Friday, April 27, 2012

Adepticon Masters Tourney Report

Here are my brief reports for the Masters from this last weekend at Adepticon. I have some pictures of the early rounds, then those petered off. I know I always enjoy reading battle reports from big 'cons, hopefully these are helpful for someone.

My lists can be found Here:




(the actual lists are near the bottom of each of those articles. still easier to link than fill up space with all three lists here)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Adepticon Hardcore tourney report

This will be the first of 3 write-ups, one for each of the events I played in at Adepticon this year. they won't be full-out battle reports, but will at least have the lists, general flow of the game, how the round ended, and thoughts. First up is the hardcore tournament. this was the first time I've ever played with Hardcore time limits, and man that 37 minute clock was rough!

I was playing pMorghoul for this event, with the following list:
* Bronzeback
* Titan Gladiator
* Titan Cannoneer
* Cyclops Shaman
* Cyclops Brute
* Rhinodon
Orin Midwinter
Master tormentor
Extoller soulward
Max Beasthandlers
Min Beasthandlers

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Muffinman's Skorne at Adepticon

Another year at Adepticon has come to an end. After a delayed flight, we got back to Austin around 1:00 AM, and I spent most of the day yesterday recouping. I was planning on writing a recap of the event yesterday, but that obviously didn't happen.

This year was an absolute blast. This was my second year at Adepticon, and my first major tournament of any kind with Warmachine. 3 days and 15 games of warmachine later, and I can say it was the best wargaming experience of my limited career. The Warmachine side of Adepticon was so much fun, and has made me decide that (at least for now) I will be sticking to Warmachine for competitive play. It was that good.

This article is just going to be a brief rundown of the event itself. I am hoping to get some brief write-ups for my games, probably posted over a couple of articles for each event. with all the games, I didn't take as many notes as I had planned, so there won't be complete battle reports. I will post some notes from each game, and whatever pictures I managed to take. For now, though, here are my initial thoughts on the weekend

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Adepticon Team Tournament - Circle + Skorne

This is my last article before Adepticon! in fact, when this posts, we will be on our way to Adepticon already! After the event, I hope to write at least a brief report for each game and take a picture of each army I face. Hopefully that will go better than last year, where I took one picture the whole first day because I was so into my rounds...

I have also decided on some personal goals for this year's Adepticon. Since I am a pretty new player (less than a year in warmachine!), I know I have no hope of winning my events. so instead I need some more donw-to-earth goals for my tournament experience. read on for my goals and the lists my wife and I will be running for the team event

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Adepticon Masters - eHexeris

Three days until we fly out to Chicago! I'm getting seriously excited. Reservations have been double-checked, armies painted, lists made... Nothing to do now but randomly blog about the trip to keep me occupied.

This is the thrid and fianl list discussion for my Open Masters lists. the last article can be found HERE. My final caster is also Skorne's newest kid on the block, eHexeris. pHexeris was one of the casters that got me started with Skorne, and his epic incarnation did not disappoint! Because he is so new, I have less play experience with him than with my other two lists. But his raw power and fun play style made me pick him over casters I might be more comfortable with.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Adepticon Masters - eMakeda

Adepticon is in less than a week! this time next week I will be half way through the Hardcore event at Adepticon. And as a welcome change from last year, I'm actually ready a week before the event! No staying up late painting one last squad this year (I was painting wyches the night before we left last year). I put the final touches on the very last model on Tuesday. I even had enough extra time to go ahead and base all of my models, not just Morghoul's hardcore list. sweet!

Continuing with my set of articles leading up to the big event, I am going to discuss my second list for the Open Masters event at Adepticon. My first list can be found here. My second caster is eMakeda. I have found her to be a good counterpart to pMorghoul, offering a strong infantry element and a fast army as opposed to Morghouls slower and more beast-focused list. Read on for the list and a brief discussion of the caster and her support

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Road to Adepticon - Open Masters

The second event I will be playing in at Adepticon is the Open Masters. Adepticon is a little different than a lot of the big cons in that the Masters event isn't an invitational. In most of these big tournaments, you have to place in one of the other events (steamroller, hardcore, sometimes a special tournament) in order to compete in the Masters. Luckily for people like me who have little to no shot at placing in an event, Adepticon still lets us play in the masters.

The event is a 6-round 3-list event. All of the scenarios for 2012 are fair game, which means we will be playing one of each type of mission. The three lists each have to be used exactly twice, so I have to be careful not to rely too heavily on a single list.

in this article, I will go over my basic strategy for the event, and talk about which casters I will be using. I'll have a few more articles leading up to Adepticon talking about my other lists for the Masters, and talking about the team event.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Road To Adepticon - Skorne Hardcore

It's April, and for many of us gamers, that means one thing. Adepticon. This will be my second year making the trip up to Adepticon with the BOLS crew. While I don't actually post articles on BOLS, I like to claim alleigence to the group since most of the main contributors are members of our local gaming club and regular opponents of mine. Last year I went for 40k, for the maiden voyage of my Harlequin army. This year 40k sold out in about 12 hours, so I decided instead of trying to get on a waiting list I would just go for Warmachine.

Last year's Adepticon was awesome. I played great games with great new opponents, got a really nice bag of swag, saw Chicago, and met all of my goals for the event (win half of my games, play someone famous on the Internets, get my army photographed one someone else's blog/site). I have high hopes for this year, even though it will be my first large event for warmachine. I haven't made goals yet for this event, but I still have a month.

I did reach one milestone this week. I am now 100% painted! that's right, 3 50 point armies, completely painted to a standard that I like (I would rate myself as high tabletop quality. nothing more, but it's not embarrasing at least). I'll post some pictures in the next day or two, as I have been slacking on the hobby update threads. Now that everything is painted, I'm pretty locked in to what I will be running. I might swap some models around, but it should be basically the same going in.

This article will be the first of several leading up to Adepticon where I talk about my choices of lists and what I am planning to do. I'm not nearly competitive enough to worry about "giving away my secrets" or anything like that, and writing things out help me process my plan and army. Today we'll start with Hardcore, since that will be the first event of the weekend for me.