Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Terminus Challenge: Dougal MacNaile

Talking about Dougal made me think about including him in my list, as a second ranged element and bodyguard for Madelyn Corbeau. I've been continually annoyed that I have to keep Madelyn close to Darragh Wrathe, because Darragh likes to be near Terminus, and he's an abomination, which makes it hard to place Madelyn somewhere safe without rolling morale.

I also think there's enough shit being thrown at Darragh Wrathe already, so the ability to keep Madelyn somewhere else would save me a lot of nail-biting when the AoE attacks start drifting. In addition Dougal MacNaile is immune to AoE attacks, which makes him the perfect companion, and he can bring a little extra something to a couple of other pieces in the list.

Dug in like an Alabama tick!
  • Saxon Orrik often ends up shooting enemy solos, and a round with increased range might do him some good. It will allow me to keep him a bit farther back, which should increase his survivability a great deal.
  • Rorsh really enjoys a round with increased range, and with artillerist his Dynomite becomes rather scary. Suddenly he's accurate, with increased range, and the ability to re-roll the deviation and/or range, which keeps his Fury available for boosted damage. His Pig Iron also benefits from the increased range, and suddenly he's a fairly effective ranged threat, though I rarely ever get to shoot with him these days.
In any case, he can pump out 1-4 shots each round himself, and rolling well turns him into an unholy terror of machine-gun fire on the battlefield. That makes the current list look like this, since I had to remove the Gun Boar to get in the lovely solos.

Lich Lord Terminus
- Cankerworm
Bane Thralls (Leader and 9 Grunts)
Bane Thrall Officer & Standard
Bile Thralls (Leader and 5 Grunts)
The Withershadow Combine
Bane Lord Tartarus
Darragh Wrathe
Machine Wraith
Madelyn Corbeau, Ordic Courtesan
Master Gunner Dougal MacNaile
Orin Midwinter, Rogue Inquisitor
- Brine
Saxon Orrik
 Skarlock Thrall


  1. what would happen if you took out rorsh and brine and maybe orin midwinter for full cylena and nyss hunters. This would give you a half decent ranged option, as well as possible sucker targets for madelyn.

  2. So when it says effects friendly faction models on a merc card, does it still effect minions as well? If so then awesome :)

  3. Sadly not, mercenary models only. Malice: It's not a bad idea, but it leaves me vulnerable to tramples and I'm worried about time limits and abomination checks.