• Kriel Company, Horgle or Grim2?

    Kriel Company  Horgle2 or Grim2 First, a disclaimer. At the time of this writing, the Northkin CID has not gone public. The Runebearer still costs 4, and doesn’t extend control range. We won’t know if it has changed for a month or two. We also don’t know if the Krielstone will be changed to its final CID version. And the Pyre Trolls are up for review as well, so we have some things to readdress after the Northkin CID goes public. So, in the current game state, we have two warlocks who play Kriel Company a little differently from each

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  • Kara Sloan and Gun Mages

    Captain Kara Sloan. Her name summons nightmare visions of a wall of Hunters, threatening your caster on turn 1.  I guess that’s a way to play her, but I can’t see it being very successful.  I am pretty sure most factions have a way to handle the gun line, and with terrain being what it is, there should be fewer LOS opportunities for Kara to exploit. She is dangerous. Her weapon of choice, a Magelock rifle named Spitfire, hits from 14″ and does a POW 12 with 3 dice of damage.  Sloan can boost the damage roll, for 4d6 at

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  • Dhunian Knot

    Trolls get to play with colors and schemes in ways that Cygnar and the more organized faction armies don’t.   I’ll base these models shortly, and they’ll be table ready. My paint job isn’t super high quality, but at this point I only need to be able to play at the “must be painted” tables. Tactics The Dhunian Knot doesn’t want to fight in hand to hand combat.  Against single HP dudes, they only have a rough 25% chance at a kill.  So what does this unit have to offer the Trollblood army? Healing At first, I thought the healing

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  • Road to Texicon, Ragnor test, v2

    Things don’t always work.  In last night’s test game, things didn’t work. I played into a merc list. War Room Army   Mercenary – New Army   Theme: No Theme Selected 74 / 75 Army     Magnus the Traitor – WJ: +30 – Renegade – PC: 10 (Battlegroup Points Used: 10) – Renegade – PC: 10 (Battlegroup Points Used: 10) – Mangler – PC: 15 (Battlegroup Points Used: 10)   Hammerfall Siege Crawler – PC: 18   Master Gunner Dougal MacNaile – PC: 4 Gastone Crosse – PC: 4 – Mariner – PC: 14   Cylena Raefyll & Nyss

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  • Road to Texicon, Ragnor

    Ragnor Lothbrok Not quite. He’s Ragnor Skysplitter, the Runemaster, and he’s Madrak’s pairing for day one of Texicon.  I considered taking the Borka2 list, but I feel like Ragnor has a touch more punch.  His feat affects all attacks, and reduces enemy punch by a whole die.  With the stone running, we have ARM 21 beasts and 1 less die on the feat turn. Pulverizer gives +2 and beat back, and when combined with the stone elder and Rage, we have a POW19 Slag Troll, POW 21 Earthborn, POW 25 Mountain King, and yes, even the Winter troll becomes POW

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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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  • Troll progress report

    Jarl Skuld I’ve had a few friendly games, mostly 1v1v1 or other group games with a small number of Steamroller style.  Jarl has done well each time he’s been fielded. The last game had Jarl overseeing a Bomber, two Impalers and a Mauler.  I left the stone behind, threw in some Warders, Scatter Gunners  and a Bushwhacker unit.  The Gunners got popped by Khador and Widowmakers,  with the Warders taking a couple hits to prolong the shooting until the Gunners could close range. One of the Impalers got lucky with a boosted hit, knocking back a Skorne Titan, then Jarl

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  • Jarl Skuld list

    This guy wants to be Caine so bad.  But he isn’t.  So what can I do with his list?  First off, I’m thinking gun line.  Secondly, Troll RAT is dead average.  A 5 means I’m struggling to hit a heavy warjack. Knocking down things seems to be the easiest method available to hit things.   War Wagon gives Jarl’s army a chance to hit stuff.  Dozer and Smigg boost the wagon’s shots.  The Bomber gives Jarl access to Snipe, and that means his threat extends to 22″ plus a 4″ magic bullet off the main guy hit.  So sure, you

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  • Fennblades vs Khador Units

    What to do with the Fennblades I can’t tell what these guys want to do.  Who should I throw them into?  Can they do well into armor? Are they supposed to be a front line or retaliatory unit? I’ve decided to pit them against a slew of Khador units to see how they perform. I’m skipping weapon crews, since I’m fairly certain that once the Fenn arrive, they’re sure to kill the bastards with their oversized swords. I’m going to use the Odds Machine for calculating probability to kill.  Depending on the hour of the evening, I may make mistakes.  Send

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