Dunlending Cavalry - Playtest

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Dunlending Cavalry - Playtest

Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:47 am

Dunlending Cavalry (Man)
Points Value: 13

Move 6”
F...... S D A W C
3/4+ 4 4 1 1 3

Wargear
Armour, Hand Weapon, Horse

Army:
Isengard

Options
• Bow …………………………………………….…………………. 1pts
• Shield …………………………………………….………………. 1pts
• Two-handed Weapon…………………….………………. 1pts
• Banner…………………………………………….……………. 25pts

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Re: Dunlending Cavalry - Playtest

Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:50 am

About this profile

The Dunlending Cavalry are the evil counterpart to Riders of Rohan.

They have the same points cost.

Differences:
Advantages: Dunlendings are S4 (as per their warrior profile) and can take 2 handed weapons.
Disadvantages: They have to pay for the shield and bow Rohirrim get for free, and can't use both at once. They don't have Rohan's expert rider rule. They can't take throwing weapons.

The result is a less-talented but more brutal form of cavalry, and an appropriate price.

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Re: Dunlending Cavalry - Playtest

Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:33 am

I feel like their has been a oppotunity missed here.

In War of the Ring Dunlending Cavalry had this great Special rule named "Burning Rick Cott and Tree".
This would be an awesome oppotunity to carry a similar rule onto SBG version.

In WotR the rule allowed Dunlending Cavalry to ignore the defensive bonus for attacking unit insde defensive terrain features, which could easily be written/ converted into SBG.

Proposed Special Rule

Burning Rick, Cott, and Tree: Whilst mounted, Dunlending Horsemen do not need to make "In the Way" checks when making strikes against a model defending against them behind a barrier.

They would still lose their charge bonuses when charge enemy models behind a barrier but they wouldn't need to check for in the ways which would give them a unique advantage in some situations.

~Kylie

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