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!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Warmachine Batrep #14: 50 Points Circle (Baldur2) vs. Skorne (Hexeris2) (with pictures!)

So much win.
What's up, folks! I got a random (i.e. unexpected) game in at the LGS yesterday, and figured I'd post it up. I also have my lists for the tournament tomorrow that I wanted to clue you (and everyone who reads this blog and wants to meta me) in on them.

Really, just a fun post all around, despite it only being one report for one of the more boring casters in Circle.

However, it will be about 98% painted models (of mine), so that'll be fun, plus you'll get to see a sneak peak of one of my lists in action, which is also fun.

Also, check this coin out! I won it in 2010 at BoLSCON (which became Wargamescon, which is now Texas Games Con. I even wrote a really quick battle report for it. Fun to read it now and think "man, I know so much more than that now".

Here's the link to it, if interested. It's actually really close to the top.

LOL at "eldrazi assassins"

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Warmachine Batrep #13: 5 Games! 50 Points Circle (various casters) vs. Trolls, Convergence, and Retribution (with pictures!)

Wow, last Saturday I played 5 games of Warmachine. It's incredible how many games you can actually play if you use a tournament clock - it keeps players focused, and gets turns done much quicker on average than they would normally be able to. I didn't even start in the morning - sometime around 2 pm, and ended at midnight, with meals included. Pretty awesome, all told :)

I've been seeking a tournament list pairing for a tournament this coming Saturday, at 50 points. I want to make sure my lists are entirely painted for it, and as such, I have (much to my chagrin - believe me) opted for taking eMorv since her list is already so close to being fully painted. My other list, including Baldur1 and Baldur2 (since they're both so close to being painted as well) are the other two lists in question.

So, those are the lists I brought to the shop. I decided to get some practice with eMorv as well, since I'd be using her next week. Let's see what kind of madness ensued.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Warmachine Batrep #12: 50 Points Circle (Mohsar) vs. Cygnar (Nemo1) (with pictures!)

Today, I bring you a SINGLE batrep today. No awesome double-header as usual. I'm sorry - I started a game against eHexeris (different Skorne player than last report), and it was looking like it would be a good game, but an unexpected call came for my opponent, who (for reasons I will not state) needed to leave immediately. 100% fine with it - my opponent shared the reason with me, and I was mostly just sad I couldn't do anything to help.

SO, I had to find another opponent, and had no time for a 2nd game! DOH!

However, I did get a game in with Mohsar, which is something you don't often see a batrep for. So, just take your prize and try to be content with it :)

Friday, July 11, 2014

Warmachine Batrep #11: 50 Points Circle vs. Skorne - Kreuger2 and Baldur1 vs. Makeda2 (with pictures!)

Howdy, folks! Just another Battle Report for some games I got in the other day. I'm just testing things out and slowly getting stuff painted, trying to get my lists ready for a 50-point tournament on July 26, and eventually gearing up for what I assume will be a fun (yet shameful) Feast of Blades.

That's right folks, I've decided to take the plunge - instead of playing 40k at Feast like in years past (I actually won the 40k tournament one year, and am therefore auto-qualified for all "finals" events for 40k), I will be playing an entirely different game system. For better or worse, I will be attending a major con for reasons other than 40k.


These lists are representative of my efforts to get ready for FoB, having 3 full 50-point lists completely painted and ready, and potentially even getting a 4th list ready for Hardcore. Instead of practicing with "CrutchVahna", I'm working on other lists that I think may pair well with her in a 3-caster setting. I'm actually going to attempt an article talking about my own approach to pairings in the future, but for now, here are two reports :)

Monday, July 7, 2014

Warmachine Batrep #10: 50 points Circle vs. Retribution - Baldur1 vs Rhan and Krueger2 vs. Ossyan (with pictures!)

Howdy, folks! More reports, because I'm loving Warmachine lately, and I tend to learn more about games when I write reports and analyze what I'm doing wrong/awesome. My last reports featured a fully painted army, and I'm sorry to say that these reports have reverted back to using unpainted models. However, you'll be happy to note that I have continued to paint, finishing off Megalith, as well as three Wold Watchers recently. Next up are probably Druids or Wold Stalkers :)

At any rate, there's a tournament in Laramie, WY I intend on attending at the end of July. Two 50-point lists are what we're doing, and as such, I will hopefully be fully painted for that. These reports are actually an attempt to find a good pairing for Circle which doesn't depend on Morv2. Don't want her to be "CrutchVahna", after all!

So, I went down to Laramie to play my friend Don, who is currently working on Retribution lists. Let's see what happens, after the break.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Warmachine Batrep #9: SR Tournament Report - 35 points, single caster (Circle, Morv2) (with pictures!)

Howdy, folks! It's been a while in coming, but I finally have my Steamroller Tournament report up! This was over a week ago (June 21, 2014), but stuff has gotten in the way of my (all-important) blogging, and therefore I am only now getting it up. Believe it or not, I'm still planning on getting a short Adepticon report up for my last 6th edition 40k tournament, but that day is not today.

I took Circle, as it's my only army. I wasn't sure what to expect - I've been to Warmachine tournaments before, but it's been about 3 or 4 years since I went to one. I worked hard, painted everything (well, the Skinwalkers weren't quite done, but honestly still looked decent), and showed up with a silly Morv2 list! Mostly, I wished I had Reeves and War Wolves, but I owned the Wolves of Orboros (WoO), and wanted an excuse to paint them up. Guess we should go to the jump now.