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    Cool Warmachine and Hordes for beginners: The blog

    Welcome. A few of my fellow PGs and myself have started a blog to help new players with some tricky rules that seem to pop up a lot in questions, concepts that may be hard for a new player to fully grasp off the bat, and other odd ball things that New players run into when starting this great hobby. We talk about things like the rules for Continues effects, shaking to how to plan a JML army. There are also posts geared to helping new players get ready for their first Steamroller. Our goal is to help new players have a resource where they can get their questions answered quickly, have it explained to them in a way that makes sense to them (since we all do not learn the same, sometimes you need to explain the rule differently for it to be fully understood), get advice and help provide a way to improve the community as a whole.

    Below is a list of posts we have done. I will be updating it every Tuesday & Thursday as new ones drop. If there is a topic you would like to know more about feel free to ask. If there is something you would like us to write on, we can add it to the list of topics and get it out there as soon as we can. We want this to become something that can help the community as a whole and an easy resource for everyone to use.

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    Topics:
    List Building 101
    Trollbloods in JML
    Basic List Creation Methods
    Advice for becoming a competitive Warmachine/Hordes player
    Circle in JML
    How To Survive Your First Steamroller Tournament
    Picking your first faction (Warmachine)
    Rules Focus: Ghostly and Incorporeal
    Where to Start With Retribution
    Airbrushing 100 (Before 101)
    Rules: Continuous Effects and Shaking
    Skorne in JML
    Protectorate of Menoth in JML (Part1)
    Protectorate of Menoth in JML (Part2)
    Mercenaries in JML
    List Development: Gunnbjorn
    Making Use of WTC Lists for Non-WTC Players
    Support Bloat
    Caster Focus: Butcher 1 2 & 3
    On the Value of Podcasts For the New Player (or the lack thereof)
    Anger Managment issues (Fury Managment)
    Rules Focus: Caster Attachments What is a Beast or Jack Caster?
    So, you want to put an axe where!?
    So, You're Going to face: Cygnar
    List Development: Gunnbjorn Part2
    Common Terrain Types
    Play like you got a pair… Of lists (List Pairing)
    Caster Focus: Irusk 1 & 2
    Opinion: Do you need to put a model in every one of your lists?
    Rules Focus: Precision Strike, Deadly Shot, Marksman, and Sniper
    The Journey of a New Player: Michael Part1
    Tricks of the Trade: Dice and Dice Trays
    JML List Development: Trolls Weeks 1 & 2
    JML List Development: Trolls Weeks 3 & 4
    The Journey of a New Player: Matt Part1
    JML List Development: Trolls Weeks 5 & 6
    The Journey of a New Player: Michael Part2
    Fun with themes: Trollbloods
    Errata Cycles
    Getting out of Your Own Head: Dealing with Mistakes
    List Development: Calandra
    Journey of a New Player: Vinny Part1
    The Journey of a New Player: Matt Part 2
    New Year New You New Player
    Caster Focus: Vyros 1 & 2
    Rules Clarification: Cavalry
    Caster Focus: Major Beth Maddox
    Caster Focus: Thagrosh 1
    Caster Focus: Thagrosh 2
    Journey of a New Player: Vinny Part2
    Caster Focus: Doomshaper2
    PAINT ALL THE THINGS! January edition
    How to pick your next faction
    Journey of a New Player: Vinny Part3

    Rules Clarification: Line of Sight Modification
    By these lists combined!
    Rules Clarification: Disable, Boxed, Destroyed
    Learning from a Loss
    Starting With the Impossible: Why and How to start Warmachine with Convergence of Cyriss (NEW)
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    New post has dropped today. Today's post is about what a new player can take from reading the WTC lists and what they can get from watching the WTC itself. Link to the post can be found HERE

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    New post. Today we talk about Support bloat, what it is and how to avoid it. Link can be found HERE

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    New Post is up. Today we look at Butcher 1 2 & 3. Enjoy the read: LINK

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    Today we are looking at the rule Tough and how it is effected by other rules on the table. LINK

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    Today we are talking about Podcasts and how they can help new players (LINK)

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    Today we talk about Fury management. LINK

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    Today we are talking about Caster Attachments and the rules around them.

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    Today we talk about what a Jack or Beast caster is. Hope you all enjoy the read. LINK

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    Mods, can this be made into a Sticky? Thanks!

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    Today we are talking about conversion work and more of the hobby side of life. Enjoy the read. LINK

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    Today we are talking about what you will see when facing Cygnar LINK

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    Today we look at an update on the Gunnbjorn list we looked at a few weeks ago. LINK

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    New blog today. Today we will look at different types of terrain and how they have an effect in a game. LINK

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    The blog today is about how to pick your pairing for a 2 list event. Enjoy the read! LINK

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    Nice work. My only suggestion would be to add in some pictures and art to break up the "walls of text"

    Content is fine, but it could be presented a little nicer to help make it more engaging.

    I'd also suggest using the full titles in the summary at the top of the page. A noob won't know what PoM in JML is without thinking about it. I'd also recommend putting the shortened version of a word in brackets following its first use. Say in your "facing cygnar" post, putting Telekinesis (TK) and then using TK from then on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vomkrieg View Post
    Nice work. My only suggestion would be to add in some pictures and art to break up the "walls of text"

    Content is fine, but it could be presented a little nicer to help make it more engaging.

    I'd also suggest using the full titles in the summary at the top of the page. A noob won't know what PoM in JML is without thinking about it. I'd also recommend putting the shortened version of a word in brackets following its first use. Say in your "facing cygnar" post, putting Telekinesis (TK) and then using TK from then on.

    Keep up the awesome work
    Thank you. Good Points all around. I try to add pictures when I can find some that goes with the topic. The issue is I am not great at finding/thinking of random pictures that goes well with the topic. If I can find PP art work that fits I usually try to add that. On the wording, yeah we try to but that slips our minds since this is how we write it all the time & it is second nature to read it that way. Thank you for the suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by E2lio2tR View Post
    Thank you. Good Points all around. I try to add pictures when I can find some that goes with the topic. The issue is I am not great at finding/thinking of random pictures that goes well with the topic. If I can find PP art work that fits I usually try to add that. On the wording, yeah we try to but that slips our minds since this is how we write it all the time & it is second nature to read it that way. Thank you for the suggestions.
    No worries. I'm a big fan of more entry level content for players as the game can be very daunting, and a lot of the material online is written for vets by vets. For example, so many guys use slang terms like "Junior" and "Gaspy", or use acronyms, contractions and initializations that are very hard for a new player to pick through.

    My "Noob guide" is stickied on the top of this section and in my singature below if you want to scope out my modest efforts from a few years ago.
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    Today we are looking at Irusk 1 & 2 and how they work on the table. Link

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    Today I am sharing my opinion on models that seem to pop up in every list and the thought that unless they are in the list, you are not playing the faction correctly. LINK

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    Today we look at the Precision Strike, Deadly Shot, Marksman, and Sniper rules. Enjoy. LINK

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    Today we are talking about one Players start in the game. LINK

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    Today we are talking about dice & dice trays. LINK

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    Today we talk about the first 2 weeks of a JML while running Trolls in a WM heavy meta LINK

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    Today we look at the next 2 weeks of the JML from last time: LINK

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    NEw blog today. Today we look at another new players start into the game. LINK

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    Today we are talking about the last 2 weeks of the JML we had at my LGS & how I built my Troll list for it. LINK

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    Today we have a battle report from a new player. Enjoy

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    New post about theme forces. LINK

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    Errata Cycles for new players. LINK

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    Today we talk about ways to move past mistakes in a game. LINK

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    Today we are talking about a list development w/ Calandra LINK

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    Today we talk w/ another player as he starts his journey into this great game. LINK

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    Today one of our new players talks about his first tournament LINK

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    Quote Originally Posted by E2lio2tR View Post
    Today one of our new players talks about his first tournament LINK
    I really liked this one and it's probably a very typical first tournament experience.
    The game is good.
    The B13 are fine
    Listen to the Storm Chamber

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    The writter is a good guy & is developing skills quickly. Im looking forward to see how far he goes in the game.

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    Today we are talking about New Year resolutions as gamers LINK

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    Caster Focus: Vyros 1 & 2 Link

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    Today we talk about the rules around Cav models LINK

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    Today we talk about Cygnar's new caster: Maddox LINK

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