It all began last summer with a link to a kickstarter: Warmachine Tactics
. Knowing I was a fan of turn-based tactical PC games (which seem to be making a comeback thanks to the indie game surge), Da Pitz showed the kickstarter to me, guessing correctly I would be interested. Not only was I intrigued by the game, but I was also grabbed by the steampunk/fantasy aesthetic of the game. I started investigating the tabletop game Warmachine, as well as getting some information from Da Pitz (who had heard about it from a friend). Now not only did the look of the game interest me, but so did the gameplay. Coming from Warhammer most recently, the idea of a game played with a much lower model count sounded great (particularly after playing orcs, where an army was easily 100+ models).
Not only did I back the Kickstarter, but together with Da Pitz we split the Warmachine two-player starter set. He took the heretic smiting Protectorate of Menoth force, and I joined the defense of the Motherland with the conquering imperial russian-esque Khador army. Then, for Christmas my brother got me half of the starter set for Warmachine's (fully compatible) sister game, Hordes. He took the treehugging Circle of Oroboros, I received the dragon-spawn demon like Legions of Everblight.
In this thread I plan to post overviews of the game, what I like about it, updates on models I get, in-progress and finished painting projects, and any other thoughts related to the commonly titled game of WarmaHordes :-D