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    KITTENS GIVE MORBO GAS! theyak's Avatar
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    Trollkin!

    So, this is to officially announce that I have decided to turn to hordes as a non-40K game for my indulgence. Right now 40K is utterly rather uninteresting to me(other than mini painting) and have been looking for another game.

    I have started collecting a trollkin army!
    So far, I only have one figure as a test model of Borka Kegslayer. I've done a minor conversion with him and will be painting him up in the next week or so.

    There's gotta be a lot more people playing hordes/warmachine than currently posting here.

    If you're a trollkin player, I'd be very interested to hear your thoughts on what "works"
    I'm very new to the concept of warmachine and can't even begin to formulate what "types" of armies/warbands are even possible.

    Thanks in advance!

    W/D/L Eleventy trillion billion/NONE/ NONE - I am STILL rulezor!
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    Welcomme to this great game!

    Borka is a very nice model, but I recommend the Warpack to get you started. Its cheap (you basicly get half of Madrak and a light 'beast for free!) and gives you all the basic rules and it is a balanced starting force.

    The HORDES rulebook is, of course, a good buy as well.

    Looking forward to seeing your Borka! It is a cool model!

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    Interesting. I was considering the warpack, but was turned off by the impalers.
    Someone told me the impalers were rather iffy.
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    Impalers own. They have a very nice ranged attack and their anmius makes them very lethal snipers. I have only had bad experiences with them (ie. my friend uses them to impale my models with great success!).

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    Very interesting. I may have to look into them then.
    But then again, I hear that everything in hordes/warmachine is usable AND good at what they do.
    Its just a matter of using them right.
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    Yeah, impalers are SICK!
    Crit slam is downright mean.
    I've only had bad experience by them as well (one of my buddies plays them regularly).

    Trolls are awesome, great stories, good "synergy" amongst them, and if you can roll tough rolls, can be downright annoying to kill.

    Decent Arm, most with lots of health boxes, and tough, and a ton of buffs makes them a decent faction.

    Depending on your casters, you may have trouble with terrain, but nothing as bad as skorne.

    Good luck to ya, and let us know how it goes for ya!
    My armies:
    16,000+ of Eldar (only need flyers)
    7,000+ of Nids (want heirophant)
    6,000+ of Space Marines (need rever titan)
    4,400+ of Cygnar (all models for the faction)
    1,500+ of Legion (just started)

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    Thanks tarzen. i will probably use this thread to update how my stuff is going(along with the painting thread) I just got the pyg keg bearer about 80% done last night.

    I'll be starting with borka soon. I just really like the trollkin models, the personality of the range is TOP notch.

    What I would like to have in my warband:

    Borka, dire troll mauler, dire troll blitzer, winter troll, pyre troll.
    I've been enamored with the long riders as well.

    Now, what I'm not sure of is whether there is anything like a force org, or limitations on warbeasts etc.
    CAN I have an army of big things, or is that not the best idea?
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    You certainly can go all out on the beasts (legion probably does this best with the shredder herds), but you really run the risk of your army turning on itself during frenzy. But since you don't have the option for any small based models, so all yourstuff is technically big And with borka, more models = more fun with barroom blitz!

    And the Cav are simply wonderful for most all factions (I'm very happy to say I lucked out with WM and H cav being the best for my factions).

    Yeah, if I liked the models more, I'd play trolls, as I love their fluff and stories, and their feel and spells. They work really well as ultiple parts fitting together, which is usually my playstyle, but I do like the get it done approach of legion. It's a nice change for me.

    Love to see how it all comes together for ya.
    My armies:
    16,000+ of Eldar (only need flyers)
    7,000+ of Nids (want heirophant)
    6,000+ of Space Marines (need rever titan)
    4,400+ of Cygnar (all models for the faction)
    1,500+ of Legion (just started)

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    Thanks tarzen.

    Isn't there an Trollkin shaman or somesuch that makes your guys ignore frenzy? I thought I heard someone talk about that.

    So... frenzy is bad? I just figured I'd just charge my guys balls to the walls at the enemy and try to let frenzy work for me.
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    Frenzy can be usefull, but you loose control of your 'beasts when they do and you run the risk of them charging your own models or getting bogged down in an infantry horde that they can't handle.

    I recommend reading the rules on PPs website:
    http://www.privateerpress.com/docs/h...quickstart.pdf

    Could you link us to your painting thread?

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