07 March 2009

Madrak Ironhide... Oldy and Goodie!

Picture Courtesy of Battle College

My favorite caster, non-Epic, good ole boy, Madrak. There is a lot of hate for his favored play style coined, "The Brick" but I love it. With the advent of new models from Metamorphasis the brick is better than ever.

Here are a couple write ups on my favorite caster from the forums at Privateer Press and Battle College. Both of them are older and in the interest avoiding redundancy I will post some of my own Favorite Combination with him and leave some of what has already been done alone.

First of all here is my latest BRICK list using Table Top Commander
Faction: Trollblood
Points: 750
Model Count: 40
Victory Points: 27

Madrak Ironhide
Slag Troll
Troll Impaler
Fell Caller
Trollkin Hero
Trollkin Hero
Kriel Warriors [9] (3 added)
> Kriel Warrior Standard & Piper [2]
Krielstone Bearer & Stone Scribes [6] (2 added)
> Stone Scribe Elder [1]
Trollkin Champions [5]
Trollkin Scattergunners [6] (0 added)
Gatormen Posse [3] (0 added)
Swamp Gobber Bellows Crew [2]

Some might wonder about my lack of beasts, but with my Play style I use them strictly for support until they are absolutely needed into the Fray. Usually there is at least one Impaler and some other Ranged light depending on if I Play against Warmachine(Slag Troll) or Hordes(Pyre Troll). Of note with rMadrak since the newest release is the Stone Scribe Elder and the Hero.

The Elder brings versatility to the Brick, which is an otherwise very one-dimensional way to play, and he helps with survivability against armies with lots of blast damage and continuous effects like Cryx and Menoth. The Elder also extends the KSB protective Aura to a Maximum of 11" though it takes Madrak two turns of dumping fury on the KSB, he will still have enough left for Surefoot by Turn 2.

The Hero on the other hand, is tailor made for the Brick and Madrak's Feat 'Crusher'. Even without a couple of deaths by Champions, this guy will almost always surprise your opponent by striking out from the Brick to go kill something. Bringing two Heros just gives you two waves of killing goodness. Plus with Reach and Crusher he can wade through your enemies, making it so Madrak and the Fel Callers can stay back in the Brick to Finish things off.

Don't know what a brick is, BC Brick, PP Brick

1 comment:

  1. This sounds much like the brick we played for 2.5 hours that one day. The SSE sure is a heck of a model. I look forward to playing you again soon.

    Also...you blog is looking awesome already!