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Malidays: Game 2 – Slaughter in Chastity

Posted on January 6th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Belinda was a loss, that was for sure. Seamus was going to miss her animated, if mostly silent, conversational style. Mind you, not so much that he was willing to risk a run-in with the Nephilim in the woods to … Continue reading

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2014 Wargames Audit

Posted on January 3rd, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Here we are at the start of a New Year and time for another ‘Wargames Audit‘ to assess how I’m getting on with my various gaming and hobby activities. 2013 was a very good year and as you’ll see below … Continue reading

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Dominicon 50pt Steamroller Tournament

Posted on November 18th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

This weekend we had Dominicon, the annual tournament of the Maynooth Gamers and it hosted a 20 player Warmachine/Hordes tournament. My goals this year are to 1) keep my game at a decent level to help in 2) assessing some … Continue reading

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Another game, another scalp for Kreoss1!

Posted on November 12th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

I managed to get a 35pt game in against Phil a couple of weeks ago and I managed (yet again!) to lose after a failed assassination attempt! Here’s my list – Faction: epic Vayl – Machinations of Shadow Points: 35/35 Tiers: … Continue reading

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Warmachine: How Kreoss1 beat Butcher3 and other assorted stories…

Posted on October 16th, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

The WTC has well and truly ignited my desire to play more Warmachine and Hordes. I’ve gotten a couple of games in recently that are worth a quick mention. I played a Kallus list which I’ve been toying around with … Continue reading

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Photodump: Warmachine and Hordes WTC 2015 in Poland

Posted on October 7th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

There are no words that can convey how amazing the WTC was. It was the best weekend of gaming I’ve ever experienced. I’ll blog thoughts about it in the coming days, but for now here are some photos…

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Beermachine at the WTC!

Posted on September 24th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Dont forget the 2nd Annual Warmachine and Hordes Friday Night Beermachine – Special themes prize for the winner pic.twitter.com/bgfThONa1z — WMH WTC (@wmh_wtc) September 24, 2014 I’ll be spending most of my time judging at the WTC, but I’m looking … Continue reading

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Malifaux: Yan Lo vs The Viktorias (40ss)

Posted on September 21st, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

During the week Dan and I had a fun and tight game of Malifaux that pitted his Viktorias against my Yan Lo. Here’s a run down of how the game went. Strategy, Schemes and List Deployment and Plans For my … Continue reading

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The Battle for Graignes: Bolt Action AAR

Posted on September 14th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

On Thursday Baz and I played the first game from the simple Graignes campaign I wrote. This game represented a small ambush being sprung by men from the 507th PIR on a German patrol of Panzergrenadiers from the 17th SS … Continue reading

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Malifaux: How to get Seamus killed!

Posted on September 4th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Step one: Activate him early in turn 1. Step two: Use Back Alley to teleport him into the open near an Ice Golem and get blasted by lots of December’s Curses Step three: Die at the start of turn 2 … Continue reading

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Malidays: Game 1 – A Picnic in the Woods

Posted on August 28th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Gavin and I managed to play Game 1 of the Malidays campaign on Thursday. The fiction introducing the campaign may be found here and here. The premise is pretty simple – Seamus wants to go on a Summer holiday and … Continue reading

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Malifaux Fiction: Hunting Season

Posted on August 25th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

An arc of red rainbowed across the blue sky as Lilith glided from one victim to the next, her greatsword flowing effortlessly through air, flesh and bone alike. Any person who observed the massacre would have described a frantic scene … Continue reading

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Malifaux Fiction: We’re all going on a Summer Holiday

Posted on August 24th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

I’m a big fan of campaigns and Malifaux is a natural storytelling format. Here’s the simple premise for a upcoming campaign called Malidays. A bead of sweat ran down Seamus’ brow as he idly twirled the bejewelled trinket in his … Continue reading

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Malifaux: Seamus vs Rasputina (50SS)

Posted on August 20th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Peter and I played a fun game on Monday night. Here are a few shots from the game – We played Squatters Rights. I went with Bodyguard on Bete Noire (she’s such a good model for that) and A Line … Continue reading

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The Battle for Graignes: A Bolt Action and Flames of War Mini-Campaign (Campaign Rules)

Posted on August 19th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

This is a two game campaign that uses both the Bolt Action and Flames of War rules to play. In my last post I briefly described the historical context for this campaign. The first game represents the American Paratroopers ambushing … Continue reading

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