Gaming: Tactics & Reports

While my main passion in the hobby is painting and sculpting, naturally, I love to play table top games. I've DM'd a couple systems, and have played a ton of miniatures games. Right now, I'm playing a lot of Kingdom Death, and board games, and some Malifaux. While I consider myself a solid strategist, when push comes to shove, I'll take a fun loss over a spectacular win, any day of the week.

Tactics & Analysis
Some insights from personal experience.
(*older editions)

Analysis of Astral Claws updates for 8th edition

Arena Rex
Analysis of rolls and stats

Tinkerer strategy guide
A Bounty Hunter with a Heart of Gold - Grim Angus tactics. Part: 1

Kingdom Death
Core game strategy guide

Industrial Revolution - Mei Feng tactics
(S)laughter House - McMourning tactics*
Sounds of Silence- Tara tactics, in depth
--Tara tactics, this time a Podcast, with Schemes & Stones

Sedition Wars
The Reflex Phase and Preparation*
Second Edition summary of changes
Strategic Scenarios
Analysis of exploding dice and model durability

Magnus, the Patriot - A discussion of Asheth Magnus' theme lists

The Street Sweepers - on tactics and learning to play eCaine's theme list. Part 12

Warmachine/Hordes, and Battlefield Planning

The Witching Hour - A Discussion of Deneghra's Witching Hour theme list

A few concepts that apply to all strategies presented above:
-I don't play tournaments- I don't like the timed environment or competitive nastiness that can arise. I still play to win, so I'm not going to be presenting weak strategies, but some styles of play might not fit in a timed/tournament setting.
-I play what I write about- I don't believe in "theorymachine" or "theoryhammer" or any such nonsense. I'll present all strategies from testing and actual experience, or, if not, I'll specifically say something is theory.
-I'm not a mathematician. Analysis is based on formulas I've found or modified, but I don't have the technical background to claim figures with absolute certainty. I've double and triple checked my numbers within reason and my ability, however, if something's wrong, politely let me know why.

Battle Reports
Aforementioned personal experiences.
Astral Claws vs. Night Lords:
7th edition 1 (750pt, mini), 2 (750pt, mini);
8th edition 3 (500pt, mini)

Arena Rex
First look at the beta rules

Campaign, part 1, part 2

Kingdom Death (chronological)
New Detroit Campaign (core only): start to finish (6 years)
Mt. Rushmore Campaign (core only): years 0-23-6, 7-12, 13-17, 18-20, 20-end
Home Campaign(core + promos): years 0-6, 7-12, 13-19, 19-end
(Unnamed) Variant (Seven Swordsmen & Heroic) : years 0-6, 7-12
One-shot Scenarios (beta/review)
Redux Campaign (People of the Stars/Dragon King variant): Years 0-45-14; reset years 0-5, 6-14, 15-22, 23-end
Spamazonia Campaign (core with lots of expansions; some house rules, transition to 1.5): years 0-5, 5.1-10, 10.1-15, 16-20, 21-25, 26-end

League play with Grim Angus. Part 123

Sedition Wars
First scenario, comparing editions 1 & 2

Learning to play eCaine's theme list. Part 12

Re-learning Magnus's theme lists in a post-Colossals meta. Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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