Product Promotion

Now being a PG, some might say that I hate the competition; especially one in particular.  This isn’t true, GW have been a staple of the British high street for over 30 years.  They have brought many Warmachine/Hordes players into the world of gaming and will do for many more years…..hopefully.

I say hopefully, as I’ve been seeing a lot of people posting pics on Facebook; of the new 40k models and one thing struck me just now….the pictures look shit.  Now I don’t mean the models themselves, before all you GW fans break your knees jerking them; I meant photo composition wise.

They show you bugger all of the model; except some hazy outline with splashes of colour.  They are usually multiples of models, instead of a single shot of one model in high detail. One picture I saw, was of giant blue oversized power armour, that had an intense bright light shining through the legs; like his genitals were on fire.  So GW, a little advice from a complete noob like me.  If your going to highlight your products, at least make the effort to show your craft in the best possible light….not through the genitals.

 

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Scottish Masters is Live!

 

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About 30 minutes ago, the sales of tickets for the first Scottish Masters went on sale.  This has been some of the hardest work in a long while, mostly because of the short time constraints.  The biggest problem came from the payment system we are using, which will be Ranking HQ.

After wrestling with it for several hours, it finally got sorted and the event is now live on Ranking HQ.  While this is a Scottish event, we aren’t restricting this to just players from Scotland.  If the aim is to expand next year, players from further afield should be encouraged to come along.  Though they should be aware, this is only a one day event this year.

Details of the event can be found here at Ranking HQ

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This Saturday, I will be demoing WM/H at one of Scotland’s biggest wargame shows.  Last year I demo’d Heap, the fun Bodgers card game from Privateer Press.

Other than the odd time, I haven’t demo’d the game like this in a long while so I am both looking forward to it and a little anxious.  I’ll be making time to speak to some of the traders as well, hopefully seeing if they can help out with the Scottish Masters.  Other than arranging payment of the entry fees everything is coming together for the event.  I’ll be promoting it on Saturday, hoping to spread the word about it.

If you would like to help out, or can offer something towards the event; please feel free to contact scottishmasters@virginmedia.com

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.

Make it stop…..

The pressure of trying to paint these models in time, is starting to get to me.  My main focus seems to be on the Kraken just now, to the point that the Blood Hags are just being left unfinished just now.  That said, the Kraken *should* be ready for action this weekend in Dundee; with perhaps one last hard push I can have if finished tomorrow or Friday.

In other news I have decided on the following Casters; at least for the time being.  The choices were mostly because of knowledge of the Casters and my enjoyment of playing them.  Of them all, Morty is my favourite; having DJ and 2 Seethers for an opponent to contend with under Morty’s feat/spells; it so much fun.

  • Mortenebra (+ Deryliss) – Tier 4 (Infernal Machines)
  • pDeneghra – Non Tier
  • The Witch Coven of Ghalgast (+ Egregore) – Tier 4 (Machine Minds)

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Just to remind everyone what my DJ looks like…..Mwaaaahhh!