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Templecon 2013 Hardcore List v2…

Templecon 2013
The countdown is ever looming…

After some playtesting with the Hardcore list I outline in an earlier post which used pSev and a lot of discussion and spitballing of ideas, I decided to tweak my list a bit.

I found that it was indeed a very potent list, but not the most friendly for a timed format.  It packed an abundance of AOEs, which just ate away at my clock.  At the NOVA Open, the clock was my greatest enemy as the only losses my eKreoss suffered were because I clocked myself.  I really want to avoid this situation again.  If I lost, I want it to be because I was outplayed, not out attrition-ed with the clock.

So the first of the changes is a big one this late in the game…a warcaster swap…

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

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Road to Templecon 2013: Getting my Hardcore list ready…

templacon 2013 logo
Couldn’t find a better pic…

I’m going to Templecon 2013!

Last year I didn’t go because I was just getting into the game and didn’t even have 35 points yet, plus what I did have was barely put together or painted.  Oh what a difference a year makes…I think this hobby has actually fully bloomed into an addiction, but I digress…

Back to Templecon!  I’ve signed up for the Hardcore, and two of the midnight madness style events.  Sadly, Blood, Sweat, and Tiers (an event I really enjoy) was full 😦  I’m also still looking for a third for the team tournament.

But this post is going to focus on a bit of theorymachine and my plans for the Hardcore tourney, which is an event I’ve never actually taken part in.  I’ve never had a fully painted viable 50 point army yet (although I could field a fully painted 50 point list), so that is the first challenge.  The next challenge is actually myself.  I’ve recently been trying to shed my “whatevs” attitude towards playing and gaining a more competitive edge.  So far my average tournament record is 1-3.  I aim to change this.

But how?

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[Musings] Thyra & the Black Widows

Ok so not the Black Widow we'll be talking about today, but I don't see anyone complaining...
Ok so not the Black Widow we’ll be talking about today, but I don’t see anyone complaining…

Lately I was able to try my first theme force in Warmachine and as per usual for me, it’s probably not one of the easier ones to play.  I’m talking about Thyra, Flame of Sorrow and her Black Widows theme force for Protectorate of Menoth.  It’s basically all Daughters of the Flame.  Which is okay with me, as I love all the Daughters models.

Here’s what I ran with at 35 points.  The only proxy was the Sanctifier, as it hasn’t been released yet.

Faction: Thyra – Black Widows
Points: 35/35
Tiers: 4
Thyra, Flame of Sorrow (*6pts)
* Blood of Martyrs (9pts)
* Reckoner (8pts)
* Sanctifier (9pts)
Choir of Menoth (Leader and 3 Grunts) (2pts)
Daughters of the Flame (Leader and 5 Grunts) (5pts)
Daughters of the Flame (Leader and 5 Grunts) (5pts)
Nicia, Tear of Vengeance (3pts)

So how is it?  What is it?  Read on, all will be explained! [warning: this is going to be a wall of text]

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Slow Day: I make the lists, you critique the lists!

With the holidays coming up, it’s been kinda slow at work, so what better way to kill some time than with list-building? Too bad I can’t paint my models at work…

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Over the weekend, Menoth smiled upon me something fierce and my model collection grew exponentially!  Filling up that new shelf may not be so hard after all…until you count painting them…

Starting to look a lot less sparse...
Starting to look a lot less sparse...

With so many new models, I think I have enough to really make some diverse lists and start trying something other than my current Strakhov 2-jack list.  Let’s get to theorycrafting!

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Lineup change! Lists for upcoming 25pt games…

Recently my Khador collection has grown considerably, thus resulting in an increase in army list flexibility.  As you may recall, I had already outlined my 15, 25, and 35 point lists based on what I had on order.

Welp, all that goes out the window now! With more choices, comes great…er…more…um…

…TO THE ARMY LIST THEORIES!!

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