet and save her for last. I have an option of going after Vrage or Gutter/A&G/Strongbox. I go for the trio because I'm going to get intitiative and can take out Rage. I take out Gutter and Strongbox, putting some damage on A&G as well. I win iniative. He doesn't put any on rage and 5 on A&G. I kill A&G with Fillet. He uses Gutter to get the ball which is near Brisket to keep her from attempting a goal run. I use Minx to do some damage to rage and tie him up. We position. Some pepole around. I get the ball with Brisket and send it up his field and it scatters to Fillet. I go first again. I kill Rage but it takes my full stack to do it so Fillet can't ditch the ball so some one can score. He takes Minx out with A&G. Boiler puts damage into Mist along with Meathook for the takeout. Boiler walks to engage A&G and Bleeds him. He wins intiative. VRage comes back on and kills Fillet. He is unable to kill Meathook with A&G and leaves her on 1. He is unable to pick up Greede. The dog engages Avarisse. Benny kills Meathook.Boiler kills Avarisse, walks up to Greede and does some damage and bleed. Min charges Greede and rolls a killer roll and leaves Greede on 2 with bleed and no way to clear.
Really great games. I had a fun time. Still slightly undecided on going to nationals or not, but I do plan to play more games. Probably on Vassal. Don't know if I'll play Butchers if I go, but I don't think they are in a terrible spot but they definitely havery a rough time with their lack of good 2" melee.
Anyways, figured I'd give an update.