Cryx : Captain Aiakos – Full Speed Ahead

The official release of Captain Aiakos is in stores now.  We look at what makes this Cryxian Warcaster tick.

What is It?

This is Aiakos 2 all grown up and a full fledged warcaster.  He is all about the speed in his new form.  Making his jacks rocket across the battlefield.  If you are interested in seeing your jacks deep in enemy lines before they knew what hit them then Captain Aiakos is the warcaster for you.

What Does Captain Aiakos Do?

Captain Aiakos has pretty average stats with SPD6 MAT7 DEF15 ARM15.

He is armed with a RNG6 POW12 Harpoon that can drag.  And a RNG1 POW13 Magic Sword that has Grievous Wounds.

Aiakos2 can Jump, this means he can get into annoying spots and either jump further in or away after he casts some spells.

Spells:

  • Assail: Get those jacks moving!
  • Carnage:  Cryx jacks are pretty decent MAT but, this can help cheaper infantry like mechanitrhalls be more accurate.
  • Scything Touch: Standard Armor lower Cryx mechanic.
  • Stranglehold: Situtation nuke but Aiakos is only focus 6 so limited use.
  • White Squall: Throws models RNG8 POW12.  A really good reason to take an arc node with Aiakos2.

Feat: Boarding Action

+3 Spd and Assault for his battlegroup.  This is a pretty alpha feat and not to many models are going to out threat this feat for its charging abilities.

 

A Good List for Captain Aiakos?

This list gives you Aiakos character jack and a Sepulcher for hard hitting long distance threat.  It also has an arc node for setting up a White Squall in a good location.  The Mechanithralls bring along 3 shield guards and the Sepulcher can add to them if the moons align.

Cryx Army – 75 / 75 points

(Aiakos 2) Captain Aiakos [+29]
– Deathripper [6]
– Kharybdis [19]
– Sepulcher [36]
– Slayer [10]
Necrotech [2]
Warwitch Siren [4]
Warwitch Siren [4]
Cephalyx Overlords [8]
Mechanithralls (min) [6]
– Brute Thrall (3) [6]
– Skarlock Commander [3]

 

Revenant’s Final Thought:

Aiakos is really fast and has a arcable throw spell which means shooting assassinations are possibly combined with a couple Levi’s or a Sepulcher.  It really has a similar style to Mortenebra1 if you compare the 2 casters.  Mortenebra1 arguably has a better setup with her feat and overrun can get you similar distance threat ranges on non-colossal warjacks.  They are different enough though and is a good addition to the warcaster and Cryx playstyle.

I give it a B grade.  I would have like to see focus 7.

 

What do you think of Captain Aikaos?  Please share in the comments below.

  • Keith Wilson

    Damn that is an ugly model

    • DeadlyYellow

      I think it’s more the paint scheme, though a nicer helmet would help.

      • Ryan

        That’s definitely a bad angle on the picture.

    • UnpluggedBeta

      I like it; feels living cryx as hell.

    • Dennis Finan Jr

      My word. Was the maker blind

  • Ryan

    I picked him up at Gen Con last year. Between him and the new Cryx jacks, I was sold on starting up WarmaHordes again.

    • Matthew Pomeroy

      welcome to the good guys!

      • Ryan

        Thanks! I had been playing Menoth back in Mk1 and Mk2, but I decided to devote myself to a more active deity for Mk3.

        Plus, I love the Kraken.

        • UnpluggedBeta

          ” but I decided to devote myself to a more active deity for Mk3.”
          HEH, that was pretty good!

  • marxlives

    The model is pretty wicked looking but you got to do the 3d view off their site. The photographer really doesn’t do the model justice.