Guys. I'm currently 0/7 win-loss against the Circle player in my local meta, and eBaldur has supplied me with at least 3 of those losses. I don't know what it is, but no matter what caster I use, no matter what tryx I try, he still manages to beat me, and beat me in such a way that I've considered actually DROPPING my Warmachine armies just to play Hordes and not have to deal with what -- I believe -- is the unbalanced nature of Focus-vs-Fury.
But let's not debate that, here.
I just can't beat him...or get the alpha strike. Gatorix sitting pretty at an absurd amount of arm and def because of animus/concealment/spell/his ability is nuts. The Dragoon for the army is nuts when he can get stealth just by having a fraction of his base within a forest and roll five dice on the charge w/reeves. The chicks with prey and weapon master on their spears -- specifically their cavalry form -- taking out DJ on the charge multiple times is freaking insane. I literally can't come up with a list that's able to NOT have my 'jacks destroyed in one round of combat with his Stalker or Gatorix or his construct with hammer hands -- I'm at the end of my rope.
I put my infantry in front to screen my jacks, and he kills them and sprints away. I invest in shooting to help damage them on the way in, and oops it turns out that most of his army is stealthed or hiding behind swamp gobbers. I use Skarre's feat thinking I'll be able to damage him, but constructs have naturally high arm against my pillow-fisted jacks and Seether CAN'T THROW ANYTHING because lol my feat and this spell on the one guy you want to throw the most means he can't be moved.
Someone, please tell me what I can do here. I'm seriously just considering not even playing against Circle anymore because I can't deal with how cheap they are.