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Mercenary Logo.jpg Stonecold Black Bella

Mercenary Thamarite Privateer Character Solo

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Spoilers only
The only information released about this model is spoilers (so far).

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Boxed Set
Black Bella2 comes in a Riot Quest starter set, alongside 4 other solos: Boomhowler3, Yssylla, Yuri2, and Shivers.

At the time of writing (2020.07) they are not available for individual purchase.

Basic Info

Black Bella
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Warcaster 0
BASE Small
SPD 6
STR 6
MAT 7
RAT 6
M.A. N/A
DEF 15
ARM 12
CMD N/A
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FOCUS N/A
FURY N/A
THRS N/A
HP 5
F. Field N/A
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UNIT SIZE N/A
COST 5
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Warcaster 1
COST N/A
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Understanding
the Statblock
  • Riot Quest - Although this model has rules which allow it to be played in Warmachine and Hordes, it was primarily designed for the Riot Quest game. RQ is set in an alternate and/or future timeline where the Infernals won the war. Some of the RQ models have a deliberately goofy aesthetic.
  • Mercenary - This model will work for Crucible Guard, Cryx, Cygnar, Khador, and the Protectorate.

Abilities

  • Call to Sacrifice [ Sea Dog ] - If this model is disabled by an enemy attack, you can choose a non-disabled friendly Sea Dog model within 5" of this model to be destroyed. If another model is destroyed as a result of Call to Sacrifice, remove 1 damage point from this model.
  • Dual Attack - This model can make melee and ranged attacks in the same activation. When this model makes its initial melee attacks or a power attack, it can also make its initial ranged attacks. This model can make ranged attacks even while in melee.
  • Money is Power - This model can have up to 3 loot tokens at any one time. During its activation, it can spend them to boost attack or damage rolls. This model can boost one roll for each token spent.

Weapons

  • Telescoping Blade - 1" reach (plus Chain Strike), POW 4, P+S 10 melee attack
    • Chain Weapon symbol.jpg Chain Weapon
    • Weapon Master symbol.jpg Weapon Master
    • Blood Reaper - When this model makes an initial attack with this weapon, it makes one melee attack with this weapon against each model in its LOS that is in this weapon’s melee range. Blood Reaper attacks are simultaneous.
    • Chain Strike - This weapon becomes RNG 4 during this model's activation.
  • Frostwing - 12" range, POW 12 ranged attack

Theme Forces

  • Other Factions
    • Mercenary models can be hired by other Factions. Normally those Factions' themes will have a limit on how many models they can hire. Refer to #Other Theme Forces, below.
    • Aside from that, there are a few themes that will change what Faction this model counts as (and thus what "friendly Faction only" buffs it can receive). They are:


Thoughts on Black Bella

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New model - This article is a Work In Progress
This model has only recently been released/spoilered, and the content in the "Thoughts On" section is based more on theory-machine than actual gameplay experience.

Please don't delete this warning unless you (1) have played several games with the final rules (games with CID rules don't really count) and (2) you've reviewed this article and it mostly(★) matches your experiences.

(★) Bearing in mind that other editors may make suggestions you don't think are the "best" but that doesn't make them "wrong". Don't delete stuff just because you disagree with it, please.
See also Category: Recent Release and Category: Recent Change.

Black Bella in a nutshell

She's a combat solo with a boosting ability. She sits back plinking dudes and earning loot until she has a chance to charge a good target, then gets stuck in and threshers everything to death.

Combos & Synergies

Non-casters

Casters

  • Captain Allison Jakes - In Flames in the Darkness Black Bella becomes a Cygnar model, so she can feat on her. Blood Reaper, 4" range, and E-Leaps can turn entire infantry lines to dust. She is also a perfect target for Bullet Dodger, thanks to her Duelist and Ripose.
  • Zerkova1 has clouds that also apply -2 to enemy attack rolls, stacking well with Duelist and Riposte.
  • She is one of the better throw-away targets for Shae's Storm Rager spell, turning her into a fearsome missile.
  • Rahera's black spot spell allows her to earn multiple loot tokens with hear owl before she goes in to spend them all on threshers. The DEF debuff Blackspot provides also helps her puny RAT of 6.
  • Stryker1 or Ossrum offer Snipe so the owl can pilfer loot at RNG 16".
  • Crosse2 - Ghost Walk is pretty neat on her. With Run & Gun you can also back up after you killed something with the owl, Meaning you can potentially cheat out another turn with her after you committed her into melee, as Run & Gun occurs at the end of your activation.

Drawbacks & Downsides

  • She's dependant on Sea Dogs to stay alive, else she dies to blast damage like any other low ARM solo.
  • Anything that RFPs before disabled (such as Consume) or prevents models removing damage (such as Entropic Force) will negate Call to Sacrifice.
  • RAT 6 and only a single shot per turn means she might have trouble amassing loot.
  • Blood Reaper is not optional. With a 4" reach she can be a real danger to your own troops once battlelines get mixed up.

Tricks & Tips

  • In Talion Charter under Storm Rager and with Sea Dogs to sacrifice into she is easy to deliver.
  • She is slightly less easy to deliver under Crosse2 in Hearts of Darkness as blast damage is still a major threat, but she does have assess to the Umbral Guardian.
  • With DEF 17 in melee don’t be too afraid to run her into combat with low MAT enemy models, then run away next turn to get to your "real" target.
  • She can charge in, use Dual Attack to shoot something (it doesn't even have to be something in the melee), then make her charge-thresh with one loot token up her sleeve.


Other

Trivia

  • Spoiled July 2020

Other Theme Forces

Crucible Guard (Edit)

Cryx (Edit)

Cygnar (Edit)

Khador (Edit)

Protectorate of Menoth (Edit)

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 - 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

Alexia, Mistress of the Witchfire (2) - Alexia, The Undying (3) - Alten Ashley - Anastasia Di Bray - Balthazar Bamfist - Black Bella1 - Black Bella2 - Bloody Bradigan - Boomhowler, Solo Artist - Bosun Grogspar - Brun Cragback & Lug - Captain Crawtooth - Colbie Sterling, Captain of the BRI - Dahlia Hallyr & Skarath - Dez - Dirty Meg - Doc Killingsworth - Doctor Stygius - Eilish Garrity, the Occultist - Eiryss, Mage Hunter of Ios (1) - Eiryss, Angel of Retribution (2) - Eiryss, Fortune Hunter of Ios (4) - First Mate Hawk - Flubbin - Flugwug the Filcher - Gastone Crosse - Glyn Cormier, Illuminated One - Gorman di Wulfe, Rogue Alchemist (1) - Gorman the Mad (2) - Grand Master Gabriel Throne - Gubbin - Gudrun the Wanderer - 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 - Master Gunner Dougal MacNaile - Orin Midwinter, Rogue Inquisitor - 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 - Viktor Pendrake - Weird Wendell - Widget, Tinker Extraordinaire - Wrong Eye & Snapjaw

Battle Engines

Hammerfall Siege Crawler - Nemo4

Independent Warjack

Malvin & Mayhem

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: 2020.07

Rules Clarifications

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

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Rules Clarification : Killing Spree and/or Hornet's Nest     (Edit)

  • Attack-Generating Abilities (Edit)
    • From the core rulebook: When a model is granted more attacks as a result of an attack it made, it gains only one. If two or more special rules would grant the model another attack as a result of making an attack, its controlling player chooses which special rule to apply.
    • If you trigger two attack-generating abilities (such as Black Spot and Kill Shot) you choose to resolve one and "lose" the other (unless you trigger it again later).
    • If you trigger two attack-generating abilities, and one of them is compulsory (such as Black Spot and Berserk), you must choose to resolve the compulsory one. (Infernal Ruling)
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Rules Clarification : Riposte      (Edit)

  • You can't resolve Riposte from a free strike because, by definition, the attacker is in your rear arc and thus you can't target them.
  • 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 : Weapon Master - None yet. (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Powerful Charge  and/or Brutal Charge     (Edit)

  • If you declare a charge but move less than 3", then the attack doesn't count as a "Charge Attack" and you won't get the bonus.