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Klaw Plays (some) Trolls (again) pt 1: Madrak Ironhide, Thornwood Temptress

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Hello dear reader, Fear not. I’m still a Cryx player, and despite the fact that the Ghost Fleet Mafia1 (aka the hosts of Chasing the Dragonfather) seem to be going off on solo projects, rest assured, if you meet me across a gaming table somewhere afield, I will still stuff lots of denizens of the Nightmare Empire down your throat. No, this is all about my hobby project2, about cleansing my palate, looking at the game from a different angle, and another fistful of lame excuses. Probably nearer to the truth: Cryx is in CID flux, Trolls just got out, and I listened to a certain Australian podcast.   Cryx players are drawn to dirty things like flies, so no wonder that Madrak1 piqued my interest. A bit based on the things I heard on Dark Guidance, I came up with the following, in Band of Heroes: Madrak Ironhide, Thornwood Chieftain [+29] – Glacier King [35] – Troll Bouncer [9] – Trollkin Runebearer [0(5)] Trollkin Champion Hero [0(5)] Krielstone Bearer & Stone Scribes (min) [6] – Northkin Elder [0(3)] Long Riders (max) [20] Trollkin Champions (max) [16] – Skaldi Bonehammer [5] – Trollkin Sorcerer (1) [3] Trollkin Warders (min) [10]   I played this list against McBain in Irregulars, got jammed, jackhammered, and finally jettisoned like a load of bad fish. Suffice to say, it wasn’t a great experience. I’m not really a Gargantuan guy to begin with, and … the Glacier King felt like a liability in this list. It’s by far the easiest thing to hit, and Snowfall as a synergy is cute, but not awesome.   The list lacked a Fell Caller to hit those pesky high def models like Kayazy, but the thing that hindered me the most was the lack of the Far Strike animus, making it more difficult for Madrak to do work and get Even Ground off for free. Still, Long Riders give the list a scenario game, and Champs are champs at not getting killed. I tinkered a bit with the list and came up with a variation where I swapped the Glacier out for a Bomber and a Mauler, split the Champions into two units (so a smaller chunk of my army would get jammed at a time), and put the Fell Caller back in:   Madrak Ironhide, Thornwood Chieftain [+29] – Dire Troll Bomber [19] – Dire Troll Mauler [15] – Trollkin Runebearer [0(5)] Fell Caller Hero [0(5)] Krielstone Bearer & Stone Scribes (min) [6] – Stone Scribe Elder [3] Long Riders (max) [20] Swamp Gobbers Bellows Crew [2] Trollkin Champions (min) [10] – Skaldi Bonehammer [0(5)] – Trollkin Sorcerer (1) [3] Trollkin Champions (min) [10] – Trollkin Sorcerer (2) [6] Trollkin Warders (min) [10]   I couldn’t tell you whether this list works, since I never put it on the table. Instead, I got shown what a real Troll list looks like at Clogcon, by Stian3 from Norway4, who despite my twisting, turning, writhing and squirming with Goreshade1 just beat me into the dirt with this:   Madrak Ironhide, Thornwood Chieftain [+29] – Dire Troll Bomber [19] – Troll Bouncer [9] – Trollkin Runebearer [0(5)] Fell Caller Hero [0(5)] Stone Scribe Chronicler [4] Trollkin Champion Hero [0(5)] Krielstone Bearer & Stone Scribes (min) [6] – Stone Scribe Elder [3]...

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Battle Driven: Season 2 Episode 7

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Now with correctly edited audio!   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/battledriven Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:44:46 — 129.7MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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The Storm Chamber – Episode 23: Canuckistan Rules Them All

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In this episode of The Storm Chamber we interview two great players. First up is the mighty Brit, Tom Bell. Tom talks about lists he’s playing and what he enjoys about the game. In our next interview we interview Canadian Swan Kevin Hetmanski, the Cygnar player who won I-5 with his team from the Great White North. Loads of great info here, folks, enjoy! Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:24:38 — 60.8MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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Battle Driven: Season 2 Episode 6

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Grant from Fully Boosted pays us a visit and we discuss the Bokur Brawl.   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/battledriven Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:08:03 — 293.1MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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TDH60M – Ep. 94 – Fraser And John Vs. Trollbloods

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Welcome back to another episode of TDH60M folks. This week we’re joined by not one but two very special guests. Mr. John Henry who is a good friend of the show and an incredibly talented Trolls player, and Mr. Fraser Belfour, host of Trollblood Scrum and one helluva Trolls player in his own right. So naturally this week we talk about Minions. No we dont. We go deep into the Northkin CID and our guests enlighten us on all the good stuff coming out of it. We also do a little news and the ever popular Lightning Round. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:09:24 — 158.8MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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TDH60M – Ep. 93 – Brian Sinn Vs. The West Coast

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Welcome back to another episode of This Deathclock has 60 Minutes folks. This week we steal Mr. Malorian from his life of memory and force him to talk about the Western Canadian meta, how to make people laugh when WarmaHordes is so serious and how do you Cephalyx harder?! As always we go over the news, do a little Focus on ability stacking and the ever popular Lightning Round tests your brain thinking. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:10:42 — 161.8MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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TDH60M – Ep. 92 – Skip This Episode

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Hey folks!! So for this one we tried our hands at building a Mercs list for Miffed. It was terrible. Maybe just listen to the first half hour and skip the rest for your own sakes. 😀 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:10:30 — 161.4MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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The Storm Chamber – Episode 22 Fighting the Undead Hordes

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The Storm Chamber – Episode 22 Fighting the Undead Hordes In MKiii Cryx has gone from zero to hero. What’s a lowly servant of Leto, er, Julius supposed to do? Well fellow Swans, do we have a show for you, all about how to fight the Necromantic hordes of the Nightmare Empire. We bring along fellow Swan (and ghoulish hero of the Shard Isles!) Keith Christianson to talk about taking on Cryx. But first, we talk some sweet video games and, more specifically, toxic kids on Overwatch and Battlefield. This is a good one, folks, with one of our best guests to date. Don’t mis this episode of *dun dun DUN!* The Storm Chamber. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:12:07 — 54.2MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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Chasing the Dragonfather ep 9: Candyship Battleland

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In this episode, Anto and Klaas are joined by mad scientist and general Cryx legend Sascha Maisel, from World Champions Germany Loreley. We listen in awe to his tales of great victory and conquest at the World Team Championship in Belgium, and every once in a while even manage to ask him a half decent question. Be warned, oh dear listener, because you might get persuaded to playing Coven Ghost Fleet and Goreshade3 Dark Host until the very end of your days: [Theme] The Ghost Fleet The Witch Coven of Garlghast [+26] – Deathripper [6] – Deathripper [6] – Stalker [8] – Stalker [8] Captain Rengrave [0(5)] Hellslinger Phantom [0(7)] Blackbane’s Ghost Raiders (max) [17] Revenant Crew of the Atramentous (min) [9] – Revenant Crew Rifleman (3) [6] Revenant Crew of the Atramentous (min) [9] – Revenant Crew Rifleman (2) [4] Revenant Crew of the Atramentous (min) [9] – Revenant Crew Rifleman (2) [4] Wraith Engine [15]   [Theme] Dark Host Goreshade, Lord of Ruin [+27] – Kraken [36] Bane Lord Tartarus [0(6)] Darragh Wrathe [9] Machine Wraith [0(2)] Necrotech [2] Bane Riders (max) [20] Bane Riders (max) [20] Wraith Engine [15]   Discussion on our Facebook page, or via Twitter – @AnthonyGOReilly, @CryxHobbit, @Dr_Kellerman or @KlawSpeaks. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:44:47 — 55.0MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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Not a Real Faction – Not a Real Episode Vol 1

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Bonus “episode” featuring Dustin, Jared, and Merzain discussing Blindwater CID week 2. It was late again, but less so. We’re getting better? Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:19:11 — 72.5MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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