Thursday, October 1, 2009

Going Epic in MK II

Recently, I was the recipient of a nice bartertown trade where I got epic Kreoss, Testament of Menoth, and Severius. This might not seem like much but I'm a big fan of the epic models and their rules. In the earlier edition of Warmachine, I didn't play epics at all. My main reason was I didn't have them and the second was they had to be played in 750 point games. Now that they can be played at any point level, that's gravy!

I was thinking about it on the way to work, how does epic Feora sound in a mangled metal game? Pretty good right? Not only does it change the meta on a lot of levels, the models normally look better. The Testament of Menoth is a killer sculpt and I can't wait to paint the guy. Epic Severius is also really nice and I even like epic Kreoss. The one I'm waiting to see is epic Harbinger. It's going to be hard to top the original Harbinger but I think Privateer can pull it off.

The only problem with epics is getting use to their rules and abilities. It's one that I won't mind having to due and it by doing so, it should create some good games.


Barrett said...

Sounds good. Glad you finally had a Bartertown transaction work out for you. I'm keeping my eyes open for Stormguard and a Hammersmith (under $15). All four of my epics are great casters, though I'm gonna wait for now. Still haven't tested one of my non-epics, and have one more to get. Plus, I've only played Seige and Caine twice.

Don't know if you can count on future epic models, but if we'll see them, I'm sure the Harbinger would be a prime candidate, given her Legends fluff. I'd love to see Epic Darius. I think the "big" casters were all together, right? (Harby, Darius, Karchev, Coven)

bluecardinal said...

Yeah, I think it's pretty cool how each faction has a large and medium base caster. I'm not sure if Khador has a medium base or not, can't think of one at the moment.

We're going to do the escalation tourney at the start of the new year, right? I'm trying to decide on who to use. Have you thought about who you're going to play? Plus, we're going to try for all out painted. It's time to start dipping some infantry.