Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Thou Shalt Game: 50 Point Steamroller - 3/8/2014

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to attend a Steamroller at my Friendly Local Game Store, Thou Shalt Game. We were lucky to have Gail the Pressganger from Pair-A-Dice come up to the store and run the Steamroller for us. We are currently without our own Pressganger and Gail has been generous with her time and has come up to run many of our events for us.

I am continuing to play the two lists I am going to take to Kingdom-Con. I have settled on my Xerxis list more or less. However, I am still fiddling around with my eHexeris list. I decided this tournament to try out the Slingers, as our local meta has a lot of Cryx (shock!). 

I was running late and by the time I arrived, the Pressganger had already set up the tables and soon I was playing my first game. For game one, I got paired up against....

Monday, March 10, 2014

Army List Evolution: Skorne Lists Part II

One of the aspects I enjoy about miniature gaming is the fact that you have the flexibility to alter, change, and tweak your lists. These changes can come about due to the fact your list is not performing, or you have figured out a nice combination, or you just plain old need to alter it due to shifts and changes in the meta. At this current point in my Warmachine and Hordes "career" I mainly make changes for two reasons; the first is a list is just not working out for me, the second is someone points out an alternate way to run my list/a list and I try it out.

The latter reason, is the reason that I have made changes to....

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Pair-A-Dice 50 Point Steamroller: 2/22/2014

Well, better late than never right? Right? Okay, I know this is exactly one week late from when I said I would post it; but well, that is life of a father of four who works 70+ hours a week. 

Anyways, I finally had a chance to sit down and write a few quick summaries of my games at the Pair-A-Dice 50 Point Steamroller. The Steamroller was run by one of the local judges and was meant to be a prep tournament for Kingdom-Con (she is one of the Judges/Organizers). I took the two casters I plan on running at Kingdom-Con and at least one of the lists is settled on. For the tournament I took....

Monday, March 03, 2014

50 Point Dojo Practice Games: Xerxis, eHexeris and eMakeda

Okay, I realize that I am a week behind. Actually, getting close to two weeks behind. This report should have posted last week on Wednesday, but life got busy and I never had a chance to finish writing it up. These games were played the week before the 50 Point Steamroller at Pair-A-Dice games; several of us decided to go down to the tournament together, so we all wanted to get in practice with our prospective lists. I got in a lot of games over two different days and I can not tell you how much they helped. I was able to remember important rules and abilities that really helped me when it came to my games in the tournament. 

I do not want to drag out the details on these games, so I will try to give a brief overview of each game. I will attempt to highlight my biggest mistakes.

Okay, my first game was against....

Monday, February 24, 2014

eMakeda 35 Point Hardcore: Versus Retritution

Went to the FLGS (Thou Shalt Game in Temecula) to get in some practice games for the upcoming Steamrollers and Cons that are on the horizon. It turned out to be the night of the elves, as all of my opponents were playing Retribution of Scyrah. Retribution is an army that I have had good luck facing in the past due to my armor values and Retributions lower RAT scores. I got in several games, two of there were Hardcore games against two different opponents.

I am still fine tuning my 35 point eMakeda list, and this time I dropped the Void Spirit for an Extoller. Against Retribution, I would probably have been better served with the Void Spirit, but I stuck with my list and pressed forward; the same thing I would have to do if it was a real Hardcore tournament. So, my eMakeda now looks something like this...