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 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 216 – Avast! Privateer CID!

I mean, I don’t think I made a single pirate-related joke during the recording, so one here seems thematically appropriate at least!

This week Nick and I talk all things Privateer CID! In summation: love Fiona, not impressed with Rehera, cautiously optimistic about the Colossals.

For more elaborate discussion… give it a listen!


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!

A Charity Thing

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.


Podcast 210 – Pretty Ramble-y, Even for Us

This week we discuss a couple tournament list pairings for Darrell (Menoth) and Nick (Crucible Guard). Lists are put below the cut… we also briefly discuss the new CID, Adepticon registration (Marc got in… but not for the WarMachine tournament!), and other hobby-related nonsense.

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Podcast 209 – Of Dawnmowers and Kings…

… well, not really of kings. Just sounded very Lewis Carroll in my head.

Anyway! This post is going up a teensy bit late because SOMEBODY (Marc) forgot to do it in advance. I never claimed to be a smart man, so here we are. This episode gets Darrell, Nick, and I back to discuss the new Retribution Battle Engine (forever known as the Dawnmower), a purchase timeline for Marc to get his Crucible Guard, and many, many other things scattered in there.

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