As I mentioned in my previous post I was tempted to get into Warmachine, and I had bought the rulebook while I was on holiday in the States. Well after reading some of the rulebook on holiday I went back to the store and got the Retribution army book. I was also going to buy the heavy warjack boxset, but unfortunately the shop had sold out by the time I went back.
I've thought up a starting 15 pt force which consists of:
Dawnlord Vyros (Dawnguard Warcaster) -6 pts
6 Dawnguard Invictors 6 pts
Manticore (Heavy Warjack) 8 pts
Griffin (Light Warjack) 4 pts
Eiryss, Angel of Retribution (Solo) 3 pts
It should be a nice starting army and allow me to learn the rules. The Invictors and Eiryss give me some short range shooting, but the main aim of the list is combat, with the warcaster and Invictors ability to get an extra damage dice if a warjack is in melee range of their target, hence the addition of the griffin with it's reach ability.
Whether the list will work on the battle field I've no idea, but it should be fun.
It also looks like Privateer Press are starting to release plastic battlgroup sets, unfortunately there isn't a Retribution set, does anyone know if one is planned ?
As I haven't got a job at the moment I promised myself I won't buy any more Warmachine stuff until I've earned the equivilant amount by selling GW stuff on ebay, so I won't be painting up any Warmachine models for a while, plus I want to concentrate on my Space Wolves in the hope I can use them in some tournaments later in the year. I'll try to get some Warmachine games in at my club using Tau models to represent my Retribution list, while waiting to see if the Retribution warjacks will some out in plastic.