Model Tactics
Chainmail Set 2: Dwarf Thunderlasher
By Bruce R. Cordell and Rob Heinsoo


Model: Dwarf Thunderlasher

Faction: Mordengard

Why 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.

Tricks & 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.

Even 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.

Enemies 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.

Cross-Faction 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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