So back when Warroom was first released, I decided to make the plunge and pay the $60 to unlock all the factions in the app. My reasoning was that I wanted it to be able to research the other factions for tournaments or purchasing decisions. The only other options for this were purchasing all the decks, and then purchasing every book that came out to keep up with the new models. And even this wouldn’t work all the time since sometimes models are released before their books. So in I went, feeling pretty good about the decision even if it wasn’t updated with new books, as it was still cheaper than buying the existing faction decks.
I feel like I’ve been bombarded by a number of gaming related Kickstarters I’ve been interested in lately. It’s a much different way to get involved with a game, but I’m still having fun with it.
I have purchased a number of games that started off as Kickstarters, Cards Against Humanity, Zombicide, and Evil Baby Orphanage. They all ended up great and we could have gotten more stuff, gotten the game earlier and gotten it cheaper if we had backed. This makes me want to back anything that looks interesting, which may end up poorly.
Khador is sort of a contradiction for me. I love the look of the big chunky ‘jacks and the defining characteristics are slow and high ARM. While this is cool, competitively speaking I don’t see them on the table a lot. I find Warmachine to be a difficult game to play casually, especially in our group since you can be done on turn 2 or 3 without having done much. This is the main thing that has kept me from Khador, not feeling like I can play the models I like.
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In our store’s Journeyman league, I’ve started the Blindwater Congregation army I had intended to start last journeyman league. I chose the gators because I thought that they would be easy to speed paint and thus win the hobby award for the league. Additionally, it’s nice to have a painted army.
I can paint well but all too often, it becomes too burdensome to paint an entire army to that standard. I have some side armies which I intend to take my tie with as I only want to paint a small, 25-35 point army of and probably not play very often. So sometimes, you just want to bang an army out to be able to play with it fully painted and not stress out. Enter the gators. The models are perfect to be speed painted with all their texture as opposed to flat armor plates. I’ll talk a little bit about my plan and show some pictures of the first batch.
Our Journeyman league went over Thanksgiving so we skipped a week. We were allowed to do painting in the extra week but I was out of town so I couldn’t take advantage of it. Last week it was time for week 2.
I actually got to play Hordes with my Gators this week. Not only that I got to play 3 games with them, it being Journeyman week 1 and all.