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    I think we're discounting Strakov's grunts a bit. I doubt he'll pick fresh recruits as his personal escort into battle, but rather some seasoned veterans. I doubt they'll have any really cool rules, but given all their guns look like straight up grenade launchers, Imma hope for 3 range 8 pow 14 3"aoe that leave smoke clouds.

    I also really hope he gets primed.

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    Does anyone have a link to the Forge Seer "blurb"? Concensus is that he'll grant Empower. Is there any speculation that he could have Guidance (* Action) - target model/unit gains magic weapons and eyeless sight? I would pay 5 points for an MOW solo that brought that to the table.

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    Greylord Forge Seer

    More than just craftsmen, Forge Seers also take to the battlefield alongside the warjacks they help create. These Greylords apply their knowledge of magic and mechanika to imbue the weapons of warjacks with the power needed to cut down unnatural foes who are more than flesh and steel. Clad in Man-O-War armor, Greylord Forge Seers charge into battle with the hiss of steam in their ears and the chill of winter at their fingertips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Welshhoppo View Post
    Greylord Forge Seer

    More than just craftsmen, Forge Seers also take to the battlefield alongside the warjacks they help create. These Greylords apply their knowledge of magic and mechanika to imbue the weapons of warjacks with the power needed to cut down unnatural foes who are more than flesh and steel. Clad in Man-O-War armor, Greylord Forge Seers charge into battle with the hiss of steam in their ears and the chill of winter at their fingertips.
    Hey something to think about...... (keeping in mind this has to happen after absorbing the alpha)

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    2 Greylord Forge Seers

    Powerup (1 focus a piece)
    Empower (2 focus on 2
    Sac Lamb (3 focus on 2; 2 focus on 2)
    Feat
    Empower (from feat)

    You now got 4 Juggers fully loaded. You still, of course, have HER feat spells (and anything else you wanted to do).
    Seems pretty legit to me ;-)

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    My hope for the perfect Greylord Forge Seer still is:

    - A Koldun Lord in Man O War Armor
    1. Spray attack
    2. Empower
    3. Magical attack for target Warjack

    Would be simply said perfect and incredibly potent, granted he obviously does need to have some good (magical) ranges on it all .

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    So here's a theory for one potential way that Strakh & Co's new guns could work:

    They drop cinder bombs OR Spriggan-style targeting flares. Unlike the Spriggan, thanks to their alchemical masks they will be able to completely ignore clouds when placing their flares. If they get something like reposition[5], then they will be able to mitigate a cloud wall or create their own, before moving back to relative safety.

    Sound reasonable? Or is that stepping on Zerkova's toes too much or something?

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    Could be, I think it's just as likely that those weapons are just simple 'Assault Kommando Grenade Launchers' meaning they could be POW 12 AoE 3, CE: Corrossion, CE: Fire, Cloud. With them and Strakhov having the same weapon you could create a little bit of a cloud wall or simply put harras an infantry unit.

    Perhaps Strakhov 2 will be the bomb, we just have too little information on him

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDAntoine View Post
    Perhaps Strakhov 2 will be the bomb
    That's taking the Unstable rule a little too far, don't you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soul Samurai View Post
    That's taking the Unstable rule a little too far, don't you think?
    You don't know how many Assault Kommandos he can hide behind that eyepatch.

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    Speaking of eyepatches... Drago. That's right, we even have a warjack who wears an eyepatch.

    We should probably have a "cyclops" theme force...

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Red Duke View Post
    So we're up to, what, four characters with eyepatches now? There's the Widowmaker Marksman, Widowmaker squad leader, Zerkova, and now Stakhov. I wonder what faction has the most.
    The Marksman has a monocle, not an eyepatch. That's just classy, not a sign of a weak eyesight. From the original IKRPG we know that the Widowmaker leader is modeled after the famous Khadoran sniper Natalya Naryski, who actually did lose an eye but doesn't let it bother her shooting. Zerkova lost her eye during an archaeological expedition (explained in her Gavyn Kyle files in NQ). We don't know what happened with Strakhov, although it may have something to do with his duel with Allison Jakes in WM: Tactics; or he may be using the old pirate trick to keep one of his eyes adapted to darkness while retaining sight in both eyes. That would even make sense in his line of duty, because he probably often finds himself sneaking between full illumination and dark places.

    And Drago... Because a warjack with an eyepatch is just even more badass. He's the most characterful character jacks in the whole setting.
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    Drago's eyepatch is its third cortex box . That's a powerful eyepatch

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    definitely excited for April now!

    I will be picking both of these up, and as I already enjoy playing Strakhov I suspect I will likely enjoy Strakhov2 as well.

    I hope that we get a re-sculpt of Assault Kommandos to go along with Strakhov, because I have an extreme dislike for the current models which has prevented me from purchasing them.

    I like their cards well enough for MkIII, but I would definitely like to see them resculpted in the manner that Strakhov's attendants are.

    I'm also a huge Man O War fan, so I won't pass up the opportunity to put more MOW on the table! Looking forward to seeing the Forge Guard's full powers.
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    Well he looks like a terminator librarian. So he probably has all those types of powers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Captain View Post
    And Drago... Because a warjack with an eyepatch is just even more badass. He's the most characterful character jacks in the whole setting.
    -Which makes his current rules all the more disappointing...

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    I hope that we get a re-sculpt of Assault Kommandos to go along with Strakhov, because I have an extreme dislike for the current models which has prevented me from purchasing them.
    I broke down and bought them a few months ago, which, given my luck, almost guarantees that they will soon be obsolete...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Welshhoppo View Post
    Well he looks like a terminator librarian. So he probably has all those types of powers.
    A T-800 with glasses who works in a library?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wendan View Post
    A T-800 with glasses who works in a library?
    No silly, I mean like

    CONAN THE LIBRARIAN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adeptus-B View Post
    I broke down and bought them a few months ago, which, given my luck, almost guarantees that they will soon be obsolete...
    I bought bits to convert them from WGI: not quite as expensive, but still painful if they do resculpt them into a better thing.

    To be fair, Satyxis Raiders still haven't been resculpted after the Gun Mages came out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDAntoine View Post
    Could be, I think it's just as likely that those weapons are just simple 'Assault Kommando Grenade Launchers' meaning they could be POW 12 AoE 3, CE: Corrossion, CE: Fire, Cloud. With them and Strakhov having the same weapon you could create a little bit of a cloud wall or simply put harras an infantry unit.

    Perhaps Strakhov 2 will be the bomb, we just have too little information on him
    I'd guess some sort of vision-enhancing ability. Because as the Krea and Cyclopes, Vyros, Harbinger and Mohsar prove, the fewer eyes you have, the better you can see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Azuresun View Post
    I'd guess some sort of vision-enhancing ability. Because as the Krea and Cyclopes, Vyros, Harbinger and Mohsar prove, the fewer eyes you have, the better you can see.
    Strakhov is just figuring out how to get himself eyeless sight

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    Strakhov being the only Khador 'caster I actually like, I'm super excited to see him getting the E. The position of the rifle weirds me out a little but I'll save final evaluation when I see the model in real life. I'm glad he got the nod after the epic story of saving Karchev.
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    Oh, that's interesting about the Marksman. That makes sense, actually. I always thought the eyepatch looked weird – it turns out it's because it isn't an eyepatch!

    As someone else pointed out, Old Witch has an eyepatch. So, with Drago, that brings us up to 5 models with eyepatches: Zerkova, Old Witch, Strakhov2, Widowmaker leader, and Drago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azuresun View Post
    I'd guess some sort of vision-enhancing ability. Because as the Krea and Cyclopes, Vyros, Harbinger and Mohsar prove, the fewer eyes you have, the better you can see.
    All the seeing power combined into 1 or 0 eyes is the best type of seeing power in the Iron Kingdoms :P

    What I do miss from the GW times is guys who lost an eye replacing them with a freakin' lazor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azuresun View Post
    I'd guess some sort of vision-enhancing ability. Because as the Krea and Cyclopes, Vyros, Harbinger and Mohsar prove, the fewer eyes you have, the better you can see.
    Where we're going you don't need eyes to see.
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    All this talk about eye patches made me remember hearing that pirates used them to preserve night vision for going below deck in a hurry. So then I checked the Wikipedia for it. Funny enough, the article debunks the usage by pirates in one tab, but supports the historical use in this manner for pilots in another. Perhaps Strak uses it for when ducking in caves or covered trenches?
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    Also! The workplace health and safety guru in me figures it was only a matter of time before Strak1 lost an eye, because his safety glasses are on his head, not his eyes. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by theironking View Post
    Also! The workplace health and safety guru in me figures it was only a matter of time before Strak1 lost an eye, because his safety glasses are on his head, not his eyes. :P
    And after that he's still not wearing them properly, Strakhov3 will have no eyes left if he keeps doing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theironking View Post
    All this talk about eye patches made me remember hearing that pirates used them to preserve night vision for going below deck in a hurry. So then I checked the Wikipedia for it. Funny enough, the article debunks the usage by pirates in one tab, but supports the historical use in this manner for pilots in another. Perhaps Strak uses it for when ducking in caves or covered trenches?
    An episode of Mythbusters tested that, and their conclusion was that 'eyepatch-to-preserve-night-vision' was at least possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Welshhoppo View Post
    Where we're going you don't need eyes to design.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adeptus-B View Post
    An episode of Mythbusters tested that, and their conclusion was that 'eyepatch-to-preserve-night-vision' was at least possible.
    Saw that episode also, but wanted to see if there was anything else on the matter. Eye patches for pirates seems to have surfaced from fiction (Treasure Island), but the pilots thing was good enough for me.

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    Well, Ayrton Senna really used the closed eye strategy and it worked for him.
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    I'm really bummed they didn't really spoil Strakhov2's spell about getting the most out of his warriors. I know a lot of people have assumed it's going to be last stand, but after reading it again I don't think this is going to be it, mostly because last stand is model/unit, so it could work on a jack and I think we would get way too much efficiency out of that. I'd be curious to see how much damage a maraudeur can deal to a collossal under that spell...

    I know this is all speculation and I'd clearly be glad to have last stand as a spell, I'm more expecting that spell blurb to mean primed. I could definitively work with primed. I'd like to try it in the winterguard theme force, just to see what can be done with charging mat 7 pow 14 winterguard that can then reposition further in enemy lines, all this for a relatively cheap unit. I think the reposition is what might sell this tactic.

    The more I think about it the more conflicted I am, both primed or last stand would be awesome to have in faction considering the cheap infantry we can field.

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    I know I'm late to the party, but the Forge Seer reminds me more of Njal Stormcaller or some other Space Wolf Rune Priest in Terminator armour than a Terminator Librarian. Sure looks cool though. Makes me want to pick up some Shocktroopers, the UA, Kovnik and maybe Kozlov. Like I don't have enough to paint!

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