Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Blogg has moved

I guess nobody is readng this (has anyone ever?) anymore, but I have moved the blogg to:


see you there!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

First game with Bradigus

So here's the guy all the fuzz is about. I took him out for a spin yesterday. My list:

6 x woldwatcher
wold guardian
3 sets of shifting stones
2 sets of Sentry stones

I played against Harby. Terrible matchup for him. Terrible list to play, Bradigus is. I got everything tangled up and my order of activation got FUBAR. I put Bradigus wa-A-aA-y to much up the board and got purified and then it was just a bloody beating after that. 

After the fiasco I stayed at the table for a long while practicing my deployment and first two turns. I realized a couple of things:

  1. This list is not easy to play! And isnt unbeatable. If you can put small wrenches in it your (Bradigus) opponent might clock.
  2. If you start loosing shifting stones you loose the list. you cant boost, charge, heal, nothing (since the stones is you fury management)! Protect those fuckers! 
  3. I can pretty much stay in the deployment zone with Bradigus the first turn or most of the game if there is'nt a kill box going on.
  4. If there is no shooting on the other side of the table I could acctually run stuff first turn if I go first!
  5. I need to play more!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

2015 - Im playing to win

So, its this time of year again! I have faction anxiety. I have three factions to choose from, one of which Im familiar with but is one of the most played in the meta right now (Cryx), one of which is fun and hard and really, really good but which I am terrible at playing(Circle). And one which is good and broken but I have not had practise with (Legion). So which to choose?

I have pledged to myself that year 2015 shall be the year where I break out of the x-and-2-bracket and enter the x-and-1 or x-and-0 bracket and in order to give myself a real chance at that I need to do a couple of things, among those:

  1. Play the things that give me the biggest advantage against the rest of the field 
  2. Stop changing factions (i.e Learn and Master one Faction)
  3. Stop caring so much about how I am perceived
  4. Become better at closing games
The third one is interesting. I play Cryx now. I dont like to play Gaspy2 because he is considered cheesy. I dont like to field Denny2 (even though I like playing her) for the same reasons. I like to play Skarre2 (always have) cause she supports her army and plays the denial game. No ones think she is the shit. No one complains if I win with her.  

The point is, I am wrong in doing this. Why should I handicap myself this way. I should find the cheesiest, most broken and unfair stuff i can find and annihilate my opponents with it (I don't have to be a d*ck about it, mind you). There is those who can play sub par casters and still beat most other players. I'm not one of those players. I need my broken-ass-stuff. And if people think less off me for it: so be it! I'll bath in their tears and cherish the Lament of Their Women, as I drive them before me! 

2015 - I'm playing to WIN!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

A new hope

I got circles on my mind these days. After reading some WTC lists I realize circle is the most fun to play and also the best faction. I should play them, I should stick to my guns, learn them and all that. So, ironically, I plan to stop playing Cryx (i.e. not sticking to my guns...) and take up my Circle again after the next tournament. Maybe this time I can get through the boring period of losing and come out the other side a winner. Maybe.

I played a game yesterday against a Denny2 tier 4 list (the NQ one) and had a blast (I played Kruger2)! Which is not a common thing against that type of list. The "quicken Chicken" is IN-SA-NE! Never before has so few models killed so many un-dead (or enslaved) infantry for so few points. It all came down to a 37% assassination from me to win: Denny was incorporeal behind a wall but I aimed with Kruger, needing 12s to hit (and getting sustained attack). I missed the first and second shot (going all in) but the last shot connected, and rolled for damage, after 2 minutes of shaking the dice whilst trash-talking my opponent, a six, a five and a five (needing boxcars). I groaned and scanned my side of the table for one more magic attack (I was feated on so couldnt advance) and found it! My shifting stones UA! I accelerated him with a griffon and shifted forward and proceeded to throw rocks at Deneghra. I missed the first but being only 3 inches from her auto-hit with the blast. Needing 9 to win and rolled 7. Acceleration shot missed but I rolled the nine for damage!!!

The excitement was short though, since we quickly realized that Acceleration gives you a star-action at end of activation, NOT a star-attack. So Denny stayed at 2 life and Kruger got eaten by a Nightmare. But still, one of the most fun games I have had playing warmachine.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

2014 Almost done - what am I doing, what have I learned

So, this year is almost over and what have we done (to paraphrase)? lets se:


The year began with me playing circle. And complaining. I was beginning the year on a bad losing streak. I could not understand. I have since switched back to Cryx and have had some very minor success (a third and a second place in smaller tournaments). 

We went to Irland (I played Cirlce) and I went 3:3 I think. It was fun though. 

I picked up a complete army of Legion of Everblight which is assembled and awaiting paint. They might have to wait a while still (even if I'm itchy to try out that new ambush unit and Abby2). Cause now I am starting to long for circle again...


Why didn't I win using Circle in the beginning of this year? Why would I now? The answer to the first question is that my training games are against the same players I always face in my training games - not the best in Sweden but better ranked than me. And I have come to understand that, in order to win over great players with a faction/team/whathaveyou, you first need to learn how to win with them. I should have played some matches first against some players  at the same level as me or someone with a new faction as well maybe. So, I might give Circle another try. I'm having the itch. I want to play the Goat-Lady again. And mr. Pushy McFlightpants. 


Yeah. Im doing some of that to. The painting standard of my armies has decreased steadily over the last couple of years and Im not as inspired by that as I used to be. However there is rumored to be a P3 Grand Master painting competition at SmogCon, which I will attend. And enter in at least 2 categories. More on that to come. 

Now I need to go and theory-machine some Circle.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

I haven't updated  this site since for ever. But that is about to change. I have started to miss blogging. 

There might also be a slight change in what I will write about, since I what I am doing with my hobby has changed during the year I've been gone from the site. 

In short, I am no longer planning to enter GD's and am painting a little less. I am instead trying to get better at the game of Warmachine and is researching tactics and strategies to improve my game. So I will write more about tactics in future posts but there will off course be painting as well. Lots and lots of painting.

Stay tuned!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Excarnate - Bile Thrall (Tactica) How to lose friends and alienate people

Hi all

Haven't writen in a while. Have been preparing for the swedish nationals in WM by painting lots of miniatures. And dreaming of killing Gun Mages and Nyss Hunters and other high def units using cheap Bile Thralls.

I will (have been by the time this gets published) played Skaverous in the nationals. And Im thinking about biles. And Excarnate. And how silly it is. In the list I will be running the threatrange is "just" 22" from your unit commander in the bile unit. Silly.

Wanna know how it works? wanna know? This is how it works:

In this setup, the Skaverous player goes first (best obv). I have choosen just the figures involved in the trick:
Darragh Wrathe
Warwitch Siren
"Arc node"

He is faced with a bunch of Nyss, 2 heavys and eDenny.


Move up with everything. The biggest threat range a Nyss hunter can get is 22" (with push and +2 SPD) but usually it is just 19. To be sure you could run 10" up the table but here I just advance them 9,5".
Assuming the Denny player chooses to advance cautiously it could end up something like this. Would you feel safe? I think I would. But here comes round 2

1. First powerboost the Arc Node

2. Run the arc node up the table. Find an easy living target. In lack of that, just find a living one.
3. Move Skaverous up 3,5-somthing-inches.

5. Place new bile thrall grunt as shown in picture

now here comes a lot of movement tricks

6. Telekinesis (TK) the first bile thrall and then TK back yourself (this requires you to feat before excarnate to get enough focus, but you can also skip this step)
7. Use skarlock to TK bile unit leader to keep formation.

8. Darragh do his thing! 1" more move (forward for bile, backward for Skaverous)

9. Walk, PURGE! result below:

Beware, this will probably not make you allot of friend, this move. And considering the additional damage you can make with a reaper and the withershadow combine in the list you might just as well change your name and skip town all together ;)

But there it is.

Note to self (lesson learned from masters): Bile thralls doing Purges hits everything and causes continuous corrosion. CONTINUOUS CORROSION!