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Mercenary Logo.jpg Anastasia di Bray

Mercenary Llaelese Character Solo

The master spy Anastasia di Bray fights the Khadoran occupiers of Llael and their collaborators with a fury fueled by loss. Traitors and the invasion took everyone she loved, and now she aids the Resistance in a war that is as much personal as patriotic. The information she steals can spell the doom of armies, and any who would interfere with her missions die silent deaths on her blades.

Basic Info

Anastasia di Bray
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Warcaster 0
BASE Small
SPD 7
STR 5
MAT 6
RAT 6
M.A. N/A
DEF 15
ARM 10
CMD 8
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FOCUS N/A
FURY N/A
THRS N/A
HP 5
F. Field N/A
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FA C
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COST 3
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Warcaster 1
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Understanding
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Mercenary - will work for Cygnar, Crucible Guard, or Protectorate.

Abilities

  • Parry symbol.jpg Parry
  • Pathfinder symbol.jpg Pathfinder
  • Stealth symbol.jpg Stealth
  • Ambush - You can choose not to deploy this model at the start of the game. If it is not deployed normally, you can put it into play at the end of any of your Control Phases after your first turn. When you do, choose any table edge except the back of your opponent's deployment zone. Place this model completely within 3" of the chosen table edge.
  • Backstab - While completely within the back arc of an enemy model, this model gains an additional die on its attack and damage rolls against that model.
  • Espionage (★ Action) - RNG 5. Target enemy warcaster or warlock. If the warcaster or warlock is in range, friendly models/units in this model's command range can immediately make a full advance.
  • Intelligence - You gain +1 to the starting roll determining the order of deployment and play.

Weapons

Throwing Knives
Gun icon.jpg  RNG   ROF   AOE   POW 
6 1 - 7
  • Thrown - Apply any modifiers to this model's STR to the POW of this weapon.
Sword
Sword icon.jpg  RNG   POW   P+S 
0.5 3 8

Theme Forces

  • Other Factions
    • Mercenary models can be hired by other Factions. Normally those Factions' themes will have a limit on how many models they can hire. Refer to #Other Theme Forces, below.
    • Aside from that, there are a few themes that will change what Faction this model counts as (and thus what "friendly Faction only" buffs it can receive). They are:

Thoughts on Anastasia di Bray

Anastasia di Bray in a nutshell

Her value is two fold: Firstly she improves your chances of going first, which she does passively by just being in your list. In Irregulars, this is even rerollable. Secondly, she ambushes and runs up to a distant flag or zone to contest or score. Occasionally, she will backstab something valuable. Even rarer are the cases where Espionage goes off and wins you the game. It's not often but it happens.

You take her for the +1 to your starting roll and for contesting, and if she does that and eventually dies to a spell or bullet that did not kill something more important instead it was 3 points well spent.

Many players consider her auto-include in any of the three merc themes she works for. She stand out the most in Soldiers of Fortune, where Mark Target can set up the rest of your force, or Irregulars where you also get a reroll on your starting roll.

Combos and Synergies

  • Anyone with Telekinesis or who can otherwise speed her up, increases her reliability and usefulness.
  • Magnus2, Fiona and Ashlynn1 and Macbain have feats that can realistically deliver her to the opposing caster on the 3rd turn.
  • A Swabber is a Girded Shield guard that can help deliver her for Espionage if you are playing one of those casters. With Magnus2 in particular, it is fast enough to keep up.

Drawbacks & Downsides

  • As more of a solo support piece her combat ability is very limited. She may knock off a support model or two herself behind enemy lines if she doesn't do much else.
  • While her DEF is reasonable, if almost anything does hits her, she will probably die, even blast damage will likely remove all her boxes.

Tricks & Tips

  • Ambush - just the threat of this sometimes can help control the board There will be times however it will seem to have little benefit.
  • Espionage requires your opponent to let it happen. It's so difficult to pull off that you've probably already won the game if you manage it. Though sometimes folks are careless.
  • Intelligence If nothing else she is giving you better odds on the starting roll. So don't worry overly if she dies and does nothing but stop a bullet.
  • Scenario - spd7, parry, stealth, and ambush is a great toolkit for contesting wide zones. She's also good at killing flag-holding solos on Spread the Net and taking the flag herself.

Other

Trivia

00 Di Bray. Minicrate Exclusive
  • Released in Warmachine: Legends (2008)
  • She is part of the Llaelese Resistance Council, which is reflected in the factions she works for: Cygnar, the Golden Crucible and the Northern Crusade of the Protectorate are all allies to the Resistance.
  • This model has a limited edition sculpt, released in 2020.02.

Other Theme Forces

Cygnar (Edit)

Protectorate of Menoth (Edit)

Crucible Guard (Edit)

Other Mercenary models

Mercenary Logo.jpg       Mercenary Index       (Edit)
Mercenary 'Jack Controllers (Human) (Edit)
Warcasters

Ashlynn1 - Ashlynn2 - Aurora2 - Blaize - Caine3 - Crosse2 - Damiano - Fiona - Macbain - Magnus1 - Magnus2 - Montador - Rahera - Shae

"Juniors"

Asphyxious4 - Crosse1 - Nemo4

'Jack Marshals

Colbie Sterling - Dirty Meg - MacHorne1 - MacHorne2 - Raluk Moorclaw - Rutger Shaw - Steelhead Ironhead

Mercenary Warjacks (Human)   (Edit)
Light Buccaneer - Renegade (Magnus only) - Scallywag - Swashbuckler - Talon - Vanguard
Heavy Freebooter - Gallant - Mangler - Mariner - Mule - Nomad - Rocinante - Rover - Toro - Swabber
Colossal Blockader - Galleon
Rhulic 'Jack Controllers (Edit)
Warcaster Durgen Madhammer - General Ossrum - Gorten Grundback
'Jack Marshal 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
Units, Solos, & Battle Engines
Warcaster attachments

Doctor Stygius - Madelyn Corbeau - Reinholdt - Wyshnalyrr

Lesser Warlocks Rorsh & Brine (Farrow) - Wrong Eye & Snapjaw (Gatorman)
Non-character Units

Cephalyx Mind Bender - Cephalyx Mind Slaver - Cephalyx Overlords - High Shields - Artillery Corps - Forge Guard - Idrian Skirmishers - Kayazy Assassins - Kayazy Eliminators - Legion of Lost Souls - Ogrun Assault Corps - OoI Resolutes - OoI Vigilants - Precursor Knights - Press Gangers - Sea Dog Pirates - Deck Gun - SH Cannon - SH Halberdiers - SH Cavalry - SH Mortar - SH Riflemen - SH Volley Gun - Tactical Arcanist Corps - Thorn Gun Mages
Special CA: Cephalyx Dominator (small or medium based units) - Special WA: Morrowan Battle Priest (Morrow units)

Character Units

Alexia1 - Asphyxious4 - Croe's Cutthroats - Cylena Raefyll & Nyss Hunters - Blythe & Bull - Boomhowler1 - Herne & Jonne - Lady Aiyana & Master Holt - Lynus & Edrea - MacHorne1 - The Commodore Cannon - The Devil's Shadow Mutineers

Non-character Solos

Cephalyx Agitator - Death Archon - Gobber Tinker - Menite Archon - Morrowan Archon - Ogrun Bokur - Powder Monkey - SH Arcanist - SH Ironhead - SH Gunner - Swamp Gobber River Raider Thamarite Advocate - Thamarite Archon - Void Archon

Character Solos

Alexia2 - Alexia3 - Alten Ashley - Anastasia Di Bray - Balthazar Bamfist - Black Bella1 - Black Bella2 - Bloody Bradigan - Boomhowler2 - Boomhowler3 - Bosun Grogspar - Brun Cragback & Lug - Captain Crawtooth - Colbie Sterling, Captain of the BRI - Dahlia Hallyr & Skarath - Dez1 - Dez2 - Dirty Meg - Doc Killingsworth - Doctor Stygius - Eilish1 - Eiryss1 - Eiryss2 - Eiryss4 - First Mate Hawk - Flubbin1 - Flubbin2 & Dreyfus2 - Flugwug the Filcher - Crosse1 - Glyn Cormier, Illuminated One - Gorman1 - Gorman2 - Grand Master Gabriel Throne - Gubbin1 - Gubbin2 - Gudrun1 - Gudrun2 - Harlan Versh, Illuminated One - Harlowe Holdemhigh - Hermit of Henge Hold - Hutchuk, Ogrun Bounty Hunter - J.A.I.M.s - Kell Bailoch - Lanyssa Ryssyl, Nyss Sorceress - Lord Rockbottom - MacHorne2 - Major Harrison Gibbs - Malvin2 - Master Gunner Dougal MacNaile - Orin Midwinter, Rogue Inquisitor - Princess Delores Graciela - Ragman - Raluk Moorclaw, the Ironmonger - Rhupert Carvolo, Piper of Ord - Rorsh & Brine - Rutger Shaw, Professional Adventurer - Savio Montero Acosta - Saxon Orrik - Scythe - Sergeant Nicolas Verendrye - Stannis Brocker - Taryn Di La Rovissi, Llaelese Gun Mage - Thor Steinhammer - Tubbin - Underboss Vizkoya - Viktor Pendrake - Weird Wendell - Widget1 - Widget2 - Wrong Eye & Snapjaw

Battle Engines

Hammerfall Siege Crawler - Nemo4

Independent Warjack

Malvin1 & Mayhem1

Theme Forces (Edit)
Flame in the Darkness - Hammer Strike - Llaelese Resistance - Operating Theater - Soldiers of Fortune - Strange Bedfellows - The Irregulars - The Kingmaker's Army - The Talion Charter
This index was last updated: 2021.11

Rules Clarifications

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Rules Clarification : Thrown      (Edit)

  • You do not add the model's base STR to the thrown spear, just modifiers. The base STR is already included in the POW of the weapon. (Locked thread)
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Rules Clarification : Ambush      (Edit)

  • If you attach a WA or CA to this unit, and the attachment doesn't have Ambush, then they all get to Ambush anyway. (Locked Thread)
  • Ambush and Apparition both occur at Step 5 of the Control Phase. However, Ambush specifies the "end" of the Control Phase so you cannot use Apparition on a model that Ambushes. (Infernal Ruling)
  • Declaring Ambush:
    • Choosing whether a unit deploys normally or ambushes needs to happen before deployment.
    So it goes: do the starting roll, Player 2 chooses sides, Player 1 declares Ambushes (if any), then Player 2 declares Ambushes (if any), then Player 1 starts deployment. (Infernal Ruling)
    • If you have both Prey and Ambush, then you declare your Prey target at the normal time (even though the Prey-er isn't currently on the table). (Infernal Ruling)
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Rules Clarification : Backstab      (Edit)

  • Backstab always applies on a free strike, because free strikes are always in the back arc. (Infernal Ruling)
  • Backstab applies to magic and ranged attacks, too.
  • For a caster with Backstab that uses an arc node to attack their target: Backstab doesn't care about the point of origin of the attack, and does not interact with Arc Nodes at all.
In other words, if your arc node is in the target's back arc & but the caster is not, then Backstab doesn't apply. And vice versa, if your arc node is in the front arc & you're in the back arc, then Backstab will apply.
  • Models with Circular Vision aren't immune to Backstab. They still have a back arc, and backstabbers can stand in it.
  • As of November 2021, Steamroller objectives no longer have facings, and cannot be backstabbed.
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Rules Clarification : Espionage      (Edit)

  • Since it says "model/unit", only one trooper needs to be in her CMD range for the entire unit to get the free move.
  • If it's an enemy warcaster unit, you need to target the actual warcaster. It won't trigger off the troopers.
  • Anastasia gets a free move from Espionage, too.

Rules Clarification : Parry - None yet. (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Pathfinder      (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Stealth      (Edit)

  • Stealth models are not invisible and you can target them - you'll just auto-miss most of the time.
  • You can target them with a charge.
  • You can target them with an AOE, have it auto-miss and scatter, luckily land on top of them anyway, and that will hit them.
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Rules Clarification : Intelligence      (Edit)