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I play Warmachine
I'm interested in starting Warmachine
I don't play Warmachine, and don't want to
Okay, seeing as this is a rather deserted section of LO, and not many threads seem to go on for more than 1 page here, I figure that there is not that many Warmchine players on LO.
Fair Enough, this is a mostly 40k forum, and seeing some of the dislike between Privateer Press players and Games Workshop players, it's fair enough to say there weren't going to be many.
I don't really mind, that's what the Privateer Press Forum is for, but just out of intrest, how many LO'ers actually play Warmachine?
To be honest I have never heard of warmachine outside of these boards.
I may go off and investigate it but I seriously doubt it will attract me mainly because I am really into 40k, it was just what I wanted after playing video games like command and conquer a lot.
I know nothing about it and noone I know has ever mentioned it, is it anywhere near as popular as GW games (well, I know it depends where you live)?
Have a read, see if the idea interests you- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warmachine
Anyway, Warmchine isn't hugely popular where I live, certainly no-where near as popular as Warhammer 40k, but we have about 4 people at my club who play, and around 5 people interested in starting (funnily enough, they all want to play Khador - It's the only army that none of the guys at my club have).
You can play Warmachine and 40k, there are many - infact all- Warmachine players at my club play 40k as well (including me). I think you'll be in for a pleasant suprise how good the system and models are, how much fun it is to play, and how it involves the use of tactics alot more than 40k (at least IMO).
The costs aren't as extravagant as 40k either, especially as you need no-where near the amount of models for a decent game.
To give you a basic run-down of the Game, it's about these big-ass constructs called 'Warjacks'(similar to dreadnoughts) ripping each other, and infantry, apart. It is made ny privateer-press, who are based in Seattle I believe.
There are also Infantry, and your army is led by a Warcaster (To put it in 40k terms, a Kick-ass HQ choice who has psychic powers, awesome weapons, and controls the warjacks).
There are 4 main armies, as well as Mercenaries (Who can be an army in their own right, or added to other factions forces).
-Cygnar: Think Americans- Patriots, rule the world, innovators, have lots of money and a huge army- oh yeah, and just about everyone hates them.
Khador: Think Russians- They like red, they fight for the motherland, very similar in appearance, have big-ass well armoured warjacks that tear through just about anything. Hates Cygnar.
Menoth: A.K.A The Protectorate of Menoth. They were once part of Cygnar, but split off after a civil war. They wroship Menoth, the Cygnaran's worship Morrow, classic clash of beliefs. They are basically religous fanatics, they have 'menofixes' (crosses) all over the place, they fight for their god, kinda like crusaders cross with Radical Extremists.
They were forbidden to have a standing army by Cygnar, so they have warjacks with empty fists, used as labourers, but when war comes around, they ruch to the hidden weapon cached and pick up big ass maces and get ready for some head splitting.
-Cryx Evil S.O.B's who raid coastal towns and such. Make good use of zombies, ghouls, dark sorcery and the like to fulfill the necromantic needs. Enjoy whole-sale slaughtering people for the fun of it, and for their Dragon-Lord Toruk.
Yeah, that's about it, If you find it to your liking, feel free to enjoy the game that is Warmachine, if not, each to his own.:yes:
Thanks! I will certainly give it some thought (its starting to sound pretty cool!).
I wanted to get into Warmachine when it came out because the models are absolutely beautiful, and it'd be a good change of pace from 40K.
Unfortunately, the PP demo guy, who was the only person who had any grasp of the rules was a total ass. And he'd demo a game to you, only to utterly crush you and then rub it in your face. It totally turned me, and the rest of the store regulars off to the game, and he the novel idea of starting the system faded as quick as it had appeared.
That's too bad, Mobius. PP should keep a tighter leash on its press gangers. Warmachine is a really terrific system with a great mini range and it's a shame to have a company rep spoil it.
What I like about it is that it's simpler to play than WH, but it also offers more tactical choices. The unit cards mean that all the important info is right at hand so you don't have to flip through codexes, and most units have a range of actions available, instead of "stand and shoot or charge." Plus, it's fast and you can field an army anywhere from 3-50 minis.
I own the Menoth starter kit and painted them up. I -really- like the models... I think they do an overall -much- better job than GW does, with a few exceptions. Or at least I like the look better. Haven't gotten around to a game yet though.
I decided to start learning WarMachine recently and got the core rulebook. While I don't like the rather limited variety of warcasters available to each side (there's GOTTA be more of them out there somewhere), its always been an aspiration of mine to become a powerful Cryx player especially with all of the peer pressure to go for Cygnar. The models are breathtaking but unfortunately the store I go to for WarMachine stuff doesn't stock that many Cryx models. I'll have to buy them online or find a new place it seems.
Apparently, GW owns quite a few shares in Privateer Press and the designs for WarMachine minis were taken from the sketchbook of a GW artist. At least, if you believe what the staff at the local shop say. I can believe the first point but the second? Doubtful.
Quite unlikely. True, some of the Sculptors worked for GW before they went to PP and some still work for both (Ali and Mike McVey) But when was the last time you saw anything significant in the WM range that looked like it would ever fit into the Fantasy/40k Universe? There are some things that could fit, but its because they come under the catagory of historically inspired or general fantasy.the designs for WarMachine minis were taken from the sketchbook of a GW artist.
Anyway, I play Khador, I've got a 1500pt or so army of them. I've also gotten 4 or so more people into WM.
Last edited by Bobby_Wokkerfella; February 25th, 2006 at 02:57.
Heck yeah I play Warmachine!
Its the most dynamic, well paced miniatures game with the greatest variety on the market today! You get great value for your buck, and the support is phenomenal.
"The sword that takes life gives life."