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Ghost snipers
are specialized
Models listed by Faction and secretive
Models listed by Expansion hunter-killers
List of Spells employed
List of Special Abilities ostensibly to
help patrol the
borders by
powerful rifles to
bring death to
Cryx hapless
intruders who
wander into
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Protectorate of Menoth wander into
Retribution of Scyrah their sights.
Convergence of Cyriss Many were
Mercenaries already
Four Star Syndicate sympathetic to the Retribution while others seek profit and a chance to exercise their
Highborn Covenant
skills abroad. These killers stand ready to aim their formidable rifles at the enemies of the
Puppet Masters
Searforge Commission Retribution.
Talion Charter

Basic Info


SPD Above Average

Circle Orboros RAT High
Legion of Everblight DEF High
Skorne ARM Low
Minions CMD Medium
Blindwater Congregation Hitpoints Medium Solo
Thornfall Alliance Base size Small

Weapons and Attacks

Arcane Cannon - Low POW and high RNG ranged weapon
Deadly Shot (★Attack) - Deals three points of damage regardless of ARM
Newbie Page on a hit. Against beasts and 'jacks, you choose the damage column.
Faction Overview Sword - Low POW melee weapon
General Strategies
Scenario Play Special Abilities
Tournament Analysis
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Tournament Analysis Pathfinder - This model isn't hindered by rough terrain or obstacles.
Army List Builders Stealth - Attacks made against this model from more than 5" away miss
Army List Archive automatically. This model does not count as an intervening model if it is more than
Theme Forces 5" away.
Glossary of Abbreviations Camouflage - While within cover or concealment, this model gains additional DEF
Swift Hunter - When this model destroys an enemy with a ranged attack,
immediately afterwards it can advance 2".
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Ghost Snipers are exactly as the name says: snipers. They are meant to take out single
Other targets or target specific systems/aspects of heavies. They work best with 'casters who
Mk I Archive boost ranged capabilities or require removal of single targets (for example, to open a charge
Terrain Archive lane).

Ghost Snipers work best when used in pairs. While it doubles the points cost, it also
enables you to take down a cavalry soldier in one turn or any average solo. They can also
put six damage on a harder target every round, downing ‘jack systems with ease and taking
out a third of a typical ‘caster’s health. They can also work well with Eiryss1 for another
automatic three damage, expanding their threat to solos with eight damage boxes and entire
warbeast aspects.

Ghost Snipers are often a low priority model to place in your lists. There are often better 2-pt
solos to grab first (Mage Hunter Assassins, pairs of Arcanists or Voidtracers), and they are
generally not taken in many high level tournament lists. Make sure you have a specific plan
for your Ghost Snipers before picking them up. That being said, they are Retribution's best
ranged solo outside the Eiryss'.
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Combos & Synergies
Ravyn - Her feat allows the sniper to hit almost anything, Snipe can boost the
Sniper's range (though you'll probably have better things to cast it on), while Veil of
Mists helps keep this model alive or provides Camouflage
Rahn - Telekinesis helps to extend threat range while aiming, Force Field will help
keep Snipers safer from deadly AOEs
Ossyan - Shatter Storm can combine trooper autokill with a small AOE blast, and
allow you to snipe nasty solos
Houseguard Riflemen and Halberdiers - Ranked Attacks lets a Ghost Sniper or two
fire safely from behind a wall of halberds/rifles.
Mage Hunter Assassin , Dawnguard Destors, or Dawnguard Destor Thane - have a
longer melee range during their activations than they do during the Ghost Sniper's
activation. This means that they can charge in and do damage before the Ghost
Sniper shoots, allowing it to finish off or cripple damaged models.
Eiryss1 - Two Ghost Snipers with Eiryss1 together can put a serious dent in enemy
models and 'casters.

Drawbacks & Downsides

Swift Hunter does not trigger when taking a Deadly Shot, since it is not a normal
Low base POW of the weapon means you're almost never going to ever do more
than three damage
Low ARM means you can be killed by blasts and electro leaps, even with multiple
damage boxes
Not always a well placed source of Camouflage on the board, and only two casters
provide it (Ravyn's Veil of Mists and Vyros2's Twister)
Once engaged, they are useless--make sure you have other models nearby to free
them up so they can get back to shooting

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Tricks & Tactics
Against beast or jack heavy lists, activate the Ghost Sniper(s) last to ensure you
cripple systems
After turn 1, make sure you aim for better to-hit bonus, then use Swift Hunter to
back up to safety
If you can't find a forest, look for a hill: you will get the same DEF bonus, but will
allow you to target more models


Theme Forces this is a member of

Kaylessa1 - Shadows of Retribution
Ossyan1 - The Hour of War
Thyron1 - Rush of Battle


################## Retribution Index

Warcasters Garryth - - Issyria - - Kaelyssa
- - Ossyan - - Rahn - - Ravyn -
- Thyron - - Vyros 1 - - Vyros
Warjacks - Light Aspis - - Chimera - - Gorgon -
(Light Myrmidion) - Griffon
Warjacks – Heavy Banshee - - Daemon - - Hydra
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(Heavy Myrmidion) - - Manticore - - Phoenix - -
Discordia - - Hypnos - -
Warjacks - Colossals Helios - - Hyperion
(Colossal Myrmidion)
Units Dawnguard Destors - -
Dawnguard Invictors (UA) - -
Dawnguard Sentinels (UA) - -
Battle Mages - - Houseguard
Halberdiers (UA) - -
Electromancers - - Heavy Rifle
Team - - Houseguard Riflemen
(UA) - - Mage Hunter
Infiltrators (UA) - - Mage
Hunter Strike Force (UA) (UA)
- - Stormfall Archers
Special Weapon Attachment:
Soulless Escort
Special Unit Attachment:
Solos Arcanist - - Dawnguard
Destor Thane - - Dawnguard
Scyir - - Ghost Sniper - -
Artificer - - Magister - -
Houseguard Thane - - Mage
Hunter Assassin - - Soulless
Eiryss1 - - Eiryss2 - - Skeryth
Issyen - - Narn - - Nayl
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Warcaster Attachment: Sylys
Journeyman Warcaster: Elara
Battle Engines Arcantrik Force Generator


Retribution Mercenary
Mercenary None at present
Mercenary Different types of
Warjacks Mercenary warjacks
can only be taken by
specific Mercenary
models ... which means
there's too many
permutations to list
here (in any sort of
meaningful way).

However, note that the

following Retribution
mercenary models can
warjacks/warbeasts (in
addition to the
Mercenary Warcasters
listed above):
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Dahlia Hallyr &
Mercenary Nyss Hunters • Lady
Units Aiyana & Master Holt
Mercenary Lanyssa Ryssyll •
Solos Madelyn Corbeau •
Dahlia Hallyr &

Note: To field a mercenary warcaster with Retribution (ha ha ha ha), you need to
be playing a game which allows 2 (or more) warcasters.

Or see the Retribution Theme Forces


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