Captain Eira Mackay

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Captain Eira Mackay
Crucible Guard Ordic Battle Engine Warcaster

Fluff text (copy from PP gallery)

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Rules subject to change.
This model is unreleased.

This model is part of the current CID cycle (What is CID?) and the information shown below does not represent its final rules.

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

Basic Info[edit]

STR 15
DEF 10
ARM 19
CMD 10
HP 36
WJP +19
Focus 6
See also How to Read the statblock


  • Alchemical Morter - 15" range, 4" AOE, POW 15 gun.
    • Arcing Fire - When attacking with this weapon, this model can ignore intervening models except those within 1" of the target.
    • Attack Type - Each time this weapon is used to make an attack, choose one of the following special rules:
  • Antiminator (x2) - 10" spray, POW 14 ranged attack.
  • Flame Thrower - 8" spray, POW 12 rnaged attack
    • Damage Type: Fire - This weapon does fire damage.
    • Continuous Fire - A model hit by this attack is set on fire. A model on fire suffers a POW 12 fire damage roll in Maintenance phase of owner's turn until the fire expires.
  • Bash - 0.5" reach, P+S 15 melee attack
    • Ram - On hit, the target is knocked down and may be pushed 1" away. If it is pushed, this model may move the same direction 1".


  • Warcaster - All warcasters come with a stack of standard special rules - most notably being awesome.
  • Battle Engine - All Battle Engines share the same special rules. Most notably being huge, having two fields of fire, and being immune to knock down, stationary, etc.
  • Construct - This model is a construct and is not a living model.
  • Pathfinder - This model treats rough terrain as open terrain while advancing. While charging, slam power attacking, or trample power attacking, this model does not stop its movement when it contacts an obstacle.
  • Bulldoze - When this model is B2B with an enemy model during its Normal Movement, it can push that model up to 2" directly away from it. A model can be pushed by Bulldoze only once per activation. Bulldoze has no effect when this model makes a trample power attack.
  • Dual Attack - This model can make both melee and ranged attacks in the same activation. When this model makes its initial melee attacks or a power attack, it can also make its initial ranged attacks. This model can make ranged attacks even while in melee.
  • Exhaust Fumes - When the Thresher advances during its Normal Movement, for one round while within 3" of the Thresher other friendly Faction models gain concealment.
  • Reposition [3"] - At the end of an activation in which it did not run or fail a charge, this model can advance up to 3", then its activation ends.
  • Veteran Leader [Railless] - While in this model's CMD range, other friendly Railless models gain +1 to attack rolls.

Feat : Overwhelming Force[edit]

All friendly Crucible Guard models currently in her CTRL range gain Run and Gun and their weapons gain Magical Damage. Additionally, while a friendly Faction construct makes a damage roll in Mackay's control range, the damage roll is boosted.Overwhelming force last for one turn. (Run & Gun - If this model destroys an enemy with a ranged attack during its activation, at the end of its activation it can make a full advance.)


Target friendly Faction warjack gains +2 ARM and does not suffer the effects of crippled systems.
The caster's warjacks currently in CTRL range stop being stationary, stand up, and face in any direction. But not if they were knocked down this same turn.
Battlegroup models gain +2 SPD and Pathfinder for one turn.
Target friendly Faction model can make a free basic melee or ranged attack after an enemy targets them with a ranged attack and that attack resolves. Return Fire expires after the attack is resolved or after one round.

Thoughts on Captain Eira Mackay[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.

Captain Eira Mackay in a nutshell[edit]

Mackay is a tank commander in the service of the Crucible Guard. She rides to battle in a Railless Interceptor and her stats should reflect this. The battle engine was originally designed by Mackay’s father to protect his warcaster daughter as she pursued her career within the Crucible Guard. She should represent a mobile fire base and brings some of the strongest ranged weapons of any warcaster. [We are aware that Mackay's awesomeness cannot be contained on one page of the PDF. The text for Return Fire is cut off. Here is the full text: When target friendly Faction model is targeted by an enemy ranged attack, after the attack is resolved the affected model can make one basic melee or ranged attack, then Return Fire expires. Return Fire lasts for one round.)

She should have a limited spell list but should support other Railless and her battle group. She brings some unique shot types to the Faction.

Yup, she has 36 damage boxes. Almost exclusively a battlegroup caster she synergizes well with the Railless Interceptors.

Maximising her feat and spells[edit]


Typical Army & Strategy[edit]


Her main method of winning is not dying.

Theme thoughts[edit]



Things you take in her army to help her with this strategy is Placeholder.

Drawbacks & Downsides[edit]

she doesn't have 40 hp.

Tricks & Tips[edit]




  • Released 2018.03
  • The Tank she rides around in was actually built by Mackay's father.

Theme Forces[edit]

  • Placeholder.

Other Crucible Guard models[edit]



Warcasters Aurum Legate Lukas di Morray - Aurum Adeptus Syvestro - Marshal General Baldwin Gearhart & Mr. Clogg - Aurum Lucanum Athanor Locke - Captain Eira Mackay
Warcaster attachments Aurum Legate Alyce Marc - Sylys Wyshnalyrr (Mercenary) - Madelyn Corbeau (Mercenary)
"Junior" Prospero
Warjacks Light Heavy Colossal
Liberator - Retaliator - Vanguard Suppresor - Toro - Vindicator Vulcan
Units, Solos, & Battle Engines
Units Infantry - Assault Troopers - Combat Alchemists - Dragon's Breath Rocket - Rocketmen - Shock Troopers -
Ranking Officer : Doctor Adolpheus Morely
Solos Rocketman Ace - Mechanik - Trancer
Prospero - Gorman - Hutchuck
Battle Engines Railless Interceptor
Theme Forces
Primae Materia - Magnum Opus
Merc CG.jpg


Mercenary Battlegroups
Warcasters Ashlynn d’Elyse - Captain Bartolo Montador - Captain Damiano - Crosse2 - Durgen Madhammer - Drake MacBain - General Ossrum - Gorten Grundback

Requires a 2+ caster game.

'Jack Marshals
Captain Sam - Colbie Sterling - Rutger Shaw - Thor Steinhammer
Warjacks The mercenary battlegroup members you can include in a CG army depends entirely on what type of model 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 Hammerfall High Shield Gun Corps - Horgenhold Artillery Corps - Horgenhold Forge Guard - Ogrun Assault Corps - Press Gangers - Sea Dog Deck Gun - Sea Dog Pirates - Steelhead Halberdiers - Steelhead Heavy Cavalry - Steelhead Riflemen - Tactical Arcanist Corps - Thorn Gun Mages
Boomhowler & Co - Captain Sam - Blythe & Bull - Herne & Jonne - Aiyana & Holt - Lynus & Edrea
Solos Ogrun Bokur
Alten Ashley - Anastasia di Bray - Bloody Bradigan - Bosun Grogspar - Colbie Sterling - Dirty Meg - Doc Killingsworth - Hawk - Crosse1 - Lord Rockbottom - Madelyn Corbeau - Major Harrison Gibbs - Dougal MacNaile - Eilish Garrity - Ragman - Rhupert Carvolo - Rutger Shaw - Sergeant Nicolas Verendyre - Stannis Brocker - Sylys Wyshnalyrr - Taryn - Thor - Viktor Pendrake
Battle Engines Hammerfall Siege Crawler

Rules Clarifications[edit]

Note to self: I need to update this rules section after the CID rules are finalised - juckto.