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I Finally WON!

Posted by Todd on August 5, 2007

   Gobber Battle Report

Check it out!  The Family sat down on Saturday for a game of one-on-ones, me vs. Tracy, and Becca vs. Stef.  And I actually won a game of Warmachine.  Read the rest of this entry »

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4000 points in Seven Days

Posted by Todd on July 31, 2007

So what happens when the whole family decided to sit down to a 1000 point (each) megabattle on a Saturday night?  You have a warfare situation that consumes your dining room table until the following Friday night, that’s what!  Maybe some more experienced players (the guys who know every rule in and out and exactly what all of their units do and what they want them to do) can finish a game like that in an evening.   For us, the eight rounds of destruction took seven evenings of play.  But when we decide we want to cut our teeth and learn the rules, we commit!  (Even if it costs us our sanity for a week…)

Before I get into the “8 rounds in seven days” breakdown, I’ll let you in on the army lists: Read the rest of this entry »

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If I got Stomped any Harder or More Often, I’d be a Bootheel

Posted by Todd on July 8, 2007

Played some more Warmachine yesterday/today.  I’ll spare you the army lists, but it was a four-way free-for-all among the family.  I was on Cygnar, Tracy had Protectorate, Stefen ran Cryx, and Becca had Khador.  Stef’s Cryx slaughtered me.

Some folks might wonder, “Todd, since you don’t ever seem to win, doesn’t that discourage you?”  And to that I say no.  I enjoy the game.  I like playing and having fun with the family.  Don’t get me wrong, winning is fun and I do try to win.  But as corny as it may sound, any game that was fun is a game that I win.

Plus, I view it as a challenge.  As long as I’m able to learn from my mistakes, improve my tactics, and keep a good attitude, I’m not gonna do anything less than play like I got a pair!

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I love my wife, I hate the Harbinger.

Posted by Todd on July 1, 2007

Last night Tracy and I sat down to our first one on one game of Warmachine.  I led a Cygnarian force against her newly aquired Protectorate force.  It was a fun game, despsite the fact that the Harbinger of Menoth is a “broken” warcaster who should cost at least three times what her 107 point price tag is.  Not that I’m bitter…. Read the rest of this entry »

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Armies of Immoren – Awesome!

Posted by Todd on June 27, 2007

In case you are a Warmachine player, and haven’t heard of this nifty little program, you need to check it out.  It’s called Armies of Immoren, and you can get it here.  I found out about it from my wife (Tracy to me, TAB to you) and I am excited.

At it’s most basic level it is an army builder, but that is only the beginning.  Its database covers all of Privateer Press’ models for both Warmachine and Hordes (though, not being a Hordes player I can’t really tell you much about that side of things with any level of credibility.) 

It does not provide stats, but it does have point costs, field allowances, and victory points for each model/unit.  A simple drag and drop interface lets you build your army and the program ensures that your list is valid and legal.  The print feature allows you to print your army list (obviously) with all points costs shown, and it will also print out pages with damage blocks and grids for your ‘jacks and other multiwound figures.

The program will also track your collection.  Drag and drop the models you own from all factions into you collection and save.  Then, once you make an army list, the program can show you exactly how many models you are missing.  It can even tell you the “retail” value of your army and how much you’ll need to spend to “fill it in” with the models you’re missing.  (Retail is based on MSRP, in US Dollars, no tax, etc.)

You can also copy your army list to the clipboard as plain text or as BBCode.  Great for posting your lists to the web.

Best of all, its absoutely free!  If you play Warmachine (or Hordes) you owe it to yourself to check this program out.

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