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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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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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Kommander Strakhov

Kommander Strakhov

Kommander Strakhov. The first Warcaster I painted and the sixth model I’ve ever painted.

When I was getting into Warmachine and decided on Khador as my (first) faction, I knew Kommander Strakhov would be the first warcaster I used.  He was just too cool not to.  With my army theme in hand I went to work on painting him and I am actually really happy with how the color scheme came out.  The execution…meh.  But like I said, sixth model painted ever.

In time, when my painting skills improve, I’d like to come back to him and maybe update or redo him.

Kommander Strakhov

I am also very happy with how the base turned out.  It’s become a reoccurring thing for me to give my Khador warcasters some kind of elaborate base (as you’ll see in the future).

With his eyes, I went with a different approach: glowing with arcane energy, like he’s casting a spell or controlling a warjack.  I also gave him lines under his eyes like a quarterback.  I thought it would be  cool touch, but unfortunately I’m not at all fond of it.

Enough blabbing, let’s get to the pictures!  I present to you my completed: Kommader Strakhov!

Gallery!

What do you think? It could be about Strakhov or this new method of taking photos. I’d love any comments or (constructive) critiques!

You can also track his progress through these posts: one, two, and this one (the final).

His entry on CoolMiniOrNot.

Strakhov vs Vyros

 Sorry for the delay but I forgot about this battle I had on Thursday.  I came up against Rusty and his Retribution again.  If you recall I’ve faced Rusty before, but this time he brought Dawnlord Vyros and an all melee force.  I stuck with the force I used against Brendon, hoping to correct some of the grievous mistakes I made with under utilizing my Iron Fang Pikemen and Destroyer.

Spoiler alert: I didn’t.

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Strakhov vs The Butcher

The view downfield...

The Butcher had gone too far this time.  He had to be dealt with. The Empress knew there was only one man for the job: Shaft.

But since he wasn’t available, she went with Kommander Strakhov.

Last night was one of the final nights of the Slow Grow League and thus we found ourselves in 35 point games.  I came up against our Press Ganger, Brendon, and his tier 4 Butcher force, “The Black & Pinks.”  I went with a more “combined arms” approach for my Strakhov list.  TO THE ROSTERS!

Ron

Points: 35/35
Kommander Strakhov (*6pts)
* Destroyer (9pts)
* 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)
Eiryss, Mage Hunter of Ios (3pts)
Widowmaker Marksman (2pts)

Brendon

Points: 35/35
Tiers: 4
The Butcher of Khardov (*6pts)
* Juggernaut (7pts)
* Juggernaut (7pts)
* Kodiak (8pts)
* War dog (1pts)
Man-o-war Demolition Corps (Leader and 2 Grunts) (6pts)
Man-o-war Shocktroopers (Leader and 2 Grunts) (5pts)
Manhunter (2pts)
Manhunter (2pts)
Yuri the Axe (3pts)

Will the Butcher be caught with a stray bullet?  Will Strakhov be boiled alive? Can’t we all just get along? 

Read on to find out!

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Torch and Strakhov (Torch, Day 2-3 WIP)

Torch & Strakhov (WIP)

Finally had a lazy day today so I worked on some miniatures.  With the weather being as gorgeous as it was, I took the time to prepare, base, and prime some of my other models (Great Bears, Marksmen, MoW, etc), but that’s for another post.  The point of this one is to show you the progress I made on Torch!  At the moment, if you can’t tell he’s held together with blue tack, but this was just for me to get an idea of how the pose would play out, how close to Strakhov’s scheme he was,  and if it would look like I’ve had in my head this whole time.

Torch & Strakhov 2 WIP

The idea was since Torch is Kommander Strakhov’s personal warjack, that his had such an affinity with him that they were one.  I tried to get Torch to not just mimic Strakhov’s pose, but also his color scheme as well.

Strakhov & Torch 3

He still needs some cleaning up and final little details on himself and on his base.  What do you think?  I was super cautious (and slow :/) with him because I wanted him to come out really well.

Strakhov Battlegroup
...and a pic of the battlegroup.

Strakhov vs Ossyan

Last night I was able to get a game in against Rusty’s Retribution and Lord Arcanist Ossyan. I decided to go with my option A outlined last post and bring a whole mess of Iron Fangs to the table. I think it worked out pretty well. It was ultimately a lose for me, due to one of many mistakes I made. I brought the rulebook in with me today to refresh myself so I don’t keep making them 😉

Ossy’s temporal cannon really did a number on me, invalidating my feat turn. Had that not happened it would have been different. After Torch killed one of his ‘jacks, Overrun triggered and I moved Strakhov up, hoping to hide him behind the warkacks. I completely forgot that one of those warjacks (the one I just killed d’oh) was no longer there and thusly, Strakhov was riddled with bullet holes.

Even though it was a lose, I still had fun, I think that is just another reason why I like Warmachine as much as I do.

Thoughts on the list: It’s a bit boring in that that most of the bodies only melee, but the marksmen and Eiryss injected some needed variety and even got a few shots off. That said, I still very much like the Pikemen and will try to work them into more of my lists. I also can’t wait to have them painted (but gotta brassrod their pikes first).



Wardog and Torch, day 1. Very much WIP.

Today I had to get surgery in my mouth so it kind of put a damper on how much I could get done. I started to feel better at night, so I did a little work on one of my wardogs and got started on the base for Torch. What you see are my poor attempts at green stuff flames. Hopefully they look better once everything is painted.

I also included Strakhov in the pic as he is now based and ready for his final snow covering (as are the Widowmakers). I’m waiting until I have Torch and the wardog done before I do that, that way I can knock them all out in one batch.