Guild Ball


Guild Ball: Blacksmith's Guild 'Burnish'

I have been trying to catch up on a few Blacksmith models that I had prepped for painting awhile ago, and I am now happy to say those models are completed.  'Alloy' was finished the other day, and last night I finished up on 'Burnish'.10 Blacksmith's are now completed and that leaves me with 3 to go.  What is left is 'Bolt', 'Hearth' and 'V Cinder'.  I'll need to check with my son which he wants completed next (just not sure when at this point).BurnishBurnishPainting Points: 2

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Guild Ball: Unboxing 'The Falconer's Guild: Daughter of Falcons'

Once again, just like with yesterday's 'The Faithful: New Beginnings', I am late to the party, but better late than never.  'The Falconer's Guild: Daughter of Falcons' was supposed to originally be released this past June, but there were some shipping delays and it did not actually release until August.  When I was at GenCon this year, I actually had to chance to purchase the box set there, but decided to hold off.  With my renewed interest into Guild Ball with Season 4, the time was now.  I believe with this boxed set, I once again have every Guild Ball model (minus 'Pride' and Limited Editions).The Falconer’s Guild focuses on dealing heavy amounts of damage both at range and in melee, a different spin on the hit-and-run play style of the Hunters. Many of the Falconer players focus on placing deadly Harrier effects on the pitch. Enemies within a Harrier effect become distracted and injured by swarms of birds of prey, causing them to suffer even more damage. The Falconer’s Guild is an idea

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Guild Ball: Unboxing 'The Faithful: New Beginnings'

I know, I am a little late to the party.  'The Faithful: New Beginnings" was released this past August, roughly a little over 2 months ago, but I am now finally catching up on models that I missed on over the Summer.  I have been busy with other games, and had a lull Summer, so it is time to get my Guild Ball models all caught up.The Faithful: New Beginnings is an expansion box with six models, each of which plays for a specific guild: the Masons, the Blacksmiths, the Fishermen, the Alchemists, and two for the Union. Existing players will be excited to see these models on the table, as they are an unexpected release—these Guilds were defeated in the Union in Chains. This pack is a celebration of the success of the Union in Chains community campaign and is an ideal way to start getting people excited about future community events.'The Faithful: New Beginnings' comes with the following models:Veteran Chisel (Masons)Veteran Cinder (Blacksmiths)Veteran Sakana (Fishermen)Veteran Calcu

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Battle Report: Guild Ball 10/18/2018 Butcher's vs Blacksmith's

Another practice game of Guild Ball last night, once again my Butcher's Guild faced off against my son's Blacksmith's Guild.  This time I wanted to try a different lineup, one led by 'Fillet'.  I knew this was would not be an ideal match-up currently for her in Season 4, but I wanted to see what some of the other models could also do.  FilletPrincessBoilerO BrisketMeathookV Ox  FurnaceAnvilFerriteV CinderAlloySledge I wanted to see if this lineup would be a good scoring one with 'O Brisket' and 'Fillet', turns out 'Fillet' just does support the rest of her team really good currently.Early on the Butcher's were down 6-0 and I managed to make a come back and the score was 8-8.  'V Cinder' ended up getting the lat goal of the game and a win for the Blacksmith's 12-8.I do like what 'V Ox' brings with him, too bad he cannot be played with his other 'Ox'.  I think for now (until the Cook's Guild is released), I will need to play a lineup led by Captain 'Ox'.

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Guild Ball: Blacksmith's Guild 'Alloy'

With my son deciding to concentrate on the Blacksmith's Guild for awhile, I thought it was time to get a few more Blacksmith's on the painting table.  Currently there are 12 original Blacksmith's and a newer 'V Cinder' for a total of 13 models for the Guild.  My son and I own the original 12 models (actually x2) and I have 'V Cinder' on order and arriving shortly.  Up until this point, I have finished 8 of the models and today with 'Alloy', 9 are completed.  Just 4 more to go.This is actually the first model I have finished for Guild Ball that has a new Season 4 card with it. AlloyAlloyPainting Points: 1

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Guild Ball: Season 4 Card Pack Arrives

My Guild Ball Season 4 Card Pack arrived yesterday afternoon, the day after that Steamforged Games announced that their were a few cards (11) that already contain errors on the card.They mention in their blog post that any cards that did not ship yet would be placed on hold, then shipped together with replacement cards.  Seeing how I received a shipping email on October 9th, I thought that mine may have shipped out early, but since it took a week to arrive I was not sure.   They also announced that anyone who has already received their cards (now myself included) will be shipped the replacement cards once they arrive at Steamforged HQ next week.The cards with errors do not effect me much (except Butcher's Boiler, but that is a small error), so I do not see it as an immediate problem for my son and I to play games.We have been trying out the officially sponsored app for our games, GB Manager, but I still prefer having the cards in front of me for reference, I have no issues using the app to trac

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Battle Report: Guild Ball 10/16/2018 Butcher's vs Fisherman's

Wow, I got to play another game of Guild Ball last night and this time it was not against my son or the Blacksmith's.  One of my friends that lives not to far away (who I occasionally played against before) came over last night for his first game of Guild Ball Season 4.He is more comfortable playing his Fisherman's Guild led by 'Shark', so that is what I was facing.  I was thinking about making a change in my lineup, but decided on just playing what I have been the last few games to still get comfortable with the models..tg {border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;margin:0px auto;} .tg td{font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;padding:10px 5px;border-style:solid;border-width:1px;overflow:hidden;word-break:normal;border-color:black;} .tg th{font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;padding:10px 5px;border-style:solid;border-width:1px;overflow:hidden;word-break:normal;border-color:black;} .tg .tg-c3ow{border-color:inherit;text-align:center;vertical-align:top}

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Battle Report: Guild Ball 10/15/2018 Butcher's vs Blacksmith's

Even though last night on our calendar was suppose to be X-Wing or BMG, my son asked if we could get in another game of Guild Ball in.  He wanted to get in more practice with the Blacksmith's Guild, and I could always use more practice with my Butcher's.  I have another game lined up for tonight against a friend of mine (still unsure what Guild he will be bringing), so the more games in, the better.  After tonight that will be 4 games in of Season 4 since this past weekend, and the previous 10 months I had only played 3. Blacksmith's starting lineup.Butcher's starting lineup.We both played with the same lineups as we had in our previous 2 games on Saturday.  My Butcher's lineup consisted of 'Ox', 'Princess', 'Boiler', O Brisket', 'Boar', and 'Shank'.  The Blacksmith's lineup was 'Furnace', 'Anvil', 'Ferrite', 'Sledge', Alloy', and 'Iron'.All 4 games so far we actually used the "official" app for our game GB Manager, I am not a fan of the graphics/layout of the app (prefer GB Keep

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Daily Chronicle: A Day of Gaming 10/13/2018

First off I need to say that this is post #200 for the year.  It has always been a goal of mine since I started this blog back in 2009 (and my previous blog in 2008) to be able to write 200 posts in one year.  I was just shy of 200 back in 2010 with 192 posts, and last year I was on a decent pace to hit 200, but the last 2 months of year I really slowed down and finished with 171.  Since I have played a lot more games this year, this helped with my post counts since I try and do a quick Battle Report after each game (I always do not, but I try).This past Saturday, my son and I had a day of gaming here at home.  Originally the plan was for our friend from Arizona (now living in Indiana) was going to come up and join us for the day, but unfortunately he was not able to attend, and since my son already requested the day off, we continued on with the games.First game of the day was X-Wing 2.0.  The original plan was to play a big 500 point game and give us a 3 hour time limit, well by the

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Weekly Chronicle #41 2018

Last week was a really good week for me in terms of gaming, and at least getting something completed model wise.For painting, I was finally able to get 'Brun Cragback & Lug' completed for my Minions army.  I wanted these models completed for Warmachine Weekend, and mission was accomplished.  I should be all set for WMW model wise, but I may try and get one more model completed, we shall see, I may be putting some Guild Ball models up next on the painting table.For gaming, I would have to say it was one of the best weeks all year.  Last week I was able to play 8 games across 4 different systems.  Saturday my son and I had a games day at home, and yesterday I attended the Michigan GT for Warmachine/Hordes.  I will be breaking down those days into separate posts, either later today or tomorrow.One more thing to point out about Warmachine Weekend, the other day they posted in Facebook that next week they should have more info on events....."next week"... that only leave 2 weeks b

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Season 4 Ratcatchers review

The Season 4 Ratcatchers are here and I can’t be more excited! In this article I will go over the differences with you, share my opinions with you, talk about my experience with the guild and make bold predictions. Captain Piper, the most interesting man in Season 3 somehow got more interesting in Season 4! Let’s look at his changes. On the front of his card, his playbook stayed the same and so did most of his stats, with one big exception, his kick increased from 3/6 to 4/6. Additionally, his character play, Pay the Piper was reduced to 1 INF. The back of his card stayed the same. So, only two changes but much like how Ox has become significantly more scary with just a few tweaks, the same can be said for Piper. Piper’s role is to pull of shenanigan goals via passing the ball and paying INF for Reverie. In season 3 you would sometimes just lose games, due to no fault of your own, because Piper would just fail his passes. If he has ONE JOB TO DO, he needs to be great at that job and now Pip

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Have You Heard of Our Lord, Solthecius?

The Supreme Order of Solthecius? Pfft, those lads have some gall floating around a lofty name like that. To watch them strust around the pitch with all their airs, I think they believe it too. What a crock of shit. I’ll call them what they are – damned mercenaries and outcasts to a man, that’s what. No matter how good they play, they’ll never be able to hide that truth from veterans like me. – Corsair On their new Guild card, Corsair drops a truth bomb about the Season 4 Minor Guild for the Union, The Supreme Order of Solthecius, aka “The Order.” They have a lot of gall . . . calling themselves the Minor Guild. This squad of 8 players doesn’t have a lot of weaknesses, unlike most of the other minor guilds we’ve seen to date. I do have a secret – I played these guys as a Minor Guild to the Union as soon as they were released in season 3, with my Meta’s blessing, and found them to be powerful, and capable of playing both prolonged games where eve

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Explosive Brew….. Season 4 Brewers: What else could go wrong for Stave?

     Just like that Season 3 has come to an end, a season which felt much longer then the rest but oddly now that’s it over seems like just yesterday it started. During that time Brewers saw quite a ride from a bottom tier “funsy” guild to a top tier hyper competitive one. We saw the Cat Missle, the why play Esters to why would you play anyone but Esters, and the introduction of Nerficimate which brought the rise of dog and fall of cat. Through it all we cried, we laughed, and we drank! Enough reminiscing, time to look at what is new for Brewers and take the knee jerk good, bad and meh reactions. Steamforge is doubling down on its goal of simplifying cards and making guilds have specific playstyles that strengthen one role but weakens another. For example, Brewers have now become more so the rough and tumble brawlers you expected them to be with 5 models receiving extra defensive capabilities in some form and easier access to pushes and knockdowns. So, lets start from the top with captains we all saw the ne

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Guild Ball: Season 4 Alchemist's Guild Cards

Just like yesterday was the release of the Season 4 Butcher's cards, today is the release of the Alchemist's Guild cards.The Alchemist's is one of the Guilds that my son likes to play (and they are fully painted) and more than likely will be starting Season 4 with them.  Though I know he really likes his Hunter's Guild, the Alchemist's may be a little bit easier for him to play, plus he needs to decide on his Blacksmith's too, but those are not fully painted yet.Here are the new Season 4 cards for the Alchemist's Guild.

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Guild Ball: Season 4 Butcher's Guild Cards

For the last few days, the media outlet has been releasing sneak peeks of the upcoming Season 4 cards for the Guild Ball Guilds for the release of Season 4 this weekend, and today was the day of the Butcher's Guild release.I have not played Guild Ball for quite awhile now (around AdeptiCon 2018), but I am really looking forward to the new release of Season 4 and playing with my Butcher's Guild.  The Butcher's Guild fits my play style (dealing out damage) and I cannot wait to give them a try this weekend.  I have 12 models completed for my Butcher's and still need to assemble/paint their new recruit in 'Gutter'.  Maybe after this weekend I will get her up on the painting table.Below are all the new Season 4 cards for the Butcher's Guild, now I just have to decide on a roster of 6 to try out this weekend.

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