by Brian Giese
I have played Warmachine since 2005. I started with Cryx. About a 6 months after Hordes came out I started playing Skorne. I love both factions almost equally for a variety of different reasons.
Before 2011 started I decided I would choose 1 primary faction to play all year, and shelf my 2nd main faction. (I still dabble a little with Minions/Cygnar.)
I played 162 games with my Cryx in 2011 (Jan thru Nov). I played around 30 or so games with Minions/Cygnar.
- 94 tournament games
- 68 friendly games
- Won 73% of my games.
- Most games played with Epic Goreshade – 51 (won 75% of Tournament games with him)
- 2nd most games with Epic Denny – 40
I did fairly well at both local and major events during the year. I won the Team Event (with sepher32) at Adepitcon and made the finals. I placed 3rd at a theme tournament at Diecon, and made it to Final 4 for the WMW Invitational at diecon. I also qualified for the WMW Invitational later in the year. I was able to win multiple tournaments locally and in nearby metas with my Cryx.
Now that 2012 approaches I have put my Cryx away and started getting some practice games in with my Skorne. I focused on only 3 or 4 casters when I played Cryx, so I’m trying to go through all my Skorne casters and pick a couple I want to focus on this year.
With Domination, there are some new exciting Skorne models and new strategies to use, but it could be months before some of the models I want to use will be released, which makes me a little sad, and may change up my caster choices during the year.
I plan on making posts once to twice a month on my progress with Skorne. I track all my games mostly to keep notes for myself on any mistakes I made or to remind myself any really good tricks I discover or get caught with. I do not know if I will do as well with my Skorne, as my Cryx, but I look forward to the challenge. I imagine my blogs might be filled with some steep learning curves and some pain and agony.
I try to keep my skorne fully painted. As soon as the weather cools down I can prime Epic Hexeris and my 2nd paingiver task master