Last night we had one of our Warmachine nights. We all decided on 350 point armies and had 3 games playing simultaneously. I had a mediocre night winning once and losing once. My first fight was Khador versus Lar’s Cygnar. We decided on a scenario rather than just a normal battle, something we don’t do very often. We ended up playing the crossed lines scenario which doesn’t have a normal deployment to start the game. Normally in Warmachine/Hordes either player starts on one side of the board or the other, in this case, we started in a scattered manner. This lead to me being able to get into combat very quickly and get the upper hand on his large warjack. From there it was a fairly easy victory.
My second game was Khador versus Jason’s Circle of Orboros. Jason had an amazing night last night with 2 wins, this is far an away the best he’s
ever done. He was able to catch me off guard and get a light warbeast into combat with my caster very early on. This unit tied up almost my entire army for 2 rounds due to some of the worst rolling I’ve ever had. After this, he was able to get his warcaster into combat with my caster and finish him off.
We are now discussing and trying to figure out if doing a campaign for Warmachine/Hordes would be feasible and worth the time investment in doing. We are currently looking over the 3rd party rule sets that other players have created. There are a couple of existing campaign settings for Warmachine/Hordes, however, they don’t really meet the needs of our group. Currently there is a grand time line based campaign for just Warmachine that requires a large amount of miniatures and all 4 factions, we currently only have 3 of the 4. Also, both Warmachine and Hordes have a map based territorial campaign that run independent of each other which would split our group into two.
So we’ve turned to some 3rd party rule sets created by other players and are hoping to find something that is balanced and playable among our entire group. As this unfolds I’ll post more information about the rulesets we’re looking at and possibly using.