Building a Gaming Table? I must be nuts…

Or AM I?! In reality, I am not nuts. In fact, here is a video PROVING my sanity!

So the game went pretty well, my forces were doing decently till Dan used Rock Hammer and Rift, targetting his Low DEF Stones, to blast my Winterguard apart. It was pretty smart as the Blast Damage could STILL kill them at ARM 13.

Then I made a mistake, and tried to kill Kromac and FAILED, leaving a hole for his Stalker to charge in to Irusk. Being that Dan has not played many 25 point games I was doing my best to help the man, and he even thought ahead after I pointed out the possible charge, thinking to use his Druids to drag Irusk from the Dog to negate the DEF bonus, and then walking Kromac around my front arc of my Spriggan so he could cast Wild Aggression on his Stalker. One charge, and his 2 base attacks killed Irusk. Hell his first attack did 14 of my 17 boxes 0_o

The table worked great, and me and Dan are thinking about doing custom made to order hand built tables in the future. If the prototype works out of course.

Can’t wait to play more on my table :D

Full Monty?!

Its a full on army shot, on TOP of the terrain that Owen of Far Far Away made as a gift for me.

My Entire Army from Above, along with the Terrain that Owen made me
Right Side! Many Widowmakers!
Left Side of the Army

So what does my force include now? Lets list it! (Cause I love list building, GET IT?)

Warcasters:
pIrusk
pVlad
pButcher
pSorscha

Warjacks:
Juggernaut
Destroyer
Spriggan
Kodiak

Solos:
Manhunter
Kovnik Joe
MoW Kovnick
Kell Bailoch
pEiyrss
War Dog

Units:
Widowmakers
MoW Shocktroopers (Full, if I use the Kovnick as the 5th Member)
Kayazy Assassins (Min)
– Kayazy Underboss
Winterguard Infantry (Full)
– Winterguard Officer and Standard Bearer
– 2x Winterguard Rocketeers

So yea, I got quite the army going now. I ended up getting the Winterguard Deathstar for my XMas gift to myself.

As far as last nights WNW went? I tested out a 35 point list that was lead by pButcher, and had my WG Deathstar in it (all the WG I own). I found myself using EVERY single ability granted by Kovnick Joe and the Winterguard that was available. I sprayed. I toughed. I boosted STR. I boosted attack rolls. I CMAed. I CRAed. I fired Rockets! EVERYTHING.

I love that unit, plain and simple. And the amount of board coverage I gain with them is amazing. Can’t wait to try em with pIrusk. Battle Lust anyone? :D

Scourge Bringer – The Results

So last Saturday was the Scourge Bringer event. Owen from Far Far Away had come down to Florida with his family for a week of fun and frivolity! His wife had also graciously allowed him to hang out with Me and Dan on the 13th (last Saturday) so Owen had planned out a whole campaign for the three of us. Basically we would play 3 games (and ended up only going to 2 stores) that were connected by a story. First let me throw some links up to the various Fiction bits that Owen wrote:

The Scourge Bringer “Coming Soon” Video
Scourge Bringer Rules (These are being updated)
Blood Frenzy – pButcher Fiction
Dominance – Kromac Fiction
Dark Revival – pThagrosh Fiction

All created by Owen. The man did a hell of a job to set this up as a fun event. He also built us 3 tokens for the Scourge Bringer itself (which I have now)

Furthermore, Owen had made me a gift. Now he had not told me what it was at all, only that it was handmade. Well it turns out he built me a set of Terrain for my home. A few hills, forest templates (with moveable trees) and a few rocks that can double as props for holding minis on the hills! All very nice stuff, and we used it in the first match of our event. I also got a couple of walls as well. He also bought my wife a pure silver ornament for a christmas tree. Comically we dont have a tree as our apartment is a bit too small for one :P Well at least we have our first family ornament (and its really intricate too!)

Now that we got the background out of the way, lets do my patented Clayton FailBattleReport! :P I call it that cause I never get too indepth just kinda a broad overview hehe

Armies Played:

Clay: pButcher
pButcher
– Kodiak
– Juggernaut
– War Dog
MoW Kovnick
Manhunter

Dan: Kromac
Kromac
– Warpwolf Stalker
– Feral Warpwolf

Owen: pThagrosh
pThagrosh
– Carniveran
– Shredder
– Teraph
Shepherd
Feralgiest

Game 1: Smash and Grab (played at Phoenix Games in West Orlando)

This game had 2 primary victory conditions. Get the token and haul it to the “South” table edge, or kill all opposing Warlocks/Warcasters. Dan’s speed proved to be the deciding factor in this match, as he was the first to the marker on turn 1 thanks to a push power attack on his Feral, followed by having it Warp speed and running. I didn’t do a whole lot here honestly, as my low speed and cautiousness caused me to fall WAY behind. I also got the table edge farthest from the south edge, so while Dan and Owen fought their way to the edge, I got mired away from them. DAMN MY KHADOR SPEED! Dan ended up winning, after Kromac survived a charge from the Carnie (and being unable to transfer due to his Beasts being outside his CTRL Range, thats something) and then leaping to the Table Edge. Leap is OP in this kinda match as it avoids Freestrikes :P

Game 2: King of the Hill (played at The Amorous Armadillo Game Shoppe in East Orlando)

This game had 3 victory conditions, and honestly I think one of them was a bit unbalanced, but oh well! Starting on the 3rd turn, you got a point if your Warlock/Warcaster was on the Hill in the center of the board. If you got the 3 points by the end of your turn you won. You could also win by taking the marker to the South edge of the board, or killing all opposing Warcasters/Warlocks.

Owen won this by scenario. The problem here that I saw is that you always got the point, regardless of anything. Meaning the first person to go on Turn 3 who had a warlock/warcaster on the hill would win if you didn’t get them off the hill. In this case, Dan and Owen both got on the hill at the same time, and my slowness and cautiousness again was my undoing. Owen ended up winning by putting his Carniveran that he ressurected with his Feat right in front of Butcher, which stopped me from getting up on the hill to prevent his 3rd point.

Game 3: Earthquake (Mosh Pit) (played at Phoenix Games in West Orlando)

We went back to Phoenix Games for this final match, as Sci Fi was crowded due to a tournament. The final match was basically a Mosh Pit. And in this one, the only real ways to win were to kill everyone else, or to get them out the mosh pit and be the only guy to have a model in there after the end of Turn 3. I actually was much more aggressive in this one, and was doing quite well. Towards the end Dan had the marker but was left with Kromac only. I ended up crushing most of Owen’s beasts and left him with Thagrosh and the Feralgiest…

In fact, the turn right before the end had the following on the board:

Dan – Kromac
Owen – pThagrosh, Feralgiest
Clay – pButcher, Wardog, Juggernaut (unharmed), Kodiak (unharmed)

Yes thats right, I had almost my WHOLE ARMY untouched and ready to go.

And then Owen’s dice caught fire. He charged me with pThag’s and needing 12’s to hit (def 19 on pButch thanks to Iron Flesh and the Dog) he proceeded to WRECK me. He missed 1 attack, and was able on his next turn to cut himself for Fury to wreck Kromac (who had only 1 HP left)

So in the end, Owen won the event by having all 3 bits of the Scourge Bringer AND was the last man standing. The entire day though was an absolute blast and to be honest I thought Owen might have been a bit formal, but instead he fit RIGHT in with me and Dan and our strange sense of humor.

I will however have my Vengence. If me, Dan, and Owen have to set up some sort of Vassal Campaign or something I will!

The Scourge Bringer WILL BE MINE.

Tomorrow…Scourge Bringer

The epic battle between Dan, myself, and Owen happens tomorrow.

Who will survive?

Who will claim the prize?

THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!

Wait…this ain’t Highlander! But in truth we shall see if Circle, Khador, or Legion comes out ahead in this epic campaign of murder, bloodshed, and tiny axe tokens.

I am honestly excited, not just to play Warmachine and Hordes for a full day, but also to be showing around a good friend of mine from across the pond. The plan for tomorrow is as follows:

Step 1: Grab Owen from his Rental Condo.
Step 2: Head to Phoenix Games in Orlando, play Game 1 of Scourge Bringer
Step 3: Go for lunch at Hamburger Mary’s. Nom tasty noms.
Step 3a: Possibly go get dessert at Mochi’s Frozen Yogurt!
Step 4: Play Game 2 at the Amorous Armadillo Game Shop
Step 5: Head back to Phoenix Games, and Play Game 3.
Step 6: Maybe grab dinner, and then take Owen back to his Condo.

Its good to have a plan. Hopefully I come out on top. The armies that will be clashing are 15 pointers, and look like this.

Owen (pThagrosh)
pThags
– Carniveran
– Teraph
– Shredder
Shepard
Feralgeist

Dan (Kromac)
Kromac
– Warpwolf Stalker
– Feral Warpwolf

Myself (pButcher)
pButcher
– Kodiak
– Juggernaut
– War Dog
Manhunter
MoW Kovnick

Who shall reign surpreme? We shall see…

Help, I need somebody! Help, not just anybody!

In a few weeks I am going to be getting some cash that I pulled from my 401k, and part of it is going towards getting myself and my wife each an XMas Gift. I know what I want to get her, which is an HTC Evo Phone from Sprint (she wants that phone so bad) but for myself, I want to expand some Warmachine goodness.

Interestingly enough, this is the perfect time to start a new faction thanks in part to the Privateer Press Holiday Wishlist!

On said wishlist, there are bundles, which apparently gives you a full 35 point army along with a template set, faction token set, Privateer Press dice set, and Privateer Press tape measure. Thats alot of stuff! I got foam and a bag now so I have transport down.

The question becomes this however. Do I expand my existing Khador forces more, or do I dive into one of these bundles?!

If I was going to expand my Khador I would be wanting to get the following:

Beast-09
Full Winterguard (box + 2 blisters)
Winterguard UA
3x Winterguard WA (Rocketeers)
Kovnick Joe

Which runs a total of $147.91 at MSRP. Its cheaper then buying one of the bundles, but at the same time it only expands my current faction.

Conversly, I can get one of the bundle armies, and end up with a 35 point army to start with.

The ones I was looking at are the following:

Cryx
Bundle Includes:

• Battle Box
• Banethralls (Full)
• Mechnithralls (Full)
• Skarlock
• Pistol Wraith (x2)
MSRP: $206.00

Skorne
Bundle Includes:

• Battle Box
• Cyclopes Brute
• Paingivers (full)
• Nihilators
• Ceterati (Min)
MSRP: $207.00

I could also just get a startup of Crocs and the Minions Book. (The pigs are cool but I dont want to dive into em JUST yet)

Also, instead of getting ANY of these I could get a brick of Heroclix (generally about $100) or I could do the Khador + a Brick of Clix. Or I could just get a few things (like skip beast) or just get a new Battlebox and the WG Stuff.

Or…I may get a Brick of DC75 (the new Heroclix Set coming out) along with a battlebox. That might work best!

I have alot of options, but the question is this…which one do you guys think I should snatch up? Here is a poll so you guys can help me figure it out.

WNW and “Scourge Bringer”

So last night was another night of Warmachine Wednesday at Phoenix Games. I had some fun, but honestly I didn’t really enjoy myself a whole lot.

The first game I played was using the 35 point pIrusk list that had been suggested to me. I am not going to go into great detail about the match itself, but I did learn a few things.

1. I still cannot beat Legion.
2. Angelius are devils.
3. pIrusk needs alot of Infantry (Better then what I have too)

The big problem with this match was that my opponent was an uber competative guy, and was playing hardcore and rules lawyering. I actually got into a 5 minutes argument with the guy about Flight. You see, he is returning the game after a long hiatus and is not super familiar with Mk2 and the changes. He kept telling me that Flight makes him immune to freestrikes and I kept trying to tell him it no longer does. I had him read the card in fact and pointed out that it does not say that its immune to freestrikes but it CAN Ignore intervening models. He assumed that since it ignored the models they couldn’t hit it.

We got into a few other minor arguments as well but that one really stuck out in my mind. After the game was over he again went to the other legion player and tried to argue with HIM about the Flying thing. That legion player pointed out that it doesnt say it on the card and that Legion lost that in Mk2. He did not seemed thrilled about that change.

The second game was better, and I tried out the pVlad list at 35 that was in my last post. This one took forever and we had to call it at Midnight as I had to leave to get up for work in the morning. We called it a draw as we both had lost a total of 6 points. That game just went CRAZY Slow. I should have been running, and we played one of Baulders spells wrong (I didn’t realize that his forest spell was an upkeep and thus could only create 1 forest at any given time, so he ended up creating a constant wall to block my LOS to his stuff)

The pVlad list did MUCH better. S&P is a crazy awesome spell. I also <3 the Kodiak. I am wondering though if taking out the Destroyer and Wardog and putting in the Spriggan would have been better. I kinda liked being able to shoot with the Destroyer and not HAVe to feed it focus. But I digress

Now what I am really excited about is this coming November 13th we have…SCOURGE BRINGER! A 3 part 3 person campaign developed by Owen of Far Far Away involving Me (pButcher), Dan (Kromac), and Owen (pThagrosh). We are going to playing 3 15 point games, each at a different store in my area. Hopefully we get lots of pictures and things and everything goes well.

I am going to be running the following “themey” pButcher List

pButcher
– Juggernaut
– Kodiak
– War Dog
Manhunter
Man-o-War Kovnick

Not the best no, but I got 3 Weapon Masters, access to pButchers silly feat, and Fury. I will WRECK things if I get in range. And with all the high ARM it should be hard to take me out (maybe).

Thankfully Owen is not bringing the stupid flying snake that is the Angelius :P

Twitter is my Friend (And Think Tank!)

So today I have been having a discussion of sorts with KhadorRed, KurtJanson, and Mael (of Warpainter) about what to do with my Khador now that I have all these new choices. Thanks to those fine minds, I now have an idea and intend to put the lists into practice tonight when I get to Wednesday Night Warmachine!

First up is a 25/35 point list that was Suggested by KurtJanson which involves pVlad:

pVlad
– Juggernaut
– Kodiak
Shocktroopers (5)
Widowmakers
Manhunter
(add Destroyer and WarDog to make it 35)

I think it looks solid. I get that its basically a brick where Vlad and his Jacks advance behind a wall of Man o War, and then surge foward during the feat turn. At least thats what it looks like to me! Adding in the Destroyer and Wardog to bring it to 35 makes it even worse. I can’t wait to try Signs and Portents!

The other list was created by Alex Smith of Khador Red Fame and is a 35 point list built around pIrusk. I can’t think of a way to bring this down to 25 simply due to pIrusk wanting plenty of troops.

pIrusk
– Kodiak
– Spriggan
– War dog
Min Kayazy
– Underboss
MoW Shocktroopers (5)
Widowmakers
Manhunter

Thats about as straightfoward as it gets. Superiority on the Spriggan, Iron Flesh on the Kayazy, Battle Lust as needed and just go to town. Won’t work against things with lots of Pathfinder though as they can ignore his big Difficult Terrain spell (Whose name escapes me at the moment!)

At least one if not BOTH of these lists will be tried out tonight. Lets see if I can keep up my winning streak! :D