Off the beaten Path: Competitive Play & You

Why playing competitively might just be the best choice out there…




So just like with any would be ‘Journey,’ at times it’s appropriate to wander off and explore. Battle Reports can still be found in my ‘Grym Journey’ postings as they arise, while the introduction of “Off the beaten Path” will accompany those reports by covering random topics and other curiosities Warmachine/Hordes related.

Now lets take a few steps.. ‘Off the beaten Path:’

I frequent the Facebook pages regarding Warmachine & Hordes content. All walks of life and all walks of players are to be had there. Well those connected to social media anyways. One unifying theme we all share is a passion to some extent for this game. Be it painting, lore, strategy, or the likes. We are in it together.

One specific aspect, from MY perspective that not all the community agrees on is playing competitively. I’d like to talk a little about this phenomenon and share my opinions on why you should, if you don’t already.

Competitive Play, as I define it goes as follows: Following Rules & game formats introduced by Privateer Press and Steamroller 2017 regulations.

This means playing on a surface that follows proper measurements, scenario & terrain rules. It also includes playing on a deathclock (by which any smartphone can do if you don’t have access to clock,) and using the official rules to play the game and help clarify questions that might arise during your play.


This does not include being rude, deceitful, harsh & unfair, unfriendly/unwelcoming and just about any other argument you can’t think of as to why you shouldn’t play competitively.

So why does it seem that I’m coming in heroically to the aid of competitive play? Why promote it as the standard way, in attempts to sway casuals? Honestly? A few reasons.

Some of you are going to argue here with me, but please try and keep an open mind and remember its merely my opinion!

First reason is it promotes clean, clearly outlined play, which reduces confusion and issues. Secondly it promotes you as an individual to learn, play well, and progress. Let’s hit on these reasons, as a few others as to why you should. Then we will dive over to the other side of the table to recognize some arguments against what I’m recommending.


Lets recognize for this blogs sake, that throughout this ENTIRE post, the term “competitive” does NOT mean “Play Ruthlessly, turn a cold shoulder to your opponent, and crush any hopes they may have…ensuring they never come back for another game.” What it does mean is: “Be welcoming to a clearly defined game, play smart, by the rules, be friendly, communicate, and lend a helping hand to questions and situations that may arise.” Notice the difference?

Already some of you can agree MY definition of “competitive” is relaxed and more casual right? Why? Because it really, really is. Your going to participate in a game thats timed, has clear rules & structure, and you’ll be able to be as friendly as your heart desires! It might be a little intimidating and nerve racking at first (focus on the basics and dont worry about the big stuff,) but after a few dice have been rolled and interactions exchanged youll begin to notice its not that bad at all….its actually really fun and almost the same as casual play!

If you’ve never played a tournament and your new, I strongly suggest to play in one! Let it be known your new and I assure you if you ask for help, help will be there. Its a pretty awesome crash-course into this hobby! People want others to join in their game. They do not want to exclude anyone. The more people get involved, the longer this “game” will be around. As soon as you begin to exclude people, the sooner youll have less people to play with.


So those of you whom are against ‘competitive’ play (in Warmachine anyways) are probably afraid of losing, looking bad, playing against a ‘try hard,’ or someone who literally rips/tears the fun out of the experience. Right?

Just like with anything, this is real life. Those people exist out there, and in this game. It wont be difficult to spot them and even easier to cordially avoid them as you play your matches. Maybe you never meet one of them, and maybe you end up playing one. Remember, keep your cool and if the game is manageable, complete it. If it begins to feel like its not fun at all anymore, simply  remove yourself from the situation (concede,) and find someone else who IS helpful. Id venture to guess for every 100 friendly & welcoming players, there is maybe one who you will want to avoid. Thats a small margin, and with those odds, it shouldnt hinder you from wanting to play the game as it was designed….with TONS of fun, memorable battles, & friendships to be forged!

So lets again list why I recommend competitive play:

  • Meet new people & forge long-lasting friendships
  • Engage in clearly defined game play that offers resources to clear up confusion or resolve questions.
  • Ensures you’ll learn the proper rules & gameplay interactions.
  • Hone your skills & improve your strategic reasoning with timed games.
  • Ability to measure your progress as the battle wages, and games are played.
  • Learn from your misjudgments & mishaps by communicating with your opponents, post-game.  Generally 99% of the time, people are more than happy to share were you could have won, or different decisions that could have been made during critical turns.
  • Getting to practice and helping others practice for tournaments.
  • Having fun while engaging in epic battles with unforgettable moments and stories that will never age!


With all this said, keep in mind its merely an opinion I wanted to share. I may or may not have made my case, but at any rate you’ve heard my take on it all.

As always, feel free to leave a like, comment, or some feedback! I really want to know what you, the reader think and areas to improve on! Thank you, take care, and may all your battles be mighty & graceful in victory & defeat!



Fluffy, soft, and yet durable..

Review: ‘Game Plus Products – Gaming Bag’

Hey, hey! Its that time again! A moment to give credit where credit is due! Where might it go this time, you ask? An affordable and practical gaming/storage option for Warmachine/Hordes (Grymkin being this example!)

DISCLAIMER: I have not been asked to write this review, nor am I affiliated with any parties mentioned, nor have I been paid to create this post. I simply want to share the knowledge and my opinions as there was little available regarding this product.

Insert ‘Game Plus Products’ and their Gaming Bag distributed by Now, I know what the average player is thinking… “why not the other guys foam?” I’m trying to give a review from the affordable approach, that will work just as good as some ‘battle’ tested products out there. Also consider that Grymkin owners are either new to the game and have a larger buy-in or might be getting into them as a secondary faction. Either way, let’s move along with the show!

A quick TL;DR for those who will benefit from it. Yes, this Gaming bag and the associated Pluck Foam Tray(s) are totally worth it. DON’T forget to read the captions below the photos at the end for extra information before you buy! For the price, it cannot be beat!

Game Plus Products – Gaming Bag (Dimensions: Size: 13″ x 18″ x 7.5″)


Taken from Minituremarkets website directly, “Features: 6.25″ x 9″ x 2″ Velcro Side Pocket. 13″ x 10″ x 2″ Velcro Front Pocket. 12.5″ x 12″ x 2″ Zippered Back Panel Pocket. Side Mesh Water Bottle Holder with Pull Cord. Thick Foam Interior Padding. 3-sided Zipper. Adjustable Shoulder Strap: 48″ x 1.5″. Clear ID Window: 4″ x 2.5″. Holds 14.5 inches of Foam Trays. Tray dimensions: 7.5″ x 13″.”

The bag itself is ordered empty/separate from the foam(s) themselves for an MSRP of $39.99 + tax. It can be had in an array of colors, most bright and easy to identify among the other bags during your tournament of choice. Keep in mind most colors will attract marks/grime easily, hence my decision of black (I really wanted Blue or Green!)


Plenty of room for accessories and the beverage pocket on the opposite side (not shown,) can easily hold my pick of Nalgene bottles! (Note: The padded & adjustable shoulder strap for easy carry.)

So the bag itself…well its a bag. Lightly padded, not enough to stop a direct blow from a baseball bat or a angry opponent (kidding,) but enough to keep its form and resist normal bumps during regular transport. Craftsmanship is what you would expect for the price. Seams seem rugged enough to resist normal use and the materials used keep cost down all while making the satisfactory ‘cut’ to accept the charges and resist the test of time. I can easily see this bag lasting me several years.

Lets move on to the real reason your here….FOAM! Fluffy, Soft..yet surprisingly durable foam! (MSRP of $7.99 + tax, per Pluck foam Tray) Let me show you a loaded version with room for an extra tray (1.5″, being taken up by my storage box you’ll see.)

Six Trays, with obvious room for seven! (While the official description read 14.5″ of foam, the reality is itll fit 15.5″ of foam..woohoo!)


During a recent sale, I bought two cases and enough foam to fit it all. (Should indicate the next sale wont be until the November shopping kick-off post Thanksgiving…good for some, for others your not saving too much!)

With “MY” layout choice for the 15.5″ of foam trays, I choose not to haul the last 1.5″ Pluck Foam Tray. (I have no need for it as of yet.) In its place is a nice Plano StowAway Utility Box full of Dice/Widgets/Tokens!

The Foam Trays are made of pre-cut pluck foam, available in various sizes. The foam is cut very well, so no blade/knife will be needed unlike other brands/options available on the market. Its easy to remove what you dont need…and easier to pull a little extra if your going quick. I recommend a little spray adhesive ala Elmer’s Spray Adhesive (I used this as I had it handy, works great and did the trick for mispulls or rearrangement of foam/spacing issues. Be sure to see my extra photos at the bottom for some ideas regarding the spray!)

The Trays overall have a soft yet defined feel to them. Additionally the red baseboard foam creates a wonderful sturdy foundation for the models you will fit in each tray. This allows for each access/unloading without fear of the foam buckling to the weight of your models be they resin or metal. These Pluck Foam Trays mean business!

The point is made that this fits a good amount..but how much exactly? Well….I bought into Grymkin. I was easily able to fit the entire “recommended” purchases from the first wave, as follows:

Grymkin Models I own/Shown in this Gaming Bag Review:

  • QTY: 2 – Grymkin: The Wicked Harvest (All-in-One’s)
  • The Child (Warlock)
  • Lady Karianna Rose (Solo)
  • Death Knell (Battle Engine)
  • Glimmer Imp (Solo)
  • QTY: 2 – Cask Imps (Solo) (Blister Pack)
  • QTY: 3 – Crabbits (Lesser Warbeast) (Blister Pack)
  • Skin & Moans (Heavy Warbeast)
  • QTY: 4 – Gremlin Swarms

They all easily fit in the Following Foam Assortment Layout I chose to equip with the allotment of 15.5″ of foam trays the Gaming Bag in mention, holds (as Shown in this review):

  • 4″ Pluck Foam Tray
  • 3″ Pluck Foam Tray
  • 2.5″ Pluck Foam Tray
  • 2″ Pluck Foam Tray
  • QTY: 2 – 1.5″ Pluck Foam Tray(s)

**NOTE: One additional 1.5″ Pluck Foam Tray can/will fit with the sizes mentioned above. I chose not to put it in, due to the abundance of space I still have available until future releases.**

Below, is my “everyday carry…” so to speak which is a solid amount of goodies I carry when im tournament ready! (Even a Nalgene bottle fits in the Beverage slot, not shown!)

My Gaming bag contents, unloaded. Includes my entire Grymkin inventory, iPad, Rings, Rulers, TWO Battery Banks, Snacks, Physical Cards, Dice Tray, Token/Dice/Widget Box…the works!

Its clear, this gaming bag can hold a good amount! Actually even more if your an organized packer such as I…as it prefers slim/narrow items over bulky options. Talk about storage! Heck, its not even unreasonably heavy when fully loaded. I can still hold it in front of me with one finger!

So we are basically at that point. The run-down has been given and you have a solid idea of what is what regarding this Gaming Bag and the Pluck foam tray options!

Something to note…below my conclusion there will be additional photos of each tray with helpful captions assisting with your purchasing decisions!


I mean…at this point it really speaks for itself. The Bag is great. Has a nice feel to it and you cant really make any complaints for the price-point.

The Pluck Foam Trays come in a variety of sizes which is helpful if you so wish to purchase a few extras for swapping lists out before you head out for a game or two.

The price is on a budget, but not to take away from the quality you gain..essentially you can save some cash and invest in some more models……dinner/entertainment for the “S.O.” since you just invested in ‘another army,’ or keep that pocketbook a little more filled for the time being.

Whatever you choose, this option is uncontested for the price in my humble opinion. Sure there are better options that will ‘battle’ for your cash, but honestly…sometimes keeping things basic is okay. Be it Grymkin or a secondary army/faction…the Gaming Plus Products Gaming Bag & Pluck Foam Trays will do the trick!


  • Budget Friendly – Allows for a great entry level solution, or appealing for a secondary faction/army.
  • Pluck Foam Trays feel great, and their sturdy base make for easy/quick access between them.
  • The Gaming bag itself has plenty of room, and is made of solid materials and nice stitching..price considering.
  • Sleek/Slender overall case design allows for easy storage in a closet or in the vehicle during transportation.
  • Less models/accessories, the weight is nearly non-existent.
  • Availability/Shipping is reasonable.
  • Nice oversized/adjustable beverage pouch.


  • No handle, less the shoulder strap. At times id rather much carry the case than shoulder it. Personal preference, yes…so time to get a little crafty.
  • Foam is fun/easy to remove…sometimes too easy, so be careful!
  • No Zipper Pulls/Tassels. Nothing a trip to your local Camping Store/Walmart can’t fix!

Thanks for reading. If I missed anything please comment. If you can share some criticism/ideas/knowledge..feel free! If you enjoyed it, tell me so via a comment or like! I appreciate the time you took to read this!



3″ Pluck Foam Tray: Room for some larger models to boot!


2.5″ Pluck Foam Tray – Id suggest a little warm water to ‘ween’ the maces/spears of the Piggybacks down a bit. They just miss perfect clearance by an 1/8″


4″ Pluck Foam Tray – Death Knell, Two of Three Skin & Moans, and Two Cage Ragers find their home perfectly. No clearance issues at all. 2″ Pluck Foam Tray – Plenty of room for any number of upcoming units/models. 1.5″ Pluck Foam Trays – A little moving around fits the Hollowmen one tray…and small based models in the other as shown. I actually moved the ‘walls’ a bit in the lower tray, and put them in their new place via Adhesive spray, recommended in the review. No Issues otherwise. **See the un-housed Dread Rots? No worries..obviously I still have plenty of room…AND another Tray not in this Gaming bag, yet…hehe.

Grymkin: A day of updates and “education.”

Why losing isnt a bad thing… *Insert Smiley Face Here*

Moments before the mighty Trolls concede to the Child….their last warbeast will fall to a “Crabbit who could,” dealing the final blow needing to roll a boosted 16 to kill…when the dice lords provide!

Today was a good day. Axe to face was dealt to the child from Butcher3 moments after he removed two fresh Skin & Moans and an unscathed Cage Rager. Awhile later, the Heretic fails to survive a Banshee from Thyros…oh that sidestep..oh that side step.

Sure, I lost….sure I have less than half a dozen games into Grymkin & the Fury Mechanic…sure I have MUCH to learn. It was fun. Ive seen victory (Caption above,) and ive seen defeat. I have some experience (three months with Cryx prior to Grymkin,) and I play in a fairly competitive meta that is extremely welcoming to new players.

Losing with grace and style is something I personally try for…yet admittedly only hit that mark about half the time. The other half? Ill shamelessly admit (in attempt to improve as a player,) that ive had the mopey/sulky aura across the tabletop…and other times ive shared the frustrated/annoyed attitude. Ive never tilted, but have had some moments where ive been very disappointed with myself and frustrated with the decisions I made on the table…that to my opponent was probably a very “passive” version of a player they probably dont fully embrace playing with. Truth be told, im working hard with this fresh start and new faction to improve on a few things…including the way I express myself across the table.  Now enough about me…back to the point at hand!

So why is this all important? Losing. Thats why. How can it be good? Especially to a novice/newcomer? Ill tell you why…

Butcher3 charges & “one-shot’s” the objective…about to cast ‘Impending Doom,’ and one round a bunch of models including three untouched heavies! Talk about rough!

As a good friend reaffirmed to me today…this is a simple game of dice. Accepting that variable, and welcoming the taste of repetitive defeat and countless games of ‘education,’ will be the best place to begin your journey.

Why is this discipline and acceptance a good thing? Well..first off, your blood pressure and mental state will be more stable! Secondly, itll be very welcomed from the other side of the table. Thirdly…itll promote a good social practice and (in my experience,) encourage more experienced players to invest the time necessary to share their wealth of knowledge and experience with you.

There are several types of players in this hobby…and by types I mean personalities. There are various write ups capitalizing on the truths and ‘comedy’ of those truths..from the “rager” to the “whiner” and all the ones in between. Yet this topic is about losing, and the correct way to lose.

Accept losses, welcome them. Every loss is an opportunity to learn. Will you walk away from every loss with a lesson learned? No. We are human and sometimes dont see the lessons that are being given to us. Its human nature….its okay to wish you had done better. That shows you want to improve. To be better than where you are. The point I want to make is that your opponent just invested time they can never recoup to play and share an experience with you. Honor that time..respect it. If you lose your cool…address it, recognize it and apologize for it. Your opponent will respect you as an individual and your reputation will flourish within the community. Again..youll be human, and make mistakes..yet being an adult/mature about it will speak leagues about who you are.

Try and remember that your playing a game. You’ve made a decision to get into a hobby to have fun, enjoy yourself and maybe express a little bit of a competitive nature in a great and healthy way! So why not try and have the best outlooks and acceptance of all aspects that come with the hobby? From winning, to losing. From meeting new players, to forging lifelong friendships. Its just a game!

So again…have FUN! Enjoy the times you play…the experiences and all the outcomes! Those EPIC outplays and ‘jank’ moves will come…the moments you have to share with everyone will be created over time…the amazing “you had to be there” memories will be forged, trust me….between now and then, though? Keep your cool. Respect the time you get to play with someone, their investment of time, and remember enjoy the lessons (loses,) you have.

Talk about a difficult deployment! “Into the breach, these wicked things move forth to…”

Stay fresh my friends…cool headed, and strive to improve not only your game, but the personality you bring to the tabletop and share with your community of wargamers!

(P.S. You know this part…I hope you like this. Leave a ‘like,’ or a comment of criticism. Ill be making another review blog post, similar to the widget one ive done regarding a storage solution option for the Grymkin faction!)


Grymkin: Advice on what to buy to get started, from a novice painter..

Memoirs from a novice in the hobby

Hey there! Newbie painter here! You might be wondering about the variety of tools, paints, and such…but with most things this day and age, I like to do a bit of research…and go a little “all-in.”

With the many videos available on from the likes of PrivateerPressPrime and Dallas Kemp, its fairly easy to get an idea on what youll need. Drop in the super friendly people on various forums and facebook pages, and your basically ready to paint!

‘Lord Longfellow’ Grymkin Solo Model


So, what might you ask should be a core/staple set of items to get started on models, such as the one above? Well…let me make a few suggestions based of purchases ive made:

  • A good set of brushes: Army Painter Brush Set (Alternatively, you can buy a few Acrylic friendly sets from Walmart or your local hobby store with various styles if you want to keep it on the very cheap, end.
  • Glue, Glue, Glue! – Loctite Liquid Professional Super Glue (The Professional stuff is found at a Home Depot/Lowes or the likes…I REALLY love this stuff!) Option Two: Loctite Ultra Gel Control Super Glue (Not really an option, I strongly suggest you get in addition to it all, as its great for basing or tough to place parts!)
  • A legitimate hobby knife option: X-ACTO #1 Knife (Keep in mind, to remember the ‘number’ when it goes for refills!)
  • Hobby File Set: FP3: File Set (It’ll help remove rough edges and such, easily!)
  • Hobby Shears: Xuron 410 Micro-Shear Flush Cutter (How did I ever get along without these things!? Amazing!)
  • Paints! Oh mah gewrd, PAINTS! So…read below..
  • Pinning Set: Bastex Precision Pin Vise Hand Drill with Twist Bits (You can buy filaments or use bits of paperclips as the pins themselves.)


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Grymkin – Heretic (Work in progress..)


About paints…so during all my research (in the past,) it depends on how far you wanted to go..if you wanted to just start with minimal color option..I strongly suggest you choose Privateer Press P3 Line paints. Easy to work with, and require little watering down, if at all. Id suggest buying these two sets, for maximum diversity and options (sure, youll be missing some major colors but you can always visit your local gaming store for singular color options.) Look to buy: P3: Iron Kingdoms Colors & P3: Grymkin The Wicked Harvest Colors. I love the color options on BOTH! Especially the Grymkin choices! One other….”All in,” option is this..which is what I currently own, too! This set was a larger investment but you already get the brushes, a good variety color options including some GREAT metallic choices AND washes to liven up your models! (Probably need to do a little research, if your unsure what washes are!) This is the Set: The Army Painter: Miniature Painting Kit, Mega Paint Set II.

One other thing I suggest is a mixing medium…which is essentially colorless pigment..or the stuff that holds the paint & color mix a drop or two with a few drops of paint and makes it super smoothe and easier to work with/apply. Also..there are other tricks youll find on your way through this adventure! Again: P3 Mixing Medium

Grymkin: The Child, Warlock. Painted to loosely resemble Sully & Boo from Monsters INC.!


I think thats about it…Oh…well, youll need the models themselves and a good open area to work in! (Not a PC table like I..but you can see im decent with the limited space I have.)

Again, im very new to this all…ive only painted a total of six models in my existence at the time of this writing, including the three you see above. I ideally want to achieve a level of detail that allows for a good view from the tabletop while painting and maybe earn a commission or two down the road as painting is very therapeutic, ill admit!

As always, if you’ve reached this point..well thanks! Id like to request a like from you, a comment…some criticism? Id like to keep this going but not sure if im on the right path or not to gain some traffic traction! Take care and any requests for a post, please ask!


Grymkin: My initial thoughts & impressions…

The first and foremost:

The Mighty Heretic (w/ hairdo,) and a few others cleaned up awaiting the next steps.

     So I got one All-in-One assembled, awaiting final preparations before primer. Yet not before they saw table play. I was talked into coming to the local steamroller at my FLGS (where I bought my Grymkin goodies at,) and decided I wouldn’t do the easier choice and just field Cryx and try out Dark Host.

     Instead, I was offered a second All-in-One (Thank you, Drew!) as one wasn’t going to be unwrapped until September. So while my second is still on order I had access to two.

     Insert 7 hours of mindless assembling..removing flash, cleaning up edges and gluing/washing. I took my time, since I promised myself I would. I got one All-in-One 99% ready to go, while nearing midnight I slapped the second one together with the units I needed (list below,) using tac and enough parts of models to be recognized on the field.

     This morning, I walked into a rather small gathering of our rather normally large meta and had a few grins and smiles where there to greet me. Im the newer player…not a free win, but definitely learning. Insert the fact that ive never played Grymkin…never used the fury mechanic before…and again, less than three complete months into the hobby (no related experience,) and I was ready to have some fun. I fielded the Heretic and the following list three times:

Crabbits are still on order =(

     Crabbits being still on order (I deciding to buy into Grymkin a day before release) and fortunate with what I had due to a cancellation and a fellow players kindness…I had a functional list thanks to a recommendation from the Grymkin Facebook Page.

First modification ive done to a model ever…sorta like it!


I dont have enough experience to share with you my take on the faction just yet….after three games I ended with a record of 1-2. My win coming from a Retribution player fielding Lord Ghyrrshyld, the Forgiven…and a death-clock win. I was okay with that. My two losses came from a Cygnar player (Arguably the best player we have in the local meta,) and a Circle player showing off Baulder2 and his double Woldwrath list.

So at least I can share my impressions (as promised by the title of this tale..) I really enjoy the ability to field a list three times as I did today, and bring three different threats via the Arcana cards. Some are situational, some feel really good and others make you figure out how they work/why they are an Arcana in the first place…of which, I LOVE how they encourage out of the box thinking! Additionally its an incentive to pay even more attention during your opponents turn as that is when said cards can activate, if the proper criteria is met!

In my first game…I was able to “live the dream” and have my unit of piggybacks charging a Stormstrider at P&S 20! (*INSERT TERRIBLE DAMAGE ROLLS HERE*) Grymkin models on their own are meh…toss a few corpse tokens in the mix, a little ‘jank’ and some creativity..and you have yourself a really neat army to field!

Things I need to personally work on?

  • Deployment (sheer amount of models require practice to unbox without having them hit each other while avoiding rough terrain.)
  • Learn the basics about Fury & management
  • Practice
  • Practice
  • Not making Grymkin army noises in my head during charges….well, okay..being honest it does sound cool in my head, lol.
  • More Practice

This faction is awesome hands down. I think I intend on playing the Heretic and The Child for 20-40 games and then insert the Wanderer or the likes…

As always, if you’ve read this far…thank you. Really, honestly..Thank You. Like this post, leave a comment..criticism, or a request! Ill continue to post these in hopes someone sees it and enjoys the read. My formatting needs work…but its more of coffee at the local Starbucks in the morning, chat anyways…nothing formal.


So….the fruition of change.

The Harvest arrives..

Crabbit & Glimmer Imp (Photo property of Privateer Press; SmogCon Reveal)

A decision was made, like many other fans of the Warmachine & Hordes game from Privateer Press, did. I, a novice in this game/entire hobby jumped ship (ghost ship?) from Cryx to Grymkin.

I was happy where I was. Leading up to the official street release date, I had given Grymkin no thought. I set aside funds for Ghost Fleet, already having a Dark Host line-up and wanting another powerful Theme Force. I decided I would look into the Faction to familiarize myself with these weird interactions called Arcana Cards, in replacement of tradition feats. (Needed to know what Id be seeing across the other side of the battle field, right?) As I searched around it was slowly approaching from the depths and darkness of my room. The itch, the creepy crawly yet fun notion of….”start fresh, try something different..” was lurking towards me. Yet wait, I already was by playing this game to begin with!

I decided id stop reading up on the faction and visit one of the online retailers to price out my Ghost Fleet options. Probably a really bad idea. Really bad. At that point, I priced out Ghost Fleet, then a basic Grymkin list or two based off popular purchase decisions. Sure, it was a difference. Although in my budget and honestly….gave me diversity. I found myself with Cryx and having Two Theme options (if I purchased Ghost Fleet,) and a few out of theme choices. Past that, I was trapped it felt like. Models only viable in theme, and the likes.

Fast Forward, nearly clicking checkout several times..I waited. Just for a little bit. Enough for it to sink in. Now? Well lets just fast forward some more and mention what is on its way, according to popular belief of whats worth owning on release day:

This being listed, I think I have a decent stock to begin with. Quickly will I probably need another Two sets of Crabbits, four Gremlin Swarms, among the future releases…but again this is a decent start to get introduced into Hordes and the way things work.

If you’ve read this far, i’ll be impressed. Not sure where this will go (again,) but ill try and do a few write-ups, give my perspective and opinion on this and highlight big news for the faction. If you really did read this, how about you let me know with a comment? Im open to a hello, hi, or an opinion/thought of yours!


It goes without saying…


“…coming up after the break: Aggy1 gets Force Bolted down, a path is cleared by tractor beam and she takes two fists to the face from Helios.” GGWP!

To my delight, I have decided to jump on the wagon and create some content (relevant or not,) aimed towards Warmachine and more specifically the Cryx faction. While I dont know where this is going to go, and I am not discouraged to admit it, I want to be frank to anyone who comes across this and decides to ‘bookmark’ it.

As for the Title, its origins should be credited to a group of close gaming friends..more specifically A.T.. Thank You, and while im sure you will see this eventually, I thought it catchy and something id try to breathe life into.

In the coming days (or weeks,) we will be touching on the very lively CID being held by Privateer Press on their forums (Privateer Press CID) the state of changes to SR 2017, & the undead Pirates that hold dastardly deeds within ready to release it all upon their foes. I also plan to share my opinions on items ive purchased that tie into WarmaHordes & Tabletop gaming.

Thank You for your interests. Please comment with requests and suggestions for content you’d like to see in the future, below!