Warmachine Theme Highlight: The Faithful Masses

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The THEMEPOCALYPSE has come to pass.  Today we take a look and one of Menoth’s awesome new themes!

Menoth has a really cool new theme to spam some infantry with called The Faithful Masses.  We take a look at the benefits and make a list using this cool new theme.

 

 

Faithful Masses Breakdown:

Units:  While Deliverers and Zealots by themselves are nothing to rave about, Idrians are a great unit albeit a little pricey point wise. Whats cool about Faithful Masses is that merc units with a Priest making them faction does count towards the 20 points unlike some other themes.

Wall: The wall can be pretty big, especially with some of the heavier terrain we are seeing in steamrollers.  You can daisy chain off another wall to provide big defense bonuses!

Hand of Vengeance:  Menoth jacks never were really accused of being soft hitting.  This opens the doors to some of the non mace wielding jacks to also hit hard!  All of a sudden a Castigator can be scary too with this bonus.

75 Point Faithful Masses List:

This Malekus list loves Faithful Masses.  It really can come out you from multiple angles.  Eye of Truth makes the army ignore annoying buffs like Arcane Shield and also acts as an Arc Node for Scourge!  Combined with Prey, Ignite, and Lady Aiyana the Idrians can threathen almost anything at ranged or in melee.  The Revelator can see through stealth and can get an extra attack in with the open fire spell.  Malekus also loves a wall to hide behind giving him some nice defensive boosts.  The Faithful Masses lets this list get 2 free command attachments to the Idrians which normally is 10 more points.  Also, Eye of Truth and the Revelator will hit hard as trucks if any of the Idrians near them go down.

Protectorate Army – 75 / 75 points
[Theme] The Faithful Masses

(Malekus 1) Malekus, the Burning Truth [+30]
– Eye of Truth [20]
– Revelator [37]
Vassal Mechanik [1]
Vassal Mechanik [1]
Wrack [1]
Choir of Menoth (min) [4]
Idrian Skirmishers (max) [15]
– Idrian Skirmisher Chieftain & Guide [0(5)]
Idrian Skirmishers (max) [15]
– Idrian Skirmisher Chieftain & Guide [0(5)]
Lady Aiyana & Master Holt [8]
– Attendant Priest [3]

 

~What do you all think about the new Faithful Masses theme?   Please share in the comments below.

  • Richard Mitchell

    I really like the way PP is handling themes. With so many options it is good to have some sort of structure to build around.

    • ZeeLobby

      Yeah. My only issue is the free points. It’s basically made playing non-theme not an option. I never liked it in mk2, and it was dreadful in 40K. I mean I understand it’s to push people into themes, which then push people into more purchases, but it really kills my desire to list build. Most themes have obvious inclusions. Maybe I’m way off base, but they aren’t my favorite thing.

  • Damon Sherman

    they’re a mixed bag. They’re on the right step on not having the themes be character specific. So even underdogs have a chance to use a decent theme.