Crucible Guard Assault Troopers

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Crucible Guard Assault Troopers
Crucible Guard Unit

Assault Troopers are the front line of the Crucible Guard and their best close quarters operatives. Like their Storm Troopers brethren, their alchemically treated armored suits grant the shields them from incoming fire and hazards. Their Thermal Hammers release white-hot flames with each swing, scorching flesh and metal alike.


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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]

Crucible Guard Assault Troopers
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COST N/A
UNIT SIZE N/A
FA N/A
Warcaster 0
BASE Small
SPD 5
STR N/A
MAT 7
RAT N/A
M.A. N/A
DEF 11
ARM 16
CMD 8
FOCUS N/A
FURY N/A
THRS N/A
HP 5
WJP N/A
WBP N/A
UNIT SIZE 3 / 5
COST 8 / 13
2.6 each
N/A
FA U
N/A
Warcaster 1
BASE N/A
SPD N/A
STR N/A
MAT N/A
RAT N/A
DEF N/A
ARM N/A
CMD N/A
FOCUS N/A
FURY N/A
THRS N/A
HP N/A
WJP N/A
WBP N/A
UNIT SIZE N/A
COST N/A
FA N/A
N/A
Understanding
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Weapons[edit]

  • Thermal Hammer - 2" reach, P+S 13 melee weapon.
    • Critical Continuous Fire - A model critically hit by this attack is set on fire. A model on fire suffers a POW 12 fire damage roll each turn until the fire expires.
    • Brutal Charge - This model gains +2 damage on charge attacks with this weapon.
    • Flame Burst - When you box an enemy model with this weapon, enemy models within 1" of the boxed model suffer Continuous Fire.

Abilities[edit]

Thoughts on Crucible Guard Assault Troopers[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.

Crucible Guard Assault Troopers in a nutshell[edit]

Assault Troopers are hard-hitting, relatively cheap, and relatively durable melee infantry. Their peak resilience is achieved at range, as Ashen Veil and Carapace will effectively make them DEF 13 ARM 20. In melee this durability falls off pretty quickly: DEF 11 (against non-living) and ARM 16 just won't save you. They are probably best thought as a second line clean up crew, as once the lines will have collapsed, they can bring their MAT 7 P+S 15 hammers with Flame Burst to bear.

Combos & Synergies[edit]

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Drawbacks and Downsides[edit]

  • Their defensive stats aren't really that solid in melee: ARM 16 and 5 wounds will get one-shotted by a charging P+S 10 half the time if they hit.
  • DEF 11 is easy to hit, and Ashen Veil puts them only into the "get missed more often than not" zone which means Fire-Immune melee models are likely annihilating them.
  • Even with Brutal Charge they aren't going to crack heavies on their own and their infantry clear relies on the enemy being bunched up and on good fire rolls.

Tricks and Tips[edit]

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  • ignore weak melee free strikes with arm 20

Other[edit]

Trivia[edit]

Released 2018.03

Theme Forces[edit]

Other Crucible Guard models[edit]

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Battlegroups
Warcasters Aurum Legate Lukas di Morray - Aurum Adeptus Syvestro - Marshal General Baldwin Gearhart & Mr. Clogg - Aurum Lucanum Athanor Locke - Captain Eira Mackay
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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
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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.

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Captain Sam - Colbie Sterling - Rutger Shaw - Thor Steinhammer
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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.
Rules Clarification : Breather - None yet. (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Corrosion      (Edit)

  • A weapon can inflict continuous corrosion without itself being a corrosion damage weapon (for example, the Acidic Touch animus). In this case, the attack can hurt models with Immunity: Corrosion it just won't apply the continuous effect.
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Rules Clarification : Fire      (Edit)

  • Moving into "Shallow water" standard terrain does not cause continuous fire to expire. It's magic fire.
    • You can always use non-standard terrain if you agree with your opponent before the game starts, however.
  • A weapon can inflict continuous fire without itself being a fire damage weapon (for example, the Helios's fists). In this case, the attack can hurt models with Immunity:Fire it just won't apply the continuous effect.
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Rules Clarification : Brutal Charge      (Edit)

  • If your charge movement was less than 3", your first attack is not considered a 'charge attack' and thus you won't get the Brutal Charge bonus.

Rules Clarification : Carapace - None yet. (Edit)
Rules Clarification : Tough - None yet. (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Ashen Veil      (Edit)

  • The concealment bonus and the attack roll penalty do stack with each other, so someone making a ranged or magic attack while within 2" of you will suffer -4 to the attack.
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Rules Clarification : Flame Burst      (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Fire      (Edit)

  • Moving into "Shallow water" standard terrain does not cause continuous fire to expire. It's magic fire.
    • You can always use non-standard terrain if you agree with your opponent before the game starts, however.
  • A weapon can inflict continuous fire without itself being a fire damage weapon (for example, the Helios's fists). In this case, the attack can hurt models with Immunity:Fire it just won't apply the continuous effect.