My painting sage is a War Machine player and on a number of occasions has been busy working away on a warjack or two while I’m set up painting my Malifaux crew.
But the game honestly intrigued me, so I asked if they would teach me how to play.
Now, to be entirely honest – this is the first proper table top war game I have ever invested time into learning the correct rules for, so was very eager to head over and learn the ins and outs of robot men battling it out.
You want me to what? OH YEA RIGHT, PIECE OF CAKE!
So, what we have done is actually ‘made up’ a game play style. The story premise is that there is a piece of equipment Coleman Stryker (I call him Wang…I am unsure as to why I named him that) wants, and to win, one of the Cygnar team need to reach the part and role a 6 (with 2 dice), while my opponent surrounds me.
The reason this suits me a bit more is because I have a premise to theorize on, a story I can formulate in my head and my friend can build un-even pointed armies purely for the experience of showing me what all the different types of figures can do.
Actually LOVING doing this. Because when I’m playing, I can see it like a movie in my head, hear Wang making ‘Go get em!’ supportive yells as he skirts off around the edge with his IronClad.
I’ve so far being using Lancer and Charger to attempt to kite the enemy, but this is sometimes more effective than other times – depending on the abilities of my opponents.
Last piece of news, my friend offered to sell me the Cygnar guys (at a greatly discounted cost) as I was enjoying playing with them so much, they thought I might like to have them for my own.
Yipppeeee! Now I have ordered myself a Hayley to add to my little blue team.
Arrow to indicate most integral tool to any good gaming session. A medium cappuccino.
I want to have a go at building some terrain pieces like this as not only do they look like good fun, but so I can have my own to sometimes bring to games and help make the table look nice and pretty.
Well, that’s all my friends!
Love – Ellie
Gasp! An actual game – welcome aboard. I agree about spending some time on terrain. Too often we spend all that time over our minis and end up fighting over some cardboard boxes sprayed black. Or is that just me?
Haha, well if it weren’t for my ‘years of worldy mini-wisdom’ friends, I too would be playing on cardboard boxes, claiming the used toilet paper roll was a grand monument. Haha…
And thankyou! I look forward to more games! And terrain building 🙂
Those trees look really cool, were they hand made?