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  1. I came up with a way to play Blacksmiths (that includes Anvil & Sledge) that's been dominating. I can outfight Butchers & Brewers with this tempo style, easy. We talk about it in our latest podcast. Navigators cards are discussed for the first portion but at the 56:00 minute mark I go into my list, theory behind it and lineup. http://midwestwargaming.com/podcast/the-pitch-ep-18/
  2. dwhite87

    Tempo-Smiths. A new way to play Blacksmiths

    I still used Ferrite my captain choice, but mostly for her turn 1 legendary. My style is about pulling out all the stops and going all-in on turn one. It doesn't work into a few matchups, Corsair being one so its awesome that you shared that info that someone else is rotating captains and finding success. I really want to try making Anvil my captain into fish so now I'm more excited to give it a go.
  3. When I play smiths I almost always kick off because we have so meany models that can extend our threat ranges that we have plenty of T1 aggressive kickoff strategies. I've yet to kick off into Corsair though and just thinking about it is a difficult problem. Corsair likes to gobble up 4/1 models. Do we do something cheeky and kick off with a beefier master or kick off with tough hide Iron instead? Looking for thoughts from people who've played this.
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    Second Wind Chicago 64 Man Tournament.

    Ticket Purchased. Let's go people, 4 months notice, this isn't the time for planning its the time for purchasing. Think about the details later. Besides, do you civic duty and help me topple the Chicago regime. With our powers combined we can eat all the deep dish and defeat all the Chicagoans on their home turf.
  5. Brilliant Starlight. Thank you!
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    The Fishvigators Set Sail

    Today, Steamforged officially released the second model of the Navigator’s Guild, Fathom, and so we know who will drive Gutter out of the Fishermen’s Guild roster for good as Season Four of Guild Ball Kicks Off! http://midwestwargaming.com/fishvigators/
  7. Tomorrow one of the highest profile tournaments for the US is taking place in Henderson North Carolina. 13 of the top 50 players in the US are attending this event! The tournament is going to be streamed so you should all follow along. https://www.twitch.tv/Tehlon If you aren't from the South and don't think you'll recognize anyone than don't worry. I made it simple and made a writeup of the favorites to win and an underdog team. http://midwestwargaming.com/southeastern-team-tournament/
  8. Public service announcement. I've seen a couple podcast related posts in the last 24 hours with people either having difficulty finding a particular GB podcast or people asking if non-active GB podcasts were any good. Both of these issues stem from iTunes' search feature hiding acting GB podcasts and featuring non-active GB podcasts. Here are the iTunes links to every active Guild Ball podcast. In order for them to be featured when people search "Guild Ball" they need reviews from you. Please click the links and review each of these podcasts. It will take 5 minutes of your time but it will indefinitely help new people see how active our community is by featuring active podcasts. Anatomical Precision https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/anatomical-precision/id1303239276?mt=2 Double Dodge https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/double-dodge-guild-ball-podcast/id1140110129?mt=2 Guild Ball Tonight https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/guild-ball-tonight/id954086278?mt=2 Rage Quit Wire https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rage-quit-wire/id1308704760?mt=2 Roll Better Podcast https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/roll-better-podcast/id1297378881?mt=2 Singled Out https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/singled-out-radio-a-guild-ball-podcast/id1098009438?mt=2 Strictly the Worst https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/strictly-the-worst-guild-ball-podcast/id1156900304?mt=2 The Heroic Play https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-heroic-play/id1145316423?mt=2 The Pitch https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-pitch/id1132859010?mt=2 The Rookie https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-rookie/id1313156331?mt=2
  9. Prior to MuseOn Con, David Pettigrew (missing1leg on the forums) had only 3 tournament games on Longshanks. The tournament hosted many strong players, including two former US WTC members, but David still found a way to win. This is his interview. http://midwestwargaming.com/interview-cinderella-man-david-pettigrew-museon-con-champ/
  10. https://midwestwargaming.podbean.com/e/episode-14-museon-con-wrap-up/ Dan and Lance return from our annual Iowa-based convention and we share our experiences. We both met lots of cool people and we do our best to namedrop and give thanks. In addition we cover lots of Falconer news and briefly talk about Vengeance, that other less important convention.
  11. Mike “the dog” Klein, last month you smashed whiskey and southern dreams by taking down the 50 person Old Jakes Howzat in South Carolina. And then just this past weekend you flew down from New York and carpetbagged the 63 person Spring Fling in Virginia. .... http://midwestwargaming.com/?p=4010&preview=true
  12. There were two big tournaments at Adepticon, the regionals and the Adepticon Championship. Alex Botts won the regionals and Zach won the Adepticon Championship and in doing so he did end up beating Botts and taking ownership of the Longshanks badge, the Bearer of the Torch. http://midwestwargaming.com/interview-adepticon-champion-zach-grey/
  13. Come one, come all to the Geek City March Madness tournament for Guild Ball. It's not going to be bracketed like March Madness, but it's March, and that's when the madness happens, right? Registration at 10, clocks start at 11am. $10.00 entry. Prizes TBD. Think you have what it takes to be the BPI? Bring it. Dan & Lance from The Pitch will be there and we are easy pickings. https://www.facebook.com/events/140144753323258/
  14. Dan and Lance start off episode 11 with a discussion on the Ratcatchers with guest host Pete Kain from the podcast Rage Quit Wire. After we finish oozing about the new disease-ridden guild we segway over into a discussion about every guild and thier auto-include models. https://midwestwargaming.podbean.com/e/episode-11-rats-and-auto-includes-with-rage-quit-wire/
  15. -shout out for a new GB Blog- Hey guys! We’re Johnny Pastrami and “Spartacus” Christiansen, AKA Two Guys and a Pitch! We’re a brand new Guild Ball blog based in northeastern Wisconsin. A few days back, we put up a review of the Old Father’s Harvest box, and here it is!http://twoguysandapitch.blogspot.com/2018/02/dont-fear-review.htmlHope you enjoy!
  16. In this video I play my Hunters vs my local opponent, Rich Arnold’s Farmers. We played at First Turn Games in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Hunters Skatha Theron Fahad Herne Seenah Jaecar Egret Zarola Chaska Ulfr Farmers Thresher Grange Bushel Peck Buckwheat Grace Jackstraw Harrow Tater Millstone
  17. In this latest Guild Ball article from Midwestwargaming we discuss one newbies dream of beating Thresher with some janky Brewers tech and one Master's cautious words of wisdom. http://midwestwargaming.com/explosive-brew-getting-vanvalue-list/ — Pat "VanValue" Van Valzah
  18. dwhite87

    Getting the most "VanValue" out of your list

    No problem. It was originally going to be just an article about my janky-brew but after talking to Pat I figured sharing that discussion would be more valuable a resource
  19. http://midwestwargaming.com/podcast/pitch-ep-9/ Dan and Lance had a slow news week so we instead decided to do another list. This time Lance ranks the top 10 ball fondlers in the game and then they both answer listener questions. Also, there is currently a Tee Spring campaign going on for Midwestwargaming t-shirts so buy one. https://teespring.com/new-midwestwargaming#pid=46&cid=2753&sid=front
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    Winter Painting Contest

    Any ETA on when winners will be announced?
  21. dwhite87

    Building bigger bases

    super happy you posted this. thank you very much
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    Complete list of all GB podcasts

    The rookie has been added and I left a review. thanks
  23. Hello, my name is dan, I like to podcast and blog. That was my icebreaker. And this is my other icebreaker.
  24. For our first episode of 2018 Lance and Dan break from thier normal news-reporting habits and get into the nitty gritty of Blacksmiths. Lance has been known to dabble in these waters and Dan has lost to his brother's Blacksmiths before so they are both experts. Come listen to thier expert opinons and they'll tell you why the midwest is right and why the UK is wrong. Oh, and if you like this podcast please take a moment to leave a review on iTunes, it really helps a lot with visibility. http://midwestwargaming.com/podcast/pitch-ep-8/
  25. Greetings all! This is Lance from the (I’m sure, soon to be) highly famous Guild Ball podcast, The Pitch What? No one gives a damn? Ok, cool… never mind then. I have been tasked to walk those interested in playing the newest team in the Empire of the Free Cities through the basics of opening the box and taking the starting six out for a spin. My hope is that this guide will help you avoid any confusion in your first attempt at playing this very unique team, as well as help you come to your own conclusions as to how to make them click for you in the first few play-throughs. The following is merely “suggestions” of how to begin thinking of each model and, of course, your mileage may vary. With all of those caveats let's get started: http://midwestwargaming.com/beginners-guide-blacksmiths/