Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Another Upcoming Tournament and More Blogging

There's another local tournament coming up, which I'd really like to attend.  I'll know by Friday whether I can, but in the meantime, I'm thinking about lists.

I want to keep playing Mordikaar, since he's been very solid as well as a lot of fun.  I may try to squeeze in another proper heavy, although I'm not sure where I'll find the points.  I'm also not completely sure which heavy I'd run.  I might be able to find the space for Tiberion.  I love his model, and he's quite solid on the table, but Jeezy Creezy he's a lot of points.  We'll see, I suppose.

For Mordi's partner, I'm very interested in running either the Makeda 1 or the Jalaam 1 lists I was musing about in this post.  If I can't get a little practice in with either of them, I can fall back on my Zaadesh 2 list.  I've already said it's probably the strongest of the bunch, but it would be cool to try something new.

In more certain news, I think I'll be able to keep the blog up regularly going forward.  I'm aiming for 2 posts per week, one Wednesday or Thursday, and another one over the weekend or Monday.  I have a couple of posts planned, and if I'm able to play games over the week, I'll be doing reports as well.

Otherwise, I'm open to suggestions.  I know I have a couple regular readers; what do you want to read about?

Monday, August 13, 2018

State of the Lists - What I'm Thinking and Doing With Skorne

Hello Again!

I can't make any promises that I'll actually start blogging consistently, as I really don't play all that often.  I've played about 6 games this year, including the 3 I played at the tournament in my last post.  That said, I've been thinking about list building a lot lately, and this seems like as good a place as any to try to organize my thoughts.

I'm thinking about lists mainly in terms of themes.  I can play 3 of our themes, because I only own one unit of Immortals and very few minions.  That may change, but until it does, I'll just focus on the themes I can play: Imperial Warhost, Masters of War, and Winds of Death.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Belated June Tournament Report!

Hey everyone!

Almost 2 months ago now, I went to a local tournament.  As usual, I had a great time, and even won a couple games.  Here are the lists I took:

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Renegade Open Non-Team Tournament Reports

Hello again everyone!

I also played in the non-team event the next day.  We had enough to play 5 rounds, although only the top 8 would play the last 3 rounds to make room for another event.  I decided to keep the same Makeda 1 list from the day before, but after significant fury management woes, I decided to switch the Mak3da list out for a more conventional Zaadesh 2 list:

Lord Tyrant Zaadesh (*28pts) - Imperial Warhost
*Bronzeback Titan (18pts)
*Titan Gladiator (15pts)
*Titan Sentry (15pts)
*Titan Sentry (15pts)
*Archidon (10pts)
*Basilisk Krea (0pts)
*Basilisk Krea (0pts)
*Agonizer (0pts)

Siege Animantrax (17pts)

Mortitheurge Willbreaker (4pts)

Paingiver Beast Handlers (Leader and 5 Grunts) (7pts)
Swamp Gobber Bellows Crew (2pts)

I like Zaadesh 2 a lot.  He feels like one of the most "Skorne" 'casters we have, especially with a big beast brick like this one.  The main work comes from the Titans, while the turtle and Archidon give me some flexibility a brick doesn't usually have.  The plan is: clouds up front, murder stuff with elephants.  :)  I would run a second free Agonizer instead of one of the Kreas, but I only own the one.

On to the games!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Renegade Open Team Tournament Reports

As I said sometime last year (sorry folks, I had to let the blog drop to take care of myself), I went to the Renegade Open, and played in a couple of Warmachine tournaments there.  The first one was the team tournament on Friday night, a 3-person event.  I was the captain of Team 4+ Tough, which also included my co-blogger Caleb, and friend of the blog and frequent opponent Ben.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Renegade Open Reports Incoming!

This past weekend, I went to the Renegade Open, a wargames convention right here in the Twin Cities.  I played in both the team tournament and the individual tournament with Skorne, and I'll have the reports up before (American) Thanksgiving.

I had an absolute blast, and I'll definitely be back next year.

That's all for now.  Stay tuned for updates.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Battle Report: Makeda 1 vs. Kaelyssa (75pts)

Hey everyone!

I've played a bunch of Cryx lately, but I haven't neglected Skorne.  I'm super excited about all our new themes, and I thought I'd give one of them a try last weekend.  Here's what I took:

Archdomina Makeda (*29pts) - Masters of War
*Molik Karn (19pts)
*Titan Gladiator (15pts)
*Scarab Pack (10pts)

Tyrant Rhadiem (9pts)

Cataphract Cetrati (Leader and 5 Grunts) (18pts)
*Command Attachment (Tyrant Vorkesh) (0pts - Theme Benefit)
Praetorian Ferox (Leader and 4 Grunts) (20pts)
Legends of Halaak (8pts)
Tyrant Commander and Standard Bearer (0pts - Theme Benefit)
Paingiver Beast Handlers (Leader and 3 Grunts) (5pts)

Theme Benefits
*+1 to the starting roll
*Free Tyrant Commander and Standard Bearer or Command Attachment for every 20pts of Praetorian or Cataphract models/units.
*Melee attacks by warrior models ignore Tough, and a model boxed by those attacks is removed from play.