Qalpha said it best recently, we use blogs as a medium to measure "in the now" a hobby that actually takes years and years to cultivate, this Hordes venture is a perfect case in point.
So, as the fortunes and fates of gaming would have it, I have thrown in my lot with the one Hordes faction I never dabbled in but the one faction I always had an eye on; the Trollbloods.
The Trollbloods represent a loose alliance between a variety of formerly scattered and disparate tribal communities. They were forced to band together to survive in the face of humanity’s quickly escalating wars. Trollkin tribes, called kriels, have deep roots in western Immoren, where they have built homes in several wilderness regions the human nations had deemed of little interest. Trollkin are not strangers to human cities, as a number of these robust and hardy people work and live alongside mankind, but the majority remain in the wild, wary of humanity after a long history of frequent struggles, broken promises, and mutual bloodshed.In a very weird trade gone awry I ended up with the horde of Trollbloods you see above for pretty much free. I was going to trade some Imperial Guard for them, but at the last minute the other party pulled out of their 40k itch. Graciously they still sent their end of the deal anyway. And there was a bag of homemade cookies in the box to boot! Who is such a stand up guy, Eli at I See Lead People of course. I'm going to send him something cool in return as it is, but I don't want to ruin the surprise here.
Anyway. We're playing Hordes/Warmachine again. We had a huge six-player intro-night last Wednesday, and everyone is on board. It seems I can say it's official. I'll have a "forces of" post soon with at least those who attended most recently. Those who didn't, well they have tons of stuff too so it's just a matter of learning the new rules and getting down to rolling on the tabletop.
My fledgling warband/collection so far:
- Borka Kegslayer*
- Grissel Bloodsong*
- Madrak Ironside
- x2 Troll Impalers
- Troll Axer
- Dire Troll Mauler
- Pyre Troll
- Krielstone Bearer and Scribes