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Vindicator
Crucible Guard Heavy Warjack

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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]

Vindicator
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SPD 5
STR 11
MAT 6
RAT 5
DEF 11
ARM 18
HP 30
Cost 15
See also How to Read the statblock

Weapons[edit]

  • Multi-Chambered Compression Cannon - Range 12, AoE 4, POW 14.
    • Attack Type - Each time this weapon is used to make an attack, choose one of the following special rules:
      • Decrepitation - This weapon gains an additional die on damage rolls against construct and undead models.
      • Psychoactive Gas - Living warbeasts hit by the AOE gain 1 fury point, unless they can ignore gas effects.
      • Psychomorphic Destabilizer - This attack causes magic damage. Models hit by this attack loses incorporeal for one round.
    • Steam Pressure - If this model uses its Normal Movement to aim, this weapon gains +4 RNG that activation.
  • Maul - 2" reach, P+S 17 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.
  • Immunity: Corrosion - This model does not suffer corrosion damage, nor the continuous corrosion effect.
  • Immunity:Fire - This model does not suffer fire damage, nor the continuous fire effect.

Thoughts on Vindicator[edit]

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Recent Release
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.

Vindicator in a nutshell[edit]

The Vindicator is effectively a Mule on steroids. A whole lot of steroids. It has a decent P+S melee attack but it is obviously focused on its gun. Its cannon uses different ammo types to cover a lot of different situations. It has a good threat range both on the move and when aiming. Decrepitation effectively makes the Vindicator a Weapon Master against 'jacks, pretty much every CoC model and construct or undead warbeasts. Psychoactive gas lets it really mess up the day of warbeasts, keeping the enemy always risking high Frenzy checks or forcing them to cut themselves needlessly. Psychomorphic Destabilizer is the bane of anything that relies on being Incorporeal to survive or protections such as the Choir of Menoth's Hymn of Passage.

Combos & Synergies[edit]

  • As per usual, Prospero can provide it with Guided Fire, Veteran Leader or simply focus points.
  • Captain Eira Mackay amps up its ranged game with Flare - Models hit by this weapon/attack lose Stealth and suffer -2 DEF for one turn. She also has Return Fire - Cost 1, 6" range
Target friendly Faction model can make a free basic melee or ranged attack after an enemy targets them with a ranged attack and that attack resolves. Return Fire expires after the attack is resolved or after one round..
Target model in the caster's battlegroup gains boosted ranged attack damage rolls. and Prey - After deployment but before the first player's turn, choose an enemy model/unit to be this model/unit's prey. This model gains +2 to attack and damage rolls against its prey. When the prey is destroyed or removed from play, choose another model/unit to be the prey. (the latter only on feat turn). RAT 7 POW 16+4d6 IS going to hurt.
Friendly Faction model gains Rapid Fire. (Rapid Fire - This model can make one basic ranged attack during your Maintenance Phase.) and allows it to have a 19" threat range while aiming thanks to Road to War - Cost 3, Upkeep
When a friendly Faction model in the caster's CTRL range destroys one or more enemy models with a melee or ranged attack during its activation, immediately after the attack is resolved one warjack in the caster's battlegroup that is in its CTRL range can advance up to 3". A warjack can advance as a result of Road to War only once per turn..

Drawbacks and Downsides[edit]

  • It is quite flimsy for a heavy warjack and doesn't hit really hard by itself, but being primarily a ranged 'jack this shouldn't be too much of a hassle.

Tricks and Tips[edit]

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Other[edit]

Trivia[edit]

Released 2018.03

Theme Forces[edit]

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Other Crucible Guard models[edit]

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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 : 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 : Corrosion      (Edit)

  • A weapon can inflict continuous corrosion without itself being a corrosion damage weapon (for example, the Acidic Touch animus). In this case, the attack can hurt models with Immunity: Corrosion it just won't apply the continuous effect.
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Rules Clarification : Fire      (Edit)

  • Moving into "Shallow water" standard terrain does not cause continuous fire to expire. It's magic fire.
    • You can always use non-standard terrain if you agree with your opponent before the game starts, however.
  • A weapon can inflict continuous fire without itself being a fire damage weapon (for example, the Helios's fists). In this case, the attack can hurt models with Immunity:Fire it just won't apply the continuous effect.
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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 : Steam Pressure - None yet. (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Psychoactive Gas      (Edit)

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Rules Clarification:  : Magical Damage      (Edit)
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* The "Damage Type: Magical" is not inherited by "secondary" damage from a weapon. That is, stuff like arcs (Electro Leap) or hazards (Scather). (Infernal Ruling)
  • All spells have "Damage Type: Magical" (refer errata).
    • This is inherited by "immediate" secondary damage (such as Eruption of Spines). (Infernal Ruling)
    • and might be inherited by "lingering" secondary damage (see below).
  • If a spell leaves a template in play that does damage to models that walk around in it, then:
    • if it is not described as a hazard it will do magical damage to models that walk around in it. (Example: Razor Wall)
    • if it is a hazard then it will not do magical damage to models that walk around in it. Instead, it does whatever damage type is specified by the spell description. (Example: Breath of Corruption).
    • (Infernal Ruling)
  • If a weapon/spell includes Magic Damage and another kind of elemental damage it will still damage Incorporeal models. Incorporeal models are not affected by the rule "if an attack does multiple types of damage and a model is immune to at least one it is immune to the entire attack."
    The phrase "immune to non-magical damage" should be interpreted as "immune to damage that doesn't include Damage Type: Magical" (not interpreted as "has immunity to Corrosion and Electricity and Cold and etc.")