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Hi all,I"m just starting in Warmachine (mostly a warhammer player) and had some questions about the ratio of mechs to dudes. I see a lot of the folks at my local store running large amounts of living dudes (or unliving depending on your faction) and it just seems odd to me. A game about War Machines having little to in some cases no Machines of War. What is the normal ratio to go for here? Currently i'm working on a Cryx list with Denegra that only has 2 non jack units (pistol wraiths) the rest are seethers, slayers, and the little bone jack variants.
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The shift to MkII a few months ago brought 'jacks back into prominence. Before MkII infantry was way better than 'jacks and there weren't many played but they've become quite a bit more powerful now. I play Khador and will always run at least two 'jacks at 35 points. That's pretty common at my store as well, most lists have somewhere between 2 and 4 'jacks in 35 point lists.
Balanced lists of 'jacks and infantry perform a lot better than lists of only infantry or 'jacks.
Most of the winning Warmachine lists I've seen/played against are based around buffing a single unit up to superhuman levels and sending it on a rampage towards the enemy 'caster. There are more (non-magical) buffs for infantry than warjacks, so the trend goes that way. Also, it's more resource-intensive to spend three focus per turn on a warjack instead of one to upkeep a buff on a 10-model unit.
Still, xbanditsx is right about Mk II changing things up a bit. Character warjacks seem to be particularly popular these days; at least, I never see Stryker without 'Ol Rowdy anymore. I wouldn't worry about infantry/armor ratios if you're a new player; just use the units you like for now. Tournament play is a completely different world.
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