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Posts Tagged ‘ Privateer Press ’

How ’bout that Faction: Khador

Khador is sort of a contradiction for me.  I love the look of the big chunky ‘jacks and the defining characteristics are slow and high ARM.  While this is cool, competitively speaking I don’t see them on the table a lot.  I find Warmachine to be a difficult game to play casually, especially in our group since you can be done on turn 2 or 3 without having done much.  This is the main thing that has kept me from Khador, not feeling like I can play the models I like.
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Speed Painting Gators

In our store’s Journeyman league, I’ve started the Blindwater Congregation army I had intended to start last journeyman league.  I chose the gators because I thought that they would be easy to speed paint and thus win the hobby award for the league.  Additionally, it’s nice to have a painted army.

I can paint well but all too often, it becomes too burdensome to paint an entire army to that standard.  I have some side armies which I intend to take my tie with as I only want to paint a small, 25-35 point army of and probably not play very often.  So sometimes, you just want to bang an army out to be able to play with it fully painted and not stress out.  Enter the gators.  The models are perfect to be speed painted with all their texture as opposed to flat armor plates.  I’ll talk a little bit about my plan and show some pictures of the first batch.

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Journeyman Gators – Week 1

I actually got to play Hordes with my Gators this week.  Not only that I got to play 3 games with them, it being Journeyman week 1 and all.

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Journeyman Gators?

So our store starts a Journeyman league this week and I’ll finally be able to bust out my Gators.  I started them last Journeyman but only got to play 1 week before real life intervened.

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How ’bout that faction: Minions

I don’t want to give away the thesis of the article, but Gators are cool.  The most recent faction, the minions are limited but very characterful.

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How ’bout that faction: Mercenaries

Mercenaries are sort of an odd duck faction for Warmachine and having started playing Cryx and moved to Retribution is probably the worst way to have transitioned into them.  Cryx and Retribution have comparatively very few mercenaries who work for them compared to say, Cygnar and Khador, meaning I own very few and that the transition to using them as a full time army would be more difficult.

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Warstore Weekend 35 point Steamroller

Last Friday night, I attended the 35 point Steamroller at The Warstore Weekend.  I’ve been wanting to get into playing my Retribution for a while and I was using this event as a way to get in a bunch of practice with them in a competitive environment.
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