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Riot Quest Preview- Warmachine Rules

Travis Marg went ahead and shared these models over in Mercs and Cygnar facebook groups. They are the non-CID/fully internal playtest rules for the Warmachine versions of Riot Quest Models. None of these seem to be game breaking, but they do come equipped with enough rules to sink a card deck.Probably most interested in how the Storm Knight plays, but honestly I just want to wait until they release the Pyg Tank before I get too interested in what they're putting out there.

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Doug Hamilton's alt Zaal2

Doug showed this off as a custom mod he was working on when Matt Wilson asked him, "Why aren't we selling this?" And so now this alternative Ancestral Advocate Zaal re-skinned as an animated ancient Egyptian stone statue (as opposed to a animated Skorne stone statue) will be for sale at this year's Lock and Load along with the alternate Doom Reavers.At a guess, they didn't just put this into the minicrate because they tend to make those models widely accessible, more Merc and Minion than anything else, and also because there will be a Skorne model already available in the line.Still hoping to see that Uber whelp he posted around the same time!

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Game 17: Grim Angus vs. Kolgrima, Civil War

Steven and I played a third game in the basement, playing out battle 2 of the Trollbloods Civil War Trolloff! I won the roll and elected to go first and Steven picked the other side of the table.I put Weald Secrets on the Dire Troll Mauler and sent the Bomber out on the right to try and hold the zone against the Fennblades. Kolgrima thought she was safe behind a cloud, but the Bog Trog Mist Speaker gave the Hooch Hauler Guidance and Grim Angus feated, taking her down to a tasty DEF 11.I still missed with one of the Hooch Hauler attacks, but she was oiled and on fire, so she would have to retreat from the front liens earlier than she would like. She is one of the squishier Troll warlocks, but her gameplan often includes bringing her forward to feat or spray dudes. Lucky (or unlucky) for her, she didn't have much to spray into my cold immune army.The Fennblades do a bunch of damage to the Bomber, but fail to kill it. Kolgrima has no choice but to back that thang up just a bit. Grim Angus fails to cast Rage on t

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Dhunian Archon CID Week 2

I know there's a lot in the CID aside from the Dhunian Archon, but if you know me you know I don't care. MAYBE I'll look at the Primal Archon a little bit, but I don't have a ton of time to even test/theorize the one for my faction. So let's go over some of the changes.REDUCED COST - This one is kind of an okay, we're going to acknowledge that maybe she's not as effective as we though, but you Trollbloods players won't care because she'll be free. Enjoy! I shouldn't get too excited because the points cost reduction means she'll be more accessible outside of our faction to Circle Players, and the thought of someone with Ravagers using her gives me chills because of the change toTHREADS OF LIFE - They changed the Martyrdom ability to be more like Severius's Vision or Madrak1's Scroll. You straight out cancel one attack per turn. The wording on this means you're probably not using this on your own turn trying to keep Fire Eaters alive (something I was planning on testing with a Hooch Hauler on Thursday

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Game 16: Kolgrima Storm of the North vs. Thagrosh2 Children of the Dragon CID

Mike Gattone brought the Children of the Dragon with Thagrosh the Messiah of Everblight up against my modified for a Dhunian Archon Kolgrima Storm of the North list. He won the roll to go first, so I set up on the side behind the forest to get some relief from all the flying eyeless sight BS and sprays.I almost think he should have gone second and taken the side away from me.https://conflictchamber.com/?c7201b_-0Gj1joiUjqoP6GfJ0li-iZiZezez2NiTbKTrollbloods Army - 73 / 75 points[Theme] Storm of the North!!! This army contains a CID entry.[Kolgrima 1] Kolgrima Stonetruth, Winter Witch [+28] - Pyre Troll [8] - Rök [19] - Trollkin Runebearer [0(5)]Dhunian Archon [0(7)]Fell Caller Hero [0(5)]Northkin Shaman [4]Krielstone Bearer & Stone Scribes (max) [9] - Northkin Elder [3]Northkin Bear Handlers & Battle Bears [10]Northkin Bear Handlers & Battle Bears [10]Northkin Fire Eaters [7]Northkin Fire Eaters [7]Swamp Gobber Bellows Crew [2]Trollkin Champions (max) [16] - Skaldi Bonehamm

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Game 15: Borka2 Storm of the North vs. Kromac2 Call of the Wild (CID)

Played a test game against Chad where I fielded the Storm of the North with Borka2 against Call of the Wild with Kromac2. I included a free Dhunian Archon in the army. He included a free Primal Archon in his.https://conflictchamber.com/?c7201b_-0GiV9DiRjojqoP6G0li-iZiZezezj3Trollbloods Army - 74 / 75 points[Theme] Storm of the North!!! This army contains a CID entry.[Borka 2] Borka, Vengeance of the Rimeshaws [+27] - Dire Troll Mauler [15] - Earthborn Dire Troll [14] - Pyre Troll [8] - Trollkin Runebearer [0(5)]Dhunian Archon [0(7)]Fell Caller Hero [0(5)]Krielstone Bearer & Stone Scribes (max) [9] - Northkin Elder [3]Northkin Bear Handlers & Battle Bears [10]Northkin Bear Handlers & Battle Bears [10]Northkin Fire Eaters [7]Northkin Fire Eaters [7]Hearthgut Hooch Hauler [18]https://conflictchamber.com/?c8201b_-0WfcmDmKmCmJmJ5g5gmIoO5fmY5fmTCircle Army - 75 / 75 points[Theme] Call of the Wild!!! This army contains a pre-release entry.!!! This army contains a CID entry.[Kroma

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Dhunian Archon

They spoiled the images of the Dhunian Archon. She will be on a medium base, unlike the other archons, and I'd have to say that I don't like the color choices going on here. The green skin with the orange hair makes her too Orcy for my tastes, so I might stick to my standard troll brown skin, maybe green clothes, or maybe standard blue as my troll scheme goes.I'm trying to find a list to test her in.Right now we're concerned that she doesn't do enough to justify taking up a Minion slot in a list or even taking up a free slot in the Power of Dhunia theme where she's included (and thus, could run 2 of her in).Often you need to use that minion slot to flex some part of your list, like using it to get a Bog Trog Mist Speaker for Guidance, for example.Option 1: Modify what you've gotList 1 : KolgrimaMy standard Kolgrima list minus her shaman buddies. I've played this list a lot and enjoy it immensely. I've been moving away from it because Kolgrima is always in danger of dying, and I think I might need to run

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Game 14: Borka2 vs. Madrak1

Steven and I played two match-ups on that Saturday. The first was the one I would actually drop into his pairing. He brought Kolgrima and Madrak1. He figured Kolgrima wouldn't have game into either list (less use of sprays), so he dropped Madrak1 storm of the North.It's a list that uses a Glacier King, and I also really like how it plays.Borka2 POD is fast becoming a go-to list for me. One because it's low model count and two because it's effective.That doesn't mean it's easy to run.I start the game with five whelps out, and immediately sacrifice one for the Axer after all the other beasts run. Often Mulg gets Rush for free from Borka, or the Axer casts it on a piece that I want further forward, like if I'm going to need the Storm Troll.The other whelps start to position to contest the left zone.Unfortunately for me, a unit of Bears ambushes correctly and eats my contesting whelps. Not only do they eat the one contesting, but they are able to get into melee distance with the ones setting up to contest. The ta

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Oblivion CID begins

Sign up for the CID and download the rules.(Here's hoping I didn't leave anything embarrassing visible)Constance BlaizeFeat upgrade - still +1 armor, no longer collects souls, she collects souls herself, Divine Inspiration for all Morrowans, Spending focus to boost is a passive abilityAnimosity Rules largely removedGallant - Generic Shield Guard, Bond - Sacred Word in base contactPrecursor Knights - not starting out as a legacy change(All Archons) Divine Manifestation - Cannot be knocked down or suffer blind, FA: 2, not livingMorrowan Archon - DEF 14, ARM 18, Shield, Command 10, Veteran Leader: Morrowan, Soul Ward - prevents enemy souls, Sacred Ward, Set Defense, Righteous Vengeance, Hand of Morrow - Global d3 remove damage after a model dies, Execrator - bonus damage vs. ...missed it, flight. 10hpsFeedback wanted: Wanting to know if they do enough against not just evil dudes.Menoth Archon - Soul Ward, Flying, Retaliatory Strike, Flame Trail, Soul Ward, Fire's Reckoning, +2 movement and boosted damage and rol

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Previews: Archons So Far

Privateer Press has been leaking images of their Archons so far. At least the concept art. They've been doing this on their instagram account by releasing the images in 6 images that go together into a single image.If you've seen the instagram preview page you know that there are six preview shots that just so happen to line up perfectly if you send out the images just so. Anyway, that's the reason for the one gutters between some of the images below. Each image (maybe except the Morrowan one) was leaked with some kind of ominous text. I don't have any of that here.Except this one. I think the Morrowan Archon was leaked as an entire picture somewhere else. If you play Warmachine, you're familiar with the Morrowan iconography on the weapon and shield and belt. Pretty standard angelic fare. "I AM GROOT."The Primal Archon was leaked and the figure pretty much fits the description given. ("Walking mountain.")The Thamarite Archon is pure archer and also the most "angelic" looking archon with little to no

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Game 13: Borka2 PoD vs. Amon CM

Trying to get back into posting again. I was testing out a Grim1 Storm of the North/Borka2 Power of Dhunia pairing. Into Protectorate of Menoth, however, especially one that had "the jacks" I felt I had to drop Borka2.I'll have to write more thoughts about Trollbloods pairings, but I feel like a lot of our choices are obvious to our opponents and we rarely get to decide how a matchup is going to go.Going second against Amon is aggravating. I put the Storm Troll in front as a sacrifice to speed bump and give me options to countercharge forward.I also forgot that the Covenant of Menoth had a 5" Aura of no stationary... which means that if I were going to feat this should have been the time.Whelps deny scoring on the left zone. He sends in his Indictor early on to limit my spells, but Borka is able to stay outside and Primal his beasts. The trouble is the only beasts I can primal are Mulg and Rok because I haven't successfully staggered my beasts. Bad dice means it takes BOTH characters to trash the Indictor, so

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Warmachine Oblivion Previews: CID next Wednesday April 17!

Today's DevChat there was a lot of spoiling of information for Warmachine: Oblivion. According to Hungerford and Olsen, they have the Community Development (playtesting) set to start next week Wednesday, April 17, provided that Oz can come back from KingdomCon in one piece (that last part is conjecture on my part).The first part of the spoiler was the three themes that were going to go live with Oblivion.Theme 1: Hearts of DarknessHearts of Darkness has been adjusted from its original wide open play. the word they used was "controversial." They haven't said which casters would be in the theme, but they announced the factions: 1 each from Cygnar, Protectorate, Khador, Crucible Guard, Merc, Cryx? (Not sure about Cryx, I must have missed it, but I'm reading Cryx in other people's notes, so I'll add that here.As part of this, there's a lot of conjecture as to how they will select casters. Like, how thematic will they get with this release or are they looking to push specific playstyles from each faction?It's unli

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