Herne & Jonne

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Mercenary Logo.jpg Herne & Jonne

Mercenary Rhulic Character Unit

This unique pair of Dwarf and Ogrun bring massive firepower to your army. Hire Herne Stoneground, the dwarven weapon inventor and his companion, Arquebus Jonne with his triple barrelled barrage arquebus and watch them lay waste to the enemy - at a very safe distance.

Basic Info

Herne & Jonne
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Herne / Jonne
BASE Small / Medium
SPD 5
STR 6 / 8
MAT 6
RAT 6 / 4
M.A. N/A
DEF 12
ARM 13 / 15
CMD 5
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FOCUS N/A
FURY N/A
THRS N/A
HP 5 / 8
F. Field N/A
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FA C
UNIT SIZE N/A
COST 5
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Warcaster 1
COST N/A
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Understanding
the Statblock

Mercenary - This unit will work for Crucible Guard, Cygnar, Khador, or Protectorate.

Abilities

  • Herne
    • Officer symbol.jpg Officer
    • Artillerist (★ Action) - RNG CMD. Target friendly Faction model gains +2 RAT when making its next AOE ranged attack this turn. If the attack does not directly hit, you can reroll the direction and/or distance of its deviation. Each roll can be rerolled only once as a reasult of Artillerist.

Weapons

  • Herne
    • Pistol - 8" range, POW 10 ranged attack.
    • Axe - 0.5" reach, P+S 9 melee attack.
  • Jonne
    • Barage Arquebus - 12" range, 3" AOE, POW 14 ranged attack.
      • Scattershot (★ Attack) - To make a Scattershot special attack, this model must be B2B with Herne. Make a basic attack with this weapon. After determining the point of impact for that attack, roll deviation for two additional 3" AOEs centered on that point. Models in the AOE are hit and suffer a POW 7 blast damage roll.
    • Great Axe - 1" reach, P+S 13 melee attack.

Theme Forces

  • Other Factions
    • Infernal players can use this model in the Hearts of Darkness theme, but only if Crosse2 is leading the army.
    • Furthermore, 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.

Thoughts on Herne & Jonne

Herne & Jonne in a Nutshell

Herne and Jonne are an anti-infantry unit with a bit of suppport tossed in in the form of Artillerist. In the right matchups, they are great, though such matchups are not common.

Combos & Synergies

  • Durgen Madhammer for lots of blast fun
  • Remember that Herne's Artillerist ability doesn't have to be used on Jonne - Herne works well with other sources of AoEs.
  • Before the Siege Crawler and Horgenhold Artillery became prominent, General Ossrum often cast Fire For Effect on them.

Drawbacks & Downsides

  • Blasts don't kill much other than light infantry
  • Because light infantry are so vulnerable to blasts, most people build lists with ways to allow their infantry to shrug them off either through Dig In, Iron Flesh, Recursion or Unhallowed.

Tricks & Tips

  • Herne doesn't have to use Artillerist on Jonne.
  • Firing at very short ranges can sometimes pay off. A POW 7 blast is unlikely to hurt either of them, but often will softer targets like Satyxis, Eyriss, or other stealthy models that might be lurking.
  • Speculative shots can be well worth it as long as you have no light infantry likely to be hit; with the initial scatter and the extra blasts you have a good chance of something interesting happening.
  • If there's a big target in the centre of the enemy lines you can aim for it and hope for useful scatters.
  • The extra AOEs are part of the original attack (not additional attacks) therefore Jonne is a great target for something that buffs your "first" or "next" attack. ie Fire for Effect from Ossrum.


Other

Trivia

Released way back in Warmachine: Prime (2003)

Other Theme Forces

{Protectorate of Menoth (Edit)

Cygnar (Edit)

Khador (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 - 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 - Master Gunner Dougal MacNaile - Orin Midwinter, Rogue Inquisitor - 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 - Underboss Vizkoya - Viktor Pendrake - Weird Wendell - Widget1 - Wrong Eye & Snapjaw

Battle Engines

Hammerfall Siege Crawler - Nemo4

Independent Warjack

Malvin & Mayhem

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: 2021.03

Rules Clarifications

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Rules Clarification : Officer      (Edit)

  • Even if they're not on the Officer's card, an Officer can give (and benefit from) any non-standard orders that are on the unit's card (such as Shield Wall). Refer main rulebook.
  • When the Officer dies, the Leader model becomes the new Unit Commander (you don't get to choose).
  • But if your unit doesn't include a Leader model, then you do get to choose any of the remaining models to be the new Unit Commander. You don't swap the model, but it may be worth putting a token down so you can tell that grunt apart.

Rules Clarification : Tough - None yet. (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Artillerist and/or Lucky Shot and/or Spotter     (Edit)

  • This ability doesn't work on weapons with AOE (★) weapons (such as Old Witch2). (Infernal Ruling)
  • Roll both direction and distance before choosing which you want to reroll (if any), then reroll those.
    • This means that if you choose to re-roll only one die, and after re-rolling that one die you now want to re-roll the other die ... too bad.
    • (Mk2 2010 Infernal Ruling) which Dark Legacy confirmed in 2021 via Facebook (which I won't link to)
  • If you have two rerolls, you repeat the above process twice. Roll, choose which to re-roll (if any). If you still don't like the result, choose which ones to re-roll a second time. You can even change which one you re-roll.
Again, confirmed via Facebook (which I won't link to)
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Rules Clarification : Scattershot      (Edit)

  • Additional AOE (Edit)
    • The special rule states what the blast damage POW is - you don't need to halve it a second time.
    • If the deviation distance is short and the AOEs end up overlapping a model, that model will take a damage roll for each AOE it's in.
    • The distance of the second deviation is a d6 roll, unless the rule on the card specifies otherwise (Infernal Ruling).
    • If you have an ability to reroll deviation (such as Artillerist) then you can reroll each additional AOE independent of the others.
    • If the deviation direction of the additional AOEs is limited (such as Bounce) then the direction of the reroll is limited too. (Infernal Ruling)
    • The additional AOEs are treated as if they "came from the weapon" exactly the same as the first AOE.