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Toro
Mercenary Ordic Heavy Warjack

The Toro is a basic line heavy developed by the Ordic military known for its aggressive behaviour. Production of the Toro for the Ordic military has since been taken up by the Order of the Golden Crucible.


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Rules subject to change.
This model is unreleased.

This model is part of the current CID cycle (What is CID?) and the information shown below does not represent its final rules.

This is a new model, and the information here is what was given at the start of the CID cycle

Basic Info[edit]

Toro
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SPD 5
STR 11
MAT 6
DEF 11
ARM 18
HP 30
Cost 13
See also How to Read the statblock

Weapons[edit]

  • Shield - 1" reach, P+S 13 melee weapon
    • Shield - This 'weapon' is a shield that provides a cumulative +2 ARM bonus. The bonus doesn't apply if the weapon is crippled or if the damage originates in your back arc.
  • Sword - 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.
  • Countercharge - When an enemy model advances and ends its movement within 6" of this model and in its LOS, this model can immediately charge it. This model can use Countercharge only once per round and not while engaged.
  • Maker's Mark [Crucible Guard] - This warjack can be taken in a Crucible Guard model's battlegroup. If it is, it counts as a Crucible Guard model instead of a Mercenary warjack. Also, it can be taken in Crucible Guard theme forces whether or not that theme force explicitly says it can.

Thoughts on Toro[edit]

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This model/theme has only recently been released, and the content in the "Thoughts On" section is based more on theory-machine than actual gameplay experience.

Feel free to remove this warning if you, personally, have a good level of gameplay experience with the model, have reviewed this article, and either you A) agree with the content 100% or B) for the parts you disagree with, you don't strongly disagree; and it's more a case of differing opinions between you and previous editors rather than incorrect content / bad advice.

Toro in a nutshell[edit]

The Toro is a basic line heavy developed by the Ordic military. Production of the Toro for the Ordic military has since been taken up by the Order of the Golden Crucible. There is nothing fancy about the Toro. It is meant to be a combat capable, albeit simple, heavy warjack. In Crucible Guard it serves as the basic heavy hitter to apply high damage attacks. In Mercenaries, it is a slightly more durable Nomad that has a slightly worse offensive output and will catch careless opponents off guard with Countercharge. It is one of a very few effectively ARM 20 heavy warjacks with SPD 5 alongside the Rover and Triumph.

Combos & Synergies[edit]

  • Ashlynn's Admonition spell combined with Countercharge can seriously mess with your opponent's plans
  • Magnus2 grants it Unyielding for ARM 22 against melee attacks
  • Constance Blaize has 30 warjack points, making this the perfect companion to the 17 point Gallant
  • Locke can run them in multiples and do interesting things with Redline, Road to War and Jackhammer
  • Syvestro speeds them up

Drawbacks and Downsides[edit]

  • When compared to the Nomad the Toro loses Tried and True, an open fist to throw things with, and 1 P+S on its off-hand. It gains 1 ARM, +1 DEF and counter charge. If you are looking for a tough, cheap jack to hit things hard with for your mercenary army, you'll be better of with the Nomad most of the time. The Toro can be considered to be a 2 point filler for a Mercenary force since it kinda fulfills the same role as the Nomad, but those 2 points can also be spend on a Gobber Tinker, which makes for an arguably better package than the Toro.
    • This of course only applies only in mercenary armies. In Crucible Guard the Toro does not face that kind of competition.
  • An experienced opponent will just try to jam the Toro up to render Countercharge moot.

Tricks and Tips[edit]

  • The Toro is quite resilient and easily finds a role with warcasters who can push it even further, such as Magnus the Warlord with Unyielding and Captain Bartolo Montador with Batten Down the Hatches.
  • To get the most out of Countercharge try to position the Toro in a place where it can charge while also making it hard for enemy chaff to block it.
  • Warcasters whose feat is focused on lowering the chances of getting hit rather than improve a model's toughness often still want a cheap and tough beatstick jack (Fiona the Black with Dark Omens, Ashlynn d'Elyse with Roulette) and despite it being a mere extra point of DEF, may find the Toro more appealing than a Nomad.

Other[edit]

Trivia[edit]

Released 2018.03, in the Crucible Guard CID

Who can take this warjack[edit]

See also the list of Crucible Guard models, below.

To include this mercenary warjack in your army, it must be controlled by one of the following warcasters or marshals. Thus, to include this jack you first need to find a controller that works for your army.

Note: The Vanguard and Toro could also be controlled by a Crucible Guard battlegroup controller.

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

Theme Forces[edit]

Other Faction 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 - Toro
Gallant - Rocinante
Colossal Galleon
Rhulic 'Jack Controllers (Edit)
Warcasters Durgen Madhammer - General Ossrum - Gorten Grundback
Marshals
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
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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
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Battlegroups
Warcasters Aurum Legate Lukas di Morray - Aurum Adeptus Syvestro - Marshal General Baldwin Gearhart & Mr. Clogg - Aurum Lucanum Athanor Locke - Captain Eira Mackay
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"Junior" Prospero
Warjacks Light Heavy Colossal
Liberator - Retaliator - Vanguard Suppresor - Toro - Vindicator Vulcan
 
Units, Solos, & Battle Engines
Units Infantry - Assault Troopers - Combat Alchemists - Dragon's Breath Rocket - Rocketmen - Shock Troopers -
Ranking Officer : Doctor Adolpheus Morely
Solos Rocketman Ace - Mechanik - Trancer
Prospero - Gorman - Hutchuck
Battle Engines Railless Interceptor
 
Theme Forces
Primae Materia - Magnum Opus
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Mercenary Battlegroups
Warcasters Ashlynn d’Elyse - Captain Bartolo Montador - Captain Damiano - Crosse2 - Durgen Madhammer - Drake MacBain - General Ossrum - Gorten Grundback

Requires a 2+ caster game.

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Captain Sam - Colbie Sterling - Rutger Shaw - Thor Steinhammer
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Warjacks The mercenary battlegroup members you can include in a CG army depends entirely on what type of model is commanding them. There are too many permutations to list here, please refer to one of the model entries above for full details of what it can take.
 
Mercenary Units, Solos, & Battle Engines
Units Hammerfall High Shield Gun Corps - Horgenhold Artillery Corps - Horgenhold Forge Guard - Ogrun Assault Corps - Press Gangers - Sea Dog Deck Gun - Sea Dog Pirates - Steelhead Halberdiers - Steelhead Heavy Cavalry - Steelhead Riflemen - Tactical Arcanist Corps - Thorn Gun Mages
Boomhowler & Co - Captain Sam - Blythe & Bull - Herne & Jonne - Aiyana & Holt - Lynus & Edrea
Solos Ogrun Bokur
Alten Ashley - Anastasia di Bray - Bloody Bradigan - Bosun Grogspar - Colbie Sterling - Dirty Meg - Doc Killingsworth - Hawk - Crosse1 - Lord Rockbottom - Madelyn Corbeau - Major Harrison Gibbs - Dougal MacNaile - Eilish Garrity - Ragman - Rhupert Carvolo - Rutger Shaw - Sergeant Nicolas Verendyre - Stannis Brocker - Sylys Wyshnalyrr - Taryn - Thor - Viktor Pendrake
Battle Engines Hammerfall Siege Crawler


Rules Clarifications[edit]

Note to self: I need to update this rules section after the CID rules are finalised - juckto.

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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.
  • You don't get the Shield bonus vs stuff originating in your back arc. This includes stuff that "leaps" off models in your back arc, such as Electro Leap. (Locked thread)
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Rules Clarification : Warjack      (Edit)

  • The Cortex/Induction core rule means a warjack cannot have more than 3 focus at any time (maybe 4 if they're really special).
    • Many abilities give out focus and don't state an upper limit (such as Convection and Empower). Despite not stating an upper limit, they are always "hard-limited" by the core rule.
    • A warjack can have more than 3 focus during a turn, though. For instance, a knocked down warjack can Power Up and be Allocated 2 focus, then spend 1 to shake knockdown, then another model could Empower it back up to 3.
  • Warjacks cannot spend focus outside of their activation. For instance, they can't boost free strikes or trigger Powerful Attack on Broadsides. (Infernal Ruling)

Rules Clarification : Construct - None yet. (Edit)

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Rules Clarification:  : Countercharge      (Edit)
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Triggering Countercharge
  • You can trigger Countercharge if you're engaging, but not engaged.
  • What does trigger Countercharge
    • Countercharge triggers off any advance, not just in-activation stuff.
    • You can trigger Countercharge during your own turn, if your opponent has an ability to move during your turn (such as Admonition).
    • Standing still but changing facing is an advance.
  • What doesn't trigger Countercharge
    • Aiming, or forfeiting your movement, is not advancing.
    • If a model doesn't move, doesn't change facing, doesn't aim ... does nothing but skips straight ahead to its Combat Action, this is not an advance. (Infernal Ruling)
    • Being placed (such as Teleport) is not an advance.
    • Involuntary movement (being slammed, thrown, or pushed) is not an advance.
  • Even when an entire unit is moving, countercharge is triggered per model. So you can countercharge after any models of the unit had finished his move within range, but you can only countercharge the model who finished its movement. You can't "save it" until the unit finishes moving and then say "I'm going to Countercharge the first guy you moved."

What can your opponent do?

  • Once you trigger countercharge, your opponent cannot use a "Any Time" ability until the countercharge is fully resolved. Even though it's their turn.
  • They can trigger their own abilities from your movement (such as Admonition) and/or your attack (such as Shock Field).

Attacks & Boosting

  • You only get one attack when making a countercharge, regardless of how many initials you normally have.
  • You can't spend fury/focus to boost it, or buy additional attacks afterwards. Because you're only allowed to do spend fury/focus during your own activation.
  • The charge attack damage is only boosted if the Countercharger moved 3" or more, as with a regular charge.

After the Countercharge

  • You cannot use any abilities that trigger on "during activation" or "during combat action" (such as Sprint) after a Countercharge, as Counter Charge is not an activation. (Locked thread)

Enemy "Skipping" their movement

  • If your opponent 'forgets' to move their model and didn't declare they're forfeiting movement (they just said "I'm activating this model and making an attack") then do they count as moving or not?
  • Technically the rules don't have a default condition for this, and it becomes a Sportsmanship issue for you to sort out with your opponent.
  • However, the Judges document (which is used to run all official PP events) states that the model officially counts as "Advancing 0 inches" and thus will trigger Counter Charge. Most players follow the Judges document for casual play as well.

Unit with countercharge

  • This applies to Zaadesh2 with Scarab Packs
  • Each model in the unit has its own individual countercharge. They don't have to all countercharge at the same time, and only the specific model within 6" of the trigger will be able to countercharge.
  • If a model is out of formation, it won't be able to countercharge (since it is unable to move out of his normal movement).
  • If a model starts in formation but the countercharge movement takes it out of formation, it won't be able to make the charge attack (but will engage).
  • If several models in the same unit want to countercharge the same model, you fully resolve the counter charge of the first, including the attack, before starting the counter charge of the other(s).
  • If the unit commander countercharges such that the other models become out of formation, they immediately lose the ability to trigger countercharge (because out-of-formation models can't move).

Other interactions

  • Since Countercharge isn't an actual activation, you can't trigger in-activation stuff like Sprint or Quick Work.
    • Exception: Very rarely you can trigger Countercharge during your own activation. For instance your opponent triggers Admonition to try and move away.
  • Countercharge vs. Admonition (etc) ( Edit )
    • You can trigger Countercharge during your own activation - if a model with Admonition (or similar) uses it to (try to) move away.
      • You move, they trigger admonition and move, you trigger countercharge off their admonition-move.
    • In this scenario you may boost Countercharge attacks and trigger only-during-activation effects (such as Critical Shred & Sustained Attack) exactly as if you were in your activation (because you are).
    • Also, you can potentially get two charge attacks (one for your normal charge, one for the counter charge).
  • Countercharge plus Admonition
    • If a model has both CC and Admonition, it can trigger both at the same time. A model moves nearby, it admonitions away, then countercharges back in.
  • Countercharge vs Slipstream ( Edit )
    • Both these abilities trigger at the same time (end of movement). The active player then resolved his first.
    • This can let the Slipstream model place something to block the Countercharge model.
  • Assault vs Countercharge ( Edit )
    • With reference to the Activation Timing (Apdx A), Countercharge occurs at Step 5, and Assault occurs at Step 5 for independent models and Step 6 for units. (Infernal Ruling about the Step 6)
    • So, if a model with Assault finishes its charge movement within range of a model with Countercharge then...
      • If it's an independent model then you need to resolve the Assault shot before making the Countercharge move. This is because both abilities occur at the same time but active player effects are resolved first.
      • But if it's a model belonging to a unit, then you need to resolve the Countercharge immediately, then finish moving the rest of the unit, then start Assault shots.
  • Countercharge & Cavalry ( Edit )
    • A model with Countercharge and Cavalry can make Impact Attacks during the countercharge. (Refer "Charges Outside of Activation" in the rulebook).
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Rules Clarification : Maker's Mark      (Edit)

  • The benefit doesn't apply to Jack Marshals, because marshals don't have battlegroups.