A special shout out to Joseph for his Christmas donation, and to all you readers out there in the aether. It’s been a year of joyous experimentation, where almost every game was a great experience, and in which I won my second ever painting competition (due to lack of any serious competition). I didn’t really win anything else this year, but rediscovering the game I knew and loved more than made up for that little hiccup.
This year I began writing again. TheOverseer was declared all but dead for years while I spent all my time and energy on the WTC, and despite playing with/against some of the worlds best players my personal growth came to a grinding halt. I learn when I experiment and field silly lists, and when you dedicate yourself to something as huge as the WTC there’s just no room for that kind of shenanigans, so I put them aside and stagnated.
This year I began experimenting again. I made a list of the models I hadn’t used in years and decided I would put as many of them on the table as I could, in what ‘Chris’ dubbed the mighty “Fuck It” initiative of 2015, which I instantly adopted as it sounds a lot better than un-mothballing. Here’s a list of the models I put on the table in either serious games or actual tournaments:
- Slayers (plural, I had 7 on the table at a tournament)
- Wraith Engine
- Bane Knights (I know, but I hadn’t used them for years)
- Revenant Crew (Well, technically they’re going on the table just before new years eve, but that counts!)
- Bloat Thralls
- Necrotechs (plural, I had 7 on the table at once just last week)
- Scrap Thralls
- Steelhead Halberdiers
- Steelhead Heavy Cavalry
- Orin Midwinter
And that’s just all the old models. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed a bunch of our new releases as well, like the hilarious Swamp Gobber River Raiders, Deneghra The Soul Weaver, and I finally discovered a way of using Goreshade (Lord of Ruin) without losing all my games. There are plenty of models left to try, but either I don’t own them or haven’t assembled them, so there should be more interesting builds in my immediate future.
I’ve attended theme tournaments, I’ve traveled abroad, and just this week the Russians unveiled their version of the team championship in February: http://warmachine.ru/club/immoren-v-team-3-tournament-english-announcement/ … which I will attend if I can find a team willing to build silly lists and drink boat loads of vodka instead of trying to win (and finances allow it of course).
Thank you everyone who followed my adventures this year, and I hope the next years will have even more stuff that doesn’t suck… hell, I’ve even begun work on my first tactics article in years, so who knows where all this positivity can lead!? MERRY FUCK-IT CHRISTMAS people!