I've been playing this game for a whole year in a once-a-week game basis. I got a considerable Rhulic Mercenary collection and played with the Searforge Comission contract and Gorten as Warcaster. For a whole year I had the Madhammer model and didn't played it one unique game... 'till yesterday!
We have a little community of WarmaHordes players here in Portugal and for some random and glorious chance we got together yesterday at our local club to make some games. I went there in the morning, as if it was some kind of tournament, just to play WarmaHordes games!
My first game was with Gorten but with a few changes, I went Highborn Cove with Eiryss (oh Heresy!). It was against Legion and against one of our guru players so the result was as predicted!
Then I went into another game and I thought "what the heck... Madhammer, I choose you" and it was Super Effective!
I know why I've never played Madhammer before... I was into the comfort zone of Gorten with the Driller and Strenght of Granite combo, it's Feat and the Wall for protection. I never dared to step out of those safety lines and face the risk to play a different Warcaster. But yesterday it was a fun day filled with fun games and I decided to try Madhammer and now I'm hyped!
I played Madhammer with the normal list I play with Gorten but I was one point bellow the 35 so I went with the 1-point Merc available, Reinholdt! And it was golden along with Madhammer, allowing him to fire twice a turn its AOE:4 blast weapon! A 1-point game breaker!
I used 3 Gunbunnies with him, 2 Gunner and 1 Blaster. I would like to know if this is the best formula for him. I played Gunbunnies when I started playing Warmachine but then I traded them for Brun & Lug, but with the Covenent I don't have access to them so I went back to the Bunnies. The 2 Gunners worked really well with Explosivo and the Blaster is also a respectable threat.
I also played the usual Driller but I guess I would replace it for Rockram in Madhammers' list.
I'm also tempted to drop the Shield Gun min-unit I play for 'Caster screening and add a min-unit Forgeguard along a max-unit I already have. I also play with Thor+Basher and Eiryss, just to shake some things! I didn't had the points for Rockbottom so I fielded Reinholdt.
This game I played Madhammer was against Khador with 2 HvJacks and max-Man'o'Wars. Madhammer and Reinholdt won the game by themselves, bombarding Sorscha twice-a-turn and casting Inhospitable Ground every turn to avoid SPD 4 Khador stuff getting into contact.
I'm very surprised with the tools Madhammer has to offer and a bit sad for never played him before!