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Third Game – 2/26/14

Here’s a game with Makeda3!

Chronicles of a Mediocre Wargamer

Second game of the night for Week 2 was against Ron playing a Makeda3 tier list. His list was:

Faction: Makeda3 – Armageddon
Points: 50/50
Tiers: 4
Makeda and the Exalted Court (*2pts)
* Bronzeback Titan (10pts)
* Mammoth (19pts)
* Titan Gladiator (8pts)
* Aptimus Marketh (3pts)
Paingiver Beast Handlers (Leader and 3 Grunts) (2pts)
Praetorian Swordsmen (Leader and 9 Grunts) (6pts)
* Praetorian Swordsmen Officer & Standard (2pts)
Ancestral Guardian (3pts)

I’ve played against Skorne a few times but I’ve always lost when the Mammoth was on the other side. Generally what happens is I let my caster get killed by boosted AOEs, so I was going to try to avoid that this game. He won the roll (thanks in part to his tier bonus) and chose to go second. Deployment looked like:

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For me it was Banes center, Raiders top right, Leviathan and arc node bottom left…

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[Journeyman 2013] How has Rhyas been treating me?

Madrak vs Rhyas
How does this end?!

Sorry for the lack of updates lately.  I’ve been feverishly trying to maintain a painting pace at which I would be able to field a fully painted list every Thurday for the duration of the Journeyman League.  And lately, it’s been burning me out!

But I take solace in realizing that I only have six models left to complete the Rearguard! Four Swordsmen grunts, and two Warspear grunts.  Well, and eVayl in order to get the “paint 3 warcasters/locks” bonus we have.  That’s it!  A 50 point force in 2 months?!  None too shabby, me thinks.

Anyway, I’ve wanted to share a few links with you guys:

The first of which is from Lost Hemisphere.  I jumped into their Most Epic Extreme Unloved Models Challenge 2013!! or (LHMEEUMC2013 for short) as Rhyas clearly qualifies for that distinction (along with a few other models in the Rearguard like Warmongers) if reading online is any indication.  You can read the rules here, but the main link I wanted to share with you was the thread I created which details my journey thus far.  A lot of the initial pics you’ve already seen here, but the big thing is the mini battle reports I’ve been posting of my games.  Find out how I’ve done with not only (arguably) Legion’s worst warlock, but also (again arguably if online sources are to be believed) one of the worst warlocks/casters in the game!

Second is from Plarzoid’s blog.  The first weekend in order to kick off the Journeyman League, we had a Highlander Death Race tournament.  He’s got some pics up now. I even wore a shirt to match (which wasn’t intentional).  Check them out! (Link goes directly to gallery)

Finally, one more pic before the next big gallery post to hold you over…

Warspear Chieftain
Make way for the Chieftain!!

Reblog: First night of Journeyman games & pics of all the battleboxes!!

Slow grow/Journeyman battleboxes!
“Bow or Burn. Either way, there will be one less heretic today.”

Thursday was the first night of Journeyman/Slow grow league games and man o man, it was a grand time!

I don’t know if it’s the new shiny or what, but Menoth seems to have that…something…that I felt was missing from Khador for me.  Maybe I was burned (eh? eh?!) out on them and ready for a change, but I was talking with my wife and basically summed it up as, “I like them, but I don’t know if I’m in like with them…”  Suffice it to say I have been tossing around the possibility of possibly…maybe…sorta…selling them off.  But that’s for another post!

Back to the slow grow!  My local PG and Plarzoid brought in his lightbox in order to take (quality) pics of everyone’s battleboxes and it was awesome.  Check out all the pics on his blog here!  I’m pretty proud of our group as there are some really sexy mofos in there!  To me, it has always seemed like our group are more competitive players than painters, but they really stepped it up for this league!

I got in one and half games Thursday night.  Why one and a half?  Well about two-ish turns into my second game, Plarzoid started up a Portals event and Paul (my opponent at the time) and I wanted to get in on it.  If you haven’t tried it yet, it’s a ton of fun and many shenanigans will ensue.  You can find the rules here.  I went with eFeora the whole night because 1.) it brought me closer to the battlebox limit at 12 points (everyone was cool with it) and 2.) lighting everything on fire is good times.

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EXTRA EXTRA! The Volningrad Times, Sports Page: Volningrad Snowmen’s Season Opener!

The Butcher didn't shy away from the front lines when he was needed.
The Butcher didn't shy away from the front lines when he was needed.

Saturday, April 7 – Today the Volningrad Snowmen won their season opener against a team from the Legion of Everblight, 1 caster kill to none, although they were ahead on Scenario Control Points at the end of the first half as well.

A new trade made before the season, Orsus Zoktavir, who fans have affectionately dubbed “The Butcher”, was starting quarterback, while monstrosity Absylonia, was in for the Legion.  Absylonia led her side in a swift offensive in the beginning, taking half the field while the Butcher and his team struggled to match the pace set by the Dragonspawns. CONTINUED ON OPENER PAGE B5

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Hot Khador 2 vs 2 action! [Huge Gallery]

White Khador vs. Red & Black Khador
White Khador vs. Red & Black Khador

See what I did there with the title?  HOT Khador action…but Khador is cold…and we played on a winter board…ehhhh, you don’t know funny.

The Gnarls league at Game Parlour wrapped up recently, I’ve just been slow to get you this battle report.  Chalk it up to one part laziness, one part busy-ness (?), one part ADD, one part…oooo what’s that over there!

…Where was I?  Oh yeah, so the Gnarls League focused on higher point games (think 50+ points) and team games (hence the Wartorn Alliances sub tag).  With that in mind on the last week of the league, the four Khador players decided to throw down in a major way.  2 vs. 2, 50 points each…but since that would have taken an eternity to get through, we scaled it down to 35 points each (70 points each side).

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I played in my first ever Tournament! So, how’d I do?

Strakhov 25 point tournament list (missing Sylys in the pic)
Strakhov 25 point tournament list (missing Sylys in the pic)

Saturday I played in my first tournament and it was a blast! It was also my first time playing with clocks and timed turns were a bit unnerving.  Still an amazing time was had and it was a superb way to spend a Saturday afternoon!

But enough of my gushing, let’s get to the nitty gritty.  How’d I do?  Who’d I go up against? What did I run and why?

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Vlad, Dark Prince vs. War Witch Deneghra

Last night I played a game against Mugu and his masterfully painted Cryx force.  I had played Mugu before when I was but a wee noob (now I’m a big noob) and it was a lot closer than it was this game. Sheesh.  Mugu, I think you’ll do just fine at Templecon! Good Luck!

I tried something new this time with pVlad and 3 warjacks.  It’s a list I had been wanting to try out for a while now.  I also proxied the Kayazy Eliminators (Eiyrss & Zerkova in the pics).  pVlad appears to be quite the straightforward caster from looking at his stats and spell list. Signs & Portents is just such an amazing spell.  Blood of Kings too.  But alas, it was not enough to beat Mugu.  As you can see from the pictures, he outnumbered my force by a good bit.  I attempted to barrel into his forces, hoping to weather my ‘jacks through the Thrall mass, while my Iron Fangs cleaned up on the right side.  Things went south quickly as I lost a good majority of my Pikemen very early in the game.

Where I was whittling his force Thrall by Thrall,  my force was getting carved.

Then Deneghra popped her feat…

…there was just no way I was going to pull it out now.  I conceded the game to Mugu.  Man, what a feat she has!

My initial thoughts on Vlad:  He’s alright.  I’m sure he is probably top-tier compared to Strakhov, but while playing him, he just didn’t excite me I guess.  Having 7 focus was a major boon though!  Despite only being one more than Strakhov’s, I felt like I had focus to burn each turn!  I was hoping to clear the way for a Blood of Kings fueled murder run, but it just didn’t happen. Mugu’s forces were just too much.  I really needed some AOEs.  Note to self…

Unrelated Sidenote!

Speaking of games…does anyone play Infinity?  I really like the models and was just curious on what peoples’ thoughts about the game were.  From talking to some people at various game shops, Malifaux is supposed to be the current hot shit, but I just can’t get behind the models outside of maybe 2 or 3 of them.  But Infinity looks pretty cheap and easy to pick up.  I may just pick up some models just to screw around with.

The “Spoken Word” Batrep: Kommander Strakhov vs Thyra, Flame of Sorrow

What’s a “spoken word” battle report?  Well, it’s one without pictures.  Sorry.

Man o man, was it good to get back to playing some Warmachine last Thursday.  Due to the holidays, I hadn’t played in about a month.  I got a chance to finally play one of our LGS’s newest recruits, Jeff.  I believe Warmachine is Jeff’s first tabletop wargame as well, maybe being at it 2-3 months, so we are about the same level.  Jeff is on the side of Menoth, and his friend Danny, who joined at the same time, decided to go Cryx.

I stuck with what is quickly becoming my bread-and-butter list:

Ron (me)

Kommander Strakhov (*6pts)
* Beast-09 (11pts)
* Torch (10pts)
* War dog (1pts)
Great Bears of Gallowswood (5pts)
Iron Fang Pikemen (Leader and 5 Grunts) (5pts)
* Iron Fang Pikemen Officer & Standard (2pts)
Widowmakers (Leader and 3 Grunts) (4pts)
Widowmaker Marksman (2pts)

I hope I remember Jeff’s list correctly.

Jeff:

Thyra, Flame of Sorrow (*6pts)
* Blood of Martyrs (9pts)
Avatar of Menoth (11pts)
Choir of Menoth (Leader and 3 Grunts) (2pts)
Daughters of the Flame (Leader and 5 Grunts) (5pts)
Exemplar Errants (Leader and 9 Grunts) (8pts)
* Exemplar Errant Officer & Standard Bearer (2pts)
Exemplar Errant Seneschal (2pts)
The Covenant of Menoth (2pts)

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Kommander Strakhov vs. Master Tormentor Morghoul

HOLD THE LINE!!!

I bring you a game that I played against Brendon (Plarzoid) and his Skorne a couple weeks back.

First let’s go to the lists!

Ron (me)

Points: 34/35
Kommander Strakhov (*6pts)
* Beast-09 (11pts)
* Torch (10pts)
* War dog (1pts)
Great Bears of Gallowswood (5pts)
Iron Fang Pikemen (Leader and 5 Grunts) (5pts)
* Iron Fang Pikemen Officer & Standard (2pts)
Widowmakers (Leader and 3 Grunts) (4pts)
Widowmaker Marksman (2pts)

Khador Deployment

Brendon (Plarzoid)

Points: 35/35
Master Tormentor Morghoul (*7pts)
* Cyclops Brute (5pts)
* Cyclops Savage (5pts)
* Bronzeback Titan (10pts)
* Titan Gladiator (8pts)
* Aptimus Marketh (3pts)
Paingiver Beast Handlers (Leader and 5 Grunts) (3pts)
Praetorian Swordsmen (Leader and 9 Grunts) (6pts)
* Praetorian Swordsmen Officer & Standard (2pts)

Game time is GO!

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