Monday, December 22, 2014

Steamroller 2015: To Skorne or Not To Skorne; Part 3A - Quick Game Summaries 1 of 2

This is part three in what was originally suppose to be a quick set of comments on what I was thinking about my Skorne army as we move forward toward Steamroller 2015; this portion will quickly cover a host of games I have played with various iterations of my lists. I think this is important because it has formed my opinion on my lists and what I want to do as we move closer to Steamroller 2015. I have played a host of games, so I am just going to quickly present them, with a photo or two and some comments on the list played and what I liked or didn't like. Okay, here we go....

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Steamroller 2015: To Skorne or Not to Skorne; Part 2 - The Lists

This is the second part of my article on my decision whether to stick it out with Skorne, or shift to the shiny new Legion of Everblight I was painting up. In the first part, I went through some of my faulty thought process in why I was looking at another faction. This article will look at the 6 casters that I initially decided to go with as I tried to narrow the list down to three casters that I want to focus on. Right from the beginning, I will state that I had already picked two and that I was just trying to figure out the third list in the pairing...but let us start with the two I have been playing and decided from the start would be in my pairings for next year...

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Steamroller 2015: To Skorne Or Not to Skorne

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Let me take a moment to apologize for the lack of post before jumping into what is hopefully a return to a more productive and active blog. I have already mentioned it on previous blog updates, but a confluence of events occurred since July to keep me away from this blog. However, it appears that my life has stabalized a bit more and my very limited "gaming" time has opened up a bit and I will now have time to both hobby and blog. Okay, enough of that, back on topic.

A rather lengthy period of time has passed and I am still flip-flopping back and forth on what army to play for the new Steamroller season (2015). At first, I was dead set on going forward with the Legion army I had collected over the last year; I had all the models for three competitive lists and I was going to just move on and play them., as they looked like a very competitive army. Then I thought about just sticking with Skorne; I had only played them and this game for a year and I really felt like I was just getting comfortable with the game and perhaps more importantly I was learning my armies limitations.

While it varied slightly from momemt to moment and conversation to conversation...

...the above arguments went back in forth in my mind during my internal debate.
Most gamers it seem, suffer from faction, army, or even game Attention Deficit Disorder; I know that I am no exception to this, as I have switched all of the above in my 20 plus years of gaming.
However, this time was a wee bit different, don't get me wrong, I wanted to play a new faction and I had collected a large Legion army for my son, who has flipped-flopped between Warmachine and Magic (hmm...might be a genetic thing). However, I think a large part of it is that I was struggling with Skorne; Skorne is not a simple point and click army and I was time and time again losing to the same players.

I decided that it was of course my factions fault and felt jumping ship was the best possible decision. Let us completely disregard the fact that I am completely new to this game; let us completely disregard that I was still learning my own army and let us completely disregard that I had very little understanding of my opponents armies or models.
So, I decided to go with Legion and started to assemble and paint up my Legion army; however, I still wanted to play Warmachine/Hordes, so I decided that I would continue to play Skorne while working on my army as I am personally loathed to play with unpainted models, other than a single model here or there to test out a concept. So, I sat down and picked out 6 Skorne casters I would play and set out designing lists for them. With Legion, I went with a much more limited scope and just picked three that I would paint and play.
Next week, I will talk about the six casters I picked for Skorne and the lists I am currently using and what lists I am thinking about using, or lists I am building toward for SR 2015.

Till Then, Mags Out.

Monday, December 08, 2014

Successful Toys for Tots Charity Event

I am not going into all the details, but I did want to say that we had a successful charity event. We raised all the toys you see below from two events: the turnout was lower than last year, but we got almost as many toys, so those that came were very generous and this is what we ended up with....

Friday, November 28, 2014

Objectives and Flags for Warmachine by Greenman Designs!

Just wanted to send out a quick shout out to Greenman Designs, INC and the fantastic objectives and flags they made for me and the new FLGS. They really turned out great and while it might not seem like much, they really spruce up the gaming table.

We had been using just blank bases which work fine, but I wanted something more aesthetically pleasing, I was looking at other options, including making my own, when I had the idea to drop a line to Greenman Designs and see if they could make some for us. They did and they look great. I would highly recommend them to anyone that wants some custom laser work done!