Friday, February 24, 2012
Starting WarmaHords. (Warmachine/Hordes)
One of the best thing about this game is it's army choices. There are two games in the Privateer Press line Warmachine/Hordes Warmachine being sci-fi Hordes being fantasy, and the cool thing is they are interchangeable. Which means that if you want one of you can play from sci-fi one from fantasy and still have a great game. There are armies for every play style and fluff desire.
If you are looking for a game to play as a break from your main hobby this is a good one, you can buy in for about $75 (American) this will give you a battle box and a unit choice. Now the game can cost as much as Warhammer Fb/40k but that depends on your choices just like any other war-game. I chose to buy smart and took a lot of time to decide what army to play choosing what matched best with my play style, look of the models, and fluff. I use this formula in anything I choose to play, my passion is painting/conversion, and story. I chose Cygnar from Warmachine and only bought what I'd like to field in competitive play, this game has an in your face play style not saying you can't have a fun list but it's truly set up to kick some teeth in.
Another downside to the line is its 90% metal so there is a lot of prep work with everything and no customization. However with Army Painters sprays you can under coat everything in a color that you want for a starting color and this helps prevent the chipping that you can get from too many paint layers on metal. Also you should look into a good sealant for you models to protect them.
The best thing I could suggest to new players looking into any game is do some research you can find all you need for any WarmaHordes army here www.privateerpress.com or at http://battlecollege.wikispaces.com/ Enjoy, your local pro painting Honorary Horseman T4nksmasher.