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unyuzyall
06-24-2014, 09:05 AM
So, giving credit where credit is due, Warmachine guru and celebrity Chain Attack Trev suggested on a Facebook forum that any merc unit taken with Jonas Murdoch gains "trencher" unit sub-type, and would therefore be a valid selection in a theme list restricted to "trencher" units. For example, you would be able to take a unit of Boomhowlers with Jonas attached in any theme list restricted to Trencher units, like Siege's theme list, because they count as a trencher unit.

This would also mean that Valachev adds "Greylord" subtype to Nyss, who would then be a valid selection in Vlad1's theme list.

MagnustheJust
06-24-2014, 09:08 AM
Incorrect, unless both the ranking occifer in question and the Merc unit in question are listed amongst the options for the theme force in question. And currently, there are no such theme forces.

Stormpuppy_Infantry
06-24-2014, 09:10 AM
At first you are able to take the unit to attach any valid UA. After you attach Jonas Murdoch the mercenary unit is also Trencher unit, but if you can't bring mercenary unit you can't have any unit to attach Murdoch.

As long as you can take the mercenary units normally in the faction theme force that has Ranking Officer, you can add Ranking Officer to that mercenary unit. But if you can't bring the unit first, you can't do it at all.

DarkLegacy
06-24-2014, 09:18 AM
You must be able to take a unit before you can apply any attachments to said unit. You cannot take Boomhowlers if they aren't on the allowed models for a Theme Force.

unyuzyall
06-24-2014, 09:32 AM
So you can't just jam it into the theme force, and then slap the ranking officer on to make it valid? (Like sitting on a suitcase to close it?) Dang, that would have made theme forces for Vlad1, both Zerkova's, and Karchev alot more interesting.

Stormpuppy_Infantry
06-24-2014, 09:35 AM
So you can't just jam it into the theme force, and then slap the ranking officer on to make it valid? (Like sitting on a suitcase to close it?) Dang, that would have made theme forces for Vlad1, both Zerkova's, and Karchev alot more interesting.

Yes. You have to take the unit first to take the attachment.