30 April 2010

Awesome Armies ~ Borka by Goris

To kick off our newest Series, Awesome Armies, Goris has given us a write up on Borka and the successes, strategies, strengths and weaknesses with the army he has chosen to go with it.  

Now, I am a huge fan of the eDoomy beast trifecta. However, that being such a popular list of late, I decided during nightfall to branch out and try our lower fury Melee centric casters. So I tailored a Borka list that has been working very well for me and provides a good number of troops, a few beasts and some great speed.

Points: 50
Borka Kegslayer (*5pts)
* Troll Axer (6pts)
* Earthborn Dire Troll (10pts)
Kriel Warriors (Leader and 5 Grunts) (4pts)
* 1 Kriel Warrior Caber Thrower (1pts)
* Kriel Warrior Standard Bearer & Piper (2pts)
Krielstone Bearer and 3 Stone Scribes (3pts)
* Krielstone Stone Scribe Elder (1pts)
Trollkin Fennblades (Leader and 9 Grunts) (8pts)
Trollkin Long Riders (Leader and 2 Grunts) (7pts)
Alten Ashley, Monster Hunter (2pts)
Fell Caller Hero (3pts)
Fell Caller Hero (3pts)
Horthol, Long Rider Champion (5pts)

How to win by PPS_Mod:Josh

This post was orginally posted HERE on the Privateer Press Forums by PPS_MOD JOSH.  It sums things up nicely and so I wanted to include it here.

If you're reading this, it's because of one of two reasons. The first is that you saw a thread started by a red name and you're curious to see what I have to say. The other is that you're interested in finding out how to win. I'll do my best to make it worth your while either way.

You see, I just read yet another topic discussing faction imbalances, and how a particular model is overpowered. There have been topics like this since the beginning, back when people eagerly awaited the chance to pick up the shiny new Cygnar and Protectorate battle boxes.

So I figured it was about time to explain how you can win, regardless of faction, point total, or army list. I expect some of you will ignore this and move on. Hopefully others will read it, think about it, and rely upon it.

26 April 2010

Nightfall Review ~ Solos

Fel Caller Hero ~ He is an animal.  Who would have though all you had to do was increase his RAT a little and he would become a killing machine?  I like him on offense much more than I used to, but losing the ability to buff RAT & MAT still stings a little every time I use him.  Nightfall killing machine he should have been... spraying five sword knights in one attack = good.  Hitting one of them = Bad.  Not killing the one he hit = Insulting.  Redemption came in the form of a mostly dead unit of exemplars in another game but the lack of damage was already done.
Nightfall Rating 3 Stars
Least Favorite Band ~ Kriss Kross

23 April 2010

Nightfall Review ~ Units

Kriel Warriors, Caber Tosser, Standard & Piper ~ The staple, the bread and butter, the left and right arm... these guys do thier job and do it well.  And what is their job you might ask?  Well, they run up and do their best not to die too fast.
Nightfall Rating 3 Stars
Nightfall tool of choice ~ The 'Log Puller' ~Lady & The Tramp

22 April 2010

Nightfall Review ~ Warbeasts

Pyre Troll ~ Played a single game with this guy.  I think because I'm still reeling from when he got nerfed... yeah he is awesome again but I need to work him back in.
Nightfall Rating 2 Stars.
Nightfall Question ~ Are we there yet?

Slag Troll ~ Probably the reason why the Pyre Troll hasn't seen more action.  That and there are lots lots lots more Warmachine players in my lgs than there are Hordes.  That means we needs our jack killer.  For the record, my Slag Troll has been tearing it up in Nightfall.. though he does lack a little bit of punch... most our light beasts with two open fists do.
Nightfall Rating 4 Stars.
Nightfall Medical Condition ~ Mild Siderosis, with some outbreaks.

20 April 2010

Nightfall Review ~ Casters

As my local gaming group heads into the Nightfall Championship/Finale scenario I thought I'd spend a few days and a few posts highlighting the best and worst performances.  Starting today with Casters.

Madrak Ironhide, Thornwood Chieftan ~ Saw only one game so far, but it was a doosie.  35 Points and eeked out a luky win when PS 19 Thrown Axe took out a screening Man-O-War and Snap Fire Took Sorcsha in the face dropping her. 
Nightfall Rating 3 Stars. 
Nightfall Question ~ What is Ricochet?