Practice Makes Slightly Less Imperfect

This weekend Aaron and I got together to play some practice games in preparation for an upcoming 50 pt Steamroller at the local gaming store The Game Chamber.IMG_2515

We both needed practice getting through all our activations fast enough to play on the clock and we both had lists we needed to test out to see how they worked together on the table. The main idea today was to just play the first couple turns of the game with no pressure about losing because they were just practice games.

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Podcast 013 – Well, Sometimes You Forget Stuff and Lose Games.

This weeks Warmachine battle sees the likes of the cold-hearted Khadoran juggernaut charge slowly toward the equally slow but probably less chilly goliath that is Skorne. My opponent Kassem and I decided on a 50pt two list format using 10 minute turns with one 5 minute overage per game. The scenario we played was Fire Support: two flags, one friendly objective a piece (artillery models within 4″ gain boost damage rolls) and Killbox.

Two apologies regarding the audio for this week’s podcast:
1. We somehow managed to lose about 5 minutes of recording. I blame Marc.
2. The audio quality for the first minute or so is sub-standard. It improves right after Nick puts up his hand to talk about news and announcements, though, so I blame Nick.

Kassem’s list was as follows:

– Tiberion
– Molik Karn
– Titan Gladiator
– Archidon
– Aptimus Marketh
Nihilators (full)
Paingiver Beast Handlers (min)
Mort. Will Breaker
Void Spirit
Tyrant Commander (Tycomm)

My list went a little something like this. Actually it went exactly like this:

– War Dog
– Behemoth
– Kodiak
Great Bears
Assualt Kommandos (full)
Iron Fang Kovnik
Doom Reavers
– Greylord Escort
Yuri the Axe
Manhunters (x2)

We rolled for turns and had to do two roll-offs which I eventually won and chose to go second. By the way, whenever I say ‘roll-off’ I think of that TLC show Little People, Big World about that family of midgets. Sorry, that’s not PC. I think they prefer to be called Ugnaughts.


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Podcast 011 – Combo Battle Report 2

2 more Battle Reports this week.

The plan initially was to just report on Marc’s game, but it ended up being two things:

1. Full of particularly stupid mistakes, and
2. Very, very brief.

And so we decided to report on both! Full write ups will follow, but for now at least you can listen!

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Podcast 008 – Mercenaries Vs. Khador, Gorten Vs. pIrusk

Welcome back for another Combo Smite battle report.  This week we have a battle between My mercenary army and Aaron’s forces of Khador.


I’ve claimed to be a dwarf player during our podcast introductions so I fugured its about time I actually do a podcast game with my Dwarves!

(Note from Marc: Just a quick apology: we had some technical issues with the recording for the first 10 minutes or so: Aaron sounds like he’s a computer… underwater… with a head cold. Thankfully we got it all sorted out before the start of the battle report itself! But I do apologize!)

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