Trencher Commandos

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Cygnar Trencher Unit

Forged during years of warfare in some of the most brutal fighting in all the Iron Kingdoms, the toughest soldiers of the Trenchers are singled out for special training. These commandos must master a variety of skills that include camouflage and covert unit coordination in addition to the deadly knife fighting techniques that are their trademark. In battle they crawl to the very edge of no man’s land to silently neutralize enemy scouts and snipers and disappear back into the woods without a trace.

Scattergunner - Weapon Attachment

A coordinated commando assault supported by grenades and scatterguns rapidly turns units of enemy of soldiers into ground meat.

Officer - Command Attachment

fluff blurb here

Basic Info[edit]

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This model's rules are currently under development
This model is part of the current CID cycle (What is CID?) and the information shown below does not necessarily represent its final ruleset.

This is a existing model, and the information here is the rules it had before the CID cycle. If you wish to document the CID changes before they're finalised, please do so under the Recent Changes heading.

Trencher Commandos
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SPD 6
MAT 7
RAT 6
DEF 13
ARM 13
CMD 8
Size 6/10
+0-3 WA
+1 CA
Cost 10/16
+2 per WA
+5 CA
1.6 each (base unit)
1.9 each (max unit)
See also How to Read the statblock

Weapons[edit]

  • Leader, Grunts, & Officer
    • Carbine - 10" range, POW 10 gun.
    • Grenade - 6" range, 3" AOE, POW 12 gun.
      • Cumbersome - This model cannot attack with this weapon and with another weapon on the same activation.
    • Trench Knife - 0.5" reach, P+S 9 melee weapon
  • Scattergunner
    • Scatter Gun - 8" Spray, POW 12 gun
    • Trench Knife - 0.5" reach, P+S 9 melee weapon

Abilities[edit]

  • Entire Unit
    • Stealth - Ranged and magic attacks targeting this model from a point of origin greater than 5˝ away automatically miss. This model is not an intervening model when determining line of sight from a model more than 5˝ away.
    • Advance Deployment - Models with advance deployment are placed after normal deployment and may be placed up to 6" further forward.
    • Tough - When this model is disabled, roll a d6. On a 5 or 6, remove 1 damage point from this model; it is no longer disabled and becomes knocked down. While knocked down this model loses Tough.
    • Pathfinder - This model treats rough terrain as open terrain while advancing. While charging, slam power attacking, or trample power attacking, this model does not stop its movement when it contacts an obstacle.
    • Anatomical Precision - When this model's melee damage roll fails to exceed the ARM of the living model hit, that model suffers 1 damage point. A model disabled by a melee attack made by this model cannot make a Tough roll.
  • Officer only
    • He has +1 MAT, RAT, CMD, and 5 hitpoints
    • Officer - This model is the unit commander even if the unit has a Leader model.
    • Granted: Reposition [3"] - While this model is still alive and in formation all of the unit gains Reposition [3"]. (Reposition [3"] - At the end of an activation in which it did not run or fail a charge, this model can advance up to 3", then its activation ends.)
    • Tactics: Quick Work - The unit gains Quick Work. (Quick Work - When this model destroys one or more enemies with a melee attack during its Combat Action, immediately afterwards it can make a free basic ranged attack.)

Recent Changes[edit]

2017.06 Trencher CID

Gained the Officer.


Thoughts on the Trencher Commandos[edit]

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Trencher Commandos in a nutshell[edit]

Trencher Commandos are something of a toolbox unit. They're capable of taking on light infantry with their carbines and light jacks/heavy infantry with their grenades if enough of them can get into range. They're also a great counter to units such as Widowmaker Scouts, which have no natural ability to deal with Stealth.

Thoughts on adding the WA[edit]

Scattergunners don't have any rules to make them more interesting. They're simply an extra body with a different gun. If you're feeling cheap and don't want a maximum unit, a Scatter Gunner or two is a good way to bulk out a minimum unit while saving a few points to include whichever solo you really want.

Thoughts on adding the CA[edit]

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Combos & Synergies[edit]

  • If you're taking Commandos, you will probably want to take Captain Maxwell Finn. Not only is he an unholy terror by himself, your Commandos become effective MAT8 as a result. RAT7 sprays from the Scatter Gunners makes their ranged output very nasty, too.

Drawbacks and Downsides[edit]

  • They're very short ranged. Their carbines are nothing special given the prevalence of POW 10 in Cygnar, while their grenades mean you really want your target dead or you may have no commandos left next turn. Their high cost, average speed and short melee range won't denote them as a good jamming unit either.
  • Anatomical Precision has no impact on Undead models, or the Construct infantries of the Convergence..
  • They're reliant on Stealth and terrain to keep them alive - their base DEF and ARM are not hard to get through for most units in the game. If you are up against models with True Sight or Eyeless Sight, your Commandos will not last long.
  • Their short melee range means it can be hard to get the charge on to their main prey - high ARM infantry.
  • No Take Up or anything on the Scattegunner

Tricks and Tips[edit]

Command Attachment
  • Anatomical Precision means they're great against high ARM, single box infantry. But with the low melee range of their trench knives, you may have to use some of the unit to absorb a charge and then attack with the rest of the unit in your next turn.
  • Anatomical Precision also gives Tough units such as trollkin pause for thought.
  • Position the Scattergunners throughout the unit to make it harder for your opponent to take them out without either getting into melee or putting his units squarely in your commandos' threat range.


Other[edit]

Trivia[edit]

Theme Forces[edit]

  • None yet

Other Cygnar models[edit]

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Battlegroups
Warcasters Jakes2 - Darius - Kraye - Sloan - Haley1 - Haley2 - Haley3 - Nemo1 - Nemo2 - Nemo3 - Stryker1 - Stryker2 - Stryker3 - Sturgis1 - Constance - Caine1 - Caine2 - Caine3 - Maddox - Siege1 - Siege2
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Warcaster attachments Squire (Cygnar) - Madelyn Corbeau (Merc) - Reinholdt (Merc) - Wyshnalyrr (Merc)
Other Warjack Controllers BGC Journeyman - Jakes1 - T. Warcaster Lieutenant
Marshals Runewood - Strangeways - Anson Hitch - Stormblade Captain - T. Master Gunner - Gun Mage CA - Stormblade CA - Sword Knights CA
Light warjacks Charger - Firefly - Grenadier - Hunter - Lancer - Minuteman - Sentinel
Ace - Thorn
Heavy warjacks Avenger - Centurion - Cyclone - Defender - Hammersmith - Ironclad - Reliant - Stormclad
Brickhouse - Dynamo - Gallant - Ol' Rowdy - Thunderhead - Triumph
Colossal Stormwall - Hurricane
     
Units, Solos, & Battle Engines
Units Gun Mages - Mechaniks - Long Gunners - Precursor Knights - Rangers - Silver Line Stormguard - Storm Lances - Stormblades - Stormguard - Stormsmith Grenadiers - Storm Tower - Sword Knights - Tempest Blazers - T. Cannon Crew - T. Chain Gun Crew - T. Commandos - T. Express Team - T. Long Gunners - T. Infantry - T. Mechaniks
Black 13th Gun Mage Strike Team

Ranking Officer CA : Captain Jonas Murdoch

Solos Arcane Tempest Rifleman - Captain Adept - Journeyman Warcaster - Squire - Stormblade Captain - Stormcallers - T. Buster - T. Master Gunner - T. Patrol Dog - T. Warcaster Lieutenant
Runewood - Strangeways - Maxwell Finn - Anson Hitch - Harlan Versh - Jakes1 - Gwen Keller - Laddermore - Harrison Gibbs - Viktor Pendrake
Battle Engines & Structures Storm Strider - Trencher Blockhouse
 
Theme Forces
Storm Division - Heavy Metal - Sons of the Tempest - Gravediggers
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Mercenary Battlegroups
Warcasters Ashlynn - Bartolo - Damiano - MacBain - Durgen - Fiona - Ossrum - Gorten
Requires a 2+ caster game
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Other Controllers Mini-casters Gastone Crosse - Rorsh & Brine - Brun Cragback & Lug
Marshals Colbie Sterling - Dirty Meg - Raluk Moorclaw - Rutger Shaw - Thor Steinhammer
Warjacks & Warbeasts The mercenary battlegroup members you can include in a Cygnar army depends entirely on which mercenary 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.
     
Units, Solos, & Battle Engines
Units High Shields - Horgenhold Artillery - Forge Guard - Ogrun Assault Corps - Press Gangers - Sea Dog Deck Gun - Sea Dog Pirates - Steelhead Halberdiers - Steelhead Cavalry - Steelhead Riflemen - Tactical Arcanist Corps - Thorn Gun Mages
Alexia1 - Sam & the Devil Dogs - Nyss Hunters - Blythe & Bull - Boomhowlers - Herne & Jonne - Aiyana & Holt - Lynus & Edrea
Solos Gobber Tinker - Ogrun Bokur
Alexia2 - Alten Ashley - Anastasia - Bradigan - Grogspar - Brun Cragback & Lug - Colbie Sterling - Dirty Meg - Doc Killingsworth - Eiryss1 - Eiryss2 - Hawk - Gastone - Gorman - Hutchuk - Lanyssa - Rockbottom - Dougal - Ragman - Raluk - Rhupert - Rorsh & Brine - Savio - Sergeant Nicolas - Stannis - Taryn - Thor
Warcaster attachments Madelyn Corbeau - Reinholdt - Wyshnalyrr
Battle Engines Hammerfall Siege Crawler


Rules Clarifications[edit]

Rules Clarification : Cumbersome - None yet. (Edit)
Rules Clarification : Advance Deployment - None yet. (Edit)

Rules Clarification : Stealth      (Edit)

  • "Automatically missing" is not the same as "cannot be hit by".
  • For instance, a stealth model can still be the target of an AOE attack and although it auto-misses, if the AOE deviates onto them they will get damaged.

Rules Clarification : Pathfinder      (Edit)

Rules Clarification : Tough - None yet. (Edit)
Rules Clarification : Anatomical Precision - None yet. (Edit)


Rules Clarification : Officer      (Edit)

  • Even if they're not on the Officer's card, an Officer can give (and benefit from) any non-standard orders that are on the unit's card (such as Shield Wall). Refer main rulebook.
  • When the Officer dies, the Leader model becomes the new Unit Commander (you don't get to choose).
  • But if your unit doesn't include a Leader model, then you do get to choose any of the remaining models to be the new Unit Commander. You don't swap the model, but it may be worth putting a token down so you can tell that grunt apart.

Rules Clarification : Tactics vs Granted     (Edit)

  • Granted = The unit loses the ability as soon as the model that grants it is taken off the table.
  • Tactics = The unit keeps the ability for the entire game, regardless of who dies.

Rules Clarification : Reposition      (Edit)

  • Models out of formation cannot move via Reposition. Refer to the "Out of Formation" rules in the core rulebook.
  • You cannot trigger abilities that occur "at the end of activation" (such as Sprint) after resolving Reposition, because your activation has ended. Click here for a detailed explanation
  • You cannot trigger abilities that occur "at any time" (such as Go To Ground) during a Reposition. Because you can't trigger it while moving, and after moving your activation has ended.
    • This holds true even if it's a unit with multiple Reposition moves. (Infernal Ruling)

Rules Clarification : Tactics vs Granted     (Edit)

  • Granted = The unit loses the ability as soon as the model that grants it is taken off the table.
  • Tactics = The unit keeps the ability for the entire game, regardless of who dies.

Rules Clarification : Quick Work      (Edit)

  • If you're still engaged in melee when Quick Work triggers, you won't be able to make the ranged attack.
  • Quick Work specifies "Combat Action" so doesn't work with Impact Attacks or out-of-activation attacks


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