Who they are:  The Patricians are the “elite” faction, trading models for better stats and weapons.  That being said, as this is a skirmish game you will find that even elite gangs typically only have one or two models less than normal gangs.  They also can bring their staff along to help bolster numbers.

 

How they play:  The Patricians have two main play styles.  The primary style is the “hanger’s on” style where you run the various nobles. 

 

The secondary style is a more bubble style with the various guard models.  

 

Surprisingly, for an elite faction, the Patricians have a very limited amount of magic, with the only mage being Moon, one half of the Sun and Moon duo. 

 

Sample Lists:  The two following lists are legal 100 ducat lists:

 

List 1:  (Using the Patrician’s Starter Bos with the Sun and Moon blister)

Leader:

Venetian Noble

Heroes:

Sun

Moon

 

Henchmen:

Barnabotti

Barnabotti

Household Staff

 

This first list is designed around a minimum investment.  It gives an overall rounded force, along with the magical backup Moon provides.

 

List 2:  (Guards List, using two boxes of the City Guard)

Leader:

Guard Commander

Heroes:

Captain of the Guard

 

Henchmen:

Marksman of the Guard

Marksman of the Guard

Soldier of the Guard

Soldier of the Guard

Soldier of the Guard

 

Equipment:

Flashbang Grenade

 

While this list is a little more expensive (requiring two boxes instead of a box and a blister) it allows you to maximize the Command Abilities of the Guard Commander and Captain.  Also, remember that Carnevale does not have facing so Line of Sight includes models behind the Commander or Captain using their Command Ability.