Gators are extremely useful for killing strategies. When coupled with Somer they can be devestating. It takes some setup but you can have gators eat any target. I have had one eat Pandora. Gators present a problem for your opponent because if they discard too many cards it leaves them susceptible to being a gator snack. Again, they work really well with Somer since he can get cards from summoning, thus negating their discard to push action. They also arent as slow as some because of unimpeded. If you couple them with McTavish then they can benefit from his Ability to give out cover to all non claw attacks. Again, with Somer this can be deadly since Somer can cover the back line and generate more Bayou Gremlins and McTavish and Gators can act as a screening force, or if you have the cards, you can use the old Soviet ha,mer and anvil atrategy against your opponent. All in al they have a place in any reckoning strat becauses they are purpose built to kill, more so than any other model in the faction.