Swamp Troll

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Trollblood Light Warbeast

Throughout western Immoren the voracious swamp troll lurks in eerie bogs and marshes, waiting for prey to wander within range of its enormous, sticky tongue. At the critical moment it leaps forward, flicking its tongue with deadly accuracy and alarming strength to capture its victim and drag the meal into its voluminous gullet.

Basic Info[edit]

Swamp Troll
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SPD 5
STR 9
MAT 5
RAT 6
DEF 12
ARM 16
HP 22
Cost 8
Fury 3
Threshold 9

Weapons and Attacks[edit]

  • Tongue Lash - Ranged attack: 8" RNG, POW 10.
  • Claw x2 - 0.5" melee RNG, P+S 12.

Special Abilities[edit]

  • Light Warbeast
  • Amphibious - This model treats shallow water as open terrain while advancing. While completely in shallow water, this model gains concealment and does not block line of sight.
  • Pathfinder - This model treats rough terrain as open terrain while advancing. While charging, slam power attacking, or trample power attacking, this model does not stop its movement when it contacts an obstacle.
  • Dual Attack - This model can make both melee and ranged attacks in the same activation. When this model makes its initial melee attacks or a power attack, it can also make its initial ranged attacks. This model can make ranged attacks even while in melee.
  • Regeneration [d3] - This model may be forced to heal d3 damage boxes, once per activation. It can't run in the same activation.
  • Snacking - If this model boxes a living model with an attack it may optionally remove it from play and heal d3 damage points.

Animus[edit]

  • Swarm - Average cost Animus. Gain concealment, and living enemies get a to hit penalty while near the caster.

Thoughts on Swamp Troll[edit]

Swamp Troll in a nutshell[edit]

The Swamp Troll is a warbeast that specializes in hunting enemy lights or solos. It sees them, grabs them with its tongue, drags them back to your lines, and there you get to pulp them safely. Or on a crit, RFP that unlucky small-based support/combat solo.

Combos & Synergies[edit]

  • Most warcasters/warlocks are small or medium-based models that a Swamp Troll can Pull with its ranged attack, shrinking the distance between the enemy leader and your more powerful damage-dealing models.
  • Dual attack does not specify an order; charge and kill something for extra threat range before tonguing something else into melee.
  • Dual Attack+Power Attack shenanigans: The only Trollbloods model that can throw a multi-wound model to hit another enemy, then ranged attack to pull that same multi-wound model back in for more melee attacks. Interesting applications against Shield Walls or other B2B enemy considerations.
  • The Swamp troll is actually better than you might think.....his cost is low and is worth adding him to your list when you have warrior models to deal with.
  • When you use him right he can really mess up your enemies plans. Use him with an Axer or a Mauler close by. Shoot a unit model and drag the poor bastard towards you and finish him with a melee attack. With Gunnies (Kill Shot) you can get another free ranged attack and drag another poor bastard towards you for another melee model to kill. This leaves a nice hole in their front line. He's really effective with Gunny.
  • Use him on those faster small and medium models that think they are cute and can move fast.

Drawbacks & Downsides[edit]

  • Why do you need a specialist in hunting lights anyway? Lights lose in brawls to both infantry and heavies.
  • Its gun is worse than most of its rivals against both infantry and heavies.
  • It doesn't hit hard.

Tricks & Tips[edit]

  • Use Swarm to protect your allies.

Comparison to Mk2[edit]

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Trivia[edit]

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Theme Forces this is a member of[edit]

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Battlegroups
Warlocks Borka1 - Borka2 - Calandra - Gunnbjorn - Grim1 - Grim2 - Grissel1 - Grissel2 - Doomshaper1 - Doomshaper2 - Doomshaper3 - Horgle2 - Jarl - Kolgrima - Madrak1 - Madrak2 - Madrak3 - Ragnor
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Warlock attachments Trollkin Runebearer
Lesser Warlock Horgle1
Light warbeasts Ice Troll - Night Troll - Pyre Troll - Slag Troll - Storm Troll - Swamp Troll - Troll Axer - Troll Basher - Troll Bouncer - Troll Impaler - Winter Troll
Heavy warbeasts Dire Troll Blitzer - Dire Troll Bomber - Dire Troll Brawler - Dire Troll Mauler - Earthborn Dire Troll
Dozer & Smigg - Mulg the Ancient - Rök
Gargantuan Glacier King - Mountain King - Sea King
 
Units, Solos, & Battle Engines
Units Dhunian Knot - Kriel Warriors - Stone Bearer - NK Bears - NK Fire Eaters - NK Raiders - Pummeler Crew - Pyg Burrowers - Pyg Bushwhackers - Pyg Lookouts - Scattergunners - Thumper Crew - Champions - Fennblades - Highwaymen - Long Riders - Runeshapers - Scouts - Sluggers - Warders
Special WA: Trollkin Sorcerer
Sons of Bragg
Solos Fell Caller Hero - Fennblade Kithkar - Northkin Shaman - Stone Scribe Chronicler - Troll Whelps - Trollkin Champion Hero - Trollkin Skinner
Braylen Wanderheart - Horgle1 - Horthol - Janissa Stonetide - Valka Curseborn
Battle Engines Hearthgut Hooch Hauler - War Wagon
 
Theme Forces
Band of Heroes - Kriel Company - Power of Dhunia - Storm of the North
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Minion Battlegroups
Warlocks Bloody Barnabas - Calaban - Helga - Jaga-Jaga - Lord Carver - Maelok - Midas - Rask - Sturm & Drang

Requires a 2+ warlock game

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Other Controllers Lesser Warlocks: Brun & Lug - Dahlia & Skarath - Rorsh & Brine - Wrongeye & Snapjaw


'Jack Marshals: Raluk Moorclaw

Warjacks & Warbeasts The minion battlegroup members you can include in a Trollblood army depends entirely on what type of model is commanding them. There are too many permutations to list here, please refer to one of the model entries above for full details of what minions it can control.
 
Minion Units, Solos, & Battle Engines
Units Bog Trog Ambushers - Croak Raiders - Bone Grinders - Brigands - Commandos - Razorback Crew - Slaughterhousers - Bokur & Swamp Shamblers - Gatorman Posse - Gobber Bellows


Nyss Hunters - Blythe & Bull - Boomhowlers - Lynus & Edrea -

Solos Mist Speaker - Bog Trog Trawler - Croak Hunter - Efaarit Scouts - Feralgeist - Witch Doctor - Gobber Tinker - Gremlin Swarm - Ogrun Bokur - Gobber Chef - Thrullg - Totem Hunter


Agata, Queen of Carnage - Alten Ashley - Brun & Lug - Dahlia & Skarath - Eilish Garrity - Gudrun - Hutchuk - Lanyssa - Maximus - Raluk - Rorsh & Brine - Saxon - Victor Pendrake - Wrong Eye & Snapjaw

Battle Engines Meat Thresher