Rangers

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Cygnar Logo.jpg Rangers

Cygnar Unit

Cunning and resourceful, Rangers are elite troops trained to blend into the terrain and mark enemy targets for Cygnaran gunners. Equipped with an array of signal gear and detailed maps, Rangers can blaze trails for friendly units and even bring them into the battle far behind the enemy’s lines.

Basic Info

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Special Order Model
This model is no longer available through normal US distributors (as of 2018.04). Instead your local game store needs to order it through PP's Special Order Service. More info is available at PP Retailer Support As of 2019.09, PP have removed the SOS info from the Retailer Support website.

International distributors can still access the entire catalog of models.

See also the Official Press Release and/or Category: Special Order Model.

Rangers
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Warcaster 0
BASE Small
SPD 7
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MAT 5
RAT 6
M.A. N/A
DEF 14
ARM 11
CMD 8
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FOCUS N/A
FURY N/A
THRS N/A
HP 1
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UNIT SIZE 6
COST 9
1.5 each
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FA 2
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Warcaster 1
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Understanding
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Abilities

  • Advance Deployment - Models with advance deployment are placed after normal deployment and may be placed up to 6" further forward.
  • Pathfinder - This model treats rough terrain as open terrain while advancing. While charging, slam power attacking, or trample power attacking, this model does not stop its movement when it contacts an obstacle.
  • Mark Target - Other friendly Faction models gain +2 to ranged attack rolls if they target an enemy within 5" of this model and in its LOS. If the model with Mark Target is a member of a unit, it must be in formation to grant this bonus.
  • Prowl - While this model has concealment, it gains stealth.

Weapons

  • Military Rifle - 10" range, POW 11 gun.
  • Knife - 0.5" reach, P+S 7 melee weapon

Theme Forces

Thoughts on Rangers

Rangers in a nutshell

Competent fighters who buff the accuracy of other models in the army. They're also fast enough to surprise the enemy and jam them thanks to their good DEF.

Combos & Synergies

Rangers currently can be fielded into 3 theme forces. Their usefulness heavily depends on the rest of your army composition.

Regardless of themes, they're great for helping assassination runs with whatever caster you like. Prime candidates are Caine2, Sloan, or Magnus1 with his Obliterator-equipped Renegades.

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This theme is full of with innate RAT buff. Since Trencher Infantry and Trencher Long Gunners have CRA, Express Team sharpshooters gain boosted attack rolls, Commandos have their minifeat plus sprays and all the Trenchers can enjoy Finn's Veteran Leader bubble, it is usually not a problem to hit elusive targets. However, DEF14+ targets are rarely over-armored, so a 3-4 man CRA might be overkill, and could be spent on heavier targets with less impressive DEF. If you expect a lot of high-DEF targets (Winter Guard infantry spam under Sorcha1's Fog of War, etc), Rangers can eliminate the need for CRA, increasing your damage dealing capabilities.
  • Triumph - Since the Rapid Fire shot happens outside its activation, you cannot boost the hit roll. Having a Ranger nearby basically gives you an aiming bonus, and an effective RAT9.
  • Siege1 - His Ground Ponder rocket is a favored tool for dealing damage, as it ignores a whole lot of defensive measures, yet can't benefit from aiming. Get a Ranger near your target, and you can hit much more reliably with RAT8.

{{Header|The Kingmaker's Army Trencher Infantry and Long Gunners are popular in this theme too, but apart of them, this list is rarely as range-focused as the Cygnarian Trencher theme. Steelhead Halberdiers are very popular here, and they obviously need no ranged support.

  • MacBain - Between Countermeasures and Prowl, Rangers can be downright annoying.
  • Galleon - This expensive colossal appreciates every bit of buff for its RAT.

    Llaelese Resistance    
On paper they're great in this theme, but unfortunately they use up 50% of your Cygnar unit allowance (you can bring only 2 Cygnar units into this theme). Usually you want something with more staying power, like Trencher Infantry (too good for Merc players to pass up), paired with something heavy hitting, like Storm Lances.

  • Thorn Gun Mages - Though their RAT is good, a bit of help makes their attack all the more dangerous (and that includes their Gunfighter shots too).
  • Crosse2 - This gunslinger warcaster gets a lot of work done through his gun - obviously, he likes RAT buffs.

Drawbacks & Downsides

  • They're a special order model.
  • They die to blasts and pretty much anything that can bypass their high DEF.

Tricks & Tips

  • A ranger model has to be in formation to make use of Mark Target. Although you can't just run any single trooper out to mark an enemy, you can send the leader instead (since the leader is always in formation). You won't mind if the leader dies since the field promotion should put the rest of the unit back into formation.
  • They buff each other's RAT. Get the unit in close to another unit, and you can fire at RAT 8 at point blank range.

Other

Trivia

Other Cygnar models

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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

Rules Clarification : Advance Deployment - None yet. (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Pathfinder      (Edit)

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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      (Edit)

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

  • "Automatically missing" is not the same as "cannot be hit by".
  • For instance, a stealth model can still be the target of an AOE attack and although it auto-misses, if the AOE deviates onto them they will get damaged.