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CMON Shows Off Builder Stone Thrower

Reach out. Reach out and touch someone.

That's what the Builder Stone Thrower crews say as they're loading up another payload. This new catapult for the Night's Watch gives some super-long-range punch to the faction. Check it out.

From the website:

The Builders, the special section of the Night’s Watch tasked with creating the arms and armor that the brotherhood uses, are also adept at creating massive siege weapons. These veteran combat engineers are at the cutting edge of battlefield technology, helping the Night’s Watch protect Westeros from the horrors north of The Wall. When the Black marches to war, they are accompanied by these war machines, and soon, Night’s Watch players will be able to add a bit of mechanized mayhem to their forces with the Builder Stone Thrower. Let’s take a look at just what this catapult is capable of.

Builder Stone Throwers are an expensive unit to field, coming in at 10 points apiece.However, even with that high price tag, players are limited to running a maximum of two in their army. For such a hefty cost and to incur such a restriction on them being fielded, there must be something going on.

For starters, there’s the War Machine special ability. This grants the Stone Thrower 6wounds, as well as making it immune to having to take Morale Tests, keeps it from Charging or Retreating, and makes it so that it never gains any sort of Condition tokens. This means that the Stone Thrower is safe from many opponent’s special abilities as well as Tactics cards and gives it a lot of defensive safeguards already built in. That’s good, because its regular defensive stats are moderate, with only a 5+ Defense Save. Another hindrance for the Stone Thrower is its incredibly slow Speed of only 1. One might be concerned that the Stone Thrower would never get into range to use its main attack. However...

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