This is our second tactical examination of the Cygnaran battlebox. In this one, we’ll be covering the Warjacks, basic tactics versus the other battleboxes, as well as some easy ways to expand your army.
The Warjacks in the Cygnaran battlebox are solid ‘Jacks. You’ve got a heavy melee beatstick in the Ironclad, the Cygnaran light Arcnode in the Lancer, and the Charger ranged light. One thing to realize about Cygnaran units is that your stats tend to be ‘middle-of-the-road’. Khador will have better armor and higher damage output. Cryx and Retribution will be faster with equal or higher defense. The key is to use your spells and abilities to even the playing field.
Where to go from here?
Should you desire to run more Warjacks, consider the Hammersmith or Stormclad for agressive melee heavies, while the Centurian makes for a great objective holder that can still do its share of damage. The Hunter light Warjack will scare all of your opponents, and other lights such as the Grenadier and Sentinel make decent ranged anti-infantry platforms.
Consider what you enjoy and go for it! The beauty of Warmachine is that by simply switching out your Warcaster you can have a very different play experience.