Caine2: Part 1

I had my first game with Cygnar last night and well…. I burned to death. I was playing Caine2 into Vayl2 and I pretty much had the game in hand, as he was low on time, beasts, and models in general.

Borrowed from

He needed to go for scenario and had to move up a non-camping Vayl2 into range of Caine, a Ranger, and several aiming Gun Mages, but then I burned to death having been lit on fire in round two. I really bloody hate that rule.

He’s even posed like Caine

I learned a lot about Cygnar in general, and since I’ve found someone to borrow a Galleon from for the qualifiers I’ll be reworking the list entirely. The old list was just a bunch of shooty models and a Centurion on Jakes, so it’s fairly uninteresting.

Captain Allister Caine
– Sentinel
– Squire
Black 13th Gun Mage Strike Team
Greygore Boomhowler & Co. (Boomhowler and 9 Grunts)
Eiryss, Angel of Retribution
Gastone Crosse
– Galleon
Journeyman Warcaster
Master Gunner Dougal MacNaile
Reinholdt, Gobber Speculator

Having played quite a bit against Caine2 I’ve found that he really likes a second threat, and a place to hide. The Galleon should be good for both of those things and their combined firepower should be enough to wipe out quite a bit of infantry.

Boomhowlers with Arcane Shield or Heightened Reflex are a stable, not to mention that Ragehowl would have been super useful in the Legion game where Caine is going to be my drop. I would have liked Ace instead of the Sentinel but since I can’t find one to borrow I have room to fit in B13 instead.

Rounding out the list is the usual suspects like the Squire, Arcane Shield… I mean Journeyman Warcaster, Reinholdt, and of course Dougal to crank up the Galleon. I would really have liked Alexia1 in the list as well, but there’s just no room. Instead I’m going to jam Alexia into my Haley1 list despite it being a sub-optimal choice in the list, because damnit I want to play her.

Captain Victoria Haley
– Sentinel
– Squire
Alexia Ciannor & the Risen (Alexia and 9 Risen Grunts)
Arcane Tempest Gun Mages (Leader and 5 Grunts)
– Arcane Tempest Gun Mage Officer
Cylena Raefyll & Nyss Hunters (Cylena and 9 Grunts)
– Captain Jonas Murdoch
Lady Aiyana & Master Holt
Steelhead Halberdiers (Leader and 5 Grunts)
Steelhead Heavy Cavalry (Leader and 4 Grunts)
Sergeant Nicolas Verendrye
Rhupert Carvolo, Piper of Ord
Stormsmith Stormcaller

Now I just need a game with the new Caine list, and one or two with Haley1, in order to be perfectly ready for the most prestigious Danish tournament we have. TEAM ‘PIGS MIGHT FLY’ YEAH!

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  1. hi
    interesting idea with the galleon, but I have to say if you want to use c2 as legion drop you have to be prepared for lyl2 matchup, which makes the galleon a massive waste of points

    or would you play your h1 list into lyl2?

    would be interested in hearing your thoughts about that


    • Right now I’m scrambling to understand how the entire faction even works, and I’ve been redefining my lists after every game so far. Years ago when I switched to Legion for a while, and before that Circle, I spent months reading up and preparing but this time I’m completely unprepared :D

      My point is that anything I say now would be like asking a toddler for advice on advanced economics. I usually need around ten games with a caster to really understand them, and I’m just going to assume the same applies to models/units in general, so I’ve got a LOT of games ahead me before I’ll be handing out advice/thoughts on anything :D

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