Its been a while.

I very much wanted to write something up before I left for NOVA, but it just wasn’t going to be. Between packing and verifying everything I would need to make sure WM and Hordes ran smoothly all weekend, I was unable to really get any solid train of thought rolling. I also knew I needed to get some sleep to buffer out the lack I was going to encounter shortly thereafter.

How did it all go? Well, keep reading! I’ll list all the winners at the bottom!

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Prime Options

I’m not going to lie. This entire article was triggered by a single tweet. The author was curious when 3e would collapse into optimal lists.  The topic, though, is more complex than twitter can possibly contain without being on the damned thing all day. So, Here I am, writing about options, balance, and warmachine as the hours I should be asleep wind away. Come, join me as I ramble on!

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We have just over two weeks until the rules for the 3rd edition of Warmachine officially drop at Lock and Load, and I’m excited that I am going to be there to try and get some games in on Sunday with the new rules, but I am also excited to play the last few tournaments with MK II before I roll into the new game full bore.

I’ve talked a bit about what I am going to play when I get there, and I have had some significant experience playing with the casters I am going to work with, until recently when the 3rd edition announcement made me giddy to get some games in with casters I’ll never see again. Fortunately, I’ll get some serious playtime at Lock and load both with the new rules and with the old, so I don’t really worry that I’ve not used my chosen pairing recently.

What about Cryx, though, in 3rd edition?

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I’ve been excited since the announcement of 3rd edition Warmachine for over a month. Its three weeks until it launches at Lock and Load, and I have consumed a staggering amount of information on the changes that are coming, both upwards and downwards.

Its not that I’m down on third edition, though, Its that my expectations have changed a lot since the original announcement, and I really just want it to be over.

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The new edition of both Warmachine and Hordes have been announced for about a month, as of this writing, and since that time there have a been a number of changes, both large and small, that have been made to the game. These range in scope from massive to minute to everywhere in between.

We’ve been handed glimpses, via their Privateer Insider platform, of some of the changes they are making to Factions, Model types and even basic game concepts.

From these previews I feel we are starting to get a glimpse at what the game is going to evolve into as well as starting to piece together the clues behind some of the more interesting design philosophies that are being expressed.

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(It took me nearly a week, but here it is!)

Wow.

Never would I have expected Cryx to get the first fill faction spoiler/design concept article first, let alone that the article would be so massive! I enjoy design talk for games way, way more than I ought to so these next few weeks with each of the 12 factions is going to be extremely enjoyable! join me on the other side for my breakdown of what was written and what I think about it.

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With the 3rd edition of WARMACHINE and HORDES on their way Privateer Press is running a continuous Hype train straight into Lock and Load. We’ve been privy to a massive amount of spoilers, but even these leave plenty to the imagination.

Today, we had our first look at actual models. The cards for the Mountain King, Eiryss 2, the Slayer and the Trencher Infantry were spoiled in their entirety, and there is a ton to digest. Lets take a look, shall we?

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With the 3rd edition of WARMACHINE and HORDES on their way Privateer Press is running a continuous Hype train straight into Lock and Load. We’ve been privy to a massive amount of spoilers, but even these leave plenty to the imagination.

Today, we had our first look at actual models. The cards for the Mountain King, Eiryss 2, the Slayer and the Trencher Infantry were spoiled in their entirety, and there is a ton to digest. Lets take a look, shall we?

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