Model Tactics
Chainmail Set 2: Grimlock Trooper
By Bruce R. Cordell and Rob Heinsoo

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Model: Grimlock Trooper

Faction: Drazen’s Horde

Why It Rocks: Fearsome, eyeless humanoids sniff out and ambush the unwary in the lightless depths. Though lacking sight, the Grimlock Trooper possesses other keen senses to compensate: It’s got the Blindsight ability, baby! Darkness? Pah! The Grimlock Trooper likes it that way.

Tricks and Tactics: The best use for you Grimlock Trooper is under the veil of magical darkness. Make sure you build a warband with a model that can cast or trigger darkness, such as the Tiefling Fighter. Against other models without Blind-Fight or Blindsight, your Grimlocks have a wonderful advantage: Before attacking, opposing models must roll 11+ on a d20, or their attacks automatically miss. Since the Grimlock Trooper has Blindsight (not Blind-Fight), you need not make a check to attempt a normal melee attack against that enemy. Moreover, your Grimlock Trooper receives a +3 bonus on its attack rolls against enemies that can’t see it.

So, you have an army with a huge advantage in darkness -- you can strike, but your enemies can’t. Your mission is simple: Drop darkness on the biggest concentration of enemy forces, and engage.

Enemies Who Hate To See It: If you’ve got Grimlock Troopers, you’ve also got other models that can cast or trigger darkness. Large models with high melee attacks (and without Blind-Fight or Blindsight) have the most to lose when fighting in darkness -- no matter how high their attack modifiers, they still must roll an 11+ on a d20 to attempt their attack. In the dark, Grimlock Troopers terrorize all.

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