Guild Ball

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!

Crippled System: Episode 7 – The gang is back

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Brand new cast with the returning crew Hosts: Andy Welton – Nathan Hoffmann Guests: Jeremy S, Brian G, Katie S Intros Katie’s Intro into Circle The trip Discussion of the errata Tourney recap katies Korner – keep on winning Quick Recommendations Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:34:18 — 64.7MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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The Mutineer Chronicles #7

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  Episode 7 – Seventh episode of The Mutineer Chronicles, a podcast about role-playing games (and gaming in general) with a focus on the Iron Kingdoms Role Playing Game from Privateer Press. This episode we talk about the Urban Adventure book. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:09:48 — 32.0MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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MoM’s Podcast #38 – A Warmachine and Hordes Podcast

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  MoM’s Podcast #37 — A Warmachine and Hordes Podcast Topics:   Time Stamps: 0:02:30 = News and Announcements 0:46:00 = Seaforge Review 0:59:00 = Farrow Review 1:05:30 = Dojo 1:43:20 = Newbie Section 1:55:45 = Gargantuans Wild Speculation 2:11:15 = WMW Announcement Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:26:10 — 66.9MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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Epic FM Episode 1

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      We are Epic Flail; the UK’s number 1 Hordes and Warmachine Team. We are proud to present our first podcast in which we provide introductions to the whole crew and review our success/fails and best rages of 2012. You can follow us at @EpicFM_Podcast and email questions (or feedback on the show) to Many thanks to our good friends across the pond who have supported us throughout the process 🙂 Enjoy the show…… Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:42:21 — 93.7MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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Toruk to Tyrant – 2012 Year in Review

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Toruk to Tyrant – Year in Review   Overview 2012 was a fun year for me playing Skorne.   I managed to play an amazing amount of games during the year and managed to not fail too badly.   At the tale end of the year I did get a bit burned out by them, but that was my fault for not taking a bit of a mid year break like I have been doing over the past couple years. I really look forward to the future and more time with Skorne. I believe the next Hordes book is going to have some different option for skorne players. As long as I feel I can bring a variety of models I will always enjoy the faction.   Random stats I played 87 tournament games and 87 friendly games. (odd that it came out so even) I won 69% of my tournament games. Won Highest % of games with Rasheth in Tournaments.  83% win ratio (losses only came at tale end of the year when I tried some out of theme force lists) Played Zaal  most in tournaments – 37 tournament games and won 73% of my games. Most games played was with Zaal – 65 games, Rasheth came in 2nd with 27 games.   Achievements of 2012 I did manage to win a hardcore event at Diecon in 2012 with Zaal. I was very excited about that. I also won 3 local events using a variety of Skorne warlocks .   I did not attend/play in nearly as many “big con” events as 2011, but I still managed to have a ton of fun and play a lot of games.   I did a decent job in the first half of the year playing a variety of warlocks, and in the second half the year I played mostly Rasheth and Zaal.   I did a good job of keeping my army full painted during the entire year as well.   Complete Stats   Casters Total Games Total friendly Games Friendly Game Win Total Tournament Games Tournament game WIN Win % Friendly Game Win % Tournament Games Overall Average Dominar Rasheth 27 15 10 12 10 66.67% 83.33% 74.07% Lord Tyrant Hexeris 4 3 3 1 0 100.00% 0.00% 75.00% Lord Arbiter Hexeris 6 3 3 3 2 100.00% 66.67% 83.33% Archdomina Makeda 2 2 2 0 0 100.00% 0 100.00% Supreme Archdomina Makeda 20 8 6 12 8 75.00% 66.67% 70.00% Master tormentor Morghoul 24 10 8 14 7 80.00% 50.00% 62.50% Lord Assassin Morghoul 7 5 1 2 2 20.00% 100.00% 42.86% Master Ascetic Naaresh 1 1 1 0 0 100.00% 0 100.00% Supreme Aptimus Zaal 65 28 18 37 27 64.29% 72.97% 69.23% Tyrant Xerxis 8 5 3 3 2 60.00% 66.67% 62.50% Void Seer Mordikaar 10 7 3 3 2 42.86% 66.67% 50.00%                   Total 174 87 58 87 60 66.67% 68.97% 67.82%   The future For 2013 I plan on returning to Cryx for a majority of the year, but I will take some breaks every few months to bring out my skorne. I’m excited for the upcoming book, and some of the new models that are coming out. I hope that Makeda3 will be fun to play.   I don’t think I’ll post...

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Road to War Episode 21 – A Warmachine & Hordes podcast

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Road to War   This week we talk about tournament etiquette and answer some questions. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:28:17 — 40.4MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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Episode 6: Bad sanitation – Caution to proceed with podcast

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  Just like Stallone, this one is just a little Over the Top. first off, we want to apologize to Jeremy’s mother and everyone else. Intros How to deal: Lich Lord Asphyxious Katie’s Kornerish Recommendations Hosts: Andy Welton, Nathan Hoffmann Guests: Brianage4u, J-Bucket Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:24:32 — 58.0MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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Team ATL Minions Cast

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Hey everyone, second to last in our Hordes casts is up. We’ve got the Minions cast this time. I hope y’all enjoy it. There is some bumping around at the beginning, but the overall audio quality is much better this time around. Also John doesn’t wheeze as much as Max. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:59:19 — 109.2MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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MoM’s Podcast #37 – A Warmachine and Hordes Podcast

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MoM’s Podcast #37 — A Warmachine and Hordes Podcast Topics:   Time Stamps: 0:01:30 – News and Announcements 0:51:10 – Low and High Model Count Lists 1:12:10 – Rhulic Lists 1:19:35 – 3 List Format 1:41:10 – Painting Environment Preferences Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:54:22 — 52.4MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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Baffo’s colossal ideas (part 3)

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  During the holidays I did not manage to do as much work on my models as I was hoping to, but I did draw a few new sketches of ideas to convert some of the gargantuans that we haven’t discussed yet. Blighted Mountain king (aka Giant incubus): Imagine Tagrosh finding a hibernating MK while traveling the underground cave network; what do you think he might do? Everblight, being as curious as he is, would probably try sticking an athnak shard in the beast to corrupt it with blight and mutate in some sort of giant incubus (visually it would fit well with the theme of the extreme Carnivean, Afflictor and Incubi). My brother and I got this idea, when we were thinking about MK conversions (like the giant Mechani-Troll) and the first draft of the concept was the following: Looking at the sketch for a bit, it crossed my mind that this could work well as a Throne of Everblight alternative (especially if you are fielding two of them). One would just need to put the platform with the sorceress on top of the MK back. Granted this would make for a fairly expensive Throne, since you’re converting it from a Gargantuan, but if you keep the platform at the top removable (magnetize it), you could still field the models as an actual MK. In turn this spurred the idea for an ‘army conversion’: evil blighted trollbloods. In the IK there are several dragons beside Toruk and Everblight and since a confrontation between them seems inevitable, I would expect more dragons gathering lesser followers to help in the conflict. In this case let say one of the other dragons, inspired by Everblight’s success with the Nyss, found some isolated Kriels, that did not follow Madrak’s exodus and decided to blight some mighty trolls instead of puny elves… The result would be an army of ‘evil bloodthirsty trolls’ with scales, spikes and other mutations.   Parasitic Archangel (aka Tapeworm on steroids): Now, if we want this concept as an Archangel alternative it needs wings and probably to look a bit more nimble… Let say our giant Incubus kept only the upper torso and arms from its giant host, it shed the heavy rocks from the back and grew wings and a more serpentine lower body from the hosts’ spine: I imagine this one slowly growing inside its gargantuan host while sapping its energy to convert it into blight, making the giant troll increasingly hungry, aggressive and sickly, gradually shedding its stone skin, until the ‘serpentine parasite grows enough to burst out of the host  body ‘Aline style’. As you can see in the sketch I would keep the torso and arms (let assume it took over the nervous system and some of the organs) and turn excess skin and bones into its wings… Granted, this conversion would require some pretty advanced conversion work and a fair bit of sculpting, but it could work well as a different take on the archangel (if you already have the original archangel and want a different second one).   Giant Triceratops (aka Dino rider Mammoth): Several Skorne beasts look a lot like dinosaurs (see the Archidon and Rhinodon for examples) and when I saw the pictures of the Mammoth’s model, I noticed the...

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