Let me be frank. I want to play Hordes. This should come as no surprise to anyone who knows me, and my history (read my archives here). I started playing seriously with Trollbloods in Mark 1.
Now, why I am going “Oh God Why”?
Because of my tax money. It lets me buy things!
You see, I cannot figure out what I want for my Cryx besides Cankerworm. I also don’t want to get a whole bunch of models for the faction until I decide I really like it (so far I do). I also want to play Hordes and have fun with the fury mechanic. I also want to play beast heavy because, well, I like the beasts!
So, looking at all the Hordes factions, I run into some issues with all of em save 1. So lets go over my issues with all of em.
Minions: Lack of variety here. Gators have 5 beasts, Pigs 3. I only like 1 Gator Warlock and 2 of the Pigs.
Trollbloods: They seem, looking at how they are setup now, they seem infantry heavy. They do have a good beast caster, but I have played em before and they don’t really interest me.
Circle: Dan plays em. I don’t want to step on his toes. And I only like Baulder / eBaulder, and thats not enough for me. And I am not a huge fan of their infantry.
Skorne: I love their beasts…but the casters are not really beast focused from what I have seen. If I am wrong here please tell me however. Giant elephants and cyclops are awesome. And I don’t mind their infantry (but the agonizer is creepy)
Legion: I like their beasts (shredders are cute!) and I like a few of their casters. pThags, eThags, Absylonia, and Bethayne/Belphagor. My only issue? The CHEESE! Oh god, Legion was the only faction I could never beat when I played Khador.
Hence my OH GOD WHY. I am actually leaning towards Legion.
Which would you suggest? Why? Also, don’t try to talk me out of it, I want one Warmachine and one Hordes faction, and I want the option to play either at small levels.
Oh, and are the Hordes warpacks plastic now? Or are they still Metal?
Finally: I love Chain-Attack. I am listening to it right now at work. Thanks for the suggestion. I am listening to ALL the episodes! ALL OF THEM. Got my little Mp3 player out and its got every episode that I have not heard yet on it :D