Klaw Plays Trolls: The Salt Business is a Growth Business
Dec22

Klaw Plays Trolls: The Salt Business is a Growth Business

Added disclaimer: Despite any ideas the title might give you, there is much saltyness ahead. The state of things At this time, I feel there are three factions clearly ahead of the pack – Cygnar, Circle and Retribution. They have answers to (or are) the main boogeymen in the game, and have multiple casters to make a caster pair from. Additionally, they can develop multiple playing styles on a meta-strategic level, as in, multiple...

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Klaw Plays Trolls Pt 12: Still Ending the World
Oct20

Klaw Plays Trolls Pt 12: Still Ending the World

This article started out as a reply to the following topic on the PP forums. I know, it’s the forums, they’re a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine, but every once in a while, some of the great voices leave a bit of their wisdom. Or so I tell myself. The main discussion point is whether Madrak2 is to be seen as the top 5% in Trolls. Going into the WTC, the general population of Troll players seemed to think so. Now, a measly...

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Klaw goes WTC: The top 10 teams identified, again!
Sep19

Klaw goes WTC: The top 10 teams identified, again!

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is that time of year again. The biggest, baddest, thrillingest, coolest, and other superlativest Warmachine and Hordes event of the year is almost upon us, which makes it my solemn duty to … predict the winners, like I did last year. The setup of the survey is simple: ask all teams that went 5-1 or better last year, which teams they think will go 5-1 this year. To add some spice, I asked them for a dark...

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Klaw Plays Trolls Pt 11: Ending the world
Dec03

Klaw Plays Trolls Pt 11: Ending the world

While a previous instalment had some thoughts on the most criminally underplayed warlock in the faction, I’ll continue with her soon-to-be ADR buddy Madrak2. As far as power level and underplaying go, he’s not very far behind1. My post-2015WTC experience with the World Ender started at the Belgian Masters XXX, by far the sexiest tournament on the planet. I was on the roster as a reserve player, and only heard on Friday...

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Klaw Plays Trolls Pt 10: The Dojo of Doom
Nov19

Klaw Plays Trolls Pt 10: The Dojo of Doom

However psyched as I am about the ADR roster for the first half of 2016, there is still something to be said about the current roster. Especially since our good friend Doomshaper decided to go all prophet on us.   With this guy on the roster, the current popular pair of Runes of War and Evolutionary Elementalism could become even more problematic. It can turn into EE with 20 points of extra obnoxious, coupled with Runes with Fire...

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