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 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 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!

Podcast 215 – Pre-ATC Discussion!

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!

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Podcast 213 – Skorne CID Episode!

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!


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Happy New Year, Combo Smite Listeners!

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!