Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Upcoming Events and What I've Been Up To (Fantasy, Warmachine, 40k, etc.)

Howdy, folks! Today I made a tough decision. As you well know, Warhammer 40k is my primary game, and I travel all around the place in order to get smacked around by my betters. It's a fun game (usually), though as you may or may not have noticed, I've become somewhat disillusioned by GW and their silly (i.e. atrocious) business practices, particularly in how they treat their customer. And, as you must also know, 7th edition has struck recently, only 2 years after the most recent edition.

As you may also have known, the Bugeater GT is coming up in a couple weekends. The new edition has not been around for a month yet, and as such, Tim has (wisely) chosen to stick with 6th edition. This has given me a lot of thinking to do on how exactly I want to experience the Bugeater.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Warmachine Batrep #5: Circle vs. Trolls, Menoth, and Skorne 15 Points - Grow League Week 2 (with pictures!)

Another day, another report! I will not likely be putting up reports this quickly in the future, but I've had some time to write them lately, and figured I may as well! It's fun for me to go back and read reports about games I played just after I started playing, just to see if I've gotten better or not, so these reports are pretty important to me personally. Hopefully they're helpful/fun to you as well!

Today was week 2 in our Journeyman Grow League in Fort Collins, CO. I have decided to play as Baldur1, who I initially thought of as a boring choice. I mean - who wants to play big slow dudes who have zero defense? Just doesn't seem very flexible to me, and I've never been a fan of attrition armies.

However, Baldur1 does give a lot of fun tactical flexibility. I need to work on some things with him (obviously), but there are lots more options with him than I had initially foreseen.  Let's see how I did: I got 3 games in, all of which were quite fun :)

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Warmachine Batrep #4 Circle vs. Khador, THEN Khador 50 points (with pictures!!)

Howdy! Today you get the first two out of four different reports against my good friend Don, who wanted to run several different lists! I played it "tournament style", keeping special characters relegated to a single list each. This led to some "sub-par" choices (i.e. no Megalith in every list), but it was still fun, and good practice.

My friend has a large Khador army, though he hasn't played a ton of games lately. We're both trying to get "tournament ready", so if we make mistakes here, please don't get TOO angry at us :)

At any rate, Khador is quite a bit different than Skorne...

Monday, May 19, 2014

Warmachine Batrep #3: Circle (eKreuger) vs. Skorne (eHexeris, then eMakeda) 50 Points (With Pictures!)

Alright! Let's continue my slog through the doldrums of trying to learn how to play Warmachine. Today you get a double-header against my friend Vince. Vince is an experienced tournament player, though his first list isn't one he's experienced with. His second list is the one he goes to big tournaments with and wrecks face - you'll just have to find out if my face also gets wrecked or not :)

Please note that with all these batreps, not all of them are in order. For instance, my Grow League batrep actually came after this chronologically. It was just the one I wanted to get out before my second week of grow league, which pushed this report back.

At any rate, let's get to the first game!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Warmachine Batrep #2: Circle Orboros vs. Cryx - Grow League Week 1

What's up, everyone! I've been loving me some Warmachine lately, and though this last week I haven't really had time to play as much or write up reports, I've been "studying" the game quite a bit when I have the chance. Wow, this game is just so different from 40k and Fantasy, I'm still trying to wrap my head around it.

I'm a firm believer that if you want to play a game competitively, you need to understand how everything in the game works, not just your own rules/army. This is especially true in Warmachine, as some combos will just jump out and kill you. Gotta know every caster, and what most of the (multiple) special rules do too, and how they can make your opponent's units much better than "normal".

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Warmachine Batrep #1: Circle Orboros vs. Skorne 50 Points (with pictures!)

Howdy, folks! Xaereth here with a double-header battle report for Warmachine/Hordes! I usually just call the combined game "Warmachine", and will likely just do that henceforth.

As this post attests, I have not played Warmachine in around 3 years. I'm pretty new to the whole scene, and there are a TON of new models I had no idea existed. Circle now has birds for warbeasts. Who thought that was a good idea?

My aim is to make as competitive a list as possible, which is awesome, because hey - you can do that in Warmachine and still be fluffy! :)

At any rate, let's jump into the lists!