October 16, 2017

Guild Ball: The Union in Chains - Week Two - Decimate

We are now into week two for The Union in Chains a Guild Ball Community Event and Steamforged Games just released the two sculpts for ‘Decimate’.  The event is deciding if ‘Decimate’ should be playing for the Brewer’s or Mason’s Guild.

To see the results after week one for The Union in Chains, please click HERE.

Back to the ‘Decimate’ sculpts.  As much as I like my Khador army for Warmachine, the sculpt for the Mason’s Guild is just not doing it for me.  I am leaning for ‘Decimate’ to end up on the Brewer’s Guild (my opion is just how I like the sculpts, not any storyline behind her character).

As of now model wise, I am hoping for:
Hemlocke: Mortician’s
Decimate: Brewer’s

Brewer’s Guild: Decimate

Mason’s Guild: Decimate

October 15, 2017

Guild Ball: Blacksmith’s Guild ‘Sledge’

Well after a little delay and sidetracked by a few different models, I finally started on the Blacksmith’s Guild and elected to start with ‘Sledge’, an Attacking Midfielder and an Apprentice for the Guild.  ‘Sledge’ did not look to difficult to paint and wanted to test on my color palette on this model.  I like to try and paint close to studio colors and to me the Blacksmith’s look to be painted with shades of Grey.

Just like with my Farmer’s Guild  I do not plan to rush the painting on this Guild and plan to spend a little bit more time with them.  Plus with ‘real life’ getting in the way today and some of next weekend, my goal is to complete them by the end of the month, that will then give me the whole month of November to finish what ever I need to in time for SteamCon USA.

The Blacksmith’s Guild are a little different than the other Guilds in Guild Ball.  All of the other Guilds have Captains and Mascots, with the Blacksmith’s, they have Masters and Apprentices.  ‘Sledge’ is an Apprentice to his Master ‘Anvil’.  Being an Apprentice to a Master usually grants some abilities in gameplay, and in the case of ‘Sledge’, he has a Character Trait called Tutelage [Anvil] when he starts his activation within [6”] of ‘Anvil’, he may use a Character Play once during its activation without spending Influence.

‘Sledge’ also has some really good stats and can be a scoring threat, and a high threat to get Taken Out’s.  With a TAC 5 plus the Character Play  Piledriver that grants him [+3] net hits and a Momentous 7 damage on his Playbook....watch out.



Painting Points: 1

October 14, 2017

Guild Ball: Fisherman’s Guild ‘Kraken’

Finally, the last fish in the pond.  My Fisherman’s Guild is now complete, all 12 models.  The last model to be completed is ‘Kraken’, a Centre Back for the Guild.  ‘Kraken’ is more of the beatstick for the team with a 2” Melee Zone, TAC 5 and a Momentous KD on 1.  ‘Kraken’ plays along side ‘Veteran Siren’ nicely which was in yesterdays post.



Painting Points: 2

October 13, 2017

Guild Ball: Fisherman’s Guild ‘Veteran Siren’

Down to the final 2 Fisherman models and then the Guild will be complete.  

Today we have ‘Veteran Siren’ an Attacking Midfieder for the Guild.  

Along with ‘Siren’, ‘Veteran Siren’ had some changes done to her in the last errata.  ‘Veteran Sirens’ Playbook was changed.  I honestly do not recall what exactly changed in her Playbook.

Veteran Siren

Veteran Siren

Painting Points: 1

October 11, 2017

Guild Ball: Fisherman’s Guild ‘Tentacles’

Yesterday it was the second Captain for the Fisherman’s Guild, today it is the second Mascot for the Guild with ‘Tentacles’.  With that I have a full 10 man Team painted for Regional Cup play with only ‘Kraken’ and ‘Veteran Siren’ left to paint to comnplete the full Guild.

I actually like the way ‘Tentacles’ came out, and the picture itself is not to bad either.  Now that I have been getting the Fisherman painted lately, it is gicing me the itch to get them on the Pitch again.  I would drive up to Grand Rapids for a game tonight (so it would also count for The Union in Chains), but car troubles and picking up my pet from the Vet looks like it will keep me from playing tonight.



Painting Points: 2

October 10, 2017

Guild Ball: Fisherman’s Guild ‘Corsair’

Well with missing the Michigan GT last weekend for Warmachine, it allowed a little bit of free time to get some painting done.  I still have to start on the Blacksmith’s Guild, but I have been hesitant to start on them becasue I want to be able to spend a little extra time painting that Guild.  The Blacksnith’s will have to hit the painting table by November to make sure they are ready to go for SteamCon USA.

So I took a look at my shelf of unfinished Guild Ball blisters and decided to grab some Fisherman.  I still have 4 models left to paint for the Fisherman to finish them at 12 models.  So I decided to grab ‘Corsair’ and get him built and prepped for painting.

‘Corsair’ is the second Captain for the Fisherman’s Guild alongside ‘Shark’, and I hear he can be a little difficult to play with.  Although 2 weeks ago at the WTC in Belgium, ‘Corsair’ was being played a lot and did fairly decent.  I may have to go and take a look at some of those videos to see how he should be played.

He came really nice (at least in my eyes), but the picture does him no justice.



Painting Points: 2

October 9, 2017

Guild Ball: The Union in Chains - Week One - Hemlocke

Today begins the first day of ‘The Union in Chains’ a 2017 Guild Ball Community Event.  From today until SteamCon UK the games we play for Guild Ball will change the outcome of the Guild Ball world.  The majority of the Guilds are playing for a Union player to become a Veteran Player for their Guilds.

Steamforged Games has a web page dedicated to the ongoing results and updates, and you can find that HERE.

As I mentioned above, majority of the Guilds are playing for a Union player, the breakdown is as follows:

  • The Fisherman’s Guild & Butcher’s Guild will be competing for Gutter.
  • The Brewer’s Guild & Mason’s Guild will be competing for Decimate.
  • The Mortician’s Guild & Hunter’s Guild will be competing for Hemlocke.
  • The Alchemist’s Guild & Engineer’s Guild will be competing for Harry the Hat.
I do not get to play Guild Ball that much, but I will make an effort to try and get a few games in.  It does not matter if you win or lose, it is just getting in some games of Guild Ball and having some fun.  Life always finds a way to interupt my gaming, so we shall what happens.  Honestly, I have not fully decided on which Guild I will be playing for.  I have narrowed it down to 3: Fisherman, Butcher’s and Engineer’s, and I am leaning towards the Fisherman’s Guild.  Getting in some more time with the Butcher’s Guild would be nice too so I am really undecided (and both of those Guilds are playing for Gutter).

You can read the beginning of the story line HERE about how the Solthecian Church’s hold over the Union begins to become forceful.  Not all members of the Union will be swayed by the Inquisitor’s promises, or knife, and are seeking refuge among the established Guilds.

Now we move onto the beginning of Week One and they begin with Hemlocke, her story can be found HERE

They have a released a sculpt based on her playing for the Hunter’s Guild, or the Mortician’s Guild.  Only one sculpt will be produced and the other mold will be destroyed.  I actually like the sculpt of her playing for the Mortician’s Guild.

Hunter’s Guild: Hemlocke

Mortician’s Guild: Hemlocke

If you want to go out and support your Guild......

  1. Register to the Steamforged Forum
  2. Choose a Guild you want to support – download an avatar and set it as your profile!
  3. Play a game of Guild Ball
  4. Write up a match headline: “Shark Scuffs Shot. Butcher’s Capitalise”
  5. Recommended: Take pictures of the game (around 3 is ideal)
  6. Post in your chosen Guild’s Sub-Forum in the Union in Chains.

October 6, 2017

WM: Khador Lord Kozlov (Warcaster)

Since I opened the Khador Battlegroup box and painted the Juggernaut from there not long ago, I decided the other day to go ahead and assemble the Warcaster Lord Kozlov from the box.  Really not sure how much playing time he will see, unless I can find a Journeyman League to play in, but I did not want to have an opened model unfinished.

Lord Kozlov

Lord Kozlov

Painting Points: 1

October 2, 2017

WM: Khador Widowmaker Marksman (Solo)

I had 3 models I need to get done for my Khador army for this weekend, JuggernautGrolar and now the Widomaker Marksman.  Since I knew I was going to be away this past weekend with cycling events on both Saturday and Sunday, I had rushed and completed the Widowmaker Marksman by Friday night.  This now allows me this week to relax a little bit and actually decide if I am going to be playing my Khador or fall back to my Minions for this weekends Michigan GT.  I think the shooting that I have with my Khadoe lists is going to slow me down a bit on the clock, but I like the aspect of Warmachine on allocating my Focus better than how Fury works in Hordes.  So I am torn between the two armies.  Since the clock is a big part of the game, I think I am leaning towards the Minions.  But at least it was good to get a few more models completed that were just sitting around for my Khador.

Widowmaker Marksman

Widowmaker Marksman

Painting Points: 1
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