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 :)