We’re gearing up for a Map Campaign at Drawbridge Games, and with the focus being Legion of Everblight versus a Trollbloods and Khador alliance, I wanted to get another new caster added to my collection. Enter Borka Kegslayer:
I’m really pleased with how the model turned out. I’m not the best painter, but I’m proud of what I worked out for my Trollbloods. Finishing Borka and the Pyg Keg Carrier also gets me to 133 points of models painted this year!
For this week, it was simply open gaming before the campaign begins next week. So I nabbed a chance to play a game against Colton’s Khador army, as we’ll be allies for the duration of the campaign. We played a 35 point game. He ran Karchev with two Kodiaks and two Berzerkers, a unit of Man-o-Wars, some field mechaniks, and the dog. I brought Borka with an Earthborn Dire Troll, two Winter Trolls, and a Swamp Troll, plus Janissa, Troll Whelps, a Stone Scribe Chronicler, and a min unit of Pyg Bushwhackers with UA.
The Winter Trolls took the brunt of the Karchev Warjack bundle. The Freezer animus helped somewhat, leaving two of the advancing jacks who ran up into my face stationary. But that didn’t save the Winter Trolls the following turn, as they were pretty easily cut down after an ineffective turn of spraying his models hoping for more stationary effects.
On the other side, I was doing much better. There was a large obstacle that split the battlefield in half. Because of my shooting, the Man-o-Wars advanced slowly in shield wall, which let me get into my opponent’s zone quickly and sneak some early points. The Swamp Troll proved to be a fantastic ally to the Pyg Bushwhackers. He pulled Man-o-Wars out of formation with his drag, leaving the other isolated ones to be shot down without the benefit of shield wall. Then the Slip Away order for the Bushwhackers UA allowed them to drop out of combat without free strikes and do it all over.
While Karchev managed to dominate my zone eventually, that early turn of getting a quick point paid off. I managed to clear the last of the Man-o-Wars in his zone with a charge from Borka, leaving the Swamp Troll controlling that zone. Scored me my fifth control point on the same turn when Karchev dominated a second time (giving Colton four). It was a really close match, and if I hadn’t grabbed that early turn point with the Pyg Bushwhackers he would have definitely won the match.
After the game we were laughing, because every time I play against Colton it’s a really close match up, and this time was the same. But what was extra funny to us was that the only wins I’ve gotten this year with my Trollbloods have been against him, and only against Karchev. It was a fun game, and I’m excited to ally with Colton’s deadly Khador in our upcoming campaign!
366 Points Challenge Progress (2016):
Battles (Privateer Press):
Overall Totals 2016: 31 (Win/Loss: 18/13/0); 2015: 43 (Win/Loss: 29/14/0)
2 Wins (Karchev x2) / 5 Losses (Adeptis Rahn, Kromac, Caine2, Borka2, Kaya)
4 Wins (Caine, Karchev, Skarre, Vlad) / 3 Losses (Asphyxious, Lylyth2, Goreshade3)
12 Wins (Butcher x2, Deneghra, Shae, Sorscha2, Feora2, Severius, Skarre x2, Kreoss2, Borka, Kaya2)/ 5 Losses (Rask, Xerxis, Butcher3, Thagrosh, Zerkova2)