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.
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.
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.
Well, it’s been over a week, but we’re FINALLY getting last week’s episode out to the fans. Hello fans! Nick and I sit down and discuss a few topics from the ATC list submissions… a bit about Cygnar (oh, how the mighty have fallen), Cryx (ibid), and Skorne (yeah, even I don’t get that one), for example.
It’s a good chat, and now that Canada has won the ATC (surprising few, pleasing many), maybe we can view these decisions in a quaint “Oh, how little we knew” sorta way. ANYway, hope everyone enjoys!
Hello loyal listeners! Sorry for the lag in this week’s podcast… we had some gremlins in the website that had to be dealt with. HOPEFULLY this is the last time this year we’ll have to deal with that… we had a hacker attack the site a few months back, and Kassem has been diligently trying to fix things ever since. Anyway! On with the show… we talk Skorne this week! Exciting! And if Charles Soong is playing Skorne (and he is right now), then you know they’re interesting! Give it a listen, let us know what ya think!
Just a quick note from myself, Nick, Darrell, and the rest of the team (Kassem, Todd, Jeremy, and Steve) to wish everyone a safe and happy New Year!
I’m busily assembling all my new Crucible Guard models, hoping to get them primed and painted before Adepticon. Additionally, I’ve committed to a few games with some local WTC players, trying to get my brain back into the game. While I know now I’ll never be a top-class player, I can at least crawl my way back into the middle of the pack, and that’d be nice!
We’re all looking forward to another year of the podcast, talking about new releases and hopefully getting back to discussing tactics and batreps (what a concept!).
So here’s looking at a bright and fun 2019! Thanks from all of us for sticking with us!
No podcast this week (Nick is starting a new job, and Marc is on Day 9 of “No More Days Off Until Xmas”), but I wanted to take a moment to let everyone know about a few charity events coming up!
Specifically, Artimage (friend of the podcast and frequent nemesis to Marc) is taking donations for his Extra Life charity event: Extra Life Link
The quick notes are that for every $5(CAD) you donate, you get 1 entry into a draw for a painted copy of Blackstone Fortress! I own a copy of the game already, and I gotta tell you, it looks pretty amazing… I painted the models for a buddy, and they’re really cool. I haven’t played the game yet, but the rules look clean, and GW has said they will be supporting the game in the future… I highly recommend getting your hands on a copy if you can, and for $5 you can both support a great cause (the Hamilton, Ontario Children’s Hospital at McMaster University) and get a chance at a great game!
Artimage will be doing a livestream for his gaming and for the drawing on Wednesday (link here), and he’s doing another draw for a few neat prizes in order to drum up some additional interest (link for that here).
Moral of the story, go donate a few bucks, and get a chance at a great game, plus every dollar donated goes straight to the McMaster Children’s Hospital! Win-win.