Since then I have started playing Warmachine (and also picked up Dreadfleet – but more on that at some other time) and me and GreyLamb from Sheep of War picked up the two player battle box – with him taking the high-and-mighty (read ‘douchebags’) Protectorate of Menoth and me taking the glorious forces of Khador.
I’m really liking Warmachine (not that I am thinking of dropping 40K) and my initial thoughts are:
- models are roughly the same price as GW but the armies are typically smaller, so less investment up front and you can play a game in much shorter times if you want (we’ve had games last around 45 mins),
- a change to a single Warcaster or unit can completely change the feel of your army,
- the game system works and has regular releases/updates - which is nice (where's my 2nd 'Nid wave GW???!!!),
- I get to play with toys that are unavailable to ‘Nids (like big robots and guns!!!!).
I am trying to give the army a bit of a cartoony feel although I was tempted to paint in a little battle damage or weather them slightly, but ultimately I get the feeling that the Khador government would prioritise military equipment maintenance over silly things like public welfare...
I'm not decided on the bases yet either; they look nice but a bit dull - I have some decent snow flock I think I will try adding to a test base.
Thoughts/comments/criticism are welcome as always.