Set 3: Dwarf Hammer Priest
By Bruce R. Cordell and Rob Heinsoo
Dwarf Hammer Priest
It Rocks: What have the dwarves been waiting for all along? A kick-ass
commander with a big pool of command points plus the ability to stand
up to enemy models in his own right. The Dwarf Hammer Priest is that model,
with "buffing" and attack spells to boot.
and Tactics: As with other commanders bearing helpful spells, you
should try to take the time for the Dwarf Hammer Priest to cast his buffing
spells on your favored allied model. A good choice for that model is the
Dwarf Zealot. Even though the Zealot is a difficult troop, youve
got the command to get him where he needs to go.
the Dwarf Hammer Priest cant forget that, as a dwarf, hes
slow. You just might not have the time to buff-up in some situations.
If you cant get off all those spells, dont worry -- another
supremely useful tactic is to turn your spells in for healing. Move up
behind your front-line fighters and provide healing as they need it. This
will keep them in the fight far longer than they would otherwise. Plus,
you can provide nearby models with bonuses to their morale save if they
face a morale check.
your Dwarf Hammer Priest is no slouch himself -- he has a high armor and
inflicts 2 points of damage every time he hits. Sometimes, you need to
enter melee with him, but dont put him up against the enemys
primo model if you can help it. The enemy will try to kill the Hammer
Priest so your army loses its command. Because he is so good in melee,
you must always guard against entering the fight too quickly. Recognize
melee as a viable possibility in the right situation: when you judge that
you can take down the model you are about to engage before it can do the
same to you.
Who Hate to See It: Among the Dwarf Hammer Priests many abilities,
it also can turn undead with a healthy +6 bonus to its check. Its
no wonder that otherwise fearsome warbands sporting undead hate to see
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