Idiot’s Guide to Warmachine on TTS

Some listeners have requested a guide to playing Warmachine and Hordes on Tabletop Simulator so here it is!!

We are in the midst of a global pandemic so most Warmachine and Hordes players across the globe have nowhere to play since games store and clubs are closed in order to maintain social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Luckily, there are online resources for players to get together and play through the internet without having to risk public meetings in the midst of this crisis. Tabletop Simulator is my choice for remote gaming of all types, including Warmachine. Here is my step-by-step beginners guide:

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Currently on Hiatus

This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, but Combo Smite is currently on the back burner for the near future.

Nick and I (Marc) have both taken on a tonne of new responsibilities and work, and sadly the truth of the matter is that we just don’t play much WarMachine any more. I don’t want anyone to use this as a “DOOM AND GLOOM” post: we both think WarMachine is still a lot of fun, and the meta and rules are in as good a place as we can remember them being in. Better, even. But time is finite, and we can only do so much with our limited free time.

To be completely honest, the biggest problem I’ve had is the local meta shifting to Thursday nights when I’m still working, while the Infinity meta in my area has moved to Mondays when I’m available.

Regardless, all of us here at Combo Smite (Todd, Darrell, Nick, Kassem, Jeremy, Steve, and I) still remain hopeful that maybe one day we can get back to doing the podcast on a regular basis. I intend to continue paying the hosting fees for a good while yet, so all the content will still be available (at least until Mk IV, when it would all become totally obsolete, instead of just *mostly* obsolete).

To all of our listeners, friends, and friendly-enemies we have made over the years: thank you for your support, and for being an amazing part of this community.

Podcast 225 – Themes Everywhere!

You know, you’d think after doing this over 200 times, I would have it down pat.

But sometimes you misplace an intro you’ve used for the last two years, sometimes you forget about nice Bokur Brawls for a few weeks… sometimes you just wanna talk with a good friend about a game you love.

Wait, that last part hasn’t changed. That’s still the same! Hopefully you folks find the discussion about the new Themes useful and interesting! The new Laelese Resistance one was just spoiled today (Sniper for days!), so we don’t talk it, but we DO discuss the rest of them! Enjoy!

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Podcast 222 – State of the Game, 2019

Once again we sat around the mics with the luminaries of the podcasting world (at least the ones able to make it to the Southern Ontario Open!) and discussed the state of WarMachine.

This year the talk was moderated by the one and only Tim Banky (who did a deft job at the helm) rather than the usual Will Richardson, but otherwise it was business as usual: doom and gloom for kilometers around and nary a positive thing to be said from anyone.

Or, you know. The opposite. One or the other.

Enjoy!

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Podcast 221 – Post-SOO Stuff!

Well! Another Southern Ontario Open has come and gone, and just like last year, I was barely able to attend… but thankfully the rest of the Combo Smite crew were able to be there for the majority of the event and REPRESENT!

… if by that I mean lose lots of games. But they had a great time, and truth be told, so did I! Hopefully next year I can actually spend more than a frantic 5-hours at the tournament!


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Podcast 219 – Adepticon!

This week’s episode we focus on how things went at Adepticon!

(Spoilers: We had fun! Lots of fun!)

How did we do competitively… SO MUCH FUN was had! My, all that fun certainly wouldn’t be a distraction to avoid talking about how we performed. Nope. Definitely not!

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Podcast 218 – Infernals and “Gotcha” Players

I suppose the title of this podcast could’ve been “Infernal Gotcha Players”, but that’s not quite what we talk about. Basically, Darrell, Kassem, Nick, and I spend thirty minutes discussing the current THEORY of the Infernals (but not their rules, because everything is in flux and nothing means anything yet), and then almost an hour screaming at each other about whether “gotcha”-style play is a problem or not.

Spoilers: Darrell and I disagree, sorta. But loudly.

Hope everyone enjoys!