• Texicon 2017 Day 1, Borka2 vs Rask

    I played several games over the three days of Texicon.  Friday was a 75 point steamroller 2016 tournament, and I played 4 games. I learned that there is so much variety in this game.  Despite variety, some people will end up playing similar lists with similar playstyles.  In planning my own strategy and play, I probably shouldn’t get hung up on how to combat certain lists, but focus on win conditions and combating overall win strategies. First game, I ran Borka 2 into Gators.  He had tough, snacking gators, and I had snacking trolls. Minions Theme: The Blindwater Congregation 2

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  • CID Borka2 vs Harkevich

    I played Borka2 with Kriel Company. **RED** None **ORANGE** Automatic knockdown on Borka’s mount may be too much.  Combined with the free Pyre troll animus, warrior northkin buff, and the Defiant Rage, it means 5 automatic 3d6 pow 20 hits.  Although I enjoyed killing Harkevich with the bear, my opponent felt this may have been too overpowering. **YELLOW** Snow Shroud doesn’t allow models or units to have protection from cold, so the list building for Borka2 will be limited to things that will benefit from his feat.  The War Wagon would have lasted one more turn had it made things

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  • Road to Texicon, Borka2

    I love this model!  Why don’t I run him more often?  Honestly, I do not know.  I think it stems from one of my early losses with him, where my opponent simply backs up and waits for my feat to expire, then hacks out some sort of assassination run. I’ve come to the conclusion that Borka, Vengeance of the Rimshaws is probably fine, and that my tactics need adjustment.  Unfortunately for me, all of Borka and Northkin is about to change, due to the CID beginning soon.  Texicon is only two weeks away at this point, and I loathe the

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  • Borka2 vs Haley2, 35ish points

    I convinced my teenaged daughter to play a little war machine last week.  She likes the electrically charged Cygnar Storm Callers.  They remind her of the “Girl Genius” comic.  So I explained Haley’s powers as a spark and showed her the Storm Strider with the callers and their crazy hair. Cygnar – Haley 35ish Theme: No Theme Selected 36 / 35 Army <! OVER POINT LIMIT !> Major Victoria Haley – WJ: +25 – Thorn – PC: 13 (Battlegroup Points Used: 13) – Firefly – PC: 8 (Battlegroup Points Used: 8) – Firefly – PC: 8 (Battlegroup Points Used: 4)

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  • Road to Texicon ’17

    Texicon is the largest Warmachine event I’ve attended.  It boasts a standard Steamroller, an escalation tournament with three rounds, and a master’s event for those who qualify from one of the others. Escalation The way I understand the web site, it looks like the Escalation games will be limited to three rounds with the same caster and list each round, with more models being added between rounds.  Multiple Trollblood warlocks work at 35, 50 and 75 points.  I’ve played a few, and feel like the best match for me is Borka, Vengeance of the Rimeshaws. War Room Army Trollblood –

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  • Bearka Night

    Bearka 35 pointer The guys at the local store didn’t want to play 75 tonight, in an effort to get more games in and try some new dudes out.  I’ve struggled with rumble and small point Steamroller due to the support I’ve felt is needed with the Troll army.  I also get stuck on model count.  In general, the number of models trolls bring to the table at x points is fewer than other factions.  I’ve read many complaints about how unfair and unbalanced that feels, but I don’t believe the math supports the feeling of unbalance.  I’ll write about

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