Posted in Strategy with tags , on August 31, 2011 by Ian

This is a little awkward. Been a while. Um. How’s it going? Cool, cool. I’m good, too. Anyway…. uh, so here’s an article if you’re still cool with that sort of thing.

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“Who’s the Beatdown?”

Posted in Strategy on April 18, 2011 by Ian

If you ever played the card game Magic: The Gathering in a more than casual way, odds are you have heard of Mike Flores. He is best known for writing some of the most influential strategy and theory articles for that game. The best known of all of these is one entitled “Who’s the Beatdown?”. It examines the role a player takes when you and your opponent are playing a similar strategy and how that impacts the match. This concept is not unique to Magic or card games in general. We see the same thing happen all the time in Warmachine.

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On Our Ranking Officer

Posted in Strategy with tags , on February 26, 2011 by Ian

The game’s newest model type officially hit shelves a week or two ago. I’ve managed to get a little table top time with Valachev over the last week and have some thoughts on him and the other faction’s newest UAs.

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Posted in Army Lists with tags , on December 7, 2010 by Ian

In the aftermath of the Steamroller event, the Battleground crew has been branching out to some new warcasters/warlocks and army builds. After testing Strakhov and eSorcha about a billion god damn times, I was ready for some new lists to toss around.

eSorcha was the list I played the most, for sure. With how unbelievably consistent that list is, I wanted to bring mayhem to the table. I wanted my opponent to wonder what the hell was going to happen. I wanted ME to wonder that the hell was going to happen. Enter… eButcher!

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The Steamroller!

Posted in Battle Reports with tags , on November 17, 2010 by Ian

This past Saturday was Battleground Games and Hobbies’ first Steamroller event. There were about 14 players with all factions represented. Many of the participants were regulars in the local tournament community, so I expected some fierce competition. After a month or so of testing, I went with my eSorcha and Strakhov lists. Due to some emergency drops, there were 3 rounds of swiss. Unfortunately, I did not take notes so my battle reports are from memory, covering only the most important parts of the match.

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Public Service Announcement

Posted in Strategy with tags , on October 24, 2010 by Ian

Please, do not pay to have your warjack or warbeast charge when you could just walk into melee. If you don’t need the extra movement you’re just paying for a damage boost before you even roll to hit. And that’s terrible.



Posted in Army Lists with tags , , on October 23, 2010 by Ian

Like most Saturdays, a few friends and I invaded Battlegound Games and Hobbies. For the last few weeks, we’ve been preparing for their first MkII Steamroller tournament. Everyone has been throwing a number of lists around, trying to find something they’re comfortable with that will also be good against a varied field. A large number of players we seldom have the opportunity to play will be in attendance, bringing factions we never really see in our area. After some work, I think I have two lists capable of bringing home the win.

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