FATE uses an interesting system regarding positioning in combat and the like, grouping areas into zones and adding borders to specify difficulties in mobility. It’s a pretty simple system, but still one that can benefit from a physical representation on the tabletop when a large number of parties are involved. It’s no secret that I’m Read more about FATE & Abstract Combat Mapping[…]
Stat cards are a tremendous benefit to the game of warmachine and hordes, allowing quick reference to the entire suite of your models’ rules and abilities, as well as providing a place to track damage done to multi-wound models. They’re definitely an invaluable resource to the game, but as expansion books are published, each faction gets access to more and more models and units. For the player that means more and more cards in their collection to keep track of.
When I first started playing, most locals sleeved their cards individucally and kept them in a deck box. I quickly adopted this method and found a couple products that I really liked – Dragon Shield card sleeves and Ultra Pro deck boxes. I’ve used this set up for years – it’s quick and dirty but it works. I never had any problems at all in actual play, but as my army collections started getting bigger, keeping the cards sorted became harder – I started chucking whatever I had played back in the box after each game. Searching for cards when building armies on the fly started taking longer and longer, so I started looking at alternatives.
The studio picture of the Legion of Everblight Hex Hunters unit has just been released, showing the full unit of these sorcerous elves, minus UA whose existence was spoiled earlier last month. I’m not a vest man myself, but the biker mages aren’t bad overall.
The Hordes MkII cards were previewed a while back but now that I have mine in hand I’m noticing something I glossed over before. The Warmachine MkII cards seemed to receive a negative reaction on the forums, but it looks like PP took some of the feedback and made a change that I much prefer. Spirals aside, Read more about MkII Hordes Cards’ Improved Aesthetics[…]
When MkII was released Privateer Press resized the “wall template” used by some spells, making the fold-up cards that came with models like Feora and Gorten obsolete. Although I liked the fold-up wall for ease of handling, I decided to make a new flat set so models could be placed directly on them if necessary.
I’ve talked before here and on the Iron Agenda about being more than ready for the arrival of MkII, but I’m still hesitant. I’ve finally realized why I haven’t been willing to forsake MkI completely – the lack of official stat cards. That in turn made me realize just how convenient stat cards are for play.
Any Warmachine player that has encountered a trencher-loaded Cygnar army knows the necessity of having a dozen or so smoke templates. One of the most common solutions I’ve seen is the 3″ cardstock template. Those works great if there is space for the template on the table but sometimes you need to drop smoke on other models.