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What can you get for a box of Space Marines?

Recently I expressed my surprise at the cost of some recent GW 40K Space Marine miniatures. I also, back in 2011, suggested using the GW as a universal form of cross-game currency comparison.

But after some consideration I thought that it would be fun to see just what exactly you could get for some other game systems for the same price as that single box of Space Marine Centurion figures. Please note: your results will vary. Games Workshop has some bizarre world-wide pricing that makes it difficult to compare prices from country to country. The same Centurion box that is $94 in Canada is £45 is the UK which converts directly to $77 Cnd. All this is then is what one Canadian gamer could get for the same cost as a Space Marine Centurion boxed set. (more…)

pNemo list

Thursday is coming soon so I need a new pNemo list to try out. This is largely similar to the one I used last week with some minor substitutions.

Commander Adept Nemo

  • Lancer (6pts)
  • Avenger (9pts)
  • Squire (2pts)

Long Gunner Infantry (Leader and 5 Grunts) (6pts)
Storm Tower (2pts)
Stormblade Infantry (Leader and 5 Grunts) (5pts)

  • Stormblade Infantry Officer & Standard (3pts)
  • 3 Stormblade Infantry Storm Gunner (3pts)

Captain Arlan Strangewayes (2pts)
Journeyman Warcaster (3pts)

As is typical with me, I have added a Jack simply because it looks neat and I want to try it out. This is the primary reason why a) I don’t win as much as I could and b) I will never be a tournament player :-)

Open for debate is whether the Storm Gunners are more useful than the UA for the Long Gunners. If I trim the Storm Gunners back to a single model I can afford the UA which might make the Long Gunners more effective.

War Room

I have been spending a bit of time using the War Room application. It is Privateer Press’ tablet and mobile application for building armies, reading cards and also for tracking damage in games. It actually works rather well but there are a few issues with the application
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Update

So it has been some time since an update so I am going to crunch a month’s worth of info into a single post. What it lacks in depth I hope it makes up for in… well something.

Warmachine
The game that I am playing most is still Warmachine. I have to qualify that somewhat as between summer vacations and a flood raging through the city I probably didn’t play for a month and a half. I did get in game this Thursday against a very nicely painted white and purple Cryx force that took out pNemo in a few turns. My mistake mostly as I left Nemo open and forgot that Mortenbra had the Overrun spell on a Chicken Jack that let it move, just barely, into charge range. Lesson learned.
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A shocking and horrible occurrence

I took my nascent Cygnar force to Sentry Box today to play Warmachine with some of the gamers from the local COGs Warmachine club. I took a variant of my Caine list from the other night except that I swapped out the Sword Knights for some Storm Blades and the Centurion for a Charger.

I played one of the local gamers, Josh I think, who had a Khador force using the Old Witch, a unit of Winter Guard, Widow Makers, Yuri, Kovnick Joe and the Bears.
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List for tonight’s game

Rob and I will be heading out to Myth tonight for a 35pt game of Warmachine. I have no idea what he is bringing and my list is limited to what I have on hand. I’ve never really played Caine before so I will give him a try. I’m also bringing out Sword Knights as, again, I’ve never used them before as well.
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Miniature gaming

As many of you might be aware, I made a decision some time ago to forego miniature gaming due to the onset of my arthritis. I clean out almost every single miniature in the house as well as my paints, terrain and hobby supplies. After that I focused on getting involved in board games, wargames like ASL and some of FFG’s Living Card Game range.

Ultimately this appears to have left me quite unhappy. While I enjoy board games and LCGs it seems that these didn’t really give me the sort of experience that games like Warmachine, Hordes, Malifaux or others do. This has left me in a bit of a conundrum.
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Redoing the Warlord

I played a few games of Mage Wars last Wednesday with Rob. I tested the new Forcemaster and Warlord from the recent Mage Wars expansion using the default spell books suggested. The Forcemaster had a few tweaks in the form of a set of Thorn Walls which I used to push Rob’s Warlock through. I managed to trounce the Warlock quite well with the Forcemaster but the Warlord, using the stock build, had a lot of trouble with Rob’s Fairy and Gremlin summoning Wizard.
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Mage Wars league gaming

Tonight was Mage Wars league gaming night at Myth Games and myself, Rob, Cory and David turned out for some gaming. Cory and Dave were both playing Warlocks, Rob brought his Mana suppression Wizard and I started playing a modification of my Temple-heavy Priestess build.
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Forcemaster and Warlord previews

The Dice Tower podcast posted two videos today, a news video and a preview of the rewards for their Kickstarter project, that showed some cards from the upcoming Forcemaster vs Warlord expansion for Mage Wars. I took a few moments to take some screenshots of the cards, those that I could, and also transcribed the data from the cards and the other material they showed.
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