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How to Play Warmachine Tutorial Video

Privateer Press is really embracing this whole internet fad thing and put out what is the definitive “How to Play Warmachine” video.

I’m sure they’ll do one for Hordes soon.

Here’s also my beginner’s guide: So you want to play Warmachine?

 

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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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Starting Armies: How do the Factions of Warmachine play?

Great information for new players here on the Warmachine factions.

Too often I see factions get ‘pigeon-holed’ into one specific playstyle (IE Khador is the ‘slow’ faction, when across the board it actually has a higher average speed per model), when the factions (and the game at large) are so much deeper than that.

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Startin Armies

Who can we use? What are they like? First of all have a look at my overview of the game as a whole.

This week I’m going to discuss how the armies of Warmachine play. That is what models they often play and what that feels like on the table so that you can make an informed choice as you start the game. Next week we will discuss the Factions of Hordes.

The Factions of Warmachine are varied and very well-balanced against each other, though some Factions have an easier time when playing their “typical” models against other Factions, again fielding typical models. The individual warcasters/warlocks also provide a huge variety of playstyles and armies that can be explored. However, ultimately, each Faction has a flavour and a certain approach, as well as distinctive feels and similarities throughout their suite of options.

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So you want to play Warmachine/Hordes? A Beginner’s Guide

Note: this is only slightly out of date as this was written during MK2. MK3 is the current ruleset. There are some nuance differences in the ruleset but for the most part, many things still apply.

So you want to starting playing Warmachine and Hordes, but you haven’t the slightest where to start?

I put together this guide for the WM/H subreddit a few months back in order to help “noobs” and beginners get better acquainted with the game. Figured might as well share it here as well.  This is by no means comprehensive, but I tried to touch on each subject in broad stokes in order to keep things from getting too overwhelming for someone new to the game (or wargaming in general as that was my case).

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My Top 10 favorite Warmachine/Hordes models

After stating that the Legion Swordsmen Champion is in my Top 10 favorite WM/H models, it got me thinking…what actually are my Top 10 favorite WM/H models?

After some brain-wracking, I think I’ve come up with this list.  Now keep in mind, this is based strictly off of looks, not rules.  Those can be very different things.  Also this is presented in no particular order, even though they are numbered (how else will I count to ten?).  I’m already indecisive enough when it comes to doing these kinds of ‘Top Whatever’ lists, I don’t need to go adding a ranking to them.  I’d much rather just keep my head from exploding.

Any way, let’s check ’em out!

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Warmachine: Tactics for PC & Mac announced!

So that long awaited Warmachine video game?  Yeah it’s no longer a 3rd person action title (that reminded me a bit of Destiny Warriors), but a strategy game seemingly more akin to the actual table top game.

And surprise, surprise they’re going to Kickstarter for the funding.  I am willing to bet they have no problems surpassing their goal in less than 12 hours.

While rampant speculation isn’t really my thing (I’ll leave that to the forums), I’m cautiously optimistic about the project.

Check out the Press Release here and Matt Wilson’s Insider here for more info.

In the meantime, enjoy the trailer!