Warmachine: Frontline Gaming is Going to the Dark Side!

My Hordes Army, less than 10 Models!

Quite a few customers and employees of Frontline Gaming have picked up Warmachine/Hordes and we can’t wait to get into the game!

Skylar's Skorne



35pts of Circle

We can’t wait to play the game a few times and get the hang of the rules. It seems like a very competitively geared game, which works for us! The background of the game seems pretty enticing, too, which is awesome. I especially love the fact that my 35pt army is only 10 models! 3 of which are rocks!

That means I can spend more time per model and have a great looking, effective model on the table top.

Will is looking at playing Cryx, Keno plays Menoth and Khador, Joel wants to play Trollblood, Matt wants to Play Legion, and the list goes on. We should have some great tactical articles very soon.


About Reecius

The fearless leader of the intrepid group of gamers gone retailers at Frontline Gaming!

16 Responses to “Warmachine: Frontline Gaming is Going to the Dark Side!”

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    vyper February 7, 2012 7:26 am #

    best of luck with it. Last year i grabbed all the books and went thru all the fluff. Love the setting i just can’t pick which army to get, Khador, Cryx or Cygnar.

    • Reecius
      Reecius February 7, 2012 1:07 pm #

      Yeah, it is a tough choice, all the armies are pretty cool!

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        TheDave February 9, 2012 3:57 pm #

        Cygnar for life!

        • Reecius
          Reecius February 9, 2012 4:10 pm #

          I like Cygnar, too. It was a tough choice between them and circle.

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    julian February 7, 2012 7:34 am #

    Dark side? Why does everyone see switching to a new ga
    me as ljke betrayal?
    Its simply just a better game then 40k see no reason to regret playing it.

    • Reecius
      Reecius February 7, 2012 12:59 pm #

      I was just using hyperbole, I am excited to play a new game system! What army(s) do you play, Julian?

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    Kasil February 7, 2012 7:59 am #

    I am glad to see you guys getting into some warmachine/hordes. Warmachine/hordes is a better designed game than 40k and run by a better company that cares about its game. The only advantage 40k has is fluff, though that is a big deal.

    I would drop 40k in a second if warmachine/hordes was as popular in my area.

    • Reecius
      Reecius February 7, 2012 1:02 pm #

      I still love 40K, no doubt. But just reading through the rule book, it is pretty clear that it is a better rule system.

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    J Mac February 7, 2012 11:14 am #

    Everblight all the way! My dragons are gonna tear some shit up! If only I hadn’t seen they were coming out with plastic models next month, I would be able to start earlier.

    • Reecius
      Reecius February 7, 2012 1:01 pm #

      Yeah, right after I got all the metal Circle WOlves, they announced they were making them in plastic! Doh! Oh well, the mteal models look boss, so it’s all good.

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    Ben February 8, 2012 10:31 am #

    Was hoping someone would be picking up Retribution of Sycrah, so I could watch and learn since I got a bunch of ret stuff in a trade for my tyranids and am planning on starting up warmachine myself. Still though im sure the batreps and tactics you guys post will help. ALso even doing batreps of you guys learning may help others just learning (like myself)

    • Reecius
      Reecius February 8, 2012 3:37 pm #

      I may pick them up as a second army, I really like the models.

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    Spireland February 9, 2012 1:02 pm #

    Nice. I picked up 20 points of Khador when Michael told me he was taking a look at it. There is a lot so far I like about it, PP seems like they treat their customers much better then GW.

    • Reecius
      Reecius February 9, 2012 2:07 pm #

      Awesome! We’ll get a league going, or at least a regular game night. I am juiced to start playing.

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    TheDave February 9, 2012 4:38 pm #

    Warmahordes Facts:

    – Better “rules” than 40k?: Yes, they are certainly tighter and leave less room for interpretation. I agree that the rules are a lot more solid. I really REALLY like their expansions too (Wrath, Domination, Colossals).

    – Cheaper?: Yes and no. Model for model they are equally (and in some cases MORE) expensive than 40k. You just don’t need that many boxes of models (model counts don’t factor in due to 40k/Fantasy typically giving you more models per box than similarly-priced Warmachine boxes). Don’t be fooled by the propaganda though, several Warmahordes armies can cost you $400-$600 which is just as much as a few different 3,000 point armies for 40k. And, if you don’t want to run the same 10 models over and over again, you’re going to be buying more to have “options”, and that means a significant jump in cost. Ultimately though, you will be spending LESS on Warmahordes than GW games.

    – Better quality models?: Nope, not by a long shot. The things GW can do detail-wise in metal (but ESPECIALLY in plastic) nowadays beats out the quality of any mini company hands-down. Saying otherwise is just a blatant lie. GW’s Finecast on the other hand is crap though their Forgeworld resin is epic, so I’m only speaking about their metals and plastics here. The detailing and sculpting is so intense on their plastics that I’m excited to see when other companies will be stepping up their game to match it.

    – More fun?: That’s subjective and not debatable. There are aspects to both games that are really appealing and off-putting. I am happy to be able to enjoy both games without bias towards one or the other, and I do actually play and have fun with both companies’ games. It’s sad in this day and age to see people so butt-hurt about one system and be all over the balls of the other. There is fun to be had in both, and the day people see that and quit their incessant whining will be the day Wargaming as a whole prospers.

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      TheDave February 9, 2012 4:50 pm #

      Also, making a rules system for a game that has 17 factions and can include over 15 vehicles and over 200 models on the table (and sometimes that’s just one army!) CAN’T be easy to do. I don’t envy GW rules-writers, especially with the non-stop barrage of negativity that comes from the internet. I’m surprised GW doesn’t have a high suicide rate. Must be the money their raping from people lol.

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