Warmachine/Hordes: Journeyman

Warmachine/Hordes: Journeyman

 

It’s Journeyman Season in Pittsburgh, PA! With a huge crop of new gamers at Drawbridge Games, I figured it was time to run a Journeyman League. So far the turnout and painting of the battle boxes has been excellent. The first night of the league two brand new players showed up, bought the Khador/Protectorate combo box, and sat down to assemble models as the rest of us played our starting matches.

For the League, I wanted to get working on a different project, so I figured visiting the land of Cryx would be a good option. Once the Journeyman league is over, I’ll be doing a “Tale of Two Dragons” narrative series for players in the area (tracked right here on http://www.chalkboardwar.com) that would have me taking the Cryx role. Therefore I wanted to get some practice and painting in with them at an accelerated pace–hence the perfect choice for the Journeyman league.

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My Cryx color scheme and starting force: Asphyxious, Leviathan, Deathripper, and Nightwretch

I painted up the initial battle box Deneghra and her warjacks, only to find out that two other players in the league were starting up Cryx and using Deneghra. Given that I was committed to Cryx for narrative reasons, and already had one Deathripper painted from Denny’s box, I went the route of the variant Asphyxious box.

And I’m glad I did. So far he has been fantastic, against veterans and new players alike. I’ve played six matches (tried to catch at least a game with as many people as I could at the first level–thanks to some extra gaming time found throughout the week), and Asphyxious performed admirably. He’s just so basic yet solid: decent spells, can fuel the ‘jacks moderately, and can get the job done in melee against nearly anything on the feat turn. I know that my force and results will reverse once we hit points beyond the 11 of the battle box–the things added will likely be counters to Cryx shenanigans with three of us in the league.

I got starting shots of some of the other starting battlegroups, and figured I would share them here:

FullSizeRender (2)Color-swapped Cygnar

FullSizeRender (3)Beautiful classic Khador

Legion of Everblight JourneymanThis amazing red-and-bone Legion of Everblight group. 

Cryx vs Cryx JourneymanNot the best shot, but my blue/orange Cryx against a Deneghra box with a classic scheme. 

Cygnar JourneymanAnother Cygnar group, this one with the original blue color scheme.

Battles (Privateer Press):
Overall Total 2015: 35 (Win/Loss: 28/7/0)

Skorne:
12 Wins (Fiona, Sorscha, Morvahna2, Ossrum, Borka, Kaelyssa, Stryker, Venethrax, Butcher, Thagrosh, Exulon)   /   3 Losses (Kromac, Kaelyssa/Kaya, Borka)

Trollbloods:

2 Wins (Asphyxious, Stryker3)  /   3 Losses (Kaelyssa, Asphyxious2, Saeryn+Rhyas)

Cryx:

6 Wins (Stryker, Sorscha, Lylyth, Deneghra)  /  0 Losses

Protectorate of Menoth:
3 Wins (Morvahna2, Kaelyssa)   /   0 Losses

Legion of Everblight:
5 Wins (Caine2, Kaya, Sorscha, Rahn)   /   1 Loss (Fiona)

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