Set 3: Human Paladin of Stratis
By Bruce R. Cordell and Rob Heinsoo
It Rocks: The Human Paladin of Stratis fights without fear and without
pity. All the troops in the Paladins presence gain a +4 bonus to
saves against fear and to morale checks. This may sound tame, but in truth
it is a huge benefit -- it magnifies the efficiency of your troops
by at least 25%. And speaking of troops, the Paladin of Stratis brings
a whopping 6 points of command to the table. Wow.
and Tactics: You want to use the Paladin
of Stratiss Aura of Courage (which provides the +4 bonus). That
means youll have to maneuver your model close enough to your troops
to provide the benefit while they are in combat. When theyve lost
at least half of their health, they stand a far better chance of making
that morale saving throw and staying in the fight with the Paladin around.
choice of troops is interesting. You could be smart and conservative and
simply bring the appealing Human Templars to the table -- they deal impressive
damage, and the Paladins Aura of Courage guarantees that they can
fully utilize their 6 health (as opposed to wasting half of it if they
fail a morale saving throw when they reach 3 or fewer health).
to loading up on models of your own faction is to consider some powerful
cross-faction troops. Remember, with the Human Paladin of Stratis youve
got 6 command points. You could use it to field a Dire Boar, maneuver
three Stone Children, or even team up with a few ranged-attack-minded
Wood Elf Skirmishers. The great thing about the Paladins Aura of
Courage is that it affects all allied models.
Who Hate to See It: Fearless, the Paladin of Stratis channels holy
power sufficiently to grant it a turn undead bonus of +5. Low-level undead
dont want to see the Paladin.
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