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!”
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.
This will be a series of articles and accompanying videos to address the challenges facing circle in the current warmachine meta cycle.
In the wake of the Una 2 nerf, circle has been in the rather strange place of not having a meta defining caster or caster pairing. For once they are faced with serious, seemingly insurmountable challenges from certain factions that has caused many in the Circle community to doubt wether circle is even a viable competitive option. I don’t believe this is the case but instead believe that Circle players as a whole have become stagnant and calcified in their opinions of options within Circle. I will endeavour to offer up alternatives and options and how they may be applied in an attempt to overcome the challenges facing circle.
The Forge Seer has been out for a little while now and I’ve been able to get some games under my belt with them. Yes its them because you should always take 2. I did do some dabbling on what jack to put on my Forge Seer. Now I didn’t try every jack available because once I put Behemoth on him there was no point. He is the winner.
It seems like a lifetime since I wrote this article on the State of the Meta: Circle Edition:
Things have changed a little bit since then, not really changed, but Circle did receive a few important Nerfs; to Sentry Stones, Una 2 and Wurmwood (all of which I agree with and embrace) and this has resulted in some individuals out there in the larger Meta feeling that the faction as a whole is shit. Or more accurately, that there are few competitive options available to Circle in the current Meta and that the faction has lost its “identity” and has no balance.
This all came to my a head when I read Jaden’s series of articles on Circle as a Faction. The first 4 articles on the various models were interesting and well written and are definitely worth a look if you play circle or are interested in knowing what Circle players will be using. I want to stress that I love Jaden’s Blog and that I think he does a great job and is a great contributor to the community. Just because I disagree with him on this one point doesn’t mean you shouldn’t check out his stuff and do so regularly!
Your ear holes can listen to all the fun HERE.
So what are you thoughts? Here is what we came up with. Well I’m not going to just tell you. You’re going to have to listen to our first ever PODCAST!