New Retribution Models

Retribution is getting a slew of releases in June – pictures below of the new stuff (we’ve all seen Elara2) along with the trade points / rumors so far. Will update as we get more.

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Battle Report – Scyrah vs Legion (65 points)

So a month ago went to a local club Siege of the Hills for the first time where they are wrapping up a Journeyman League (hence the weird points total). Will hopefully be going many times again!

The scenario was a simple one – no Killbox and each player had a 30 hit box ARM 20 objective (no special rules) which if destroyed, won the game. Relatively easy thing to kill but it was placed very far back in both deployments so hard to get to. Anyway, took a Helynna list and played against pThags – hopefully remembered the lists correctly below.

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Tale of (Two) Painters – Week “One”

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Hey all! Week One was of course delayed *glares at Vinsanity* but we are here with our first instalment! Will keep progress tracked in the original post, though I’m not sure why the colours aren’t working on all of the breakthroughs. Much annoyance.

Pictures below the break.

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Tale of (Two) Painters

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Hey everyone!

Yes a 3++ post. Expect another soon as well *gasp*.

So in an effort to encourage myself to blog more and get the site back up and running, Vinsanity and I are doing a painting challenge with the primary focus being on two armies each for Warmachine / Hordes. If anyone else would like to jump on board, please be my guest and just email me with what you’ll be doing and then with the weekly updates. I’ll keep track of everything with a post on Tuesday with pictures and everything. Much excitement I know.

With this in mind, the below is what we are looking to paint with the goal of a Warmachine / Hordes point per day. As things get painted we will cross them out :).

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Epic Journeyman Warcasters

Hey guys, sorry for my absence. New job has started and likely moving soon so been caught up! I will get to all of your email requests shortly.

In other news, the journeyman warcasters have gone epic! See below. All of them look pretty solid though again my knowledge of Cryx / Khador / Cygnar is not what it is for Menoth / Circle / Scyrah but I’ve seen mostly positive things about them. Loving both Tristan and Elara though… will go into more detail this weekend :).

Until then, enjoy!

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Lylylth, Shadow of Everblight Analysis

In MkII Lylyth2 was one of the feared warlocks for being able to bring the assassination.  Incredibly popular with most Legion players, a lot of the player base found her polarizing, and with good reason.  Multiple Ravagores, Bolt Throwers, Zuriel and a Naga ended up being a common core build and having a snipe feat with the ability to ignore +DEF and +ARM spells meant not much survived.  If you did survive however the list quickly crumpled.  If you also ignored stealth on her battlegroup the frailty of the Battlegroup became apparent, but you still needed to survive the feat.  So with all of her changes in the new edition, how has she fared?

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Legion Lesser and Light Warbeast Initial Impressions – MkIII

Next in the ongoing coverage for Legion of Everblight are the ubiquitous core of the Legion of Everblight’s identity, the Warbeasts.  All Warbeasts have a number of items in common with eyeless sight, pathfinder and/or flight being shared among all of them or obtainable in some way.  The terrifying entities of the Dragonspawn and Nephilim have compared to their MkII counterparts received several changes that have given them answers to old problems and issues with new problems.  First off eyeless sight functions how you think it does.  How do you blind something without eyes?  The logical answer is you don’t, and finally PP agrees; effects like Black Oil that cause the Blind effect, which is now shakeable, do not affect any Legion Warbeasts or Lylyth.  Sadly there’s a downside, and one that puts them in line with the rules; they no longer can ignore the forest for line of sight.  Stealth and concealment are unaffected by this change.  Another is the loss of Blood Creation on the Dragonspawn warbeasts.  Legion Warlocks are no longer safe from frenzy targets, and will go after them if they are not careful.

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The Biscuit Maneuvers: 3 Easy Ways to Find a Back Strike in Warmachine Mk.III

I’ve been playing some of the new edition of Warmachine/Hordes, and I’ve really been enjoying it so far. One of the more interesting changes is to back strikes- you now gain the back strike bonus as long as you are completely within the opponent’s back arc even if you did not start the turn within their back arc. This is changed from last edition, where you had to start your turn in the opponent’s back arc.

By default, a back strike grants a +2 bonus to strike in Warmachine/Hordes. Let’s take a look at a chart to see how much that’s worth.

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Legion Warlock Initial Impressions MkIII – Part 2

Resuming from where we left off, we’re going to look at the second half of Legion where the power casters from the previous edition live, and they have changed in very different ways.  Of particular note a few of them lost their tiers that were incredibly popular during MkII: Rearguard, Machinations of Shadow, and Army of Annihilation.  It’s something to consider with how they used to be played, though FA changes have mitigated some of the loss.

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STARWARS: ARMADA – ROGUE MADNESS

On the cusp of the release of wave 3 of FFG’s spectacular Starwars:Armada strategy game, the Imperials have been proving dominant, winning around 67% of US regionals  Source .

65% of those Imperial winner’s lists included a gladiator star destroyer with the meta-defining ‘Demolisher’ title, the game’s most popular (and arguably most powerful) Capital Ship upgrade. 53% of the Imperial winner’s lists included Major Rhymer, the game’s most popular (and arguably most powerful) Squadron upgrade.  

The challenge for any competitive Rebel has been to counter one without losing horribly against the other – to counter the strongest Capital Ship list and the strongest Squadron-heavy list simultaneously. The data I linked to above is new, but the challenge goes back several tournament-cycles. As some people will know, I’ve been experimenting with a build I call ‘Rogue Madness’ for the last few months.

This list is great fun to play, but also has done too well for me to keep to myself. I’ve won a 28 games in a row against local and international players (including some who read this blog).  Some games were untidy, some were close, a couple simply lucky, but who cares — 28 wins 0 losses is an unusually consistent result so I thought it worth sharing the list and thought process.
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