Saturday, November 29, 2008

More Paint

I worked on a pistol wraith and a bile thrall. Those bile thralls are ugly little suckers when you get some paint on them.

First 500 Point Game

I had my first 500 point battle the day after Thanksgiving. John and I met at Phoenix Comics and Games in Logan to pit his Protectorate of Menoth force against my army of undead Cryx. John used a new warcaster and Feora did a good job of keeping my units back using a wall of fire. I used Bile Thralls to cut into the knights exemplar force and once free the mechanithralls quickly disabled one of his light warjacks. The fire of salvation was able to inflict enough damage to my slayer that with the sustained fire my slayer became disabled shortly after I was able to get my machine wraith into the fire of salvation.

The battle was pretty even until I was able to get an arc node into position along with two pistol wraiths. I popped Deneghra's feat and was able to catch John's warcaster and lower her stats. I followed this up with the scourge spell which connected and caused some damage, but the big bonus was that it knocked her down giving her a base defense of 5 for the pistol wraiths to work with. The pistol wraiths hit with all attacks which did not do a lot of damage, but by hitting with all attacks I was able to combine their chain attack which caused his warcaster to forfeit attack or movement, and since she was knocked down she ended up having to forfeit both.

John was able to block and tie up a couple of my arc nodes, but I was able to sneak one in and continued to use scourge and the pistol wraiths. John popped feora's feat and this put a huge dent into my forces. I lost the skarlock, one of the pistol wraiths, most of my bile thralls and mechanithralls. I cast scourge but missed even with a boosted roll. I was worried that if I didn't finish John off I was running low at models to throw into the fray. Luckily my last pistol wraith was positioned behind Feora and with the back attack was able to connect and finish off the warcaster.

Another great game, I think we ended up at right around 2 hours which for us is not bad at a 500 point army.

I have been working on painting more models and should have more pictures soon.

Monday, November 24, 2008

We have pictures

Here are some pics from the models I have been working on.  I was in a hurry so I didn't drag out the tripod and I need to play with my depth of field to make sure that I lose the fuzzy edges, but this is better than nothing.  Enjoy.  

Sunday, November 23, 2008

First Win

John and I played at Phoenix Games on Thursday and had another marathon game. It does seem that we are both picking the rules up and that game play is progressing better. John changed up his army a little by pulling out some of the jacks in exchange for units and changed his warcaster to Kreoss. John's Fire of Salvation did not have as big an impact in this game partly due to the initial mistake of moving the jack outside of Kreoss' control range. This game we both of us used our feats. John popped his first and was able to knock down most of my models. This allowed him to eliminate my slayer from play soon after. I thought that I had made a large mistake by running one of my arc nodes around a mountain and out of Deneghra's control area. This actually allowed me to get position on Kreoss. I rushed Deneghra into the units and popped her feat which lowers all of the stats by two of all enemy models in her control range. The feat was followed by channelling scourge through the arc node and knocking Kreoss down. The Knights Exemplar surrounded Deneghra but she was able to survive and at the end of the round the Skarlock cast crippling grasp which lowered Kreoss' def and arm and then Deneghra channeled scourge which was able to cause enough damage to destroy Kreoss. I will let John pick his MVP, but I definitely think that Deneghra was the cryx mvp. She was able to charge into the knights exemplar and survive long enough to channel spells at Kreoss and finish the job.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Study, Study, Study

What a fun Thursday evening spent studying microbiology. I would much rather be spending the night playing warmachine fielding my newly painted slayer. I am most likely not going to have any classes this spring because of some travel being required for work, so this should allow for more time to learn the rules and paint my models. I should end up with some new models to work on for Christmas and then it might be time to try a 500 point game.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

First ever blog

Well I figured I would give blogging a shot.  I doubt that I will have the discipline to keep this up as well as most people, but we will see.  

I am studying for a microbiology lab quiz and a test next week, which is unfortunately keeping me from painting my warmachine models.  The cryx slayer is almost fully painted, but I fear even with the paint job it is no match for John's Fire of Salvation jack.  If I can figure out how to post pictures I will add them later today.