Cygnar: Arcane Tempest Rifleman Hits the Mark

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There is a new sniper in town. Check out Cygnar’s new super ranged solo!

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What Is It?

This is a brand new solo for Cygnar. It is field allowance 2. It costs 4 points. You can have 2 of these massive range threats on the field.

What does the Arcane Tempest Rifleman do?

The Rifleman has your typical gun mage stats. Defense 14 with no armor to mention. Don’t expect this guy to live through anything that hits him. He has a some really annoying abilities wrapped up into his package:

  • Arcane Precision: He can see stealth if he aims. This isn’t always the greatest ability to talk about, however with the massive range this model it might not be an issue.
  • Marksman: A true sniper, he can choose the column/branch on warjack/warbeast when dealing damage.
  • Reposition 3″: Useful to keep him in safe positions.

His weapon is what makes him the solo to fear!

The Arcane Tempest Rifleman is carrying a RNG 14″ rifle. Like all gun mages he can has magic shots and they are pretty sweet!

When shooting he can choose one of these 3 shots:

  • Deadly Shot: Similar to the widowmaker solo of khador , 3 points and no tough.
  • Snipe: The classic cygnar ability but that is right it makes this guy RNG 18″.
  • Ward Breaker: Blessed, might help vs some blur/quicken targets but I probably not a big deal as you rather use the other 2 abilities.
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Example List:

The ATR is a decent addition to any list. It can hunt stealth solo’s, damage high armor models, or just pick off random troopers. Haley 2 really can make them super annoying with temporal acceleration.

Cygnar Army – 50 / 50 points

(Haley 2) Major Victoria Haley [+25]
– Lancer [10]
– Stormclad [18]
Arcane Tempest Rifleman [4]
Arcane Tempest Rifleman [4]
Eyriss 1 [7]
Major Katherine Laddermore [8]
Storm Lances (min) [12]
Storm Lances (min) [12]

This list has crazy board control, speed, and the Rifleman can pick off models that the electo leaps can’t reach. You have 3 solos that all have deathbolt. Meaning you can put 9 to 12 damage where you need it.  Don’t expect him to kill warjacks by himself, just to more inconvenience them.  You can easily knock out important systems or aspects.  If a warjack has 2 damage left in the movement column, hit them for 3 there.  1 more damage to knock out spirit, hit em there.  It is a really strong ability and something Cygnar can use to pretty dirty results.

 

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Revenant’s Opinion on the Arcane Tempest Rifleman:

He is a great solo and if you have 4 points it is well worth the investment in almost any list.  Haley 2 and Haley 1 both get a big bang for the buck out of this model.

~What do you think of the new sniper BoLS? Please share in the comments below.

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