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Forces of Warmachine: Retribution of Scyrah (November 2009)


Due to copyright, Battle College cannot provide exact stat values.
Below Average
Base size

Weapons and Attacks

  • Great Bow - Good RNG and POW ranged weapon with a small AOE. When making ranged attacks, choose one of the following three shot types:
    • Brutal Damage - Gain an additional +d6 damage against models directly hit.
    • Snipe - This models non-spray ranged weapons gain a significant RNG boost.
    • Star Strike - On a direct hit everything under the AOE template suffers Continuous Fire rather than normal damage.
  • Sword - Low P+S melee weapon.

Available Attachments

Thoughts on the Stormfall Archers

Stormfall Archers in a nutshell

Stormfall Archers are a pure offensive toolbox. Thanks to multiple ammo types they can be utilized in multiple ways: extra damage, long range aoe, source of fire. Getting them elevated on a hill or other terrain will greatly improve their ability to target the enemy and stay alive.

These models are obviously meant to keep distance between them and the enemy. Don’t tempt fate by walking them into enemy AoE range. Their low RAT is where people start to discount this unit, but they can easily stop and aim in order to throw their devastating AOEs with more accuracy. Combined with the Snipe shot option, this means that Stormfall Archers have an effective RAT of 7 against targets within 16", which is fairly respectable.

Combos & Synergies

  • Ossyan - His feat combined with Brutal Shot outputs a huge amount of damage. Their blast damage also gains a die from the feat.
  • Rahn - Turning enemy models around with Telekinesis boosts the Archers' RAT indirectly via the back strike bonus.
  • Garryth - Death Sentence helps compensate for the Archers’ low RAT, letting them re-roll attacks.
  • Ravyn - Snipe enables the Archers to use Star Strike or Brutal Shot at 16”, Veil of Mists protects them without hampering their own shooting, and her Feat, shooting into her Vortex of Destruction can be devastating
  • Issyria - The feat lets them hit Stealthed enemies, and increases the chance of hitting, and doing high damage.
  • House Shyeel Battle Mages - Force Barrier makes them immune to blasts and therefore Stormfalls won't damage them when shooting nearby targets, Critical Hits with Force Bolt also fixes their RAT
  • Banshee, Arcantrik Force Generator - Knockdown on the guns helps fix their RAT issues

Drawbacks & Downsides

  • Their low RAT means shooting on the move is bad news
  • Fire has a 2/3 chance to do nothing and often fails you when you need it most

Tips & Tricks

  • Knock them down, light em up
  • Shooting your own high-ARM low DEF models to light other models on Fire can be handy (especially against non-Reach models)
  • Star Strike is great against infantry under the Shield Wall order, as the order expires before continuous fire resolves.
  • Boosted POW 12’s kill casters, if you can Knock Down their caster use Brutal Damage on them
  • Use Snipe on early rounds to float some AoEs onto Stealthed models

Theme Forces this is a member of

Retribution Index
Garryth - - Issyria - - Kaelyssa - - Ossyan - - Rahn - - Ravyn - - Thyron - - Vyros 1 - - Vyros 2
Warjacks - Light
(Light Myrmidion)
Aspis - - Chimera - - Gorgon - - Griffon
Warjacks – Heavy
(Heavy Myrmidion)
Banshee - - Daemon - - Hydra - - Manticore - - Phoenix - - Sphinx
Discordia - - Hypnos - - Imperatus
Warjacks - Colossals
(Colossal Myrmidion)
Helios - - Hyperion

Dawnguard Destors - - Dawnguard Invictors - - Dawnguard Sentinels - - Battle Mages - - Houseguard Halberdiers - - Electromancers - - Heavy Rifle Team - - Houseguard Riflemen - - Mage Hunter Infiltrators - - Mage Hunter Strike Force - - Stormfall Archers
Special Weapon Attachment: Soulless Escort
Special Unit Attachment: Eiryss3
Arcanist - - Dawnguard Destor Thane - - Dawnguard Scyir - - Ghost Sniper - - Artificer - - Magister - - Houseguard Thane - - Mage Hunter Assassin - - Soulless Voidtracer
Eiryss1 - - Eiryss2 - - Skeryth Issyen - - Narn - - Nayl
Warcaster Attachment: Sylys Wyshnalyrr
Journeyman Warcaster: Elara
Battle Engines
Arcantrik Force Generator


Retribution Mercenary Index
None at present
Different types of Mercenary warjacks can only be taken by specific Mercenary models ... which means there's too many permutations to list here (in any sort of meaningful way).

However, note that the following Retribution mercenary models can control warjacks/warbeasts (in addition to the Mercenary Warcasters listed above):
Dahlia Hallyr & Skarath
Nyss HuntersLady Aiyana & Master Holt
Lanyssa RyssyllMadelyn CorbeauDahlia Hallyr & Skarath
  • Note: To field a mercenary warcaster with Retribution (ha ha ha ha), you need to be playing a game which allows 2 (or more) warcasters.

Or see the Retribution Theme Forces