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Chainmail Set 2: Ghoul
By Bruce R. Cordell and Rob Heinsoo

Model: Ghoul

Faction: Ahmut’s Legion

Why It Rocks: Undead ghouls, "born" of the corpses of fallen foes, paralyze enemy models with a touch! Except for other undead, constructs, and elves, everyone fears the stilling touch of the ghoul.

Tricks and Tactics: The Ghoul doesn’t have exceptionally high health. However, you really want to get it into contact with a high-health model, in which your enemy has invested a lot of points -- that way you get an opportunity to use your Paralyzing Touch! Even though the Ghoul doesn’t have the best attack modifiers, the model has Extra Melee Attack, which significantly increases the odds of a successful strike. The way to get your Ghoul into position without drawing an attack of opportunity (if against a large model with reach) is to send another model at your enemy first, perhaps a Skeletal Dog. This sucks up the attack of opportunity (if against a large model with reach) and provides any enemy model another target for its attacks. If possible, don’t move your Ghoul into contact with the chosen enemy until after the enemy has already taken an action for the round -- you don’t want to be swatted before you have a chance to paralyze. If you win initiative and you already have your Ghoul in contact with an enemy model, consider activating the Ghoul first with both its attacks, before your foe can attack and destroy the Ghoul.

Enemies Who Hate to See It: Whenever a warband contains an especially expensive model, such as the Ogre Delver, it hates fighting enemies that can neutralize that high-cost model without plowing through its high armor or high health. The Ghoul fits this niche perfectly.

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