• 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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  • Minion Friendly Trollblood Warlocks

    Trollblood with Minions? Yes.  With the themes of Mk3, and the tendency of Trollbloods to be outright racist, the internet seems to have forgotten that some minions will actually work for Trollbloods.  Unfortunately,  no minions, not even the trollkin or adoptive trollkin models are partisan.  That means we can’t apply feats or spells that specify “Friendly Faction” models. What to we do with that limitation?  We min-max.  Which warlocks work best with minions in their army?  Do we have any warlocks that actually make minions a good choice?  How do we fit these potentially powerful sell-swords into our forces? Pro-minion

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  • Road to Texicon ’17 Madrak 3, V3

    I’m still thinking Madrak 3 should by my primary list.  Last weekend I had a 2v2 Khador/Trollblood vs Cryx/Skorne with a few guys at one of the LGS.  We ended up splitting the space so that I could face off with the Cryx army, who placed most of their forces opposite me, except for a unit of ghost pirates who took the flank on the other side of the Skorne forces.   During the game, the Mauler ends up doing hardly anything.  It kills ooff a light jack in like one hit, without even having Rage running.  I suppose it

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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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  • Beth’s Mad Wall

    Playing what you own means you don’t always have the most popular or theoretically optimized pieces in the game.  I think Warmachine is actually fairly forgiving when dealing with what you own versus what the Internet says you should own.  But I also believe that the winners win because of skill.  They win because they understand how their pieces work, how their opponents pieces work, and they have a clear plan from the beginning on how they intend to win.  I’ve seen supposedly unbeatable lists lose due to gotcha plays, Terrain issues, dice spikes and just plain poor positioning or

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  • Beth’s E-Leap of Faith

    Time for my Major Beth Maddox list. I’m going lightning heavy.  A little crazy,  but I really want a Storm Knight combined arms thing.  I know this list doesn’t seem to play into her strengths, since my hits feel low compared to the Hammer spam or Ironclad spam I’ve seen tossed around.  It also doesn’t include Ragman.  I figure with all the lightning thrown about, he is likely to be hit during the first wave.  So he doesn’t belong here.  He can hang out with the Sword Knights in another list. Cygnar – Beth’s E-Leap of faith 74 / 75

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