Along with Friday being the gateway to the weekend, Wyrd is posting up previews of The Other Side on Fridays. This time around, we get a look at Charles Edmonton and his gun. It’s quite a thing. I wonder what the recoil is on something like that…
From the preview:
Charles Edmonton is one of the most decorated officers in the King’s Empire. After serving a stint with the Dragoons, Edmonton went on to serve for a time in the Royal Rifle Corps. Years of distinction lead to his continued promotion, which in turn resulted in his position as a Captain today.
Edmonton is known for both his unquestioned integrity and for never backing down from a fight. He’s a career soldier, and serving in his Majesty’s army is the only thing he ever wanted to do with his life.
He is particularly renowned for his accuracy. This served him well in the Rifle Corps, where he caught the eye of an up-and-coming British firearms manufacturer. They outfitted him with a prototype SMLE Mk III Sniper Rifle, a weapon of incredible range and power (and bulk).
In the Battle of London, Edmonton was a key player; if not for his efforts, countless civilians would have perished, and the Hordes would have claimed even more of the city as their own.
On the tabletop, Edmonton focuses on Missile actions. His Volley Fire, On My Mark! allows a single nearby Fireteam to become Inspired and take a Missile action, which, when coupled with his Sniper Rifle, allows Edmonton to put out a lot of damage on his Activation.
Getting the most out of Edmonton is all about choosing your targets wisely. His gun is only Strength 2, but the Piercing rule helps it cut through enemy Armor with ease. He works best when firing into engagements (to assist his Company’s Fireteams) or at enemy Champions and Adjuncts, where he can take advantage of the Accurate rule.
Getting Charles Edmonton to flip to Glory isn’t too difficult, and once there, he gains a new Morale Action that lets him move a significant distance and potentially take a shot afterward. Coupled with the King’s Empire’s ability to get the Rush Order and still take a Missile Action, Edmonton can threaten foes almost anywhere on the table.