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As of SR2107, Anastasia's value in any mercenary army skyrocketed. At only 3 points she is an absolute steal that can be fitted into most armies as a point filler. Her value is two fold: Firstly she improves your chances of going first, which she does passively by just being in your list. Secondly, she ambushes and run up to a distant flag or zone to contest or score. Occasionally, she will backstab something with a throwing knife, and even rarer are the cases where Espionage goes off and sets you up for winning. But that doesn't matter. You take her for the +1 to your starting roll and for contesting, and if she does that and eventually dies to a spell or bullet that did not kill something more important instead it was 3 points well spent.
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As of SR2107, Anastasia's value in any mercenary army skyrocketed. At only 3 points she is an absolute steal that can be fit into most armies as a point filler. Her value is two fold: Firstly she improves your chances of going first, which she does passively by just being in your list. In Irregulars, this is even rerollable. Secondly, she ambushes and runs up to a distant flag or zone to contest or score. Occasionally, she will backstab something valuable., Even rarer are the cases where Espionage goes off and wins you the game. It's not often but it happens.  
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You take her for the +1 to your starting roll and for contesting, and if she does that and eventually dies to a spell or bullet that did not kill something more important instead it was 3 points well spent.
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Many players consider her auto-include in any of the three merc themes she works for.
  
 
===Combos and Synergies===
 
===Combos and Synergies===
 
* Anyone with [[Telekinesis]] or who can otherwise speed her up, increases her reliability and usefulness.
 
* Anyone with [[Telekinesis]] or who can otherwise speed her up, increases her reliability and usefulness.
 
* [[Espionage]] clearly aids other units, and is discussed in tips and tricks below.
 
* [[Espionage]] clearly aids other units, and is discussed in tips and tricks below.
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* A [[Swabber]] is a Girded Shield guard that can help deliver her for Espionage.
  
 
===Drawbacks & Downsides===
 
===Drawbacks & Downsides===
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===Tricks & Tips===
 
===Tricks & Tips===
 
* [[Ambush]] - just the threat of this sometimes can help control the board There will be times however it will seem to have little benefit.  
 
* [[Ambush]] - just the threat of this sometimes can help control the board There will be times however it will seem to have little benefit.  
* [[Espionage]] requires your opponent to let it happen. It's so difficult to pull off that you've probably already won the game if you manage it.
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* [[Espionage]] requires your opponent to let it happen. It's so difficult to pull off that you've probably already won the game if you manage it. Though sometimes folks are careless.
 
* [[Intelligence]] If nothing else she is giving you better odds on the starting roll. So don't worry overly if she dies and does nothing but stop a bullet.
 
* [[Intelligence]] If nothing else she is giving you better odds on the starting roll. So don't worry overly if she dies and does nothing but stop a bullet.
 
* Scenario - spd7, parry, stealth, and ambush is a great toolkit for contesting wide zones. She's also good at killing flag-holding solos on Spread the Net and taking the flag herself.
 
* Scenario - spd7, parry, stealth, and ambush is a great toolkit for contesting wide zones. She's also good at killing flag-holding solos on Spread the Net and taking the flag herself.

Revision as of 06:00, 16 August 2019

Mercenary Logo.jpg Anastasia di Bray

Mercenary Llaelese Character Solo

Spy Mistress extraordinaire

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.

Anastasia di Bray
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Understanding
the Statblock

Abilities

  • Ambush - You can choose not to deploy a model/unit with Ambush 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 this model/all models in the unit with Ambush in formation completely within 3" of the chosen table edge.
  • Backstab - This model gains an additional die to hit and damage rolls when it attacks from the target's back arc.
  • Espionage (★ Action) - RNG 5. Target enemy warcaster or warlock. If the warcaster or warlock is in range, friendly models/units in this model's command range can immediately make a full advance.
  • Parry symbol.jpg Parry
  • Pathfinder symbol.jpg Pathfinder
  • Stealth symbol.jpg Stealth
  • Intelligence - You gain +1 to the starting roll determining the order of deployment and play.

Weapons

  • Throwing Knives - 6" range, POW 7 ranged weapon.
    • Thrown - Apply any modifiers to this model's STR to the POW of this weapon.
  • Sword - 0.5" reach, P+S 8 melee weapon.

Theme Forces

  • Other Factions
    • Hearts of Darkness. This model/unit can only go in this theme if Crosse2 is leading the army. It becomes an Infernal model/unit in this theme.
    • As a mercenary model/unit, it can also be hired out to a bunch of other Faction's themes. Refer to #Other Theme Forces.

Thoughts on Anastasia di Bray

Anastasia di Bray in a nutshell

As of SR2107, Anastasia's value in any mercenary army skyrocketed. At only 3 points she is an absolute steal that can be fit into most armies as a point filler. Her value is two fold: Firstly she improves your chances of going first, which she does passively by just being in your list. In Irregulars, this is even rerollable. Secondly, she ambushes and runs up to a distant flag or zone to contest or score. Occasionally, she will backstab something valuable., Even rarer are the cases where Espionage goes off and wins you the game. It's not often but it happens.

You take her for the +1 to your starting roll and for contesting, and if she does that and eventually dies to a spell or bullet that did not kill something more important instead it was 3 points well spent.

Many players consider her auto-include in any of the three merc themes she works for.

Combos and Synergies

  • Anyone with Telekinesis or who can otherwise speed her up, increases her reliability and usefulness.
  • Espionage clearly aids other units, and is discussed in tips and tricks below.
  • A Swabber is a Girded Shield guard that can help deliver her for Espionage.

Drawbacks & Downsides

  • She's a special order model.
  • As more of a solo support piece her combat ability is very limited. She may knock off a support model or two herself behind enemy lines if she doesn't do much else.
  • While her DEF is reasonable, if almost anything does hits her, she will probably die, even blast damage will likely remove all her boxes.

Tricks & Tips

  • Ambush - just the threat of this sometimes can help control the board There will be times however it will seem to have little benefit.
  • Espionage requires your opponent to let it happen. It's so difficult to pull off that you've probably already won the game if you manage it. Though sometimes folks are careless.
  • Intelligence If nothing else she is giving you better odds on the starting roll. So don't worry overly if she dies and does nothing but stop a bullet.
  • Scenario - spd7, parry, stealth, and ambush is a great toolkit for contesting wide zones. She's also good at killing flag-holding solos on Spread the Net and taking the flag herself.

Other

Trivia

  • Released in Warmachine: Legends (2008)
  • She is part of the Llaelese Resistance Council, which is reflected in the factions she works for: Cygnar, the Golden Crucible and the Northern Crusade of the Protectorate are all allies to the Resistance.

Other Theme Forces

Cygnar (Edit)

Protectorate of Menoth (Edit)

Crucible Guard (Edit)

Other Mercenary models

Mercenary Logo.jpg       Mercenary Index       (Edit)
Mercenary 'Jack Controllers (Human) (Edit)
Warcasters

Ashlynn1 - Aurora2 - Blaize - Caine3 - Crosse2 - Damiano - Fiona - Macbain - Magnus1 - Magnus2 - Montador - Rahera - Shae

Non-Casters "Junior Warcaster" Crosse1 'Jack Marshal

Colbie Sterling - Dirty Meg - MacHorne1 - MacHorne2 - Raluk Moorclaw - Rutger Shaw -

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 Madelyn Corbeau - Reinholdt - Wyshnalyrr
Lesser Warlocks Rorsh & Brine (Farrow) - Wrong Eye & Snapjaw (Gatorman)
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 - 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

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 Bella, Duchess of Dread - 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 - Eilish Garrity, the Occultist - Eiryss, Mage Hunter of Ios (1) - Eiryss, Angel of Retribution (2) - Eiryss, Fortune Hunter of Ios (4) - First Mate Hawk - 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 - Sergeant Nicolas Verendrye - Stannis Brocker - Taryn Di La Rovissi, Llaelese Gun Mage - Thor Steinhammer - Viktor Pendrake - Widget, Tinker Extraordinaire - Wrong Eye & Snapjaw

Battle Engines Hammerfall Siege Crawler
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: 2019.09

Rules Clarifications

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Rules Clarification : Thrown     (Edit)

  • You do not add the model's base STR to the thrown spear, just modifiers. The base STR is already included in the POW of the weapon. (Locked thread)
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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 Prey:
    • If a model/unit is going to use Ambush, it needs to be declared before either player begins deploying models. (Infernal Ruling)
    • If both players have Ambushing models, then it goes: Pick Sides, Player 1 chooses whether or not to use Ambush, then Player 2 chooses whether or not to Ambush, then Player 1 begins 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 : Backstab     (Edit)

  • Backstab always applies on a free strike, because free strikes are always in the back arc. (Infernal Ruling)
  • Backstab applies to magic and ranged attacks, too.
  • For a caster with Backstab that uses an arc node to attack their target: Backstab doesn't care about the point of origin of the attack, and does not interact with Arc Nodes at all.
In other words, if your arc node is in the target's back arc & but the caster is not, then Backstab doesn't apply. And vice versa, if your arc node is in the front arc & you're in the back arc, then Backstab will apply.
  • Models with Circular Vision aren't immune to Backstab. They still have a back arc, and backstabbers can stand in it.
  • Steamroller objectives have facings, and can be backstabbed. (Infernal Ruling)
    • Before the game starts you should discuss with your opponent the facing of the objective.
    • In Steamroller 2017, objectives face towards the opposing deployment zone.
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Rules Clarification : Espionage     (Edit)

  • Since it says "model/unit", only one trooper needs to be in her CMD range for the entire unit to get the free move.
  • If it's an enemy warcaster unit, you need to target the actual warcaster. It won't trigger off the troopers.
  • Anastasia gets a free move from Espionage, too.

Rules Clarification : Parry - None yet. (Edit)

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Rules Clarification : Pathfinder     (Edit)

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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.
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Rules Clarification : Intelligence     (Edit)

  • Whether two instances of Intelligence can stack is being checked. (Infernal Checking)