1. I finally bought WARMACHINE: Escalation. I know it came out, something like, three years ago, but now I finally own it. And yes, I know that all the stats can be found in the card packs; but the book has so much great fiction, and pictures; as well as a really handy painting guide, and an interesting campaign system. I think it's well worth the $44 (CDN) that it costs, even today when all the stats are availiable through the WARMACHINE faction card-packs.
I'd like to, one day, run through the campaign systems in all their books, one after the other, to play through the whole Khador/Cygnar conflict and the invasion of Llael and everything. I think it'd be really interesting and fun to see how that works. They have the campaign system in Escalation, and then the one in Apotheosis, and I don't own Superiority yet, but I'm sure they have one in there (That's the next one I'm gonna get 'cause those Cygnar cavalry look soo good!)
2. Moving from WARMACHINE: now that I've finished the Cygnar starter set, I'm gonna take a WARMACHINE painting break (Ugh... Right when I bought Escalation) and work on my Eldar Combat Patrol for Warhammer 40,000. The Combat Patrol tournament starts tomorrow at Strategies, and I'd like to have, at least, something to take out for it, and get at least one game in tomorrow. I'm hoping tonight I'll finish my Dire Avengers and only have to sub in my old Scorpions, Banshees, and Vyper.
I haven't finalized my list yet, but it's looking like this: 5 Dire Avengers w/ Exarch (power weapon, shimmershield); 5 Dire Avengers w/ Exarch (dire sword, shuriken pistol); 5 Howling Banshees w/ Exarch (executioner); 5 Scorpions w/ Exarch (scorpion's claw, shuriken pistol); 1 Vyper Jetbike w/ Bright Lance. I'm hoping this will equal 400 points. I'll, for sure, post pictures here, of the list as it gets done.
3. RACKHAM'S AT-43 WORLD-WIDE CAMPAIGN SIGN-UP STARTS TODAY! Visit the AT-43 Website for more info, but the campaign will be a la Games Workshop, with a worldwide arena, and web-support. I don't remember when it begins, as it doesn't mention it on the site, but it will allow you to report battles now, I think... I wouldn't report any until you read Cry Havoc 14, or you actually play some battles.
Remember, it's a wargame, so it IS about competition; but my favorite part about worldwide events is that you can follow a story, and move competition down a notch in favor of fun (not to say that competition can't be fun, but you know what I mean). I'd recommend (as a veteran of every one of GW's world-wide campaigns) that you play the scenarios, and report accurate, and true battles. It's more fun that way, and it makes you look like less of a Goob (that is: someone who cares only about winning). I, personally, can't wait!
That's all, I'm gonna go work on some Dire Avengers, and get myself psyched up for the AT-43 campaign. Later!