Spyrers Tactics Cards

Any Spyrers Hunting Party can choose from the general Spyrers Tactics Card list below. A Spyrer Hunting Party that includes at least one Jakara fighter may also choose from the Jakara Tactics Card list, a Spyrer Hunting Party that inludes at least one Malcadon may also choose from the Malacadon Tactics Card list, and so on. However Jakara Tactics Cards may only be played on or select one of the gang's Jakaras, Yeld Tactics Cards may only be played on or select one of the gang's Yelds, etc.

Spyrers

Adrenaline Surge ( Β )

You may play this card when activating a fighter.

The currently activating fighter can make one additional action this turn.

Auto-Healer ( Γ )

You may play this card at the start of any End phase.

Choose one of your gang's Seriously Injured fighters. That fighter becomes Pinned.

Blackout ( Β )

You may play this card at the beginning of any round, before rolling for Priority.

For the duration of this round ranged attacks have an additional -1 modifier if made at short range, or a -2 modifier if made at long range. Attackers unaffected by low-light conditions or targeting a fighter with a Blaze marker ignore these penalties.

Bond of Brotherhood ( Β )

You may play this card when one of your gang's fighters ends their activation within 3'' of another fighter in your gang who is Seriously Injured.

The Seriously Injured fighter may immediately make a recovery test, and are considered to be assisted. If the Seriously Injured fighter recovers they may stand up rather than become Pinned.

Die Trying ( Α )

You may play this card at the beginning of any round, before rolling for Priority.

For the remainder of the battle if any of your fighters suffer a Memorable Death, before being removed from the battlefield the dying fighter may first stand up if prone, and then make any two actions available to them as if they were Readied. Afterwards the fighter dies and is removed from the battlefield.

Fade Away ( Α )

During the Battle Sequence you may interrupt any action or resolution to play this card.

You immediately remove all of your gang's remaining fighters from the battlefield. Seriously Injured fighters removed from the battlefield in this way do not suffer Injury rolls but do go into Recovery and must miss the gang's next battle. Your gang is considered to have Bottled Out for purposes of Post-Battle Sequence resolutions.

Fearsome Reputation ( Γ )

You may play this card when activating a fighter. Tuck this under that fighter's card.

This fighter gains the benefits of the Fearsome skill for the remainder of this battle.

For The Lost! ( Α )

You may play this card when one of your gang's fighters is taken Out of Action.

Each of your gang's Engaged fighters may select one of their weapons that has the Melee trait and make a single attack with it against an enemy fighter they are Engaged with; enemy fighter(s) attacked in this way do not make Reaction attacks.

Inhuman Resilience ( Α )

You may play this card instead of activating a fighter.

Any of your gang's fighters who are Seriously Injured may make a Recovery roll now, treating Out of Action results as Seriously Injured. Next, any of your gang's fighters who are Pinned may immediately stand up.

Lucky Save ( Γ )

You may play this card when one of your gang's fighters fails a save.

The fighter can re-roll the failed save, ignoring any negative modifiers (including Armour Penetration).

Seize the Initiative ( Α )

You may play this card at the beginning of any round, before rolling for Priority.

You immediately take Priority this turn without any dice being rolled. If another player has a similar effect that would allow them to take Priority instead, roll off with that player to determine Priority.

Steel Constitution ( Γ )

You may play this card when you set up one of your gang's fighters onto the battlefield. Tuck this under that fighter's card.

This fighter is unaffected by the Gas, Toxin, and Radiation traits. When this fighter makes a recovery test, they are considered to be assisted even when they are alone.

Jakara

Charge Blade ( Β )

You may play this card when activating a Jakara fighter. Tuck this under that fighter's card and end their turn immediately.

When rolling to wound for a hit made using this fighter's Monomolecular Sword you may discard this card to cause the hit to automatically wound; armor saves are made as normal (the Monomolecular Sword's AP applies) and if no armor save is made +2 Damage is inflicted.

Energetic Assault ( Β )

You may play this card when one of your gang's Jakara fighters moves into base contact with another enemy fighter in the Consolidate step of the close combat sequence.

This fighter may make a Fight (Basic) action targeting an enemy fighter they are Engaged with as if they successfully Charged that fighter, and gain +1 to hit with all attacks made as part of that action.

Energetic Charge ( Β )

You may play this card when one of your gang's Jakara fighters declares a Charge.

Simply move this fighter to a valid location on the battlefield within line of sight and within 12'' of their current position, ignoring all difficult terrain, obstacles, pitfalls, gaps, and other fighters. The fighter must end their move with their base not overlapping anything.

Pulse Shield ( Β )

You may play this card when making an armor save for a Jakara fighter.

This fighter's Mirror Shield may be used against this attack even if the attack did not originate from the fighter's front arc. Additionally, you may roll two dice for the Mirror Shield save and discard one before determining the result of the save.

Malcadon

Creepy Crawler ( Β )

You may play this card during the Pre-Battle Sequence after Crew Selection if a Malcadon fighter is part of your Crew, or during the Battle Sequence when a Malcadon fighter that is part of your Reinforcements would be deployed onto the battlefield.

A Malcadon fighter in your Crew gains the Infiltrate skill for the duration of this battle.

Enmesh ( Β )

You may play this card when resolving an attack made by one of your Malcadon fighters using their Web Spinner.

For each target hit by this attack you may add 1 to the roll to determine if that target is Webbed.

Ripper Barrage ( Β )

At the beginning of a round you may select one of your Malcadon fighters on the battlefield and play this card, or you may play it when activating a Malcadon fighter (who then becomes the selected Malcadon).

Until the end of the round, the selected Malcadon fighter's base Attacks characteristic is doubled.

Web Away ( Β )

You may play this card when activating a Pinned or Engaged Malcadon fighter.

This fighter may use their Spinner Rigging ability. If Engaged, the fighter becomes disengaged and opponents do not get free hits against them. If Pinned, stand the fighter up when they end this movement.

Orrus

Bullet Barrage ( Β )

You may play this card when activating an Orrus fighter.

If this fighter's Twin Linked Bolt Launchers are Out of Ammo, they are immediately reloaded. Until the end of the round, when this fighter makes an attack with their Twin Linked Bolt Launchers double the number of hits.

Juggernaut ( Β )

You may play this card when activating an Orrus fighter.

Until the end of the current round this fighter gains +2'' Move, +1 Strength, and +1 Toughness.

Nigh Invulnerable ( Β )

You may play this card after an attack has been made against one of your gang's Orrus fighters at any point prior to Injury rolls being made (if any).

The attack against this fighter has no further effect; no Injury roll(s) are made. Additionally, if this fighter is Pinned they may immediately stand up.

Pugilistic Power ( Β )

You may play this card when one of your Orrus fighters is making a close combat attack with their Gauntlets.

For this attack, this fighter gains +1 Attack dice and may reroll any failed wounds with their Gauntlets.

Yeld

Avian Accuracy ( Β )

You may play this card when making a shooting attack with a Yeld fighter against a valid target that is within range, within line of sight, and within the fighter's vision arc.

If this fighter is at least 8'' more elevated than their target (base to base), this attack automatically hits and automatically wounds.

Charge Lance ( Β )

You may play this card when activating a Yeld fighter. Tuck this under that fighter's card and end their turn immediately.

When rolling to wound for a hit made using this fighter's Laser Lance you may discard this card to cause the hit to automatically wound; armor saves are made as normal (the Laser Lance's AP applies) and if no armor save is made +1 Damage is inflicted.

Parabolic Charge ( Β )

You may play this card when one of your gang's Yeld fighters declares a Charge.

This fighter makes their Charge normally, but after taking their attacks and before opponents may take their reaction attacks, this fighter may disengage (opponents do not get free hits against them) and make an immediate Standard Move action.

Wing Barrier ( Β )

You may play this card when making an armor save for a Yeld fighter.

This fighter interposes their metallic wings to protect themselves, gaining a temporary 2+ Armor save against this attack (AP modifiers apply).

Legend

Tactics Cards vary in impact, and are categorized accordingly into three Tiers: Alpha, Beta, and Gamma. Additionally, some Tactics Cards are marked with a symbol indicating the card may only be taken in certain circumstances; these are described below:

Α : Alpha Tier

Some Tactics Cards are very situational but can have a major effect upon a battle when applicable, while others introduce something into play on the battlefield that can change the game state in a dramatic way, and still others affect many fighters simultaneously, and so on. Well timed usage of most Alpha Tier Tactics Cards has the potential to swing a battle. In some campaign types, how many Alpha Tier Tactics Cards a gang is permitted to take in their Tactics Cards decks is restricted.

Β : Beta Tier

Some Tactics Cards are specialized, strong but narrow in their application, or simply in between the power level of Alpha Tier and Gamma Tier cards. In particular, Beta Tier Tactics Cards often help specific gang fighters push their speciality or fulfill a role for their gang. Other Beta Tier Tactics Cards can help a gang cover a gap in their tactical capabilities, or grant some form of action advantage, or mitigate particularly bad outcomes. In some campaign types, how many Beta Tier Tactics Cards a gang is permitted to take in their Tactics Cards decks is restricted.

Γ : Gamma Tier

Some Tactics Cards are generally applicable, easy to play, consistent in what they offer; the majority of Tactics Cards fall into this category. While not as dramatic as Alpha Tier cards, or as specialized as Beta Tier cards, these Tactics Cards are reliable and flexible.

Ω : Zone Mortalis Only

Some Tactics Cards are only applicable for the twisting tunnels, locked doorks, ductways, and pitfalls of Zone Mortalis battlefields or hybrid battlefields that include such features.

≠ : Sector Mechanicus Only

Some Tactics Cards are only applicable for the multi-leveled verticality of Sector Mechanicus battlefields or hybrid battlefields that include such features.

Φ : Skirmish Only

Some Tactics Cards are not appropriate for campaign play, and should only be used for skirmishes.

Ψ : Campaign Only

Some Tactics Cards only make sense during campaign play where fighters and gangs evolve over multiple battles, and thus have no relevance to skirmish battles.