You’ll all have to excuse the pun in the title… I am a man of simple pleasures (and a simple mind, obviously!).
This week for the podcast I was granted the pleasure of tangling blades and bombs against Todd’s Retribution. Mostly, it was an excuse for me to either get a Judicator on the table (I loves me my Judicator) or High Reclaimer Silent Bob (who I have never tried yet, but looks super-awesome-fun!).
Also in this week’s podcast, Nick starts painting his Galleon (which I believe I will nickname “Your Doom”), Aaron discusses Deathclocking his opponents by accident, and Todd takes beautiful pictures!
Since this week Aaron and Kassem were doing the grindiest grindfest that ever did grind for the podcast, that left me with the freedom to have a nice light game with Todd. Last time Todd stomped pKreoss into the dirt with the drunken kung-fu of Borka, but this time he was playing his beloved Retribution… which I am considerably more familiar with!
Also, I love playing against Retribution. It’s so nerve wracking in a positive way (unlike playing, say, Cryx, which is just repeatedly being kicked in the junk). Continue reading →
It’s been a while since I’ve updated with any painting progress. There’s a good reason for that. I haven’t painted anything in a long time. Well I dove into a long delayed model – My Second Arcanist- and finished him up and decided I wanted to finish off my houseguard Riflemen next. Continue reading →
Just so that everybody knows, the urge to call this battle report “Griffon-dor versus Fire-puff” was almost overwhelming…(NG: I’m so glad you didn’t)
This week saw Nick’s forces of the Retribution going up against my Menite troops in another 35 point preparation game for the upcoming Youngbloods tournament (which is happening this upcoming Saturday, May 24th!). Nick was concerned that one of my lists (specifically my Harbinger list) was basically unbeatable by one of his lists due to the inclusion (currently) of 2 Paladins of the Wall and Vilmon. This gave me a pod of 3 troops that could be immune to everything Vyros had except for Vyros himself, and the gun on the Sphinx he was bringing… and since Harby can just martyr those guys in the unfortunate situation that they actually die, it would be an enormously uphill battle. So he politely asked me to take my Feora list against him, and I, being a gentleman, happily obliged.
(Don’t tell Nick, but I wanted to practice my Feora list anyway!)
A quick apology for the audio quality: Nick, Aaron, and I all came down with a serious case of the sniffles for this week’s podcast, so you’re going to hear some sniffing, some coughing, and one rather explosive case of me blowing my nose on the air. Additionally, there’s a weird “thub-thub-thub” sound that crops up occasionally that I have absolutely NO idea where it’s coming from, nor how to fix it. I’m going to work on it… anyway, hopefully not too distracting! Enjoy the show (and remember to toss a review for us on iTunes if you have a moment! Small podcasts like ours live or die by people taking a few moments to give us a good review!)
It was my turn to be on the podcast this week. We have started doing random pairings in our gaming group lately which I like because it reduces the chance of getting listed. I was matched against Kassem this week. I hope you guys aren’t get too sick of seeing Ret V.s Skorne.
We all brought two 35 pt lists in preparation for the upcoming “Youngbloods” tournament taking place alongside the Southern Ontario Open master’s event. My lists were eVyros and Ossyan. Kassem’s were pMorghoul and Xerxis.
This week I was matched up against Adam and his Cryx army. We both brought 2 lists we are testing for an upcoming tournament. We ended up chosing Kaelyssa and Epic Skarre.
Can I find a way to overcome the shambling hordes of Cryx. Will Kaelyssa die by the thousand papercuts of backlashing Satyxis. Will Skarre get knocked down and drug out by a momentum cannon shot. Stay tuned to find out! Continue reading →
The tides of war once again crash against the shore that is this weekly podcast. Tides don’t really crash, do they? They slowly rise and recede. Uh… The filthy toddlers feet pitter-patter along as the family’s dog also runs amok, illegally and annoyingly off-leash, across the beach that is this weekly podcast. I’m going to drop the beach metaphor. Two dudes in their 30’s place small steam-punk miniatures on a table across from one another and roll dice to determine the outcome of mock battles in accordance with the rules of said steam-punk miniatures game.
As the title indicates this weeks game was between Retribution and Khador. We decided to try a different system for match-ups instead of the inconsistent and lethargic text message asking for a game. In an effort to make some generalist lists which would better suited for tournaments where opponents aren’t prearranged we randomly chose our opponents. Local Cryx phenom Adam opted to sit out and Cygnar/Menoth upstart Marc couldn’t make it because he was house hunting or getting a butterfly tramp-stamp or some such nonsense so it was Kassem vs Gaven and Nick vs myself.
(Note from Marc: We also announce the winner of our first contest in this podcast… for spoilers, just scroll down to the end of the battle report!)
At the tournament at the Game Chamber in London that Nick, Aaron, and I attended a few weeks ago, we met a Retribution player named John. When John discovered that the three of us write battle reports, he jumped at the opportunity to have a game. It took awhile to set up a time, but finally, on Thursday we managed to have a game. John brought two 50 point Retribution lists, and I likewise brought two lists I’m trying to experiment with for the upcoming tournament.
We rolled Supply and Demand for the scenario… a central 12″ zone with 2 objectives, on friendly and one enemy. If the objective is uncontested, warjacks or warbeasts within 4″ can charge for free, and you can’t dominate the central zone if your enemy’s objective is in your warcaster’s CTRL range (we didn’t have a copy of the 2014 Steamroller package handy, but I remember that rule was in 2013 and I was pretty confident it was still there in 2013… if they’ve removed it… oops!). It also has Killbox, joy of joys… ah well. I suppose I had better get used to it! Continue reading →
This week we decided to run a team game for something different. Aaron, Adam, Kassem and Myself participated in the battle. Everyone brought a 25 point list and then we rolled randomly to see who would be paired up.
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