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What Do I Know?

Posted May 31st, 2009 at 02:20 PM by kolakoski
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I believe that it was Socrates that said that the first step towards wisdom is to admit that you know nothing. That having been said . . .

I don't know if I can afford not to purchase the new Kyrie (see previous blog entry). They change the game for me more radically than any of the Wave so far. If you are into tactical flexibility, you have to get these guys.

There has been some discussion of their use in tournaments. I think they are as viable as Minions or Sentinals. The problem is not in the point costs for the figures. The problem is in the point limit for armies.

This issue has been previously discussed in multiple threads, but I haven't detected a consensus. Here is what I'd like to see happen and why.

I'd like the point total to be around 750 points. I believe that this would lead to armies with more diversity, rather than just more of the same, especially if the start zones remain the same size. Too...
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Wave 9 Influence

Posted May 30th, 2009 at 02:30 PM by kolakoski
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With most of it previewed, and much delightful speculation and discussion by the pundits, it seems clear that Wave 9 has blunted the soulborg scourge, and given us some new figures with interesting powers, all successfully designed to enrich the game without changing its essential balance (Hear! Hear! ). Chas (He Who Owns Almost All) will, of course, be shortly in possession of most, if not all, of Wave 9, and I can expect to face them, perhaps as soon as the coming week (certainly in proxie form). As for myself, the three sets of Romans I ordered came today!

I will not, however, be purchasing anything from Wave 9 in the near future, unless I am blown away by the new Ninja or otherwise overwhelmed by the as yet unrevealed figures in the wave (or win the lottery). As it stands, Wave 9 makes my relatively retro army philosophy even more viable.

At the core are the Romans. They are cheap and have the best variety of bonding heroes (in...
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Pilgrim's Progress - A Road Runs Through It

Posted May 4th, 2009 at 06:55 PM by kolakoski
Updated May 4th, 2009 at 09:13 PM by kolakoski
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This Wednsday, I am going to Chas's home to play a 750 point version of the above-named scenario I made up recently. The terrain consists of a road (duh) running from one end of his large board to the other (lengthwise), with glyphs at the ends. A "Monk" is in the center. The idea is that it must walk on the road until it reaches one of the players' glyphs, at which point that player wins. The "Monk" is controlled each round by the last player to have had an un-engaged figure adjacent to it.

This is the first time I am playing exclusively with my own figures. I have no multiple commons, and am missing, of course, many significant squads and heroes. I am proud of the army I have created for this scenario. (It needs a name for trash talking purposes.)

80 Raelin
100 Kozuke Samurai
110 Brunak
120 Kaemon Awa
130 Kee-Mo-Shi
210 Braxas
750

In addition, we will play a second...
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500 Point Unique Hero Army (for GenCon sim)

Posted April 30th, 2009 at 02:13 PM by kolakoski
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Having acquired a small hoard of figures, and having no multiples of common squads, I've decided to simulate the GenCon Unique Hero conflict when Chas and I meet next week. I am seeking advice, of course. I like Brunak carrying Raelin, also, the thought of using Finn and Thorgrim as blockers, but is there a viable combination of figures using either or both of these combinations? In the mean time, I thought I might go with the following:

45 Sonja
80 Raelin
150 Cyprien
185 Nilf
500

David
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My New (at least to me) Figures - Now what?!

Posted April 26th, 2009 at 02:46 AM by kolakoski
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My friend, Chas, has arranged for me to acquire a Heroscape Hoard for a relative song. I won't know 'til Wednsday exactly what I have. As I understand it, I will have at least 1 of just about everything. I laud his kindness and generosity yet again herein and ask you all to celebrate with me as I become a True Heroscaper (with the possession of my own figures)!

Given the above, I'd appreciate any advice with creating a competitive army using only 1 of any common squad. I would like to build it around a core of 1 x Arrow Gruts, Mimring and Krug. For example, at 540 points, I could add 1 x KoW, Thorgrim and Finn.

Humbly Grateful

David
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