• 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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  • 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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  • Horgle2, Three Games and Three Lists

    I tried Horgle into three different guys at 75, 35 and 75 points, in and out of theme.  I don’t have a good grasp of this guy.  He has a potentially powerful feat, providing everything is on fire before his feat.  He has a good Armor buff spell, and Solid Ground is pretty awesome.  His 3 point spell, consuming flames is better cast by the Trollkin Runebearer, aka “Troll Moses,” since he probably wants to keep solid ground running, needs to be at least 12″ from combat, and might want the inviolable resolve running as well.  That means he can

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  • Road to Texicon ’17

    Armor Eater One of the two problems I feel like I face is heavy armor, especially from Khador, and even against Cygnar (Stormwall with Shield, Brick house, etc). With Khador being the most extreme, I figure I’ve got 8 to 10 heavy armored targets to handle in short order.  I figure if I can kite them at range, while still doing damage, then cool.  I’ve got two methods, one in theme, one out of theme that I would like to test. War Room Army Trollblood – Khador Killers (out of theme) Theme: No Theme Selected 75 / 75 Army Hunters

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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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  • Storm Strider vs Celestial Fulcrum

    We played steam 2017 week 2, with a quadrant layout and Breakdown scenario. Lists: War Room Army Circle Orboros – Agent Fulcrum Theme: No Theme Selected 75 / 75 Army Morvahna the Autumnblade – WB: +28 – Wold Guardian – PC: 17 (Battlegroup Points Used: 17) – Warpwolf Stalker – PC: 19 (Battlegroup Points Used: 11) – Brennos the Elderhorn – PC: 17 – Gnarlhorn Satyr – PC: 12   Celestial Fulcrum – PC: 19   Blackclad Wayfarer – PC: 4   Druids of Orboros – Leader & 5 Grunts: 12 Shifting Stones – Leader & 2 Grunts: 3 GENERATED

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  • Grissel

    New direction. War Room Army Trollblood – Grissel Theme: Band of Heroes 2 / 2 Free Cards 75 / 75 Army Grissel Bloodsong, Fell Caller – WB: +29 – Dire Troll Mauler – PC: 15 (Battlegroup Points Used: 15) – Troll Axer – PC: 10 (Battlegroup Points Used: 10) – Troll Impaler – PC: 11 (Battlegroup Points Used: 4)   Horthol, Long Rider Hero – PC: 8 Trollkin Champion Hero – PC: 5   Trollkin Long Riders – Leader & 4 Grunts: 20 Krielstone Bearer & Stone Scribes – Leader & 3 Grunts: 6 – Stone Scribe Elder – PC:

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  • Steamroller CID

    We played a 75 point Steamroller game, Mercs vs Trolls.  We tested with the intent of abusing the Fuel Cache and to evaluate the terrain placement rules.  We also discussed the measuring issue.   I played Trolls, My opponent ran Mercs, and I rolled initiative,  choosing to deploy second. Lists Trollblood Theme: Band of Heroes 2 / 2 Free Cards     75 / 75 Army Horgle, the Anvil – WB: +29 –    Dire Troll Mauler – PC: 15 (Battlegroup Points Used: 15) –    Pyre Troll – PC: 9 (Battlegroup Points Used: 9) –    Dire Troll Bomber

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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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