The Quest for Mediocrity: Time Flies


     Wow!  I can’t believe how much time has passed since I last graced these electronic pages with my ill informed rants.  Worry not though fair reader, for I’ve not been idle during that time.  Betwixt the maddening time spent working, time with children, time with wife, attending weddings, swim lessons and interpretive dance classes I have still managed to get some work done on my newly obtained Trollblood forces.

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Battle 038 – Cygnar vs Trollbloods, pHaley vs Grim Angus: Like Falling off a Temporal Barrier’d Bicycle

So I decided it was time to move back towards the warm embrace of Cygnar. Not that I have anything against Menoth… I’ve been having fun, and I still have about 500 points of models that aren’t assembled or painted… but after the last tournament, I realized that I really missed my boys in blue. Time to get ’em back on the table!
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I’ve also realized that I’m very, very weak with very strong warcasters… specifically, I’m not very good with either Haley. And that’s tragic. My weakest matchups have always been against Cryx, and the Haleys are probably the strongest anti-Cryx drops in the game… so it was time to change that.
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The Quest for Mediocrity: A New Beginning


     As it’s already been spoiled, I’ve managed to pry the athanc from my chest and escape Everblight’s control.  This has coincided with less than stellar tabletop performance upon my return to the Protectorate.  Likely Menoth is none too pleased with my actions whilst under the influence of a dragon and is punishing me accordingly.  While I intend to play and paint my Protectorate forces until I’ve got (at least) two painted 50 point armies for Steamroller, I’ve still got an athanc sized hole in my chest when it comes to playing an army on the Hordes side of the game.

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Tournament 005 – Meeplemart 50pt. SR – Nick’s Mercs Results

On Saturday Marc and I made the trek into Toronto to attend a 50pt Steamroller event at Meeplemart. Meeple has to be the nicest gaming store I have ever seen. Tons of stock, large play area with comfortable leather chairs and lots of very passable terrain.IMG_4424 copy

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Video 002 – Game Chamber Tournament

Footage of the games from Marc’s tournament at the Game Chamber have been edited and are now available on YouTube.

We only got footage of Rounds 1 to 3 due to finite capacity memory cards.  So no finals table.  I hope you enjoy the rest of the games and remember to Subscribe to our YouTube channel for our upcoming Video Battle Reports and more Tournament Coverage.

Round 1 – Convergence Vs. Menoth

Round 2 – Mercenaries Vs. Trollbloods

Round 3 – Cryx Vs. Skorne

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Battle 034 – Tournament Battle Report – Game Chamber – Nick’s Mercs Run Rampant

We had a tournament at out local gaming store The Game Chamber.  I brought my Mercs out in full force and had a great day of gaming.IMG_4257

It was a great day of gaming and I’m writing up full battle reports of all four of the games I played.  Enjoy!

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Podcast 027 – Menoth vs Trolls, pKreoss vs Borka: Weaponmaster Mosh Pit…

For the first time ever on Combo Smite, we managed to get a game against Trolls! Woo!


Todd, a recent addition to our local weekly game nights and a Press Ganger for the London Area (“Gingerstein” on the PP Forums), is a Retribution and Circle player by choice, but he’s dabbled in several other factions… and for this week, he decided to try out Trolls for the first time! Sweet! I jumped on the opportunity to play against trolls… I was trying out two new warcasters in Menoth, and out of all the Factions, I have the *least* practice against Trollbloods, and I suspect that they’re one of the hardest match ups for Protectorate, and the only way to get better against a Faction? Practice!

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