Sunday, April 24, 2016

From the Desk: Weekend Roundup #119

Sometimes, despite willpower, accidents happen.

At one of the FLGS's here, they are having a 20+% off sale on all Warmachine and Hordes stuff up until Mk3 releases. Now honestly I was resolved to not buy anything at all until Mk3. Not so much because of potential rules changes, but more because I'm in a heavy push to get to fully painted. However I went in and found out about the sale, and then discovered a Cephalyx all-in-one box on the shelf. Normally marked at $145, it was 25% discounted. I just couldn't pass that up. I love the Cephalyx models and those all-in-one boxes are incredible deals. I snatched it up and stashed it in my closet until after LnL. I'm not proud of myself, but I'm also not going to beat myself up over buying it when it was such a great deal. So instead of focusing on that news, let's now focus on my progress for this week, despite spending 2 days in DC this week.

Finished Gallant. Hooray!
Got Stryker3 assembled and ready to prime.
Trench Buster is almost done.


Paint Target: Complete All Models
Trench Buster - painting
Ragman - primed
Sacral Vault - assembled
Stryker3 - assembled

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Gallant

Yep, Gallant to go with Blaize. Not going to get played before Mk3. Fingers crossed!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Constance Blaize, Knight of the Prophet

I wish I had more time to talk about this model. It was very different to tackle for my Cygnar army due to the style and details of the sculpt. Nevertheless, it was actually a lot of fun to paint. I could see if someone was looking for a Cygnar model to really pour a lot of time and effort into on painting, this could be a good one. I really hope she gets better in Mk3.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Stormclad (take 2)

Second Stormclad, mostly because I love this model so. I sure hope it survives the MK3 updates with the same level of awesomeness it has now.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

From the Desk: Weekend Roundup #118

Given 3rd Edition, it's hard to keep focused on painting...

Another late evening post so I'll make this one short again. Everything right now is focused on getting projects wrapped up before LnL.
Finished Stormclad #2.
Blaize is nearly finished.
Bit more work assembling Stryker3 again, but again still a long ways to go.

Paint Target: Complete All Cygnar
Blaize - painting
Gallant - painting
Trench Buster - painting
Stryker3 - assembling

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Battle Report: Nemo3 vs Syntherion (twice)

Two battles in one night!

My list: Nemo3 w/ Finch, Stormall, Reliant, Jakes, Dynamo, Storm Lances (5), 2 Stormcallers, Bunker Objective.

My opponent: Syntherion (tier 4), Corollary, Prime Axiom, Mitigator, 2 Diffusers, Galvanizer, 2 TEPs, 3 Attunement Servitors, 2 Dispersion Optifexes, Optifex Directive.

Scenario: Outflank, 60 minute death clock.

I won initiative, and opted to chose sides. This again got me in a bit of a jam since Axiom (with it's tow cables) marched right up the middle of the table towards me, threatening my deal Storm Lances' approach. I advanced cautiously which did keep the alpha strike to a minimum, with only 1 Storm Lance being lost. At the start of my second turn I opted to feat and try to press for an advantage. There was some unfortunately dice rolling, and some serious mess up on my part in the handling of Dynamo. Long story short, I inflicted a lot of damage on Axiom and one battle engine, but not enough to take either one out. At this point it became an exercise of clearing out the Storm Lances, advancing with Axiom, and tow cabling Nemo into melee to squash him like a bug.

Lessons learned: Nemo is fragile. And although I love the idea of Storm Lances, I really need more practice with them. Also, I'm pretty rusty with Stormwall.

Games this year: 17

Re-rack and play again!

My list: Nemo3 w/ Finch, Stormall, Dynamo, 2 Storm Striders, 2 Stormcallers, Aiyana & Holt, Bunker Objective.

My opponent: Syntherion (tier 4), Corollary, Prime Axiom, Mitigator, 2 Diffusers, Galvanizer, 2 TEPs, 3 Attunement Servitors, 2 Dispersion Optifexes, Optifex Directive.

Scenario: Outflank, 60 minute death clock.

I won initiative, and opted to go first. I rushed forward with everything. The rest of the battle is somewhat similar to the first except that instead of rolling poorly, I was rolling crazybananas. Pictured here was Nemo's lightning bounce on Syntherion during the feat round and boosted, which turned a POW 10 hit against an ARM 21 Syntherion into a really nasty result. The rest of the round went similar with enough lightning bounces rolling well to get Synth down to 4 points left, and in the process I took out the Axiom. Unfortunately I didn't manage to take out a battle engine, and at the same time, Nemo ended up just a little too close. A quake gun put him on his butt and the battle engine I failed to take out proceeded to dust him with a couple serious sprays.

Lessons learned: Nemo is still fragile. I do however think that this list is much more amusing, and it does lend itself to a much more interesting sideboard. I think I'm going to stick with it for another try in my next game.

Games this year: 18

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Countdown to LnL2016: 8 Weeks

Missed a week on the countdown, but not a lot of progress anyway. Last week was crazy.

Logistics:
Travel - I need to take my car in for service before we drive up. Also it looks like we are definitely going to be 3 in my car, so I need to make sure we pack carefully.
Hotel - check
Food - I need to make sure I have a plan for bringing snacks and drinks with me, especially for Unbound.
Model transport - I need to make sure to bring a sturdy cookie sheet for during events, and that I can easily transport all my models. And that I can fit everything that I want to bring.
Shopping - check
Gaming equipment - check
Tokens - check
Repair kit - check

Events:
Masters - Registered! Need to finalize lists, and ADR (if applicable).
Unbound - Need to finalize a list, and also tweet a picture of my army to PP to help seed that I can play Jason Soles this year.
2nd Unbound - Playing an extra Unbound game with PPS Bryan. Need to make sure I'm all set for that. And now that's going to be a MK3 game!

Remaining Paint Queue:
Stryker3
Trench Buster
Blaize
Gallant