Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Warmachine on the Cheap

I've been declining to play Warmachine for years now. It's been so long, in fact, that the game that used to be the young upstart is now a battleworn veteran. Still, nothing had changed over the last ten years that would cause me to reevaluate my position on Warmachine - until Colin happened. Colin is 9 feet, 600 pounds of pure malice. I don't refuse Colin. Also, he offered to sell me a starter set for less than it probably cost to manufacture the thing. That's a recipe for disaster.

And that's what happens.

Colin's evil plan entered Phase Two when his unwitting accomplice, Adam of Redcap's Corner, offered me a demo game. Unfortunately, I enjoyed it. So now my stalwart refusal to try Warmachine has turned to guarded optimism.


  1. Hehe, funny stuff, Jason. I, too, resisted WM for a long time, mainly because I had gotten burned badly by Confrontation 7 or 8 years ago now. I figured it was safer to stay with my tried and true WFB/40K, warts and all. I'm glad I gave WM a try though, because the combination of small (model count) battles (less to buy/paint) and M:TG-style (my 2nd gaming love after A&A classic) resource management and combo building makes it really rewarding for me. Still like my GW stuff for my mass combat fix though.

    Also, I noticed that no matter what you do, you just can't get away from your GW roots, can you? You start WM with Khador Men o' War (Deathwing Termies), and then add what looks to be some gobbers (Goblins) and a War Dog (Hounds from WoC)...

    1. PS - I love it when a plan comes together! You're playing WM; the Harmons are playing WFB. Before anyone realizes it, you'll all have the minis disease as bad as Brett, Jon and me...

  2. I'm totally glad that this happened to you. You deserve it.