Dire Troll Bomber
Although dangerous and unpredictable, the powerful dire trolls serve their trollkin allies in a variety of battlefield roles. The dire troll mauler is a creature of savage simplicity, devastating enemies with nothing more than its gigantic fists and unearthly strength. The dire troll blitzer totes a rapid-fire slugger cannon and its pyg gunner into combat on its back, adding a lethal spray of lead to the crushing blows of its mighty fists. The dire troll bomber hurls barrels of explosives at the enemy before pulverizing them in melee combat.
|Dire Troll Bomber|
- Powder Keg - Range 8, POW 16 4" AOE blasts.
- Reload  - This model can be forced to to make up to 1 additional ranged attack(s) with this weapon during its Combat Action. It can make one additional attack for each time it is forced.
- Claw x2 - Melee weapon. Low POW for a heavy.
- Heavy Warbeast
- Regeneration [d3] - This model may be forced to heal d3 damage boxes, once per activation. It can't run in the same activation.
- Snacking - If this model boxes a living model with an attack it may optionally remove it from play and heal d3 damage points.
- Far Strike - COST 1, RNG (SELF), DUR (TURN), OFF (NO)
- The spellcaster's ranged weapons gain Snipe. Far Strike lasts for one turn. (An attack with a weapon with Snipe gains +4 RNG.) (Snipe - This attack gains +4 RNG)
Thoughts on Dire Troll Bomber
Dire Troll Bomber in a nutshell
The Dire Troll Bomber is quite simply the best ranged heavy warbeast the trolls have and one of the favourite beasts in faction
Combos & Synergies
- Dire Troll Mauler gives it the hitting power it lacks.
- Captain Gunnbjorn gives it a kill shot.
- Dozer & Smigg Animus makes them rat 7 and the deviantions re-rollable, so you can shoot early bombs outrange.
- using the Dhuinian Knot with them increases their accuracy greatly with the reroll.
Drawbacks & Downsides
- It's great - but still hits like a ranged warbeast in melee.
- If you pay one for reload, you then only have 3 fury available. So they can not boost both hit and damage on both, and can't boost the blast damage rolls (which need it more) as well.
- His animus is only self, making him a versatile range beast,but not good on supporting other faction choices.
- The bombs hit harder than the Claws, so being engaged becomes really problematic.
Tricks & Tips
Boom! You can get about as much heavy-hurting work by aiming as by melee.
Comparison to Mk2
- Giving it the far strike animus was a huge improvement.
- Because Gunnbjorn, our most notorious ranged caster, got significantly better in MK3, so did the bomber. It's now an auto-include when taking Captain Gunnbjorn.
Theme Forces this is a member of
Themes for any-and-all warbeasts (Edit)
- Band of Heroes - (Article) (Category)
- Power of Dhunia - (Article) (Category)
- Storm of the North (Article) (Category)
Other faction models
|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
|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.|
|Minion Units, Solos, & Battle Engines|
|Units||Bog Trog Ambushers - Croak Raiders - Bone Grinders - Brigands - Commandos - Razorback Crew - Slaughterhousers - Bokur & Swamp Shamblers - Gatorman Posse - Gobber Bellows|
|Solos||Mist Speaker - Bog Trog Trawler - Croak Hunter - Efaarit Scouts - Feralgeist - Witch Doctor - Gobber Tinker - Gremlin Swarm - Ogrun Bokur - Gobber Chef - Thrullg - Totem Hunter|
|Battle Engines||Meat Thresher|