Friday, June 20, 2014

Warmachine Batrep #8: Circle Morv2 vs. Menoth Harby, Circle Kaya1, Mercs Bart 35 Points - Grow League Week 6 (with pictures!)

Howdy, folks! Another three batreps from the FINAL NIGHT OF GROW LEAGUE!! This iteration of grow league stayed at 35 points, but this time we had zero restrictions. People could take whatever caster they wanted, with whatever list they wanted. Because we have a tournament coming up (single caster, 35 points), I've been dithering over what the best 'all-comers' list at 35 points is.

My choice ended up being Morvahna2, despite the hate she's been getting lately. I think that Kreuger2 would also be a good choice, though I'm not sure (as in, I just don't know enough to give an honest opinion) that he can really do everything he wants at 35 points. Morv2 at 35 points seems pretty strong, if you bring the right models. As such, I've been working to paint as many models as I can for the Morv2 list, and thought it would be nice to get in a few games before the tournament um, tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Warmachine Batrep #7: Circle Baldur2 vs. Cryx Gaspy1 then Skorne Xerxes1 35 points - Grow League Week 5 (with pictures!!)

Howdy, folks! Another couple batreps for you as our Grow League moves up to Week 5. I decided that while I enjoyed Baldur1 quite a bit, I also wanted to try out Baldur2. Because we were required to use our initial battle box force (Baldur1's was a Wold Guardian and Wold Warden), there were no other casters I felt comfortable taking with them.

We have been building toward getting 35 points and having zero restrictions, which I am really looking forward to. There is also a tournament coming up so that all us newbies can get thrashed by those tournament veterans who didn't want to play the grow league and instead show up for some easy prize support. That being said, I'm also looking forward to that. Lots of learning to be had at most tournaments, and I'm guessing that a Warmachine tournament will be even more instructional than normal!

Let's see how I did with my first spin with Baldur2 :)

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Tournament Report: Xaereth takes Dark Elves to 2014 Bugeater GT Fantasy (lots of pictures!)

My Dark Elves!
What's up, folks! This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the 4th annual Bugeater GT in Omaha, Nebraska. I've been to this event every year it has been run, and I've loved it every time! This year was a little different, as I didn't really feel like playing 6th edition 40k since 7th is already out.

So, instead of playing a game that no longer exists, I decided to touch up my Dark Elves and take them to the Fantasy GT! I've been to a couple other Fantasy GTs in the past (Adepticon a couple different years), but this was the first one I've been to in favor of attending a 40k GT.

In the past couple years, I've played about 6 games leading up to this tournament (you can find the batreps for those games elsewhere on this blog), and so was extremely rusty. Still, I figured I'd have fun at the very least :)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Fantasy Tournament Report: Dark Elves 2000 Points (with pictures!)

Last Saturday, I played in a local 2000 point Fantasy tournament. There were no restrictions, and I was really looking forward to getting in games 4, 5, and 6 with the new Dark Elf book. Since my 1500 point tournament over a month ago, I painted a lot of stuff: 2 Bolt Throwers, 20 Executioners, and 5 Doomfire Warlocks. I was excited to see how they would do!

This tournament was in large part in preparation for the bigger, more awesome Bugeater GT I will be attending next week. While the Bugeater is 2500 points, this would at least give me a refresher on how the army could work, remind me about the rules, and just generally help me to be more prepared.

 List and reports after the bre

Monday, June 2, 2014

Warmachine Batrep #6: Circle Baldur1 vs. Cryx, Mercs, and Skorne 25 points - Grow League Week 3 (with pictures!!)

Howdy folks! Today I've got Week 3 of my Journeyman Grow League for you! This week we went up to 25 points, though we are still not allowed to change our original battle box contents. I've been using Baldur1,  whose battleforce has two models: Wold Guardian and Wold Warden.

Week 2 allowed me to add a set of Shifting Stones + UA.

Week 3 (this week) I've added something I've really been excited to try out: Bloodtrackers + Nuala. Let's see how good they are/aren't after the break :)