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Cryx Logo.jpg Theme - Black Industries

Cryx Theme Force
Black Industries - Dark Host - The Ghost Fleet - Scourge of the Broken Coast

Cryx’s necrofactoriums churn out a seemingly endless supply of bonejacks and helljacks to wreak havoc on the Dragonfather’s enemies. These black-iron creations fall upon their prey like a pack of hungry beasts indulging in wanton slaughter. Attending the warjacks are a small army of necrotechs, ironmongers, and other specialists who keep the machines operating at peak ferocity.

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Theme Rules

Theme Restrictions

An army made use the Black Industries theme force can include only the following Cryx models:

  • This army can also include one Mercenary solo and one Mercenary unit that will work for Cryx.
    • These models/units can be included even if they have the Partisan [Cryx] rule.
    • Mercenary units can have non-Ranking Officer attachments
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Tip !

  • This theme allows all Cryx warjacks, character and non-character.
  • The "Cephalyx models/units" entry refers only to the Partisan Cephalyx, because it is a subset of "can include only the following Cryx models" restriction. In other words, Overlords and Mind Slavers don't count against your "Up to one Merc" slot, but the Agitator does (as of 2019.07).

Full model list

The models allowed in Black Industries are:   [Show/Hide]

This list was last updated: 2019.11   (Edit)

Warcasters

  • All Cryx warcasters

Warjacks

  • All non-character Cryx warjacks
  • All character Cryx warjacks

Battle Engines

Units

Solos

Mercenaries

  • Up to one solo
  • Up to one unit
(★) Because these Partisans are specifically allowed in this theme, they don't use up your "Up to one Mercenary" slot.

Requisition Points

You can spend each Requisition Point on either:

Theme Bonuses

  1. Heavy warjacks in this army gain Carapace.
    Carapace - This model gains +4 ARM against ranged attack damage rolls.
    Note: This theme benefit does not apply to light warjacks or colossals.
  2. One Mechanithrall unit in this army gains Ambush.
    Ambush - You can choose not to deploy a model/unit with Ambush 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/all models in the unit with Ambush in formation completely within 3" of the chosen table edge.

Recent Changes

2019.07 Theme Remix

  • Game-wide Remix changes
  • All character warjacks are now allowed.
  • Mercenary heavy warjacks get Carapace too. (This might be a typo)
  • Cephalyx models/units allowed (previously it was just Cephalyx units). Currently this doesn't actually change anything at the moment, but it does allow future Cephalyx Partisan solos to go in this theme (maybe the new Riot Quest Cephalyx solo).
  • Merged with Infernal Machines
    • Black Industries gained access to: Thrall models, Darragh, Pistol Wraith, Hellslinger Phantom, and Wraith Engine
    • Infernal Machines gained access to: Cephalyx and Iron Mongers.
    • Benefit changes: Kept the Carapace from BI and Ambush from IM, lost the Hyper-Aggressive from IM and the +2" deployment zone from BI.
    • Freebies are now pretty much the same as what IM used to have, although 3 Brutes and character solos have been added to the list. BI's ability to get free warjacks has been completely removed.

2019.11

Thoughts on Black Industries

Black Industries in a Nutshell

This theme has two aspects; it is Cryx's warjack theme, and it is their steampunk zombie horde theme. There are a plethora of support options available, and it is very flexible when it comes to list design.

Warjacks

One of the main drawbacks of Cryx warjacks is that they get shot off the table before making it to melee. The Slayer and Seether, especially, were susceptible to shooting (as it was easy to cripple at least one arm and eliminate their special attacks). Carapace fixes this issue in spades, so at last Cryx players can field the warjack-heavy list they've always dreamed of.

As of 2019.08 all character warjacks are now allowed in this theme, opening up some new combos for battlegroup casters.

Thralls

Thralls are the cheap, mindless undead troops of Cryx. They have terrible statlines but make up for it in shear quantity.

Requistion Thoughts

  • 7 points
    • The Hellslinger Phantom is the most expensive option you can get for free, and will be player's first pick (unless you have something specific in mind for your army). He brings some solid ranged combat support to the force.
  • 6 points
    • 3 free Brute Thralls is a solid choice regardless of whether you're going for a zombie horde or warjack spam. It does require you to spend at least 6 regular points for a minimum unit of Mechanithralls, though.
    • Three Necrotechs might be good if you're going for warjack spam.
    • Bloat Thrall Overseer Mobius is good if you're taking Bloats anyway. Or you might skip the Bloats and just use Mobius and the Hellslinger as ranged support.
  • 5 points
    • Iron Lich Overseer is in the "maybe" pile, say if you want to run a combined arms force with extra jacks, but you don't have a strong battlegroup caster. The extra damage buff from the ILO's Dark Shroud drive can be handy too.
  • 4 points
    • All the 4 point options are ... eh. You're probably better off spending normal points on them and using your Requisition Points on the stuff listed above.
    • Necrosurgeon & Stitch Thralls are a must if you're running a zombie horde.
    • Aiakos1, Deneghra0, and Warwitch Siren are all on the "maybe" pile. If you're running warjack spam, and you haven't already picked one of the other Requistion options.
    • Skarlock Thrall is on the "possibly maybe" pile. Few casters even want a Skarlock in the first place.
    • Bloat Thrall if you're going for a max Bloat force.

Theme weaknesses

Carapace limitations

Carapace only works on heavy warjacks. If you want to have a swarm of light warjacks or 1-2 colossals, you're probably better off in the Scourge of the Broken Coast theme.

Carapace only works vs ranged attacks - your warjacks are still made out of tissue paper vs melee and magic. So make sure you use your superior jack SPD, and clever positioning to dictate which player will strike first.

Zombies are chaff

Fundamentally, the thralls are the low-quality troops of Cryx and they come with just terrible stats. In previous editions you can sprinkle a few elite units amongst them, but with the way themes work in Mk3 you're stuck with nothing but the thralls which ... isn't ideal.

Why not Scourge?

The Scourge of the Broken Coast theme has much better combat troops available, and it swaps the Carapace on heavies benefit for Gang Fighter on all warjacks. Also, with the 2019 Remix, Scourge gained access to more warjack support in the form of Warwitch Sirens and Deneghra0 so there's even less need for warjack-heavy lists to stick to Black Industries.

What this all adds up to is: Use Black Industries if you're running 3+ heavies (to get the most out of Carpace), a particular character 'jack + caster combo, and/or a ton of thralls... otherwise, there's a good chance your army/strategy will do better in Scourge.

Warjack thoughts

  • The Seether is a good option for those Cryx casters that become focus-starved when running a battlegroup-heavy list (which is most of them). It charges for free, has high MAT so often doesn't need to boost, and Carapace makes it survive to melee - which is all it ever needed to become a good jack.
  • Slayer spam becomes a realistic strategy in this theme.
  • The Harrower can give you a way to deal with swarms of enemy infantry, with its Thresher attack.
  • The Deathjack is always popular. Hits hard, casts extra spells, and less focus burden on your caster. What's not to love?
  • The Inflictor is transformed into an ARM 23 Shield Guard.

Support thoughts

Solos that can help shift the focus burden off your caster are the Warwitch Siren, Aiakos1, Deneghra0, and the Iron Lich Overseer (ILO).

Special mention goes to the ILO who brings an ARM debuff which can make up for the sometimes pillow-fisted Cryx 'jacks. The combo of a Carapaced heavy (who has no need for the ILO's Stealth) with the Crush drive plus Dark Shroud is not to be sneezed at. Do this with a Seether and it'll hit hard enough to kill almost anything in one activation, and it won't take much more than two heavies to kill even a colossal.

However, the ILO has been somewhat sidelined since 2018.10 when Deneghra0 was released. She brings another ARM debuff and, as a "Junior" Warcaster, is generally superior to a 'Jack Marshal. On the other hand, you can take both.

Thrall Thoughts

Dawn of the Dead

Spend all your Requistion Points on Brute Thralls and you'll end up with 41 combat models and 8 support models, for 41 points total. It asks the very simple question "Can your opponent kill swathes of models, where 6 regenerate each turn?"

This build has long been a bog standard for Terminus and Skarre1. You may want a Ghost Walk caster and/or Saxon Orrik to help with rough terrain, though.

Death Race

This is a very mobile force. It also leaves all your Requistion Points wide open for whatever you please.

The Wraith Engine is a decent choice for this build, although unfortunately Soulhunters sit around that ARM threshold where +2 ARM isn't going to make much difference.

Again, Ghost Walk or at least Saxon Orrik are much appreciated. A caster with Curse of Shadows like Goreshade2, Deneghra2, or the Witch Coven of Garlghast could run this module exceptionally well.

The Birds

This module has the benefit of not caring about a lot of terrain. This build gels very nicely with Goreshade3's typical gameplan. Casters with scary assassination threats like Asphyxious1, Captain Aiakos, or even the much-maligned Sturgis2 could also get a lot of mileage out of a module of fast, cheap, recurring jammers that come with two free solos.

The Purge

This build is definitely more on the casual side, especially in a meta that favors high-ARM multi-wound models. Still, someone like Bane Witch Agathia could have a lot to offer this sort of build.

Starting a 25 point list & Expanding it (Warjacks)

If you want to try this theme but are still stuck for ideas, try this. It's relatively newbie friendly.

    Step 1    

For Step 1 I recommend getting the Cryx battlebox and adding the Deathjack, Aiakos1, and a Machine Wraith.

25 points
(58 points worth of models)

Deathjack is an expensive, but powerful and focus-efficient character warjack that works well with many casters. With Agathia he is an excellent target for Hellwrought, and he can cast Hellfire for a bit of extra "ranged" ability.

Aiakos1 is one of my favourite solos. He can work as a focus battery, fuelling a warjack so your caster doesn't have to. He can speed up his jacks with Escort and/or make them more deadly with Grievous Wounds. Lastly, he is a decent combat solo in his own right. I put the Reaper on him for no other reason than they both have harpoons and that tickles my fancy.

The Machine Wraith is essentially points filler and could be swapped out. It is good at contesting zones and harassing enemy warjacks.

The other models you'll already be familiar with from battlebox games.

    Step 2    

For Step 2 we're going to upgrade the Slayer to a Seether, add a Desecrator, and add a couple of solos.

  • Bane Witch Agathia (+29)
  • Aiakos1 (4)
    • Reaper (13)
50 points
(91 points worth of models)

The Seether + ILO is a potent combo that hits like a ton of bricks. The Desecrator gets bonus focus just for hanging out around Agathia, has an AOE gun, and the AOE stays in play doing damage which gives you a bit of crowd control vs enemy infantry.

The Hellslinger can let you snipe out important targets, and lastly the WWS is a good utility solo, with 3 different spells that let her adapt to what is needed each turn.

    Step 3    

To expand to 75 points, it really comes down to what you like the look of, what's available, and what you need to beat your local opponents. Look at the List Building Advice section for thoughts on what else is worthwhile to pick up.

    Order Codes    

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  • All prices are Recommended Retail Price from PP's website (as of 2019.09) and are in $USD.
  • Models listed in red text are Special Order Models and if you're in the US your LGS will need to order them directly from PP, not via a distributor.
  • Step 1:
    • PIP 34127 ($40) Cryx battlebox
    • PIP 34130 ($65) Deathjack
    • PIP 34108 ($16) Aiakos1 (Aiakos, Scourge of the Meredius)
    • PIP 34025 ($14) Machine Wraith
  • Step 2:
    • PIP 34077 ($35) Desecrator
    • PIP 34096 ($35) Seether
    • PIP 34083 ($18) Iron Lich Overseer
    • PIP 34136 ($15) Hellslinger Phantom
    • PIP 34075 ($12) Warwitch Siren

Starting a 25 point list & Expanding it (Thralls)

If you want to try this theme but are still stuck for ideas, try this. It's relatively newbie friendly.

    Step 1    

For once I'm not going to recommend the Cryx battlebox (Bane Witch Agathia) to start with, despite it being quite cheap dollars wise. Agathia is a good jack of all trades, able to work with a lot of Cryx options ... but I really don't think thralls and her are a good match.

Instead we're going to go with Deneghra1, the ultimate turd polisher, to make these thralls into a respectable force. We'll put in Barathrum as a heavy hitter, the Hellslinger as a solo hunter, the WWS for support, and the rest is just drowning your opponent with zombies.

25 points
(58 points worth of models)

    Step 2    

For Step 2 we're going to get that 3rd Brute we couldn't quite fit in 25 points. We're down-sizing the Mechanithralls to a minimum unit with the intent to Ambush them. Soulhunters have been added as a main combat unit, and the Carrion and Machine Wraiths have been added to try & keep up with the Soulhunters and maybe run a bit of interference for them.

  • Deneghra1 (+26)
    • Deathripper (6)
    • Deathripper (6)
    • Barathrum (15)
50 points
(89 points worth of models)

    Step 3    

To expand to 75 points, it really comes down to what you like the look of, what's available, and what you need to beat your local opponents. Look at the List Building Advice section for thoughts on what else is worthwhile to pick up.

If you're running thralls I highly recommend Terminus who, by the way, has a bond with Barathrum.

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  • All prices are Recommended Retail Price from PP's website (as of 2019.09) and are in $USD.
  • Models listed in red text are Special Order Models and if you're in the US your LGS will need to order them directly from PP, not via a distributor.
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Caster Thoughts

Battlegroup Casters

You can ignore the thralls completely and run this as a pure warjack theme, and if so you'll want a caster that can run a large battlegroup.

    Asphyxious3    

Mobility speeds his jacks up and provides pathfinder.

His Field Marshal makes them tougher in melee. Combined with their natural good defense, they become extremely difficult to deal with in an efficient manner. His Feat provides a potentially massive focus turn.

Altogether he might be the single best caster for Black Industries.

Gaspy3, 9 Slayers

This list became a bit infamous during 2018 and it is, as the name would imply, built around 9 Slayers and a bit of support. The strength of this list has been taken down a bit by (a) people getting used to fighting against it (b) the change to how free points work in Oblivion (2019.09) and (c) the small nerf to Carapace in 2019.07.

What makes this so strong is the combination of Unyielding, Carapace, and Mobility. Your Slayers are ARM 21 vs shooting and ARM 19 vs melee.

They're so fast they can rocket up the board and prevent the enemy getting to the scenario, and position themselves to avoid getting charged. If they do get bogged down they can walk (or trample) out and shrug off most free strikes.

    Goreshade1    

Goreshade can teleport warjacks with Soulgate, increase their damage with Dark Shroud, and provide even more anti-ranged tech with Stealth.

Also, he's one of the few casters that take the Cephalyx Mind Slaver & Drudges in earnest and not for scenario reasons.

    Lich Lord Venethrax    

He has no trouble running large battlegroups with his Terminal Velocity spell. Free charges make Slayer spam a viable choice. Field Marshal: Countercharge is good fun, too.

    Mortenebra1    

She has no trouble running large battlegroups with her Sacrificial Lamb spell.

All her spells are geared around buffing warjacks, when it comes to it.

    Mortenebra2    

Her battlegroup is more durable with the Salvage Field Marshal, her feat gives them Flank, and 2 of spells (Fail Safe and Locomotion) are warjack-only buff spells.

Combined Arms Casters

    Skarre2    
She can get good efficiency out of warjacks with her Field Marshal: Future Sight, but typically she struggles to fuel large battlegroups and tends to prefer units in her army.

    Scaverous    

Lord Exhumator Scaverous

Scaverous quite likes Black Industries. There's a lot of magic users that can benefit from his feat, he likes Deathjack, and with the 2019 Remix he no longer needs to spam jacks and now he can take the combined arms force he prefers. The only downside is that there is no great target in this theme for his Soul Harvester spell.

Zombie Horde Casters

Terminus

Terminus likes to surround himself with undead. In this theme he gains access to Erebus and the combination of Terminus' Ravager spell and Erebus' Overtake ability can let Erebus just blitz the enemy.

Other

Trivia

  • Released 2017.09

Other Cryx models/themes

Cryx Logo.jpg       Cryx Index       (Edit)            
Battlegroup & Similar
Warcasters

Agathia - Aiakos2 - Asphyxious1 - Asphyxious2 - Asphyxious3 - Coven - Deneghra1 - Deneghra2 - Deneghra3 - Goreshade1 - Goreshade2 - Goreshade3 - Mortenebra1 - Mortenebra2 - Rahera - Scaverous - Skarre1 - Skarre2 - Skarre3 - Sturgis2 - Terminus - Venethrax

Warcaster attachments The Withershadow Combine - Satyxis Blood Priestess - Skarlock Thrall - Madelyn Corbeau (Mercenary)
Other Warjack Controllers

Jack Marshals: Iron Lich Overseer       "Junior Warcasters": Aiakos1 - Asphyxious4 - Deneghra0

Light

Cankerworm - Deathripper - Defiler - Helldiver - Nightwretch - Ripjaw - Scavenger - Shrike - Stalker

Heavy

Barathrum - Corruptor - Deathjack - Desecrator - Erebus - Harrower - Kharybdis - Inflictor - Leviathan - Malice - Nightmare - Reaper - Seether - Slayer

Colossal Kraken - Sepulcher
Units, Solos, Battle Engines, & Structures
Units

Asphyxious4 - Bane Knights - Bane Riders - Bane Warriors - Bile Thralls - BO Boarding Party - BO Ironmongers - BO Smog Belchers - Bloodgorgers - Marauders - Carrion Thralls - Cephalyx Drudges - Cephalyx Overlords - Mechanithralls - Necrosurgeon - Revenant Cannon - Revenant Crew - Satyxis Gunslingers - Satyxis Blood Witches - Satyxis Raiders - Scharde Dirge Seers - Scharde Pirates - Soulhunters - The Devil's Shadow Mutineers - The Withershadow Combine

Solos

Aiakos1 - Agrimony - Axiara - Bane Lord Tartarus - Bloat Thrall - BTO Mobius - Captain Rengrave - Darragh Wrathe - Deneghra0 - Gerlak - Hellslinger - Iron Lich Overseer - Machine Wraith - Master Gurglepox - Misery Cage - Necrotech - Pistol Wraith - Satyxis Blood Priestess - Satyxis Raider Captain - Scrap Thrall - Skarlock Thrall - Severa Blacktide - Soul Trapper - Warwitch Siren

Battle Engines & Structures Wraith Engine
Theme Forces
Black Industries - Dark Host - The Ghost Fleet - Scourge of the Broken Coast
Mercenaries
Refer to Who Works for Whom and/or Category: Cryx Mercenary
This index was last updated: 2019.11

Rules Clarifications

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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 Prey:
    • If a model/unit is going to use Ambush, it needs to be declared before either player begins deploying models. (Infernal Ruling)
    • If both players have Ambushing models, then it goes: Pick Sides, Player 1 chooses whether or not to use Ambush, then Player 2 chooses whether or not to Ambush, then Player 1 begins 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)

Rules Clarification : Carapace - None yet. (Edit)

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Rules Clarification: Theme Forces     (Edit)

Rerolling the starting roll   [Show/Hide]
  • You cannot use the theme benefit to reroll if it is a draw. Instead both players reroll until there is a loser, and then the loser can use their reroll benefit (if they have it). (Infernal Ruling)
  • If both players have a reroll, first the original loser uses their reroll.
    • If the original loser still loses, fine.
    • If the original loser now wins, the other player can use their reroll.
    • If it is now a draw, both players reroll until there is a loser. Then the player that hasn't used their theme benefit reroll can still use it, if they want.
Warjacks/Warbeasts with bonds   [Show/Hide]
  • A warjack/warbeast with a bond can always be included in a theme force, whether or not they're in the list of allowed models, but only if they're controlled by that bonded model.
  • This applies even if that bonded model isn't a full warcaster/warlock (changed as of 2018.06).
Including Mercenaries   [Show/Hide]

Number of Mercenaries

  • If your "up to one Merc" ...
    • ... can take warbeasts/warjacks, then you can add warbeast(s)/warjack(s) (without exceeding your "up to one" allowance)
    • ... comes with a Companion model, then you'll get that Companion (without exceeding your "up to one" allowance)
  • There is a bug in Warroom that allows you to not only take one Merc solo/unit, but the entire FA of that Merc solo/unit. It's a bug.

Partisans & Theme Forces (Edit)

  1. If the theme force has the Partisan model on the list of allowed models, then it doesn't use up your "Up to one mercenary" slot, and so you can take the full FA plus another mercenary. Example: Cephalyx in Black Industries or Kayazy in Jaws of the Wolf. (Infernal Ruling)
  2. If the Partisan isn't on the list, it does use up your "Up to one mercenary" slot, and you can only take one. (There is a known bug in Warroom that allows you to take the full FA.)
  • Whether you used option 1 or 2 above, once they're in your theme force they count as a Faction model and so can be taken as a Requistion Option (if they fit the Requistion description). For instance, Eiryss1 can be taken as a free solo in the Legion of Dawn theme. (Infernal Ruling)

Mercenaries and Quasi-Partisans

  • Some themes include a benefit that says "If this model is included, it counts as a Faction model instead of a Mercenary model". For example Greygore in Kriel Company.
    In this case, the mercenary model has effectively gained Partisan and is subject to the FA limits described above. To reiterate:
    • If that Merc is in the list of allowed models allowed (such as Savio in Storm Division), they won't count against your "up to one Merc" allowance.
    • If that Merc isn't in the list, (such as Order of Illumination Resolutes in Heavy Metal), they will count against your "up to one Merc" allowance.

Mercenaries and Ranking Officers

  • Adding a Ranking Officer to a Merc unit doesn't increase the number of Merc units you can take.
Requisition Points   [Show/Hide]
  • You can choose the same Requisition option as many times as you like, as long as it doesn't put you over a FA limit.
  • You can't mix and match models from different options. Say one option allows 3 Machine Wraiths and another allows 3 Necrotechs. You can't use your Requisition Point to get 2 Wraiths and 1 Necrotech.
  • If you have an option that allows one other solo, you can't use it to get something already on the list. For instance, Ghost Fleet allows 3 Misery Cages (which are FA 4) for one Requistion Point, and it allows 1 other solo. That "other solo" can't be a 4th Cage.
Free models and Specialists (ADR)    [Show/Hide]
  • If your theme only allows one merc solo, you can't have one in your main list and a different one in your specialists.
Unit Attachments   [Show/Hide]
  • If a unit is allowed in a theme, any-and-all of its attachments are allowed too. Exception: Ranking Officers are not allowed unless explicitily mentioned.
  • If the theme force gives a benefit to a specific unit, any-and-all attachments to that unit will benefit too. Even if it is a "generic" attachment like the Void Leech. (Infernal Ruling)
    For example, a Trollkin Sorcerer will gain Serenity if its attached to a Dhunian Knot unit in a Power of Dhunia theme force.
  • If your theme allows "3 weapon attachments" as a freebie, you can spread them into different units.
When to apply theme benefits   [Show/Hide]
  • Theme force benefits are applied when you construct your list and models keep the benefit for the whole game. You don't gain/lose theme benefits due to in-game changes.
    Also, if you put a new model into play midgame, they immediately gain any relevant benefits too. (Infernal Ruling)
    • For example, Scourge of the Broken Coast gives Dodge to "models in the army." If your opponent takes control of one of them, it keeps Dodge even though it's currently not "in the army".
    • For example, Storm Division gives lightning immunity to "Cygnar models in the army." If you include a Mercenary unit with a Ranking Officer, they will get the theme benefit and also keep it even after the Ranking Officer dies.

Cryx - Black Industries   [Show/Hide]
  • The entry which allows "Cephalyx models/units" only applies to Partisan Cephalyx. That's because the theme's rules start off with "this army can only include the following Cryx models"​. Partisan Cephalyx are the only ones that fill that condition.
  • The Cephalyx Agitator also works for Cryx and can go in Black Industries but, because it is not a Partisan, it will use up your Mercenary solo slot.
  • (Infernal Ruling)

Protectorate - The Creator's Might   [Show/Hide]

Mercenary - Flame in the Darkness   [Show/Hide]
  • You can take any number of Mercenary jacks. You can also select two additional jacks from Khador and Cygnar in any combination you like. Character warjacks with a bond don't count against this limit of 2. (Infernal Ruling)
  • There is a bug in Warroom that allows you to take two Cygnar and two Khador jacks.
  • Morrowan Battle Priest:
    • If your warcaster is a Cygnar model that makes every unit you take a Cygnar unit, and Battle Priests can be attached to any unit.
      Warroom has a known bug where it doesn't allow this interaction.
    • If your warcaster is a Mercenary or Khador model, though, the only units the Battle Priest can attach to are the Morrow ones.
    • If you attach the Battle Priest to The Devil's Shadows Mutineers then it can be returned via Blood Bound. (Infernal Ruling)
Mercenary - Llaelese Resistance   [Show/Hide]
  • It is 2 Cruicible or 2 Cygnar or 2 Menoth.
    You can't take more than 2, and you can't mix and match from multiple Factions. (Infernal Ruling)
Mercenary - The Talion Charter   [Show/Hide]
  • The 3rd benefit is "Sac Pawn [Sea Dog trooper]", not just any Sea Dog. (Infernal ruling)

Circle - The Bones of Orboros   [Show/Hide]
  • Una1 cannot be taken in this theme (yet) due to the conflict between the theme's "Only Construct warbeasts allowed" and Una1's "Must take warbeasts with flight". There are no construct warbeasts with flight (yet). But if/when there is, then Una1 can be taken in this theme. (Infernal Ruling)
Circle - The Devourer's Host   [Show/Hide]
  • Bradigus1 is not legal in this theme. The theme only allows living warbeasts, his rules only allow construct warbeasts, and you can't just 'skip' his battlegroup - you have to spend your warbeast points.
  • If you create a new model mid-game (ie with the Well of Orboros and that model can have corpse tokens, that model does not enter play with a corpse. Because it's not the beginning of the game. (Locked thread)
Circle - The Wild Hunt   [Show/Hide]
  • When it comes to other things that alter COST (such as Lamentation), follow basic maths: Double/halve first, then add/subtract.
  • Due to the way Tanith's feat is worded, during her feat turn the COST of animi cannot drop below 1. (Infernal Ruling)

Skorne - The Exalted   [Show/Hide]
  • If a Construct model loses the Construct advantage mid-game, it keeps the theme benefit anyway. (Infernal Ruling)

Trollblood - Band of Heroes   [Show/Hide]
  • Boomhowler uses up your Minion slot. His Fell Calls ability is not enough to make him a "Fell Caller model/unit". (Infernal Ruling)

Crucible Guard - Magnum Opus   [Show/Hide]
  • If Mosby is attached to a Mercenary weapon crew unit, they would gain 3" reposition and would not lose it if Mosby is no longer in the unit. (Infernal Ruling)

Infernals - Hearts of Darkness   [Show/Hide]