28 February 2010

Ten Tons of Assassination

Ten Tons of Assassination
Thursday March 18,
@ Phoenix Games and Comics.
72 West Center Street
Logan, Utah 84321 6pm to 9pm MST

We will be playing 25 point games in the Mangled Metal/Tooth & Claw format.
(Warcaster & Warjacks or
Warlock & Warbeasts only)
Sign up at Phoenix Games. 
$3.00 entry fee.

21 February 2010

Grim Angus vs Mohsar

Grim had grown fond of the Earthborn he had named Cannonball.  Though most of the Dires that Hoarluk had brought were somewhat unpredictable and hard to control, Cannonball seemed to be more intelligent and intuitive than normal.  He hoped Cannonball would return soon, at least his Impaler and Alten were still with him.  As Grim scanned the landscape through his scope and warlock enhanced senses,  he noticed two things.  First off was the familiar twinge of another warlock nearby, the second was a small tribe of yellow skinned pygmies rushing around excitedly preparing for a fight, and it looked like one of them had learned how to ride a Dire Troll.  His Impaler put his hand on Grim's shoulder, and through the link they both shared the same thought... these little guys might be in trouble.  As the three of them walked past the Swamp Gobbers he had hired, Grim tossed a small bag of coin their way, "Extra payment for your trouble," was all Grim said.  Without complaint, the Gobbers followed and started prepping their tank with fog juice.

18 February 2010

Hoarluk Doomshaper, Rage of Dhunia vs Kommandant Irusk

Mulg was certain he was smarter than most other Dire Trolls, he was also certain he could kill and eat pretty much whatever he wanted..  Krol sat in front of him though, flexing his new hand again, for some reason it made Mulg's stomach churn a little and his appetite wane... a little. 

My buddy texted me for a quick 25pt game and I accepted.  Usually he plays Khador with a bunch of heavy jacks and the Butcher or Karchev.  I figured we'd do a battle of the bigs so I brought some heavies of my own.

My List
Hoarluk Doomshaper, Rage of Dhunia -6
Dire Troll Mauler +9
Earthborn Dire Troll +10
Mulg the Ancient +12

He decided to throw me a curve though and he went infantry heavy.

His List
Kommandant Irusk -6
Kodiak +8
Great Bears of Gallowswood+5
Iron Fang Pikemen (Leader and 9 Grunts) +8
Iron Fang Pikemen Officer & Standard +2
Winter Guard Rifle Corps (Leader and 9 Grunts) +5
Kovnik Jozef Grigorovich +2

08 February 2010

Sevwall reporting in with Templecon experiences:

I came in 8th out of 8 in the finals, so take any experiences I give with a grain of salt. I’m just some dude who got lucky enough to qualify.

But first, I have to qualify. I was planning on playing in 3 tournies, starting with Midnight madness 75 points two caster. I would stop playing tournaments when I qualified.
So, I've played maybe, just maybe, 3 or so 2 caster games ever. I was thinking I was trolls, and that while we may be tough, nothing is tougher than a two caster feat turn the likes of say Irusk1/Butcher1 combined feats.
So I'm thinking that the format would be dominated and won by the list with the most reliable kill condition. Once you kill one caster, the game is easy, especially if your kill condition is not a caster of your own (sorry epic stryker).
Two casters in the trollblood arsenal facilitate the assassination better than most (without risking themselves, sorry Grim). The first is obviously eHoarluk. Wild aggression is just amazing, Goad lets you move two inches when you kill a model, even your own, and the feat lets you strike far, for free. Calandra makes sure that your run doesn't suffer any of the foibles of cold dice, and that you can get higher than average rolls with the feat and fate bound.
After that, it was simply adding things that work easily for tired people (midnight madness is held at midnight and runs until about 10 am, so as little tricks as possible are good).
The final list was as follows:

05 February 2010

Bring the Pain!

So here is my shortlist of my new favorites in MKII. Yeah there are some other good and awesome things, Borka and Fenn Blades I'm looking at you two.

rMadrak - I have always loved him and his surefoot defense buffing goodness. Add in some Carnage and Snap fire and good gravy he is better than usual.

Grim Angus - A feat that is to die for, this Troll controls the battlefield better than he ever did in MKI. Now with the ability to grant hunter, a gun that will blow your shorts off, and a netgun that will make you wish you didn't get too close this Troll is the complete package for scenario play.