Disgruntled Wargamer Blog

  • Why Steamroller needs corner deployment scenarios: an analysis of Black Tide Scenario 8 (Crossroads)

    Why Steamroller needs corner deployment scenarios: an analysis of Black Tide Scenario 8 (Crossroads)

    Let’s try something new. How about split corner deployment?

  • Retaliatory Strike

    Retaliatory Strike

    Trollkin Champions are great with Retaliatory Strike. While a 2-inch reach with Retaliatory Strike is definitely better than a 1-inch reach, the ability isn’t reduced to worthlessness on a 1-inch model.

  • 3d printing a train

    3d printing a train

    Follow the process as I take a computer model and turn it into a playable piece of terrain. The first part of a long project, an Iron Kingdoms railyard.

  • United Kriels Madrak Steamroller 202307

    United Kriels Madrak Steamroller 202307

    Hey, this is Tom. I haven’t had as much time for hobbies as I’ve wanted lately, but our local game store was having a Steamroller tournament, and I was able to make time to play last weekend. While I was on travel for work, the new United Kriels army released in the Warmachine App. I…

  • Convergence in March

    Convergence in March

    Casters that depend on layering and have precise order of activation can be a disadvantage. Their timing means you have to get it right every time. Casters with lots of tools can cause decision paralysis, which isn’t good on a short clock either.

  • Infernals in April – Griever Swarm

    Infernals in April – Griever Swarm

    I hit them with black primer, then grey, through the airbrush. I tried some of the new vallejo express colors, and realized that the models would need a little drybrushing of white.

  • Diffuser – Convergence of Cyriss Vector

    Diffuser – Convergence of Cyriss Vector

    Who doesn’t want extended charge threat and free focus? For five points, the little Diffuser is a force multiplier. With a boosted attack roll, its Homing Ripspike might be able to score a hit and let the whole army charge an extra two inches. Other vectors, the Convergene name for their warjacks, get to charge…

  • Admonition and unit charges

    Admonition and unit charges

    I’ve been seeing this pop up lately. There is absolutely an interaction between unit movement and charges. Let me break it down.

  • Mk4 Infernals vs Cygnar First Army 2023-01-26

    Mk4 Infernals vs Cygnar First Army 2023-01-26

    Sun Tzu said: These six are the principles connected with Earth. The general who has attained a responsible post must be careful to study them. With regard to PRECIPITOUS HEIGHTS, if you are beforehand with your adversary, you should occupy the raised and sunny spots, and there wait for him to come up.

  • Mk4 Primer videos inbound

    Mk4 Primer videos inbound

    I’m making tutorials! How to play Mk4 Warmachine. Tune in!

  • Isle of Games Steamroller October 2022

    Isle of Games Steamroller October 2022

    Each of these games was a pleasure to play. Every one had a moment where one or both of us were pushed to try something a little risky. Sometimes it paid off, and other times it didn’t.

  • Isle of Games Steamroller 2022-09

    Isle of Games Steamroller 2022-09

    The first list is Madrak 3 with Fennblades. The idea is to look at whether Fennblades or Northkin are better with Madrak 3. I’ve had lots of success with Northkin Raiders and Kriel Warriors. In my old Band of Heroes lists, I ran Champions and Fennblades, or Fennblades and Long Riders, but not usually Fennblades…

  • Tanker Container from Tinker House Games

    Tanker Container from Tinker House Games

    I made a video showing how I assembled Tinker Turf Tanker Containers. Have a look!

  • Pyg Tanks (Remastered)

    Pyg Tanks (Remastered)

    With the purchase of a new tank body, I would use the extra treads to transform the two pyg tanks into a Bonaparte from Dominion Tank Police.

  • Salvage Cart

    Salvage Cart

    The main cart is an obstruction that blocks Line of Site (LOS) to small based models. The main cart provides cover, as obstructions do. The handles/yoke don’t provide cover, or block LOS, but they are obstacles.

  • A month of chaos

    About a month ago, Dessa and I posted our first Warmachine video. It was a Mark 3 battle report. Shortly after, everything Warmachine-related started to spin. Plans for the remainder of the year have been cast aside as Privateer Press released news of the new Mk4 shakeup. Youtube personalities are now giving time to a…

  • Locke vs Sloan

    Locke vs Sloan

    During the Fourth of July weekend, Dessa and I played a game and recorded it with the Go Pro. The video is up on Youtube. This is a summary of the battle, even though you can also watch it ion Youtube.

  • The Kara Sloan dilemma

    The Kara Sloan dilemma

    Hi! It’s Tom again. Today I’m exploring Kara Sloan in Infernals. What makes her good, great, or downright awful?

  • Agathon’s first Steamroller

    Agathon’s first Steamroller

    I thought I had the assassination run down, but now I’ve picked up some new tricks. Additionally, I’m reading my cards, and thinking that maybe Agathon isn’t a one trick pony after all.

  • Learning the Agathon Assassination

    Learning the Agathon Assassination

    The first two games were rough. Agathon couldn’t seem to gain any souls, due to the high number of warjacks and lack of souls. In the first game, the horrors seemed to die easily to the Toros. In the second game, I tried the colossal to see if it could survive a little better than…