Battle Mechaniks

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Khador Unit

Khador’s mighty warjacks are built to last, but not even the toughest Destroyer or Juggernaut is immune to the devastating effects of protracted battle. The loyal members of the Khadoran Mechaniks’ Assembly are there to keep the empire’s great battle machines pounding away at the enemy. Every battle mechanik follows his warjacks into battle, ready to make essential repairs or simply crush skulls with his oversized wrench.

Officer - Command Attachment

Battle mechanik officers are hardened combat veterans who specialize in the maintenance and battle repairs of the vaunted Man-O-War armor. Trained in the use of steam-powered armor, they rely on its protection to wade deep into the thick of battle to repair warjacks and Man-O-War alike. The mechaniks’ presence ensures no soldier’s armor becomes disabled, keeping Khador’s signature heavy infantry in the fight.

Basic Info[edit]

Battle Mechaniks
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SPD 5
MAT 5
DEF 12
ARM 12
CMD 6
HP 1
Unit Size 4/6
+1 CA
Cost 3/5; +3 for CA 0.8 points per model
Officer
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SPD 4
MAT 6
DEF 11
ARM 16
CMD 8
HP 8
See also How to Read the statblock

Main Unit[edit]

Weapons and Attacks[edit]

  • Monkey Wrench - 0.5" reach, P+S 8 melee weapon

Special Abilities[edit]

  • Repair [d3] (★ Action) - This model can remove d3 damage points from a friendly Faction construct model in B2B.

Officer (CA)[edit]

Weapons and Attacks[edit]

  • Wrench - 0.5" reach, P+S 13 melee weapon

Special Abilities[edit]

  • Officer - This model is the unit commander even if the unit has a Leader model.
  • Girded - This model and friendly models B2B with it are immune to blast damage.
  • Repair [d3+3] (★ Action) - This model can remove d3+3 damage points from a friendly Faction construct model in B2B.
  • Repairable - This model can be repaired as if it were a construct.


Thoughts on Battle Mechaniks[edit]

Comparison to Mk2[edit]

  • The removal of skill checks made Battle Mechaniks much better. Repairs always succeed for at least one point
  • The models have lost Iron Sentinel which makes them much vulnerable to being shot while repairing their jacks
  • The models have also lost 'Jack Marshall, reducing their utility.

Battle Mechaniks in a nutshell[edit]

They do what they say on the tin - they fix your jacks. Khador jacks have some of the highest damage box counts in the game. Battle Mechaniks can bring a jack back up time after time

Another great use of them is as chaff - Battle Mechaniks are the cheapest infantry you can purchase and getting 4 models for the cost of a solo is great for exploiting mechanics like Sucker!

Combos & Synergies[edit]

  • Battle Mechaniks's cheap cost is a great asset for blocking Line of Sights, feeding Sucker!, or feeding Zerokva2's Sacrificial Lamb spell
  • Man O War infantry now have the Repairable rule, allowing mechanics to hide safely behind a line of Man o Wars and repair them as they advance.

Drawbacks & Downsides[edit]

  • Battle Mechaniks have a weak low pow melee attack and can't be expected to kill anything on thier own..
  • The low defensive stat of the unit is particularity worrisome and it's not unusual for mechanics to find themselves getting picked off by snipers in early turns if you aren't careful..

Tricks & Tips[edit]

  • Consider taking two minimum units rather than one full unit if you feel the need for more repairs. Ideally you want 2 mechanics per jack in the list.
  • Repair rolls allow you to choose which column to repair, which means moving and repairing with the mechanics before a Jack activates can restore critical systems before the jack activates.


Other[edit]

Trivia[edit]

Theme Forces[edit]

Other faction models[edit]

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Battlegroups
Warcasters Butcher1 - Butcher2 - Butcher3 - Harkevich - Irusk1 - Irusk2 - Karchev - Kozlov - Malakov2 - Old Witch1 - Old Witch2 - Sorscha1 - Sorscha2 - Strakhov1 - Strakhov2 - Vlad1 - Vlad2 - Vlad3 - Zerkova1 - Zerkova2
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Warcaster attachments War Dog (Khador) - Madelyn Corbeau (Mercenary) - Reinholdt (Mercenary) - Wyshnalyrr (Mercenary)
Other Controllers Malakov1 (BGC) - Man-o-War Kovnik (Marshal) - Greylord Forge Seer (Marshal)
Heavy warjacks Berserker - Decimator - Demolisher - Destroyer - Devastator - Grolar - Juggernaut - Kodiak - Mad Dog - Marauder - Rager - Spriggan
Beast-09 - Behemoth - Black Ivan - Drago - Ruin - Torch
Colossal Conquest - Victor
 
Units, Solos, & Battle Engines
Units Assault Kommandos - Battle Mechaniks - Black Dragons - Doom Reaver Swordsmen - Greylord Outriders - Greylord Ternion - Iron Fang Pikemen - Iron Fang Uhlans - Kayazy Assassins - Kayazy Eliminators - Kossite Woodsmen - MOW Bombardiers - MOW Demolition Corps - MOW Shocktroopers - Widowmaker Scouts - WG Field Gun - WG Infantry - WG Mortar Crew - WG Rifle Corps
Great Bears of the Gallowswood
Ranking Officer CA : Koldun Kapitan Valachev
Solos Greylord Forge Seer - Iron Fang Kovnik - Koldun Lord - MOW Drakhun - MOW Kovnik - Manhunter - War Dog - Widowmaker Marksman - WG Artillery Kapitan
Fenris - Jozef - Malakov1 - Markov - Sofya - Yuri
Battle Engines Gun Carriage
 
Theme Forces
Armored Korps - Winter Guard Kommand - Legion of Steel - Jaws of the Wolf - Wolves of Winter
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Mercenary Battlegroups
Warcasters Bartolo - Damiano - MacBain - Durgen - Fiona - Ossrum - Gorten - Magnus1 - Magnus2

Requires a 2+ caster game

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Other Controllers Mini-casters Brun Cragback & Lug - Rorsh & Brine
Marshals Colbie Sterling - Dirty Meg - Raluk Moorclaw - Rutger Shaw - Thor Steinhammer
Warjacks & Warbeasts The mercenary battlegroup members you can include in a Khador 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.
     
Mercenary Units, Solos, & Battle Engines
Units High Shields - Press Gangers - Sea Dog Deck Gun - Sea Dog Pirates - Steelhead Halberdiers - Steelhead Cavalry - Steelhead Riflemen - Tactical Arcanist Corps
Alexia1 - Croe's Cutthroats - Nyss Hunters - Blythe & Bull - Boomhowlers - Herne & Jonne - Aiyana & Holt - Lynus & Edrea
Solos Gobber Tinker - Ogrun Bokur
Alexia2 - Alten Ashley - Bradigan - Grogspar - Brun Cragback & Lug - Colbie Sterling - Dirty Meg - Doc Killingsworth - Eiryss1 - Eiryss2 - Hawk - Gorman - Gudran - Harlan - Hutchuk - Bailoch - Rockbottom - Dougal - Orin - Ragman - Raluk - Rorsh & Brine - Rutger - Saxon - Sergeant Nicolas - Stannis - Thor
Battle Engines Hammerfall Siege Crawler
Warcaster attachments Madelyn Corbeau - Reinholdt - Wyshnalyrr


Rules Clarifications[edit]

Rules Clarification : Battle Mechanik Officer

  • Despite being in Man-O-War armour, the Officer is not a Man-O-War in any respect.


Rules Clarification : Repair      (Edit)

  • When repairing warjacks, you can choose which damage boxes to heal - they don't all have to be the same column.

Rules Clarification : Officer      (Edit)

  • Even if they're not on the Officer's card, an Officer can give (and benefit from) any non-standard orders that are on the unit's card (such as Shield Wall). Refer main rulebook.
  • When the Officer dies, the Leader model becomes the new Unit Commander (you don't get to choose).
  • But if your unit doesn't include a Leader model, then you do get to choose any of the remaining models to be the new Unit Commander. You don't swap the model, but it may be worth putting a token down so you can tell that grunt apart.

Rules Clarification : Girded - None yet. (Edit)
Rules Clarification : Repairable - None yet. (Edit)