The Commodore Cannon & Crew

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Mercenary Privateer Sea Dog Unit

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Basic Info[edit]

The Commodore Cannon & Crew

Mercenary Privateer Unit

Gun Crewmen
SPD 0 6
MAT - 5
RAT - 4
DEF 5 13
ARM 18 11
HP 10 1
Cost 7
Unit Size Gun + 3 crew

Weapons and Attacks[edit]


Cannon - variable range, AOE and POW, see attack types.

  • Attack Type - When you make an attack with this weapon you must choose one of the following types:
    • Cannister Shot 10" spray range, POW 20 ranged attack, with +2 RAT bonus to the firing model
    • Cannon Ball 20" range POW 16 ranged attack. Slams target.
    • Incendiary Shot 16" range, AOE 4, POW 14 ranged attack with fire damage, that inflicts continuous fire


Hand Weapon 0,5" range, P+S 8 melee weapon Pistol 8" range, POW 10 gun

Special Abilities[edit]

  • Mercenary
  • Limited Employment - the Commodore will only work for Privateer warcasters
  • Privateer
  • Sea Dog
  • Unit
  • Focal Point - If this model dies, the rest of the unit does as well.
  • Construct - This model is a construct and is not a living model.
  • Heavy Artillery - this model gets lugged by its crew. It doesn't activate - instead one crewman gets to fire it with the Fire action. Can't be knocked down or made stationary and can't shoot if the crew have lugged it.

Gunner Only[edit]

  • Fire (★ Attack) One model right by the Commodore Cannnon may fire it
  • Gunnery (★ Action) Give a cumulative to hit bonus to whoever's firing the Commodore

Thoughts on The Commodore Cannon & Crew[edit]

The Commodore Cannon & Crew in a nutshell[edit]

The Commodore cannon commands respect as the most feared artillery piece in the game thanks to its 20" slam. With Shae's feat, Rockbottom's Money Shot and Dougal's Double Powder Ration, it can slam something 25" away at RAT 10. It can light blast-immune troops on fire to boot. While it can be taken with all the privateer warcasters, Bart and Fiona struggle to get nearly the use out of it Shae does because it only moves 3", and if it moves, it can't shoot. Shae gets around this with his feat, but Bart and Fiona offer no such help, which leaves the cannon farther back than you'd like unless you sacrifice a turn of shooting.

Combos & Synergies[edit]

  • Captain Phinneus Shae gets it into position and can protect it from incoming fire with Phantasm, which he should. (Note that Coup de Main does not affect the speed of the cannon due to the wording of its rules. The cannon itself does not activate so it is unaffected by the spell.)
  • Lord Rockbottom grants it Money Shot. If you take the cannon, you should have Rockbottom.
  • Master Gunner Dougal MacNaile grants it Artillerist (if using the blast shot) or 2" extra range on his mini feat turn.

Drawbacks and Downsides[edit]

  • Kill either the infantry or the gun and it dies.

Tricks and Tactics[edit]

  • The possibilities are endless. Run a low DEF model in front of the caster and slam it over them. Slam an enemy heavy into another from downtown. Be on the lookout for ideal targets.


Rules Clarifications[edit]


Rules Clarification : Attack Type and/or Arcane Savant     (Edit)

  • If you forget to declare your Attack Type before rolling the attack, and you and your opponent can't agree on a fair fix, then the Judge's Policy is that the first listed Attack Type is the one that will be used.

Rules Clarification : Construct - None yet. (Edit)

Rules Clarification : Selective and/or Limited Employment     (Edit)

  • Selective models that can work for a faction can, indeed, work for that faction ... despite Selective's poorly worded "this model can only work in a Mercenary Theme Force" clause. (Infernal Ruling)
  • When working outside their theme, they can have non-theme attachments (eg Madelyn). (Infernal Ruling)

Rules Clarification : Heavy Artillery      (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Privateer      (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Sea Dog      (Edit)

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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