Played Rob on Friday, since he has expressed serious interest in the game, and I wanted to teach it, and play a big enough game for him to get some feel for it's play. We chose a 25 point game.
I played Cryx, and ran the following list:
Min. Bane Thralls
General assassination list. If Deneghra can't do it, the Pistol Wraiths will help. Other things are there to handle random threats.
Rob, his first time trying Khador, chose the following:
Rob just chose things he thought looked cool, simply because this was his first time playing beyond the starter boxes.
I took no pictures of this game, for two reasons. One, because I was trying to teach, and two, because we had to proxy most of Rob's models. He took a few however, found here.
First game, went exactly according to plan. I set up, ran a jack up, and started unloading on Zerkova. Feat, then 3 venoms, meant I was doing 2d6-3, 2d6-3, and 3d6-3 damage to Zerkova, who doesn't have a lot. Of course, I do 5. Yes, 5 total damage. Not so good. Thankfully, the pistol wraiths were there. They finished the job.
Of course, Rob didn't fully read Zerkova's card- she had a spell (that I didn't know about, since I don't play Khador), to make her un-targetable by spells. I think I could've gotten around it because of the spray, however. But regardless, not the result Rob wanted.
We decided to spend game two, playing each other's army of choice. Rob had just seen me run the Cryx army, so he knew how it was used. Could I beat it?
I deployed very compact, and played very defensively, lobbing AOE shots until the Cryx were in range. Slowly, I wore down more of his army, and used Zerkova to handle the Incorporeal stuff. Rob conceded when it was just Deneghra left.
Rob learned a lot, and I got some practice with the new rules set, which was nice. We are aiming to play again in two weeks or so. Should be a lot of fun!