fredag 31. august 2012

Danish Masters 2012

I'm flying to Århus, Denmark today, and the tournament will start on Saturday. I will try to keep this post updated as things happen.

First list - Nemo2

Nemo2 (+6)
- Centurion (9)
- Thunderhead (12)
- Ironclad (7)
- Squire (2)
Arlan Strangewayes (2)
Gorman Di Wulfe (2)
Journeyman Warcaster (3)
Rhupert Carvolo (2)
3 Stormsmith Stormcallers (3)
6 Arcane Tempest Gun Mages + UA (8)
10 Sword Knights (6)


Black 13 (4)
10 Sword Knights (6)

This list is essentially the same as my ETC 2012 list, but I've swapped out the Stormclad for an Ironclad, the third Stormsmith Stormcaller, and Rhupert.

Second list - Caine2

Captain Allister Caine (Caine2) (+5)
- Ol' Rowdy (9)
- Squire (2)

Arlan Strangeways (2)
Eyriss, Angel of Retribution (Eyriss2) (3)
Gorman Di Wulfe, Rogue Alchemist (2)
Journeyman Warcaster (3)
Reinholdt, Gobber Speculator (1)
Stormsmith Stormcaller (1)

Alexia Ciannor & The Risen (5)
Arcane Tempest Gun Mages + Gun Mage Officer (8)
- Hunter (6)
Black 13th Gun Mage Strike Team (4)
Lady Aiyana & Master Holt (4)
Rangers (5)


10 Sword Knights (6)
2 Stormsmith Stormcallers (2)
Rhupert Carvolo (2)

This is my new list. Unfortunately, I haven't had enough time to practice with it. We'll see how it goes. :D

Update: NOK 97 for å completely ordinary beer at Rygge airport. WTF. I skipped buying the single slice of bread with shrimp on it for 129,-. How is it possible to ask prices like that?

Update: OK, I'm sorry for not updating yet. I was rather busy with playing, eating and drinking. But I took some notes, battle reports are forthcoming.

All Danish Masters 2012 posts:

mandag 13. august 2012

Testing the Caine2 list

So, what I usually like to do when testing a list is to just start playing games against veraious lists until I get the hang of it, and then see whether I need to switch something out.

So, now I've played:

  • Skorne (Zaal) - Double cannoneer ranged list. Win on assasination after Rowdy Tremored to open LOS through the Skorne brick and Knockdown Zaal.
  • Khador (Sorcha2) - WGDS / Kayazy list. Win on attrition. Iron Flesh is not so great against Rangers and a horde of RAT 7-9 models. :D
  • Circle (Krueger1) - Three heavies, double Stones, Bloodtrackers, Slaughterhousers. Undecided, Outland closed. :D It was fairly tight, though I think I had a slight disadvantage... Caine2 with lots of low armor is not so good against Krueger1, if it had been a tournament I would have picked the other list.

Things to note:

  • Magic bullet does not work on Eyriss. :D
  • It works wonders with a Sniped Hunter, though... great for removing key support models. :D
  • Placement is pretty hard with so many solos walking around. More practice is needed!
  • Ryan is sooo good with Risen!

I'll keep updating this post with further results.

Trollblood Scrum articles on playing at low points

The articles go in some detail about these models:

Very interesting series of articles, especially since I'm working on making some 35 pt lists right now!

fredag 10. august 2012

Going to Danish Masters 2012

I got one of the open spots in the WARMACHINE/HORDES Danish Masters 2012, and plane tickets are now bought! If anyone else wants to join, check the threads on BattleGroup.DK: There are still some more open spots.

I found really cheap plane tickets with RyanAir. I'm going down and Friday, August 31th and back on Monday.

Also, I need some practice, especially with the Caine2 list, and even more especially against Collossi. Get in touch if you want a game!

torsdag 9. august 2012

How to edit iBodger on Android

Unfortunately, War Room does not support correct army list creation, and is also extremely slow and buggy on my phone. With the far superior iBodger tool no longer being developed, I sat down and tried to figure out how to edit the army list in iBodger on Android. You need to have iBodger already installed, or get it from a friend. Theme forces cannot be edited, since they are in code.

Update: Someone made a list of the changes you need to make to the mk2stats.txt file to add the models from Colossals. Wohoo, I can make army lists quickly again!

Editing the iBodger data file

These steps worked for me:
  • Get the Apk Manager for your PC from, and install it.
  • Install ES File Explorer from Google play, select iBodger and back it up.
  • Put your Android device in development mode. On my HTC it is found under:
    Menu -> Settings -> Developer options -> USB debugging
    But I would guess this could vary between models.
  • Connect your Android device to your PC and copy \backups\apps\iBodger-4.1.0.apk to \APK_MultiTool\place-apk-here-for-modding
  • Run  \APK_MultiTool\setup.bat and do the setup.
  • Run  \APK_MultiTool\script.bat and choose Decompile APK (option 9).
  • The data file is now in APK_MultiTool\projects\iBodger_4.1.0.apk\res\raw
  • Edit mk2stats.txt to add the new units. I used Notepad++.
  • Uninstall iBodger, because I don't have the original signing key. THIS WILL REMOVE YOUR ARMY LISTS.
  • Go back to script.bat and choose Compile apk / Sign apk / Install apk (option 14)
  • After this, you can just edit the file and compile again, the army lists will not be removed when you do thid.
If everything works alright, iBodger is now updated with the new army list. It worked for me, at least! Any tips on how to do this without uninstalling iBodger or without losing the army lists is appreciated. :D

The iBodger data format

This is my best guess on the data format in mk2stats.txt:

There are two rows per model / unit.

The first row contains the following values in comma separated order:
  1. 2 letter code - Book the model appeared in.
  2. 1 letter code - Faction.
  3. Model name.
  4. Point cost.
    • Warcaster: '+warjack_points(model_count)'
    • Min/max size unit: 'min_points(min_size)/max_points(max_size)'
    • One size unit / single model: 'points'
  5. FA
  6. Base movement speed
  7. 1 letter code - base size 'S/M/L/H'
  8. Some more codes. C = Command stat, F = Focus/Fury stat, T = Threshold stat (thanks Whicken). 
The second row contains the following values:
  1. An unique 2 letter ID for the model on the format ampersand - space - id, '@ id'.
  2. The Battle College page for the model.
  3. a series of 1 letter codes for the factions that can include the model.
  4. a list of special abilities and categories, probably for theme force restrictions, UAs and so on.
[edit: Some more details & more info on the data format]