so ive been playing a LOT of warmachine recently, most of my mates including myself, have either never played or played that long ago it was when there were only 4 factions and none of this hordes stuff !
ive chose Retribution for myself - deciding on a nice bright purple scheme, after months of doing drab colours its nice to get some colour back !!!
one of the first things we all found a bit difficult was getting our heads round completing everything at once with a jack/model - after years and years of 40k weve got it ingrained to move everything, shoot everything etc ! once wed got our heads round that we were ok !
cryx and khador have proven popular in my group weve got 3 cryx and 3 khador players, 1 skorne, 1 cygnar, 1 retribution(me!) and 2 circle (one of these being my second force !)
im enjoying the change in play styles and its been too long since we played anything with miniatures, personally i was becoming a little jaded with 40k, and this has definitely given us a boost to get back into things - even ended up getting a second different faction - circle !
ive mainly been using kaelyssa with the starter box, throwing in the odd solo and unit here and there, recently after reading up ive swapped out and added a phoenix - who has consistently in every game ended up either wrecked or doing bugger all ! the real performers for me have been the 2 lights from the box especially the speedy little griffon ! i did however have my first defeat last week up against a skorne force, i found their armour quite difficult to get through, especially with the buffs to up their armour the warlock was putting on them ! i ended up going for the phantom seeker shooting through buildings route with kaelyssa and had his warlock down to 3 health (love the shoot and steal fury/focus her gun does !), sadly it wasnt enough and she got ganged up on and harpooned to death !
im looking forward to getting my circle all ready to go then i can try something different, plus who doesnt love huge axe wielding werewolve !!!