Picket seems like a tough gearloc to win with solo, at least to me. :) I finally won against the Goblin King while playing him, but it came after losing two other games. I can definitely see how he’d make a fantastic complement to a 2- or 3- gearloc game as he tanks damage and throws shield bashes around, but on his own and even with shield bash, I just struggled at times to do enough damage to make a difference.
There is also an even chance that my battle tactics for Pickett were rather lacking!
In any event, I feel comfortable enough with the game mechanics now after about 7 games that I think if I can find some time in the week I’ll try my first 2- or 3-handed game with some basic gearlocs, thinking Patches, Boomer, and Picket if I go 3-handed.
(I had one memorable knockout of Picket against a 5-point dire wolf and 1-point bog pole that went like this: roll three DEF for shield wall: 3 bones. Bog pole paints 1 poison onto Picket. Roll 4 ATK for the dire wolf: 6 dmg, Picket down to 1 health. Picket’s turn begins with taking the 1 point of poison damage, thank you for playing Too Many Bones.)