Captain Gunnbjorn

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Trollblood Trollkin Warlock

Once a member of the Cygnaran military, Captain Gunnbjorn brings a unique perspective to the armies of the kriels. His formal military training and his keen mind give him a tactical approach to battle rather than the more primitive approach of overpowering brutality favored by less experienced trollkin warriors. Even the best laid plans have pitfalls, however, and when careful use of cover and terrain fail him, Gunnbjorn is quick to use his heavy bazooka to decimate enemy formations.

Basic Info[edit]

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SPD Average
STR Average
MAT Average
RAT Average
DEF High
ARM High
FURY Average
Relative HP Average
WBP Average

Weapons and Attacks[edit]

  • Bazooka - Good range, high POW, small AoE.
  • Axe - Low range, average P+S.

Special Abilities[edit]

  • Warlock - All warlocks come with a stack of standard special rules - most notably being awesome.
  • 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.
  • Field Marshal (Kill Shot) - Warbeasts/warjacks in this model's battlegroup gain Kill Shot. (Kill Shot - Once per activation, after killing an enemy model in melee, this model can make a free ranged attack.)

Spells[edit]

  • Explosivo - Low cost, Short range Upkeep that gives a friendly faction model Magical Damage on all ranged weapons and a low POW medium AOE blast on direct hits.
  • Guided Fire - Battlegroup models in the caster's CTRL area gain boosted ranged attack rolls for one turn.
  • Rock Wall - Low cost upkeep spell. Place a rock wall completely within control range that isn't contacting anything else. Provides cover.
  • Snipe - Upkeep spell, target model/unit's ranged weapons gain +4 RNG.

Feat: Fortification[edit]

Friendly faction models in control range gain cover, can't be damaged by ranged attacks, and can't suffer knockdown. Lasts one round.


Thoughts on Captain Gunnbjorn[edit]

Captain Gunnbjorn in a nutshell[edit]

Captain Gunnbjorn is a ranged superiority warlock. All of snipe, guided fire, rock wall, and his feat make both for a scary ranged game and allow Gunnbjorn to go toe to toe with Cygnaran shooting.

Thoughts on when & how to use feat and spells[edit]

Feat[edit]

His feat is obviously best used defensively either to stop a feat or to stop one round of incoming fire.

Spells[edit]

  • Rock Wall is really useful for blocking charge lanes or providing cover
  • Guided Fire gets spammed as free focus.
  • Explosivo is very much a utility spell. You want it in case of incorporeal enemies,.
  • Snipe is cast early and upkept.

Typical Army & Strategy[edit]

Strategy[edit]

His main win condition is quite simply to shoot the enemy off the board. Or to use his feat for delivery of the melee models.

Army[edit]

  • The ever-present Krielstone can be hard for Gunnbjorn to charge up in turn 1 - but is really useful for ranged duels.
  • Dire Troll Bomber is already a great warbeast - and loves everything Gunnbjorn does for it up to and including the Kill Shot.
  • Dozer & Smigg is only ever played with Gunnbjorn - but is pretty good at killing infantry and much more focus efficient than another bomber. It also loves Kill Shots.
  • Mountain King and Glacier King both have nice ranged attacks.
  • Winter Troll is actually useful with Guided Fire
  • Slag Troll - Kill Shot is just fun on a Slag Troll.
  • Dire Troll Mauler gives you the melee hitting power and damage buff.
  • Trollkin Highwaymen become a pretty good unit with Snipe.
  • Trollkin Fennblades - his feat is a great delivery system for fast units, keeping them safe from shooting for a turn. He doesn't have to go all ranged or anything like.

Drawbacks & Downsides[edit]

  • He runs a pretty much exclusively ranged game

Tricks & Tips[edit]

  • Rock wall can be really obnoxious when placed in front of a Colossal, leaving nowhere for it to advance and put their base.
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Note to Editors
If you're looking for inspiration for content to add to this page, you can always copy-paste (& update as necessary) info from the old mk2 entry:
Mk2 Battle College: Captain Gunnbjorn .

Comparison to Mk2[edit]

His feat got upgraded to provide immunity from ranged damage and he gained his field marshal

Other[edit]

Trivia[edit]

Theme Forces this is a member of[edit]

Other Trollbloods models[edit]

Trollbloods - Faction models (Edit)
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Warlocks etc.
Warlocks Borka1 - Borka2 - Calandra - Gunnbjorn - Grim1 - Grim2 - Grissel1 - Grissel2 - Doomshaper1 - Doomshaper2 - Doomshaper3 - Horgle2 - Jarl - Madrak1 - Madrak2 - Madrak3 - Ragnor
Warlock attachments Trollkin Runebearer
Lesser Warlock Horgle Ironstrike
Light warbeasts Night Troll - Pyre Troll - Slag Troll - Storm Troll - Swamp Troll - Troll Axer - Troll Bouncer - Troll Impaler - Winter Troll
Heavy warbeasts Dire Troll Blitzer - Dire Troll Bomber - Dire Troll Mauler - Earthborn Dire Troll


Dozer & Smigg - Mulg the Ancient - Rök

Gargantuan Glacier King - Mountain King - Sea King
 
Units, Solos, & Battle Engines
Units Dhunian Knot - Kriel Warriors - Stone Bearer - Fire Eaters - Pummeler Crew - Pyg Burrowers - Pyg Bushwhackers - Scattergunners - Thumper Crew - Champions - Fennblades - Highwaymen - Long Riders - Runeshapers - Scouts - Sluggers - Warders


Special WA: Trollkin Sorcerer
Sons of Bragg

Solos Fell Caller Hero - Fennblade Kithkar - Northkin Shaman - Stone Scribe Chronicler - Troll Whelps - Trollkin Champion Hero - Trollkin Skinner


Braylen Wanderheart - Horgle Ironstrike - Horthol - Janissa Stonetide

Battle Engines War Wagon
Trollblood - Minion models (Edit)
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Warlocks etc.
Warlocks Bloody Barnabas - Calaban - Helga - Jaga-Jaga - Lord Carver - Maelok - Midas - Rask - Sturm & Drang

Requires a 2+ warlock game

Other Controllers Lesser Warlocks: Brun & Lug - Dahlia & Skarath - Rorsh & Brine - Wrongeye & Snapjaw


'Jack Marshals: Raluk Moorclaw

Warjacks & Warbeasts The minion battlegroup members you can include in a Trollblood 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 minions it can control.
 
Units, Solos, & Battle Engines
Units Bog Trog Ambushers - Croak Raiders - Bone Grinders - Brigands - Commandos - Razorback Crew - Slaughterhousers - Bokur & Swamp Shamblers - Gatorman Posse - Gobber Bellows


Nyss Hunters - Blythe & Bull - Boomhowlers - Lynus & Edrea -

Solos Mist Speaker - Bog Trog Trawler - Croak Hunter - Efaarit Scouts - Feralgeist - Witch Doctor - Gobber Tinker - Gremlin Swarm - Ogrun Bokur - Gobber Chef - Thrullg - Totem Hunter


Alten Ashley - Brun & Lug - Dahlia & Skarath - Gudrun - Hutchuk - Lanyssa - Maximus - Raluk - Rorsh & Brine - Saxon - Victor Pendrake - Wrong Eye & Snapjaw

Battle Engines Meat Thresher
Trollblood - Theme Forces (Edit)
Band of Heroes - Power of Dhunia


Rules Clarifications[edit]

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