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Just documenting my first warmachine game last night with a local Press Ganger.
My Cygnar consisted of:
His was Circle Orboros, and I can't tell you for sure what was in it, but he started with a giant Woldwarden(sp?), or something vaguely person-shaped made out of sticks and rocks.
He also had a smaller one of those, and another small construct that looked kind of like a floating eye that really annoyed me with ranged attacks. His warlock was some guy in a robe and cowl with a sword strapped to his back. My opponent was tickled pink that this guy now has reach, apparently.
Anyway, I lost, but it still went well. We used an urban table (all we had available at the moment), but some ruins counted as difficult terrain. Basically my hunter pounded the stuffing out of things. The lancer was of little use, as Circle models can't get knocked down, so no earthquake (stupid Circle...). He basically just tried to get in the way a lot, and ultimately got wrecked. However, my hunter, after a few turns, finally gunned down the floating eye-thing (but not before it knocked out all but six damage boxes on Stryker), and my Centurion wiped out the large construct in a single turn! He made equally short work of the other construct, but the warlock side-stepped everybody and gunned down my caster. D'oh!
Overall, it was fun. Can't wait to try again, bringing my other two casters, my squad of long gunners and smattering of solos for a 35-pointer!
sounds like it went resnably well, i would make one surgestion though use a charger, for just 4points and 3 focas u have an exlent tool for dealing with most solos and a major threat to most casters/warlocks, with striker and cain you can also give it snipe giving it a briliant range of 16"
Thanks for the tip, but for now I need to stick to the models I have. I had fun, and hope to do so again in a few days. I have a squad of long gunners to paint up, along with some more casters.
Hey, Canew, glad to see you fighting under the Cygnus!
What models do you have? I know I've been kinda wanting a Centurion, just because of its massive crushy-ness.
The Hunter was a good choice, by the way. I love using it to beat things up.
"Speed is life! You go slow, you die!"
-Sgt. Unther, Mechwarrior 2: Mercenaries
Sorry for the late reply. Been a little busy lately.
The Centurion is a beast, but he's tough to use well. Plus, at 9 points, it's hard to justify taking. He's very slow, but once he's in, he trashes pretty much anything he touches. Boost a single attack roll with that spear, that blow focus on more attacks that auto-hit, and jacks/beasts go bye-bye.
Course, in a game against a horde army like Protectorate, and he's second to useless. I just got absolutely trashed in a 35-point game with Haley. It was kinda depressing, actually.
I may pick up the plastic box set and magnetize for a bunch more heavy options. Right now, my only real problem is the lancer. One of my casters is Kara Sloan, whom I haven't tried yet, but I don't think she'll make much use of it. Haley, Kara and Stryker are my casters. The jacks I mentioned above, plus the long gunners. In addition to all that I have the gun mage captain adept, Eiryss, and Reinholdt.
The Lancer is a wonderful little robot.
The trick to him is that he doesn't need to be arcing offensive spells, he's just as good putting spells up on the opposite flank of your army.
This is especially useful with casters like Stryker when your enemy is mainly immune to KO (that's one of Baldur's spells, by the way, not an innate ability!), as he has so many handy little upkeeps, it's really cool to be able to juggle them around.
Admittedly, he's not that amazing with Kara, but he's pure gold with Haley and Stryker.
It's completely worth grabbing a Charger or two if you can. They're amazing.
As for the Centurion, I actually like him with eHaley, he's a great choice for her bond, as he really gets a lot out of the +2SPD. Otherwise, I do find him a bit slow, and that really hurts his trampling options, which I normally use to get clear of any pesky infantry...
Welcome to Cygnar, son.
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I normaly play with eNemo and with him a centurean is quite useful as a beat stick, nemo has a lot of spells which are useful for it such as energizer which eliminates the speed proplem (mostly), lightning shorould +2 strength and electroleap and fail safe wich takes it up to 23 armour in the front.
You are lucky Baldur wasn't in a forested area or else he would have kicked your butt harder. ^_^