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.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

JML - 30pt Battle Report

Hello dear readers.  Between three weeks ago and just now, we decided to switch from the 2016 JML rules to 2017, which has you add models in 15pt intervals.  Since people were sick or busy over the intervening weeks, we decided to add just 5pts to take us from 25 to 30.  I was running:

Bane Witch Agathia (*29pts)
*Reaper (13pts)
*Slayer (10pts)
*Canker Worm (9pts)
*Deathripper (6pts)

Pistol Wraith (5pts)
Warwitch Siren (4pts)

Carrion Thralls (Leader and 9 Grunts) (10pts)

Total: 28/30pts

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

More JML - 25pt Battle Report

This past Friday we moved up to 25pts, meaning that if I want to stay ahead on painting, I need to get my act together this week.

I played a fun game, even though it was small, so I'll do a report.  At 25pts, I had:

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

JML Progress!

I finished my Pistol Wraith, so here are some pics of that.

And the whole 25pt force I'm ready to field:

We met last Friday and I played 2 games at 10pts (battlegroup + Canker Worm for me), and lost them both!  The Skorne box still makes a lot more sense to me, although I'm no fan of Xekaar.  Clearly I need to learn to Cryx a bit better.  A couple shots from my games:

I'm currently 1-4 for the league, but at least I'm ahead on painting.

Until next time!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Skorne vs. Ghost Fleet: Initial Thoughts

Ghost Fleet is a Cryx theme list that debuted last year, was unlocked sometime over the winter, and has been tearing up the meta at a very high level this spring and summer.  It's strong into a lot of matchups, and plays a pretty different game from many lists, which means you have to have a specific plan for dealing with it.  That means both having a list that can handle Ghost Fleet, and a strategy for winning against Ghost Fleet with that list.

I realise that this post is a little behind the times, since Ghost Fleet has been a powerhouse for a while, but these kinds of thought experiments are fun for me, and maybe Skorne doesn't have a lot of information out there yet (I don't follow the FB group or LormaHordes very much).  Anyway, here's my take:

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

I Hope You Enjoyed Your "Labor Day," Mortals

For there is no such day in the Nightmare Empire!  The baleful light of the forges of Skell never dims, and their clangor never quiets!


As I said last week, I'm starting up Cryx in a very casual JML with a few good friends.  I don't know Cryx as well as I know Skorne, or even Retribution, but they're cool, and I felt like trying something new.

Why Cryx?

Mostly, I really like their look.  They have some of my favorite models in WarmaHordes, and I have been having a lot of fun painting them so far.  In particular, I like the necromechanika look.  Zombies with machine parts, robots with bone parts, ghosts with pistols, it's all great.  I also like some of the core mechanics in Cryx.  Debuffing enemies is fun, and using the souls of slain enemies as robot and spell fuel is awesome.  Cryx should also play quite differently from both Skorne and Ret, which will be great when I want some variety.

My list so far: