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Riot Quest Preview- Warmachine Rules

Travis Marg went ahead and shared these models over in Mercs and Cygnar facebook groups. They are the non-CID/fully internal playtest rules for the Warmachine versions of Riot Quest Models. None of these seem to be game breaking, but they do come equipped with enough rules to sink a card deck.Probably most interested in how the Storm Knight plays, but honestly I just want to wait until they release the Pyg Tank before I get too interested in what they're putting out there.

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Oblivion CID begins

Sign up for the CID and download the rules.(Here's hoping I didn't leave anything embarrassing visible)Constance BlaizeFeat upgrade - still +1 armor, no longer collects souls, she collects souls herself, Divine Inspiration for all Morrowans, Spending focus to boost is a passive abilityAnimosity Rules largely removedGallant - Generic Shield Guard, Bond - Sacred Word in base contactPrecursor Knights - not starting out as a legacy change(All Archons) Divine Manifestation - Cannot be knocked down or suffer blind, FA: 2, not livingMorrowan Archon - DEF 14, ARM 18, Shield, Command 10, Veteran Leader: Morrowan, Soul Ward - prevents enemy souls, Sacred Ward, Set Defense, Righteous Vengeance, Hand of Morrow - Global d3 remove damage after a model dies, Execrator - bonus damage vs. ...missed it, flight. 10hpsFeedback wanted: Wanting to know if they do enough against not just evil dudes.Menoth Archon - Soul Ward, Flying, Retaliatory Strike, Flame Trail, Soul Ward, Fire's Reckoning, +2 movement and boosted damage and rol

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Primecast Previews: Sylyss, Arkadius, Riot Quest, Well of Orboros

The latest Primecast posted Friday, and I near blew out my cell phone battery listening to it in the car and discussing it in chat with friends afterwards.There was some monpoc discussion. I didn't really track that because I got distracted by the Warmachine stuff:Minicrates.Sexy Sylyss. The official minicrate name is Sexy Sylyss, though I think that they could have easily gone with the name Sylyss Wyshicouldnaylyrr.Then there's the Arkadius minicrate. I couldn't figure out the pun at first, but then I listened to the primecast and heard them refer to her as Bride of Arkadius, and that's when you see the straight back hair that practically begs you to paint a white zigzag line through it.Fun fact: She's holding a pig in her left hand, referencing the pig the crew picked up at Adepticon and adopted into some weird poly gamer family. You'll hear them refer to the pig as Hamilton. I wasn't that excited about Riot Quest as a game before other than more versions of Iron Kingdoms stuff. However, hearing them d

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Pirate Testing!

I don't know much about Pirates, but I know that Captain Rehera will be a sweet model to get. She's partisan Cryx, so finding a paint scheme that potentially fits both armies will be a challenge, but it's not like I ever field anything other than trolls. Second best release, pirates get a monkey, so now there's two in the faction? Anyway, this monkey is special. He gives out focus! Somehow.Swabber! Don't know if any of it ever works. Drag is either unstoppable or does nothing. There's no in-between it seems.Character jack for Shae!No clue what a Swashbuckler does. And this will probably be the best release of this cycle. It's called a Blockader for its ability to...blockade? But wait, it's abilities probably BREAK blockades, what with fists that chain out like nunchucks and push people around.They still haven't said what materials these models will release in. Will update when I find out.

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Previews: A Mad Gorman, a Trio of Monsters

Some recent previews have been nice coming out of Privateer Press. The biggest buzz is probably for Gorman the Mad, a hero for Riot Quest, the skirmish game hex board game they're releasing later this year. Nova is the third G.U.A.R.D. monster being released. I think the magic number is there will be three of them because any spoilers after the first three have been of different factions.I am torn between being most excited for the third Terrasaur, Armodax, or the first Empire of the Apes monster, King Kondo.When they first released the Empire of the Apes in Monsterpocalypse 1.0 it made me oddly happy. I have no idea why.But Armodax is some kind of turtle/anklysaurus, and that makes him kind of awesome. Honestly if Armodax were more turtle like, he'd have won this release by a country mile.So it will have to be King Kondo as winner of this  set of previews.

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Previews: Minicrate, Infernals...Judgement???

It's been a week, and there's stuff to look at.Like weathervane head here. He's a weapon attachment for the upcoming Infernals faction in Warmachine (I believe they're calling the Hordes logo on this stuff a mis-label), and given that some of the preview spoilers featured weird blobs of flesh as units, does that mean human warriors accompany the flesh things or do the humans come with their own infantry in infernals like some kind of mixed sylvaneth force? Time may tell...Harlequin Versh is a minicrate model of the Order of Illuminati hunter guy, Harlan Versh.While seemingly out of character for the guy (the original model looks very much like above. Grim and stalwart, pointing his gun at evil, as one does), the contrast between the steady stance and what will be a motleyed coat with peasant cape may prove to be a game winner. Quite a few don't seem to like it already, though.They can send me their stuff if they like. I'll have an army of Harlequins named Versh.Then Gunmeister games previewed their Undead Dea

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Mercenaries Collection 2018

277 Models899 pointsI wasn't originally a person who bought heavily into mercenaries in Warmachine's first edition. A lot of the push for mercenaries was that in the first expansion anthology of the game, Warmachine: Escalation, they released Warcasters who could work with the four starting factions or play as a faction all on their own.Up until that point Mercenaries were just a few solos and maybe a single unit (Boomhowler, I think). Introducing Warcasters was a bold move at expanding the size of the game.And you would have to expand the size of the game at the time, as the scenarios in the book called for two warcaster games.That never really stuck though.Instead, what happened was I saw a pirate model later on with a handcannon coming out of his sleeve and the name of the gun was Ace.So I bought into pirates, which then grew into buying a bunch of the solos and whatnot I never had before like Eiryss.Eventually I bought into a Rhulic collection that I used to track how long it would take me to paint a thre

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The best of this week's previews for ... MARCH???

I swear I will return to posting my own stuff in the near future. It’s just been a busy week of updates and I’m just trying to post about all the awesome stuff.Evidence A:Gamera! I mean Armodax! I mean Gamera!And then there’s this guy. He’s the steelhead Arcanist and the sculpt (a render in this case) looks so promising I know I will buying at least two. I know it seems cheesy (metal punk eye patch wizard) but it resonates with me and I can’t help but get excited.Anyway, I’m typing this on my iPad and that kinda sucks, so tomorrow I will update progress on hobby or games,

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Steelhead CID: The Steelhead Arcanist

In Warmachine you can have an entire army of mercenaries representing both some of the smaller factions who just happen to hire out (Rhulic Dwarves) as well as full on Privateers (Talion Charter). For testing purposes, then, releases come out grouped according to those sub-groups.So the current CID is going to be Steelheads, one of the more famous Mercenary Companies operating in the Iron Kingdoms. They are full on mercenary and don't have any obvious goals aside from the acquisition of currency in exchange for labor.In their case, labor involves killing "bad guys" (the people who didn't pay them) for the "good guys" (the people who did).But I don't even care about all that. Never mind the fact that an all new set of artillery is getting added to the Mercenaries in this testing round. Ignore that there's a mechanic sitting inside the shell of a mechanized walker walking around like some kind of Sigourney Weaver space fantasy. Forget that there's a dwarf with an oversized pistol going around blasting at things

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