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Yes, Mark 3 has me excited

Posted: May 20, 2016 in Uncategorized

Okay, I have been radio silent for a while. I have been super busy, and the game has taken a big back seat, and honestly I kind of just wasn’t… well, excited.

Mark 3, at least for the moment has changed it.

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Watch this space.

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Sorry I haven’t posted much, I have been insanely busy with a couple of writing projects (and recovering from knee surgery). I am still buried in the writing project, but managed to get a tiny breather which I decided to take advantage of by building a few new toys!

First up, and most exciting for me is Obavnik Kommander Zerkova and her two buddies. Thanks to my good buddy Inyoung at iWargame for picking it up for me at Lock and Load this year! Sadly, I got a mispack, and ended up with two of the same glaives 😦 which prevented me from priming them, but I already put in the request and Privateer Press is usually pretty quick at sending out replacement parts so it should be soon. I am going to be running her exclusively in the league that is going on at my LGS.

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The whole set went together really fast and was quite a pleasure to assemble – another great set from PP!

In fact, it was quick enough I had enough time to assemble another new model that I recently acquired – although he is also in the new book, this one has been out for a while.

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I chose to put the mace in a different position because I wanted models to get into melee from the front (that right flank, not so much…) We’ll see if I succeeded. Other than that, another pretty good looking model, that was assembled in under an hour, including cleaning up time.

I can’t wait to get these guys on the table! I am so excited to be back to Khador.

Dear Everblight

Posted: June 29, 2015 in Uncategorized

It’s not you, really. It’s me. I mean, you are great fun, I love putting you on the table and just going absolutely crazy, but, and I’ve been trying really hard. Like probably harder than I should have been. And I will still totally keep your number programmed in my cell phone in case things change. But I just don’t feel the same way about you like I do Khador.

Yes, okay, you got me. It is because of “her”. I have always had a thing for her and you knew when we started this up, that it was likely that she would come back into my life and when she did, well, I just can’t say no to her. I try, but she has my heart. Even though she has those two weird stalkers following her around now.

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Please, Everblight, don’t cry, it’s getting kind of awkward, and we both know I’ll be back. After all, I’ve always had a weakness for twins…

Blight makes right podcast

Posted: April 21, 2015 in Uncategorized

if you play Legion of Everblight odds are high that you already know about it, but if not, there is a Legion of Everblight focused podcast from the Handcannon Online guys and it’s pretty solid. It’s called Blight Makes Right and is available on iTunes, and there is an RSS feed available at Handcannon online. Check it out, it’s nice to have a very positive Legion focused podcast out there, though sometime it can feel a bit echo-chambery in their effort to keep it positive, but I’m willing to accept that minor issue to keep it upbeat.

The most recent episode had a funny discussion at the beginning that totally made me think of this.

  

Warmachine: Reckoning!

Posted: March 10, 2015 in Uncategorized
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Yes, I know I am mostly Legion of Everblight now, but!

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Zerkova! That probably means Epic ZERKOVA! She is my favorite caster in the game! OMG So much EXCITEMENT! Oh yeah, also Denny on a dragon, cool. Apparently someone already translated her runes to be the spell Grave Wind (battle group upkeep +2 Def and poltergeist) not sure on Zerkova’s yet because of angle but perhaps spe and i which is leading to speculation of perhaps Spellpiercer (models/units in control get blessed+magic weapons – now it is translated to whispering). The rune translation is totally nerd rumor mill which is likely wrong but is fun to speculate.

Okay. Sorry, just had to get that out of my system.

Back to the dragons. But not the Denny-ridden dragons. The purple, Everblighty ones.

It’s something we say in competition from an early age in games, at least here in America, is put your heart into it. Win or lose, if you give it your all one of the best things you can say about a person is that they’ve got heart. I’ve never really thought about it before but the video linked below from my friends from the Chain Attack podcast, and their #DonateOrPaint challenge got me thinking about it.


One of the things I love about this game is it’s competitive nature. It is designed to be competitive. The developers work hard to make sure that all factions have an equal chance of winning and at the end of the day it is down to the skills and strategies of the player, the layout of the table, and the fickle whims of chance and the dice. THOSE are the magical alchemies that keep this game so intriguing to me and so fun and keep me coming back to the table day after day, year after year. That keeps me tweaking my lists and talking to people across the street all the way to Sweden and Australia and everywhere in between about tactics. And not just talking to people, but making friends who share this passion.


It’s not just about pushing those models around and drinking a beer and having some pretzels though, it is still competition. I am going to bring my best game, and I am going to expect you to bring your best game. Bring out all of your tricks, all of your knowledge of the game. Don’t cheat. Don’t Quit. Have heart. Be passionate about the game. And the amazing thing about this community is that as passionate about the game as the members are, they are also compassionate.


And heart is also about that. Which brings me to that connection I never made before. Warmachine/Hordes players get criticized sometimes for the competitive nature that our game has. The Chain Attack podcast in particular has a focus on tournament play, something they have never been shy about stating. They are also vocal about stating it isn’t the only way to play, and this blog post isn’t about that at all. It is about heart, and about giving it all and about not quitting. It is about passion. I love this game. I love the friends that I have met across the street and in Ohio and Idaho and Australia and Sweden and Ireland everywhere else because of it. I’ve met some of you in person, but there are a whole lot more I have never met in person, and likely never will, but we still share a passion. Our hearts race when we see that assassination run coming at us, or our opponent is stepping into a trap and we hope they don’t realize it before they end their turn.


One of our own, Marc Harrison, is working hard, he’s leaving it all on the table so to speak, so let’s get behind him here and help him out.


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We share a passion for a stupid, silly insignificant game that is more than the sum of its dice and rules and models that is not stupid silly or insignificant because we love it and we love the challenge and we love the companionship. Here is a chance for a challenge and companionship in compassion and I know we’ll all Page 5 the shit out of it. edit – This isn’t about painting a model for him – this is about painting a model for your army – about doing what you love in his honor, using your passion to celebrate his passion for something he can’t do right now, and maybe never again. Let him fucking game and paint vicariously through you. You are Leonidas kicking the messenger into the pit on his behalf, be fucking bold!


I nominate Todd Carrigan, Inyoung Whang, Dave Ziegert, Ryan Shepard and Anthony Wang as well as anyone who wishes someone would nominate them but are pretty sure that they will not be nominated by anyone else. If you think that might be you, then it is. If you accept this challenge and want to be listed on this page, message me, I’m on twitter @somnicidal and I will list you on this page by name.


To read more about the #DonateOrPaint Challenge go to the Chain Attack Page at http://www.chain-attack.com/donate-or-paint/


Thanks,
Patrick

Some changes on the horizon

Posted: November 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

So there are going to be some changes to this hobby blog coming up in the near future. I am wanting to be a bit more serious in my gaming and get a bit better at the game. So I will be bringing back my Thoughts On… series and focusing on Legion of Everblight, going through each option available to me starting with the choices in my lists and them moving on. Also when SR2015 rules drop I will be covering them very early in the Thoughts On… series. Listening to Jeremy blather on in the Crippled System Legionsode helped me realize the value of doing this sober 😉

Look for these to be posted on Thursdays. Also, when I get in games, look for the batreps to be posted on Mondays. I am going to try and keep to the schedule of posting on those days. Also, I am going to try and keep them a bit more brief just due to more limited time.

Other topics, I am going to be tinkering with the visual appearance, as you may already have noticed. This theme is probably not the final one, if you have any preferences, let me know.

I might also just have more often but shorter posts from time to time and actually do some painting stuff, but honestly I haven’t had much time to paint.

Also, just a shoutout to Ryan “Killbox” Shepard. He knows why.