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 / 2 Free Cards 75 / 75 Army

Rask – WB: +27

– Blackhide Wrastler – PC: 16 (Battlegroup Points Used: 16)

– Blackhide Wrastler – PC: 16 (Battlegroup Points Used: 11)

– Bull Snapper – PC: 0

Wrong Eye – Wrong Eye & Snapjaw: 17

– Snapjaw

Bog Trog Mist Speaker – PC: 0

Gatorman Witch Doctor – PC: 4

Croak Hunter – PC: 4

Gatorman Posse (Blindwater) – Leader & 4 Grunts: 17

Gatorman Posse (Blindwater) – Leader & 4 Grunts: 17

Gatorman Bokor & Bog Trog Swamp Shamblers – Bokor & 9 Grunts: 11

My list was out of theme, because I love the War Wagon.  Kriel Company didn’t release soon enough.

War Room Army

Trollblood – Texicon Borka2

Theme: No Theme Selected

75 / 75 Army

Borka, Vengeance of the Rimeshaws – WB: +29

– Rök – PC: 21 (Battlegroup Points Used: 21)

– Dire Troll Mauler – PC: 15 (Battlegroup Points Used: 8)

– Troll Axer – PC: 10

– Storm Troll – PC: 9

– Earthborn Dire Troll – PC: 15

War Wagon – PC: 16

Northkin Shaman – PC: 4

Northkin Shaman – PC: 4

Troll Whelps – 5 Whelps: 4

Krielstone Bearer & Stone Scribes – Leader & 3 Grunts: 6

I was able to take my zone, and sort of shut out the minions.  Wagon took center.  I remember fearing pretty early, second turn maybe?

Don’t try to zoom the photo….it was blurry.

Gators kept me from leaping forward in points.  I only scored on my turn.  I basically handed the wagon off, trying to charge through the 8 box tough gators at ARM 16. Whoops.  If I had it to do over again, I’d just take the spray and cannon shots.  Wrong Eye kept my dice from rolling well, and I should have made him a priority for the storm troll and Wagon gun.  Lessons learned.

I held my own, but the wagon fell to some dudes and a wrastler, and I was able to keep gators off Borka with some creative countercharging.

Eventually, I got overwhelmed, and couldn’t keep up with attrition.  Wrong Eye really was the game winner.  We were close on clock, and I was the first player.  Death Clock claimed Borka.