Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Warmachine Batrep 33: Circle in MKIII - 7 total games!

Image result for circle

Howdy all! It's been a long time since I've done anything miniature-related, other than packing up my models and storing them for a while.
I went on a 1.5 year hiatus, and in that time I've moved, been promoted twice at my job, and had other life things happen to me that don't really belong on a blog like this. Suffice it to say, I had good reasons to go, but I'm back, at least for now, and want to get some MKIII battle reports going!

Please note that this may not be as consistent as my previous battle reports used to be. I have far less time on my hands, and am unsure if I can write up a report for every game I play.

Also note that my painting will not really get done at all until I can hire someone to paint for me. As I've said - I don't have time, and painting took too much time previously. Alas :-/

So, Circle in MKIII. It's been interesting. I've long tried to find an excuse to use Baldur1, and I feel like he's finally viable competitively. At least, he is for now. I also like Cassius Wurmwood. Grayle is also interesting. Lots of cool stuff to be excited about.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Warmachine Batrep 32: Circle at Feast of Blades, Day 3 (MASTERS TOURNAMENT), Lots of Pictures!

I'm certainly not this guy. Not yet anyways :)
Howdy, everyone! Today I've got a fun one for you! This is from my Day 3 at Feast of Blades. More importantly, it's a masters report! I got to play a total of four games against great players, and took pictures of all of them! I was really looking forward to playing, despite knowing that I stood very little chance to even win one game, much less the whole thing. Still, I was excited to play against the best players in the tournament, and at least get some experience.

I certainly got both, that's for sure!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Warmachine Batrep 31: Circle at Feast of Blades, Day 2 (Team Tournament), Lots of Pictures!

What's up what's up! I have another set of Circle Batreps for you today from my recent foray to the Feast of Blades! If you look at Batrep 30, you can read my harrowing journey through the morass that was the Divide and Conquer event, and my single Iron Gauntlet game against Lylyth2. I'll spoil what happened on Friday after the break, and set up the team tournament. It's kind of awesome, actually. 4 reports total today, with my usual load of pictures and stuff.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Warmachine Batrep 30: Circle at Feast of Blades, Day 1 (D&C event + Iron Gauntlet), Lots of Pictures!

Whew! Just got back from Feast of Blades, and I'm kind of wiped out! I played a total of 14 games, and took pictures for all of them! I won't spoil the results for you all, so you can be in suspense the whole time :-p

I'll be writing up three different posts: Days 1, 2, and 3. It'll take me a while to get through all of the games, but I'll get there! I only took three different lists, though I think that at least one of those will be changing in the future. I'll let you figure out which one for yourself, haha ;)

Let's get to the jump, and we can begin to unpack the SIX games I played on Day 1 of Feast of Blades.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Warmachine Batrep 29: Circle (Krueger2 and Morv2) vs. Khador (Butcher3, Sorscha2) 50 Points, Lots of Pictures!

This is what you get for being a noob!
Howdy, folks! I've been pumping out reports pretty quick lately, trying to get ready for Feast, and using these reports not only to entertain my readers, but also to help me analyze my play. Today I've got a couple good ones for you - both against Khador, and both against the dreaded Josh "noobSTOMP" Nordstrom. (I should note that I'm the only noob he stomps - he's actually pretty nice to others of my kind)

One game is against my white whale - Butcher3. I've lost three out of three games against Butcher3, but each game has been closer than the last. Can I beat him this time?

The other is a game against Sorscha2, where Josh and I agreed not to take our "crutch" casters. Funny to think of Morv2 as NOT my crutch caster, lol. At any rate, let's see what the holds in store for us!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Warmachine Batrep 28: Circle (Krueger2 and Cassius) vs. Legion (Saeryn) and Skorne (Zaal) 50 Points, Lots of Pictures!

Howdy, folks! Another two reports here, in my attempt to get ready for Feast! I'm only taking my three "main" casters lately, which may be a little boring to you all, but I need the practice! I'm still a noob, and though I feel like I'm getting better, there is still so much I need to learn. One of these games is evidence of that :)

I faced off against my buddy Vince and his Zaal list once again, but first I got the pleasure to play against a new opponent (new to me, but he's been playing for a long time) named Casey, who has been playing Saeryn and Lylyth2 nonstop lately. I was excited to get a game in against him, as Legion is a faction I don't really know much about.

Let's jump in!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Warmachine Batrep 27: Circle (Morvahna2) vs. Skorne (Zaal) 50 Points, lots of pictures!

Cool model, but not mine or Vince's :)
Howdy, folks! Today I have only one report for you. I was hoping to get in a game against Josh "Newbstomp" Nordstrom as well, but I got there a little late, and my opponent didn't want to play with a clock, so my first game went long enough to preclude any other games, more's the pity.

At any rate, you've no doubt noticed that Vince is a regular opponent of mine. Today he wanted to experiment with Zaal and two Archidons. With Last Stand on them, they'll put out some ridiculous damage. I was excited to get some experience against one of my personal favorite Skorne casters.

For myself, I brought Morv2. Vince had never played against her, and she's generally going to be my Skorne drop, so I thought it was a good idea. She's a good caster, but I won't be very good with her unless I actually practice sometimes!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Warmachine Batrep 26: Circle (Baldur1) vs. Retribution (Vyros2) 50 Points, lots of pictures!

Howdy, folks! Another day, another report! I got this game in last Thursday, but things have been a little crazy in my world, and I only now have some time to actually write up the game.

Actually, I got in a 2nd game as well (Issyria vs. Morv2), but I won't be reporting it, as:

1)My phone for some reason only kept 3 of the pictures from the game

2)I had Issyria on the ropes - not much she could do, when I forgot a simple light cavalry move, which allowed Eiyriss3 to shoot Morv's 4 camped fury off, which let the mage hunter assassins shoot her to death, despite elevation.

Not really an exciting game, especially when you can't see the pictures for it. Just suffice it to say that Don did beat me fair and square, but you won't be getting a report for it :)

Moving on to this game though, let's set the stage just a little bit. After the break.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Warmachine Batrep #25: IMC Tournament Report - 50 points, three casters (Circle - Morv2, Krueger2, Cassius) (with pictures!)

NOT my picture - I stole it shamelessly from Facebook. Pretty awesome kid!
Last weekend (September 13, specifically), I went to the Inter-Mountain Cup (IMC) in Ogden, Utah. The IMC is a Masters-style tournament that happens twice every year in the same area (it can apparently change venues, so long as said venue is near to Salt Lake). It has 64 people attend it every year, and it's a 1-day event.

Let's say that again.

It's a 1-day event. That means 6 total games of Warmachine without a single break, even for dinner. You play 6 games straight.

This was my first Masters event, and I brought Circle (my only army). Lists and such after the break.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Warmachine Batrep #24: SR Tournament Report - 50 points, two casters (Circle - Morv2 + Krueger2) (with pictures!)

Howdy, everyone! Today I have a tournament report from a local(ish) Steamroller event I attended last Saturday. This was my 3rd tournament since I've gotten back into the game, and would be great practice for the IMC next weekend.

I only own Circle, so that was obviously going to be my faction. However, I've been toying with several different lists and casters. I finally decided on Krueger2 and Morvahna2 as my two casters, since they're two of my three casters I will be taking to IMC next weekend (Cassius being my 3rd). Lists and reports after the jump!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Warmachine Batrep #23: Circle (Cassius) vs. Syntherion, Rasheth, Irusk2 (3 games total)

It's Rasheth!
Howdy, folks! Another few reports today. I'm sorry to say that I do not have any reports from Tacticon, because Tacticon didn't happen. The events were canceled, and though I was very disappointed about it and the details surrounding it, I have decided not to dwell on it, and will give you no further information on the subject :)

The good news is that because Tacticon failed me, I was able to convince my wife into letting me go to a tournament this coming weekend in Denver. Should be fun. Then, the weekend after that, I will be going to the IMC. This ties in directly with why I'm writing these reports - I just wanted some experience with Cassius. Let's do the jump, after which I will explain a little better.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Warmachine Batrep #22: 50 Points Circle (Krueger2) vs. Skorne (Xerxis1) (with pictures!)

Xerxes, not Xerxis. Spelled it wrong up til today!
Howdy, folks! Another day, another report! Today I faced off against Leighanna (did I spell it right? My spell check says that I am clearly trying to spell "Ghanaian" haha) and her Skorne. She's still somewhat new to the faction, but has been playing for far longer than I have! Her stuff is getting painted at a pretty brisk pace, and I was excited to play against Xerxis1 again - he's a fun caster, and he does some pretty cool stuff.

In preparation for the upcoming tournament this weekend, I played Krueger2 again. I don't know if you've noticed, but he's been my go-to caster for a while now. Lots of fun to be had with him for a guy like me who loves scenario play. It may sound a little crazy, but I honestly feel like he might be a stronger overall caster than Morv2, due to the fact that he doesn't have any awful matchups. Time will tell if this is correct of course :)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Warmachine Batrep #21: 50 Points Circle (assorted casters) vs. Trolls, Everblight, and Retribution (6 games total!)

One of the lists I faced was RoW...
Time for even more battle reports! I can't get enough of them, apparently! Last Saturday I got in 6 games. I took pictures for them all, and intend to write up reports for all of them. Let's get some back story first though. Maybe it's not actually back story exactly, but perhaps some context?

I have several tournaments coming up in the next couple weeks. This coming weekend is Tacticon, where I will play two different tournaments: Hardcore and a Divide and Conquer Steamroller. The Hardcore event has timed turns going 7 minutes for each turn, 50 points. Divide and Conquer I intend to play Morv2 and Krueger2 as my list pairings.

THEN, on September 13, I have the Intermountain Cup (IMC). It's a 6-game masters (meaning I need to use 3 lists) event ALL IN THE SAME DAY. I intend to play Morv2, K2, and Cassius as my list pairing.

This Saturday was intended to help me to practice it all. I wanted 5 or 6 games, wanted a couple of them to be Hardcore, and I wanted to use all 3 of my casters. So, while the games and missions may seem a little strange, I believe that Saturday's practice did an awesome job of giving me some practice for the upcoming events.

Let's jump in.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Warmachine Batrep #20: 50 Points Circle (Krueger2) vs. Khador (Butcher2) (with pictures!)

Well folks, it's that time of week - I played a game last night at the LGS against our clubs heroic PG Josh Nordstrom. He's probably the best player in our club, and as such I love getting games in with him, though he does stomp me more often than not :) You can only get better by playing against good players, and my aim is to keep getting better.

In this case, I had a bonus: Josh was playing his Butcher2 Tier list with a bunch of Doom Reavers. This is awesome, because I am likely to see this sort of list at big events. As usual, I brought Krueger2 to the party, as more and more I am feeling like he will be my Khador drop. Exciting because I feel like there are a few factions I actually understand reasonably well (i.e. what they're trying to do, how they're going to accomplish it, etc.) Let's see what happens!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Warmachine: 4 Months In. A Status Report of Sorts

Howdy, folks! Today I just wanted to give some sort of update on my own State of Orboros. I've had a busy 4 months (I posted THIS four months ago - scroll to the bottom section) involved with Circle. Lots and  lots of models purchased, lots of models painted, and a *ton* of games played. Well, something around 50 I'm guessing. If you count my batreps, that's how many games I've played.  **Edit: I actually went and counted, I've played 44 total games, and written that many reports. Wow. You can find all my battle reports on this blog.

Figured for my own records (and your interest, if interested) that I'd give a recap of what I've done, and what I'm planning on, moving forward.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Warmachine Batrep #19: 50 Points Circle (Cassius, Krueger2) vs. Cryx (Deneghra2) and Skorne (Mordikaar) (with pictures!)

Haha, what a badass. Not my model, btw.
Well folks, today I have two reports to talk about. My first game was against Deneghra2, and I decided I wanted to keep practicing with Cassius vs. Cryx. The next matchup was against Skorne, and I was happy to get some more practice in with Krueger2. Both players have been playing for a long time, and I was excited to finally get some games in after over a week of (admittedly awesome) vacation, where I didn't get any games in.

Let's dive in.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Warmachine Batrep #18: 50 Points Circle (Cassius) vs. Cryx (Lich3, different Lich3, Goreshade3) (with pictures!)

Howdy, folks! Today I've got three games for you, all of which I played in the same day, against two different people. All of them are against Cryx, in an attempt to show me some (but not all) of the power available to Cryx.

In turn, I have wanted to get some games in against Cryx for a while now, as my only recent experience against non-Lich1 Cryx was against Denny2, which kind of rocked my world. While I learned some things from that game, the thing I learned most was that I knew next to nothing about how good Cryx can be.

So, I asked my friend James to give me a tutorial of sorts on how the faction worked, and Sam (the guy who destroyed me with Denny2) decided to come down and play a game as well. For my part, I was playing with Cassius, whom I had only played with once before. I'm hoping to get a working Cassius list together for any Masters events I might play in, and would love this to be my Cryx drop. I figured this was a good opportunity to get some practice in with him :)

Monday, August 4, 2014

Warmachine Batrep #17: 50 Points Circle (Cassius, Kreuger2) vs. Skorne (Makeda2) and Khador (Sorscha2) (with pictures!)

This... is Cassius. Pre-Wurmwood, apparently.
Howdy, folks! Busy weekend for me, Warmachine-wise. On Saturday, I got two games in against the guy who gave me a drubbing in my last report (Josh) and his girlfriend (Leighanna). Sunday I played 3 more games in Denver, with the aim of learning about Cryx.

This report is for my first two games. I'll have another one up later, but I'll save that, since I'm going on vacation soon and won't be playing for over a week (*gasp*) and don't want to leave you all hanging for that long. Two should be enough to sate the three or so people who actually read this blog at any rate :)

My first game was actually against Leighanna's Skorne. She had gotten tired of eHexeris, and didn't feel like pulling out Xerxes either, so she asked if Makeda2 was alright. I'm not opposed to playing against Mak2, but I play her often, as she's my buddy Vince's favorite caster. However, she promised me that she took different stuff than Vince does, and I was likely just fine about it regardless, since I wanted to try my new Cassius list out anyways.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Warmachine Batrep #16: 50 Points Circle (Kreuger2) vs. Khador (Butcher3) (with pictures!)

Howdy, folks! Today I have a game or two against the vaunted Butcher3! I've been looking for a game against him for a while now, and I finally got it, against my friend Josh Nordstrom, who is also a the local PG and a mighty fine player!

After my most recent event's surprising results, I've decided that Baldur2 theme force, while reasonably good, is a little too boring for my tastes. As such, I've always known that I would be going back to Kreuger2 as one of my "main" casters, simply because I am in my very essence an objectives/scenario-minded player. He's great at that, and has a few fun tricks that makes him an extremely viable caster. I do need some practice with him, though :)

Monday, July 28, 2014

Warmachine Batrep #15: SR Tournament Report - 50 points, two casters (Circle- Morv2 + Baldur2) (with pictures!)

Bigger picture later in the report!
Howdy, everyone! Last weekend I went to a Warmachine tournament in Laramie, WY. It had 8 people attend, and I brought Circle Orboros.

I had initially wanted to take Baldur1 and Kreuger2, but I didn't have enough models painted, nor enough time to finish them all. Instead, I went for my already mostly-painted Morv2 list, and my incidentally-almost-painted Baldur2. It made sense as a list pairing, though I would have preferred Baldur1 + Kreuger2 for this particular event. Ah well. At least I got some experience with Morv2, who will more than likely make my 3-list Master's pairing.

Lists and pictures and reports after the jump!