Posts Tagged ‘Hordes’

Hordes: Trollbloods Janissa Stonetide (Solo)

Posted on June 23rd, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Picked up Janissa Stonetide from a friend last weekend who was selling off some of his models. I had this model on my list of models needed for my Doomie 1 list and while I was at Lock & Load, I forgot to pick it up. Glad he was selling her and I picked her up for $6. She had a little paint on her so I did a quick re-prime and threw on my colors. Nothing fancy, just quick and fast.

Janissa Stonetide
Janissa Stonetide

Painting Points: 2

Hordes: Minions Blind Walker (Warbeast)

Posted on June 22nd, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

This past Sunday was Father’s Day and my oldest son actually got me a present this year. I usually do not expect anything from my three boys (since when I want something I go out and buy it myself), but it was nice to actually receive something this y…

Words With J.R. from Privateer Press @ Origins 2016

Posted on June 21st, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I was happy to meet J.R from Privateer Press at Origins 2016.  We talked about the newest edition of Warmachine and Hordes.  We focused on some of the key changes and the metagame.  I’m really impressed with the new starters/battlegroups, each reflects the importance of playing the warmachines and beasts. I am pretty stoked to […]

Daily Chronicle: ‘Lock & Load 2016 Recap’

Posted on June 20th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

I know this a few days late, but I thought I’d go ahead and write a quick recap of ‘Lock & Load 2016’ which took place the weekend of June 10th-12th in Bellevue, WA. along with a small photo dump. For my son and I, this was the first ‘Lock &a…

Lock & Load 2016 photo dump…

Posted on June 13th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Live vicariously once again through pics! Another one in the books.

Filed under: Blog, Hordes, News, Reviews, Warmachine Tagged: 2016, Hordes, lock & load, lock and load, press, p…

Let’s Play! – Warmachine and Hordes Mk III

Posted on June 13th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

MK3 Sloan Top of 1 Assassination

Posted on June 8th, 2016 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

As per usual, the internet is saying that the world is ending because Cygnar will be able to perform a caster kill at top of 1!! Yes, ladies and gentleman, Kara Sloan with 9 hunters can get 9 boosted to hit shots 3 inches into the deployment zone at the top of 1. Now, many people will mention how is really hard to actually get the 9 hunters to get LOS, after all, if you are going second you got to choose table side. However, has anyone actually checked the math on that? Well, as a Cygnar player, I had to! So, first of all, let’s set the basis for this article, we want to measure the probability of killing a caster,

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For the Kriel! Chapter 4

Posted on June 7th, 2016 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Moving right along, Troll by Troll. For the next piece of the army I chose the Dhunia Knot, which I’ve wanted to paint since they came out. The gypsy look is very characterful and adding a unique effect to each of their bases came naturally. I still ha…

{T}Rolling Along….. Horthol gets a makeover!

Posted on June 7th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Horthol – one of the most Bad @$$ solos in Hordes. He is a Toughalow riding, line breaking, Elite Cadre inspiring, PS15, presumably 1 inch reaching KD/Slam Machine!Further, He is a well sculpted and characterful model. Great face, upgraded Toughal…

Hordes: Trollbloods Dire Troll Blitzer (Warbeast)

Posted on June 5th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Two months since a model hit this blog, that’s pretty bad. But when you have as many hobbies as I do you need to priortize (plus lately I have been pretty lazy, my mind has been concentrating on house hunting out of state). Since Privateer Press’s ‘Lock & Load’ is next weekend (and my son and I are leaving Wednesday) I thought it was time to get a model completed.
My Classic Dire Troll Blitzer has been sitting half painted on my table for over a month. Last night I decided “what the hell” and let’s just slap on some colors and call him done. So not much effort really went into this guy, just wanted him done. All honestly not a fan of the ‘classic’ sculpt that much either, I prefer the new sculpt much better.
At least I can try him out in some ‘Claw & Fang’ battles next weekend with my son.

Dire Troll Blitzer
Dire Troll Blitzer

Painting Points: 5

For the Kriel! Chapter 3

Posted on June 1st, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Now with the 16 Kriel warriors behind me I can concentrate on the smaller pieces of the pie. I decided to take a break on the units and paint a single, Grissel Bloodsong.I’m going to get back to it and finish her off tonight. Stay tuned!

{T} Rolling Along….. Minimal input for Maximum Style! Fennblades 2.0

Posted on May 31st, 2016 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Howdy readers, back again with some Trollblood building goodness! A few small updates this week.I know I said I would be continuing with my Long Riders, but I am still waiting on some conversion parts from PP so Ill end up rolling them out a little mor…

{T}Rolling Along – Long Riders come up short……

Posted on May 18th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

When I decided to pick up a small Trollblood force (HA! I should have known better…my friend Erik and I now own almost the entire faction worth of models between us) one of the units that enticed me to make this leap was the Long Rider Cava…

For the Kriel! Chapter 2

Posted on May 17th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

The next step from assembly was basecoating, or which color in the scheme is most numerous and will be airbrushed? The armor it is!Once I had that out of the way. I knew the only way to keep my sanity and good pace on this job was to bre…

For the Kriel! Chaper One

Posted on May 12th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

It feels good to get back to the trollbloods. I haven’t added any to my own collection in a while, but they are a very familiar territory, so I was very happy when approached with this commission. Also that this client wanted to go for a very…

The math behind Mk3 Tough

Posted on May 11th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The world as we know is ending, or so you may think if you have lately visited the privateer press forums or the faction facebook groups. One of the changes that have swept the board is the change to tough. Namely, the fact that if a model is knocked down it does not get to do a tough check anymore. This seems like a huge change, right? I mean, a model that passes her tough check and its knocked down will get killed by the next attack. However, tough checks were already rare, believe me, they never work out on my games! So I decided to check the math on it, specifically: “how many more attacks it would take to wipe a

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Kingdom-Con 2016 photo dump…

Posted on May 2nd, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Here’s some pics from Kingdom-Con 2016. I had a amazing time once again!Filed under: Blog, News, photo dump Tagged: 2016, Hordes, kingdom con, KingdomCon, san diego, socal, southern california, warmachine

Picking a Warmachine or Hordes faction

Posted on April 27th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

So there is a new version of Warmachine/Hordes coming out and it has intrigued me enough to consider playing again. There are some interesting rule changes being made and it seems as if some work has been done to streamline the game. I won’t say ‘simplify’ as I don’t think that is the intent but […]

A Kindred Spirit in the Chop Shop!

Posted on April 20th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

If you have been enjoying my little updates on converting my troll models you will probably love this post!

If you want to do an Epic Troll conversion first you have to remove the head….My friend Ruin here will show you how!

Kommandant Sanders gonna need a
big bucket for this Chicken!

In the spirit of all the conversions I’ve been showing recently, I thought I would take the chance to point you at one of my favorite blogs about converting and making super cool Warmachine models.  Tom Mennes build incredibly cool armies with a great flair for super dramatic conversion work (which he follows up with really solid paint in really personal and creative schemes). His output is equally impressive given the quality of the work.

Fun models – dramatic poses, and great creative work. I’m watching this one and hope you will too! Definitely worth reading back through his posts as well!!!!!!! LOTS of great tips and Step by step builds!

His Khador army is full of really creative conversions and I absolutely LOVE his paint scheme. Supurb techniques and great unity mean that even with the wild conversions everything is identifiable, cool and harmonious. So well handled. Most of his work is converted – using plastic stock, tubing and a little greenstuff – but really isn’t beyond the realm of others to learn from and attempt on their own. He is really good at showing key steps and materials and explaining his process from concept to creation.

Robo Seraph with Gatling Blight…. AWWW YEAH!

His Everblight army is one of the craziest full army conversions I have seen in Warmahordes. It is simply brilliant! And the paint style on it makes me REALLY want to paint my trolls all in moonlight and glow…. This guys plays to the rule of cool and defys expectations – but always keeps opponents, recognition and playability in mind. A true kindred spirit, I hope I get to meet him at some point because I can think of few armies anywhere or in any game that I would rather see across the table from me.Keep up the amazing work Tom!

Hordes/Warmachine new MKIII Battle Boxes

Posted on April 19th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

As promised I continue to follow the Hype Train and collect more of the rumours and facts about the new edition for Hordes and Warmachine.
One big thing for me are the new Battle Boxes because they always help to draw in new people and normally should also provide older players to get into new editions by providing the rules and stuff for a reasonable price. Most of us will buy the MKIII rulebook nonetheless, but for testing it out those should be perfect.

So lets see what the new boxes will offer us:

  • MSRP $40 for a battle group (1 caster and at least 2 large or 3 medium models)
  • All necessary cards
  • Quick rules
  • A paper battlemap and terrain
  • A paper ruler, dice and tokens

Additional information to these boxes:

  • The caster will be Battle Box only (at least for the first time)
  • The material will be the same PVC as today (although precolored)
  • The paper battlemap is most likely 24×24″, which would perfectly fit for introduction games

My impression so far: 

The paper ruler is garbage (it was already in the current box), the battlemap and terrain I don’t need (but are nice for beginners). But still I hope that you get more than only this stupid wall, maybe some markers for woods or so.

The rest sounds awesome! If they really will stick to 40$ (which will most likely be 40€ because they always do it 1:1) sounds like a perfect price for a starter box. Also you get a hopefully useful battlegroup. For me the Legion one is somewhat 50:50 because I already have half of the stuff, but maybe I can convert some of the Shredders. For me, at this point, it is a must buy (and maybe I will also get a second faction now).

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More information about MKIII

Posted on April 16th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Nearly a week ago, Privateer Press anounced the new edition for Warmachine/Hordes. Slowly information is trickling into the public and to be honest: I am quite hyped about the bits and pieces that are made public now and are collected in the different …

Privateer Press launches new edition of Warmachine/Hordes

Posted on April 12th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

So today when I read the tabletop news I first had to double check if it is not the 1st of April. But no…
Privateer Press anounced that on 29th of June 2016 they will release a new edition of Warmachine/Hordes!
It will come with new rules, new casters, new cards and new starter boxes. For us Warroom users there shall be a discount on the faction decks, because they will be incompatibel with the old MKII rules.

But first a promotional video from Privateer Press:

So what exactly did they tell us yet?

  • We have rebalanced every model in the game.
  • Each warcaster has a unique, flavorful spell/ability. Some casters already had, some had to be added.
  • Doubled the point scale.
  • Addresses difference between Focus and Fury.

New Mechanics:

  • Power Up: Warjack are allocated a focus for starting in the caster’s battlegroup.
  • Spirit Bonds: As warbeasts die, Warlocks can gain fury “from the grave”
  • Upped warjack/warbeast points. 28-30 points now.
  • Games are still similar sized.

Change with Huge-Base Models:

  • They feel like the monsters of the battlefield like they should.

Presentation of Story

  • Time-skip! Two-year jump.
  • Flash-Point. First installment in a trilogy.
  • Story line stuff. Resolutions and new things.
  • No favorite character is safe.
Let’s see with what they come up with in the future. Looking forward to it.
So long,

Warmachine and Hordes Mark 3 Announced

Posted on April 11th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Warmachine and Hordes Mark 3 Announced

Privateer Pressed have announced that their Steampunk miniatures games Warmachine and Hordes will be getting a brand new third edition later in the year.
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{T}Roling along – Runeshaper conversion #1

Posted on April 5th, 2016 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Hey folks – Back at the workbench again – Had an idea for a new rune shaper model!Now I don’t play Runes of War/Runeshaper Spam but I do have a couple lists I want to play that use one or two units of Runeshapers – my one Jarl list in particular looks …

Hordes: Trollbloods Dire Troll Bomber (Warbeast)

Posted on April 3rd, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Well the batteries in the painting machine seem to have faded in the month of March, but during the last week of the month I was able to get my Trollbloods Dire Troll Bomber on the painting table. I did not get him finished in March, but he will b…