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TDH60M – Ep 7 – Mooses Vs. Tournaments

Posted by on 10:33 am

This week we go deep in the tank and tackle the topic of tournaments! Focused discussion, on a big topic. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:10:33 — 80.7MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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Baffo’s Red Army of DOOM 01 – Butcher Unleashed

Posted by on 7:38 am

Today we start a new hobby article series returning to my ‘first love’ in Warmachine: Khador! As long time followers of my hobby blogs already know, I have somewhat of a fetish for Doom Reavers and their cursed swords, to the point that I transferred their aesthetic over to my Circle models (If you want to know more on that subject, check out my past series: Circle of Doom 04). Predictably, when I shared my method for sculpting custom Orgoth weapons (see Circle of Doom 02 for the full tutorial), several fans commented that if they could, they would put ‘Fell blades’ on everything; obviously that was exactly what I had in mind myself… The heavy jack/beast sized Fell blades I started with were just the first step in the ‘training montage’ I have been going through for the past six months, in order to ‘level up’ the sculpting skills required for the task… By the time of writing this article, I’ve sculpted more than 20 different, incrementally smaller/thinner Fell blades over roughly 120 man-hours of hobby time and I finally feel confident enough to move my ‘Doomsday plan’ to the next phase: assemble the ‘RED ARMY OF DOOM!!!’ I plan to convert almost every Khadoran melee specialized model/unit into my characteristic Orgoth theme (meaning custom ‘screaming souls’ blades, reaver masks and lots of skulls and trophies for everyone!!!). My ‘fluffy justification’ is: now that Zerkova has become a personal adviser to the empress, she is much more likely to get approval to expand the production of cursed blades and conduct a number of ethically questionable ‘experiments’, like giving Orgoth weapons to a much greater array of troops (Man-o-Wars, Iron Fangs, Manhunters and so on) and even a few Warcasters. The epitome of martial prowess and excessive violence in Khador has to be Orsus Zoktavir and his most impressive version (visually speaking) is Butcher3, so let us start this series with his (and his pet Argus mastiffs) conversion… Wargus Mastiffs: If you remember the reveal of Circle’s Argus Moonhounds, most of the Khador community seemed to agree the Mastiff look fits in with the Wardog aesthetic much better than the stock models, so I decided, like many others at the time, to use the Moonhounds to convert Orsus’ puppies:I started by using a hobby saw to neatly remove the stock heads from the Argi’s bodies (if you haven’t assembled the models, the Argus models come with one head molded with the body and the second head separate) and to remove the peg and separate the heads of the 2 Moonhounds I ordered for the project (these come with the Mastiff heads attached at the neck, where they slot into the standard Argus plastic body). I did not use the plastic heads joined as they come, because I wanted to have the liberty of posing the heads on my 2 doggies differently and also because the armor I was planning required me to sculpt it on their necks separately.Next I used some PP aluminum putty to fill out the socket where the second head of the stock Argus models would go in and get a flat even area to pin in my new heads, while adding some minor details like leather straps around it. When the putty hardened I pinned...

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Battle Driven Episode: 26

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Jeff and Riker sit down to talk Warmachine/Hordes with Trevor Attridge. Facebook: Email: Twitter: @BattleDriven Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:59:59 — 109.8MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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Enter the Crucible: World Team Championship Test Broadcast

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No podcast this week as we where pretty busy doing our initial run through for the WTC.   Clint and Mahu converged on Miniduels in Orlando FL, and set up the equipment, we had Carter and Pirate Captain on Commentary, and two teams of 5 playing a game with the same format as the WTC. Special thanks to all that supported this set up: ETC members Troy Tran, Mike Ortlieb, and Ian Andrews Players who drove close to 2 hours from St. Pete to help us out. Brandon Andrews, Ryan McDermott, Nick Herting, Daniel Shotland, Jeffy Mike Feulner, Greg Salapack, and Travis Armstrong, who without their help this would not have happened. Our music director Rob Harvey, our graphics director Keith Alexander, the WTC, the support we recieved from Muse on Minis and Chain Attack. And a special thank you to everyone who donated to the fundraiser to make this a reality. We will be releasing a podcast or two before the WTC, but next stop Ireland. The recorded video can be found here: Enter the Crucible Facebook: Enter the Crucible Twitter: @etcvidcast Enter the Crucible Patreon:  ...

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TDH60M – Ep 6 – Trevy The Great Vs. The Internet

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This week we are joined by "Way of The Swan” Blogger “ Trevy the Great to talk about Errata, Tramples and how to make your presence known on the inter webs. To read more of Trevy’s awesome stuff check out Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:08:25 — 78.3MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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Klaw Goes WTC: The Top 10 Teams Identified

Posted by on 10:30 am

It’s a sunny Friday afternoon, I’m mucho interested in doing things that aren’t work. I spy a certain Rickard on my Facebook chat, and strike up a conversation on which teams we think will go 5-1 at the coming WTC. I nominate them, Rickard gets in a yay or a nay. We come up with the following list: USA Stars, USA Stripes, Australia Wombat, Scotland Irn, Sweden Nobel and Germany Dichter Denker. It was a fun conversation, cut short because Rickard had to run off to a meeting (some people seem to actually do work at work). It left me slightly wanting, so I spied my Facebook chat for more people to talk to. So, whenever you need him for something that isn’t Win Condition, there is Birry Cruickshanks. We came up with the following list: Platypus, Stars, Bridesmaids1, Irn, Nobel, and the German Poets Society. Dichter Denker is not a good team name, the Poets Society is better. Since this process didn’t take very long (and I still needed to be entertained for a while longer), I asked Billy for a dark horse pick, a surprise, a team tho watch out for, that would outdo themselves. He came up with the Denmark team that has Mikkel. Going over the lists, I didn’t see a Mikkel, but since there was an unnamed “Khador Player” in Denmark Red that just might be him, we just went with that. So, this slowly turned into a thing. No list of predictions about the WTC is complete without the opinion of the Doctor, so … – Norberto! Can you tell me which teams you think will go 5-1 or better at the WTC? – … [something something I haven’t looked closely enough yet] – Please Norbert! I won’t tell anyone, I swearz! Pretty please? Sugar on top? Free beer? – [Silence] Conclusion, our venerable head judge will not be coerced into expressing any preferences or predictions. One can only respect that. Continuing my little survey, I found an Eoin Brennan in my Facebook chat. He came up with the following list: Stripes, Stars, Bridesmaids, Irn, Nobel, and Poland Grunts. His surprise pick was team UN, his reasoning being that there were many more candidates for that team than for, say, Team Belgium Brown, and that some very strong players were turned down in favour of, hopefully, better candidates. Looking over their lineup, one can certainly say that they aren’t pulling any punches, list-wise. Since at least one person mentioned the German Poets Society, I decided to ask their opinion too. A certain Sascha Maisel worked2 himself into the favour of He-Who-Has-Great-Hair3, and Sascha is online quite a lot more often, too. Stars, Bridesmaids, Irn and Nobel made the cut easily, and Sascha felt that this year, his team would break the x-2 barrier and go 5-1 as well. Left with England Lions to round it off, one can’t go wrong with Jamie Perkins and Paul North. His surprise pick is Italy Michaelangelo, because reasons. The sun was setting on that beautiful part of the world they call Convictland, so I made sure to inquire there too before they all went to bed. Local favourite and pretty boy James “Moops” Moorhouse came up with the following lineup: Platypus, Lions, Stars, Irn, Nobel, and the German Poets...

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TDH60M- Special Report- MJ And MA Vs. The August 2015 Errata

Posted by on 10:21 am

Special report from the gang at Moosemachine covering all the big changes in the 2015 Errata! Joined by experts Marc-André and Menoth John... we got all the poop! Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 35:04 — 40.1MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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TDH60M – Ep 5 – Kris Aubin Vs. You Noobs

Posted by on 10:16 am

This week we are joined by former Privateer Press Art Director Kris Aubin. He is gonna take on “throws” (not the pillow) not killing noobs their first time, and how to get a job in the game industry. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:02:20 — 71.3MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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Klaw Goes WTC: Pre-Tournament Ramblings

Posted by on 5:30 am

So, since the lists have been published, here are a few pre-WTC observations, brought to you by me1. Lets start with the biggest elephant in the room: Sweden Dynamite all playing Cryx. A team that missed out on a top 10 finish last year by SoS, now going for the gimmick. I’m not sure which aspect shocks me the most – Rickard abandoning Minions, or the fact that they totally stole the idea from Portugal Kult. Sweden Nobel clearly decided that Wedding on Circle is too easy, which is why he plays Retribution this year. The most remarkable team shift to me is Poland. The most successful WTC team to date has been broken up. The man who put Mad Dogs of War on the international map now captains the 2015 Leaders team, sans Mad Dogs of War. Three others seem to have been moved to the Grunts team, but keep championing the factions we know them for. Still, make no mistake, both these teams are very dangerous. The most high-profile British team remains Team Scotland Irn, who won their little island championship for the second year running. All this despite the fact that Michael D*ck defected to England, quite a d*ck move, really2. It’s not going to help team England Lions tho, everyone knows the tactic to beat them is to give Perkins his win, and crush the others. An honorable mention is there for Team Ireland Ceol, which looks like one of the best lineups the green island can muster. Since they ditched that American infiltrator, I predict for them a great future. Speaking of Americans, on to the defending champions Team Stars. There were a grand total of two questions regarding the team: will Will Pagani play Kromac2, and what’s Tom Guan’s second list? Answers are yes and Deneghra1, to save you readers some time. Team Stripes have two individual world champions in their ranks, but just play with what they’re comfortable with. Notable exception is captain Jay Larsen, who shows his supreme creativity by bringing Runes of War and Evolutionary Elementalism. On top of that, he’s got great hair. Team Stripes are where it’s at. Biggest let down is Australia Wombat. One reason is their ditching of Robert Cantrell3, but more important reason is the team name. Everyone knows the team should’ve been called Dropbear. Get your act together, guys. Even Team F*ck Up Nips is better than Team Wombat. Biggest mystery is Germany. Every year, the whole European community puts them on the short list for the win, and every year, both teams finish brotherly next to each other, well outside the top 5. It seems they went for the janky approach across the board, who knows, it just might pay off this time. Finally, a few words about my own team. We’re ready to have some fun, and totally psyched. I’d be very happy with a top 10 finish, and I promised Jay Larsen I’d go batsh*t-mental-run-through-the-hall-naked with a top 5 finish, after which he promptly replied that it needs to happen. Y’all know what to do, when we meet. See you in four weeks (!!!), Klaw (1) I’d say “your humble servant”, but each of those three words would be a lie. (2) I couldn’t resist. And neither could you. Just admit...

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Baffo’s Mission Objective 03 – Arcane Stones

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Finally we got to the objectives that actually started this whole article mini series: Arcane Wonder! About 4 months ago I started work on some new Khador conversion projects using assorted Orgoth themed weapons with my characteristic ‘soul storm’ and as practice on sculpting that pattern (in order to be able to shrink it down to small based infantry scale – you can see some of the results in Mission objective 01) I decided to sculpt some ‘screaming skulls wall paneling’ and then decided to use it for my own Orgoth themed Arcane Wonder objectives. That was the initial concept, but as it often happens with me, I kept imagining variations and that quickly escalated into custom objectives for all my friends’ main factions, as you saw in the previous two articles. You might be wondering then why is this the third blog post on the subject, rather than the first; it is because these sculpts took me the longest to finish and are the most challenging to make, so it made sense to present the articles in an escalating level of difficulty (rather than the other way around). Anyway, today’s subject is Arcane Wonder, one of the more ‘open to interpretation’ objectives in SR (visually speaking), strongly linked to the ‘fluff’ of each faction and possibly the specific theme of your lists. For example ‘vanilla’ Trollbloods would most likely have a big Krielstone as their Arcane wonder, Cygnar and Menoth might prefer holy shrines dedicated to their respective faiths (see Mission Objective 02 for more on that) while ‘morally grayer’ factions like Khador, Cryx and Mercs would see no issue in using cursed ancient artifacts left behind by the Orgoth invaders… Big Kriel Stone: Let start with a simpler idea like usual: a BIG Kriel stone (or at least bigger than what an old trollkin can carry on his back). As you can see the core of the arcane stone is just a ‘box’ made of 1 mm plasticard, with the top 2 mm narrower than the bottom and another smaller box glued under the bigger one to create the ‘frame’ of the inward sloped underside of the Kriel stone. Next came filling up the volume of the underside with modeling putty to create the base for my slope and when that hardened I sculpted the faces of the stone carved with runes. I made these one at a time, by flattening a thin (0.5 mm thick) layer of green stuff all over the core’s surface (from edge to edge) and while it was still soft, I used some of my ‘custom ghetto tools’ to press in some troll-like runes into each face.The two most useful tools for this ‘runic inscriptions’ were the ‘Beveller’ and a ‘C-Press’ (as you can see in the drawing, you can make your own curved tools just by getting a small plastic tube of the desired size and cutting it’s end at an oblique angle to leave you a C shaped point to press curves into the putty. When you are pressing in your runes, always start with any curved lines in your runes and then use the Beveller to press in any necessary straight lines (if you start with the straights, you’ll have trouble getting the curves to align properly) and use...

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