Scallywag

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Mercenary Logo.jpg Scallywag

Mercenary Privateer Character Light Warjack

Captain Phinneus Shae has long been fond of the Buccaneer, finding it eminently useful both for labor and fighting. After one of his favorites lost its arm in a scrap, Shae took it to Engines West in Ceryl for repairs and was talked into paying for a complete weapons overhaul, commissioning a pair of axes, one equipped with an integrated cannon. While it took the machine a few weeks to adjust, Scallywag now seems to enjoy blasting enemies with its cannon and only occasionally tries to use either axe as its missing gaff hook.

Basic Info

Scallywag
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Warcaster 0
BASE Medium
SPD 6
STR 8
MAT 7
RAT 6
M.A. N/A
DEF 13
ARM 16
CMD N/A
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FOCUS N/A
FURY N/A
THRS N/A
HP 26
F. Field N/A
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FA C
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COST 9
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Warcaster 1
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Understanding
the Statblock

Warjack - All warjacks share the same set of special rules. Most notably being big and stompy. Click here for a newbie-friendly recap, or click here for the full rules.

Abilities

  • Amphibious symbol.jpg Amphibious
  • Construct symbol.jpg Construct
  • Parry symbol.jpg Parry
  • Bond [ Shae ] - If this model begins the game in Shae's battlegroup, it is bonded to them. This model is not considered to be bonded while under your opponent's control. While this model is bonded to Shae and in their control range, Scallywag gains Extended Control Range. (Extended Control Range - When checking to see if a model with Extended Control Range is in its controller's control range, double the range.)
  • Bounding Leap - Once per activation, after making a full advance as its Normal Movement but before performing its Combat Action, this model can spend 1 focus point to be placed completely within 5" of its current location.
  • Gang Fighter - When making a melee attack targeting an enemy model in the melee range of another friendly Faction warrior model, this model gains +2 to melee attack and melee damage rolls.
  • Overtake - When this model destroys one or more enemy models with a basic melee attack during its Combat Action, after the attack is resolved it can immediately advance up to 1".
  • Point-Blank - During its activation, this model can make melee attacks with its ranged weapon, with a melee range of 0.5". Do not add this model's STR to damage rolls with ranged weapons. Charge attacks made with ranged weapons are not boosted.

Weapons

Axe-Cannon
Gun icon.jpg  RNG   ROF   AOE   POW   LOCATION 
10 1 - 12 Left
Axe Blade
Sword icon.jpg  RNG   POW   P+S   LOCATION 
1 4 12 Left
Battle Axe
Sword icon.jpg  RNG   POW   P+S   LOCATION 
1 4 12 Right

Theme Forces

Thoughts on the Scallywag

Scallywag in a nutshell

Scallywag is Shae's new character 'jack, but he is available to the entire charter. He is a light 'jack with all sorts of cool tricks. He brings a pretty wide-array of decent weapons for his size. Parry, Bounding Leap, and Overtake means he can pretty much go where he wants to. He will not survive much incoming hate, so you should play him on the wings picking off solos and ambushers if you want him to last.

He draws a lot of comparison to the Freebooter another fast Warjack that has to meet certain conditions to crack armour. He has a few extra bells and whistles in the form of a gun, leap, parry and overtake, but his weaker defensive stats (+1 Def, -2 Arm & -4 HP) mean you really need to have a plan for him or he will be wrecked that much easier.

Combos & Synergies

  • Shae, naturally, as it can go in deep without worrying about not being in CTRL range. He also gets free charges and a feat that adds to his assassination range (14 inch charge or 16 inch walk with bounding leap)
  • Rahera with manifest destiny and gang fighter Scallywag can trade above his points cost.

Talion Combos

Anyone can take him in The Talion Charter which opens up a few more combos:

  • Though it is counterintuitive, if you marshal Scallywag with Dirty Meg in Talion under Shae, he can use the Crush bonus on top of Gang Fighter and benefit from a free charge via Coup De Main making him quite punchy for a light (MAT 9, P+S 16 and four attacks before spending focus when you include Crush and Gang Fighter).
  • Use a Powder Monkey or several for the focus.
  • If you are going for a bounding leap assassination, Hawk can run in 14" with impunity beforehand and apply the Gang Fighter bonus.
  • a Swamp Gobber River Raider can shoot your intended target, place itself in a way not to block Scallywag’s charge lane/landing zone and if it hits with its weapon it may just provide an additional DEF debuff.

Vengeance of Dhunia Combos

Oddly enough Scallywag can be taken in Vengeance of Dhunia in only one specific instance: If he's marshalled by Raluk Moorclaw. Scally will turn friendly faction to the rest of your list and benefit from drives.

  • Specifically, Raluk will grant Scally Assault, letting it take a POW 12 shot every time it charges, which is neat, under Crush! it gains an extra attack and +2 damage to melee attack rolls, too.
  • Pyre Troll or Slag Troll - Your resident damage buff, which also affects Point Blank attacks.
  • Krielstone - +1 STR and +2 ARM makes him hit above his weight class and take a surprising amount of punch for a light war jack.
  • Grissel1 - Boundless Charge hands out a free charge, which is very important for marshalled jacks and Calamity is always great.
  • Kolgrimma's Hunter's Mark is the only other way to give Scally a free charge.

Drawbacks & Downsides

  • With Gangfighter it hits at effective P+S 14 in melee and has three attacks, which is impressive... for a light jack. It will still fail to crack most heavily armored targets.
  • It can be difficult to get warrior models in to spots where the Scallywag can actually benefit from Gangfighter. It can be difficult to both make full use of Overtake & full use of Gangfighter.
  • If you get him stuck between enemy models the enemy will easily be able to get rid of him during their turn. It's defensive profile is not great.

Tricks & Tips

  • Thanks to Point Blank it has three initial melee attacks it can use to Overtake its way through enemy infantry.
  • Use Bounding Leap to get into the back arcs of things.

Other

Trivia

  • Released at Adepticon (2019.03)
  • In the lore it has the same chassis as the Buccaneer & Swashbuckler. They are sold as separate kits, but the torso & legs are the same for each.

Who can control this warjack?

The standard way to include a Mercenary warjack in your army is to put it under the control of one of these models. So first you need to figure out which of these models will work for your Faction.

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

Note: Other restrictions may apply (such as 'Jack Marshals can't control Colossals).

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 - Flubbin2 & Dreyfus2 - 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 - Malvin2 - Master Gunner Dougal MacNaile - Orin Midwinter, Rogue Inquisitor - Princess Delores Graciela - 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 - Tubbin - Underboss Vizkoya - Viktor Pendrake - Weird Wendell - Widget1 - Widget2 - Wrong Eye & Snapjaw

Battle Engines

Hammerfall Siege Crawler - Nemo4

Independent Warjack

Malvin1 & Mayhem1

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: 2021.11

Rules Clarifications

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Rules Clarification : Warjack      (Edit)

  • The Cortex/Induction core rule means a warjack cannot have more than 3 focus at any time (maybe 4 if they're really special).
    • Many abilities give out focus and don't state an upper limit (such as Convection and Empower). Despite not stating an upper limit, they are always "hard-limited" by the core rule.
    • A warjack can have more than 3 focus during a turn, though. For instance, a knocked down warjack can Power Up and be Allocated 2 focus, then spend 1 to shake knockdown, then another model could Empower it back up to 3.
  • Warjacks cannot spend focus outside of their activation. For instance, they can't boost free strikes or trigger Powerful Attack on Broadsides. (Infernal Ruling)

Inert warjacks

  • Abilities that say they cannot be used if the model is stationary (such as Shield Guard) cannot be used while a warjack is inert, either. Refer "Warcaster Destruction", page 59 of the core rulebook.

Rules Clarification : Amphibious - None yet. (Edit)
Rules Clarification : Construct - None yet. (Edit)
Rules Clarification : Parry - None yet. (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Bond      (Edit)

  • Bonds are ineffective while the model is under your opponent's control. Refer the core rulebook.
  • Bonds & Themes
    • If a warjack/warbeast with a bond is in that caster's battlegroup, they can be taken in any theme force. Refer the core rulebook.
    • This is true even if the caster isn't a full warcaster or warlock (this interaction changed as of 2018.06).

Rules Clarification : Extended Control Range and/or Long Leash - None yet. (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Bounding Leap and/or Jump and/or Leap     (Edit)

  • You cannot use this ability if you forfeit your movement, because "After making a full advance" is a conditional requirement. (Infernal Ruling)
  • You can only use this ability after a full advance, which means you can't do it after a Slam, Trample, or Charge.
  • You can use "At any time" abilities between completing your move and doing the Jump/Leap. (Infernal Ruling)
  • Jumps & Leaps are a "placement". They do not trigger free strikes, and you can even jump over solid buildings of infinite height.
  • If you cannot advance more than 0" (for example suffering from Shadow Bind) then you can Jump/Leap. Making an advance of 0" is sufficient to trigger Jump/Leap.
  • Jump only
    You cannot use Jump if you are suffering "any effect which prevents charging". So...
    • If you forfeit your Normal Movement, you cannot Jump. (For the same reason as given above.)
    • If you forfeit your Combat Action, you cannot Jump. (Infernal Ruling)
    • If you "cannot make attacks" (such as with Morvahna1's feat), you cannot charge, therefore cannot Jump. (Locked Thread)
  • Unit with Jump
    • Complete all the models' Normal Movement before starting any Jumps. Then do all Jumps (that you can do and/or want to do) before starting any Combat Actions. (Infernal Ruling)
    • Models in a unit can Jump even if they don't receive a Press Forward order (failing to be told to charge is not the same as being prevented from charging). (Infernal Ruling)
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Rules Clarification : Gang and/or Gang Fighter and/or Tag Team and/or Team Effort     (Edit)

  • You can gain the Gang bonus on free strikes, but generally only the first "Ganger" will get it.
For example, if a target is engaged by two models with Gang, when it leaves the melee range of the first Ganger it suffers a free strike with the Gang bonus. Then it leaves the melee range of the second and suffers a normal free strike.
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Rules Clarification : Swift Hunter and/or Overtake     (Edit)

  • The free move must be resolved before other abilities that involve attacks (such as Quick Work or Berserk). Refer Step 12 vs 14 in Appendix A.
  • This ability does not trigger off special attacks, only basic ones.
  • An important difference:
    • Swift Hunter can be triggered by any attack, including out-of-activation attacks.
    • Overtake only works on attacks during your Combat Action. Even stuff like Impact Attacks won't trigger it.
  • If you make a free strike during your Combat Action (for instance the enemy used a special rule to move during your Combat Action) you can trigger Overtake on that free strike. It still counts as being during your Combat Action. (Infernal Ruling)
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Rules Clarification : Point-Blank      (Edit)

  • Number of attacks
    • Point-Blank gives you an extra initial melee attack (even though, RAW, it doesn't meet the criteria). (Infernal Ruling)
    • If you can make additional melee attacks, these can be Point-Blank attacks regardless of the weapon's ROF. (Locked Thread)
    • If you have the option of choosing between ranged or melee attacks (for instance you combined Point-Blank with Gunfighter), then you need to declare whether you're making melee or ranged attacks this activation, then declare the weapon and the target. (Infernal Ruling)
  • AOE
    • Point-Blank AOEs work just fine, because the AOE template isn't tied to the range.
    • You make a melee attack roll then if you hit you centre the AOE template, or you miss and deviate the AOE template (it can only deviate 0.25").
    • If you have a buff to melee damage rolls (such as Flaming Fists) then it will affect the blast damage rolls too.
  • Sprays
    • Point-Blank sprays don't really work. The spray template is intrinsically linked to the attack's range, and Point-Blank overwrites the range.
    • You still get one attack tho - you make the melee attack roll, then go straight to the melee damage roll. You never put the spray template down.
  • Other
    • Since Point-Blank only works during your activation, you can't use it on free strikes or other out-of-activation melee attacks.
  • Gunfighter vs Point Blank (Edit)
    • If a model has both Gunfighter and Point Blank, then you should declare whether you're using it as a ranged attack or melee attack whenever you shoot the gun. Because that can limit what other initial/additional attacks you can make. (Infernal Ruling)
    • These two abilities are subtly different, but it's an important difference.
    • Gunfighter allows you to make ranged attacks while in melee.
    • Point blank allows you to make melee attacks with your ranged weapon.
      • Since you can't make both ranged and melee attacks in the same turn, a Gunfighter model has a choice of either initial melee attack(s) or initial ranged attack(s). (unless it has Virtuoso or something).
      • Whereas a Point Blank model chooses to make initial melee attacks, and then gets to make attacks with both weapons.
    • Furthermore, the types of bonuses, penalties, and special effects you (or your opponent) can trigger will change dramatically:
      • Any buffs/triggers on ranged attacks (such as Evasive, Shield Guard, Deadeye, etc) will affect Gunfighter attacks, but not Point Blank attacks.
      • Any buffs/triggers on melee attacks (such as Battle Lust, Riposte etc) will affect Point Blank attacks, but not Gunfighter attacks.