Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wow--- Long Hiatus

OK!  So I have been way out of touch for far too long.  It is not that there haven't been lots of things for me to blog about... I just had little time and I lost my drive to post.  Too much losing made me not so restrained in my discouragement.. but that was then and this is now. 
To kick off my first post in nearly three months, I wanted to talk about my closest game yet in Warmachine.  Steve and I played a game a couple of weeks ago, and it was very close- the way he tells it.  I wasn't so sure, but it did feel great to finally have some impact in the game.  His list was led by the Witch Coven and my list was led by Irusk.

The Witch Coven of Garlghast
- Deathripper
- Deathripper
- Defiler
- Reaper
Bane Thralls (Leader and 5 Grunts)
Bile Thralls (Leader and 5 Grunts)
Bane Lord Tartarus
Pistol Wraith
Pistol Wraith

Kommandant Irusk
- Devastator
- War dog
Doom Reavers (Leader and 5 Grunts)
- Greylord Escort
Doom Reavers (Leader and 5 Grunts)
Great Bears of Gallowswood
Man-o-war Shocktroopers (Leader and 4 Grunts)
Man-o-war Kovnik

It started off with me putting down lots of forest terrain.  I don't know what I was even thinking because I had no way of gaining pathfinder through that mess.  My brain was somewhere else.  I definitely need to think about the setup better.  That being said, I did like the fact that we had lots of terrain.  It made for some great tactical decisions.
I really liked the way I chose my forces.  I thought about what I needed, the leader that would help me the most, and what I wanted to accomplish.  My main goal was to learn how to use my units effectively.  I totally got that.  I saw how to maximize them, keep them protected, and unleash them for some pain.  I did need to have some more protection for them, and I needed to pop my feat earlier, but all in all I learned what I set out to learn.
It came down to the final few combatants.  I didn't know how to seal the deal, but I did do more than I have ever done before in a game versus Steve, so that for me is saying a lot.  Maybe next time, I will carve out a victory.  Maybe next week there will be a new type of post.  One where I have vanquished the evil! 
Until then, I will remain restrained.  :)


  1. Twas a very close game! One never knows. Next time COULD be very different...

  2. It will be... oh it will be! Mwahahaha

  3. Well, since I looked to be handling your last few 'surprises' pretty well, and since we both know I can read your tactics like a book, I'm not TOO worried ;)