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Cygnar’s stormsmiths do not balk at the strange and sometimes hazardous mechanikal innovations conceived by the brilliant mind of Artificer General Sebastian Nemo. These men and women embrace such lightning-spewing creations with the same enthusiasm and curiosity that first drew them to the stormsmithing arts. Bringing experimental storm chamber technology to the front lines, grenadiers create volatile electrical fields able to take on different properties of electromagnetism and kinetic force.
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- Storm Grenade- 6" range, 3" AOE, POW 13 gun
- Damage Type: Electricity - This weapon does electricity damage.
- Attack Type - Each time this weapon is used to make an attack, choose one of the following special rules:
- Galvanic Blast Field - If this attack directly hits, the AOE stays in play as a hazard that does POW 10 electrical damage to models walking around in it.
- Kinetic Grip - This weapon/attack causes a -2 SPD penalty when it hits an enemy.
- Voltaic Vortex - If this attack directly hits, you get to push models 2" closer to the target before rolling any damage.
- Sword - 0.5" reach, P+S 7 melee weapon
- Immunity: Electricity - This model is not damaged by electric weapons, and is ignored when determining lightning arcs.
- Force Barrier - This model gains +2 DEF vs ranged attacks and is immune to blast damage.
Thoughts on Stormsmith Grenadiers
Stormsmith Grenadiers in a nutshell
Stormsmith Grenadiers are a three person utility unit designed to mess with the enemy in interesting ways. Dragging them together, slowing them down, or messing up infantry by leaving templates. And they are very resistant to shooting.
Combos & Synergies
- Sources of electrical damage love Cygnar's electrical buffs like the Firefly, the Silver Line Stormguard, and the Storm Strider. The latter now makes their attack against enemies in its CMD range technically MAT8.
- Stormsmith Grenadiers love Captain Victoria Haley's Temporal barrier. It helps them hit, it helps them not get charged. And speed debuffs stack.
- Major Victoria Haley has some fun interactions with them,
- They have nice attacks, making them a good choice to Snipe
Drawbacks and Downsides
- They die in melee, to magic, and to AoEs that set people on fire.
- The range of their weapon is nothing short of ridiculous - even if their Kinetic Grip grenade hits a Khador heavy with a 1" melee RNG, it can still charge and reach them next turn. Don't expect them to survive for long, once they threw their grenades.
Tricks and Tips
- Screen them - they're too expensive to expose at the frontline.
- A Voltaic Vortex followed by a Kinetic Grip can leave the enemy messily stuck together.
- They can drag enemies forward where you want them.
- Kinetic Grip stacks nicely with Haley 1's Temporal Barrier for stopping SPD4 enemies in their tracks.
- Mind the wording; apart of Kinetic Grip, all effects require a direct hit upon an enemy model.
- With Force Barrier you don't have to be afraid of blast damage - neither from enemy, nor from friendly fire.
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