2012 has been crazy for Warmachine and Hordes. In a year that saw GW's sci-fi game release a brand new edition, WM/H has been selling out blisters like crazy... at times we've even been unable to order models! The game has blown up incredibly the last two years.
In 2012 I played Khador for a bit then started Legion of Everblight. I felt like I wanted to learn how to play Hordes so I would be better suited to playing against it. Where I treat 40k as a non-competitive ruleset with unbalanced armies, for the most part WM/H is very competitive and very balanced. I wanted to get better at WM/H.
It was a tough decision choosing a Hordes faction. There weren't really any that appealed to me a ton aesthetically. In the end I chose Legion because I felt like they'd be easy to paint and there were a few caster models that really did appeal to me. They're also a really damn good faction :P
I painted one of pretty much every legion warbeast and many units and warlocks. I now own more Legion than Khador for sure. They are easier to paint for me coming from Tyranids - chitin and claws and a few wings thrown in.
In 2013 I'm going to make some goals for myself. I want to do the following:
- Learn when to charge, attack, or kill my own models
- Learn to prioritize killing UAs and support models
- Learn more about each faction and their tricks
- Learn more casters
- Start my Skorne army :)
- Play every game painted.
I feel like the above goals will help me take my game from perma-noob to just somewhat noob. I also picked up a ton of Skorne from Gamers Sanctuary used so I decided to start a small army for them. I'm finishing out this year with Khador and learning Irusk. I'm learning to use the Conquest as he seems like a game changer. Next year I plan to get all my Skorne painted before putting them on the table.
To finish out this post, some models I've painted recently for the Steamroller on Saturday!
|Wardog... finally painted|
|Holt! The man with the golden guns|
|Greylord Escort for the Doom Reavers|
|Kommandant Irusk! Ready to own.|
|Female manhunter variant.|
|Kayazy Eliminators. So pumped to send these babes through enemy lines|