• 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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  • 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, Final List Selection

    Best Laid Plans The ugly truth of list building boils down to two truths: Accessibility and Familiarity. More than any other factor, these two concepts form the core of list creation. Accessibility Simply put, accessibility is having a model built, painted, ready for war.  Borrowing is a possibility, but comes with the anxiety with breaking or losing another player’s pieces, or not having access to them on game day. Familiarity Another easy to understand concept, this is knowing the list, the models in the list, and having played them several times. How Accessibility and Familiarity Affected my Texicon Lists I

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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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  • Road to Texicon ’17 Madrak 3, V3

    War Room Army   Trollblood – Madrak’s Band of Heroes (alt-1)   Theme: Band of Heroes 2 / 2 Free Cards 74 / 75 Army     Effigy of Valor – Steamroller Objective   Madrak, Great Chieftain – WB: +29 – Troll Impaler – PC: 11 (Battlegroup Points Used: 11) – Troll Bouncer – PC: 9 (Battlegroup Points Used: 9) – Pyre Troll – PC: 9 (Battlegroup Points Used: 9)   Fell Caller Hero – PC: 0 Horthol, Long Rider Hero – PC: 8 Fell Caller Hero – PC: 5   Trollkin Fennblades – Leader & 9 Grunts: 15 –

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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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