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Each week Phatasian, Keith and Chad spend two hours trying not to punch Crump in the face, while simultaneously angering all Rhulic players everywhere.

MoM’s Podcast #290

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  MoM’s Podcast #290 — A Warmachine and Hordes Podcast Topics: 0:00:00 – Introductions (Chad, Colin, Nigel, Keith) 07:00 – News & Announcements (NQ Troll Theme spoiler/Generalized theme talk) 26:00 – Unfocused Battle Reports! And Vlad2 splooging 42:39 – Melee Range ruling 1:05:17 – Pre-ramble Follow us on Twitter @museonminis and like us on Facebook! If you really like the show support our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/MuseOnMinis Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:35:51 — 43.9MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android |...

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MoM’s Podcast #289

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  MoM’s Podcast #289 — A Warmachine and Hordes Podcast Topics: 0:00:00 – Introductions (John, Crump, Nigel, Chad, Keith) 0:00:35 = Kaya 2 Discussion 0:08:15 = New ADR Discussion 0:45:30 = Off the Scrapheap: Garryth Follow us on Twitter @museonminis and like us on Facebook! If you really like the show support our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/MuseOnMinis Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:38:11 — 44.9MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android |...

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MoM’s Podcast #288

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  MoM’s Podcast #287 — A Warmachine and Hordes Podcast Topics: 0:00:00 – Introductions (John, Crump, Nigel, Chad, Keith) 00:28 – Warmachine Weekend Recap 34:40 – 2-na, Horgle, Zadesh, and Fyanananana 1:08:00 – Talkin’ Bout Mad Dogs, Skews in general, Possible solutions. 1:18:20 – Fun Fact about High Reclaimer breaks the Podcast 1:22:20 – Pre-Ramble (Dr Strange and the usual stuff ) Follow us on Twitter @museonminis and like us on Facebook! If you really like the show support our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/MuseOnMinis Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:38:11 — 44.9MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android |...

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MoM’s Podcast #287

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  MoM’s Podcast #287 — A Warmachine and Hordes Podcast Disclaimer: The settings on our equipment got bumped a bit, so Josh and Nigel’s microphones caused quite a bit of audio clipping to occur this week. We apologize for the reduced quality, and will have it fixed by next week. Topics: 0:00:00 – Introductions (John, Nigel, Chad) 01:15 – News & Announcements – Una spoiler 18:22 – Horgle2’s and Zaadesh2’s model 20:40 – Cavalry Talk 24:30 – A wild Josh appears 30:59 – back to news and announcements – Crazy Don’s Discount Token Emporium!!! 35ish – Cav & Battle engine dojo 1:03:20 – Pre-Ramble (Secret World, WoW, West World, Walking Dead, random musings) Follow us on Twitter @museonminis and like us on Facebook! If you really like the show support our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/MuseOnMinis Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:38:11 — 44.9MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android |...

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MoM’s Podcast #286

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  MoM’s Podcast #286 — A Warmachine and Hordes Podcast Topics: 00:00 – Introductions (Josh, Nigel, John, Keith) 01:35 – Addressing the “Pre-Measure” argument 09:35 – Does pre-measuring take more skill than eyeballing? 12ish – Rambly battle reports and musings 16:35 – Nigel talks about games he played 23:05 – Nigel recaps a tournament 33:48 – John gets Quimby’d 58:28 – Pre-ramble – West World, Jack Reacher, Steve Martin somehow?? Then into Tom Hanks and naturally transitioning into Star Wars, like you do Follow us on Twitter @museonminis and like us on Facebook! If you really like the show support our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/MuseOnMinis Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:30:02 — 41.2MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android |...

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Hypothetical Battle Report Time!

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This was originally posted on the all new19 Dark Guidance Blog 21, but since then we’ve determined that we’re generally a lot happier over-running the Muse On Minis site since the podcast is already here! So, I put a call out on twitter for ideas for articles and a fair number of suggestions came through. The end result is this article, though it’s not exactly what anyone asked for. It’s actually the first of it’s kind I think,15 which is probably because in order to make it work I had to make so many assumptions that it may well be fairly pointless. Often people have asked me to write about a specific matchup. Actually let’s be fair, I’m not sure anyone’s ever asked. I’ve often considered how to do it. The problem is that talking about a specific matchup is complicated. The game involves so many factors that it’s actually very very difficult to make a coherent article. Hence, I’d never really done it. I’d had a couple of attempts, but they spiral out of control super fast due to the rapid expansion of variables to discuss. So I decided to try something I’ve often considered and never tried: Rule out all the variables through assumptions. The actual question asked was phrased roughly as: “How do you tackle gunlines using a predominately melee list” This could be paraphrased as “OMG Cygnar OP, my cryx cant win plz nerf” But only if you were being particularly uncharitable to the fellow who asked, since although the focus on gunlines as “detrimental to the game” is, in my opinion overstated, it certainly is a concern for anyone playing in a tournament these days. I’m guessing it’s also a problem for those who don’t play in tournaments, but at the very least they have the option to simply say “I don’t feel like playing against sloan for the third time with my goreshade one list…..thank you”1 Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately, an opt-in version of tournament play would be a nightmare to do pairings for) for those in tournaments it’s a pretty safe bet that at some stage you’re going to run into a gunline. 2,3 So, what can you do? Well loosely there are a few options during list construction 4 that can help you out, but that’s another article 5 because in this article I’m going to instead attempt to talk about it from an in-game strategic/tactical viewpoint for variety. 1. You either don’t have an “anti-gunline” list, were locked out of it, or just lost list chicken with someone…..explanation of those three options can be found here 7 since I guess there may be someone who wants an explanation. I’ve just spent more words explaining why I’m using a footnote to shorten this paragraph than I needed to actually explain the terms. You’ll get used to it. 8 2. Your opponent has a “gunline” – by which I mean a list that primarily relies on dealing damage from ranged to be able to win a game. It almost certainly has other elements (if it’s any good) that can assist it to assassinate or win on scenario, but first and foremost it’s going to try to blow away your hopes and dreams like a very localized tornado carving a path through your...

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MoM’s Podcast #285

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  MoM’s Podcast #285 — A Warmachine and Hordes Podcast Topics: 0:01:05 = News and Announcements 0:10:40 = Josh vs John Battle Report     Follow us on Twitter @museonminis and like us on Facebook! If you really like the show support our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/MuseOnMinis Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:28:10 — 40.4MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android |...

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MoM’s Podcast #283

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  MoM’s Podcast #283 — A Warmachine and Hordes Podcast Topics: Introductions (John, Nigel, Chad, Keith) DOJO feat. John (Protectorate), Nigel (Khador) and Keith (Mercenaries?!) Pre-Ramble (Luke Cage, Nigel talks)     Follow us on Twitter @museonminis and like us on Facebook! If you really like the show support our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/MuseOnMinis Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:49:35 — 50.2MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android |...

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MoM’s Podcast #284

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  MoM’s Podcast #284 — A Warmachine and Hordes Podcast Topics: Introductions (John, Nigel, Chad, Keith, Josh) Nigel is Rabid! Errata Announcement and discussion (lengthy) Going to a Dark Place Pre-Ramble (Luke Cage, Westworld, topics various)     Follow us on Twitter @museonminis and like us on Facebook! If you really like the show support our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/MuseOnMinis Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:49:35 — 50.2MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android |...

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MoM’s Podcast #282

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  MoM’s Podcast #282 — A Warmachine and Hordes Podcast Topics: 0:00:00 – Introductions (John, Nigel, Chad, Keith)   2:02 – News & Announcements (Grim artwork?)   5:02 – Ramblin’ ’bout the WTC 1:35:21 – Pre-ramble     Follow us on Twitter @museonminis and like us on Facebook! If you really like the show support our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/MuseOnMinis Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:49:35 — 50.2MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android |...

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