This year, like last year, I will be playing Cryx for the entire calendar year, and likely a 7 month stretch of 2018 as well. This will be the longest stretch I’ve played a single faction in many, many years. Two and a half years in a single faction is a prospect many people can’t really get a handle on.
I want to put a little twist on how I do it, though. I want to involve my 3 readers, the Cryx community, and any friends I happen to pick up along the way. So, whats the plan you say?
Oh boy! Primecast 39 came out on Monday, and with it came a little bit of what we can expect for the changes to Cryx, which was followed quickly by the actual Errata I’m excited to start picking it apart, so I’m going to get right to it.
This Saturday, I’ll be going to play in my first tournament in four months. The fantastic John Spencer has picked this one up for me so I can play, and I intend to make the most of it. My real hope is that we have enough players for 4 rounds, though getting there will be tricky: The East Coast is experiencing a but of burnout from New England to Virginia.
That said, Lets take a look at what I’m thinking of bringing. I know it can’t possibly bite me in the ass, right?
Just around a month or so from now, perhaps two, we will be seeing a major errata to Warmachine. This, by all accounts, will be the largest errata ever issued to Warmachine and Hordes. There is some chatter that up to 50% of Skorne is being looked at, as well as the bottom and top 5% of each faction. There is a hope from a significant portion of the community, that this errata is the one that brings the best balance to the game, and everything else from here on out is just knocking out outliers. I feel that this is the likely end result as well, which means that there is significant work on Cryx in the errata.
What do I hope they will address? Lets take a look.
I’ve not been playing a lot of games lately, but I’ve made some progress into my goals. One of the things I wanted to do was to get enough games in with a caster to get their feel before moving onward. I’ve been playing the game and playing cryx long enough to be able to sort out, with a modicum of reliability, how a caster feels and whether or not it plays right, in about 5 games. It doesn’t always give me a taste for the meta and how I utilize it in a tournament, which is a flaw, but I don’t get to enough tournaments to really make it my priority. I do worry about tournament boogeymen, but only in the dojo.
This’ll be my first written battle report with Goreshade 2, and its with the last iteration in his final game before Terminus.
This day, which has come for many before I, Has finally come. Today, I was finally able to get my inflictors. I have now joined the ranks of those many Cryxian Warlords who can be protected from the slings, arrows and bullets of outrageous fortune. It is a day I have looked forward to for a very, very long time. I’ve got two lists I’ve been eyeing for a long time, and I finally get to take a chance on both of them. I’ve talked a few times about them here, but I’ve been working on one of them continuously. Even today I’ve changed it. Lets take a look at my current, probably stupid, Lich Lord Terminus list.
With Privateer revealing that they will be looking to address the Cryxian ability to play into gunlines and my general lack of playing time, I’ve started to branch out into list that, while might not be the best, or even good, into a gunline, might be my pairing with a list that covers that match up for me. I have also, while working with the Coven list, been brainstorming lists for the whole roster, spare a few. Its going to be interesting, going forward, and I think that once the problem with ranged is addressed, it will open up a gammut of different lists. Come, let me show you what I’m thinking about.
My MKIII Goal has come and gone! I’ve played 20 games with the coven to start off the edition, and I am excited to shift into a different focus – Using all the warcasters in the stable a few (probably 4-5) times to get reps with the entire faction.
Before that, though, I want to go through a bit of the experience with the Coven and what I learned from playing them, how I play them, and what I want to see them with. I’ve talked about them a ton, but I think, maybe, one more hash over their well trod ground could be good.
Back last week, during the look at the upcoming errata, I was more focused on trying to define the top 5% of models. This week, I want to look deeper and take a candid look at what can be done about Cryx and their inability to survive into a gunline.
I’ve been playing an awful lot of Coven lately. All of the facets aligned to make me bring them out of retirement in MK 3, and now that I’ve played for longer than a month or so, I’m enjoying how the play and their general prominence in the Cryxian lineup. I’ve only got two tournaments under my belt, but I’m looking to get a few more here over the winter, to which they figure to play a prominent part.
That said, I really need to settle down on a pairing for them. I have a few ideas that I want to try out, one of which, Feedbackapalooza, I’ve already started playing around with. Lets see what my brain is crunching on!