I’ve had a few friendly games, mostly 1v1v1 or other group games with a small number of Steamroller style. Jarl has done well each time he’s been fielded.
The last game had Jarl overseeing a Bomber, two Impalers and a Mauler. I left the stone behind, threw in some Warders, Scatter Gunners and a Bushwhacker unit. The Gunners got popped by Khador and Widowmakers, with the Warders taking a couple hits to prolong the shooting until the Gunners could close range.
One of the Impalers got lucky with a boosted hit, knocking back a Skorne Titan, then Jarl almost finished it off. Had the Bushwhacker troops been deployed, they certainly would have finished the beast off. The Bomber was able to trash a heavy, with support from the Mauler.
I have to say, Jarl’s ability to speed up a jack or unit really helps project my forces. I’m going to try Fennblades again with him In a list like this:
War Room Army
Trollblood – 2017-3 Jarl Skuld (2)
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75 / 75 Army
Jarl Skuld, Devil of the Thornwood – WB: +30
– Dire Troll Bomber – PC: 19 (Battlegroup Points Used: 19)
– Troll Impaler – PC: 11 (Battlegroup Points Used: 11)
– Dire Troll Mauler – PC: 15
– Troll Axer – PC: 10
Fell Caller Hero – PC: 5
Pyg Bushwhackers – Leader & 9 Grunts: 15
Trollkin Warders – Leader & 2 Grunts: 10
Trollkin Fennblades – Leader & 9 Grunts: 15
– Trollkin Fennblade Officer & Drummer – Officer & Drummer: 5
I also really dig Magic Bullet. Having the Bomber for snipe and Impaler as backup snipe is super helpful. Into Makeda, with the Skorne changes, I think Jarl would suffer if facing a large Battlegroup. Assassination would be off the table with all the shield guard beasts.
Until I get my Wagon and Dozer put together, I will continue to use Jarl to experiment with unit efficiency and placement.
New Models Inbound
I have Grissel 2 and a unit of Long Riders on the way. I’d like to try her with a Band of Heroes list based on the riders. I’m still looking for a good deal on those sorcerers, the knot, and rock chuckers. Another whelp group would be cool too.