Ive done a quick check-in on the game having not played since around the sentry stone nerf in early mkiii.
So theme forces are apparently a big thing now since then, looks like we doubled all the way back from getting rid of theme forces with a bunch of freebies to... giving them to every army.
Can anyone suggest what kind of casters and themes I should look into with my collection? I want to play kromac 2, but if things are the same I also want to play a competetive caster that wont get shot off the board. Wurmwood perhaps?
Kromac2 is pretty good, he isn't the most competitive caster but I have won 16ish person steamrollers playing him. He is sorta sad into heavy gunlines, but feating defensively and using terrain gives you some game.
Wurmwood is pretty good with wolds. You kinda want some bone grinders for souls, but you can make a good list with wurmwood in Bones.
While tharn is the new hotness, and if you want to be hyper competitive you should have a tharn list in your pair, I've had a lot of success with bones lists and living heavy beast lists, so you can decently compete.
Keep in mind that, while everything _is_ themes now, the themes aren't nearly as tight as they used to be. I'm playing a beast-heavy DevHost list with one unit of Tharn atm. (It's not great, but that's not the point. Better than the same list in Wild Hunt...)