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7Sep/096

Rethinking the Retribution

At GenCon I picked up a copy of the Retribution of Scyrah army book and Kaelyssa, Night's Whisper to play with potential color schemes.  At first I was tossing around the idea of starting up a Retribution force - the playstyle looked interesting and it had the "shiny new hawtness" going for it.  Then I realized something... I'm already getting a new faction.

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2Sep/097

Switching Gears – Painting RPG Miniatures

After the rush to get my army painted for Hardcore and the disappointment of not being able to play, I decided to take a break from painting Privateer Press miniatures.  I'll come back to them soon enough but I spent the past couple weeks finishing up a handful of models for our weekly roleplaying game.

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31Aug/095

Better Smoke Templates

Any Warmachine player that has encountered a trencher-loaded Cygnar army knows the necessity of having a dozen or so smoke templates.  One of the most common solutions I've seen is the 3" cardstock template.  Those works great if there is space for the template on the table but sometimes you need to drop smoke on other models.

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28Aug/091

Repenter Bandwagon

G'daybloke at Lost Hemisphere has declared this week Repenter Week, so I decided to jump on the bandwagon.  Other authors have been posting their own painted versions of the Repenter, so given it's already Friday, that's probably about all I can squeeze in before the end of the week.  So let's fire it up.

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24Aug/090

Hordes: Frostfang Brood

When I just tried digging up a link to my write-ups on the color scheme for my Warmachine/Hordes armies, I found an article for The Vermillion Menofix but I didn't see one for my Legion force.  So to remedy that I snagged this off another forum and have copied it here to my blog.

Looking over my Legion of Everblight models, it didn't take long for me to decide to go with a color scheme that matched their background in the frozen mountains to the north. I immediately decided to have a cool blue be a dominant color and worked from there, eventually coming up with a 'bone-and-blue' scheme shown below. I won this warpack in a drawing the day of release and I began assembling the models relatively soon thereafter. The paint job was chosen to be unique at the time, but it turned out that since I started a number of people have had the same idea and my models were by no means the first ones done with this scheme.

Many of the techniques I started using on my Legion models were relatively simple and there were a great deal of large expanses to do but still... for some reason I felt drained after painting these up and had to take a break for a bit before picking the brush back up. I don't think I've ever painted a miniature (or group of miniatures) that took as much out of me as the Legion of Everblight Warpack did.

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18Aug/091

A Few Post-GenCon Thoughts

I'm back in St. Louis and still recovering from GenCon.  A lot of the announcements and previews at the Privateer Press booth have already hit the various forums so there's no need to talk about those again.  Josh, Jason, and I recorded a lot of interviews over the weekend which we'll be posting as we get them cleaned up.

It was a blast meeting and talking to fellow Warmachine players from across the country like the SOBs. We recorded Episode 50 of the Iron Agenda in the Wabash room late Friday during open play and I think by the end of the episode we had cycled 11 people behind the microphones.

The downside of the Con this year was getting sick, missing the last Hardcore of MkI, and now I'm fighting off some sort of cold/sinus infection.  Still I had a great weekend and am already looking forward to next year.

We'll be talking about the news surrounding Privateer Press, their Next Big Thing, the Retribution, and more here and on the podcast in the near future, so keep an eye open.

11Aug/090

The Podthralls say goodbye

After four years and 200 episodes, the Podthralls have announced that they are hanging up their microphones. They've been a fixture in the online Warmachine community for four years and it's sad to see them go.   Best of luck, and thanks for all the hours of entertainment you provided to your fellow Warmachine players.

Most of the hosts of Fell Calls can still be heard on the Thac0 Podcast, a show about general geekery and geek-related entertainment.

29Jul/094

Character Jacks & Beast

It's been over half a year since I started my Protectorate of Menoth character warjacks.  Working on them quickly degraded from fun to tedious but a couple weeks ago I finally forced myself to sit down and make some actual progress. I'll finally have them - and Typhon - competed within the next couple days.

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13Jul/092

Tactica: Raptors

Legion of Everblight Raptors

Legion of Everblight Raptors

With the release of Incubi, I shelved my Raptors for a bit while I concentrated on the small-based Nyss troops.  My Raptors sat mostly unplayed until the recent Veto tournament where I dug them out to use as substitutes when needed.  It’s hard to imagine but I had almost forgotten how good they are.  Almost.

Overview

The Raptors are one of the most versatile and dangerous weapons in the Legion of Everblight's arsenal.  They are a quintessential flanking force capable of striking and escaping long before an enemy force can pin them down.

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10Jul/094

2009 Masters Event Last Minute Changes

Preregistration for Masters has been closed and tickets have been bought.   I hope nobody had their Masters lists finalized, packed, and painted, because with a month left before GenCon Privateer Press has released a rules addendum to their Masters event.  The big change is this:

The GenCon 2009 Masters event encourages players to not only demonstrate mastery with a single warcaster or warlock but with their entire faction line-up. A warcaster / warlock that appears in one of a players’ lists cannot appear in another list for the remainder of the Masters event. Mercenary warcasters can only appear in a players’ list[s] if that player is playing Mercenary contracts for the whole of the GenCon 2009 Masters event.

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