Bloody Barnabas

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Minion Gatorman Warlock

Bloody Barnabas is an aged gatorman warlock and a veteran of countless battles. In the wilds of western Immoren, only a gator of surpassing strength and tenacity could hope to reach his level of combat expertise. Barnabas calls upon the great warbeasts of the swamps to combat his foes, and he directs their attacks with cunning precision. Before his hungry children swarm, Barnabas summons a magical black tide to choke the enemies of the congregation, leaving them vulnerable.

Basic Info[edit]

Bloody Barnabas
Type Warlock
Base Size Medium
Warbeast Points 28
DEF 13
ARM 17
Fury 6
HP 18

Weapons and Attacks[edit]

  • Bite - 0.5" range, P+S 14 melee attack.
  • Bone Cleaver - 2" range, P+S 15 melee attack.
    • Damage Type: Magical - This weapon can damage incorporeal models.
    • Blood Boon - If this weapon kills an enemy, this model can cast an average cost or less spell for free. Blood Boon can only trigger once per activation.

Special Abilities[edit]

  • Minion - Will work for Skorne, Legion, Circle, and Trollbloods
  • Warlock - All warlocks come with a stack of standard special rules - most notably being awesome.
  • Gatorman Warlock - This model's battlegroup must contain only minion Gatorman warbeasts.
  • 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.
  • Countercharge - When an enemy model advances and ends its movement within 6" of this model and in its LOS, this model can immediately charge it. This model can use Countercharge only once per round and not while engaged.
  • Unyielding - When this model engages an enemy it gains +2 ARM. (Black Fleet CID changes this to This model gains +2 ARM against melee attacks)


Target friendly Faction unit gains +2 MAT and Vengeance. (Vengeance - During your Maintenance Phase, if one or more models in a unit with Vengeance were damaged by enemy attacks during the last round, each model in the unit can advance 3" and make one basic melee attack.)
  • Flesh Eater - COST 3, Range 10, POW13 offensive spell. If it damaged a living enemy model, a friendly battlegroup model can heal d3 damage points.
  • Swamp Pit - Cheap signature upkeep spell Place a large AoE of water not touching a model when it's placed. Amphibious models can't be targeted by ranged attacks in it.
  • Warpath - Cost 3, Upkeep
Each time a friendly Faction model in the caster's control range destroys one or more enemy models with an attack during their activations, a warbeast in the caster's battlegroup and in control range may advance up to 3". Each warbeast can only move once per turn.

Feat: Black Tide[edit]

Knock down enemies without Amphibious currently in his control range.

Analysis of Bloody Barnabas[edit]

Bloody Barnabas in a nutshell[edit]

Barnabas is a well-rounded warlock with an excellent Pop & Drop feat which is normally followed up by volleys of shooting that only misses on snake eyes. He is strong in melee and can protect his army from shooting with a Swamp Pit while getting his warbeasts into interesting places via Warpath.

Common army selection[edit]

Shooting-centric because you generally get to kill a much wider swathe of the enemy's army on feat turn, thanks to the near inability to miss.

Drawbacks and Downsides[edit]

  • He does little to break armor.

Tricks and Tactics[edit]

Pop & Drop. The rest of the time he's a support caster with a decent melee game.

Changes from Mk II[edit]

The old Iron Flesh was removed from the game; Barnabas replaces it with Death March.



Theme Forces this is a member of[edit]

  1. The Blindwater Congregation - (Article) (Category)
  2. Will Work for Food - (Article) (Category)

Rules Clarifications[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
Special WA: Void Leech
Nyss Hunters - Blythe & Bull - Boomhowlers - Lynus & Edrea
Solos Farrow
Agata, Queen of Carnage - 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