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With just over 2 days to go, the final stretch goals are within their grasp.  Dark Seduction is very close in, just under $6,000 to go; but this might already have been achieved as Paypal money hasn’t been included yet.

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The images are banners and pictures for people to use on their Facebook pages as well; to help spread the word about the Kickstarter.  You can get them here, where you will see they have faction specific banners; so you can show your colours to make your stand.  If that wasn’t enough, there is also some great backgrounds for your computer.

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#privateerpress WM: Tactics

Well the countdown is getting shorter, but the backers for the Warmachine: Tactics kickstarter is getting bigger by the day.  Just over 15,000 backers, a total of $1, 200,000 + pledges from Paypal totallying $7,000; they are very close to opening one of the best stories in WM (imo anyway).

Called Dark Seduction, it tells the tale of two sisters; separated and brought up on opposite sides of the war.  Victoria Haley, Commander of the Cygnarian forces and Deneghra, Warwitch of the Cryxian armies that raid Immoren.  Many doubt Deneghra even knows her true name, as one night during a Cryxian raid on her town; an apparition called Nightmare stole her away from her family and her sister.  Raised by the Cryx, her former life dissolved slowly to be replaced by one of corruption and devious scheming; within the power play of leaders.  Seemingly a loyal second in command to Asphyxious, Deneghra learned her lessons well; to the point that not even her commander is safe from her machinations.

After this stretch goal has been reached, the next two are ones that will please a lot of players.  Magnus the Traitor and his battlegroup, with Retribution of Scyrah to follow.  So if you want your chance to be part of this greatness, you can pledge here for as little as $20 for the game.   With just 3 days left, I really do hope they get to bring in the Retribution; otherwise those Angry Elves will be (even more) insufferable for the rest of eternity.

 

Warmachine: Tactics

So unless you have missed it, Privateer Press Interactive; in partnership with Whitemoon Dreams kicked off their Warmachine:Tactics Kickstarter computer game in explosive style.  If you not sure what this is, check out the video 

Within 35 hours, they have broken and fulfilled their initial target of $550,000.  8 Days into the 30 day limit, they are nearing that magical $1m target.  Check out the Kickstarter, as stretch goals are being added almost daily; with the speed at which this is being backed.  Oh and if you’re outside the US; take a look at the updates BEFORE pledging as shipping is a lot cheaper than initially expected.

I’ve pledged at the $40 (Deadeye) level, which will give me the digital download of the game + an exclusive Kickstarter only model & coin due to be released in April; before the general release of the standard model in June next year.  After all the Kickstarter models have been send, the moulds will be broken and never produced again.

If you’re a fan of the tabletop game already, check out and subscribe to the Whitemoon Dreams Dev Diaries; where they hope to show what they are doing to bring this game to life.

 

UK Nationals Day 2

The follow up is a little delayed, as most of it was spent resting. The full effects of the long weekend, added to the lack of proper medicine regime (being anaemic can be crippling, if not controlled); culminated in a a very lethargic few days.

However, getting back to the action; we left it off with my narrow defeat at the hands of pKruger.  Following day was the day I did better, at least that is what my battered self esteem was telling me.  The body on the other hand was telling a different story, with painful feet and legs from the standing the previous day.

Round 5 – Skorne (Garry Burgess) v Cryx, a match up that I have fond memories of playing against our local Skorne player.  pMorghul v Mortenebra, with her usual tactic of Deathjack to the face.  It was quite a funny game, in that by the end Morty and Deryliss were my only models left on the board.  Yet my opponent had to take 2 turns to kill her.  Mind you camping 7 focus, when she has no offensive spells* will help to drag it out. Loss via Assassination, with 0 CP claimed; Process of Elimnation scenario  *Doom Spiral wasn’t going to work on warbeasts

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Round 6 – Legion (Bex) v Cryx This is the one game I am really really annoyed at myself. pThagrosh v pDenny was turning into a great game, with my Seether just hammering through the two Scythian’s; with Grab and Smash.  The first Scythian I hit, throwing it in the path of the Kraken to munch on.  The second one, got the same treatment; only this time thrown at Thagrosh instead.  Meanwhile McThralls are steadily grinding their way upfield, respawning with the Necrosurgeons; with Denny behind heading to claim control points on the flag. The killer to this whole game, I timed out myself by not watching the time.  With about 10 minutes on my clock, I got this horrid sinking feeling; as 10 minutes in game time goes in the blink of an eye. Loss via Deathclock, with 1 CP claimed; Into the Breach scenario

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Round 7 – Cryx (Lee) v Cryx  After the Legion game, I think I hit the lowest point of the whole weekend; which is probably why I don’t remember much of the last game.  What I do remember was facing Gaspy the Hellbringer, with the Coven.  It all went wrong from the start, with the Coven deploying in a corner; pretty much trapping themselves in Killbox.  Having to take freestrike hits from Cankerworm to get out of the Killbox; putting them smack in the road of Bane Thralls/Tarty/UA.  The one highlight of the game though, was Malice Possessing Deathjack and making him hit Tartarus.  Sadly the devastation of the Iron Lich Overseer’s and their marshalled jacks; brought the game and the whole tournament to it’s ungracious end. Loss via Assassination, with 0 CP claimed; Close Quarters scenario

For my first ever big tournament environment, it was a little overwhelming. While I didn’t even dream of winning, I hoped to come away with some wins at least.  That said, despite the losses; all my opponents were gracious and willing to discuss the game we had hopefully both enjoyed.  Will I be back next year? Not sure at the moment, if I do go; I certainly plan on practising more than the 5 games I got before I headed down.  So to close off, thank you to PP, North West Gaming, the Judges and PG’s and of course all the players for making this a great success…..hope to see you again next year.

1 Week

Just a week to go, before I am heading down to the UK Nationals.  It’s a sell out event with all 128 places taken, Iron Gauntlet close to filling out and lots of cool prizes up for grabs (they tease us and won’t tell us what).

I’m still busy painting models, with a couple of new ones (Malice and Machine Wraith) still to be painted.  The Kraken is waiting on water effect for the base; which will hopefully get done on Wednesday.  Just finished today, is the second Seether:

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As well as the last 4 Mechanithralls for the full unit:

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Another tournament in Glasgow this Sunday, so it’s all go for the final push to next weekend.  I’ve not painted this much in a very long time, but the pressure to have a fully painted army; is making me push myself….which has been a good thing for me as I’ll explain later.