WAR Offers 10 Day Skirmish

Artist rendition of new careers Ork Choppa and Dwarf Slayer.

Artist rendition of new careers Ork Choppa and Dwarf Slayer.

Mythic Entertainment, a division publishing megahouse Electronic Arts, announced today that they have begun offering 10-day free trials for their critically acclaimed Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning.

Based on the mythos of the popular GamesWorkshop tabletop game, WAR continues in the vein of constant battle with unrivaled, world-wide conflict. Players are encouraged and rewarded for grouping together to take on enemy players, up to and including ransacking the enemy’s capital city. Choose a side; Destruction (Chaos, Dark Elves, and Greenskins) or Order (Empire, High Elves and Dwarfs) and wade into the blood soaked perpetual conflict. Battle monstrous creatures, kill untold numbers of other players, re-discover lost and powerful weapons…have all of it recorded in your Tome of Knowledge.

Mythic promises potential new recruits to the armies of WAR, “…ten action-packed days hunting Squigs, stomping Stunties, exploring massive capital cities, and battling opposing players in thrilling Realm vs. Realm™ combat.” Players that sign up are also eligible to play in the current Bitter Rivals live event to unlock the soon-to-be-released careers of Dwarf Slayer and Ork Choppa. T

he free trial is downloadable at http://www.warhammeronline.com/trial.

Launched in September of last year, WAR has been recognized by their peers and critics, receiving numerous “MMO of the Year” and “Best of 2008” awards. Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning is rated T for Teen and is available on PC.

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Necron Goodness

Mwa-ha! Mwa-ha-ha!!

Mwa-ha! Mwa-ha-ha!!

Yes, this isn’t strictly “video game” oriented but I’m shoe-horning it in here. It’s gaming dammit.

SO, back in the day I dabbled in Warhammer. It satiated my OCD nicely with repetative tiny brush strokes and anal attention to distance details.  But I lived in small town USA and GamesWorkshop was but a dream.

Now, my husband and his friends have re-discovered the joy of tabletop gaming and as I type, they are working up a skirmish on the living room floor; codexes and figures strewn about like so many Legos. Two days ago I ordered the Necron codex off the internet. I eagerly await its arrival.

My husband has chosen to create a Tyranid army…basically he is intrigued by playing as the aliens from Starship Troopers. Right down to the black and bumblebee yellow color scheme.

I. Must. Destroy. Him.

For those of you unfamiliar with Necrons, or Warhammer 40k in general, feel free to click on the shiny underlined words to be magically transported to a new page full of more information than you could possibly want and/or need.

So once my codex gets here and I decide what my army will consist of (thinking of starting out with a 1000 point) I will have the pleasure of buying overpriced plastic which I must then put together and paint. GLEE!

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