Cryx: Satyxis Gunslingers can Aim!

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Cryx has some new gunpowder to share with its enemies. Come check out the new scantily clad Satyxis Gunslingers in Mk.3

What is It?

Cryx has a new 7 point 3 model unit of gun mages. They are FA 2. It is a really new thing for Cryx to have troops that can actually shoot straight.

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What Do Satyxis Gunslingers Do?

You have some decent stats on the Satyxis Gunslingers with SPD6 MAT6 RAT6 DEF14 ARM12 1box. Blast damage is kinda scary for these models so keep them spread out with that CMD6.

They are armed with the classic horns of Satyxis POW8 critical knockdown. But, that is about all they have in common with their sisters. These chicks have gunfight and 2 Magelock Pistols. I guess they fought against Cygnar enough to figure out how to shoot.

Each gunslinger has 2 pistols and can choose 1 of 3 attack types when shooting a pistol:

  • Black Penny: Ignore melee penalties when shooting. Cryx usually does get jammed up so this could be useful.
  • Blood Mist: Kill a living/undead model center 3 cloud AOE and remove from play. This is by far the Satyxis Gunslingers’ best ability. You can use your own troops to make cloud walls and you can remove from play models denying feats/spells that return models to play.
  • FeedBack: If you damage a jack you do a point to their caster. This is situationally useful. Most jacks don’t take damage from POW10 shots. However, Cryx can lower armor so it might have some play.

Synergies:

Denny 1 can make any unit work in Cryx. Skarre 2 is probably your go to caster if you are not going the parasite route. She has blackspot so if the gunslingers live the dream they could potentially kill 12 models in 1 activation.  Cheap troops are great to make clouds from.  Mechani-thralls or Carrion thralls can run to spots where you want to hide important models and you can then kill them with the gunslingers to make line of sight blocking clouds.

List using the Satyxis Gunslingers:

The Gunslingers serve 3 purposes in this list. They can utilize blackspot and threaten enemy infantry. They can kill cheap carrion to create clouds for deathjack and your solo’s to hide behind. Finally they can backlash any lower armor models which works well with their satyxis sisters.

Cryx Army – 75 / 75 points
(Skarre 2) Skarre, Queen of the Broken Coast [+26]
– Deathjack [23]
– Leviathan [16]
– Shrike [6]
– Shrike [6]
General Gerlak Slaughterborn [7]
Satyxis Gunslingers [7]
Satyxis Gunslingers [7]
Satyxis Raiders (max) [16]
– Satyxis Raider Sea Witch [3]
Carrion Thralls (max) [10]

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Revenant’s Opinion:

I actually think Cryx can get decent value out of the cloud creation ability and just general cheap ranged. Your options before were expensive solos like the Pistol Wraith, really bad RAT units like Revenant crew, or pricey mercs that you can’t buff.
I can see Cryx players fielding these models and give them a B. Nothing amazing but good utility with the cloud creation.

Hey BoLS what do you think of the new cryx beuaties?  Please share in the comments below!

  • ZeeLobby

    Definitely sweet-sauce.

    • Aezeal

      Yeah… real realistic combat wear. Are these fights surprise attacks in the bedroom?

      • zeno666

        Have you read the fluff about the Satyxis?

        • ZeeLobby

          Eh. He’s just salty cause someone insulted AoS in a thread earlier. Time to lash out!

      • The Lost One

        Youre kidding right? Have you ever played a fantasy game with female characters in it? Or any other model range with female minis, the gw witchelves have even less on and then there’s the kingdom death range of minis

        • zeno666

          They’re not space marines. So he is confused.
          Playing 40k these days means he doesn’t know what women look like.

      • ZeeLobby

        Rawr! ;D

        • Severius_Tolluck

          XD

      • bfmusashi

        They breathe through their skin. Well known side effect of dragon blight.

        • Aezeal

          OK… are you serious… because I don’t kow the lore of every game here… it sounds silly (but not silly enough to be impossible) BUT still no reaons not to have some sort of armor though.

          • Niklas Persson
          • Aezeal

            True.. but they just don’t have any better.. those women looked sort of sci-fi ish.

          • Niklas Persson

            They’re also a naval faction. Sailors generally don’t wear much armour – especially in an age of firearms.

          • Aezeal

            You’re playing on water?

          • Niklas Persson

            Do you dress your miniatures differently when you move from jungle to winter boards?

          • Aezeal

            I refuse the play on non forest tables 😀 And my sylvaneth are not clothed at all.

          • bfmusashi

            Maybe? I was referring to Quiet from the Metal Gear games since she’s the poster girl for “no man, she’s like that because you designed her that way.” The horned ladies of Cryx are someone’s fetish, let me explain. They used to be normal folk until the blood of a soon to be dead dragon rained down on their village killing the men and making women super human murder monsters. Now, they are literally unnatural but they still breed with humans but can’t give birth to males, so they do their pirate thing and kidnap dudes to use as breeding stock. The inhuman race of only monster women can’t just reproduce parthogenically, no, they’ve got to kidnap dudes for snoosnoo, fight with whips, knives, and guns, and may or may not breathe through their skin. Oh, and the big ones like Skarre have just HUGE horns (the Great Rack) but their necks stay dainty so they likely have super dense muscles that don’t really get reflected in the ARM or POW stats.
            Now, as a design studio, this isn’t the only kind of woman PP puts out and I think the the only other ‘midriffs out’ races are Legion (also dragon blight), Tharn (possibly a different species of human, but they hate shirts), and certain solos. Women are usually in the normal units but you have to look for them since PP doesn’t drastically alter designs for ladies but they make up about 30% of most units. Hope this isn’t too rambly and a little helpful 🙂

  • Severius_Tolluck

    Sweet, I really like Skarre and the satyrix. These look cool and have a neat ability to support my force. Looking forward to giving these a spin. As I really do not go the undead route with my Cryx.

    • zeno666

      Yeah they’re awsome. And sold out everywhere 😉

      • Severius_Tolluck

        DOH!

    • ZeeLobby

      Yeah, pirate cryx can be a lot of fun. Never was a fan of the whole tons of bane lists.

  • bfmusashi

    The weird fetish ladies get gun mages but the noble Iosan riflemage has yet to be sighted.

  • Hawt Dawg

    Pfft… No way those hips will get me going.

    I prefer my meat Miss piggy style.