Deliverer Skyhammers

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Deliverer Skyhammers
Protectorate Deliverer Unit

Brave citizen-soldiers of the Protectorate, deliverers fire their deadly Skyhammer rockets in coordinated volleys. The shrapnel-filled explosions that ensue indiscriminately shred troop formations, punishing non-believers with the hand of judgment.

Basic Info[edit]

Deliverer Skyhammers
Deliverers
SPD 5
MAT 4
RAT 5 / 1 (★)
DEF 12
ARM 11
CMD 7
Unit size 6 / 10
Cost 8 / 13
1.3 each
(★) Effectively RAT 1 when you include Inaccurate.
See also How to Read the statblock

Weapons[edit]

  • Skyhammer - 16" range, 3" AOE, POW 10 gun.
    • Inaccurate - This model suffers -4 to attack rolls with this weapon.
  • Sword - 0.5" reach, P+S 7 melee weapon.

Abilities[edit]

  • Combined Ranged Attack - This unit can combine their ranged attacks to get a cumulative +1 bonus on accuracy and damage for each model involved.
  • Arcing Fire - When attacking with this weapon, this model can ignore intervening models except those within 1" of the target.
  • Rocket Volley - If three or four models do a CRA, the size of the AOE is 4". If five or more do a CRA, the AOE is 5".

Recent Changes[edit]

No changes since 2017.11

Thoughts on Deliverer Skyhammers[edit]

Deliverer Skyhammers in a nutshell[edit]

Deliverers are cheap conscripts carrying long range but inaccurate rockets to carpet bomb the enemy.

Before the November 2017 update they were considered utterly useless, but now have a solid role - spam AOEs and hope they land somewhere useful.

They can also deliver a hell of a CRA punch with one of the longest ranges in the game.

Combos & Synergies[edit]

  • Deliverer Arms Master at least makes them slightly less inaccurate.
  • Their god-awful accuracy is usually not a factor against knocked-down targets. Kreoss 1's feat can help them, as well as power attacks from jacks, that cause knockdown on targets. Fire onto targets up-close your warjacks, the blast damage is so low, that it will bounce off from your jacks.
  • Severius1 is a universal turd-polisher. With Eye of Menoth, and the Arms Master's help, the aiming Deliverers technically negate the Inaccurate bonus. The Arms Master can also give them Combat Coordination, which is a quasi Combined Arms, with the added bonus of occasionally re-rolling damage rolls.

Drawbacks & Downsides[edit]

  • They are very sensitive to casualties as they need to be making CRAs and triggering Rocket Volley to be useful.
  • Precision isn't their thing

Tricks & Tips[edit]

  • Remember, you apply the CRA bonus after halving for blast damage.
    • A three-man CRA is a 4" AOE that does POW 8 blast damage
    • A five-man CRA is a 5" AoE that does POW 10 blast damage (and might even hit).
    • A ten-man CRA is a 5" AoE that does POW 15 blast damage (and will probably hit).
  • Arcing fire allows you to target the squishy models in backlines. If a caster is hiding behind a larger base, use a ten-man CRA to target the larger base and hit the caster with POW 15 blast damage.
  • Have them use mass CRAs turn after turn to soften up heavies and decimate units.
  • ARM 17 is the tipping point where it becomes more damaging to use a full ten-man CRA instead of 2 five-man CRAs at higher ARMs.
  • Vindictus protect them from charges and non-magical ranged weapons with his feat for a key turn and can speed them up, giving them a massive 23-inch threat range.

Other[edit]

Trivia[edit]

Theme Forces[edit]

Other Protectorate models[edit]

Protectorate Logo.jpg       Protectorate Index       (Edit)            
Battlegroup & Similar
Warcasters Durst - Cyrenia1 - Feora1 - Feora2 - Feora3 - Severius1 - Severius2 - Amon - Reznik1 - Reznik2 - Kreoss1 - Kreoss2 - Kreoss3 - Malekus - Harbinger - Reclaimer1 - Reclaimer2 - Durant2 - Thyra - Vindictus
Warcaster attachments Hierophant - Madelyn Corbeau (Mercenary)
Other Warjack Controllers BGC Durant1 - Severius0
Marshals Bastion Seneschal - Reclaimer Gatekeeper
Light Dervish - Devout - Purifier - Redeemer - Repenter - Revenger - Vigilant
Blessing of Vengeance
Heavy Castigator - Crusader - Guardian - Indictor - Reckoner - Sanctifier - Templar - Vanquisher
Avatar of Menoth - Blood of Martyrs - Eye of Truth - Fire of Salvation - Hand of Judgment - Scourge of Heresy
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 - Champion of the Wall - Deliverer Arms Master - Exemplar Warder - Exemplar Bastion Seneschal - Exemplar Errant Seneschal - Hierophant (Attached) - Knights Exemplar Seneschal - Paladin of the Order of the Wall - Reclaimer Gatekeeper - Vassal Mechanik - Vassal of Menoth - Wrack
Elias Gade - Hand of Silence - Gravus - Vilmon - Durant1 - Nicia - Pyrrhus - Severius0 - Covenant
Battle Engines & Structures Vessel of Judgment (BE) - Shrine of the Lawgiver (Structure)
Theme Forces
The Creator's Might - Exemplar Interdiction - The Faithful Masses - Guardians of the Temple
Mercenaries
Refer to Who Works for Whom and/or Category: Protectorate of Menoth Mercenary
This index was last updated: 2019.02

Rules Clarifications[edit]

Rules Clarification : Inaccurate - None yet. (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Combined Ranged Attack      (Edit)

  • CRA cannot target models in melee ... unless the target is a huge-based model or the attacker has War-Tempered.
  • If you give the attack-leader a buff to their attack (such as Guidance) then that buff applies to the combined attack (even though the other participants don't have the buff). (Locked thread)
  • Assault & CRA (Edit)
    • You cannot mix Combined Range Attacks with Assault shots, as CRA works during your combat action and Assault shots occur before it. (Infernal Ruling)
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Rules Clarification : Arcing Fire      (Edit)

  • Arcing Fire lets you ignore models but not terrain. You don't ignore clouds, forests or buildings.

Rules Clarification : Rocket Volley - None yet. (Edit)