WM&H WTC 2014 – Poland

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Nothing beats getting up at 6am on a cold, wet, Parisian morning to go and play some toy soliders. This time was slightly different however as this time I was preparing myself to be fired across Europe in a tin can, direction: Poland and the Warmachine and Hordes World Team Championships!

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Instruments of War – The Beginning.

Despite their plastic resin kits making me wanting to gouge my eyes out with a spray template, the Skorne are coming along well and hopefully will be ready for painting by the end of the week! I Thought I would quickly run through what’s on the way, see what you guys thought.

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List Crafting, part 1: The right amount of Sun Tzu

No spoilers here: Warmachine is a game of tactics and knowledge. Once you’ve recovered from the shock of me stating the bleeding obvious I’ll go on to say that these principles should envelop not just your own army but that of your opponents and the battlefield (in the form of scenarios and terrain). When I went to write (or copy, see last post) the lists I planned on starting this year off with I considered each one of these points in order to create a two-list set up that would give me good coverage against any opponent.

Also what’s with the Art of War reference? Because it seems like any time anyone broaches this kind of subject the first thing they will do is quote Sun Tzu. Whilst I didn’t really want to do that, I didn’t want to come across as a completely uncultured barbarian either so there you go, this article now contains just the right amount of Sun Tzu.

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Back on the battlefield

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Right then I’m back into it so enough talk (big words for a guy writing a blog I know) let’s get down to business. Getting back into the game means essentially two things: I need to play and I need to paint. Best get cracking then!

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Fun, Quick and Dirty III

Fast quick and Dirty is a 1 Day,  tournament run by Team Octopi in Stockport. As the name implies it revolves around quick, brutal games and to this end its got an unusual format of 3x20pts lists. This seemed like a great little format to me and it was relatively cheap to enter and travel to so I rounded up a few of the local lads and got tickets !

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UK Masters Final – Directors Cut [Video]

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.

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Frontlines: Immoren Burns – From the other side of the scoreboard.

Today we’ll have a look at a slightly more unusual sort or tournament report, this time coming not form playing it, but form making it all happen! Frontlines was the first tournament I’ve ever organized and run and wow what a learning experience. I’ve certainly got a lot to talk about so lets get to it.

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