It's an interesting game it is skirmish gaming as opposed to big unit formation gaming. The heroic scale and styling suits this style of game. It can be a game of the big power move as well. Provided you get the timing right it can tip the game into a win. My Warcaster has a FEAT he can use once per game and if I am thinking about using it then I should probably use it. It's going to take me a while to get the hang of this game and I may never be as good at it as many other players but while I enjoy it I will keep returning.
If you are familiar with SAGA then this game has something of a familiar feel to it with all the synergies you create by casting certain boost spells on your battlegroup.
As my club has a few players of this game I put a shout out for a Multi Player game in the Rule book. They took the bait. 15 Points of Mangled Metal. Warcasters and Warjacks only which is perfect for me as I have no units yet.
Group games are great for learning and having a general talk about the rules. I can observe what other players are doing and hopefully learn something.
It was a great day of gaming and most of us went on to play 2 games. Very much a Gladiator type game.
|My small force. Harkevich the Warcaster with his Whackamole Mace and Black Ivan and Torch.|
|Mercenary players force|
|Quickly made spell effect reminder tokens. Another player with unpainted miniatures got sandwiched and was out!|
|Black Ivan got shot to pieces then finally attacked by the Cygnar warcaster|
|Kaboom! Black Ivan is down!|
|Getting a giant Morning Star to the face area. By now it was down to 3 players.|
|Kablammo! Cygnar Warcaster gets wasted which means all his Warjacks turn off!|
|This means I am in 2nd place. Holy Cow! (Blank bases are wreck markers).|
|The winning Warcaster and his machines of destruction.|
Lots of fun.
Cheers for now from Brendon (The Kiwi)