Crutch Free 2012!



Listen up MoMma’s boys! The gauntlet has been thrown!

We’re giving up our crutch pieces for a whole year of competitive play. Do you have the stones to give up yours? This means anteing up the pieces you rely on most! Break out of that tiny box you live in! Master your faction! Shake the meta to its core!



We are not alone in this movement. These are all people with solid brass balls:


  • John DeMaris(Phatasian)- The Avatar
  • Jake VanMeter(Neutralyze)- Vayl1, Saeryn, Lylyth2
  • Keith Christianson(sepher32)- Asphyxious
  • Jason Watt(Lord Tyrant Watt)- Molik Karn
  • Chad Shonkwiler(Chadwick)- Janissa Stonetide
  • Chuck Elswick(Bulldog)- Playing Morghul2
  • Josh Holt(Ooh_Shiny)- Adeptis Rahn
  • Nick Crumpton(Crump)- Krueger2
  • Nigel Brooks(StevenSwayze)- Behemoth
  • Matt Catron(Argieta)- Barnabas
  • Dave Drahaus(Aduro)- Asphyxious2
  • Lance Becker(Judgeito)- Gorax
  • Dewey Sickels(Dewey)- Severius1
  • David Counts(Thenan)-Baldur1&2
  • 12/22/2011
  • ?(Alviaran)-Deathjack
  • ?(Ersatz Nihililst)-Tartarus
  • ?(OniBeowulf)-Caine2, Stryker2, Squire, B13
  • Bob Klotz(Puzzworthy)- Titan Gladiator
  • ?(Rynth)- Basilisk Drake
  • ?(DaughterOfFrankenstein)- Ravagore
  • Chris S(Paradox)- Choir, Vassal [BALLER]
  • ?(Lawso42)- Doomshaper2
  • ??(scud)- Butcher
  • Lucas Renz(circletakesthesquare)- Kaya2, Baldur1, Kromac
  • ?(lordofnecropolis)- Knights Errant
  • Matt Cole(Mod_GeminiX6) Feora2
  • ?(GunMageinTraining)- eHaley
  • Mike P(PG_Seraphsong)- Rahn, Ravyn, Asphyxious2, Deneghra2
  • ?(Aya)- Janissa
  • ?(alchahest)- Eiryss, Gorman, Nyss
  • Dave ?(studderingdave)- playing 2x MoW Shocktroopers
  • 12/23/2011
  • Alan Kennedy(Azhdeen)- Bile Thralls
  • Sygerrik – Maekeda2, Molik Karn
  • Blake(Nightrave)- Eiryss2, MHSF, Disco, Kromac, Wolfriders
  • Ben Hayes(Chunky04)- Eiryss, Gorman
  • 12/24/2011
  • ?(PG_Duckboy) -Kayazy Assassins, Underboss, Eiryss2
  • ?(PG_Asa)-Harbinger, Severius1, Morghoul1, Maekeda2
  • ?(sleet01)- Darius
  • Joe Biggers(FeignLife)- Withershadow Combine
  • ?(Valander)- Asphyxious1, Deneghra1, Goreshade1
  • Ben Rislove(Rolling_Thunder)- Caine2, Menoth, Legion
  • 12/25/2011
  • Riley Nadeau (NickKendal)-Nyss Hunters
  • Brian Brimmer(Brimmstorm)- Asphyxious2 (also playing Venethrax Coven and Goreshades)
  • ?(Hrimfaxi)- Reckoner
  • 12/27/2011
  • ?(PG_Feeple)- MHSF, Ravyn
  • ?(Junn Khan)- Playing only Domination ‘locks
  • Chase L.(The_Villain)- Ol’Rowdy, The Black 13th
  • ?(Watchtower)- Ravyn, MHSF
  • ?(W’rkncacnter)-Squire, Siege, Mule, Withershadow Combine, Terminus, Darragh Wrathe, Renegade, Pistol Wraith, Ol’ Rowdy
  • 12/29/2011
  • ?(Taslon)-Cryx, Skorne, Legion, playing Ret
  • Danny Goodner(2LiveIs2Die)- Asphyxious2, Deneghra2, Skarre2
  • ?(dicegod)-Kreoss1, Kreoss2, Severius1, Harbinger
  • Matt K(mattieK)- Megalith, Asphyxious2, Deathjack, Tartarus
  • 1/2/2012
  • Eric Castro (PG_Shalandar) Nyss Raptors
  • 1/4/2012
  • ?(Dark Alleycat) Siege, Squire, Arcane Tempest Gun Mages


Join the movement! Prove that you’ve got a pair!


What started with one man putting his foot squarely in his mouth has evolved into the beginnings of something fun and exciting; a way to challenge ourselves, as Warmachine and Hordes players, to think outside the box, master our factions, and make this year a great one in wargaming.


Here’s the challenge:


Take a look at the lists you play most often. Is there a piece that appears in more than 50% of them? Is there a caster you take to every tournament? What model do you lean on the most?


Give it up.


Put it away for one year of competitive play. Build lots of lists without it. Figure out something crazy and new. Or just play something new to you.


Post here in the comments section, your name, your forum handle, and your crutch, to be added to the list.

Author: sepher32

Keith wears a purple shirt. He's one of the regular hosts on the Muse on Minis podcast. He plays Cryx. Keith is from Madison, WI.

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