Mercs: Rhulic Siege Crawler Walks the Walk

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It is time to knock down those fortifications with this new mercenary battle engine. Come check out the new Rhulic Siege Crawler!


What Is It?

The Siege Crawler is mercenaries first battle engine. It costs 19 points and is FA:2. This bad boy is a big road block in the middle of the board. It has high armor and big AOE guns that can really disrupt infantry and even jacks with a lucky crit.

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What Does the Siege Crawler Do?

Well it is SPD5 which is pretty fast for a Rhulic model. It has 1 melee attack and 3 guns. It has average MAT/RAT of 6 and a paltry DEF9 with ARM20. It has more then 20 boxes of life and with the ability to repair it can be hard to take out.

It has some unique special rules that make it kind of annoying until you can get around it or kill it.
-Bulldoze: Useful to clear models out of zones or to move a little farther before shooting.
-Dual Attack: It can make a melee attack as well as its ranged attacks during its combat action
-Road Block: Stealing this from the menoth jack, the siege crawler provides cover to models close to it.

The Siege Crawler can lay down a decent amount of ranged damage. It has a RNG 10 POW12 with d3+1 shots.
Follow that up by 2 RNG 12 AOE4 POW15 guns.
These 2 big AOE guns have the special rule:
Critical Stagger: Losing initials on a Heavy or Colossal even can be devastating!

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A List for the Siege Crawler:

Some other casters that can help you hit that critical stagger:
Damiano w/ Deadeye
Ashylnn w/ Feat
It is a Rhulic model so I felt it fitting to go with a Rhulic caster. While I like durgen , his battlegroup gets fire, since the Siege Crawler is not a BG model, I wanted to go with Ossrum instead.
Ossrum has the spell fire for effect. This greatly increases your chance to hit that critical stagger. He also has snipe, but that most likely will be on a jack.

This list has some hard hitting shooting and Kayazy to annoy anything that makes it to you.

Mercenary Army – 75 / 75 points
Hammerfall Siege Crawler [19]
(Ossrum 1) General Ossrum [+28]
– Ghordson Earthbreaker [38]
– Grundback Blaster [6]
– Grundback Blaster [6]
– Ghordson Driller [10]
Thor Steinhammer [4]
Kell Bailoch [5]
Kayazy Assassins (max) [15]

Revenant’s Final Thought:

I think the road block ability is amazing and can definitely deter some shooting lists going for a model hiding behind the Siege Crawler. It does want buffs though so while it works for Khador and Cygnar, I am not sure how much out of faction play it will see.

I give it an A in Mercs and a C- in Cygnar and Khador.

 

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  • zeno666

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  • Richard Mitchell

    Totally gives a Howling Castle vibe to it. Looks cool and can be brought into some crazy Merc lists, or file in holes for other forces.

  • I am strongly tempted to model one of these with Sophie perched
    somewhere on the back and Calcifer peeking out of one of the smoke
    stacks.