Friday 9 July 2010

New beginning

It's been a while since my last post here and I cannot let Haldir take over the blog entirely, so here I am again :)

Not much has been happening hobby wise - I'm in the process of renovating a flat for me and my better half. Basically it's a land of dust at the moment but it should be more or less ready by the end of next week. I did however manage to play my first two games of WARMACHINE. I haven't had much time to study the rules and i figured that learning by playing would be the best solution anyway. Fortunately my younger brother has been playing it for a few weeks now and knows the rules pretty well.

So we started with starter vs. starter set. That's probably the easiest way to get a grasp of the rules. I felt quite hopeless in my first game as I was initially overwhelmed by the combat system and pretty much everything else. Basically my brother kept on telling me what to do and somehow I ended up winning. Beginner's luck I guess.

The second game was much better and I felt more at ease. Everything that seemed difficult at first was now much more easily digestible. This time it was me who lost but after an interesting and competitive game. I tried using Denny's feat early on in the game and ended up almost killing Kreoss. Yeah, almost...

Anyway, it was a good game and I learned much more about WARMACHINE. Enough to see that it's a pretty cool game. I still need to learn how to play my cards. Literally. Having to read the description of a spell before using it in game instead of knowing everything that is available and using all the options seriously limits the chances of winning.

To finish off this post, here are a few shots of a Bane Knight I painted a while ago. It was a test model painted in order to try a color scheme. I am overall happy with the result and I think that a whole unit will look nice on the table. I won't have many opportunities to paint in the next few weeks so this is probably the last pic of a painted mini from me for the time being.

I'm still waiting for the remaining four grunts and Tartarus that I ordered from Maelstrom Games a while ago. They are still waiting for some of the Privateer Press bits to come in to stock from their supplier so my order was split. I have already received the second Pistol Wraith (what a great mini, I cannot wait to painting it!), Gorman Di Wulfe (mighty useful in battle though the mini itself isn't that nice) and the Cryx force book. There have been quite a few good reviews of it in the blogosphere so I'm not going to write anything about it here. I can just add that the artwork in it is absolutely amazing, some really great renditions of the Cryxian casters, jacks and solos.

Well, that it for now. I will probably write more about my introduction into the world of WM soon.


  1. Pfff why haven't you posted whole battle report? ;)

  2. It's still a bit too early for a complete report, I need to learn the rules better and use them in game.I don't have much time to do it now but sooner or later there will be better battle reports ;)

  3. Wow, what a cool model in that Bane Knight! Love the OLS around the eyes (I'm doing the same thing with my Inquisitor Lord Hector Rex model...only blue). Keep up the great painting!! :)


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