Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Tourney Prep - Warmachine Weekend Invitational

A while ago I talked about my lists for Boost for a Cure, which I also used later in the Dark Omen Invitational. For those events I brought my favorite pair, Major Victoria Haley and Lord Commander Stryker. Fortunately, those lists were pretty solid and ended up winning me the Invitational, which qualified me for Warmachine Weekend!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tourney Recap - Dark Omen Invitational

Recently I participated in a Warmachine Weekend Invitational Qualifier event run by the awesome folks from the Dark Omen gaming club, aptly named the Dark Omen Invitational (or DOI).

Monday, October 27, 2014

Tourney Recap - Boost for a Cure 2014

Another Boost for a Cure is over, and a good one it was! For those who don’t know, this awesome tournament is a charity event run by the Dark Omen Gaming Club for a member of the local WM/H community suffering from an unfortunate malodorous malady; this year the event was to benefit the Connecticut Epilepsy Foundation in honor of Sarah McGaw, who has been an incredibly supportive helping hand in the past two years of Boost for a Cure. While this was the third year of the annual event, it was only my second year in attendance, and you can read my report of my games at the previous year’s tournament here.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Tourney Prep - B4AC 2014

Last year I attended Dark Omen Gaming Club’s second annual “Boost for a Cure” charity tournament and put on a profoundly average showing (here’s a link to my battle reports from last year). This year, I hope to at least recreate my past mediocrity; ideally do better, though. To that end, I’ve gone about crafting some successful yet not particularly creative lists that I’ll talk about a little. The pairing is my absolute favorite; Haley2 and Stryker2! According to local Cygnar guru and all-around scarf fanatic Ben Cort, the Haley “Thornwall” variant (that features a Bonded Stormwall in addition to Thorn, as opposed to being restricted to one or the other) paired with an anti-infantry oriented Stryker2 variant (the new “New England” Stryker2 list or, as Ben calls it; “Out of Order”;) is one of, if not the single strongest list pairing Cygnar can offer. As much as I like sweeping generalizations, I don’t know if I’d make that one personally, but it is a strong pairing. Both lists can play out of poor matchups while being much stronger in specific matchups so list-chicken isn’t as much of a problem and they both tend to have strong game against particular list archetypes, giving my opponent a bit of trouble in the list-selection phase. That’s a lot of words I just wrote, so let’s go ahead and get into what makes this particular pairing hum.