Thursday, June 25, 2020

My Favorite Skirmish Game has Cowboys, Aliens, and Zombies: Wild West Exodus Review

If you're -really- into the miniature wargaming scene as a whole, you've probably seen some of the interesting models for Wild West Exodus (WWX); it's larger scale seemed intriguing to you and it's fantastic blend of old Wild West and steampunk sci-fi aesthetics probably caught your eye. Like me, the models weren't ever enough to convince you to try the game out, no matter how interesting they seemed. Honestly, I can't ever place my finger on what kept me from trying the game out (I think I always assumed it was larger scale than it is and being too pulpy for my taste), but I regret the fact that I never tried it out sooner. It has by far become one of my favorite skirmish experiences ever and I really wish I had gave Wild West Exodus the attention it deserved all those years ago.

As I'm sure you can tell by now though, the game isn't perfect and we'll dive deep into exactly what my problems are with the game, but in all honesty, if you don't mind the aesthetics and you're craving a new skirmish game to play, this one will be hard to beat.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Tactics: General Kenobi Leads the Charge

You probably didn't need advice on how to run Rex, you've probably mastered your Phase I and II Clones before I even wrote my articles, and you're probably stomping some people with your Republic lists; however, if you're anything like me, Obi-Wan on the other hand is a bit of an enigma. You're really struggling to find a good role for Obi as well as a slot in your lists, what exactly is he supposed to do and how are you supposed to use him? He doesn't really mesh well enough with your Clones like Rex, he isn't a straight forward beat stick like the Saber tank or other Force-users, and the only real synergy that's self-evident is his ability to tank hits for others. What are you supposed to do with that?

Obi Wan Says Hello - Imgflip
Make sure you at least say this iconic line once when you use Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Trust me, you aren't alone and that's the point of today's article! Getting the most out of Obi-Wan, because, honestly, he really is a kind of odd piece in the grand scheme of the Republic right now (hopefully future releases give him a bit more obvious role), but don't worry! We're going to dive deep to find out what Obi-Wan can do for your Republic lists and how you can get a whole lot of utility and fun out of him.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Tactics: Rex and the Boys

If you've been playing the Republic so far, then you are no stranger to everyone's favorite Clone captain, Captain Rex. Currently being the cheapest available commander for the Republic as well as the only Clone Trooper commander, he's a very common choice. He's a great offensive support character, helping the boys get the tokens they need and provide some additional firepower to any list. He's an excellent toolkit commander to help get some work done and we're going to discuss all of the cool tricks and synergies this Clone veteran can bring to the table.

Clone Captain Rex |
Now to wait for those ARC Troopers to be released and recreate this scene!

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Tactics: Getting the Most out of Your Phase II's

Now you know how to use those Phase I's from the previous article, but what about your more adept and expensive Phase II's? How should you utilize these elite clones of the Republic army? Let's take a look and see!

Monday, March 9, 2020

Tactics: Getting the Most out of Your Phase I's

If you're like me, you've really been loving playing as the Republic and building your army of Clones and you're also feeling a little overwhelmed on how to kit out your Phase I's. With four interesting weapon options and currently three personnel options (even though one is just an additional clone), you can spec them out for almost any kind of role, it's a bit daunting!

Don't worry though, as that's exactly what we're going to be talking about today. I'm going to break down some of my favorite Phase I builds (organized by the heavy weapon options), give some examples on how to use them, and mention some other, more janky builds, I've tried out that might be fun for you to play with.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Why Star Wars Legion is my Favorite Game: The Bad

Welcome back for part two of my Legion review (or welcome for the first time if you decided to read the negative stuff first)! Like I said in the first article, Legion is not a perfect a game, as I don't think such a thing exists, but it's probably one of the closest things for me that there will ever be. However, the points in this article are the things that I think hold Legion back from being my perfect gaming.

The negative points we're going to be discussing are:
  1.  Quality and Availability
  2.  Accessibility of Rules
  3.  Lack of Official List Builder
  4.  Upgrade Card Hunting
  5.  Unique Characters Galore
  6.  Suppression Tokens, Suppression, and Panic

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Why Star Wars Legion is my Favorite Game: The Good

You might be thinking, "wow, that's an awfully bold claim to come from PoR, he must be riding some kind of hype train". While a fair assessment, it's not true in this case as, without a doubt, Star Wars Legion is one of the best gaming experiences I've had in all 20 something years of playing games. It feels the same, but yet fresh. It doesn't complicate the formula to the point of being unrecognizable or unfamiliar, but it does change enough to be a welcome difference and exactly what I was looking for.

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Am I saying that it's a perfect experience? No, hardly any game will ever be perfect, and I'll get into that, but I do think it's one of the best gaming experiences you can get at the moment, if you don't mind doing the whole hobby thing or if you at least enjoy Star Wars to some extent.