Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Moving right along

In looking over the brackets, it dawned on me that a couple of the next match-ups were pretty one-sided. Additionally, I didn't want to spend a ton of time highlighting all the benefits of some of the winning factions, only to repeat myself later when they were in a real dog fight. So what I thought I'd do is run through three lopsided match-ups with this post, and explain more why the faction that lost, lost, rather than why the winner won.

Match-up 2: (4) Skorne vs (13) Retribution of Scyrah
I absolutely can't stand the Retribution. I like the idea, and in truth I applaud PP for such a radical departure, conceptually, from all their other stuff. The problem is, it has a very anime type feel, and I can't stand anime. I would go so far as to say I loathe it with every fiber of my being. That being said, these models are an absolute wash for me. I can't even begin to get into the fluff or play style b/c I know I wouldn't paint a single model in this range. No cinderella story this time.
I hate you Anime
Winner: (4) Skorne

Match-up 3: (5) Trollbloods vs (12) Rhulic Dwarves
I just don't like the Dwarves jacks to be honest. I'm ususally not a fan of dwarves/hobbits in general, but sometimes I can enjoy the right models, and PP has some nice Dwarf infantry. In addition, it's not the most cost effective faction given that there is not battlebox. But honestly, Dwarf sized jacks just aren't doing it for me. This is even more potent when compared to the sweet Troll warbeasts like Mauler and Bomber. Also, it's a very limited faction since really, it's a part of a faction that many people, until recently, didn't even consider a faction. All in all, too limited.
I'm digging the British Hats!
Winner (5) Trollbloods

Match-up 4: (7) Blindwater Congregation vs (10) Protectorate of Menoth
Well, this probably is a bit closer than I'm letting on, but I simply can't pick Menoth. There are a couple reasons. First, our fledgling Warmachine community already has 3 guys who have bought Menoth stuff. I don't want to add to that type of gluttany. Second, I'm not a big fan of the models. They have a few models that are amazing such as Amon Ad'Raza, the Paladin of the Wall, the Alligiant, and the Knights Exemplar. But many of them, I just don't rate. Also, the fluff just doesn't do much for me. I just can't get into the religious fanatic mindset. Third, I just don't get a sense of excitment from the faction and it's play style.

Too bad Menoth doesn't have more of these guys!

Winner (7) Blindwater Congregation

So, the current Bracket looks like this:

Now that we have all the "gimme's" out of the way, next time we'll have our first real match-up: (6) Everblight vs (11) Cygnar.

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