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Chainmail Set 3: Dwarf Zealot
By Bruce R. Cordell and Rob Heinsoo

Model: Dwarf Zealot

Faction: Mordengard

Why It Rocks: The Dwarf Zealot inflicts melee damage 3 with one hit, it’s Fearless, and you can fit a lot of ’em into a warband.

Tricks and Tactics: Dwarf Zealots aren’t easy to control, so you can’t be subtle or tricky with them. Enemies willing to sacrifice minor models to draw off Zealots can keep your models from fighting the enemies they should attack, unless you’re prepared to just let a Zealot stand on turns you don’t have the command to maneuver it. On the bright side, the Zealot is a bit speedier than the rest of the dwarves.

Zealots are extremely tough in melee, but that threat, combined with their low armor, means they’re usually your enemy’s first target. Your goal is to eliminate more of the enemy models than you’ve lost by the time you’ve lost the Zealot. One of the best ways to increase the Zealots’ longevity is to play them with the Dwarf Hammer Priest. The Priest’s endurance +2 spell work well on a Fearless models like the Zealot, because you can count on getting the spell’s full benefit. No single Dwarf Zealot can benefit from more than one endurance spell, so play with more than one Zealot.

Enemies Who Hate to See It: Warbands with non-Fearless models that have less than 7 health don’t like to see the Zealot coming.

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