Theme - The Kingmaker's Army
This theme force is used to field the forces hired by Magnus to overthrow the throne of Cygnar.
Theme Force Restrictions
Army can only include Mercenary models from the following list:
- Non-character Mercenary warjacks
- Rocinante may be included, but only if controlled by Damiano.
Theme Force Bonuses
- Gain access to the Cygnar units listed above. These units count as Mercenary models when taken in this theme.
- Free solo(s), the bigger the game the more free solos.
- Warrior model/units gain Feign Death. (Feign Death - While knocked down this model can't be targetted by shooting or spells.)
- Greygore & Boomhowlers gains Ambush. (Ambush - This unit may choose not to deploy normally, and instead be deployed completely within 3" of the edge of the board on any turn after the first. )
Thoughts on this Theme Force
There are two basic and effective approaches to this theme force:
- The Steelhead Batallion - Stannis Brocker gets included for free.
- Taking a couple of tough units and giving them Feign Death. Most notably Boomhowler's and the Trencher Infantry. And getting either Kell Bailoch or Orin Midwinter for free as a nice bonus.
Damiano clearly likes steelheads with a few bonus points to spend on steelheads. (Sgt. Nick giving a number of them Tough is just a nice bonus). Magnus the Warlord finds this a fluffy and effective list - with Orin and Kell for free (or Stannis) making up for the limited options as he force-feeds the enemy his unyielding battlegroup. Bart and Magnus the Traitor find few bonusses other than the to hit buffs from the Rangers however (although that's well worth having), and Drake MacBain can use this effectively but has better models to feat on normally.
While it takes some doing, putting Snipe on a full unit of long gunners through Magnus 1 can mean two range 18 power 20 shots coming down rang every turn.
- The Kingmaker's Army
- Rangers can be included in Kingmakers. The NQ preview had an error. (Infernal Ruling)
Rules Clarification : Theme Forces (Edit)
Models in this Theme Force
Refer to Category: The Kingmaker's Army
|Theme Forces (Edit)|
|Cryx||The Ghost Fleet - Infernal Machines||(Edit)|
|Cygnar||Storm Division - Heavy Metal - Sons of the Tempest||(Edit)|
|Khador||Winter Guard Kommand - Legion of Steel - Jaws of the Wolf||(Edit)|
|Protectorate of Menoth||The Creator's Might - Guardians of the Temple - Exemplar Interdiction||(Edit)|
|Retribution of Scyrah||Forges of War - Defenders of Ios - Shadows of the Retribution||(Edit)|
|Mercenaries||Hammer Strike - The Kingmaker's Army - Operating Theater||(Edit)|
|Convergence of Cyriss||Destruction Initiative||(Edit)|
|Circle Orboros||The Bones of Orboros - The Devourer's Host - The Wild Hunt||(Edit)|
|Legion of Everblight||Ravens of War - Children of the Dragon - Oracles of Annihilation||(Edit)|
|Skorne||Winds of Death||(Edit)|
|Trollbloods||Band of Heroes - Power of Dhunia||(Edit)|
|Minions||The Blindwater Congregation - The Thornfall Alliance||(Edit)|
|Grymkin||Dark Menagerie - Bump in the Night||(Edit)|