• Trollblood Runeshapers

    Trollkin Runeshapers in Mk3 A Little History The changes to Runeshapers from mk2 to mk3 hurt their value immensely in the eyes of troll players. Way back in the height of mk2, the Runeshapers could charge and unleash a knockdown, at a 10” threat. That changed in January 2016, to a 5.71” threat, as the knockdown turned into an automatic knockdown in a 3” AOE centered on the trollkin. In mk3, the AOE widened to 4”. Force Lock also got dropped in mk3, replaced by battle wizard. They used to prevent movement, and now they get a free casting after

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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