Daughters of the Flame

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Protectorate Logo.jpg Daughters of the Flame

Protectorate Flameguard Unit

Daughters of the Flame are the widows of fallen Menite soldiers. Possessing peerless grace, they become blurs of fluid motion in battle as they strike with synchronized precision. Their origins shrouded in mystery, the Daughters of the Flame have become a surgical tool for removing threats to the Protectorate both from within and without.

Basic Info

Daughters of the Flame
Missing Info
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SPD 7
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ARM 12
CMD 8
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COST 10
1.7 each
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Understanding
the Statblock

Abilities

  • Advance Deployment - Models with advance deployment are placed after normal deployment and may be placed up to 6" further forward.
  • Combined Melee Attack - This unit can combine their melee attacks to get a bonus on accuracy and damage.
  • Parry - This model cannot be targeted by free strikes.
  • Stealth - Ranged and magic attacks targeting this model from a point of origin greater than 5˝ away automatically miss. This model is not an intervening model when determining line of sight from a model more than 5˝ away.
  • Acrobatics - This model can advance through other models if it has enough movement to move completely past their bases. This model ignores intervening models when declaring its charge target.
  • Anatomical Precision - When this model's melee damage roll fails to exceed the ARM of the living model hit, that model suffers 1 damage point. A model disabled by a melee attack made by this model cannot make a Tough roll.

Weapons

  • Sword (x2) - 0.5" reach, P+S 9 melee weapons.

Theme Forces

Thoughts on Daughters of the Flame

Daughters of the Flame in a nutshell

Much like the Blightblades, or the Infiltrators, Daughters of the Flame are your fast, advance deploying skirmishing unit, with a handy toolkit to remove enemy warriors with the same purpose. With an excellent toolkit for manoeuvring (Acrobatics, Parry, Stealth, and Advance Deployment) they will be getting most places easily. They have Anatomical Precision, complemented nicely by CMA, if the target demands.

Combos & Synergies

The Daughters operate far forward in the front, and with their toolkit they are likely to get the job done on their own. Putting spells like [Defender's Ward]] will pump up their DEF to elite levels in combat, but usually, you'll have better targets for that. If you have plans with them beyond getting stuck in, consider the following casters:

  • Feora3 - out of her 3 incarnation she can make the most out of the girls' presence. Under her feat you can sit back and watch the world burn, while your untouchable girls leave a 14" long flaming trail among the enemy ranks.
  • Reznik2 - Death March rewards you with deadly accuracy, and Spellpiercer will help you deal with pesky incorporeal units and solos.
  • Kreoss2 - They are downright savage under his feat. With the extra attack and auto-hits you can scale your offensive output anywhere between 18 single strikes, (each causing 1 point of damage against living targets), and 3 hits at +6/+6 from CMA. Inviolable Resolve can push up their durability to the level, where they start to survive blast damage. If you go second, you may rather want to cast Sacrosanct on them instead. If you run them up, the enemy must either take their free strikes by walking away, or risk knock down from the spell.
  • Thyra - their superior; beyond Elite Cadre, Carnage is the answer for elusive models, while Silence of Death can counter recursive mechanisms on chaff infantry units.

Drawbacks & Downsides

  • A bit expensive for a jamming unit
  • Die to blasts and anything that bypasses their DEF
  • Not very effective against undead or constructs.

Tricks & Tips

  • The first turn is usually AoE lobbing - spread out, so you won't set themselves up to be the first models shot off the board.
  • Try and engage 2-3 enemy models, if possible, and overlap your engagement. That way you keep your options open in terms of CMAs and/or using your 2nd attack.
  • If your distance is not enough to charge, running behind single-wound targets and engaging them can be just as effective. With Acrobatics, no infantry screen will stand in your way.

Getting the most out of your 2 initials, CMA and Anatomic Precision can be a bit confusing. The rule of thumb "when in doubt, double-CMA" is kind of true, but doing this can decrease seriously the volume of attacks for this unit. Here is a short guide, whether you should use single, double or triple attacks for the best effect. If you, or your target gets any modifier on the rolls, adjust values accordingly.

  • If your enemy is single-wound living target, beating DEF is your only consideration. Use single attacks against targets up to DEF 12 (and oddly, against DEF16 targets), double CMA for DEF13-15, and triple CMA for DEF 17-20.
  • Against single-wound non-living target, almost irrespectively from DEF, use single attacks up to ARM 16, double CMA up to ARM18, and triple CMA above.
  • Against living models with multiple wounds, volume of attacks often win. Use single attacks Up to ARM 17 and DEF 16, and double CMA Up to ARM 17 and DEF 17-18. Over Over that, alvays stick to single Attacks.
  • Against non-living models with multiple wounds, if ARM is under 16,use single attacks. For ARM 16-17 and up to DEF16 use double CMA. If any of the target's stats are higher than that, use triple CMA.

Other

Trivia

Released in Warmachine: Superiority (2006)

Other Protectorate models

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Battlegroup & Similar
Warcasters

Amon - Cyrenia - Durant2 - Durst - Feora1 - Feora2 - Feora3 - Harbinger - Kreoss1 - Kreoss2 - Kreoss3 - Malekus - Reclaimer1 - Reclaimer2 - Reznik1 - Reznik2 - Severius1 - Severius2 - Thyra - Vindictus

Warcaster attachments Hierophant - Madelyn Corbeau (Mercenary)
Other Warjack Controllers BGC Durant1 - Severius0
Marshals Bastion Seneschal - Reclaimer Gatekeeper
Light

Blessing of Vengeance - Dervish - Devout - Purifier - Redeemer - Repenter - Revenger - Vigilant

Heavy

Avatar of Menoth - Blood of Martyrs - Castigator - Crusader - Eye of Truth - Fire of Salvation - Guardian - Hand of Judgment - Indictor - Reckoner - Sanctifier - Scourge of Heresy - Templar - Vanquisher

Colossal Judicator - Revelator
Units, Solos, Battle Engines, & Structures
Units

Choir of Menoth - Daughters of the Flame - Deliverer Sunburst Crew - Deliverer Skyhammers - Exemplar Bastions - Exemplar Cinerators - Exemplar Errants - Exemplar Vengers - Flame Bringers - Flameguard Cleansers - Holy Zealots - Idrian Skirmishers - Initiates of the Wall - Knights Exemplar - Temple Flameguard - Visgoth Juviah Rhoven & Honor Guard
Ranking Officer CA: Attendant Priest

Solos

Allegiant of the Order of the Fist - Champion of the Order of the Wall - Deliverer Arms Master - Exemplar Warder Elias Gade - Exemplar Warder - Exemplar Bastion Seneschal - Exemplar Errant Seneschal - Hand of Silence - Hierophant - High Exemplar Gravus - High Paladin Dartan Vilmon - Initiate Tristan Durant - Knights Exemplar Seneschal - Menite Archon - Nicia, Tear of Vengeance - Paladin of the Order of the Wall - Pyrrhus, Flameguard Hero - Reclaimer Gatekeeper - Scrutator Potentate Severius - The Covenant of Menoth Vassal Mechanik - Vassal of Menoth - Wrack

Battle Engines & Structures Vessel of Judgment (BE) - Shrine of the Lawgiver (Structure)
Theme Forces
Exemplar Interdiction - Guardians of the Temple - The Creator's Might - The Faithful Masses - Warriors of the Old Faith
Mercenaries
Refer to Who Works for Whom and/or Category: Protectorate of Menoth Mercenary
This index was last updated: 2019.05

Rules Clarifications

Rules Clarification : Advance Deployment - None yet. (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Combined Melee Attack     (Edit)

  • Each CMA only counts as a single attack, no matter how many participants are involved. This means, for example, that if Satyxis Raiders damage a warjack and trigger their Feedback ability, the enemy warcaster will only take 1 damage total, not 1 for every Raider.
  • Any bonuses (such as back strike) or penalties (such as intervening terrain) are determined according to the model leading the CMA (the attack leader).
    • If the participants have buffs/debuffs but the attack leader doesn't ... then the CMA doesn't because only the attack leader matters. Simple as that.
  • A single unit can perform multiple CMAs, utilising different groupings of models. eg a unit with 10 models could make one 10-man CMA, or two 5-man CMAs, or five 2-man CMAs, or etc.
  • CMA for units that have more than one melee weapon (the short version)
    • Once you have more than one melee weapon, charging becomes a bit complicated. There are two important rules:
      1. A model which charges must use its first attack to make a charge attack. It can't "skip ahead" to contributing its second non-charge attack before it's resolved its first attack.
      2. For a CMA to gain the charging bonus, then all contributors must be contributing a charge attack.
    • These two rules have a few, slightly confusing implications. Click the expand box below for a full breakdown.
CMA for units with more than one weapon (the long version) (Edit)
The following example is about Satyxis Raiders, but is equally applicable to other units with two CMA:
  • Each Raider gets two attacks. Both, one, or neither can be a CMA as you choose.
  • If you are doing two CMA in a row, then you should note that the second CMA doesn’t have to use the same “primary attacker” or the same “participants” as the first CMA.
    • For instance, you could have the first CMA with raider A being the "primary attacker" and raider B being the "participant",
    • then for the second CMA have raider B the "primary attacker" and raider A the "participant".
    • Or leave A alone for a moment and use B plus C. Whatever takes your fancy.
  • Primary attackers and participants don't have to use the same weapon. So, continuing with the above example, you could have primary A use lash and participant B use horns, then primary B use lash and participant A use horns. Effectively granting you two lash attacks with CMA bonuses!
  • Combined Melee Attack and charging
    • Remember the 2 rules above?
    • Rule 1 means you cannot contribute your second, non-charge attack before you have resolved/contributed your first attack.
    • Rule 1 means you cannot "skip ahead" to resolving your second, non-charge attack before you have resolved/contributed your first attack.
    • but wait, there's more!
    • However, thanks to the "Units with Combined Melee Attack ignore the rule that one trooper's combat action cannot begin until the previous model's combat action ends" rule, you can "pause" your second attack if you want to do a CMA with it later. For example:
      • Model A performs its charge attack.
      • Model B performs its charge attack. (Interrupting A)
      • Model C performs its charge attack. (Interrupting B)
      • CMA using A, B & C's remaining attack.

Rules Clarification : Parry - None yet. (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Stealth     (Edit)

  • "Automatically missing" is not the same as "cannot be hit by".
  • For instance, a stealth model can still be the target of an AOE attack and although it auto-misses, if the AOE deviates onto them they will get damaged.
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Rules Clarification : Acrobatics     (Edit)

  • Charging through models (Edit)
    • You can't charge all the way through your charge target, with the intention to turn around and face them once you're on the other side.
      • Because you aren't able to satisfy the "must keep the charge target in melee range" clause at the point after you are through the model but before you turn to directly face. At that point the target is behind you, not in your front arc, and thus not in your melee range.
      • Your melee range only extends to your front arc. Refer to the latest errata.
    • You can still "skim" through the edge of their base, if you're careful and smart with your positioning.
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Rules Clarification : Blight Stormand/or Anatomical Precision and/or Affliction     (Edit)

  • With an AOE, only the model directly hit by the AOE will take auto-damage, other models in the AOE take normal damage.
  • You don't get auto-damage on stuff which isn't an attack, like Electro Leap and Flak Field.
  • If someone is immune to damage, you can't trigger the auto-damage vs them. Because you never got a damage roll in the first place. (Infernal Ruling)
  • When this ability is triggered by a spell (ie Blight Storm or Affliction) then that does not change the source of the damage to the caster, nor change the damage type to magical.
    It merely changes the result of a damage roll. (Infernal Ruling)