First of all, I want to say that PP has a great thing going with their Warma/Hordes starter sets. They are a great deal and provide a ton of great opportunities for games with just those models. A few units, extra Jacks, and a different Warcaster and you can have a great force with little investment. The models look great and are not too pricey.
Anyway, the game went well with both of us fuddling through the rules, trying out new things, and exploring the units and their capabilities. All in all I would say it was a great success. Anything that motivates me to paint rather than grade papers is on to something. Warmachine provides a great change of pace from 40K. Will I ever replace it completely? Never. I'm a 40K and BT player first and foremost. However, I will be adding to my Cygnar force in the future.
Here are a few pics from tonight's game.
|Stryker dropped his feat just before Sorscha dropped hers. This turn should have been much worse for me.|
|My Ironclad emerged from the fray unscathed while Phil's Destroyer lined up a charge on Stryker. Sorscha is hiding behind it after Stryker nearly blew her away.|
|Sorscha is slowing down the Ironclad and picking away at it, but the Destroyer is reduced to scrap by Stryker's Disruption and Boosted melee attacks.|