Guild Ball is the game of medieval fantasy football from Steamforged Games. The Century War has wracked the land, and all that forges the fractious nations of the new Empire together is the blood-sport of Guild Ball, brought together by the scheming Guilds. Will you play the slippery Fishermen, the arcane Alchemists, or the suspicious Union? Read some articles, listen to some podcasts, watch some videos, and maybe you’ll find out which is best for you!

Fusileros del justo Castigo!

Posted by on 2:18 am

Fusileros del justo Castigo!   ¡Hola! It’s been a couple of weeks since I last wrote with great passion about the unsung heroes of the retribution.  What I’m writing about today is a unit that is oft much maligned and generally regarded as a distasteful joke more than anything else; Yes, saying they’re good but I’d never use them because of the ‘better’ options qualifies here!  You certainly guessed it – House guard Riflemen. My main purpose in writing this article is three fold; firstly to dispel the negative mythos surrounding the riflemen, secondly to highlight their attributes and thirdly to provide real world examples and scenarios that illustrate just how useful and rewarding they can be for players that wish to broaden their horizons within this faction. One of the biggest hurdles typically thrown in front of the riflemen is that of the other ranged units belonging to the retribution.  This is compounded by the fact that the rest of these units are specialists whereas the riflemen are a budget generalist unit.  The selling points of the other units (Invictors, mage hunter strike force [MHSF] and the stormfall archers) are all well known and will be referenced here as they compare back to the riflemen. In short the MHSF have the tri-fecta of harassment traits (PF, Stealth, and AD) reasonable range, arcane assassin, phantom hunter and jack hunter but with low power and very poor armour.  Their ability to bring fire to bear on anyone from anywhere and ignore any defensive buffs is their key selling point as well as the ability to punch significant holes through light and medium armoured jacks. Invictors on the other hand fall at the other extreme of the spectrum being slow and unwieldy with good armour yet poor defence.  They hit hard both and accurately at range and (with the help of a jack for flank) in melee.  The down side to Invictors is that some of their power is conditional (flank), they’re slow and have poor range (outside of the mini-feat turn [extended fire]) and they are the most expensive of the ranged options Storm fall archers are different again being somewhat of the gun mages of Retribution.  They come as small expensive units and have middling defensive stats (shared by the riflemen) and they also lack accuracy.  In their favour though is that they hit hard (At POW 12) and innately have aoe’s (3).  In addition to this their shot types really help them to tailor their efforts to the relevant task.  Snipe allows them the benefit of aiming or much deeper threat ranges, brutal shot gives them phenomenal hitting power and star strike is very utility in its ability to set things on fire. With these three very solid and well purposed range options its easy to fall into the trap of under estimating what the riflemen can bring to the table, with an open mind and some experience though one can soon start to discern the benefits of the riflemen over other ranged options in a given situation. Looking deeper at the riflemen; like the stormfall archers they have middle of the road defensive stats, and whilst these aren’t at all impressive they hit key peaks where it counts.  For instance the 13 defence is not as good...

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MoM’s Podcast #87

Posted by on 11:10 am

  MoM’s Podcast #87 — A Warmachine and Hordes Podcast Topics:   Timestamps: 0:02:55 = New Model Previews 0:23:55 = Battle Reports: Crump @ the Shop, Keith in TN Follow us on Twitter @museonminis and like us on Facebook! Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:27:51 — 40.2MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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DICE RAGE LIVE Ep. 13 – Dice of the Round Table

Posted by on 7:46 pm

For this episode we’re doing a round table discussion of five different warmachine, hordes, and general wargaming related questions. Related, the RETURN of...

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Epic_Fm Episode 11

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Good afternoon all! In this episode, Marc, Liam and Phil answer twitter and facebook questions. We talk about Recent events we have been to. Plug a new multi system tournament in the UK and generally ramble on about nothing. Appologies about the background noise halfway through. Neighbours were out in the garden. As always, we like to hear your feedback and continue to submit questions for us for future episodes. Epic FM Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:40:30 — 92.0MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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MoM’s Podcast #86

Posted by on 11:59 pm

  MoM’s Podcast #86 — A Warmachine and Hordes Podcast Topics:   Timestamps: 0:02:30 = News and Announcements 0:14:10 = Newbie Section: List Building 0:47:00 = Lightning Round 2 pCaine -Wyshnalyrr -Stormclad Jr. Warcaster Rhupert Ragman eEiryss Boomhowler -Murdoch Gun Mages+UA Stormblade+ 2x gunners Forge Guard Follow us on Twitter @museonminis and like us on Facebook! Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:08:57 — 31.6MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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Crippled System: Episode 34 – I think I sat in some bubblegum, wanna see?

Posted by on 11:09 am

Topics: Announcements, TSHIRTS!!!, Convergence Event, Handcannons at Noon Discussion, Twitter/email Thunderstorm, recomendations Hosts: Andy W, Nathan H, Brian G Special Guests: Lewis B We will have some shirts available at gencon, see Andy Welton during the weekend, or catch up with Brian friday and saturday. our youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/crippledsystem email us at podcast@crippledsystem.com Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter! Follow @CrippledSystem Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:28:03 — 60.5MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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Warmans Episode 5 – F words

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Explicit. Bill, Brian B, and Gabe discuss: Papermachine/Convergence of Cyriss Bluetooth speakers Michigan cup List B I L L E D (circle, menoth, legion) Ice Cream Irridium Sparkplugs   Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/warmanspodcast   Michigan Cup facebook page and registration: https://www.facebook.com/events/153245081538799/ http://michigancup.eventbrite.com/       Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:33:36 — 42.9MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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MoM’s Podcast #85

Posted by on 10:23 pm

  MoM’s Podcast #85 — A Warmachine and Hordes Podcast Topics:   Timestamps: 0:03:30 = Grumble Round Follow us on Twitter @museonminis and like us on Facebook! Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:20:01 — 36.6MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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Focus and Fury Episode 101: Playing in the Sprinkler

Posted by on 7:25 pm

Today we cover a recent tournament and revisit the dojo to follow up on how our lists performed.  As always we are explicit and opinionated. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:36:06 — 88.0MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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The KillBox Episode #10

Posted by on 11:42 am

2:53 – Event Report 30:00 – Lich Lord Terminus Talk Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:10:20 — 121.0MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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