It is done!

Lock and Load 2016 has come and gone. I met up with some great people, played some awesome games, and saw people I only get to see a few times a year. True to advertisement, the 3rd edition of Warmachine has released, and with it a flurry of new activity surrounding the meta, the factions, the lists and the rules. But before I get into what happened after the release of 3e and going forward, and I want to look back on what I did while I was out there and how much fun I had.

And I came home with all this!

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Lock and Load, PP’s convention out in Seattle each year, is my chance each year to step away from running events, judging, and general overseeing in order to play the game I enjoy and get more than a few games in at a time. Last year I managed to pick off 18 Iron Arena games while also judging masters and playing in the team tournament. This year, though, I’ve managed to get into some awesome tournaments.

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art by Marek

 

With the return to Cryx and the list of casters I wanted to play being pretty short, I knew that Goreshade, Lord of Ruin was going to get his shake pretty swiftly. The urge to put Denny 3 on the board was enormous, as both her model and her rules were extremely compelling. Goreshade 3 had come out much earlier and was burning a hole in my brain for longer, and had even come up, prior to Denny 2 and Body and Soul, as a strong Cryx tournament caster. I was extremely torn.

Fortunately, Deneghra showed up at the wrong time, was unable to be assembled until recently, and still has a cadre of models that need to be assembled before I use her. Goresahde 3 hit the table the first week of January, and I’m not looking to trade him in for a while yet. Continue reading

Ruin is upon us. 

With the new year, I’ve put aside my Skorne, and for the next 18 or so months, I’ll be playing Cryx, the army that brought me into Warmachine and the one that I love the most. Its a faction that feel like how Warmachine was imagined to be played, which is a start contrast to the types of games I used to play. Coming from the long, brutal slogs that are Skorne, it is going to be a refreshing change of pace to play with a heavy assassination hand.

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