Category Archives: Protectorate of Menoth

My First Painted Warmachine model in years 

I got talked into getting back into WM… 

So I’ve been working on getting a single 75pt list done up. 

Here’s my warcaster: Tristan Durant! 

Here’s the full list that I’m working towards (ihavenoideadog.gif):

75 / 75 Army

Sovereign Tristan Durant – WJ: +28

–    Hierophant – PC: 3

–    Vigilant – PC: 9 (Battlegroup Points Used: 9)

–    Vanquisher – PC: 17 (Battlegroup Points Used: 17)

–    Templar – PC: 15 (Battlegroup Points Used: 2)

–    Guardian – PC: 15

–    Castigator – PC: 12

Pyrrhus, Flameguard Hero – PC: 5

Vassal of Menoth – PC: 3

Vassal of Menoth – PC: 3

Temple Flameguard – Leader & 9 Grunts: 11

–    Temple Flameguard Officer & Standard – Officer & Standard: 4

Choir of Menoth – Leader & 5 Grunts: 6

I’ve been making steady progress and this is also a part of my long planned Menoth repaint… 

Ruminations on the Protectorate and me…

Awhile ago, I decided to dive off the deep end and repaint my Menoth

…but that hasn’t quite come to fruition.  Why?  A variety of reasons really.  Not happy with the scheme or it’s execution were among the top because if I am going to dive off that cliff, I want to be 100% I like the end result.

But if I have to be honest with myself, the biggest reason is excitement. Or lack there of.

Prepare for a bit more text than usual….

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The (Short) Road to Warmachine Weekend

Myself and two friends have decided to make the trek to St. Louis this year for Warmachine Weekend!

So you know that that means:  PAINTING SPREEEEEEE!

I’ve chronicled last time what my new Menoth paint scheme will be, now it’s time to get to the nitty-gritty.  With my recent move winding down, I’ll have more time to devote back to painting.  But this post really isn’t about painting, it’s about the lists I’ll be bringing and why.

Read on True Believers!

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Another successful hobbying weekend! With Pics!

Despite my being out of town for a almost a week, I had what I would call a successful hobby weekend!  Well it was pretty much a successful Sunday…but still!

Let’s take a look-see at what hit the table this weekend!

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Hobbying on the weekend?! A tabletop update.

What madness is this?!

For various reasons (mostly burnout and time), I haven’t been the most active on the hobby front.  Especially not near what I was in the beginning of 2013.

This weekend I think was one of my most productive hobby-wise in awhile, even with everything my wife and I had going on…

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Initiate Tristan Durant & repainting my Menites.

So I decided to stop putting it off and just dive back into Menoth. It’s been like 6 months at least since I’ve seriously touched a Menoth model (painting wise, I’ve been playing them this whole time), since I decided at the start of 2014 that I would indeed repaint and rebase them. Hence why updates on this site have been fairly few as compared to other years.

A little crazy sure, but I came to the realization that I just hate my current scheme. After staring at them on table and in countless pics, I just can’t take them anymore. They look so…unfinished. Which is frustrating as I know how much time I’ve spent even getting them to their current state. And I’m just tired of painting gold.  For as much as I’ve painted it, I still can’t get it to look good enough.

Reznik @ 35pt
Fully painted, and yet so blah to me now…


How’d I get to this new scheme?  Read on…

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Gearing up for the East Coast Rumble!

A crew of our locals are hitting the road in the a couple weeks!

We’re heading to the East Coast Rumble in New Jersey, this April 11-13!  A lot of the New Jersey guys come down to the Nova Open so it’s high time we paid them back by heading to their shindig.

Here’s a listing of the events. What events do I plan to compete in?  What lists am I bringing?  Why can’t adults see why kids love Cinnamon Toast Crunch?

All those questions, except the last one, is answered after the jump!

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Testament of Menoth WIP

It feels good to be back.

Welp, I think I may finally be giving up the ghost on Skorne.  I’ve already mused about how I don’t enjoy painting them, and since painting is arguably my favorite part of the hobby, I felt I should just stop fighting it.

Testament of Menoth wip
Testament of Menoth wip

So back to my Menites I go! First is a caster I’ve had on my desk primed for a long while.  He still has a lot of details to go, but the bulk is there.  I’m pretty happy with the quality of the paint job on him so far, which is something I feel lacking from of lot of my later crop of painted Menoth…may need to fix that soon…

What do you think?

(CONFIRMED) eReznik spoilers


  • FOC 7, DEF 13, ARM 17
  • MAT 7, P+S 13 w/ Reach & Flame Burst
  • Huge Base, Cavalry rules


  • Terror
  • Takedown
  • Lamentations of the Suffering (non-Magical ranged attacks automatically miss when he is camping a focus)


  • Death March
  • Iron Aggression
  • Creator’s Wrath
  • Lamentation
  • Flesh is Weak (RNG 8 POW 12 AOE 4 Models hit cannot Run or charge?)

Enemy Models in CTRL suffer -2DEF.
When an enemy model in CTRL is boxed by a ranged or melee attack, RFP that model. Place a 4″ AoE on the model boxed and every enemy model under the template takes a POW12 fire damage roll.

Kneejerk Thoughts:

Very good actually.  His feat is amazing. Tons of upkeeps (two of which are SELF), so watch out for Purification, although Lamentation can out right stop that.  With all the RFP he brings, he’ll be an easy one to drop on certain match-ups. Death March is an amazing spell anyway and is even more amazing in Protectorate.  I’ve already got a couple of list ideas brewing in the noggin.

My cup runneth over…

This is why I haven’t had a lot of updates lately…

This past holiday was one of the best yet in terms of hobby loot.  I’ve been so busy with cleaning and prepping all this stuff, I’ve barely put paint brush to model.

  • Flame Bringers
  • Temple Flameguard + UA
  • Idrian Skrimishers + UA
  • Bastions – Working on converting them. Finally.
  • Aiyana & Holt – from our Christmas Rampage event
  • Ten Thuders Archers
  • Gdaybloke’s LHMEEULMC prize – Not pictured. Yet.

I did finally start on Holt last night as my Paint the Target model for this month.  It did feel good to be back in the saddle.  With talks of an early Journeyman League starting up, more is incoming.