Scylla : Lady of Tentacles [POS]

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Scylla : Lady of Tentacles [POS]

Post by Shifare on Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:05 am








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Re: Scylla : Lady of Tentacles [POS]

Post by Cap7deuce on Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:14 pm

From the freakyniss of her face on the art to the sculpt this one is gonna be a favorite to play on sea maps for me.
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Post by Cryocat on Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:24 am

I'm guessing one of the key words portrayed to the Artist was "Maniacal"

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Re: Scylla : Lady of Tentacles [POS]

Post by Shifare on Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:30 am

It fits... beautifully Very Happy

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Re: Scylla : Lady of Tentacles [POS]

Post by Teowulff on Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:20 pm

Scylla is a bit of a weird one. Basically she has 4 tentacle troops units in adjacent areas with 4/5 stats that she can freely take with her wherever she goes. Just like regular troops she can recall them for 1 AoW card when they die.

Scylla herself only has an unmodified 7/8 stat and 9 Vitality. Although her tentacles can be in her own area they can't really protect her (no Guard talent) it seems best to just attack her, either with ranged attacks or melee. Fortunately for her she can also acivate her tentacles for free, otherwise she would probably lose a fight with a melee oriented 3RP unit with Block like the Sphinx, Python, Orion and such.
If she hadn't Mighty Throw to keep her attackers at a distance she would be rather vulnerable. Probably the best thing to do is make ranged attacks, for instance with Eurytus or Apollo. Or send a hero like Perseus at her.

She's a very special unit but I'm not yet convinced she is worth the 5RP she costs.
Good in a water map, though.

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Post by Rhalius on Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:50 am

She certainly looks wonderfull and with those tentacles is a creative highlight of this campaign I must say. They really went above and beyond.




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Re: Scylla : Lady of Tentacles [POS]

Post by Telgar on Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:43 pm

Very nice mini(s). I can see myself using the tentacles in other contexts than MB:P  Cool (RPG).

Teowulff wrote:Just like regular troops she can recall them for 1 AoW card when they die.
Not really because she can only recall 2 tentacles for 1 AoW.
I feel it's a weakness: as the game progress, it will be expensive to maintain so many tentacles on the board.

Choose carefully Scylla's deployment position to have the all 8 tentacles. (So with at least 3 adjacent areas - I guess it is not difficult).
As 2 tentacles takes the space of 1 unit, you cannot really use them to fill up areas.
The tentacles have 0 move but being aquatic units, they have +1 move in water, no ? So they can follow Scylla with a 3 move in water, then move another space.
Flooding the board with tentacles is a tactic: enemy's units stop their move in controlled areas. They don't have block however so they can't paralyze the enemy's movements.
Tactic idea : move quickly to the center of the board, slow down enemies with some tentacles (Scylla + 4 for instance) and use the remaining tentacles (4) to grab omphalos (2) for the God.
With 4 groups of 2 tentacles, Scylla's turn can be up to a 7-dice attack (range 1), followed by 4 4-dice individual attacks (range 0 so 4 different targets I guess).
Pretty nice but I feel that 5 RP is a bit too costly for this.
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Re: Scylla : Lady of Tentacles [POS]

Post by MaxC on Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:19 pm

Telgar wrote:
Teowulff wrote:Just like regular troops she can recall them for 1 AoW card when they die.
Not really because she can only recall 2 tentacles for 1 AoW.
I feel it's a weakness: as the game progress, it will be expensive to maintain so many tentacles on the board.

2 tentacles count as 1 unit, so it's exactly like recalling a troop. I don't think people will really target the tentacles too much, seeing as they can be brought back so easily and won't be a priority target most of the time. And if they do focus the tentacles, then that'll keep them busy for a while and allow the rest of your army to do their thing.
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Re: Scylla : Lady of Tentacles [POS]

Post by Teowulff on Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:00 pm

MaxC wrote:2 tentacles count as 1 unit, so it's exactly like recalling a troop. I don't think people will really target the tentacles too much, seeing as they can be brought back so easily and won't be a priority target most of the time. And if they do focus the tentacles, then that'll keep them busy for a while and allow the rest of your army to do their thing.
Scylla is a puzzling unit. Too bad I didn't put her in my list of test units.

Recalling tentacles for an AoW is costly, so it's not useless to attack them. When you attack her and she pulls her tentacles into her area to help out, area attacks may be handy. Perhaps one of the charging monsters, the Phoenix. Of course Echidna and Perseus, Bellerophon and other Monster Slayers - although the tentacles don't count as monsters. Ladon, that attacks everything that attacks him - for free - and his range 1 area attack, a bit the same as the Hydra's. The chargers, especially those that have an extra area attack.
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