Hammerfall High Shield Gun Corps

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Mercenary Rhulic Unit

A crack gun corps from the Rhulic fortress of Hammerfall, this armored phalanx steadily marches forward unleashing volleys of lethal shot. Working in unison, the Hammerfall High Shields form an impenetrable shell that brushes aside enemy fire as they bring their double-barreled war rifles to bear. The deadly rifles jut out along the notched wall of shielded dwarves to blast away at their unfortunate targets.

Basic Info[edit]

Hammerfall High Shield Gun Corps

Mercenary Rhulic Unit and Command Attachment

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Officer Grunts
SPD 4 4
MAT 6 5
RAT 6 5
DEF 11
ARM 15
HP 5 1
Cost 10/16 5
Unit Size 6/10 + 2

Weapons and Attacks[edit]

  • Carbine - 10" range, POW 10 gun
  • Axe 0,5" range, P+S 9 melee weapon

Special Abilities[edit]

  • Mercenary - will work for Cygnar and Khador
  • Rhulic
  • Unit
  • Combined Ranged Attack - This unit can combine their ranged attacks to get a bonus on accuracy and damage.
  • Combined Melee Attack - This unit can combine their melee attacks to get a bonus on accuracy and damage.
  • Practiced Maneuvers - Each model in this unit can ignore other models in this unit when determining LOS and can advance through them if it has enough movement to move completely past them.
  • Shield Wall (Order) - Models in this unit get +4 ARM while B2B with another model in the unit, unless the attack originates in their rear arc. Lasts until the beginning of their next activation.

Command Attachment: Officer and Standard Bearer[edit]

Weapons & Attacks[edit]

  • Officer- same as the ordinary warriors
  • Standard Bearer- Unarmed

Special abilities[edit]

Officer - as high shield plus:

  • Officer - This model is the unit commander even if the unit has a Leader model.
  • Double Time (Order) - Models in this unit get to move as normal, then can take their combat actions, then get to move again.
  • Guns Blazing (Minifeat) - Once per game the unit gains an extra shot in their combat action.

Standard Bearer - as high shield plus:

  • Standard Bearer - While the standard bearer is within 5" of the unit commander, the commander gains +2 CMD.
  • Take Up - If this model is killed you may instead remove a Grunt within 1". Remove any effects on this model, and apply any effects that were on the old grunt.

Thoughts on Hammerfall High Shield Gun Corps[edit]

Hammerfall High Shield Gun Corps in a nutshell[edit]

The Hammerfalls High Shield Gun Corps are the dwarven ranged unit. Despite high ARM, they are considered one of the worst units in the game by almost everyone due to their high price, short range and low power.

Combos & Synergies[edit]

  • General Ossrum buffs all dwarves. Snipe and his feat will make them out-range any other infantry choice for a turn, and make them extremely high armour.

Drawbacks and Downsides[edit]

  • They are slow
  • Like most shield walls they burn
  • Fundamentally most of their roles are done better by other mercenaries that cost the same or less.
    • If you want a run and gun unit even in double time Croe's Cutthroats cost the same and move faster and are harder to kill by anything other than blast damage.
    • If you want cheap shooters Steelhead Riflemen are significantly cheaper, threat further, and hit harder.
    • If you want to survive incoming blast damage Idrian Skirmishers with the UA threaten to hit harder and can go to ground. And are cheaper

Tricks and Tactics[edit]

  • Double time allows you to shoot then move behind cover or back out of charge range. It can be combined with aiming.

Changes from Mk2[edit]

  • Lost a point of CMD
  • Lost Jack Marshall
  • Ranked Attacks changed to Practiced Maneuvers
  • UA slightly cheaper


How can I include this model in my army?[edit]

Mercenaries are a bit more complicated than regular faction models, they can be taken in one of three different ways.

  1. This model can be included in a pure Mercenary army.
  2. This model can be included in the following Faction armies:
  3. This model can be included in the following theme forces:

Rules Clarifications[edit]



Theme Forces this is a member of[edit]



Mercenary 'Jack Controllers (Edit)
Warcasters Ashlynn - Caine3 - Captain Bart - Captain Damiano - Gastone2 - Captain Shae - Macbain - Constance - Fiona - Magnus1 - Magnus2
BGC Gastone Crosse
Marshals Colbie Sterling - Dirty Meg - Raluk Moorclaw - Rutger Shaw - Sam & the Devil Dogs
Mercenary Warjacks (Edit)
Light Buccaneer - Renegade (Magnus only) - Talon - Vanguard
Heavy Freebooter - Mangler - Mariner - Mule - Nomad - Rover
Gallant - Rocinante
Colossal Galleon
Rhulic 'Jack Controllers (Edit)
Warcasters Durgen Madhammer - General Ossrum - Gorten Grundback
Marshals Thor Steinhammer
Rhulic Warjacks (Edit)
Light Blaster- Gunner
Heavy Avalancher - Basher - Driller - Rockram
Colossal Earthbreaker
Cephalyx Warcasters (Edit)
Warcasters Cognifex Cyphon - Exulon Thexus
Cephalyx Monstrosities (Edit)
Heavy Subduer - Warden - Wrecker
Units, Solos, & Battle Engines
Warcaster attachments Madelyn Corbeau - Reinholdt - Wyshnalyrr
Lesser Warlocks Rorsh & Brine (Farrow) - Wrong Eye & Snapjaw (Gatorman)
Units Cephalyx Mind Bender - Cephalyx Mind Slaver - Cephalyx Overlords - High Shields - Artillery Corps - Forge Guard - Idrian Skirmishers - Kayazy Assassins - Kayazy Eliminators - Ogrun Assault Corps - Precursor Knights - Press Gangers - Sea Dog Pirates - Deck Gun - Steelhead Halberdiers - Steelhead Heavy Cavalry - Steelhead Riflemen - Tactical Arcanist Corps - Thorn Gun Mages
Special CA: Cephalyx Dominator
Character Units Alexia1 - Sam & The Devil Dogs - Croe's Cutthroats - Nyss Hunters - Blythe & Bull - Boomhowlers - Herne & Jonne - Aiyana & Holt - Lynus & Edrea - Commodore Cannon - Devil's Shadow Mutineers
Solos Cephalyx Agitator - Gobber Tinker - Ogrun Bokur - Swamp Gobber River Raider
Character Solos Alexia2 - Alten Ashley - Anastasia Di Bray - Bloody Bradigan - Bosun Grogspar - Brun & Lug - Colbie - Dahlia & Skarath - Dirty Meg - Doc Killingsworth - Eilish Garrity - Eiryss1 - Eiryss2 - Hawk - Gastone1 - Gorman - Gudrun - Harlan Versh - Hutchuk - Kell Bailoch - Lanyssa - Rockbottom - Major Harrison Gibbs - Dougal - Orin - Ragman - Raluk - Rhupert - Rorsh & Brine - Rutger - Savio - Saxon - Sergeant Nick - Stannis - Taryn - Thor - Viktor - Wrong Eye & Snapjaw
Battle Engines Hammerfall Siege Crawler
Theme Forces (Edit)
Hammer Strike - The Irregulars - The Kingmaker's Army - Operating Theater - The Talion Charter - Llaelese Resistance