Today I had a great time passing on to the students in my miniature gaming club(at the high school where I teach) the awesomeness of Warmachine. We had two small 18 to 25 pt. skirmish games and the students really picked up the basics rather quickly.
(excuse the blurry pics, used my camera phone)
At the second table the other students had an evenly matched Protectorate vs. Cygnar battle. The Menite heavies(Vanquisher & Crusader) did a nice job while the choir of Menoth sung songs of battle to buff their attacks.
This battle ended in a stalemate(ran out of time) but it wasn't for lack of aggression. Stryker repeatedly unleashed Earthquake while Kreoss responded with often Cleansing Fire. The Vanquisher and Ironclad locked onto each other in close combat while the Lancer and Revenger repeatedly thrusted and parried with their polearms.
It was a lot of fun watching several students learn the game and I look forward to them passing on what they know to others in the club. There's still much to learn, but in a couple of hours time they've mastered the basics and clearly have gained a sense of how different RATS, MATS, DEFS and ARMS affect the game.
It's a game that is simple enough to pick up and enjoy quickly but strategically deep enough to never grow old- that's the greatness of Warmachine!
Update: One of my students was nice enough to send some pics of our battles...he has a much nicer phone(and therefore better photos) than I...