Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Slow going on the hobby front

I know it has been awhile since I've posted and as you can see I haven't made much progress on my painting.  I'd like to get more time in but it just hasn't been lately.  I was down in Brazil for 5 days last week, and I'll be traveling again shortly so... this may be awhile.

I did manage two games last Sat with the trolls.  I took a new 35 pt gunny list.

Captain Gunnbjorn
* Slag Troll 
* Troll Impaler 
* Dire Troll Bomber
Krielstone Bearer and 3 Stone Scribes
* Krielstone Stone Scribe Elder
Trollkin Fennblades (Leader and 9 Grunts)
* Trollkin Fennblade Officer & Drummer
Fell Caller Hero
Stone Scribe Chronicler 

I played against a 'you can't shoot me' everblitght lilith list and against khador.  The Everblight game was long and drawn out, and a lucky scatter from the Bomber was able to get the last few wounds on Lilith.  If that had failed I think my attrition rate was about to catch up with me.  The Khador game was much quicker, I think the top of my turn 3 I was able to pounce on his exposed caster.  This was my first 'mission' game where we played killbox, and that factored in to his need to advance into my striking range.

In both games the actually ground the Fennblades can cover made huge differences.  I expect that I'm not going to catch players more than one time with their incredible striking distance!  But they certainly add a lot to the list, and for the 10 points of the big 12 man squad I can see why many trollblood players like them.  Even going min squad with the UA is still a great unit.

That's not to say they aren't without their issues.  It is easy to get into traffic jams with that many medium sized bases.  They also get that one turn of running like mad and hitting like a truck, but after that you'll find they just fall apart pretty easily.  So knowing when to push with them is I think the key.

Anyway I'm hoping to get more painting done and more games.  My wife starts bowling again on Fridays next month so that will mean some time for hobby be it playing or painting!

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