Sunday, August 28, 2011

Warmachine Batrep: Morghoul1 versus Ossyan

Chad and I got in a 35-point game of "Outflank, Outfight, Outlast" Saturday night. This mission has two 12-inch diameter scoring zones along the center-line.

We played on his new desert terrain mat. The texture was perfect, but the color was disappointingly uniform.

Chad threw together a pMorghoul list, and I gave my Ossyan tournament list a first test drive.

Master Tormentor Morghoul
- Cyclops Brute
- Rhinodon
- Titan Bronzeback
- Titan Gladiator
Bloodrunner Master Tormentor
Paingiver Beast Handlers (full)

Lord Arcanist Ossyan Vyre
- Manticore
- Griffon
- Griffon
Dawnguard Invictors (full+UA)
Houseguard Riflemen (min+UA)
Eiryss, Angel of Retribution
House Shyeel Magister

Retribution of Scyrifornia

Ramon at our FLGS has added some local color to his Garryth and Ravyn warcaster figures.  He was nice enough to let me take some photos.  I think these speak for themselves.

Garryth, Dude of Retribution

Ravyn, Eternal Wave

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Tournament Preparation (T-20 Days)

Apologies for the slowdown in battle reports.  Family and work have prevented a good game these past few weeks.  Sad, because the club 35-point tournament is approaching in three weeks.  Most of my gaming effort has been in theory-crafting for the tournament lists and considering the challenge timed play presents.

In the meantime, I've been fiddling with lists like this (28 models):

Lord Arcanist Ossyan
- Discordia
- Griffon
Dawnguard invictors (full + UA)
Mage hunter strike force (full + UA)
Eiryss, Angel of Retribution
Mage hunter assassin

And this (31 models):

Ravyn, Eternal Light
- Discordia
Houseguard Halberdiers (min+UA)
Mage Hunter Strikeforce (full+UA)
Stormfall Archers
Stormfall Archers
Eiryss, Angel of Retribution
House Shyeel Magister

But, neither feels right for a tournament environment with a high Khador and Cryx contingent.  Research continues.  Suggestions welcome.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Warmachine Batrep: Terminus versus Ravyn

Last night was an epic match coming after a week off just playing teaching games with new players.  Chad, who is now just days away from his first kid, had one last night out for gaming and we decided to throw down fifty points.  Chad brought his big nasty Terminus list, and I brought my mass-infantry Ravyn list from two weeks ago.

It's probably important to note I have never played against Terminus or seen him played.  Patrick offered me one, solemn piece of advice, "Kill all his infantry... before Terminus gets to you."  Eep.

Chad's list was:

* Leviathan
* Leviathan
Bane Thralls (full+UA)
Bane Lord Tartarus
Withershadow Combine
Necrosurgeon & 3 stitch thralls
Mechanithralls (full+Brute)
Darragh Wrathe
Madeline Corbeau
Saxon Orrik