After a lifetime of avoiding Warhammer 40K I did play for about 6 months and like most, I like the fluff and model design, but the gaming group I joined moved on to Warmachine. The following thread does sum up my thoughts. I’m enjoying the painting of models and the tactical game. To get a better idea of What is the game like, which provides a good summary with an overview of the factions in the Hordes & War Machine games. What they play like, covers the factions along with common misconceptions.
In an intensely tactical game like War Machine there are a number of tactical considerations for the starting wargamer that are important.
Whether to go first?
Going first can jam the board, and get the first charges.
Going second can choose the best terrain, react to your opponent’s deployment choices, start closer to the scenario scoring elements, and start scoring first.
Model placement to remain with command range, but avoid too many blast causalities, and handle charges.
The measurement of distances. When you can measure and what to look for.
Warmachine & Hordes – Quickstart rules to get you started with twin games of Warmachine and Hordes. There is also a Journeyman League, which introduces the game in easy stages in the form of a friendly competition. Also, check out the tips for a successful Journeyman League.
Battle College – This was a great resource to get an overview of a model or unit with additional thoughts on its use.