Barnabas, Lord of Blood

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Minion Warlock Unit

Fliff blurb.

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This model's rules are currently under development
This model is part of the current CID cycle (What is CID?) and the information shown below does not necessarily represent its final ruleset.

This is a new model, and the information here is what was given at the start of the CID cycle

Basic Info[edit]


Base Size Medium
WBP +23
DEF 13
ARM 18
HP 18
See also How to Read the statblock


  • Axe - 2" reach, P+S 15 melee weapon
  • Bite - 0.5" reach, P+S 14
    • Grievous Wounds - Models hit by this weapon lose tough and can't have damage removed for a round. Massive model are immune.


  • Minion - In a 2+ warlock game, he can work as a Circle Orboros minion, Legion of Everblight Minion, Skorne minion, or Trollblood minion
  • Warlock Unit - All warlocks come with a stack of standard special rules - most notably being awesome. Furthermore, this warlock comes with some grunts that can be ordered around.
  • Amphibious - This model treats shallow water as open terrain while advancing. While completely in shallow water, this model gains concealment and does not block line of sight.
  • Tough - When this model is disabled, roll a d6. On a 5 or 6, remove 1 damage point from this model; it is no longer disabled and becomes knocked down. While knocked down this model loses Tough.
  • Bone Pile - When a model in this unit destroys a living or undead enemy model with a melee attack, this model gains the destroyed model’s corpse token and the destroyed model is removed from play. This model can have up to three corpse tokens at any time.
  • Gatorman - Barnabas is a Gatorman. The Bone Shakers are not, and the unit is not a Gatorman unit.
  • Gatorman Warlock - This model's battlegroup must contain only minion Gatorman warbeasts.
  • Meat-Fueled - This model gains +1 STR for each corpse token on it.
  • Sacrificial Pawn [Bone Shaker] - When this model is directly hit by an enemy ranged attack, you can have one friendly, non-incorporeal Bone Shaker model within 3" of it hit instead. That model is automatically hit and suffers all damage and effects.
  • Tide of Skulls - During the Control Phase this model can spend 1 or more corpse tokens to add Bone Shaker models to this unit. For each corpse token spent, add one Bone Shaker model. Added models must be placed in formation and within 3˝ of another model in its unit and must forfeit their Combat Action the turn they are put into play. There cannot be more than three Bone Shaker models in this unit in play at any time.


Blood Rain - Cost 3, 8" range, 3" AOE, POW 12

The spell deals corrosion damage. Models hit suffer continuous corrosion.

Execration of Blackest Night - Cost 3, Self range, CTRL AOE, POW 12

While in the spellcaster’s control range, living and undead enemy models suffer –2 to their attack rolls. Execration of Blackest Night lasts for one round.

Hunter's Mark - Cost 2, 10" range, offensive spell that deals no damage.

1) Friendly models can charge or slam an enemy model hit by this spell without being forced or spending focus. 2) Friendly models that charge the model hit by this spell gain +2" movement. 3) Lasts for one turn.

Onslaught - Cost 2, Upkeep

The caster and friendly Faction models that start their activation in the caster's CTRL range gain Relentless Charge for one turn. (Relentless Charge - This model gains Pathfinder while it is charging.)

Rebuke - Cost 2, 10" range, Offensive Upkeep

Target model/unit cannot give orders, receive orders, make power attacks, or make special attacks.

Feat: Death Ritual[edit]

Immediately RFP one or more friendly living or undead models currently in Barnabas' CTRL range. For each model removed, Barnabas can either gain 1 corpse token, 1 fury point, or remove d3 damage points from a battlegroup model. He cannot exceed his FURY as a result.

Bone Shakers[edit]

Bone Shakers
Base Size Small
DEF 12
ARM 14
HP 1



  • Amphibious - This model treats shallow water as open terrain while advancing. While completely in shallow water, this model gains concealment and does not block line of sight.
  • Undead - This model is an undead model and not a living model.
  • Dark Shroud - While in this model's melee range, enemy models suffer -2 ARM.

Thoughts on Barnabas2[edit]

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Recent Release
This model/theme has only recently been released, and the content in the "Thoughts On" section is based more on theory-machine than actual gameplay experience.

Feel free to remove this warning if you, personally, have a good level of gameplay experience with the model, have reviewed this article, and either you A) agree with the content 100% or B) for the parts you disagree with, you don't strongly disagree; and it's more a case of differing opinions between you and previous editors rather than incorrect content / bad advice.

Barnabas, Lord of Blood in a nutshell[edit]

A tough front-line warlock.

Maximising his feat & Spells[edit]


Typical Strategy[edit]

Common army selection[edit]

Gatorman bokur and shamblers were reduced in points and provide lots of bodies to enable a powerfull feat turn.

Drawbacks and Downsides[edit]


Tricks and Tips[edit]




Released in the Blindwater CID (2017.09)

Theme Forces[edit]

Other Minion models[edit]



Farrow Warlocks (Edit)
Warlocks Arkadius1 - Carver1 - Helga1 - Midas1 - Sturm & Drang1
Lesser Warlocks Rorsh
Farrow Warbeasts (Edit)
Lessers Razor Boars
Lights Battle Boar - Gun Boar - Splatter Boar
Dr Arkadius only: Gorax Rager
Heavies Road Hog - War Hog
Gatorman Warlocks (Edit)
Warlocks Barnabas1 - Barnabas2 - Calaban1 - Jaga-Jaga1 - Maelok1 - Rask1
Lesser Warlocks Wrong Eye
Gatorman Warbeasts (Edit)
Lights Boneswarm - Bull Snapper
Heavies Blackhide Wrastler - Blind Walker - Ironback Spitter - Swamp Horror
Gargantuans Dracodile
Units, Solos, & Battle Engines
Warlock attachments Targ Gatorman Soul Slave
Units Farrow Farrow Bone Grinders - Farrow Brigands - Farrow Commandos - Farrow Razorback Crew - Farrow Slaughterhousers - Farrow Valkyries
Gatorman Bog Trog Ambushers - Croak Raiders - Gatorman Bokor & Shamblers - Gatorman Posse - Gobber Bellows
Nyss Hunters - Blythe & Bull - Boomhowlers - Lynus & Edrea
Solos Farrow Maximus - Rorsh & Brine - Targ
Gatorman Boil Master & Spirit Cauldron - Bog Trog Mist Speaker - Bog Trog Trawler - Croak Hunter - Gatorman Husk - Gatorman Soul Slave - Gatorman Witch Doctor
Kwaak Slickspine & Gub - Longchops - Wrong Eye & Snapjaw
Unaligned Efaarit Scout - Feralgeist -Gobber Tinker - Gremlin Swarm - Ogrun Bokur - Gobber Chef - Gobber Raiders - Thrullg - Totem Hunter
Alten Ashley - Brun Cragback & Lug - Dahlia Hallyr & Skarath - Eilish Garrity - Gudrun the Wanderer - Hutchuck - Lanyssa Ryssyl, Nyss Sorceress - Orin - Raluk - Saxon Orrik - Viktor Pendrake
Battle Engines Meat Thresher (Farrow) - Sacral Vault (Gatorman)
Minion - Theme Forces (Edit)
The Blindwater Congregation - The Thornfall Alliance - Will Work for Food

Rules Clarifications[edit]

Placeholder. Need to fill in this section, after he's released on Warroom juckto (talk) 01:11, 28 September 2017 (EDT)