Destroyer

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Khador Heavy Warjack

Khador’s mechaniks build their warjacks to last. This sturdy chassis has given rise to other staples like the Destroyer, whose whistling shells arcing overhead portend explosive obliteration.

Basic Info[edit]

Destroyer
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SPD 4
STR 12
MAT 7
RAT 4
DEF 10
ARM 20
HP 34
Cost 14
See also How to Read the statblock

Weapons and Attacks[edit]

  • Bombard - 14" range, AOE 4", POW 14 gun.
    • Arcing Fire - When attacking with this weapon, this model can ignore intervening models except those within 1" of the target.
  • Exectuioner Axe - 1" reach, P+S 17 melee weapon.
    • Critical Amputation - On a critical hit, mark all unmarked boxes in the last column/spiral damaged.

Special Abilities[edit]

  • Warjack - All warjacks share the same set of special rules. Most notably being big and stompy.
  • Construct - This model is a construct and is not a living model.

Recent Changes[edit]

2016.06 Mk2 to Mk3

Increased MAT and decreased point cost (relative to old system)

2017.01 Errata

Another points cost decrease. Because apparently it wasn't good enough to be worth taking over other Khador jack options. Cheap enough that most warcasters can afford two of them using just their battlegroup points.


Thoughts on the Destroyer[edit]

Classic sculpt

The Destroyer in a nutshell[edit]

The Destroyer is a unique jack in the Khadoran arsenal, essentially a middle-class melee jack with an arm toting a long range artillery piece around. The destroyer isn't a dedicated range or melee jack, but instead stands between the two roles. It's valued for it's ability to clear infantry and support the front line, but not being the first to engage.

Combos & Synergies[edit]

  • The Bombard's long range makes it great for lobbing shots at anything that happens to get knocked down. Deploy them with Winter Guard Field Gun Crew or a Grolar. The POW of the bombard is not insignificant and can carry the extra damage needed to scrap an enemy jack.
  • Winter Guard Artillery Kapitan is a great piece for fixing the normally abysmal RAT of the Destroyer.
  • The Man-o-War Kovnik is a viable way to run a Destroyer and allow it to make use of both its weapons.
  • Kommander Harkevich, the Iron Wolf may be one of the few Warcasters that is a fan of Destroyers, as taking several of them allows him to use his Broadside spell very effectively.

Drawbacks & Downsides[edit]

  • Tries to do both range and melee without really committing to either or having the in-built ability to do both.
  • Khador has other combined-arms warjacks (such as Demolisher, Black Ivan, and Behemoth) who, although costing more, bring significantly more 'oomph' to the table.

Tricks & Tips[edit]

  • Deploy just behind a line of infantry. Then fire at the opposing models, aiming for low defense models and attempt to drift AOEs against support models. Once the front line is engaged, then charge any breaks in the line, and let your axe remove already-damaged enemy jacks.
  • Critical amputation has a huge boost against Gargantuans; as it fills all unmarked damage box on a damage spiral's branch, you can completely remove a whole aspect with a lucky roll. Not something to build a strategy on, but spectacular, when it comes into play.


Other[edit]

Trivia[edit]

Originally released in Warmachine: Prime (2003)

Theme Forces[edit]

Themes for generic warjacks (Edit)

Other Khador 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
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Ranking Officer CA : Koldun Kapitan Valachev
Solos Iron Fang Kovnik - Koldun Lord - MOW Drakhun - MOW Kovnik - Manhunter - War Dog - Widowmaker Marksman - WG Artillery Kapitan
Fenris - Jozef - Malakov1 - Markov - Yuri
Battle Engines Gun Carriage
 
Theme Forces
Winter Guard Kommand - Legion of Steel - Jaws of the Wolf
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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 : Arcing Fire      (Edit)

  • Arcing Fire lets you ignore models but not terrain. You don't ignore clouds, forests or buildings.

Rules Clarification : Critical Amputation - None yet. (Edit)

Rules Clarification : Warjack      (Edit)

  • Please refer to the Warjack page for a recap of the warjack rules, and the very few associated Infernal Rulings.

Rules Clarification : Construct - None yet. (Edit)