Each piece of artillery employed by the Steelheads has a distinct role, directed by veteran gunners to exploit that artilleryâ€™s strengths. Mortars fire in high soaring arcs, directing explosive payloads onto the heads of distant targets, even those otherwise shielded from direct fire by intervening walls or warjacks. While such firing arcs make it difficult to aim with pinpoint accuracy, the size and impact of mortar blasts makes up for this. Mortar fire obliterates infantry and leaves the ground pocked with craters.
The Steelhead mercenary companies are rolling out the big guns with the addition of theÂ Steelhead Mortar CrewÂ in April. This unit specializes in adding long-range anti-infantry fire to any of the numerous armies it can be included in. It can target models regardless of the terrain they hide behind, and the blast creates a crater, generating a hindranceÂ for your opponent. The Steelhead Gunner (PIP41156) is a perfect match for this unit, making it even more effective.
Miniatures are supplied unpainted and some assembly may be required.