Avenger

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Cygnar Heavy Warjack

Caspian engineers developed the hulking Centurion to rival the size and strength of Khador’s warjacks. Its increased armor and heavy shield makes it one of Cygnar’s most durable designs, and its mighty piston spear can easily pierce the hulls of enemy warjacks. The Hammersmith swaps out shield and spear with massive twin forge hammers meant to flatten anything in its path, while the Avenger features a stun blade and a groundbreaking seismic cannon. Representing a step forward in Cygnaran technology, the seismic cannon fires sophisticated projectiles that can unleash a localized earthquake upon impact.

Basic Info[edit]

Avenger
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SPD 4
STR 12
MAT 7
RAT 5
DEF 11
ARM 19
HP 30
Cost 17
See also How to Read the statblock

Weapons and Attacks[edit]

  • Seismic Cannon - 10" range, POW 14, AOE 4 gun.
  • Stun Blade - 2" reach, P+S 18 melee weapon.

Special Abilities[edit]

  • Warjack - All warjacks share the same set of special rules. Most notably being big and stompy.
  • Construct - This model is a construct and is not a living model.


Thoughts on Avenger[edit]

Avenger in a nutshell[edit]

A short range Warjack that is supposed to take a bit more of a beating than anything on the Ironclad chassis. It wants to get in close, clear some infantry and leave anything nearby floundering thanks to being knocked down, preferably so another friendly model can then easily take those models off the table.

It's no slouch in melee, either. With the Stun Blade, as long as the first attack hits, enemy Warjacks are in serious trouble if you do manage to get in close.

Combos & Synergies[edit]

You should really consider any model that can extend its range:

Others include:

  • Captain Jeremiah Kraye can play a ranged game with him while also keeping him safe thanks to Reposition once the Avenger has fired.
    • He can also get Avengers up the table much quicker with a combination of Trampling and then using Reposition.
  • Rangers for Mark Target.
    • Just remember that the AoE could drift on to your own Ranger if you miss.
  • The Gun Mage Captain Adept for Flare.

Drawbacks & Downsides[edit]

  • The knockdown for the Seismic Cannon only activates if you directly hit an enemy model. So no shooting your own models in the back while standing near the enemy Warcaster or Warlock.
  • A 10" range on a SPD4 jack means you're spending a lot of time just trying to get it into position if you don't buff its range.
  • Despite being a chassis designed to compete with Khadoran heavy armour, it only has one more point of armour and no more boxes than anything on the Ironclad chassis.
  • Stall only applies to Warjacks, making it meaningless against living models, including all Warbeasts.
  • Its cost is based on the sum of its parts - but it is hard to use all those parts together. Its gun only has 5" more threat range than its charge.
  • It costs only 1 point less than a Stormclad - which is harder hitting, faster, has only 1" less threat range with its gun, and has Assault. And from the front has more DEF and the same ARM. (Get a Stormclad instead)

Tricks & Tips[edit]

  • Right positioning. His free strike with stun blade on the enemy jack can save the life of your caster.

Comparison to Mk2[edit]

Your prayers were answered - It has a better MAT and RAT than Mk2. The enormous sword which had a tiny melee range now has a range that reflects its size.

Other[edit]

Trivia[edit]

Theme Forces[edit]

Themes for non-character warjacks (Edit)


Other faction models[edit]

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Battlegroups
Warcasters Jakes2 - Darius - Kraye - Sloan - Haley1 - Haley2 - Haley3 - Nemo1 - Nemo2 - Nemo3 - Stryker1 - Stryker2 - Stryker3 - Sturgis1 - Constance - Caine1 - Caine2 - Caine3 - Maddox - Siege1 - Siege2
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Warcaster attachments Squire (Cygnar) - Madelyn Corbeau (Merc) - Reinholdt (Merc) - Wyshnalyrr (Merc)
Other Warjack Controllers BGC Journeyman - Jakes1 - T. Warcaster Lieutenant
Marshals Runewood - Strangeways - Anson Hitch - Stormblade Captain - T. Master Gunner - Gun Mage CA - Stormblade CA - Sword Knights CA
Light warjacks Charger - Firefly - Grenadier - Hunter - Lancer - Minuteman - Sentinel
Ace - Thorn
Heavy warjacks Avenger - Centurion - Cyclone - Defender - Hammersmith - Ironclad - Reliant - Stormclad
Brickhouse - Dynamo - Gallant - Ol' Rowdy - Thunderhead - Triumph
Colossal Stormwall - Hurricane
     
Units, Solos, & Battle Engines
Units Gun Mages - Mechaniks - Long Gunners - Precursor Knights - Rangers - Silver Line Stormguard - Storm Lances - Stormblades - Stormguard - Stormsmith Grenadiers - Storm Tower - Sword Knights - Tempest Blazers - T. Cannon Crew - T. Chain Gun Crew - T. Commandos - T. Express Team - T. Long Gunners - T. Infantry - T. Mechaniks
Black 13th Gun Mage Strike Team

Ranking Officer CA : Captain Jonas Murdoch

Solos Arcane Tempest Rifleman - Captain Adept - Journeyman Warcaster - Squire - Stormblade Captain - Stormcallers - T. Buster - T. Master Gunner - T. Patrol Dog - T. Warcaster Lieutenant
Runewood - Strangeways - Maxwell Finn - Anson Hitch - Harlan Versh - Jakes1 - Bastian Falk - Gwen Keller - Laddermore - Harrison Gibbs - Viktor Pendrake
Battle Engines & Structures Storm Strider - Trencher Blockhouse
 
Theme Forces
Storm Division - Heavy Metal - Sons of the Tempest - Gravediggers
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Mercenary Battlegroups
Warcasters Ashlynn - Bartolo - Damiano - MacBain - Durgen - Fiona - Ossrum - Gorten
Requires a 2+ caster game
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Other Controllers Mini-casters Gastone Crosse - Rorsh & Brine - Brun Cragback & Lug
Marshals Colbie Sterling - Dirty Meg - Raluk Moorclaw - Rutger Shaw - Thor Steinhammer
Warjacks & Warbeasts The mercenary battlegroup members you can include in a Cygnar army depends entirely on which mercenary is commanding them. There are too many permutations to list here, please refer to one of the model entries above for full details of what it can take.
     
Units, Solos, & Battle Engines
Units High Shields - Horgenhold Artillery - Forge Guard - Ogrun Assault Corps - Press Gangers - Sea Dog Deck Gun - Sea Dog Pirates - Steelhead Halberdiers - Steelhead Cavalry - Steelhead Riflemen - Tactical Arcanist Corps - Thorn Gun Mages
Alexia1 - Sam & the Devil Dogs - Nyss Hunters - Blythe & Bull - Boomhowlers - Herne & Jonne - Aiyana & Holt - Lynus & Edrea
Solos Gobber Tinker - Ogrun Bokur
Alexia2 - Alten Ashley - Anastasia - Bradigan - Grogspar - Brun Cragback & Lug - Colbie Sterling - Dirty Meg - Doc Killingsworth - Eiryss1 - Eiryss2 - Hawk - Gastone - Gorman - Hutchuk - Lanyssa - Rockbottom - Dougal - Ragman - Raluk - Rhupert - Rorsh & Brine - Savio - Sergeant Nicolas - Stannis - Taryn - Thor
Warcaster attachments Madelyn Corbeau - Reinholdt - Wyshnalyrr
Battle Engines Hammerfall Siege Crawler


Rules Clarifications[edit]

Rules Clarification : Warjack      (Edit)

  • Please refer to the Warjack page for a recap of the warjack rules, and the very few associated Infernal Rulings.

Rules Clarification : Construct - None yet. (Edit)

Rules Clarification : Quake      (Edit)

  • If the weapon misses, then it will deviate and do blast damage as per a normal AOE (assuming it has a POW to begin with).
  • Other effects of the attack will still occur (such as the Mitigator's auto-point of damage to all models hit).
  • Knockdown (Edit) - Remember, knockdown only prevents what it says it does. Refer to the Knockdown page for a recap of what a model can/can't do.

Rules Clarification : Stall      (Edit)

  • Remember, stationary only prevents what it says it does. Refer the recap on stationary for what models can/can't do.