Khador Iron Fang Character Cavalry Solo
Markov leads the famous Uhlan charge with his brothers as a first among equals. Markov wields a customized concussion lance armed with an incredibly powerful explosive tip. As he hammers into the enemy, this charge detonates with an earth-shaking explosion that sends men, beasts, and even warjacks tumbling while Markov and his steed emerge unscathed.
- Concussion Lance - 2" reach, P+S 16 charge-only melee weapon.
- Lance - This weapon can only be used to make charge attacks.
- Warhead - On direct hit, you can center a 4" AOE on the target. All models except the attacker are hit and suffer a POW 10 blast damage roll. This damage is not considered to be from an attack. Also, on a critical hit, models in the AOE become knocked down.
- Pommel Spike - 1" reach, P+S 10 non-charge-only melee weapon.
- Close Combat - If you charge at least 3", you can't make an initial attack with this weapon.
- Mount - 0.5" reach, POW 12 mount attack.
- Cavalry - All Cavalry come with a stack of standard special rules, most notably Impact Attacks and auto-boosted charge attacks.
- 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.
- Relentless Charge - While advancing as part of a charge, this model gains Pathfinder.
- Steady - This model can't be knocked down.
- Tactician [Iron Fang] - While in this model's CMD range, friendly Iron Fang models can ignore other friendly Iron Fang models when determining LOS. Friendly Iron Fang models can advance through other friendly Iron Fang models in this model's CMD range if they have enough movement to move completely past them.
Thoughts on Uhlan Kovnik Markov
Comparison to Mk2
The Knockdown on his Concussion Lance has been integrated into the Warhead rule, his Short Spear became a Pommel Spike, Elite Cadre was renamed to Tactictian and now applies to all Iron Fang models. He lost Commander, Inspiration, Fearless (due to the rules change) and Precision Strike, but gained Reposition, Relentless Charge and Steady. He's changed quite a bit since his MK2 days, now functioning as more of a beat stick with a command element.
Uhlan Kovnik Markov in a nutshell
Uhlan Kovnik Dorek "Stalin" Markov is another big stompy cavalry model in a faction that already has a Man-o-War Drakhun. You take Markov for his Concussion Lance but especially his Tactician ability which buffs Iron Fang Uhlans to a significant degree. Markov allows for the same kind of tactics Steelheads like to use where they engage the enemy with their Steelhead Halberdiers and then charge Steelhead Heavy Cavalry through their own lines with devastating results. Replace Halberdiers with Iron Fang Pikemen and you achieve more or less the same result with the Uhlans and even Markov himself.
Combos & Synergies
Markov works great with Iron Fangs and you should only really be running him with them. As a piece of cavalry Markov does very well under Vladimir Tzepesci, Great Prince of Umbrey where he's also likely to have Uhlans to marshal.
Drawbacks & Downsides
Markov has all of the typical cavalry weaknesses, but nothing more. He suffers from relying more on synergy when compared to Fenris or the Drakhun but he finds his place in Iron Fang armies nonetheless.
Tricks & Tips
Don't be too eager in trading Markov early in the game, the Tactician ability really helps with managing clumps of Pikemen and large Uhlan bases. That said, don't forget he's an elite fighter in his own right, capable of bringing the hurt whenever needed!
- Markov's aesthetic seems heavily inspired by the USSR's Ioseph Stalin. Seriously.
- Originally released in Warmachine: Legends (2008)
Other faction models
Rules Clarification : Lance (Edit)
- If you declare a charge but move less than 3", then it doesn't count as a charge attack and you can't use your Lance.
- If you kill your charge target with an Impact Attack, then you "lose" your Lance attack. (Infernal Ruling)
Rules Clarification : Warhead (Edit)
- After resolving the blast damage, you continue with the original attack. So the model directly hit will end up taking two damage rolls. (Infernal Ruling)
- The blast damage is separate from the attack itself. It won't gain other weapon qualities, such as Continuous Corrosion via the Slag Troll's animus. (Infernal Ruling)
- Warhead triggers at Step 8, before other damage rolls and etc.
- Not considered an attack (Edit)
- The original attack and damage is definitely an attack, and triggers stuff normally. But the "secondary" damage works quite differently.
- The secondary damage is not an attack, so doesn't trigger stuff like Vengeance.
- The secondary damage (normally) doesn't actually hit the model(s) it damages, so doesn't trigger stuff like Shock Field. (A few of them do specify they hit, though, like Warhead.)
- The secondary damage is not from an attack, but it is damage from the original model. This has two implications:
- It's not an attack from a weapon so:
- it won't gain damage buffs from the weapon (such as Poison).
- it won't gain any Damage Types from the weapon. (Infernal Ruling)
- It is a damage roll from a model so:
Rules Clarification : Close Combat (Edit)
- If you declare a charge but move less than 3", then it doesn't count as a charge attack and you can use this weapon.
- You can purchase additional attacks, make free strikes, etc with this weapon regardless of whether you charged or not.
Rules Clarification : Knockdown (Edit)
- Knockdown (Edit) - Remember, knockdown only prevents what it says it does. Refer to the Knockdown page for a recap of what a model can/can't do.
Rules Clarification: : Cavalry (Edit)
Warning: This is a long one.
| Mount Weapon
- Although the core rulebook specifies mount weapons have 0.5" range, this doesn't "overwrite" models that have a longer mount range listed on their card. (Infernal Ruling)
- Mount Weapons are melee weapons. (Infernal Ruling) This means:
- Mount Attacks can benefit from any buffs that affect "melee weapons" (such as Acidic Touch and Elasticity) or "melee attacks" (such as Battle Lust).
- Mount Weapons can be used to make free strikes.
- If the model doesn't have any regular melee weapon (such as the Gun Carriage) then it does have a melee range, can engage enemy models, and can make free strikes; anyway.
- Despite being a melee weapon, you cannot use a Mount's special attack on the same activation you charge. (Infernal Ruling)
- Exception: If you have Trampling Hooves, because that allows you to make charge attacks with your mount when you charge.
- Mount attacks will trigger "Melee attack" stuff like Battle Wizard.
- You can purchase additional attacks with your Mount Weapon. (Infernal Ruling)
Impact Attacks - Movement
- You cannot "stop" in an illegal position to carry out Impact Attacks. For instance, halfway over a linear obstacle, or a flying cavalry stopping while it 'overlaps' other models, or stopping halfway through an Incorporeal model.
- The reason is, you need to obey the rule "this model can advance through [stuff] if they have enough movement to move completely past it".
- Stopping during your movement doesn't satisfy that rule, whether that's the "stop" at the end of the model's normal movement or the "stop" for impact attacks.
- If your charge target is included in your Impact Attacks, then you need to turn and face it and end your movement before starting the attacks (refer rulebook, last paragraph of 'Impact Attacks').
- As such, things which trigger at "End of Movement" (such as Admonition) will occur before your Impact Attacks.
- On the other hand, if your Impact Attacks don't include your charge target, then you're interupting your movement to resolve them, and thus stuff like Admonition won't trigger.
Impact Attacks - The attack(s)
- You resolve stuff that occurs "after the attack is resolved" (such as Battle Wizard) before continuing with your charge movement.
- If you have an ability that boosts your "first" melee attack (such as Stir the Blood), then only one attack will be boosted even though you're making multiple simultaneous attacks.
- If you choose to make any impact attacks, you make all attacks against all models in the Mount's melee range (even friendly models).(Infernal Ruling)
Impact Attacks - Other
- You cannot use "any time" abilities while resolving Impact Attacks. Because Impact Attacks occur during movement; and you can only use 'any time' abilities before moving or after moving, but not during movement. (Infernal Ruling)
- Exception: If your Impact targets include your charge target, then your movement has ended (refer rulebook, last paragraph of 'Impact Attacks') and thus you're fine to use "any time" abilities.
- If you have a unit of Cavalry, charge them and do impact attacks, remember you interrupt movement to do impacts, but you have to resolve all movements before doing any charge attacks. So for example it would go:
- Cavalry model A charges enemy X, and contacts model M. Stop and make impact attacks against M. Then continue movement to X.
- Cavalry model B charges enemy Y, and contacts model N. Stop and make impact attacks against N. Then continue movement to Y.
- Cavalry model C charges enemy Z, and contacts model O. Stop and make impact attacks against O. Then continue movement to Z.
- Resolve model A's charge attack vs X, B's vs Y, and C's vs Z. (This can be done in any order, as per normal)
- Countercharge & Cavalry ( Edit )
- A model with Countercharge and Cavalry can make Impact Attacks during the countercharge. (Refer "Charges Outside of Activation" in the rulebook).
- Warcaster/Warlock Cavalry ( Edit )
- Warcasters/Warlocks can't cast spells or use their feat while resolving Impact Attacks. Because Impact Attacks occur during movement - you can use spells or feat before moving, or after moving, but not during movement.
- Exception: If your Impact target(s) include your charge target, then your movement has ended (refer rulebook, last paragraph of 'Impact Attacks') and thus you're fine to use "any time" abilities before starting the Impact attacks.
- Flight on a Cavalry model (Edit)
- Although you can move over obstacles/models while charging, if you want to stop and make Impact Attacks while you fly "over" models you need to stop in a legal position. You can't make Impact Attacks while your flying horse is on top of obstacles, models, etc.
- Gunfighter & Cavalry ( Edit )
- A cavalry model that charges then makes a Gunfighter attack will not gain a boosted charge attack roll, because a ranged attack is not a charge attack. (Infernal Ruling)
- You also won't gain a boosted charge damage roll, as per normal for a Gunfighter.
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. (Infernal Ruling) See also this article 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. (Infernal Ruling)
- This holds true even if it's a unit with multiple Reposition moves. (Infernal Ruling)
Rules Clarification : Steady (Edit)
- Steady models are still susceptible to other effects of knock-down attacks (if there are any).
- For example, a steady model hit with a Head butt won't be knocked down but will take damage.
- A knocked down model that gains Steady will remain knocked down, because the "cannot be knocked down" is not retroactively applied.
Rules Clarification : Tactician (Edit)
- The moving model doesn't have to be in CMD range, just the model they're moving through.
- The "can ignore for LOS" is not optional. You cannot opt to "turn off" your ability to see through models, in the hope of getting a free strike or some such. (Infernal Ruling)