As mentioned in my last post I’m trying to rediscover my Khador by moving out of my comfort zone and visiting some of the more unorthodox casters and units.OrsusSmash did a fantastic write up about Khadoran casters and this material along with my revitalized feel for the game has given plenty of inspiration for forces I’d like to try out and what follows are a few of those lists along with a preliminary analysis of what I’m trying to achieve with them.
The end of October saw the arrival of Frontlines 2 to The Outpost in Sheffield. It’s been a few months in the making and as my first time organizing an event like this it was a learning curve but in the end it turned out to be a great day! I thought I’d talk a bit about what we did, show you guys some photos and also give out some tips on how to run your own event like this!
So recently passed was the UK masters event, the finals of which saw Jamie Perkins (Khador) Take on Andrew Galea (Trollbloods). Needless to say the game was very interesting and captured in its entirety by the good chaps over at SteamForged which then had a commentary added to it by the players themselves.
So I’ve been asked a lot recently how I did the bases for my Farrow so heres a quick step by step guide to making them yourself! Nothing complicated but they do look great and as we all know a good base can make or break a model. So read on fellows, read on…
Along with others from the aforementioned journeyman league and thanks to a rather tasty discount I now get I decided to have a play around with something new. I’ve been wanting to try hordes for a while but none of the main factions really attracted me apart form Minions. Maybe it was the cool models, the rules or the fact that they are still an evolving faction and not many people play them but whatever it was, they sure looked fun
SmogCon is under a week away and as such so is my first ever Warmachine event and what an event to kick off with! Its looking like it’s going to be a boat load of fun, reall looking forward to it! I do however need to finalise the lists I plan on taking as so far I’ll be playing in the 35pts steamroller and the 15pts doubles. I will of course be using the boys in red (although they wont be painted in time so more boys in silver and brown).
After my last post I got a fair bit of feedback via comments, not the kind I wanted exactly but in all honesty it’s good to have some constructive criticism. Puts your feet back on the ground so to speak.
I went away and asked a few acquaintances, a lot of them TOs or regular tournament players and got some more feedback. It was very positive and they presented good arguments for conversions in general.
Now as I touched on in my previous post Warmachine is not a game you associate with conversions. A range that provides only static metal models with no interchangeable bitz or options is pretty weak when you compare it to say, Warhammer, where nearly every model can easily be made to look different.
Now don’t get me wrong I’m not complaining, this does prevent a lot of gaming shenanigans that games like Warhammer suffer from like laying down space marines, oversized vehicles, winged tyrants and all the other cheesy modelling advantages that I’m sure you’ve heard of. Combined with PP’s simple Base Size=Height/LOS system it makes the game mechanic perfectly simple.
However as a modeller, who enjoys having good looking models and isn’t too keen on duplicates it does sometimes rub me up the wrong way and recently, starting with the winterguard, I’ve had the urge to experiment a bit more in having a more unique looking Warmachine army. The problem is that to stop people abusing the system PP have a very formal ruling included in the new 2012 Steamroller pack.
So I’ve got a new conversion to show you all and at the same time we’ll take a look at the ruling and see why it’s allowed.
First of all sorry for the lack of posts guys, Its been a pretty busy January but sadly not so much in hobbying. Work and other assorted niceties have kept me away from the brush but I have managed to get a few things done.
I’ve had a good few games with the new steamroller 2012 pack so look for a few posts concerning that and how I need to adapt my Khador to the scenarios and rules! In the mean time I have some new winterguard to show!
Panzar’s given me the compliment of asking me to dispense some scratch building advice. You might be asking yourself why you should take advice from this person you don’t know, so I’ll start by telling a little about myself.