Thursday, 16 October 2014

The Statistics - Infantry

Stats for 171 entries of Infantry (Does not include attachments) – for the purpose of this spreadsheet units with different stats such as Gattorman Bokar and Swamp Shamblers have 2 entries per unit.

The Statistics

Average stat for infantry in the game is:
DEF 13
ARM 14
Cost Per model 1
Wounds per model 3
Notes: As with the casters no unit has the exact same stats, Privateers and Fennblades are very close. 
Again a more precise breakdown is 

Spd 5.88
Str 5.88
Mat 5.86
Rat 4.59
Def 12.78
Arm 13.56
Cmd 8.16
Cost per model 1.11
Wounds Per model 2.72

Spd 5.64
Str 6.13
Mat 5.69
Rat 4.31
Def 12.54
Arm 13.92
Cmd 7.97
Cost per model 1.13
Wounds Per model 3.39

Spd 5.80
Str 5.97
Mat 5.80
Rat 4.49
Def 12.70
Arm 13.69
Cmd 8.9
Cost per model 1.12
Wounds Per model 2.96
It’s really close comparing casters from the two systems, Warmachine has the edge. Hordes on average does have more wounds and higher armour which I found interesting.
So again if I set the Average stat line as a base line and give all infantry a +1 for every point over is base line and a -1 for every point under. 
The best Infantry on raw stats are:
Dawnguard Destors with +9 points
Blighted Nyss Raptors + 9 points 
Hmm.. Cavalry seem to do really well in the statistics game but not so well on the table top, which goes to prove the value of raw stats, as always more information is needed. 
Non Cavalry units 
Black Ogrun Boarding Party + 6 (Very cool)
The Withershadow Combine+ 6 (Bloody Cryx) 
And lowest on the scale is:
Shifting Stones – 30 (That’s it guys, proof their not worth taking :0) – also Circle is the worst faction - LOL
Sentry Stone – 28 
It’s not great to be a rock in a game of warmachine, Non rock low stats are:
Field Mechaniks Gobber Grunts – 16
The Risen – 15 

Special Rules

(Rules on the back of the card or the front for example immunity’s, pathfinder and so on) 
Most special rules for infantry units are: 
Clockwork Angels have 7 rules
Silver Line Stormguard have 7 rules
As do Trollkin Scouts with 7 rules 
Are they good rules? No idea – need to ask someone who plays them a lot to find out.
Least special rules:
Venator Slingers
Lady Aiyana (Yes really!)
Stormfall Archers
Greylord Ternion
Holy Zealots
Archane Tempest Gun Mage Pistoleers 
All have 0 but in many of the above cases this changes when you look at the weapons they carry or UA! 
For the record there are 117 unique rules for all the units in the game (This does not include Weapon attachment or Unit attachments) 
40 Units have Pathfinder, 41 units are fearless (Take that Cryx!), 24 units are Tough. 


Highest P&S melee weapon is “Blasting Lance” Iron Fang Uhlans P&S 16! Mini Lola’s? 
Special mentions are Long Riders “Mount” Pow 14 J
Blessed Lance - Exemplar Vengers
Ice Maul - Man-O-War Demolition Corps           
Annihlator Blade - Man-O-War Shocktroopers
War Cleaver - Blighted Ogrun Warmongers 
All the above are P&S 14 (Khador rocks!) 

Most powerful guns carried by infantry are: 
Slug Guns (Pow 14) carried by The Devil Dogs, Pyg Burrowers
Grenade Cannon - Man-O-War Bombardiers (Pow 14)
Shield Cannon - Man-O-War Shocktroopers (Pow 14)
Barrage Arquebuss – Jonne (Pow 14) 
Special mention for
Rock Hammer - Trollkin Runeshapers (Pow 14) magic attacks.
So based on the Stat, just to prove a point or the lack of one.
Arcane Tempest Gun Mages – Stat Score (-1), Pow of guns 10, P&S of melee 7, 0 special rules
Man-O-War Shocktroopers - Stat Score (+5), Pow of gun 14, P&S of Melee 14, 3 special rules
This is why we see nothing but Man-O-Wars on the table and never see Gun Mages?

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Circle Orboros - it starts again (Slow grow 2014)

just a few extra models added for the first tournament in the slow grow league (I did very poorly!)
Ghetorix character Warpwolf very scary dude on the table kills all the things! 

Stalker warpwolf sadly didn't make my list, think I really needed him.

My favorite warpwolf the pureblood , the older metal model is cool and he not so bad on the table. the 10 inch boostable spray can be a real surprise.

Apparently you don't play circle properly until you've made your opponent cry with shifting stones, I'm not there yet. still a work in progress.

More to come soon


Monday, 24 March 2014

Circle Orboros - it starts again (Slow grow 2014)

Just started Circle for this years slow grow (I have faction add so bad - need help!)

Working on a Pureblood, Stalker and Ghetorix warpwolves.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

The biggest Boss! and a few Khador models done

More models for the who's the Boss Tournament at LXG club

Link here

Karchev le Terrible - Eddie extended the legs and lifted the torso just to make the model look more threatening, which considering the original model is far, far better IMO, this guy will be used in the Who's the Boss Tournament later this month.

MOW - Bombshell Bombardier

Battle Mekanic Officer (Love the details on this model)

More to come


Saturday, 1 February 2014

Some painting projects for the start of the year

With the Who's the Boss tournament coming up I've been happily been painting casters for the tournament but I got a chance to undercoat a few models I bought from Cancon for the next few projects.

Two deadly lesser warlocks and their pets!

For some thing different, I got the Judges of the World box set, the models look great just need a bit of paint.

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Is there a Boss?

Link to the tournament from the Wargamerau Forums

and just to prove I still paint and dont just get my more tallented mates to do it all here are a few Circle Orboros Casters I finished for the event.

Really happy with how they came out, much more to do..

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Who is the Boss?

With a who's the boss tournament coming up for our club in Feburary we (and I mean Aris!) have been very busy trying to get the caster ready for the event.

Here are a few creepy, swamp minion casters

Rask, who doesn't want a bog trog caster leading their Cygnar troops. Aris went in very colorful direction, I love it, Just a few touch up to the weapons and a swampy base and he is done.

And Barney, Wonderful model have no idea how he sees anything under the hood but still brilliant job from Aris. 

Return from Cancon 2014

Wow just back from CanCon! what a great event.

I'm going to cover my army I played in Iron Gauntlet in later updates but I needed to share a bit of painting but Jay and Aris did for me during the painting with Meg.

Not bad for a very limited palate of paints and short time

Jarl was painted by Aris, the detail in the model is amazing, in typical Aris fashion he is not happy and feels the need to finish off the model!?! If only I could half finish a model that looks this good.

Jay did this Epic Madrak, the boys didn't have metal paint so Jay just rolled with it and did a Non Metalic Metal job on this model, My photo in the hotel room does it no credit but this is a super sweet model, Well done Jay.

Both Models will be used for the Who's the boss tournament my club is running next month - Hope I get to play em.