NERD WARSmachine: Minions Mania 2016

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A new year is here and the first month is almost gone already, so I had better get to talking about what is going down in the NERD WARSmachine corner of the world! After a long time love affair from afar, I have decided to set my loyal Menites aside for a while and finally go all in on the Thornfall Alliance pact. The icing on the cake is that co-co-founder and contributor Logan will be joining in on the fringe-faction fun by buying into the Blindwater Congregation pact, making this venture MINIONS MANIA 2016!

We plan on doing our own custom slow-grow Journeyman-style league for our pigs vs. gators campaign. We are most likely including a “painted models only” rule which has the side benefit of producing potential painting blogs and great battle report pictures. Other custom rules are still in the air and will be hashed out more completely before next week. We did want to start out with the Privateer Press approved Journeyman Battlebox lists as our starting point, but which caster do we choose?

DrArkadiusfull

I loved Lord Carver as a model and from a story point of view, but something about Dr. Arkadius has always called to me. For the last year I’ve joked about buying his Nature of the Beast tier 4 theme list, “The Ark”, on a whim some day, and that day has come. Arkadius’s Battlebox starts off with 2 warhogs which sounds perfect. They make up a chunk of my final list’s backbone and with their aggression dial and Arkadius’s Forced Evolution one hog can swing 2x P+S 20 war cleavers and a P+S 19 gore with crit knockdown. Sounds fun to me.

The final 50 pt list I’m shooting for is the same “Ark” list everyone uses.

Dr. Arkadius
Targ
Gorax
Gorax
Gun Boar
Gun Boar
Road Hog
Road Hog
War Hog
War Hog
Razor Boar
Razor Boar
Razor Boar
Razor Boar
Razor Boar
Razor Boar
Bone Grinders (min)
What I’ve ordered so far:
Dr. Arkadius
Targ
2x Gorax
Gun Boar
2x War Hog
2x Razor Boars

I actually already had 1 Gorax from my old Kromac list, giving me half the beasts I need for my final list and a great little list to grow into.

barnabas

Logan has started off with Bloody Barnabas, who’s battlebox includes a Blackhide Wrastler and an Ironback Spitter. He has ordered so far:

Barnabas
Wrastler
Spitter
Bull Snapper
2x Feralgeist
Gatorman Posse

I can’t speak for him, but I’m guessing his final 50 point list will be something along the lines of Matias Vaatainen’s recent list.

Bloody Barnabas
Bull Snapper
Blackhide Wrastler
Ironback Spitter
Croak Raiders
Croak Raiders
Gatorman Posse (max)
Feralgeist
Feralgeist
Gatorman Witch Doctor
Gatorman Witch Doctor
Thrullg

So look for more updates in the form of painting blogs, battle repots, strategic analysis, watch our amies grow and more as NERD WARSmachine presents: Minions Mania 2016 rolls on!

-Captain Rob

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