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Trollbloods

PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:43 pm
by Fool
So I was thinking about picking up some Trolls for my Fantasy army, and I like the look of the WarMachine ones a lot more than the current GW ones. I was curious if it was worth it to magnetize them and possibly start WM too. If I were to pick up:

Rok
Troll Axer
Troll Bouncer
Troll Impaler
Trollkin Hero

What else in would I need in terms of models to have a playable (and decent) list? Or are all these guys junk for WM?

Re: Trollbloods

PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:11 pm
by Daggermouth
Doooo it. Trolls have tons of viable lists, it really depends on what caster you're looking to play. Have you given that any thought? Most of their casters can run pretty beast heavy (arguably the cheapest way to get into the game). Epic Doomshaper is definitely the stand out here.

Re: Trollbloods

PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:15 pm
by Fool
Daggermouth wrote:Doooo it. Trolls have tons of viable lists, it really depends on what caster you're looking to play. Have you given that any thought? Most of their casters can run pretty beast heavy (arguably the cheapest way to get into the game). Epic Doomshaper is definitely the stand out here.


Haven't even read the rules yet, I just figured if I was going to be buying 6 Warmachine trolls, I might as well see if I could field a Warmachine army too.

Re: Trollbloods

PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:25 pm
by Guy In Suit
Get this one. He is pure brokesauce if there is terrain on the board - and warmachine is all about brokesauce.

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Re: Trollbloods

PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:38 pm
by zee
All those light beats are useful, with the Axer and the Impaler being the most commonly fielded models. If you're getting the Rok boxed set, get some extra arms and bits from Hoard O' Bitz and you'll have a multi-beast that can transform to the Mauler or the Blitzer too (I think, anyway, I haven't seen this done yet).

Just add the prettiest looking warlock to that, and you'll be able to play some "Mangled Metal" (all beasts, no infantry) games immediately.

Re: Trollbloods

PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:49 pm
by SteveinNYC
Everything but the Bouncer is popular. The Bouncer's fine though, you can play it.

To build Rok you need the plastic Troll heavy warbeast. The plastic heavy is modular, and you can build 3 different heavies with it. The reason Rok is so cheap is because he's a head and two fists that you use to modify the plastic heavy. On the plus side, if you magnetize the plastic heavy (which is easy) you'll have your choice of 3 warbeasts or Rok. The base 3 warbeasts that you can build include a Bomber, which is very popular.

You could field a 25 point list with the models you've got plus a warcaster. Epic Doomshaper runs beast-heavy well. The list would be more fun than competitive, but it wouldn't be bad and that's about the best you can hope for since you're picking models at random.

Re: Trollbloods

PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:59 pm
by Trollicious
If you want to run just those models to start with, I'd actually suggest Borka Kegslayer. It's a nice axe-to-face list that has a nice amount of speed, and hitting power. Plus, you'll really learn how the fury mechanic works with frenzying beasts and damage transference.