Heavy Metal Dayz 2014 #HMD14

Independence day – and the Heavy Metal Dayz 2014 (#HMD14) just started – at least partially for those who challenged another team in Germany’s biggest, greatest, simply awesome Warmachine and Hordes team tournament in Oberhausen.

Heavy Metal Dayz 2014 (#HMD14)

Heavy Metal Dayz 2014

Tim – aka Cenobyte – wrote a great introduction for the 10th anniversary Heavy Metal Dayz 2014, so here we go:

Holy hell. This is it. Look at us. We grew old and fat. 10 years of Heavy Metal Dayz – 10 years of Warmachine. From 32 players to 126. We’ve seen many things in this game, some of them bad, most of them great. In my opinion, the game in its current state is better than ever – a development I couldn’t have foreseen.

With Warjacks of Renown, character jacks, epic casters, cavalry, battle engines, legendary casters, colossals and of course their Hordes counterparts; with now 12 factions instead of the original 4 and a complete rules overhaul; with a perfectly functioning tournament system and an active community we now have huge conventions and events as well as countless smaller tournaments and organized play all over Germany and the world.

We too have always tried to push the Heavy Metal Dayz a little further and had high aspirations for our tournament and the players’ experience in it. Through some experience with another wargaming system we first cooked up strange hybrids with clumsy rules, before we finally settled on a system that works well for the HMD and still gives us some space to play around a little.

For some, the tournament, the competition and the game are a priority. For others it’s the socializing, the event itself and the odd beer or ten. We hope that all players feel at home and have a great time at the Heavy Metal Dayz – that’s what we’re doing all this for.

First of all I have to thank Sebastian Kliesow, who has always helped and supported me with our tournaments and especially the Heavy Metal Dayz – we postponed the HMD this time around so that he could take his holiday in peace and still make it this year.

And my gaming club. We’re now back up to over 20 active players and have started to gain a little ground in competitive play, but that’s not the point here. The point is that by the time the HMD start, we all will have pitched in and toiled and bustled for weeks in our spare time for this tournament. Building new tables and terrain, refurbishing old ones, organization, logistics, shopping – it would all never have happened without you. Thus, from me as the “head”: Thank you, “Puppenclub”. Thank you, Headblast.

And of course thanks to all of you who’ve come to game with us, to celebrate and to have a good time. Year in and year out, you are our motivation to keep cooking up new insanities, to keep working only to see what we can accomplish this year.

Last but not least we want to thank our sponsors. Hats off to Ulisses Spiele und Medien GmbH and Fantasy Stronghold for their prize donations and the continuous support of the German Warmaching & Hordes scene as a whole. Tabletop Art also throws in some amazing prices and we’re also grateful to our illustrator Florian Stitz and his support!

Team Kriegsspiele.me

We’re heading to Oberhausen on Saturday and Sunday – and this it what Team Kriegsspiele.me brings to the Heavy Metal Dayz’ birthday party:

Jetelu’s Mercs

Gorten Grundback (*7pts)
* Ghordson Earthbreaker (19pts)
Cylena Raefyll & Nyss Hunters (Cylena and 9 Grunts) (10pts)
Lady Aiyana & Master Holt (4pts)
Eiryss, Angel of Retribution (3pts)
Ogrun Bokur (3pts) (cliented to Gorten)
Orin Midwinter, Rogue Inquisitor (2pts)
Rhupert Carvolo, Piper of Ord (2pts)
Thor Steinhammer (2pts)
Wrong Eye & Snapjaw (9pts)
* Bull Snapper (3pts)

Magnus the Traitor (*6pts)
* Renegade (6pts)
* Renegade (6pts)
* Galleon (18pts)
Greygore Boomhowler & Co. (Boomhowler and 9 Grunts) (9pts)
Kayazy Eliminators (Leader and Grunt) (3pts)
Eiryss, Mage Hunter of Ios (3pts)
Goblin Tinker (1pts)
Gorman di Wulfe, Rogue Alchemist (2pts)
Master Gunner Dougal MacNaile (2pts)
Ogrun Bokur (3pts) (cliented to Magnus)
Reinholdt, Gobber Speculator (1pts)
Saxon Orrik (2pts)

sith-park’s Retribution

Adeptis Rahn Shyeel 6
* Phoenix10
* Sylys Wyshnalyrr, the Seeker2
House Shyeel Battle Mages (Leader and 5 Grunts)5
Houseguard Halberdiers (Leader and 9 Grunts)7
* Houseguard Halberdiers Officer & Standard2
* Soulless Escort1
Lady Aiyana & Master Holt4
Mage Hunter Strikeforce (Leader and 9 Grunts)8
* Mage Hunter Commander2
Arcanist1
Eiryss, Angel of Retribution3
House Shyeel Artificer3
House Shyeel Magister2
Mage Hunter Assassin2
Mage Hunter Assassin2
Houseguard Thane 2

Issyria, Sibyl of Dawn 6
* Discordia10
Dawnguard Sentinels (Leader and 9 Grunts)9
* Dawnguard Sentinel Officer & Standard2
Houseguard Halberdiers (Leader and 9 Grunts)7
* Houseguard Halberdiers Officer & Standard2
Mage Hunter Strikeforce (Leader and 9 Grunts)8
* Mage Hunter Commander2
Stormfall Archers (Leader and 3 Grunts)5
Stormfall Archers (Leader and 3 Grunts)5
Mage Hunter Assassin2
Mage Hunter Assassin2
House Guard Thane 2

@Kriegsspiele’s Khador

Butcher3, The Butcher Unleashed +4
* War Argus
* War Argus
* Beast 09 11
* War Dog 1
Ogrun Bokur 3 (cliented to B3)
Greylord Ternion (Leader and 2 Grunts) 4
Orin Midwinter, Rogue Inquisitor 2
Madelyn Corbeau, Ordic Courtesan 2
Saxon Orrik 2
Iron Fang Pikemen (Leader and 9 Grunts) 8
* Black Dragon Officer & Standard 2
Iron Fang Kovnik 2
Kovnik Jozef Grigorovich 2
Winter Guard Rifle Corps (Leader and 5 Grunts) 5
Winter Guard Mortar Crew (Leader and Grunt) 3
Widowmaker Marksman 2
Kell Bailoch 2
Eiryss, Angel of Retribution 3

Sorscha2, Forward Kommander +6
* Conquest 19 (bonded)
* Sylys Wyshnalyrr, the Seeker 2
Reinholdt, Gobber Speculator 1
Great Bears of Gallowswood 5
Greygore Boomhowler & Co. (Boomhowler and 9 Grunts) 9
Cylena Raefyll & Nyss Hunters (Cylena and 9 Grunts) 10
* Koldun Kapitan Valachev 2
Lady Aiyana & Master Holt 4
Alexia, Mistress of the Witchfire 4

First Game: Team PadF (ohne Zusätze)

We’ve challenged Team PadF (ohne Zusätze) and will face Minions, Menoth and Cygnar in our first games on Saturday morning.

We’re really looking forward to the games as it’s a tournament within the tournament: our 4th game in the regional league we’re playing for the first time this year. So: Wish us some luck! We’ll have lots of fun anyway… :)

About Kriegsspiele

Kriegsspiele (wargames) talks about tabletop wargaming: Warmachine and Hordes in particular; http://Kriegsspiele.me

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