Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Warhammer 40k: NURGLE!

Last week at the LGS I ran into a few friends of mine playing some Daemons vs Chaos Space Marines.

Some people from r/Warhammer may know him as Squoze, the Herald of Nurgle

He also have a blog over at The Lonely Havocs.

He was running full Nurgle as always and I had to get a few pics to share as I really appreciate his skill and creativity when it comes to customization.


And my all time favorite of his...

Lord Bjorn and Baby Carlos, the one man Wolfpack of Nurgle.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Warmachine Progress Update 6

I now I have a fully painted 35 point Cygnar army with the option for two Warcasters. I finished pCaine this weekend along with my first unit, The Black 13th. Only three more units and one solo to finish before I have the full 50 point army complete. 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Warmachine/Hordes: Learning the Game

Capnmoe Typing:
Makers and I got our second game of Warmachine in last night. We played 15 points and our main focus was learning how units function. Turns out, it is way different from the way Warhammer 40k units function. 

There's no need to maintain unit coherency beyond staying in the unit leaders command range, which for us was 9". And unit members don't all need to fire on the same target. 

We also learned about AOE cloud/terrain/lingering AOE damage effects. 

You can see those in the picture below represented by the metal rings.

My 15 point list was:

Journeyman Warcaster
The Black 13th

Sadly I lost (I lost our first game as well) but it was a fun loss. I have a tendency to just run my units forward and run them into, or shoot at the first possible thing they can reach when learning a new game. Not always the best tactic but it makes for a good learning experience.

I'm really loving the game so far. Next week I think we're going to expand to 25 points and rely less on our teacher, Ryan. Speaking of Ryan I have a bat rep I'll be posting soon of my Cygnar vs his Legion of Everblight.

Makers Typing:
So I almost tabled Capnmoe last night.
It was great.

At 15 points I ran the following list:

6 man Mage Hunter Strike Force with Commander Upgrade

The first game we played I used Garryth who is more of an Assassin type Warcaster, or HQ for the Warhammer people. Kaelyssa is more of a buff/debuff type.

I'm not sure which one I like more so far, but both have their advantages.

So far I am enjoying the game alot. It seems to be faster paced and a lot more about strategy and planning ahead. For example, last night I used my Phoenix to see his Warjack on fire, then used Kaelyssa to immobilize it for a turn, causing him to take alot of damage on it. Then by using Narn (a "smaller" Garryth type character) I was able to kill his Journeyman Warcaster to all but remove his other one from the game as well thanks to a well placed Rift from Kaelyssa.

I also enjoy how the units work. You can spread them out to a great distance and each one acts independently, almost the same as 40k 2nd Edition, which tends to give each model more of a personalized feel, rather than just being one normal guy.

We are still learning and I think last night was just a rare occurence as Capnmoe's dice were extremely cold, and my Phoenix just kept recharging 5-6 shield points a turn.

Hopefully I can get in a good amount of painting this weekend on my guys and post some shots up next week.

Looking forward to next weeks game!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Warmachine: The Switch? Only time will tell.

Thought I'd post a pic of Cap'n Moe's Cygnar Warcaster  Haley from last weeks game.

I took a bunch more but apparently I'm a moron and all my other pics came out all fuzzy. Go figure.

I am also making the leap into Warmachine and I must say it's a refreshing change.

Simple, balanced, and extremely enjoyable.

I chose to go with Retribution of Scryah after a lot of thinking and so far I am really enjoying them.

I've also decided  that since most of my 40k armies are very dark and kind of depressing looking 
(example: Iron Hands, Daemons, Farsight Enclave, etc...) my Retribution Army is going to be bright pink.

Hopefully I'll have some pics up on Friday.

I'm also not sure if anyone is really interested in Warmachine, but if so, please let us know and we can go more in depth about it from the perspective of guys learning coming from 40k to Warmachine.

I'm not really sure yet if this will be a permanent switch from 40k, but I am taking a serious break from it.

Too much, too fast with no updates or FAQs. Personally I feel 40k is becoming completely cookie cutter.
Currently Warhammer is not balanced and GW shows no hints of resolving it anytime soon.
Maybe that will change but I'll believe it when I see it.

If I do play 40k it will be most likely complete fluff based or just to use models that I haven't used in awhile.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Warmachine Progress Update 5

I finished my two heavy Warjacks this week. The first is the Centurion and the second is the Ironclad. I'm not a big fan of the stump on the Ironclad scenic base. I may do some more work on it. Tonight Makers and I are gonna play our first game. I'm stoked.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Warmachine Progress Update 4

It's been a rough week for me. Last Thursday I had to have an emergency appendectomy. So with a 7 inch incision in my belly and a bunch of pain killers in my system, I haven't been able to do much of anything other than sleep, paint, and play video games. Needless to say I got some work done on my Cygnar with my free time. I completed my Journeyman Warcaster, Charger, and Sentinel. Super stoked with the way this army is turning out. I have all of my Solos and Light Warjacks finished now. Up next is my Heavy Warjacks.