Protectorate: Deliverer Arms Master Brings the Heat

Menoth’s classic shooting unit just got a solo to help them out.  Come check out the Deliverer Arms Master.

Who Is He?

This is a new menoth solo to help out Deliverers.  It costs 3 points and is FA:2.  This solo gives the Deliverers some accuracy help and can make their combined range attack a little more guaranteed damage. If you were looking for a shooting solo then consider the arms master in the next list.

What Does the Deliverer Arms Masters do?

He is SPD5 RAT6 DEF13 ARM12 with 5 boxes.  Nothing to fancy for this solo but he is cheap.

The Arms Master is equipped with a : Fire Bomb RNG6 AOE3 POW12 with Crit Fire and a POW 7 RNG.5 melee sword.

Special Rules:

  • Combat Coordination: He gives a single deliverer a reroll for attack or damage.  This should be the primary model when making combined range attacks. This is useful when you get a low damage roll.
  • High Angle Fire:  Give a model Arcing Fire.  This is kind of nasty on a Redeemer and Kreoss1 might consider including this guy to make his Redeemer that much scarier!
  • Veteran Leader:  Gives Deliverers +1 attack rolls.  With this model around they go to RAT2 when not aiming…Better than 1 I guess haha. It is really decent on the Sunburst and is probably why you would take him.

Lists that Could Use a Deliver Arms Master?

The arms masters High Angle Fire is his best ability.  When using a Redeemer you can shoot over jack lines and get to the more squishy models like Arcanist or Mechanics.  This classic pop and drop lists gets a little more dangerous since the Redeemer can shoot over models blocking squishier targets.

Protectorate Army – 75 / 75 points

(Kreoss 1) High Exemplar Kreoss [+29]
– Reckoner [16]
– Redeemer [11]
Deliverer Arms Master [3]
Eiryss, Mage Hunter of Ios [7]
Initiate Tristan Durant [4]
– Reckoner [16]
– Redeemer [11]
Wrack [1]
Choir of Menoth (min) [4]
Deliverer Sunburst Crew [5]
Deliverer Sunburst Crew [5]
Flameguard Cleansers (max) [15]
– Flameguard Cleanser Officer [4]

 

Revenant’s Final Thought:

I am not really sure what PP was aiming for in this model. It by itself doesn’t do anything useful and and 3 points is competing for spots with a Allegiant of the Order of the Fist.   If this Arms Master had a mini feat that gave them explosive ammo so their blasts would still be POW8 or caused Fire it would have been a big boost to Deliverers.  I can’t really argue why you would take this model besides wanting to paint him up or if a future theme made him free.  He arguably is only useful on the Sunburst

Final Grade: C+  

His arcing fire ability might be useful in some situations and makes the Sunburst better.

 

~What do you think of the new Deliverer Arms Master?  Would you field him? Please share in the comments below.

  • dekere17

    Stop, just stop…

    • UnpluggedBeta

      huh?

  • marxlives

    Arching firing over disposable troops makes this solo worth it.