Pummeler Crew

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Trollblood Logo.jpg Pummeler Crew

Trollblood Trollkin Weapon Crew Unit

Thumper and pummeler cannons are the most powerful mobile artillery possessed by the Trollbloods. Originally naval cannons donated to the kriels, thumpers fire devastating cannonballs that punch through walls of enemy fortifications and flatten their warbeasts. The trollkin-designed pummeler instead fires devastating chain shot used for breaking troop formations from a distance, ideal for thinning enemy lines and mowing down anything in its firing arc.

Basic Info

Pummeler Crew
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Gunner / Crew
BASE Large / Medium
SPD 2 / 4
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MAT 5
RAT 5
M.A. N/A
DEF 12
ARM 14
CMD 5
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FOCUS N/A
FURY N/A
THRS N/A
HP 1 each
F. Field N/A
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UNIT SIZE 1 Gunner 2 Grunts
COST 6
N/A
N/A
FA 2
N/A
Warcaster 1
BASE N/A
SPD N/A
STR N/A
MAT N/A
RAT N/A
DEF N/A
ARM N/A
CMD N/A
FOCUS N/A
FURY N/A
THRS N/A
HP N/A
WJP N/A
WBP N/A
UNIT SIZE N/A
COST N/A
FA N/A
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Understanding
the Statblock

Abilities

  • Gunner
    • Officer - This model is the unit commander even if the unit has a Leader model.
    • Tough - When this model is disabled, roll a d6. On a 5 or 6, remove 1 damage point from this model; it is no longer disabled and becomes knocked down. While knocked down this model loses Tough.
    • Mobile Artillery - When this model moves, it gains 1" additional movement for each Grunt nearby.
    • Take Up - If this model is destroyed, you can choose a Grunt in this unit within 1" of it to be destroyed instead. Effects on this model expire, and it gains the effects on the chosen Grunt. Remove the Grunt from the table instead of this model. This model has the same number of unmarked damage boxes as the chosen Grunt.
  • Grunts
    • Tough

Weapons

  • Gunner
    • Pummeler - 16" range, 3" AOE, POW 14 ranged attack
      • Arcing Fire - When attacking with this weapon, this model can ignore intervening models except those within 1" of the target.
      • Bounce - After determining the point of impact, roll deviation for one additional 3" AOE from that point. It can only deviate in directions 1, 2, or 6. A model hit by the additional AOE suffers a POW 10 blast damage roll.
      • High-Explosive - Blast damage caused by this is POW 10.
      • Inaccurate - This model suffers -4 to attack rolls with this weapon.
      • Minimum Range [8"] - Attacks made with this weapon cannot target models within 8" of this model.
    • Axe - 0.5" reach, P+S 10 melee attack
  • Grunts
    • Axe - As above

Theme Forces

Thoughts on Pummeler Crew

Pummeler Crew in a nutshell

The Pummeler Crew is an interesting tweak to the Winter Guard Mortar Crew or the Venator Catapult Crew - instead of putting down one large blast to blow up as much infantry as possible, although with little accuracy, it puts down two small ones. It would be great for gutting infantry swarms - if we saw very many in Mk3

Combos & Synergies

Drawbacks & Downsides

  • It can't hit the broad side of a barn.

Tricks & Tips

  • If you can get them forward and to the flank then a move and shoot approach can sometimes line up enemies, especially shield walls. As long as it doesn't miss..

Other

Trivia

Released near the start of Mk3 (2016.12)

Other Trollblood models

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Battlegroup & Similar
Warlocks Borka1 - Borka2 - Calandra - Gunnbjorn - Grim1 - Grim2 - Grissel1 - Grissel2 - Doomshaper1 - Doomshaper2 - Doomshaper3 - Horgle2 - Jarl - Kolgrima - Madrak1 - Madrak2 - Madrak3 - Ragnor
Warlock attachments Trollkin Runebearer
Lesser Warlock Horgle1
Light warbeasts Ice Troll - Night Troll - Pyre Troll - Slag Troll - Storm Troll - Swamp Troll - Troll Axer - Troll Basher - Troll Bouncer - Troll Impaler - Winter Troll
Heavy warbeasts Dire Troll Blitzer - Dire Troll Bomber - Dire Troll Brawler - Dire Troll Mauler - Earthborn Dire Troll
Dozer & Smigg - Mulg the Ancient - Rök
Gargantuan Glacier King - Mountain King - Sea King
 
Units, Solos, & Battle Engines
Units

Dannon Blythe & Bull - Greygore Boomhowler & Co. (1) - Dhunian Knot - Kriel Warriors - Stone Bearer - NK Bears - NK Fire Eaters - NK Raiders - Pummeler Crew - Pyg Burrowers - Pyg Bushwhackers - Pyg Lookouts - Sons of Bragg - Scattergunners - Thumper Crew - T Champions - T Fennblades - T Highwaymen - T Long Riders - T Runeshapers - T Scouts - T Sluggers - Warders
Special WA: Trollkin Sorcerer

Solos

Boomhowler, Solo Artist (2) - Braylen Wanderheart, Trollkin Outlaw - Dhunian Archon - Fell Caller Hero - Fennblade Kithkar - Horgle Ironstrike (1) - Horthol, Long Rider Hero - Janissa Stonetide - Ledfoot & Tredz - Northkin Shaman - Pyg Tank - Stone Scribe Chronicler - Troll Whelps - Trollkin Champion Hero - Trollkin Skinner Valka Curseborn, Chieftain of the North

Battle Engines Hearthgut Hooch Hauler - War Wagon
 
Theme Forces
Band of Heroes - Kriel Company - Power of Dhunia - Storm of the North
 
Minions that work for the Trollblooods
Refer to Who Works for Whom and/or Category: Trollblood Minion
This index was last updated: 2019.08

Rules Clarifications

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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 : Bounce - None yet. (Edit)
Rules Clarification : High-Explosive - None yet. (Edit)
Rules Clarification : Inaccurate - None yet. (Edit)
Rules Clarification : Minimum Range - None yet. (Edit)


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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)
Rules Clarification : Mobile Artillery - None yet. (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Take Up      (Edit)

  • The model taken off the table is effectively killed by Take Up, not the original attack, so it will stop abilities like Berserk and Killing Spree. (Locked thread)