Bashing can't answer anything. Troq is bad, his spells too, his units too.
What can answer Troq River can't ?
Both have no answer to handsize denial, to faster unit-based strategies than theirs, to hero-based strategies, to big upgrades such as MoLaC, to base rush, to invincible units, to Tech II big guys...
All they have is an ok starter, good answers to air units and River has answers to small units swarm and illusions with her spells + a good support with Two Steps and an offensive to tech rush strategies with her virtuoso gameplan.
Troq is an overall bad character choice. You definitely don't want an hero which is so expensive to level up, bad even maxbanded and with the worst spell set in the game.
With EricF we gave him a chance (him in Metamirphosis strategy and me as an access to neutral starter for Midori) but we all had better results with other characters.
Hey if you like Troq play Yomi or Puzzle Strike