Nomad

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Mercenary Heavy Warjack

Mercenary warjacks are often drawn from discontinued chassis once produced by kingdom armies. The Nomad, once a Cygnaran mainstay, has been battering enemy ’jacks with its battle blade for 150 years. Mercenaries maintain these battle-tested machines and find them fully capable of standing toe-to-toe against any fresh from the assembly line.

Basic Info[edit]

Nomad
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SPD 5
STR 11
MAT 6
DEF 10
ARM 18
HP 30
Cost 11
See also How to Read the statblock

Weapons[edit]

  • Open Fist - 1" reach, P+S 14 melee weapon
    • Buckler - This 'weapon' has an integral buckler that gives the model a cumulative +1 ARM bonus. The bonus doesn't apply if the weapon is crippled or if the damage originates in your back arc.
    • Open Fist - This warjack/warbeast may make Throw Power Attacks.
  • Battle Blade - 2" reach, P+S 18 melee weapon

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.
  • Tried & True - If this model would be repaired, it repairs 1 extra HP.

Thoughts on Nomad[edit]

Nomad in a nutshell[edit]

The Nomad is the Mercenary version of a standard heavy warjack - about as simple and straightforward as a warjack gets. It fills the space in Mercenary armies held by the Slayer, Ironclad, Crusader, and Juggernaut in other factions: the cheap, bog-standard heavy intended to absorb enemy fire and whack stuff. It has one job and it does it well enough. Like all heavy warjacks it can trample, throw, and do other standard power attacks. Add its low cost to its big sword and its decent ARM from its buckler and you have a nice cheap beater with a 10" charge that is the envy of many factions.

Combos & Synergies[edit]

With the exception of Tried & True, the Nomad has no special abilities to speak of (the back of Mk.II card was completely blank).

Lots of merc warcasters give the Nomad a bit of a boost:

Drawbacks and Downsides[edit]

  • MAT 6 is a problem stat and part of the reason they cost 11 points. Needing 8's to hit DEF 14 makes them a liability against Legion beasts that can't be knocked down. But besides Rocinante, all the merc 'jacks are MAT 6 or worse, which is why spamming Nomads is popular. They're so cheap you don't care that they're not very good. None of the Merc jacks are; that's part of the charm of playing Mercenaries.

Tricks and Tips[edit]

  • The Nomad is the least tricky heavy that there is. You walk up to something and wail on it with POW 18's and occasionally make a slam or throw power attack.


Other[edit]

Trivia[edit]

Released in Warmachine: Escalation (2004)

Theme Forces[edit]

Within mercenaries, this warjack can be used in:

Outside of mercenaries, this warjack can be taken in just about every theme force, because there is nearly always at least one merc jack marshal that'll work for any given theme.

Other Mercenary models[edit]

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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
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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]

Rules Clarification : Shield and/or Buckler     (Edit)

  • The only time you lose the Shield bonus is when the weapon is crippled, or if the attack originates in your back arc. (Infernal Ruling)
    • In other words, you still get the Shield bonus while knocked down or stationary.

Rules Clarification : Open Fist (aka, Power Attack Throw)     (Edit)

  • See the Throw article for a recap of the core Throw rules.
  • When you make a Throw Power Attack, no other abilities of the Fist weapon (such as Chain Strike) are applied unless they specifically mention Throws.
  • If you do a Power Attack Throw and you choose to throw the target directly away, no deviation is rolled to determine the final position of the model. (Locked thread)
  • A model that cannot be targeted by melee attacks (such as Una2's feat) cannot have models thrown at them, either. (Infernal Ruling)
  • Unresolved: Since throwing Model [A] at Model [B] involves making a melee attack vs Model [B] which is out of your melee range, it technically breaks a whole bunch of core rules. The Infernals are currently checking it.


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)
Rules Clarification : Tried & True - None yet. (Edit)