You better not cry, you better not pout, Lylyth Claus is bringing Ravagore shots to town! Maybe if you would stop being such a bad boy she wouldn't have to Death Chill you.
We find out if mortality will allow Grim to chew through 3 full units and if he has any gas left in the tank when he gets to the not-so-chewy Galleon center of the tootsie-pop.
We found out how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tiberion-pop, while Scott and Trevor have a contest to see who will break under the pressure and complain about Cygnar first.
Last year we had a very successful Kickstater to go to Warmachine Weekend and create a battle report of the masters final. We would like to do that again, but we need your help to get there. Once again we have used Kickstarter to help us fund this goal. We have commissioned special art for Chain Attack dice, shirts, and started several other special items like “What Would Jake VanMeter Do” bracelets and a movie night party at WMW. Our Kickstarter project can be found here:
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I have gotten away from posting my thoughts and feelings on Retribution and for that I apologize. I have been very busy with Adepticon, Chain Attack Dojo, and getting ready for the Lock and Load tournaments. For those of you that do not know, I am playing in Masters, Hardcore, Three Commanders, and the unofficial Podcast tournament. It’s been a challenge to balance all of that and get time with Retribution at the table.
However I have played enough games with Rahn to be ready to move onto my next caster. When I first starting this path I actually thought Dawnlord Vyros (and his double sentinel theme list) was going to be my one of my favorite casters in Ret, however after having played some games with them I am more excited to try Ossyan or Ravyn. So I am here to present those options to you, the reader and ask you to help me decide who I should jump into next.
First Ravyn. When I started looking into Snipe. Feat. Go. it sounded incredibly easy and strong, but I put together a Ravyn list that didn’t fall far from the recommended net list tree and tried it. My experience with it was not easy nor strong, it was a finesse list that took a lot of skill and proper spacing to play at a high level and if you misplayed it your opponent could demolish all of your key pieces. It’s actually an unknown fact that we played a podcast match with me playing Ravyn vs. Jay and it was so terribly bad that we decided it was not even recordable. So I stepped away from Ravyn temporarily and because of my schedule I have not had time to return to the list. I have a high interest in Ravyn, but it would certainly take significant time for me to play her at the same level I play my tournament casters.
Secondly Ossyan, a.k.a. BOOM SHIT GOES BUH-BYE! To me Ossyan seems like the single most caster that Chain Attack needs to revisit. We knew so little about him and recorded his episode so early in our podcast career (rapidly closing in on two years ago) and so we made a stab in the dark not knowing that he was a great answer to the upcoming Colossals but also one of their upper level tournament casters. We stabbed at the list, we stabbed at the ratings, and we stabbed at his grade, obviously with great hindsight we can see that we came up short. To me the idea of being able to take a huge base off the table at range without too much trouble is mind boggling, and something I would love to experience personally.
You guys have been very helpful in my path down the summer shade and xenocide trail, so I am sending it out to you. Many of you voted with your dollar, and helped me start this journey, in my book that gives you a powerful vote. Which caster should I work on next? Give me your 35 (and 50 point progression) list for said caster, it might just be the next Retribution caster and list used on the show!
We take a break from the action and let 3 of the most beloved guest hosts hop on the mics to poke a little fun at the hosts. They discuss our flaws, their experiences with us, and enjoy mocking our habits and idiosyncrasies. John gives us the top 5 biggest mistakes Chain Attack has ever made.
Hosts: MenothJohn, Stryder, and Josh Wheeler
Hope you enjoy our centennial episode!
We match Captain Jeremiah Kraye (Cygnar) vs. Midas (Minions). We discuss list creation, tactics, and we rank both casters. Jay gives us the top 5 reasons why Chilly is awesome.
Hosts: Trevor, Jay, Scott and Chilly Winters
Images of the battle, lists used, and discussion of the episode can be found here: http://www.chain-attack.com/forums/topic/episode-99-kraye-vs-midas/
We are pleased to announce that another podcast will be added to the Chain Attack website starting on May 26th. This podcast will be hosted by Trevor, Jay, and Scott and will be a premium podcast released weekly. The podcast will be about a half hour in length and be released each Sunday night making it available to you the listener Monday morning. To gain access to this podcast you will need to be a subscriber, the subscription cost will be $20 USD a year (just under 39¢ an episode).
We will be using a 4 week rotating format where the style of each episode will change.
Week 1: Open Dojo
We will be discussing specific models or units that we think are shaping the current meta or that have been underplayed and deserve a look. Generally these episodes will be reserved for us to talk about whatever we are currently thinking about.
Week 2: List Dojo
We will be discussing current lists we are working on, tier lists we find interesting, or listener submitted lists. We will discuss pros and cons of particular models being a part of the list as a whole and what changes could be attempted to make the list fit various play styles.
Week 3: Preparation Dojo
We will be discussion tournament preparation and player development. We will try to delve deeper into tournament play, practicing strategies, and ways to just simply get better at the game. We hope to make the topics wide and interesting enough to cover both the casual and tournament player.
Week 4: Fan Dojo
We will be discussing fan submitted questions and discussion topics. Fans will be able to submit their questions via email and we will select our favorites and discuss them on-air.
It is our intent to use the funds generated by this premium podcast to pay for several things including the hosting of this website. When we began this podcast we had no idea how popular it would become and were unprepared for the bandwidth required to maintain it. As a media site where large files are downloaded en masse we use a significant amount of bandwidth and we believe this premium podcast will pay for those costs.
We also hope to use the funds to help pay for our recording equipment as well as replacement costs we will incur as this podcast continues to grow and develop. We want to keep our audio quality the best we possibly can and to do that requires funds.
Additionally we would like to provide you with more content. We propose to do this by using some of the funds to pay for travel expenses at conventions and tournaments. If this additional podcast provides us with enough funds to attend conventions we plan on posting images, reports and discussing the events on our regular show. We want this premium podcast to benefit all the listeners of Chain Attack.
This premium podcast will not have an impact on current episodes of Chain Attack. We will still be releasing normal episodes every Thursday night. This will merely provide you the listener with more content, more episodes, and an easy way to support the show. If anything this should improve the normal free episodes of Chain Attack by providing us with more content, better hosting, and better equipment.
So we hope you are as excited about Chain Attack Dojo as we are! Our first episode of the Dojo will be available for free on May 26th, so look for it!
We match Kommander Sorscha (Khador) vs. Lylyth, Reckoning of Everblight (Legion). We discuss list creation, tactics, and we rank both casters. Trevor gives us the top 5 reasons why he loves MenothJohn.
Hosts: Trevor, Jay, Scott and Jake VanMeter
Images of the battle, lists used, and discussion of the episode can be found here: http://www.chain-attack.com/forums/topic/episode-98-sorscha-vs-lylyth3/
Note: The audio has significant background noise for approximately the first 10 minutes after which it clears up. Please accept our apologies.
We match Makeda and the Exalted Court (Skorne) vs. Bethayne & Belphagor (Legion). Trevor reports on winning Mage Hunter at Adepticon Hardcore. We discuss list creation, tactics, and we rank both casters. Emanuel gives us his top 5 favorite people he met at Adepticon.
Hosts: Trevor, Jay, Scott and Emanuel Class
Images of the battle, lists used, and discussion of the episode can be found here: http://www.chain-attack.com/forums/topic/episode-97-makeda3-vs-bethayne/
We match Morvahna the Dawnshadow (Circle) vs. Adeptis Rahn Shyeel (Retribution). We discuss list creation, tactics, and we rank both casters. Scott gives us the top 5 reasons Saxon Orrick won’t work for Retribution.
Hosts: Trevor, Jay, Scott and Nick Fitzpatrick
Images of the battle, lists used, and discussion of the episode can be found here: http://www.chain-attack.com/forums/topic/episode-96-emorvahna-vs-rahn/
We match the Hunters Grim (Trollbloods) vs. Captain Phinneus Shae (Mercenaries). We discuss list creation, tactics, and we rank both casters. Jay gives us the top 5 ways to identify a Cryxster (Cryx Hipster).
Hosts: Trevor, Jay, and Scott
Images of the battle, lists used, and discussion of the episode can be found here: http://www.chain-attack.com/forums/topic/episode-95-egrim-vs-shae/
We match Lich Lord Terminus (Cryx) vs. High Exemplar Kreoss (Menoth). We discuss list creation, tactics, and we rank both casters. Jay gives us the top 5 things that deserve the hashtag #ShitScottSays.
Hosts: Trevor, Jay, and Scott
Images of the battle, lists used, and discussion of the episode can be found here: http://www.chain-attack.com/forums/topic/episode-94-terminus-vs-kreoss/