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Warmachine: Is Merc Irregulars That Good?

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Dec 14 2017
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Mercenaries Themes have been out for a bit. Today we take a look at what you can do with its awesome power.

If you haven’t checked out the merc themes lately you have to check oout Irregulars. It has some GREAT bonuses and you can get huge extra points with the easy ways to meet the criteria.

Theme Force Bonuses:

  • For every full 25 points of units or warjacks in your army, you can add one command attachment or solo without the Lesser Warlock rule to the army free of cost.
  • Marshalled warjacks gain Flank [friendly warrior]. (Flank [friendly warrior] – This model gains +2 to hit and +d6 damage for melee attacks vs enemy models in the melee range of other friendly warrior models.)
  • For each unit, one heavy warjack gains Advance Move. (Advance Move – Before the start of the game but after both players have deployed, a model with Advance Move can make a full advance.)

Models Allowed:

Mercenary units
Mercenary character solos
Mercenary Battle Engines
And the following:
Brun Cragback & Lug
Dahlia Hallyr & Skarath
Gobber Tinker
Wrong Eye & Snapjaw

This is pretty much 99% of the merc models. What really is important to note is that you can get the bonus free solos and attachments for every 25 points in units AND warjacks. This means you can rack up 4 free solos if your warcaster has at least 25 points in battlegroup points in a 75 point list. Also, mercs have some heavy costing pointed solos so MAX value can be achieved and you can score up to 20+ free points pretty easily.
If you are willing to mess with jack marshals they also can get a pretty decent benefit for being marshalled in flank. This is best in a Shae list.



Check out this Captain Shae Irregulars List

This list has a lot going for it. You have fast moving infantry synergy with Shae. His spells coup de main and his feat can threathen whole boards if your aggressive early. But, you also have nasty supporting solos like Eiryss1, Savio, and Lord Rockbottom to threathen or buff where needed. Throw in a fun Freebooter with flank and all of a sudden that can trash anything that it get’s to if it is knocked down.

Mercenary Army – 75 / 75 points
[Theme] The Irregulars

(Shae 1) Captain Phinneus Shae [+28]
– Buccaneer [6]
– Galleon [39]
– Sylys Wyshnalyrr, The Seeker [0(4)]
Eiryss, Mage Hunter of Ios [0(7)]
Lord Rockbottom [0(4)]
Savio Montero Acosta [0(6)]
Captain Sam MacHorne & the Devil Dogs (min) [12]
– Freebooter [9]
Kayazy Eliminators [5]
Press Gangers (max) [12]
Press Gangers (max) [12]
The Devil’s Shadow Mutineers [8]

~What do you think of the Irregulars Theme? Please share in the comments below.


Author: Revenant
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