So, I recently read Jay from Chain Attack's article on tournament prep. In there, he puts forth the idea that all of your lists should ask a question that your opponent has to answer. If you look at their lists and see they don't have an answer to one of yours, there you go.
Yesterday, our shop had its first tournament. The Warmachine scene here is still very young, so we played single lists. A buddy of mine took a jack heavy pSev list, and there wasn't a person there with an answer to a DEF 12 / ARM 23 Avatar. If he had been a little more careful with placing pSev, and dealing with terrain, I think he would have swept the event.
Now, obviously in a multilist format it's a lot easier for people to have answers to problems, but it's made me rethink Trolls some. I'm trying to get an idea of what questions we can ask, and see what I can really do with some new list ideas.
The one thing that came to mind was a unit of Champs in B2B, under the KSB, with Iron Flesh on them (so a Borka only trick). At DEF15/ARM 20, that puts them both in the hard to hit and hard to kill range. The downside is that you're talking about a small number of troops.
Anybody else have some madness they'd like to suggest?