Category Archives: Circle

CIRCLING THE DRAIN- GENERAL CHALLENGES

Okay, here we are, time to get serious! This time I’m looking at the SERIOUS general threats to circle, the factions main challenges if you will. This article is going to be fairly general in nature but as my college painting instructor used to say; “Work from the General to the Specific!”

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CIRCLING THE DRAIN – THE OPEN MIND

In this instalment of Circling the Drain I’m going to look at preconceived notions that the community as a whole has about the Circle stable of options and how we, as a community, need to shake these out of our heads and open our minds and play time to new and exciting options.

Let’s head down the Drain!

 

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4 and OH- How blind luck, complicated rules and broken AF models can help you (almost) win tournaments

DERP bird know that DERP is the word

I played a couple tournaments in the past few weeks and managed to achieve the vaunted 4-0 at both, winning one and coming in second at the other. Now we all like to think that we have moments of brilliance or that games are carefully orchestrated ballets of precision and genius, but frequently I find they are messy, complicated blunder fests of luck. Does that mean I’m a sloppy, dumb assed player who plays sloppy dumb assed players? No, I don’t think so. I try very hard to play a good tight game, but Warmachine is a complicated game that we play under strict time constraints and shit gets weird. Continue reading 4 and OH- How blind luck, complicated rules and broken AF models can help you (almost) win tournaments

The Bird is the Word

I sometimes get stupid ideas into my head and when our gaming group decided we’d go to our local store early on a holiday I decided I was going to buy and paint a storm raptor in like 2 days. I bought it on Monday at 430 pm, got home and assembled and painted it by wed morning! We headed out at noon and I played 5 games with the storm raptor; 4 with krueger 1 and 1 with kromac 2. Here’s my experience and lists.

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In defense of SPAM!

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Yummy! Comes in under-costed warjack or unbalanced warcaster variety!

I feel like I’ve written this article before, or at least had this argument more times than I care. Still, it seems that amidst all the belly aching and doom and gloomery over Mad Dogs and 2Una bird flocks it’s time to drag it over the coals again and tell you all why I think SPAM is good for the game!

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