Warmonger War Chief

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Warmonger War Chief

Legion Blighted Ogrun Solo

While all warmongers can goad themselves into a killing frenzy, some few are strong and willful enough to become war chiefs, rising by strength to lead the converted tribes. Blight transforms each of these horrors into a murderous fiend overcome by hunger. The very scent of blood lends the War Chief strength and he will sometimes pause amid his bloodletting to gorge on fresh kills.

Basic Info[edit]

Warmonger War Chief
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COST N/A
UNIT SIZE N/A
FA N/A
Warcaster 0
BASE Medium
SPD 5
STR N/A
MAT 8
RAT N/A
M.A. N/A
DEF 12
ARM 17
CMD 9
FOCUS N/A
FURY N/A
THRS N/A
HP 8
WJP N/A
WBP N/A
UNIT SIZE N/A
COST 5
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FA 2
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Warcaster 1
BASE N/A
SPD N/A
STR N/A
MAT N/A
RAT N/A
DEF N/A
ARM N/A
CMD N/A
FOCUS N/A
FURY N/A
THRS N/A
HP N/A
WJP N/A
WBP N/A
UNIT SIZE N/A
COST N/A
FA N/A
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Understanding
the Statblock

Weapons[edit]

  • War Cleaver - 2" reach, P+S 14 melee weapon.
    • Powerful Charge - This models gains +2 to hit on charge attacks with this weapon.

Abilities[edit]

  • 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.
  • Berserk - When this model destroys one or more models with a melee attack during its Combat Action, immediately after the attack is resolved it must make one additional melee attack against another model in its melee range.
  • Leadership [Blighted Ogrun] - Friendly Blighted Ogrun models in this model's CMD range gain Blood Drinker.
  • Blood Drinker - Immediately after this model resolves a melee attack in which it destroys one or more living models, it can end its activation and remove d3 damage points.
  • Unyielding - This model gains +2 ARM against melee damage rolls.
    This rule changed in 2018.01
  • Veteran Leader [Blighted Ogrun] - While in this model's CMD range, other friendly Blighted Ogrun models gain +1 to attack rolls.

Recent Changes[edit]

2018.01 Primal Terrors CID - Buffed

Cost went down 1 point, gained Unyielding and Powerful Charge


Thoughts on Warmonger War Chief[edit]

Warmonger War Chief in a nutshell[edit]

The Warmonger War Chief is actually a pretty decent solo in his own right, he just isn't that useful in Legion. He works best into low to medium ARM infantry swarms, but even with a 2" reach, reasonable MAT, Berserk, and okay P+S, he will simply fall short to other similarly costed options in faction. On top of that he also struggles to keep up with the average Legion list, and his medium base and no defensive tech besides Tough makes him easy to shoot to death.

His Veteran Leader and Leadership abilities are nice for Warmongers and Warspears, and amusingly even Thagrosh1/Thagrosh2, but Warmongers have always been a subpar choice of infantry, and Warspears have fallen somewhat out of favor thanks to their low SPD and difficulty in delivering to targets intact. This with luck has changed since Primal Terrors gave the Blighted Ogrun units Vengeance, making them actually effective.

Combos & Synergies[edit]

There's rarely reason enough to bring a Warchief on his own since he doesn't have enough individual impact, so you only want to consider him when he's going to have some other Ogrun around to buff.

  • As such, he'll mostly be seen in the Primal Terrors theme force, which has plenty of Ogrun.
  • Warmongers benefit the most from Blood Drinker as it allows them to end Berserk on command (even at full health), and lack a command attachement like Warspears to buff their MAT which desperately needs a bit of help to hit.

Drawbacks & Downsides[edit]

  • Slow.
  • Easy to shoot off the board.
  • Their combat potential isn't that of a Deathstalker - they'd be a hard sell at four points but for the Veteran Leader and Leadership abilities. Of course those can be considerable in a Primal Terrors list.

Tricks & Tips[edit]

  • Even at full HP, you can use Blood Drinker to end your Berserk to prevent you stabbing your own stuff you may have also engaged.

Other[edit]

Trivia[edit]

Released in Hordes: Metamorphosis (2009)

Theme Forces[edit]

Other Legion models[edit]

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Battlegroups
Warlocks Absylonia1 - Absylonia2 - Anamag - Bethayne - Fyanna2 - Kallus1 - Kallus2 - Kryssa - Lylyth1 - Lylyth2 - Lylyth3 - Rhyas1 - Saeryn1 - Saeryn2 & Rhyas2 - Thagrosh1 - Thagrosh2 - Vayl1 - Vayl2
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Lesser & Packs Lesser Warbeasts: Shredder - Harrier - Stinger
Warbeast Packs: Blight Wasps
Light Warbeasts Afflictor - Naga Nightlurker - Nephilim Bloodseer - Nephilim Bolt Thrower - Nephilim Protector - Nephilim Soldier - Raek - Teraph
Heavy Warbeasts Angelius - Carnivean - Neraph - Ravagore - Scythean - Seraph
Character Warbeasts Azrael - Golab - Proteus - Typhon - Zuriel
Gargantuans Archangel - Blightbringer
 
Units, Solos, & Battle Engines
Units B.N. Archers - B.N. Hex Hunters - B.N. Legionnaires - B.N. Raptors - B.N. Scather Crew - B.N. Swordsmen - B. Rotwings - B.O. Warmongers - B.O. Warspears - Chosen - Grotesque Banshees - Grotesque Raiders - Hellmouth - Ice Witches - Strider Blightblades - Strider Scouts - Spawning Vessel Character Units
Blackfrost Shard
Solos Beast Mistress - B.N Shepher - B.N. Sorceress - B.N. Warlord - Forsaken - Grotesque Assassin - Incubi - Spell Martyr - Strider Deathstalker - Succubus - B.O. Warmonger War Chief Character Solos
Ammok - Annyssa Ryvaal - Fyanna the Lash - Craelix
Battle Engines Throne of Everblight
 
Theme Forces
Children of the Dragon - Oracles of Annihilation - Primal Terrors - Ravens of War
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Minion Battlegroups
Warlocks Barnabas - Calaban - Dr. Arkadius - Helga - Jaga-Jaga - Lord Carver - Maelok - Midas - Rask - Sturm & Drang
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Lesser Warlocks Rorsh & Brine - Wrong Eye & Snapjaw
Warbeasts The minion battlegroup members you can include in a Legion army depends entirely on which minion 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.
Minion Units, Solos, & Battle Engines
Units Bog Trog Ambushers - Croak Raiders - Bone Grinders - Brigands - Commandos - Razorback Crew - Slaughterhousers - Bokur & Shamblers - Gatorman Posse - Gobber Bellows Crew
Solos Mist Speaker - Trawler - Croak Hunter - Feralgeist - Witch Doctor - Tinker - Gremlin Swarm - Gobber Chef - Ogrun Bokur - Thrullg - Totem Hunter
Agata - Eilish Garrity - Gudrun - Maximus - Rorsh & Brine - Wrong Eye & Snapjaw
Battle Engines Meat Thresher - Sacral Vault


Rules Clarifications[edit]

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Rules Clarification : Powerful Charge      (Edit)

  • If you declare a charge but move less than 3", then the attack doesn't count as a "Charge Attack" and you won't get the bonus.

Rules Clarification : Tough - None yet. (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Berserk      (Edit)

  • Berserk grants an additional attack which by definition can only occur during your Combat Action. Therefore Berserk doesn't work on free strikes, impact attacks, etc.
  • If Berserk triggers at the same time as another "attack generating" ability (such as Black Spot), Berserk means you must make an attack. But it can be either a Berserk attack or the other one. (Infernal Ruling)
    In other words you can't say "I trigger both Berserk and Black Spot, I choose Black Spot, Black Spot is optional, so I'm not making any more attacks".
  • "Immediately" means you can't save it until later in your activation. Berserk must be resolved at step 14 of the attack sequence (refer Apdx A).
  • You cannot use "Any Time" abilities while resolving the original attack, the Berserk attack, or between the attacks. Refer Apdx A.
  • Berserk doesn't trigger during a frenzy. (Infernal Ruling)
  • Berserk will not trigger if the target uses an ability to move the damage to another model (such as a warlock transfer).
    • But it will trigger if they use an ability to move the attack to a different model (such as Grim Salvation).
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Rules Clarification : Leadership      (Edit)

  • If you have two Leaders handing out the same buff, then sometimes they stack (Bronzeback) and sometimes they don't (Exemplar Bastion). (Infernal Ruling)
  • See specific models for case-by-case clarifications.
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Rules Clarification : Blood Drinker      (Edit)

  • You can trigger Blood Drinker off a friendly model (which is useful to halt an otherwise badly-placed Berserk).

Rules Clarification : Unyielding - None yet. (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Veteran Leader      (Edit)

  • Veteran Leaders don't give themselves the buff, because of the "other models within ..." clause.
    • Although if you have two models giving out the buff, then they can give it to each other. (Locked thread)
  • Some versions say "friendly" and some don't. Regardless, Veteran Leader only buffs friendly models. (Infernal Ruling)