Patrol Dog

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Cygnar Logo.jpg Patrol Dog

Cygnar Trencher Solo

Wow. Such bite. Many Trenchers. Much dodge.

Basic Info

Patrol Dog
Missing Info
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Warcaster 0
BASE Small
SPD 6
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MAT 5
RAT N/A
M.A. N/A
DEF 14
ARM 13
CMD 3
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FOCUS N/A
FURY N/A
THRS N/A
HP 1
F. Field N/A
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UNIT SIZE N/A
COST 2
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FA 1
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Warcaster 1
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RAT N/A
DEF N/A
ARM N/A
CMD N/A
FOCUS N/A
FURY N/A
THRS N/A
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WJP N/A
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Understanding
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Abilities

  • AD symbol.jpg Advance Deployment
  • Pathfinder symbol.jpg Pathfinder
  • Tough symbol.jpg Tough
  • Annoyance - Living enemy models within 1" of this model suffer -1 to attack rolls.
  • Dodge - This model can advance up to 2" immediately after an enemy attack that missed it is resolved unless it was missed while advancing. It cannot be targeted by free strikes during this movement.
  • Foxhole Buddy - While B2B with a friendly model that is dug in, this model gains cover, does not suffer blast damage, and does not block LOS.
  • Leadership [Trencher] - Friendly Trencher models in this model's command range gain Dodge. (as above)
  • Noisy (★ Action) - Enemy models lose Stealth while within 8" of the dog. When an enemy model makes an attack targeting a friendly model within 5" of the dog, that enemy doesn't gain the back strike bonus. Noisy lasts for one round.

Weapons

Theme Forces

Thoughts on Patrol Dog

Patrol Dog in a nutshell

It's a useful 2 point support solo - a bit of defensive boosting, a bit of defensive buff, and a bit of anti-stealth tech.

The Patrol Dog isn't gamechanging - but you don't expect two point options to be.

Combos & Synergies

  • It can reload the Grenadier. No one is sure quite how...
  • Annoyance synergises well with Haley3's Temporal Distortion.
    • Effective DEF16 Trenchers and DEF17 with Dodge will give your opponents serious headaches in melee.
    • Even if they do hit the trencher, they still have Tough and Rise (in Gravediggers).

Drawbacks & Downsides

  • It doesn't hurt anyone.
  • Models that are dug in lose that benefit if they take advantage of Dodge.

Tricks & Tips

  • At DEF 15 against living models in melee and two points it's often worth just running the Patrol Dog into enemy models and letting them try and hit it.
  • Be sure to keep him safe against stealth armies - he’s vital to keeping your ranged game effective against them, if only for one key turn.
    • Exploit Foxhole Buddy and consider keeping a Trench Buster nearby for added safety.
    • Siege2’s feat can also allow the dog to pull back to relative safety and dig in independently.

Other

Trivia

  • Released in the Trencher CID (2017.06)
  • Cygnar players brought out all of the Doge puns.

Other Cygnar models

Cygnar Logo.jpg       Cygnar Index       (Edit)
Battlegroup & Similar
Warcasters Caine1 - Caine2 - Caine3 - Constance - Darius - Haley1 - Haley2 - Haley3 - Jakes2 - Kraye - Maddox - Nemo1 - Nemo2 - Nemo3 - Sloan - Stryker1 - Stryker2 - Stryker3 - Siege1 - Siege2 - Sturgis1
Warcaster attachments Squire (Cygnar) - Madelyn Corbeau (Merc) - Reinholdt (Merc) - Wyshnalyrr (Merc)
Other Warjack Controllers

"Junior" Warcasters: Caine0 - Jakes1 - Journeyman - T. Warcaster Lieutenant
'Jack Marshals: Runewood - Strangewayes - Anson Hitch - Stormblade Captain - T. Master Gunner - Gun Mage CA - Stormblade CA - Sword Knights CA

Light Charger - Firefly - Grenadier - Hunter - Lancer - Minuteman - Sentinel
Ace - Thorn
Heavy Avenger - Centurion - Cyclone - Defender - Hammersmith - Ironclad - Reliant - Stormclad
Brickhouse - Dynamo - Gallant - Ol' Rowdy - Thunderhead - Triumph
Colossal Stormwall - Hurricane
Units, Solos, Battle Engines, & Structures
Units

Arcane Tempest Gun Mages - Black 13th Gun Mage Strike Team - Field Mechaniks - Legion of Lost Souls - Long Gunner Infantry - OoI Resolutes - OoI Vigilants - Precursor Knights - Rangers - Silver Line Stormguard - Storm Lances - Stormblades - Stormguard - Stormsmith Grenadiers - Storm Tower - Sword Knights - Tempest Blazers - Tr Cannon Crew - Tr Chain Gun Crew - Tr Commandos - Tr Express Team - Tr Long Gunners - Tr Infantry - Tr Mechaniks
Special CA : Captain Jonas Murdoch (Mercenary unit) - Special WA: Morrowan Battle Priest (any unit)

Solos

Arcane Tempest Rifleman - Archduke Runewood - Captain Arlan Strangewayes - Captain Maxwell Finn - Commander Anson Hitch - Grand Master Gabriel Throne - Glyn Cormier, Illuminated One - Gun Mage Captain Adept - Journeyman Lieutenant Allister Caine - Journeyman Warcaster - Harlan Versh, Illuminated One - Lieutenant Allison Jakes - Lieutenant Bastian Falk - Lieutenant Gwen Keller - Major Katherine Laddermore - Major Harrison Gibbs - Morrowan Archon - Savio Montero Acosta - Sir Dreyfus the Storm Knight - Squire - Stormblade Captain - Stormcallers - Tr Buster - Tr Master Gunner - Tr Patrol Dog - Tr Warcaster Lieutenant - Viktor Pendrake

Battle Engines & Structures Storm Strider - Trencher Blockhouse
Theme Forces
Flame in the Darkness - Gravediggers - Heavy Metal - Sons of the Tempest - Storm Division
Mercenaries
Refer to Who Works for Whom and/or Category: Cygnar Mercenary
This index was last updated: 2019.07

Rules Clarifications

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Rules Clarification : Knockdown     (Edit)

  • Knockdown (Edit) - Remember, knockdown only prevents what it says it does. Refer to the Knockdown page for a recap of what a model can/can't do.
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Rules Clarification : Advance Deployment     (Edit)

  • If you attach a WA or CA to this unit, and the attachment doesn't have Advance Deployment, then they all get to Advance Deploy anyway. (Locked Thread)
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Rules Clarification : Pathfinder     (Edit)

Rules Clarification : Tough - None yet. (Edit)
Rules Clarification : Annoyance - None yet. (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Dodge     (Edit)

  • Dodge triggers after any missed attack - melee, ranged, or magic.
  • An enemy model with 2" melee range that is B2B with you before you Dodge, will be exactly 2" away afterwards, and thus will be able to attempt a 2nd melee attack.
  • If you're missed by an AOE attack, but it doesn't deviate very far and still hits you then: Dodge still triggers, but the AOE does damage before you get the Dodge movement. (Infernal Ruling)
  • Dodge plus Riposte (Edit)
    • If a model has both Dodge and Riposte, you can choose whether to dodge or riposte first. Appendix A Step 13 applies here, because the controller of the model being attacked is not the active player.

Rules Clarification : Foxhole Buddy - None yet. (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Leadership     (Edit)

  • If you have two Leaders handing out the same buff, then sometimes they stack (Bronzeback) and sometimes they don't (Exemplar Bastion). (Infernal Ruling)
  • See specific models for case-by-case clarifications.

Rules Clarification : Noisy - None yet. (Edit)