A First and a Last in St. Louis

Although Warmachine MkII has brought positive changes to the Warmachine community, it unfortunately coincides with the closing of Game On!, a game store that has always been a strong supporter of the Warmachine community.  On Wednesday the 14th, we had a last blast 35-point Mangled Metal MkII event – our first MkII event in St. Louis.

After throwing around a few possible casters, I decided on some of my lesser-used options to see how they changed in MkII.  I was curious to see if they and their battlegroups would fit my playstyle better now, or if I would be able to change my playstyle to better suit their abilities.
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Warmachine Weekend 2009, Day 1

Carl, better known as Clutch, does a fantastic job organizing Warmachine Weekend every year in Springfield, Missouri.  He always packs a ton of events into the weekend and Privateer Press and  Meta-Games Unlimited provides some fantastic prize support.  In addition EXPLOSIVO!!! has outdone himself with this year’s awesome trophies. You should see the finished versions!

I’m sitting back in my room after day 1 tired but still ready for tomorrow’s events.  I arrived last night with Brakus so we were there for the 500-point Mixed Steamroller event that kicked off the weekend.    There were already a lot of familiar faces showing up, which was a bonus.  Last year I met a lot of great players at Warmachine Weekend and it was good to see many of them making it back.

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Exemplar of Hate

When I sat down with my Bastions the other day to prep them for painting, I decided to knock out Rhoven’s Honor Guard at the same time.   It’s been a couple years since I painted any exemplar models and I remembered I hated painting their armor, but I forgot just how time consuming it was. Read more about Exemplar of Hate[…]

Warmachine MkII Rules and Cards Released Early

To our players:

We have decided to do something radical. We’ve been paying a lot of attention to our forums and talking with our players at the conventions this summer and it’s clear that the anticipation for MkII is driving everyone a little batty. Many are excited, some of you are a little afraid, but the suspense is killing everyone and the speculation is killing us! So after a great deal of deliberation we have decided that the best thing we can do for the mental well-being of our community is to completely change our plans and do what we said we wouldn’t: we’re going to put all of the MkII rules and model information online as PDF downloads, because four more months is just too damn long for everyone to be holding their breath.

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Miniature Sealant

Once a miniature hits the table, it’s inevitably going to be subjected to the rigors of gaming.  Even the most careful of gamers will have accidents.  It’s painful to see hours of hard work spent painting a figure vanish in one quick tabletop accident, but that’s why most gamers seal their miniatures after painting them.

So how do you want it?

Sealants come in a variety of finishes, but for the most part they can be grouped as gloss, satin, and matte.  Most people prefer a matte finish on their gaming miniatures but this brings with it a problem.  Unfortunately the strength of a sealant is usually proportional with how glossy the finish is, meaning matte sealants tend to offer the least amount of protection to miniatures.  This isn’t as much of an issue with a display pieces but with a model that will face the rigors of the game table it means being more susceptible to damage.

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