Set 2: Dwarf Thunderlasher
By Bruce R. Cordell and Rob Heinsoo
It Rocks: The Dwarf Thunderlasher wields an elemental whip of caged
thunder. He can damage and even stun opposing models with the sonic crack
of his whip. Large and small models alike rightly fear the Dwarf Thunderlasher.
& Tactics: Because the Dwarf Thunderlasher has double the reach
of most models his size, he enjoys an expanded potential for affecting
other models. A great way to exploit this advantage is to advance with
a tougher, higher-armor model first, and maneuver the Dwarf Thunderlasher
to follow just behind. This is a good tactic because you want to get the
Thunderlasher near a high-health or high-armor enemy model. The touch
attack of the Thunderlasher's sonic whip is s great way to stun even the
strongest opposing models, no matter how heavily armored.
though Dwarf Thunderlashers have low health, a failed morale saving throw
doesn't necessarily mean they'll rout off the field. Like all dwarves,
their slow speed means they're likely to stay on the board long enough
for your commander to rally them.
Who Hate to See It: Because the Dwarf Thunderlasher's sonic whip doesn't
depend on the enemy's armor for a successful strike, opposing models who
paid a cost for high armor rightfully fear coming up against a Dwarf Thunderlasher.
Other Dwarves, Thalos's constructs, and big demons like the Abyssal Ravager
want someone else in their warband to kill the Thunderlasher fast.
Warband That Might Want to Use It: If you're building a Thalos warband
using the Pulverizer, the Dwarf Thunderlasher may be an interesting addition,
since both rely on sonic energy to destroy their enemies. And unlike cold
energy, electrical energy, fire energy, and even acid -- all of which
Abyssal models from the Naresh faction can resist -- sonic energy hits
everything in the game equally hard.
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