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 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!


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 211 – The Tangential-a-sode…

Nick and I sit down primarily to discuss his tournament results with Crucible Guard (spoilers: Bubba is OP in the current meta), but we end up discussing a few board games, our thoughts on dropping from a tournament, Adepticon… lots of interesting stuff!

Hope you folks enjoy it!

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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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Podcast 208 – Crucible Guard Tournament List Pairing

Nick and I sit down to discuss some Crucible Guard lists Nick is excited about (and ramble about other stuff a bit… this was certainly one of our less focused episodes!).

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Podcast 207 – List Dojo for Assassinations with Cygnar

Nick and I sit down to discuss lists for Cygnar built from the ground-up for assassination, because I’m not smart enough to keep multiple win-conditions in my mind at once.

Move in, shoot stuff dead, done.

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Lists and links to the Foodmachine site below the cut!

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No Podcast This Week Because Nick…

That’s really it. No podcast because Nick.

All joking aside, Nick apparently has lost the Internet (and all will to live) until Tuesday, so we couldn’t record anything this week. We’ll have plenty of stuff to discuss next week, I suspect, and I’d like to take a moment to thank all the brave Skorne players who are muscling through their CID, trying to balance their Faction. Carry on, my wayward soulstones!

Marc would also like to let everyone know that he wrote over ten thousand words in the last three days on his fourth novel. Progress! It’s still 30k from being finished, but that’s okay!