Thursday, August 2, 2012

A Challenger Appears

I've registered to be a Henchman for Wyrd Games. Being a Henchman includes the responsibilities of running demos for new players and events such as leagues and tournaments. Our FLGS Pandemonium in Garden City has a very strong retail presence for the game (they stock EVERYTHING), and a fledgling gaming group, so they have relaunched Malifaux Mondays.

As a Henchman I will be running open demos on Mondays from 6:00pm to 10:00pm with 4 different starter crews on hand for people to use, as well as my Terraclips board. In honor of getting accepted last night, I speed painted up this full Seamus starter box in 4 hours while watching the Olympics last night!

Here is a link to the event:
Malifaux Mondays on the Wyrd Forums

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

50 points of Warmachine

I got a game in for the first time with a "full" Warmachine army after playing the Beastmen this weekend. I have been wanting to play at this point level for a while and had only ever even played one game at 35 before, so the size was a little daunting as a new Warmachine / Hordes player. I was able to get another game in against Adam, who seems to be my most regular Warmachine player with my epic Madrak list. I should play with some other casters, but I really have been focusing on eMadrak as I learn the game. We played a scenario where you had to control the two zones once each to score 2 points and win.

I brought:

-Dire Troll Mauler
-Troll Axer
Full Fennblades
-unit attachment
Full Pyg Burrowers
Full Long Riders
Fell Caller Hero
Trollkin Champion Hero

The idea of the list is tough cavalry and reach to go along with Madrak's "thresher" feat. Not too hard to grasp. I basically charged right up front and try to smash face (The "Axe to Face" Troll Strategy!). And it worked for me too, even though I got shot up as I advanced and lost my Fennblades, Adam focused hard on my left and I got in his grill on the right.

I was able to get +2 attack on the Pyg's and Blood Frenzy on the Long Riders and get into range to start chopping. Things ended when a Long Rider charged through two infantry with impact hits to get to Adam's caster and roll 6/6/4 for damage (with -4 dmg from armor), and then my Axer putting +2 move and Pathfinder on himself to get in range, make the final attack, and also roll box cars for damage to kill the caster for the Assassination.

It was a lot of fun playing at that level, and really makes me want to finish painting up my Trollbloods and start playing in more events. I'm pretty busy with the Skaven, but I see a lot of more Warmachine on the horizon for this Fall/Winter.