As for the accusation of Warmachine being imbalanced I simply have to laugh. Wargames in general will never be perfectly balanced less it's dumbed down to a simplistic "Rock, Paper, Scissors" simulator. I can't speak for the MK.I rules of Warmachine, as I've said I've been playing for about 3 months or so and my experience has only been with the MK.II rules, but as a fan of both Warmachine and Warhammer I must say that the guys at Privateer have a FAR more balanced game then anything GW has put out. I love me some Warhammer, but making any attempt at calling the game balanced is laughable, especially when they have 4 armies with rules that are 2 editions out of date. Privateer has done the work to make sure ALL of the models in the entire game are brought up to date with the new edition on day 1, so no one is left behind using old rules. Not only that they allowed the public to playtest the new MK.II rules before they were released resulting in a much more balanced game in the end. I love both games, and no Warmachine is certainly not perfectly balanced, but it's much better off then Warhammer is right now.
Excellent post! Rep! I just got the rulebook and must say when reading it I thought this is Mordhime meets Battle Tech the CCG... If any one has ever played either game you will know what I mean. Its a compliment for sure. This looks to be a great game and I hope to see some more discussion of it here in the future!
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