Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Warmachine and Hordes Themed Homebrews


I mentioned in a my previous post that Utah has finally legalized homebrewing, well as of July 1st. But I think I should have at least one or two batches made to celebrate the significant occasion. I mentioned that I would like some ideas on Warmachine or Hordes Themed names for either an Amber Ale or a Pale Ale and I already received a few good ideas.

Below are a few of the names I have received so far from my creative readers:

Grim Angus Albino Pale Ale
Trollblood
Toruk's Special Brew
Witches Brew (With artwork of the Coven, but I bet I would have to get permission on that one)

Right now my favorite is the Grim Angus Albino Pale Ale, but I would love to hear more ideas of names or artwork. Keep sending your comments with suggestions and when I get enough names I will put up a poll and choose a winner. I may try to ship a 6 pack to the person that came up with the winning name, that is of course if that person drinks beer.

Monday, March 30, 2009

How to make a Saturday of Warmachine better

The governor of Utah signed into law House Bill 51.  It is finally legal to homebrew in the state of Utah.  I know that John will appreciate this, and I think with that I am going to have to brew a new batch of beer.

I do have a request from my followers.  I'm looking at making one of two styles of beer and I would like to come up with a good warmachine name for the beer. The two styles that I'm looking into brewing are either an Amber or a Pale Ale.  If anyone has any good Warmachine or Hordes themed names for those styles of beers I would love to hear it.

Misunderstanding or just someone getting pissy

I recently put up a post about bartertown and received a rather heated comment about the need to support the local gaming store.  

I don't think that anyone will argue with liking to save money.  I purchased a Legion army from bartertown for my girlfriend to try out, and a couple of buddies have purchased armies from bartertown.  

That being said I am one of the biggest supporters of the the FLGS.  Every one of my over 1100 points of cryx, along with paint, and army transport have been purchased from Paul.  He is always available for ideas and is great at giving us the space to play.  We have already purchased the primal book and additional models for Legion from his store.

My reasoning for sharing the bartertown sight is for those that might want to try the hobby but may not have the money to spend on a new army.  

So if there was some misunderstanding my apologies, but no need to get all upset like the world is coming to an end.  Cheer up, drink a beer, and go buy some new models.  That always makes me feel better.


Wednesday's Line-Up

Well my Goreshade list lost to a bunch of religious nuts on Saturday, but that was my first time bringing him to the table. He is getting another chance to strut his stuff on Wednesday against the Menites again, however I will be facing someone other than John. I will be playing against Jason and from what I have heard a very different play style.

The list I will be fielding will be exactly the same as the list I took against the Testament of Menoth. If you scroll back a couple of days you can see that list. It has Goreshade at the helm, with Tartarus leading the Bane Knights, and a Deathjack that is ready to step on some prayer boys. It should be a fun time.

My girlfriend will also be playing against another John inductee, Chris, he will be bringing 350 points of Circle and she will be bringing 350 points of Legion of Everblight.

John has started putting together his Menoth's least wanted lists and for more information on that you can visit his site. Feel free to give him a pat on the back for the blog, he was feeling a little down about it before.

Here is a link to John's site. http://newtowarmachine.blogspot.com/2009/03/menoths-least-wanted-so-it-begins.html

Bartertown is a Success

A fair number of us in our little circle of warmachine newbies have been spending some time on bartertown. We have now ordered three armies off of the site and had two show up with success. The third will hopefully arrive within the next couple of days.

So with that here is the link and happy shopping. The more people frequent the site and begin to trade the better the site will become.

http://www.bartertown.com/trading/

Swapped Army King of the Hill

If you would like a great battle report and some pictures of the 350 pt king of the hill with swapped armies swing over to McCryxian Domination's blog.

That was by far the most fun multi-player game I have competed in during my short tenure of playing warmachine. The idea of making an army that you hand off to someone else was very intriguing. It was a toss up of how much power you want to put in their hands. It was also nice to be able to see how someone else would play your faction as well as getting your hands on another force. I have to say those trolls are just badass, just a totally different play style than my beloved cryx however.

Anyways, here is the link to McCryxian Domination's blog, make sure to check out the pictures of the battle.

http://mccryx.blogspot.com/2009/03/paradigm-shift.html?showComment=1238433900000#c3543687749867128113

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Saturday's Games

So Saturday had mixed results.  I played with Goreshade against the Testament of Menoth.  I was fielding a lot of new models, but I was very impressed with everything.  I did end up losing because I got hung up on using Mage Blight, and I missed an opportunity to soulgate the Deathjack right to the Testament.

The second game I was playing trolls because we traded armies.  I didn't really know what I was doing, but Dallas helped out a lot.  We ended up having to put a  hard stop on the game and John ended up winning King of the Hill with my Cryx army.  If it had come around to me one last time I I could have won because I was lining up to kill a caster or two. 

Great Saturday of gaming and combine a few beers in and a pretty good weekend.

Friday, March 27, 2009

I'm getting my Fix on Saturday

John was concerned about me going through withdrawals so we are going to play a 750 pt. game at his house this Saturday. I know that he will be fielding the Testament of Menoth with a bunch of horsies, and a bunch of other religious fanatics.



I am going to try my new Goreshade list. I haven't played a lot of the stuff in it, so it will be a learning experience.



I will be fielding the following:



Goreshade the Bastard w/ Deathwalker

Cankerworm

Deathripper

Defiler

Deathjack

Bane Lord Tartarus

Bloat Thralls

Darragh Wrathe

Pistol Wraith x2

Skarlock

Bane Knights (Min unit of 6)

Bile Thralls (Unit of 10)



I will also have the minimum unit of Bane Thralls for Goreshade's feat. I have a feeling I'm going to get my ass handed to me, but it will be fun and be a learning experience.



Then after the bloodbath we are expecting a couple of other individuals to show up and we are going to do a 350 pt. anything goes King of the Hill. We are going to put our names in a hat and the name you draw out will be the army you play. This should be very interesting, but I do not know what the other factions really have so I will be doing a lot of referencing to cards.

This is the list I am bringing to that game:

Iron Lich Asphyxious
Deathripper
Deathjack
Bloat Thrall
Pistol Wraith
Skarlock

This should be a good Saturday of Warmachine, and to make it even better I think I'm going to bring some homemade nut brown ale for those that wish to partake in an adult beverage.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

LoE on the way....Hopefully.





























So after some consideration I purchased some Legion of Everblight models off of http://www.bartertown.com/ . This are for my girlfriend to field. I doubt that she will be playing them much at our FLGS, but we can play at home and if she wants she can take it to some of the other players. She has a better mastery of the rules so that is definately a boon for her. If she decides not to play at the store I will probably start bouncing back and forth between Cryx and Legion, with Cryx being my first love I am sure that is where most of my devotions will continue to lie.














I will give an update as to how my bartertown transaction goes, and as soon as I have good or bad news I will post an update.

Weapon Masters on the Horizon

I am going through withdrawals this week not being able to get a game in. However I have been working on getting my new models put together.

For those of you that have viewed previous posts you will know that I typically run a list something like the following

pDeneghra
Deathripper x2
Nightwretch
Cankerworm
Slayer
Bile Thralls
Mechanithralls
Soulhunters
Darragh Wrathe
Bloat Thrall
Gorman di Wulfe
skarlock
pistol wraith x2

Well with the new models I am looking at trying something quite different.

Goreshade the Bastard w/Deathwalker
Deathjack
Cankerworm
Defiler
Bane Lord Tartarus
Bane Knights
Bile Thralls
Bloat Thrall
Skarlock
Pistol Wraiths
Darragh Wrathe
Gorman di Wulfe

Bane Thralls for Gorsheshade's feat

Everything in red is something I have never played before.

The combination of Goreshade, Tartarus and Bane Knights looks like too much fun to pass on, and of course the Deathjack is total badass on a plastic base.

Goreshade's play style is completely different than Deneghra so I have a feeling I am going to get pummelled a few times before I learn to play him effectively. He has abilities designed around him being able to kill an opponent with his Melee weapon, and when I played Deneghra that was normally a last ditch effort for survival.

I will be ready for next Wednesday. The banes will be ready by next Wednesday, the Deathjack might be ready by next Wednesday. I'm still trying to finish the master bathroom, so unfortunately I can't just hide in a hole and put models together no matter how much that appeals to me at times.

Monday, March 23, 2009

New toys!!


I have a lot of assembly to do. I am not going to be playing this week due to a trip around Southern Idaho visiting sugar factories and flour mills, but next week I will be ready.... I hope. I have the following models to assemble.

Goreshade the Bastard and the Deathwalker
Bane Lord Tartarus
Base unit of Bane Thralls
Base unit of Bane Knights

and Finally

The Deathjack

This is a lot of stuff to assemble, and with the weather being nice over the weekend I didn't get anything assembled. I did however get some yard work done as well as finally getting that bastard of a toilet installed in the new master bathroom. Luckily for my assembly future the weather is turning to shit around here, so I should be able to get some assembly done.

I am going to be working on a new 750 point list featuring Goreshade. This is going to be a big change for me because I have normally been featuring the dreaded Slayer in my lists and mechanithralls as my hitting infantry. I am really looking forward to fielding some weapon masters and a jack that has a little more hitting power.

I will post a potential list after I get it put together.

Cheers.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Round 4 Loss

Well I ended the tournament at 2-2, won my first two games by scenario and lost the second two. I was playing against Mike who had circle.  We played until the last round when I conceded in the middle of his turn.  We were both going for the scenario win because it could have pushed us into second place.

I will try to give a slightly more detailed update later, but good like Mike in getting second, and Congratulations for Adam and his Khador army for going undefeated and getting first.

Monday, March 16, 2009

So much for putting together models


I was hoping to put together some models tonight, but I got carried away with the wrench last night and snapped off the bolt attaching my new toilet to the flange. I guess I'm just happy that my toilet isn't going to end up in the giant pile in the picture.


I will get new bolts and a new wax ring and start over, being very careful on how much tension I use this time. I am hoping I can get everything in place and then I will beginning putting together Goreshade, Tartarus, and the Bane Thralls.


I am really looking forward to finally being able to field some weapon masters. Don't get me wrong I love my Bile Thralls and Mechanithralls, but being able to roll 4 dice on a charge, that is just tasty.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Lovely day for Some Banes


Well the thought was to go to a movie yesterday, but it was just too damn nice.  We went over to Logan to pick up groceries and a new toilet, since the bathroom is slowly getting closer to completion.

We stopped in at our FLGS because I was curious to see if the new NQ magazine was in.  It wasn't but I decided with it being such a lovely day I should pick up some Banes.  I ended up getting Gorshade the Bastard so I picked up the Bane Thralls for his feat.  I also picked up Bane Lord Tartarus to beef them up a bit.  I will get some Bane Knights even if they are going to get Nerfed, but for now this is some new stuff to play with.

We may go to the movie tonight, but with it being so nice yesterday we went for a drive out to the Spiral Jetty.  For those of you close enough to make the trip I would recommend it.  It is an eerie type of place out there.  I would recommend something with a little higher clearance if you do head out that way.
video

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Damnit!!!!


I did better against Haley than the last time I played against that wench, but came up short.  More to come later.  And unfortunately I am one of the dozens this week.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Haley it is!

The pairings are official and I will be facing Brian and his Cygnar force. The last time I faced Brian it was my first experience with Haley, and it was one of the most excruciating experiences since I have started the game.

I have been receiving prayers from Menoth, tips from everyone, and I am looking forward to it in a morbid way. Brian has a lot more experience than I do, but I think I still have a chance. This if for bragging rights for me. I have everything to gain and Brian has everything to lose. There is no way I should be able to defeat him, so when when I do it will be all the sweeter.

The game will most likely be tomorrow evening and I will post the victorious results as soon as I can. I might have to break out Winston Churchill for the celebration.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Bastions, Bastions, Bastions!


What the hell. I feel left out everyone talking about these bastions. I have to admit that from what I have seen and hearing John talking about proxying them I am not looking forward to facing them on the table.


I have mixed emotions on the plastic models. I have only been playing table top wargames for all of maybe 6 months. I do like the metal models, but I also like my money. If casting the models in plastic rather than metal saves me a few bucks as the end consumer I think I'm willing to give it a shot.


That might help bring down the price of the bloodgorgers a tad, which would just make my day. I covet them oh so much, but just can't bring myself to shell out that much for them....yet.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

My Back!!!! AAAAAHHHH!


The bathroom is tiled, and now I'm walking around like an 80 year old man.  Kim and I had a couple of friends from the big city of Portage, Utah come down and helps us tile our master bathroom.  We did get the tile all set, now just wait a day or so and time to grout.

I wasn't a big fan of tiling it just kills the back and knees, but the beer and homemade pizza afterwards was enough to dull the pain until I woke up this morning.

There is a very good chance that I will need a cane to stay upright for my match on Wednesday.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Prayers from Menoth.....WTF!


If you have visited cerealJohn's blog, which I believe that is where all of my 6 followers originated then you have surely seen the wonderful prayer that it emanating from the followers of Menoth.  It is not often that they pray for Cryx, but in this situation we were hoping for a one-two finish in the tournament.  I am not positive that I will be facing Haley in the next round, but it is a good possibility.  I have only faced her once in the past and it was rather a disastrous game.  I have since received some ideas from McCryxian domination as well as spending some time thinking through my strategy.  I am at a disadvantage with experience, but it is possible that this may benefit me.  I am not expected to win, and in that lies a large part of the fun.  I love pressure, I love the competition, if I wasn't such a nerd I'm sure that I would have been great at sports, but instead I went the route of competitive academics.  

I will practice, I will focus, and I will absorb Menoth's prayers.  In the end I will be successful.  John and I are trying the forces of positive energy and thoughts.  

I will have my pairing by Monday I hope, and then on to victory on Wednesday.  I just need to find another good picture depicting victory.  I have to say I really like the Winston Churchill picture though.

Now it is time to tile!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Sweet Victory! Round 2 Goes to Cryx

Just a quick update before calling it a night.  It was round 2 of the tournament tonight and I faced David who was fielding Legion against my Cryxian army.  We ended up playing the Killing Field scenario.  I won the roll and decided to go first.  We couldn't score points the first round, but at the end of round 2 the score was Cryx 3 Legion 2.  At the end of round 3 for me I had 5 points, and it looked like at best he was only going to be able to pick up one more.  He decided to try for the caster kill on Denny, he moved the Seraph up after using Lilith's feat and attacked Denny.  He boosted and needed an 11 to hit and rolled 10.  That ended his round, so at the end of round 3 it was Cryx 5 Legion 3.  I had one point already tied up with my Soulhunters, one point had so many models on it that I wasn't sure I could remove him, and then he had one with a harrier.  I moved Denny up and popped her feat.  I then cast crippling grasp on the harrier and after using venom from Denny and then again through the Skarlock the harrier was dead.  I moved  my Mechanithralls into place and it was game over.

So for my first tournament I am 2-0 so far, but I have a feeling that I going to meet some very stiff competition next week.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tournament Round 2!

Ok, so I slacked and didn't get a more detailed battle report in. I did however find out yesterday that I will be playing David (Legion) in the next round of the tournament. My results against Hordes players has been less than stellar, so we will see how it goes and what scenario we get. I am most likely going to stick with my Denny 750 pt list. I can at least hit some of those beasts with crippling grasp and parasite and make a run at them that way.

John is going up against Caleb on Wednesday. I am not sure what Caleb's second army is, but I defeated his Merc army last week and I think John should be able to take that one down if Caleb chooses to play that one again.

I will hopefully be posting positive results sometime after Wednesday eventing.