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Digital overload

February 15, 2011 1 comment

So as I am now able to post  again I just want to bring to everyones attention that right here in our fine state of Maryland there will be a three day con going on. Yes it is a con specifically for video games but yours truly will be heading the events for warmachine and hordes along with some demos possibly for monpoc. With the help of some of my fellow brothers in black it should turn out to be a good event. The event will take place may 27th through the 29th. For any additional information you can google digital overload or visit there website at http://digital-overload.com/.

I hope to see some of you there supporting your favorite game that is Warmachine/Hordes.

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It’s been a while

January 20, 2011 Leave a comment

It’s been a good three months since my last post, my wife and I were blessed to purchase a home. With that comes a lot of work and not a lot of time for Warmachine. I hope to keep this blog updated at least twice a month with painting updates, some occasional battle reports, and maybe even maybe a custom made table. I have a really good idea to make a custom table but it all depends on time constraints.

The southern MD Warmachine/Hordes community has been steadily growing though. Wednesday appears to be the regular gaming night as our local Press Ganger told me there was a lot of folks at the store last night. If my calculations are correct, there were about ten people that showed up to play. It’s encouraging to see and hopefully the store will be able to get a good stock of Warmahordes models in. Right now it’s a little on the scare side.

Wrapping up, I’d like to say a good farewell to the Iron Agenda podcast, it was my favorite podcast out the bunch and they’ll definitely be missed. Them and Lost Hemisphere Radio definitely helped me keep up with all the Force books and new models coming out.

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List Tweaking – Part 2

September 8, 2010 1 comment

In my previous post, I discussed my first initial High Reclaimer list at 35 points. Now the time comes for the first set of changes and possibly last ones. I’ll explain why I replaced each piece but first, here’s the original list and the new one.

Old                                                              New
The High Reclaimer                                      The High Reclaimer
-Reckoner                                                    -Reckoner
Idrians min unit + UA                                   -Crusader
Knights Exemplar                                         Min Choir
Exemplar Cinerators                                    Vassal
Rhoven & Honor Guards                              Rhover & Honor Guards
Vilmon                                                          Idrians min unit + UA
Vassal                                                          TFG max w/ UA
Rhupert                                                       Rhupert

Basically, I swapped out the Cinerators for a full unit of TFG+UA and Knights Exemplar + Vilmon for a Crusader and min Choir. I felt I needed more speed with my core infantry (TFG) to help contest objectives at the first turn. I can run them and pop Iron Zeal if I need to. I lost a lot of hitting power with the Knights gone but the addition of the Crusader should help alleviate it some. Also, sacrificial lamb is now a worth while spell and I have cheap troops to use it on, the TFG and choir of course.

That’s my list for now and it’s more of a wave army than my first one. Hypothetically, the Idrians hit first, then the TFG and Reckoner, and lastly the Crusader. Hopefully it won’t come down the High Reclaimer getting in the mix as that’s a sure sign of doom.

This is a shameless request, but if anyone wants to test this list out for me and let me know how awful, good, or ok it is, that would rock. I don’t know how much play time I’ll have between now and Oct. 16th.

SoMD Bay Thralls on Facebook…

March 28, 2010 Leave a comment

So I decided since some of our members are on Facebook more so than the PP forums, to create a page on Facebook for us. I will post updates there as well as on the PP Social Group site.

So if you are interested search us out on Facebook, SoMD Bay Thralls. You need not be from good ole’ Southern Maryland to join.
Here is the link to it.
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Blood & Steam Circuit for Warmachine/Hordes

March 22, 2010 Leave a comment

So fellow Bay Thralls, I am posting rules for this neat idea one of our local Press Gangers came up with for a way to get all of us Warmachine/Hordes players to get to know one another. It’s an awesome idea and the fact that it is helping build the community in the MD,VA,D.C area for our favorite game is what makes it an even better idea. So without further ado here is the write up PG-Crashtestdummy came up with via NASCAR style and stuff.

Your local Press Gangers/Event Organizers are proud to present:
The 1st Blood & Steam Circuit for Warmachine/Hordes

What is it?
The Blood & Steam Circuit begins March 20th and will run until the end of September. During this time, every time you participate in a Blood & Steam Circuit event you will earn points. At the end of the circuit, the top 16 point getters will be invited to participate in a tournament in October to determine the circuit champ! Details about the exact date in October will come later. We are working to get a Warmachine Weekend type event scheduled in October and this will be a part of it.

How do I participate?
Come out and play! Play at your local store or travel out to the other various venues in the area and get some games in and meet new players!

Details:
At any event that is apart of this circuit, a player will earn 4 points for a win and 1 point for a loss. There will be a player roster posted here on these boards as well as on the PP boards to let players know their stats and their standings. You don’t have to register for the circuit or anything. Just make sure the event organizer gets your full name and e-mail address and your points will be tracked.

Participating Stores:
Hobbytown – Frederick,MD – PG_Linrandir
DreamWizards – Rockville, MD – PG_CrashTestDummy
Game Parlor Woodbridge – Woodbridge, VA – Kerwin12
Games, Comics, and Stuff – Glen Burnie, MD – PG_Avatar8481
Game Vault – Fredericksburg, VA – PG_Trigger
Aardvarks – Lusby/Leonardtown – PG_Capsfan34
NOTE: Not all events will be a part of the circuit. It will always be up to the event organizers discretion, so ask them if you are unsure.

Kickoff Weekend!!!
March 20th – Dreamwizards – 35 Points Steamroller Event
March 21st – Games, Comics, and Stuff – 50 Point Event

I will post a list on this site as well as on the PP boards about events that are apart of the circuit as well as any upcoming events that are apart of the circuit as soon as I hear about them.
If you have questions, contact me! nate.oesch@gmail.com
Have fun!

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Temple Con 2010…what a POW 20 blast.

February 10, 2010 1 comment

So this past weekend was Temple Con. I was lucky enough to be able to attend. Glad I did, it was fun times and noodle salad. I got to reunite with a lot of my Press Gang brothers and sisters whom I meet at the PG Invitational last spring, on top of meeting a lot more of them. I got to meet some of the Warstore crew who all in all were a great bunch of guys. I learned how to play Malifaux which is a great skirmish game if you don’t know about it. But over all I would say Temple Con was a great con.

Now during the time there I only managed to play three games of Warmachine ( due to helping out at the HQ desk for Eternal War ) First game I played a re-match against my PG buddy Ross aka Capt Caine on the PP forums. He plays Cygnar and I of course used my Retribution. We played on an awesome scenario table (wish I would of got pics ) basically he was the attacker and got to field 50 pts and I as the Defender got to field 35 pts. I know sounds unfair right…wrong the table looked like the beaches at Normandy with my army atop a huge hill and the only access to me was up a rocky path on either side or a tunnel which allowed small base models to come up through a access hatch right by the objective, which btw was for them to destroy a water tower. It was a great game, he of course won by caster kill.
My second game which was by far the best game I have ever played, and my dice couldn’t of done me prouder. I got to play against David “DC” Carl who for those who don’t know works for Privateer Press and is in charge of the playtesting and field testing and some development. We played a standard 35 pt game. He used Cygnar with the new Kara Sloan caster and me and my Retribution with Ravyn . I tell you the auto includes with Kara make her real nasty. Of course you take a Squire but everyones favorite little gobber is in full effect with her. Giving her two shots with that rifle or allowing her to roll more dice is just *shudders* ewwww. So we went round for round and it wasn’t looking good for me…again. As the game went on I still had some of my Housegaurd Riflemen left and with snipe on them they were proving to be a real threat to him. So I managed for the killing blow to position Ravyn where she could catch my Riflemen in her control area and poped her feat while being in LOS of Kara and in range took my shot. I hit of course being it was boosted attack and then managed to do a significant amount of damage enough to drop her to 8 health from being untouched. So feeling good about my dice I declared a 5 man CRA against her with my Riflemen and finished the job. I consider that pulling the victory out of my arse. From what I understand playing against DC is not an easy task. It was a very fun game and I learned a lot playing against him, more so how to use Kara Sloan effectively…so guess who is gonna field Cygnar again :-)?
My third game was against one of my best online friends and the creator of our wonderful banner for the blog. G’daybloke aka Chris Miller also know for his wonderful blogsite Lost Hemisphere, if you haven’t been I highly recommend it. He has lots of pics and video of Temple Con up there. You will see me in a few pics and even in a video doing an Interview with Jack Coleman who is the Quarter Master of us Press Gangers. So my third game wasn’t to great, 50 pts of Retribution on Retribution the table was awesome, the models looked great both mine and his, well more so his he is a great painter. The table was a canyon with frozen water in the middle and going across from one corner to the other was a train bridge. My objective was to destroy the bridges pillers in 6 turns. Sounds easy right…wrong. I managed to take out two of the three in 4 turns due to really bad damage rolls, my guys might of well been using a hammer and chisel to damage them with me rolling only three to four points each time. But I managed to concede defeat when all I had left was less than half of my Riflemen who were no way in hell gonna take on the rest of his army.
But all in all Temple-Con was great times for all. Next year the SoMD Bay Thralls need to be represented in full force, so start planing for it now guys :-)?
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All for Alzheimers Awareness

January 1, 2010 1 comment


So first off let me introduce myself. My name is Darren and I am the local Press Ganger for the Southern Maryland area. I am known on the PP forums as Capsfan34, and most of the local gamers know me by tubbie, but I am no longer going by that name. So, after thinking long and hard for a color scheme for my new army The Retribution of Scyrah I thought of a good friend of mine’s aka Devilsquid on the forums, idea about painting his Legion pink to spread awareness for Breast Cancer and his dedication to his mother who past away from it (R.I.P). So after thinking long and hard I decided to dedicate my army to my Grandmother who past away years ago from Alzheimers and to try and spread awareness of this horrible disease. So the Purple Pain is born and I one day hope to hold events to raise money to donate to Alzheimers research.

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