Thursday, December 30, 2010

HORDES BATTLE REPORT: Epic Kaya & Kromac vs. Absylonia & Epic Thagrosh



This Battle Report serves two purposes: test out my new camera under "gamestore conditions" and showcase a scenario we like to play in our local game group.


Monday, December 27, 2010

VLOG December 27th, 2020: Status Update

Just an update on what's going on with SteamPoweredTV, the change in status for my YouTube channel, a head's up on a project a friend and I have been working on, and glimpse at the new game you'll see being played on SteamPoweredTV:

Thursday, December 23, 2010

FIRESTORM ARMADA: Terran Alliance vs. Dendrenzi Federation



We're going to call this one "ColdFusionPowerdTV," because in this video we are venturing into OUTER SPACE. I recently hung out with a couple of my friends as they played a game of Firestorm Armada which is the new Military Sci-Fi Space Opera game from Spartan Games.

I'm thinking about getting into this game, but the question is: what FA faction is most appealing to a Warmachine/Hordes player?


Thursday, December 16, 2010

BATTLE REPORT: Fiona The Black vs. Hierarch Severius 50pts



Two tier 4 theme forces go head-to-head as Fiona The Black's waves of expendable infantry rush headlong into Hierarch Severius's stalwart elite infantry.  How does this end?  Watch the Battle Report and find out!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Shed No Tiers Tournament Report

Today I ran a 35pt Steamroller at Paladin's Game Castle and the twist was that army lists were restricted to the theme forces from the faction books.  Because we're getting close to the holiday's we had some bad-luck with player turnout and we only had four people (other than myself) show up to play.  Five people from our regular Tuesday night group showed up to hang out for a little bit, but they had other obligations that kept them from playing.  During the tournament Blog and Beatfreak of L.W.Y.P. made a tournament video:

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Destors: Better Late Than Never.


It looks like the Destors are finally going to come out for the Retribution, and from the look of them I'm going to guess that they are plastic models.  If they are plastic then I'm curious about the price tag.

Posted in Today's Privateer Insider: 12-9-10

Monday, December 6, 2010

Paint Like You Got A Pair 3


Another six-hour painting competition held on November, 13th 2010. The theme for this competition was Ladies Night, and that meant that the objective was to paint a female figure in six hours.


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Official Token Set Review (And, A Brieif Haul)

This is a brief haul video followed by a review of the Official Hordes Token Set. And, a hint on a major project that a friend and I have been working on since last August. Because, I've been saying that I've had plans that are bigger than YouTube.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Iron Painter 3 Results

IRON PAINTER 3: LADIES NIGHT RESULTS!


1st Place - Kathy Laddermore (B, 10 votes)
PAINTERS CHOICE: Kathy Laddermore (B)


2nd Place - Calico Kate (C, 7 votes)


3rd Place - Reaper Pirate (A, 3 votes)


HONORABLE MENTION: Exemplar Errant Standard Bearer (D)


And, a special thanks to Fred for showing up and painting with... us even though he didn't have time to finish his Satyxis Raider before getting called into work.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Stepping Up My Terrain Game

I'm currently looking at two half-finished houses and the two House Boxes I purchased at the Micheal's Craft store in Antioch, Ca. (Yeah, I know I said Brentwood in the video). I'm running a tournament in December and I'll be doing stuff for Warmachine at Bak-Anime in January. And, our Tuesday Night Warmachine group is growing. So, I figured it was high time I made some more terrain. Here's a project I'll be working on pretty quick:

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Channel News: Blip.tv and Future Tournaments



This is a vlog about having YouTube distribution through Blip.tv, which means future videos will be crossposted with ease. As long as they're less than 15 minutes long.

"SHED NO TIERS" 35PT STEAMROLLER TOURNAMENT



35PT SteamRoller Tournament and Pizza Party!


AT PALADIN'S GAME CASTLE
in Bakersfield, Ca.

Saturday, December 11th at 2:30pm

$5 Dollar Entry Fee (towards pizza)

Army lists are restricted to the theme forces that are listed in your faction books. Each player gets to use up to two list for the tournament, and each list must have a different warcasters/warlock.

We will be playing for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place SteamRoller coins.

Registration: 2pm


IF YOU ARE COMING IN FROM OUT OF TOWN: Please contact me and let me know, so we can set up the appropriate amount of space.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Ladies Night: Kathy Laddermore on Horseback painted in roughly 5 hours.

I showed up at Paladin's Game Castle at about 5 O'Clock with a burrito from one of my favorite Mexican Restaurants and got myself situated. I set up my light, my portable DVD player, and I grabbed the colors I knew I'd be using for the night in addition in addition to my wet palette. The first DVD I popped in for the night was Dragon Ball Z: Abridged and unlike the test model I started Laddermore out with a black ink wash so that she would be black lined. This worked out really well in the long run:



The next step for me was to begin base-coating after the ink wash was dry. This process was long and arduous, but I manage to complete it in a timely manner. The next DVD to go into the player was the 2006 Silent Hill movie. While it's yet another poor Hollywood knock-off of a popular videogame franchise - I personally like the film for it's visuald and cinematography. Plus it's great background noise for painting mini's. As I painted the mini I kept noticing areas that I had not yet completed, but eventually I got to a point where I could start shading and highlighting:



The next DVD to go into player was a Children of Men, which is a personal favorite of mine. Great visuals, great cinematography, and a really moving story. I also think it's one of the best post-apocalyptic Sci-Fi films that I've ever seen. But, my Movie Nerdness aside, I was still basecoating Laddermore and I was laying on the metallic coats (mostly brass: P3 Brass Balls, and VMC Bright Bronze). At that point I began the shading process. I used Devlen Mud on the brass and earth tones, Badab Black on the dark blues and silver metals, and a custom wash on the P3 Underbelly Blue. I highlighted the blue armor and dark blue capes. I did detail work on the Kathy's face, the shield and a crest the armor of her horse. I painted the base with a mix of P3 Fleshwash and Umberal Umber. When it dried I dry brushed the "stone slabes" with a light earthtone and added some static grass. From there I did the front and back arch of her base, and called it done:



So, I did it. I had my doubts about the figure when I did my test run on her dismount a couple nights ago, but I still rose to the challenge. I had actually considered working on Epic Kaya, Epic Eiryss, or my Druid Wilder instead. But when I came down to it I went with Laddermore because that model intimidated me. Than other figures in my collection. So, to complete her during this competition is a persoanl milestone for me.

I plan on making these competitions a quarterly event at my LGS. It's a great deal of fun and I recommend that others organize similar events with their LGS's or clubs. The entry's are judged and voted on by customers during the week, so it will be interesting to see how this all plays out. When the final results are in I'll get to work on "Paint Like You Got A Pair 3."

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Kathy Laddermore (Dismount)

So, I thought I'd paint the dismount prior to painting the larger version this Saturday night.







After taking two-and-a-half hours to get to this point I'm having my doubts about being able to finish the Major during Iron Painter.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

IRON PAINTER 3: LADIES NIGHT!



PAINT WITH US!

Saturday NOVEMBER 13th 2010
6pm - Midnight (PST)

And, post your work to your blog or YouTube channel.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Ogrun Assualt Corp: Oh SNAP! Ogrun's with Bazooka's!

I'm going to discuss briefly for a moment a couple points of Warmachine and Hordes related awesomeness. The first point being that WARMACHINE: WRATH will introduce a Mercenary Unit comprised of Ogruns armed with bazooka!  If you don't believe me then you can have a look at the following concept art:


This was posted on the Privateer Press Facebook fanpage page earlier today in celebration of getting over 5000 likes.  It looks like more of the hard-to-kill hard-hitting shenanigans we've come to expect from the Searforge Commision.  The Bazooka is another clue leading me into speculating that Warmachine may transition away from steampunk and into dieselpunk  as I'm seeing fewer influences from The Great War and more influence from Wold War 2.  This with the absence of flying machines of coarse (but that's a rant for another day).

Another point of awesomeness is that Penny Arcade's Warmachine song has been posted to the would wide web.  Which is great news for those of us who don't have access to the Rock Band Store. It went up a month ago, but I never saw a link for it until today.  So, if it's new to me then it could be new to you too. Check it out if you'd like a little metal to go with your Full Metal Fantasy:

Penny Arcade - Warmachine (5:49)

AND, speaking of Penny Arcade the comic they posted today takes me back to when I first became interested in making terrain shortly after getting into this hobby five years ago:

Pipe Cleaners, Reimagined

This would normally be my que to provide a pic of my first terrain feature, but it no longer exists and no pics were taken (it was that bad).

Saturday, October 30, 2010

BATTLE REPORT: SteamPoweredTV vs. ListenWhileYouPlay



This is the first Battle Report in which I get in a game against another YouTuber.  After Hordes: Genesis Vedgy and I teamed up to take on Blog and Beatfreak of ListenWhileYouPlay.  Each player fielded a 15pt Mangled Metal army that represented two factions.  This is also just as much a Warmachine vs. Hordes game. 

Be sure to check out ListenWhileYouPlay for their brand of Warmachine and Hordes videos!

The video is under the cut, so you want to read more:

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Hordes Genesis Tournament Report

A Video Scrapbook of the Hordes: Genesis event hosted at Paladin's Game Castle in Bakersfield, Ca on 10/9/10.  We had a blast and we had a huge 30' pizza.  In hindsight we should have terrain'd up the box and played a game on it.


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The NEW Masters of Metal

A month ago I got this crazy idea in my head about new ways to keep things interesting for our local Warmachine/Hordes group.  The idea was to keep things fresh, and give people a reason to keep coming back.   And, then it hit me: I could just blatantly rip-off DnD Encounters and adapt it for Warmachine & Hordes.  So, that's basically what I did.  Privateer's organized play doesn't really have anything at the moment that caters to the Weekly Gamer.  Their programs are either geared to single events or leagues that are geared towards those who play on a daily basis.  I'm hoping that I'll come up with a framework for something that can lead to Warmachine & Hordes getting it's own answer to something like FNM (Friday Night Magic) or DnD Encounters.  Here's to hoping:

Saturday, October 9, 2010

BATTLE REPORT: Siege vs. Abyslonia 35PTS


It's time to bring the BAD ASS with the return of Markus "Siege" Brisbane to SteamPoweredTV and in this game we're taking on the Legion of Everblight!    This video also contains of a brief discussion of list building and some of the thought processes that should go into making a good list.


Sunday, October 3, 2010

IK Pop Stars

I'm doing this because I'm bored:

Legion:
  • Absylonia  = Lady GaGa
  • Lylyth = Ke$ha

Circle:
  • Baldur = Barry White
  • Morvhana = Reba McEntire

Cygnar:
  • Siege = Issac Hayse
  • Caine = Bono

Protectorate of Menoth:
  • The Harbinger = Miley Cyrus
  • Ad-Raza = 50 Cent
Well, that's all I can think of for now...  what can you guys come up with?

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

WARMACHINE & HORDES: Battle Report Double Feature

Two games: one recorded at SoCal Smackdown and the other recorded at Paladin’s Game Castle (our LSG) are featured in this video. The first game is Mercenaries vs. Legion and the other is Circle Orboros vs. Legion.




Sunday, September 19, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

ROADTRIP: SoCal Smackdown 2010

This video features: A montage of the different miniature wargames being played at the con, an interview with the con's founder, an interview with the West Coast Rep for Catalyst Game Labs, and our first ever interview with a game developer as we chat with one of the creators of Rezolution and Warlands.


Thursday, September 9, 2010

HORDES BATTLE REPORT: Baldur vs. Xerxis 50pts

In preparation for the Warmachine Weekend Invitational Qualifier we did a practice steamroller game. And, like the game that preceded our trip to the original smackdown - this was documented.


Thursday, September 2, 2010

More WIP Pirates


Got some more work done on my pirates:




Mr. Walls no longer looks like a Backstreet Boy, and Lord Rockbottom is on his way to getting played with for the first time.

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Caption Contest: Stryker and the Deathjack



So, it's been a while since I did a caption contest so I thought I'd kick off another one. But, this time I want to use an image from a Arena game we did a couple months ago. So, I'll kick this off with:

"He just followed me home - can I keep him?" - Stryker

Monday, August 30, 2010

BATTLE REPORT: Fiona The Black vs. Pirate Queen Skarre 50pts



It's a game of Pirates (Mercenaries) vs. Pirates (Cryx), and it's a fluff battle I've wanted to play out since I started collecting my pirate army two years ago.


Monday, August 23, 2010

BATTLE REPORT: Epic Caine vs Epic Irusk 50pts

50pt game in which a traditional Khador "Walking Wall" goes up against a Cygnar Toolbox army. This being a test run for a list during SoCal Smackdown.


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Attending SoCal Smackdown 2010

SoCal Smackdown vlog and a call for questions to help us pass the time and keep our sanity during the trip.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Warmachine Videogame Presentation from GenCon

The folks at GameSalute.com got some pretty good video from the White Moon Dreams presentation of their upcoming Warmachine videogame and it's posted on YouTube:


Part One, character models:


Part Two, gameplay:


From the look of it this seems to be an IK God of War, which kicks ass in my book. There's no law that says that a turn based tabe-top game has to be done a RTS. I'm hoping that this presentation we saw via GenCon will be posted on White Moon Dream's YouTube channel.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Upcoming Hordes Artwork

YouTube user grimBT posted a video of some of the upcoming Hordes artwork. A PPS staffer is standing behind him and cracking jokes:



And, apparently Dr. Arkadius looks like a steampunk version of Doc Brown from the Back to the Future trilogy.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Triumph The Insult-Comic Warjack

So, the next wave of Warmachine character warjacks have been revealed one tweet at a time thanks to the guys at Brew City Gamers. And, it looks like folks in the the Cygnar Faction forums are not happy. Those who defend the new warjack say that Defenders were never meant for melee and everyone else says that the new jack is not worth the two extra points to field.

Well...

I've laid down a lot of hurt with Defender shock hammers in the past (including MKI games), so the idea that "something has gone wrong" if they end up in melee is just plain silly. I often "love tap" approaching enemies with the heavy barrels and then charge in for the kill stroke. Back when "everyone" on the Privateer forums said the Defender sucked I thought they were good and I owned two of them. As for Triumph the Insult-Comic Warjack (who may get a bow-tie and cigar) I can see the value of ignoring stealth but aside from that my feelings on it are "meh." I don't have a big'ol nerd-on for it, and at the same time I'm not putting hate on it before it gets a chance to prove itself.

On the other hand...

Don't get me started on the aesthetics of these new models in general. It's good to see that Privateer is looking out for us in terms of saving money, and a couple of "bitz" plus a card shouldn't cost us too much - but, I think character models should be more special. If this was just a cleaver way to give us a new FA:U 'jack on a pre-existing chassis then I'd be more excited for it.

Anyways...

I'm not really gonna comment yet on the other faction's new toys, because what I read in their communities didn't bug me. And, I would like to thank the Brew City Gamer guys for hooking us up with the intel from GenCon. Follow their tweets, and stay up to date: Brew City Gamers Twitter.

Steam Powered Shoutout!

Looks like YouTube's Warmachine community is slowly coming together, and this is made evident by shout-out videos:

The Steam Powered Canadians:

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Masters of Metal 2010 - Week 5 Scenarios

TAG TEAM – SCENARIO 1 (D6 ROLL OF 1 – 3)

Description
When multi-ton goliaths crash together on the battlefield even the most hardened infantry soldier has much to fear.

Special Rules
Before the start of the game, divide the table in half with a line running west to east through the center of the table (use beads, dice, or other objects to show the devide). Heavy warjacks may trample without spending focus. Heavy warbeasts may trample without being forced.

Beginning
Determine deployment zones and turn order with a standard starting roll, and use standard deployment zones.

Victory Conditions
A player wins if he ends his turn with two or more friendly warjack/warbeast models on his opponent's side of the centerline while none of his opponent's warjacks/warbeasts are on his side of the table, after the second round, or when the last opposing warlock/warcaster is destroyed or removed from play. Do not count wrecked or inert warjacks or wild warbeasts when determining whether or not a player has won the scenario.

UNDER FIRE – SCENARIO 2 (D6 ROLL OF 4-6)

Description
A single well trained marksman can tie up an enemy advance. That advance can be halted altogether by a sniper in a secure location with a force to back him up.

Special Rules
Each player places a tower centered on the front line of their deployment zone. The tower is a large based friendly FACTION model. The tower is DEF 7, ARM 18 and can suffer 20 points of damage before being destroyed. Destroying a tower is the only way to affect or destroy the marksman within it. At the end of each Control Phase, a player may activate his marksman and make two attacks (RAT 8, RNG 14, POW 12). Measure the range of each shot from the
base of the tower. Each marksman may also fire once per round at an enemy model that ends its normal movement within 14" of the marksman's tower.

Beginning
Determine deployment zones and turn order with a standard starting roll. Use standard deployment zones.

Victory Conditions
A player wins when he destroys his opponent's sniper tower or when the last opposing warlock/warcaster is destroyed or removed from play.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Blip.TV Test Video

Okay,

So I uploaded my latest video to blip.tv as a test because I've been considering an alternative to YouTube. YouTube's got the popularity, but blip.tv gives me more options as a content creator and the streaming video quality is better. The file I uploaded to blip just seems sharper for some reason. Anyhow, if you guys can help me out by letting me know what you think I'd appreciate it.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Steamroller Tournament Report 2



On July 24th, 2010 we ran a small Steamroller Tournament here in Bakersfield, Ca. 35pts, 10 minute turns and three scenarios. Steamroller is the official tournament format for Warmachine and Hordes and we were using the latest revision of Steamroller 2010. Several factions were present for this tournament which included: Skorne, Cygnar, Khador, and Protectorate.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Masters of Metal - Week 4

Week Three was not posted here, because I chose to print out a couple scenarios from the most recent Steamroller 2010 revision. Those scenarios were Capture the Flag and Destruction.




Ground Zero - Scenario 1 (D6 Roll of 1 – 3)

Description
No soldier is safe when ‘jacks and beasts go on a killing spree in the center of the battlefield.

Special Rules
Before the game begins, mark a Control Point in the center of the table. A player holds the Control Point if he has one or more friendly warjacks/warbeasts within 6” of the point while none of his opponent’s warjacks/warbeasts are within 6” of the point.

Warjacks/warbeasts within 6” of the Control Point gain Berserk. Every time a model with Berserk destroys another model with a melee attack, it must immediately make one melee attack against another model in its melee range, friendly or enemy.

Warjacks/warbeasts within 6” of the Control Point gain +1 MAT against warrior models, friendly or enemy.

Beginning
Determine deployment zones and turn order with a starting roll, and use standard deployment zones.

Victory Conditions
A player wins when he holds the Control Point at the end of his turn, starting after the second round or when the last opposing warcaster/warlock is destroyed or removed from play.

Daybreak Scenario 2 (D6 Roll of 4 – 6)

Description:
Using the darkness as an advantage is a task that most commanders find difficult to master. When done correctly, the first rays of morning sunlight may be all that is needed to deliver the enemy a fatal blow.
Special Rules:
At the start of the first turn, LOS is 5”. At the beginning of each turn after the first, the LOS is increased by 1”. At the beginning of the fifth round, LOS returns to normal.

Round 1
Turn 1 LOS = 5 inches
Turn 2 LOS = 6 inches

Round 2
Turn 1 LOS = 7 inches
Turn 2 LOS = 8 inches

Round 3
Turn 1 LOS = 9 inches
Turn 2 LOS = 10 inches

Round 4
Turn 1 LOS = 11 inches
Turn 2 LOS = 12 inches

Round 5
LOS returns to normal

Beginning:
Determine deployment zones and turn order with a standard starting roll, and use standard deployment zones.
Victory Conditions:
A player wins by scenario when the last opposing warcaster/warlock is destroyed or removed from play by the end of Round 4. Only a normal victory is possible after the beginning of Round 5.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Theorymachine Dojo



I found this on YouTube, and it keeps getting funnier every time I watch it.

Battle Report Fail: Shae vs. Sorscha 35pts



This would have been a solidly played game if it weren't for the fact that I made two really big mistakes that effected the outcome of the final round. This video also features a number of the pirate models I've been working on as documented in various posts on my blog. Also, there's a classic Christopher Walken movie reference - see if you can spot it.

Also, a famous YouTube celebrity makes an appearance.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Malifaux WIP





Making good progress on my Malifaux collection, and when I finish this group the Sonia Criid box is next.

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Another Finished Project

Last night I finished painting the Bosun Grogspar, clipped him from his previous base and pinned him to the recently sculpted pavement base.




To remove a fig from an old base just use clippers and just snip'n'snap it away. Sometimes the process is messy, and other times it's quick and clean. The Bosun here was a mess, but I won't get into that now.




After snipping him away I drilled holes in his feet, and then used poster tack to align the holes for drilling.




That being done I pressed the Pirate Troll into his new base and fixed a couple areas where the paint got scuffed.




Finally, I added some static grass to the base enhance it a bit. And I put my arcs on the model to make it ready for the tabletop. At this point i'd spray on some matte finish, but the humidity is much too high at the moment.

Hopefully this guy will make an appearance in the next BattleReport - which should be Cryx pirates vs. Merc pirates.

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Pavement Base from Magic Putty

So, recently I decided to make a 40mm pavement base with some Billy Mays' Magic Putty that I had just laying around.




I mixed the stuff up, spread it over a base and then used a sculpting blade make the bricks. The putty is extremely messy and was thickly caked onto my hands. After after finishing this step I watched an episode of Eureka while the stuff cured up.




At this point I put on a base coat of cheap acrylic craft paint while I continued to watch Eureka.





Later, I mixed up a wash out of VMC Smoke and tossed it over the whole thing. It's the same thing I do to my normal bases so it looked strangely familiar.




At this point I dry-brushed it with a shade of grey I normally reserve for terrain projects. In hindsight I should have used terra-cotta for a more natural look.




This base is for the Bosun whose current base has a crack in it, and he stands wobbly. I tried this sort of thing four years with Siege, but it went horribly wrong.

This entry would be a project journal video for the YouTube channel, but I was already well into the project when the idea came to mind.

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BTW: I got the inspiration to do this after watching GutsNGears video on making pavement bases.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wolfsbane Trailer

Matt Wilson, whom we all know and love as the creator of the Iron Kingdoms, Warmachine, and Hordes, has been working on a side project for the past several months. It's a Steampunk retelling Little Red Riding Hood, and this is the trailer:



And, this is Victorian Steampunk and not the Industrial Fantasy we see in the Iron Kingdoms. Looks interesting, and I look forward to the finished product. Some are saying that Steampunk is going to be the next big genre trend in film and television, but only time will tell.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Writter's Block: Malifaux edition





Clustering out what I want to talk about for my Malifaux review/video blog. The plan is to do a part one where I talk about the game, and a part two where I get together with a friend and play. So far I've got the review divided into four sections: basic gameplay, innovations, miniatures, and fluff. My issue now is that I got a lot to say about the last two parts but not enough in regards to game mechanics. Well, the upside to this is that I'll probably have my stuff painted by the time I get to this. In the meantime it looks like it is once again time to make another pass at the rulebook.

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Masters of Metal 2010: Week 2

SCENARIO 1: INVASION

Description
Victory lies in the ability to control key points on the battlefield.
Special Rules
Mark two control markers in the middle of the table, one 10” forward from the south table edge and the other 10” forward of the north table edge. The first player to simultaneously hold both control markers wins. A model holds the point if it ends its controlling player’s turn with its base overlapping a point marker. Only one model may hold a point, and players may start the game with one of their own models controlling a point. Wrecked or inert Warjacks and wild Warbeasts cannot hold a point.
Victory Conditions
The first player to control both points wins the game wins the game and takes scenario.

NOTE: Use a penny to represent the invasion point, and be very careful not to move the tablecloth during the game.


SCENARIO 2: COMMAND POSITIONS

Description:

It takes a valiant commander to lead his army into the enemy position.
Special Rules:
The first player to deploy may choose the point of one table corner as his Command Position. The Second player’s Command Position is the point of the table corner diagonal from his opponent’s Command Position.
Beginning:
Determine deployment zones and turn order with a starting game roll. A player’s deployment zone extends 18” from his Command Position.
Victory Conditions:
A player wins if he starts his turn with a friendly warcaster/warlock completely within 10” of his opponent’s Command Position.

NOTE: Use a penny to represent the command position.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Official Token Set: A Review

Today I got my hands on the new Mercenary token set from Privateer Press, and my grabby hands and I got a look at them:



These are a game changer and they are far superior to Gale Force Nine's "Warmachine" tokens. I fully intend on replacing my Warcogs/Warclas with these token sets.

Lady J WIP

Lately I've been working non Warmachine models, such as Lady Justice here:




I needed a break after painting all those pirates.

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Sunday, July 4, 2010

MASTERS OF METAL 2010 - WEEK ONE

SCENARIO A:

SPEEDMACHINE!

DESCRIPTION
Opposing forces encounter each other while in route to an emergency.

SPECIAL RULES
None.

BEGINNING
Determine deployment zones and turn order with a starting roll. Use standard deployment zones.

VICTORY CONDITIONS
A player wins the scenario if they have the only Warcaster/Warlock in play by the end of the second players's third turn. After the beginning of the fourth round normal victory is achieved when a player has the only Warcaster/Warlock currently in play.


SCENARIO B:

NO MAN'S LAND

DESCRIPTION:
With battle lines drawn, two great armies converge on the no-man’s-land between them.

SPECIAL RULES:
Mark an 8” wide area, running east to west, centered on the centerline of the table. This is the No-Man’s-Land.

VICTORY CONDITIONS:
Starting on the first player’s third turn, a player wins when he ends his turn in control of No-Man's-Land.

A player controls the No-Man's-Land if he has one or more models completely within the No-Man's-Land and his opponent has no models completely in the No-Man's-Land.

For a unit to control a zone, all models in the unit that are still in play must be within the same zone. For a solo to control a zone, it must have an army point cost of 1 or more. (For solos that are purchased in multiples, divide the cost of the solos by the number purchased to see if they are worth at least 1 point each.)

Ignore inert warjacks, wild warbeasts, and fleeing models when checking for control or tiebreaker conditions; these models cannot control a zone and do not prevent an opponent from claiming control.

MASTERS OF METAL 2010 - League Rules

Game Size:
¸ 15pts, with the option of one (1) solo.
¸ 25pts with the option of one (1) solo and one (1) unit.
¸ 35pts regular game (no restrictions on units or solos beyond model/unit FA)

Points System:
¸ 1 point earned for playing and completing a game at 15pts.
¸ 2 points earned for playing and completing a game at 25pts.
¸ 3 points earned for playing and completing a game at 35pts.

1 additional point for winning a game by way of assassination.
2 additional points for winning a game by scenario.

Master Challenge:
During games players can meet challenges that will net them achievements. This is to be scored in a separate category, and does not add to a players League Point total. Every ten challenge points will earn players a star next to their name on the leader board.

Challenge Points:
Players will earn one (1) challenge point for achieving the following:
¸ Reduce an enemy Warlock/Warcaster from full health to destroyed with one attack.
¸ Destroy six (6) or more enemey models with one attack.
¸ Cripple three (3) systems on a opposing heavy warjack, or disable two out of three aspects of a heavy warbeast with one damage roll.
¸ Knockdown three or more opposing models with a single power attack.
¸ Sacrifice (or destroy) a friendly model as a menas of destroying an enemy model.

Scenarios:
Two possible scenarios will be posted each week. On the roll of a D6 1-3, will result in Scenario A and 4-6 will result in Scenario B. Scenarios will be posted on my blog (steampoweredtv.blogspot.com) and linked to from the Bakersfield Warmachine facebook group.

Rules:
¸ No more than 5 games per player, per week.
¸ Players cannot play two games in a row against the same opponent.
¸ All games are to be played at Paladin’s Game Castle.
¸ Players can earn league points for participating in other events such as Arena Combat and Tournaments.
¸ Games results are too be recorded on player scorecards that will be kept at the store.
¸ Players are not restricted to one faction or contract, but army lists must be legal.
¸ SPORTSMANSHIP: Remember, we are all here to have fun.
¸ FELLOWSHIP: Even though, this is a competition it is okay to lend a helping hand.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

We'll Have Guests...

On July 24th our Tuesday Night Warmachine group is having a Steamroller Tournament at Paladin's Game Castle. And, YouTubers Veilofdarkness000 and Riseofthefailbot will be joining us:



Awesome!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Battle Report: Venethrax vs. Hexeris 15pts



This is another one where I am not one of the players, and this was shot in Tehachapi, Ca., which is 40 miles east of Bakersfield. We went to a LGS called Epic Games and got in a few games that day. While I was the odd-man-out for a game I thought it would be a good idea to whip out the camera. These opportunities are few and far between. Often times I'm far too busy being a rules official, or I'm involved in a game at a different table.

Friday, June 18, 2010

23 Pirates are FINALLY DONE!



So, they are finally done. The single largest simultaneous undertaking I have ever done since the "Sid's Box Project" nearly two years ago. The burnout was intense, but I soldiered on and got them done.



This cannon crew came out a lot better than I had originally anticipated. I hope my second one comes out as well.



And, naturally I got to represent with some Press Gangers.



These Sea Dogs are ready for the table top (minus their leader, because a friend wanted to paint him).



This is a Reaper mini that I really liked and I decided to add her to my pirate force. She's not legal for official Privateer Press gameplay, but she'll add an element of fun casual games as "Mrs. Walls."


All in all, they turned out well but upon further inspection you'll see one eff-up after another. Many of my dudes and one of the ladies don't have eyebrows, and there are a number of other d'oh moments such as botched eyes, faces and other details.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

MiniWarGaming.com Site Rater

Hey Guys?

I wanted to share something with you:



So what's my angle on this? I love Warmachine. I love Hordes. And, I think those of us with Blogs, YouTube Channels, Forums, and so forth should get on this.

Add your site here:
http://www.miniwargaming.com/addsite

Site Index is Here:
http://www.miniwargaming.com/siterater/

Most of the sites listed in the Warmachine/Hordes category are general sites that have little to do with Warmachine and Hordes. I think we can change that.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

MiniWargaming.Com's Site Rater

Hey Guys,

I just wanted to pass on that this site is now listed on the MiniWargaming.com site rater and my entry can be found at the following link: http://www.miniwargaming.com/siterater/lC7OKrKczAob

Lady J and The Boys



Well, a couple of weeks ago I put these figs together while watching a River Monsters marathon on Animal Planet. The figures have good detail, and they also had a lot of flash to scape away. One thing I really noticed is that they were allergic to glue. I spent forever holding then together while waiting for the superglue to finally set. In some cases I just decided to risk pinning some of them, and that did the trick. When I prime these guys I'm gonna use my new can of Formula P3 white primer and see if the stuff is as good as everyone says.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Rules Tolerating Frequent Misaplication (RTFM)



Marth a.k.a. MrFright2010 from YouTube recently posted a brilliant video dealing with misunderstood rules in the game of Warmachine/Hordes. I'm mirroring his video here to share it, and I think more people should visit and subscribe to his channel (MrFright2010). I hope to see more videos like this from him as well as his really well done battle reports.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

"I apologize... for nothing!"



I put the results of the Dominar Rasheth caption contest on my YouTube channel. And, this time I just made it its own video instead of attaching it to something else.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Skorne Family Values



Here's an old video from a little over a year ago that I thought would get more views and comments, but hasn't really gotten a lot of play. It's basically a glimpse of the way my friends and I talk about the fluff behind Warmachine and Hordes.

Oh and, as of last Tuesday: SteamPoweredTV is now two years old! And, I also noticed that some of the other content creators who post Warmachine/Hordes battle reports on YouTube include "steampoweredtv" as one of their video keyword - which means that my channel is synonymous with Warmachine/Hordes.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Paint Like You Got A Pair 2: The Return of Iron Painter!

Now that the dust has settled and the winners have been determined - here is the Iron Painter video:



Sometimes I record too much footage and I have to cut things down to size in order to get a video to fit within YouTube's 10:59 time limit. And other times I don't record enough footage. This is one of those videos where the later applies.

But, for what it was worth I think this is a good video and it turned out well of enough.

Monday, May 31, 2010

23 Pirates Update

Here's a WIP shot of my 23 pirates, I did a little more work on them today, but it wasn't anything compared to the last Friday's eight hour painting binge:

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The Mangler!



For those of you who watched the video "Time to Strip" you may recognize this Mangler Heavy Warjack as one of the models I got second hand from Tom a few weeks back. Well, I used a couple of tricks to finish him quickly and all I have to do now the basing, the arcs, and then put on a coat of matte finish. He's currently glossy because I used an obscene amount of Tamiya X-19 Smoke to shade and weather the model.

The Mangler will see a lot of use with Captain Shae and Drake MacBain in my Mercenary lists.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

23 Mercs At Once

What am I working on at the moment? Paint Like You Got A Pair 2 (video), BR: Moshar vs. Venethrax 35(video that ties in with Iron Painter), and I'm painting 23 Privateer Mercenaries at once (because, everything is better with pirates):



This is the craziest project I have undertaken since "Sid's Box" nearly two years ago, but the difference here is that that these are MY MINI'S for MY ARMY. And, there's being speed painted so that I can bring them to the table as quickly as possible. As much as I love my Cygnar - I'm hoping to represent with some Mercenaries at SoCal Smackdown this September.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Time To Strip

I was recently given a second-hand Magnus the Traitor battle box, and that means it's time to drop some figures in some Simple Green in order to strip the paint:

Friday, May 14, 2010

Caption Contest: Dominar Rasheth

Okay guys it's caption contest tine again!

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And there's just too much going on with this figure for nothing to be said about it. Anyways I'll kick this off with, "Moar Wine?"

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Iron Painter! (video)



Trying to make up my mind about what I'm going to paint during the next painting competition. Details can be found here: link!

Cleaning Out The LiveJournal Closet part 3: Kingdom of Cygnar

This was the first video I ever posted on YouTube, and in the LiveJournal entry I make reference to getting a new camera. That new camera would be used take even better pictures, and record video which lead to the first battle reports which lead to me starting SteamPoweredTV where I would also do hobby videos and video blogs.





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When I get a better camera I plan on taking all new photo's of all my models, and I'm going to arrange them chronologically so that skill improvement can clearly demonstrated.