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| Argus Moonhound |
With a horrifying howl that chills the blood of its prey and unusually keen senses that allow it to detect enemy movement under almost any circumstances, the argus moonhound is a ferocious hunter and a favorite of the warlocks of the Circle Orboros. As it closes in on its prey, the moonhound uses its howl to flush the victim out into the open, where it tears the hapless creature to pieces with savage teeth.
- Warbeast - All warbeasts share a huge stack of special rules. The short version is they're big, furious, and beat stuff up pretty good. Click here to read the long version.
- Circular Vision - Models never gain a back strike bonus against this model.
- Mark Target - Other friendly Faction models gain +2 to ranged attack rolls against enemy models within 5" of this model and in its LOS. If the model with Mark Target is a member of a unit, it must be in formation to grant this bonus.
- Bite (x2) - 0.5" reach, P+S 11 melee weapons
| Hunting Howls
|Enemy models lose Stealth while within 5" of the spellcaster. Hunting Howls lasts for one turn.|
- Secret Masters
The Bones of Orboros
- The Devourer's Host
- The Wild Hunt. In this theme, when Argus Moonhound casts its own animus, the COST is reduced by 1.
Thoughts on Argus Moonhound
Argus Moonhound in a nutshell
The Argus Moonhound is a dirt cheap light warbeast that helps your shooters hit things. It has one job - supporting shooters.
Combos & Synergies
This argus helps Circle's core ranged units, and is often fielded alongside:
- Reeves of Orboros More attacks are better.
- Druid Stoneward & Woldstalkers Zap. Better attacks are better.
- Sentry Stone & Mannikins Raising their low base RAT means they can save focus for boosting damage.
It also helps the bigger guns of the Circle:
- Loki doesn't need to boost for reliability while shooting with a nearby Moonhound giving him an extra attack to batter a heavy into a pulp.
- The Pureblood Warpwolf can take out an impressive number of enemies on an angled assault spray charge with the moonhound putting the number required to hit onto the high side of the bell curve.
- The Celestial Fulcrum is currently in CID but looks good and loves to hit boosts.
Drawbacks & Downsides
- Two low POW low MAT attacks means that its offence is pretty poor. The Moonhound is a pure utility beast.
- It doesn't support magic attacks (other than by removing stealth)
Tricks & Tips
- Much of the time you're going to end up running and looking for angles with the Moonhound.
- Don't worry about one getting killed. It's very cheap.
- There are times the ability to remove stealth (frequently combined with a failed charge) is amazing and sometimes the setup for an assassination run.
Released in Hordes: Exigence (2014)
Other Circle models
|See also the Warbeast page for a recap of the core warbeast rules.