Thursday, October 3, 2013

Crisis of Faith

Figliturally (trademarked) I am having a crisis of faith. I am all hyped on Warmachine right now. The crisis though has popped up due to Menoth. I was all set to learn the game and grow with it playing Cryx. I love Deneghra, I like the undead angle, and I got a great deal on figs and have room to grow. All should be right in the world.

But it isn't. I also got a small set of Menoth stuff a while back in the hopes that my friend Robert could use them. Well Robert went and got into Cygar instead (which is cool). But that left me with another book to read...and models to play with. And once I started reading the Menoth book...I really really liked it.

On a personal note, I've never been one to have a strong faith in the holy. Not a big fan of religion, and it took me years to finally come to a place where I am accepting and happy with my faith and belief. I have to say, I have always been jealous of those that have a strong faith. What an amazing thing it is to believe so completely in something that it soothes your soul and sets your mind and heart at ease. That sounds wonderful.

As a big roleplaying nerd, I've always been attracted to the divine classes. I think because I don't have that sort of belief, it is great to play someone who does.

Warmachine has a whole faction to play like that and it is really intriguing. Plus they have some great models. Originally, I was going to go with Feora and a bunch of flameguard. I like themed sue me. Plus, Feora seems so different from Denny in terms of play style. However, the more I've been reading about Menoth, the more I like Kreoss. He's a decent guy who does right by his men. How can you not like that?

So there is the problem. I have all this cryx stuff, which I like. But I also have a starter of Menoth which I could use instead. What do I do?


  1. I would say play your Cryx for a year. Box up your Protectorate and just put it away until say summer of 2014. Play Cryx in a few events and leagues, sink your teeth into it.

    Then unbox the Protectorate and box up Cryx for a while. Then when that's done see how you feel about playing both.

  2. If you want to fall in love with Cryx, get Terminus. He is more fun than watching popcorn jump. Load him up on focus after he casts his upkeep on himself and go hunt down the enemy caster. He isn't subtle, but he is terrifying (and the best model in the entire game IMHO).

    I'm pleased to hear that you are starting to take your faith seriously, I assure you God has always taken you very seriously. There is nothing in this life, not family, friends, work, or play that is more important than knowing who Jesus is and what He has done for you. Life on Earth is very short, what lies beyond it is eternal.