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Herne & Jonne
Mercenary Rhulic Character Unit

Fluff blurb

Basic Info[edit]

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DEF 12
ARM 13
HP 5
Cost 5
See also How to Read the statblock


  • Herne
    • Pistol - 8" range, POW 10 gun
    • Axe - 0.5" reach, P+S 9 melee weapon
  • Jonne
    • Barage Arquebus - 12" range, 3" AOE, POW 14 gun
      • Scattershot (★ Attack) - To make this attack, Jonne & Herne must be in B2B. Make a basic ranged attack, determine the point of impact, then roll for two more 3" AOEs that scatter from there. Models in an AOE are hit and suffer POW 7 blast damage.
    • Great Axe - 1" reach, P+S 13 melee weapon


  • Mercenary - Works as a Cygnar mercenary, Khador mercenary, or Protectorate of Menoth mercenary.
  • Herne
    • Officer - This model is the unit commander even if the unit has a Leader model.
    • Artillerist (★ Action) - Target friendly Faction model in CMD range gains +2 RAT on its next AOE ranged attack this turn. Also, it can re-roll direction and/or distance if it does not directly hit.
  • Jonne
    • Jonne has the same statline as in the statbox, except -2 RAT, +2 ARM, and +3 HP.
    • 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.

Thoughts on Herne & Jonne[edit]

Herne & Jonne in a nutshell[edit]

Herne and Jonne are an anti-infantry unit with a bit of suppport tossed in in the form of Artillerist. In the right matchups, they are great.

Combos & Synergies[edit]

  • Durgen Madhammer for lots of blast fun
  • Remember that Herne's Artillerist ability doesn't have to be used on Jonne - Herne works well with other sources of AoEs.
  • Before the Siege Crawler and Horgenhold Artillery became prominent, General Ossrum often cast Fire For Effect on them.

Drawbacks & Downsides[edit]

  • Blasts don't kill much other than light infantry
  • Because light infantry are so vulnerable to blasts, most people build lists with ways to allow their infantry to shrug them off either through Dig In, Iron Flesh, Recursion or Unhallowed.

Tricks & Tips[edit]

  • Herne doesn't have to use Artillerist on Jonne
  • Speculative shots can be well worth it as long as you have no light infantry likely to be hit; with the initial scatter and the extra blasts you have a good chance of something interesting happening.
  • If there's a big target in the centre of the enemy lines you can aim for it and hope for useful scatters.
  • All damage rolls are boosted for all three scatters if Ossrum casts Fire for Effect on this unit.



Originally released in Warmachine: Prime (2003)

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


Protectorate of Menoth (Edit)
Cygnar (Edit) Khador (Edit)

Other Mercenary models[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 - Toro
Gallant - Rocinante
Colossal Galleon
Rhulic 'Jack Controllers (Edit)
Warcasters Durgen Madhammer - General Ossrum - Gorten Grundback
Cannot take Colossals
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

Rules Clarifications[edit]

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Rules Clarification : Officer      (Edit)

  • Even if they're not on the Officer's card, an Officer can give (and benefit from) any non-standard orders that are on the unit's card (such as Shield Wall). Refer main rulebook.
  • When the Officer dies, the Leader model becomes the new Unit Commander (you don't get to choose).
  • But if your unit doesn't include a Leader model, then you do get to choose any of the remaining models to be the new Unit Commander. You don't swap the model, but it may be worth putting a token down so you can tell that grunt apart.

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

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Rules Clarification : Scattershot      (Edit)

  • All three AOEs can benefit from Artillerist and/or Fire For Effect.
  • The additional shots deviate the full d6" regardless of the original range. (refer Tactical Tip)
  • A model in more than one AOE will take a damage roll from each AOE. (refer Tactical Tip)
  • You don't halve the POW 7 blast damage - it is already blast damage.