• 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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  • Grim 1 vs Zaal 2

    The last game I played was a CID game with Grim and the Sea King.  My opponent, a Skorne player, brought Zaal and his Exalted.  The Sea King in CID crushed Zaal after Grim feated and scratched the stone warrior with a shot from Headhunter, his axe rifle. Being that the CID is over for Northkin and a bunch of Trollblood support,  I wanted to play a normal game.  I don’t feel like running the stone; CID ruined it for me.  I can’t play a stone that won’t fill itself. I almost turned back to Cygnar for a day, but

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  • Grim vs Makeda in CID

    Testing these models Sea King Grim Krielstone Runeshaper Lists Trollblood Theme: Kriel Company 1 / 1 Free Cards 75 / 75 Army Grim Angus – WB: +29 – Trollkin Runebearer – PC: 4 – Sea King – PC: 36 (Battlegroup Points Used: 29) – Dire Troll Bomber – PC: 19 – Swamp Troll – PC: 8 War Wagon – PC: 16 Troll Whelps – 5 Whelps: 4 Krielstone Bearer & Stone Scribes – Leader & 5 Grunts: 9 – Stone Scribe Elder – PC: 3 Thumper Crew – Gunner & 2 Grunts: 5 Pummeler Crew – Gunner & 2 Grunts:

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  • Texicon 2017 Day 1, Borka2 vs Butcher3

    Butcher3 or Vlad 1.  Either way, I had just played two Madrak games in a row, and his army wasn’t feeling very strong into Khador.  I think it needs a Mauler. So I picked up the bear and vowed not to throw away the wagon.  First turn, I should have played slower.  Turn 2, I could have feated.  As it was, I wound up facing a top of turn 2 assassination. So I found myself cramped in, Borka repositioned behind the wall.  I wish I had feated.  But I didn’t think he would make a run at the beginning of

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  • Texicon 2017 Day 1, Madrak3 vs Butcher3

    The second Khador player I ran against presented Butcher 3 and Strakov 2. I had never played into Strakov or the third Butcher, and figured the Fennblades could take the impacts from the pikemen.   So I picked Madrak3.  He picked Butcher, and I did a quick read on his abilities.  There weren’t a lot of ways to score, and I knew I needed to keep the Butcher at bay. The blurry photo illustrates how I tried to screen with fennblades and other meat, while presenting a retaliatory threat if the Butcher tries to move in. The meat falls to

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  • Texicon 2017 Day 1, Madrak3 vs Vlad1

    I hate getting clocked.  So much so that it affected how I played the second game.  It’s weird, because I designed the Madrak3 list knowing the meat would require lots of time for my opponent to cut through. I played well, spacing out, and claiming the zone.  However, I should have dominated the flag.  Instead, I swarmed the center, took out his objective, and led by a few points.  If I had run over to the flag, I could have won the race to 5. He did manage to put zone pressure on me, with the armor.  But it took

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  • 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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  • War Wagon

    The War Wagon.  Need I say more?   I love this model in so many ways, I think I will buy another. All paints were Vallejo, the grass woodland scenic and the mud was Vallejo.  To mage the bison connect to the yoke, I had to drill out and pin.  I think it worked pretty well.  

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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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