Pyg Lookouts

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Trollblood Logo.jpg Pyg Lookouts

Trollblood Northkin Unit

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Prime
This model is available in one Prime Army, Storm of the North. It can also be used in the Unlimited game mode. You can view the other Mk3 models that made it into a Legacy Army at this page.

Note that the rest of this page is about the model's Mark III rules.

Pygs make for particularly effective lookouts. The pygs’ natural hardiness and adaptability to the elements lets them stay in the field for an indefinite period. They have keen eyes and can spot approaching forces from a great distance. When battle begins, their size allows them to sneak about at the fringes of conflict and lie in wait unseen.

Basic Info

Pyg Lookouts
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Warcaster 0
BASE Small
SPD 6
STR
MAT 4
RAT 5
M.A. N/A
DEF 13
ARM 12
CMD 7
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FOCUS N/A
FURY N/A
THRS N/A
HP 1 each
F. Field N/A
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FA 2
UNIT SIZE 4 / 6
COST 6 / 9
1.7 each
N/A
N/A
Warcaster 1
COST N/A
N/A
Understanding
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Abilities

  • AD symbol.jpg Advance Deployment
  • Cold Imm symbol.jpg Immunity: Cold
  • Pathfinder symbol.jpg Pathfinder
  • Tough symbol.jpg Tough
  • Ambush - You can choose not to deploy this unit at the start of the game. If it is not deployed normally, you can put it into play at the end of any of your Control Phases after your first turn. When you do, choose any table edge except the back of your opponent's deployment zone. Place all models in the unit in formation completely within 3" of the chosen table edge.
  • Mark Target - While this model is in formation, other friendly Faction models gain +2 to ranged attack rolls against enemy models within 5" of this model and in its LOS.
  • Prowl - While this model has concealment, it gains stealth.

Weapons

  • Military Rifle - 10" range, POW 11 gun
  • Hand Weapon - 0.5" reach, P+S 8 melee weapon

Theme Forces


Thoughts on Pyg Lookouts

Pyg Lookouts in a nutshell

The Pyg Lookouts are forward scouts to warn raiding parties of what is ahead. They're taken for their mobility, ranged attacks, and the Mark Target buff.

They have both ambush and advance deploy, making their deployment options much more interesting, it also means they can get into back arcs very easily, bumping them up to RAT 7.

Combos & Synergies

They are very similar in function to Cygnar rangers and thus are good with any shooty model - and especially the shooty units. (Cygnar's Rangers of course are much better shots).

  • Any model with a gun really digs the to hit buff.
  • Cheap and expendable- use their ambush to set up marked targets.
  • Jarl Skuld and Borka2 give the lookouts stealth via Prowl by granting them concealment.
  • General 'Thunderstone' Brug - can dig the unit in, speed it up, improves their ability to hit and to damage - admittedly he can’t do it all in one turn & he prefers the 10 Pyg options over this small unit. Also they are very likely to be outside of his CMD range, especially if they ambush,
  • Vengeance of Dhunia - like Kriel Company has plenty of ranged models, but it doesn’t have Mark Target as a theme benefit so you get more work from the Lookouts.

Drawbacks & Downsides

  • The lookouts in practice don't do much shooting themselves; RAT 5 is poor and military rifles aren't that great.
  • In the Kriel Company theme all the solos (including Troll Whelps) can mark target, so theiy aren't as obligatory anymore. On the other hand this make you more flexible because you have more sources of mark target (and Lookouts still get work done, outside of it).

Tricks & Tips

  • Individual lookouts will buff each other, but not themselves, which slightly helps their terrible RAT.
  • There's not really any benefit to running more than 4, as you only need 1 to get the bonus.

Other

Trivia

Winter Watch; Minicrate Exclusive.

Other Trollblood models

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Battlegroup & Similar
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Borka1 - Borka2 - Calandra - Gunnbjorn1 - Gunnbjorn2 - Grim1 - Grim2 - Grissel1 - Grissel2 - Doomshaper1 - Doomshaper2 - Doomshaper3 - Horgle2 - Jarl - Kolgrima - Madrak1 - Madrak2 - Madrak3 - Ragnor

Warlock Attachment

Trollkin Runebearer

Lesser Warlocks

Horgle1 - Madrak0

Light warbeasts

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Units, Solos, & Battle Engines
Units

Dannon Blythe & Bull - Boomhowler1 - 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

Boomhowler2 - Boomhowler3 - Braylen Wanderheart, Trollkin Outlaw - Bumbles - Dhunian Archon - Fell Caller Hero - Fennblade Kithkar - General 'Thunderstone' Brug - Horgle1 - Horthol, Long Rider Hero - Janissa Stonetide - Ledfoot & Tredz - Madrak0 - 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 - Vengeance of Dhunia
 
Minions that work for the Trollblooods
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This index was last updated: 2021.10

Rules Clarifications

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Rules Clarification : Advance Deployment      (Edit)

  • Sometimes you can attach a WA or CA that doesn't have AD to a unit that does have AD. If you do, the attachment effectively gains AD and they can all advance deploy together. (Locked Thread)

Rules Clarification : Cold - None yet. (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Pathfinder      (Edit)

Rules Clarification : Tough - None yet. (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Ambush      (Edit)

  • If you attach a WA or CA to this unit, and the attachment doesn't have Ambush, then they all get to Ambush anyway. (Locked Thread)
  • Ambush and Apparition both occur at Step 5 of the Control Phase. However, Ambush specifies the "end" of the Control Phase so you cannot use Apparition on a model that Ambushes. (Infernal Ruling)
  • Declaring Ambush:
    • Choosing whether a unit deploys normally or ambushes needs to happen before deployment.
    So it goes: do the starting roll, Player 2 chooses sides, Player 1 declares Ambushes (if any), then Player 2 declares Ambushes (if any), then Player 1 starts deployment. (Infernal Ruling)
    • If you have both Prey and Ambush, then you declare your Prey target at the normal time (even though the Prey-er isn't currently on the table). (Infernal Ruling)
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Rules Clarification : Mark Target      (Edit)

  • The model with the Mark Target rule needs to have the target in LOS for anyone to benefit. And within 5", of course. (Infernal Ruling)
  • And the model actually making the attack also has to have the target in LOS in order to, you know, target it.
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Rules Clarification : Prowl and/or Just a Tree?     (Edit)

  • Whether you can trigger this ability is a bit awkward;
    • As long as you have concealment you get Stealth ... even if the attacker ignores concealment (such as with Hunter).
    • If you're standing in a cloud, and the attacker "ignores clouds for LOS" (such as Bird's Eye) you get Prowl/Tree.
    • If you're standing in a cloud, and the attacker "ignores clouds completely" (such as Alchemical Mask) you don't get it. (Infernal Ruling)
    • Similar for standing in a forest.
  • If a debuff removes Stealth, Prowl/Tree do not reapply stealth... But this ruling is being rechecked. (Infernal Checking)
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Rules Clarification : Stealth      (Edit)

  • Stealth models are not invisible and you can target them - you'll just auto-miss most of the time.
  • You can target them with a charge.
  • You can target them with an AOE, have it auto-miss and scatter, luckily land on top of them anyway, and that will hit them.