First thing I look at with pNemo is his feat. Pretty straight-forward: POW 14 electrical roll to each enemy warjack/warbeast in his control area (boostable) and warjacks suffer disruption. Whoa! Right away we see a clear preference for dealing with Warmachine factions (and rather well, mind you) by being able to hand out disruption en-masse. Pretty legit, although the POW 14 is a bit lackluster. What's interesting about his feat is that he can benefit from his special rule Overpower where he can spend one focus in his Control Phase to extend his control area 1" (per focus spent), meaning he can potentially cast a wider net with his feat. Interesting, but in order to make the most of it, he will need focus to boost those damage rolls, otherwise a lot of targets will shrug off most of the damage. Fortunately, pNemo has a rule for that!
|It's very technical...|
|Oh that's a locomotive. My bad.|
|Spoiler: this guy.|
By the way, the concept art is soooo... metal, don't you think?
This is where it gets really difficult to choose. First, I want to take a Lancer to take advantage of that sexy arc node. With Electrify on the Lancer, combined with his shock shield, no one will want to bother engaging him, meaning I can sling out some Chain Lightning from my 10 focus per turn. Next, I want a heavy hitter that can take advantage of 5 focus (if I want) and/or Locomotion. Since I'll also want some infantry that's immune to electricity, I think the Stormclad combos very well with pNemo, Stormblades, and Strangeways. Here's how:
- Nemo allocates 0 focus to Stormclad
- Strangeways uses power booster to give Stormclad 1 focus and Nemo 1 power token
- Stormclad activates near Stormblades to get an additional focus
- This means that the Stormclad has 2 free focus and Nemo will get 1 free focus next turn
So here's what my list looks like (and again, you might decide to do things differently):
Commander Adept Nemo (+6)
- Lancer (6)
- Stormclad (10)
- Ironclad (7)
- Squire (2)
Arlan Strangeways (2)
Lady Aiyana & Master Holt (4)
- Stormblade Officer & Standard (3)
|Aiyana: "Every since I was born I've been poppin' my collar"|
Oh and I almost forgot! If you throw up Death Shroud and Kiss of Lyliss, those also affect your feat. Enjoy your P+S 18 lightning! Granted, it's only on one target, but Death Shroud can potentially snag several, meaning you can hit a couple with an effective P+S 16 and disruption.
Clearly pNemo is not going to be a good choice for a one-list tournament, but if that second list is optional, I recommend you take him just to mess around with those warjack-heavy armies - especially Cryx, who will not appreciate your lightning against their low ARM warjacks. Deathjack doesn't look so scary when you're hitting him with a Stormclad at an effective P+S 25.