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Caster Focus: Butcher 1, 2 & 3

Warmachine and Hordes for Beginners

-By:Elliott (PG_E2lio2tR)

Understanding how the Butch
er has changed over the three versions of him on the table is like a study of a man’s descent into madness. From the start of Mk1 (over ten years ago), you could tell that the Butcher had a few screws loose. He did the normal support the army thing but was able to do the heavy lifting himself if needed. As new versions came out, this aggression level just went up. He went from supporting the army to the army supporting him. In today’s post, we will be taking a look at each of these versions and how they work on the table.

When asked by new Khador players who their next caster should be, I will usually point
them in the direction of Butcher1. He is an odd caster. What a lot of people see when they first look at him is…

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Support Bloat

Warmachine and Hordes for Beginners

-By: Scott (PG_Sc077y)

The All New War changed a lot of things in our lists.  We have seen the increase in size of battlegroups, and with that comes the natural thought process of how do I get the most out of the models I put into my list.

fellcallerWarmachine and Hordes offer quite a few different ways to get lots of unique abilities on the table, and ways to make your already awesome Jacks and Beasts way better, not to mention the different methods of supporting your infantry.  But how much is too much?  At what point do you add so much support that your list lacks enough hitting power?  That’s what we’re going to talk about today!

Often times its best, when I’m teaching a new player about support bloat, to just use an example.  So here is a great one.  A player had PM’d me looking for list…

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Advance rulings made for the 2016 WTC.

Warmahordes & Guild Ball World Team Championship

We’ve decided on how to play certain rules that haven’t been ruled on by Privateer Press yet.  These will be used at the team event and Solo Masters.  Please find the full list at our website:

Safe travels to everyone and see you Friday evening!

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from our friends at the – The Necrotechs Workshop XX – The Gunline Problem


The Coven, as ones who have perused this column on more than a slight occasion will have noticed, are getting a lot of play from me. Its not a situation unique to me, or my meta. The Coven are getting the nod from players -those that are left of our now decimated population – across the country. I’ve opened dialogue with a few of them, and many are of the same mindset. The Coven is the answer to the gunline.

I disagree. Come, let me explain. This one is a little wordy and rambling, so be warned.

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Making Use of WTC Lists for Non-WTC Players

Warmachine and Hordes for Beginners

By Ryan Chiriboga

It’s that time of year again: WTC lists have been posted!  If you don’t know what the WTC is, information can be found here.  For basics though, the WTC is a team event where countries around the world compete against each other.  It’s the greatest gathering of Warmachine and Hordes talent that exists and all of their lists get posted online!  The rest of this article will discuss how you can learn from this information on faction and caster statistics even if you are not a WTC player.  Also, lists can be found here.

Whether you are newish to Warmachine and working on building your game beyond the journeyman league or you’ve been playing a while and you are still trying to figure out what the meta looks like, WTC lists will give you a really good picture of what you should be planning for.

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