Legends of Halaak

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Legends of Halaak[edit]

Skorne Praetorian Character Unit

Once respected members of the warrior caste, the Praetorians now known as the Legends of Halaak spent the early years of their careers clashing with one another in house feuds. It was not until their houses were destroyed that Valgesh, Cidaar, and J’Deth would join forces and earn greater acclaim. When Supreme Archdomina Makeda overthrew Vinter, this trio of renowned warriors went west to offer their services to House Balaash.


Faction(s) Skorne
Type Unit
Base Size Small
Unit Size 3
SPD 7
MAT 8
DEF 14
ARM 15
HP 5
Cost 8

Weapons and Attacks[edit]

Valgesh[edit]

2 * Sword A Praetorian Swordsman, POW 9

  • Combo Strike (★ Attack) - Make a melee attack. Instead of making a normal damage roll, the POW of the damage roll is equal to this model's STR plus twice the POW of this weapon. (POW 12)
  • Weapon Master - When attacking with this weapon, add an additional die to its damage rolls.

Cidaar[edit]

Naginata A long weapon, POW 11

  • Defensive Strike - Once per turn, when an enemy enters and ends their movement in this model's melee range, it may make one basic melee attack against it.
  • Weapon Master - When attacking with this weapon, add an additional die to its damage rolls.

J'Deth[edit]

2 * Mace RNG 0.5, POW 10

  • Combo Smite (★ Attack) - Model hit is slammed. The slam damage roll has 2xPOW added, but collateral damage has no POW added. (POW 14)
  • Weapon Master - When attacking with this weapon, add an additional die to its damage rolls.

Special Abilities[edit]

  • Defensive Line - While base to base with another model in the unit gain a DEF boost in melee and immunity to knockdown.
  • Relentless Charge - This model gains Pathfinder while it is charging.
  • Side Step - When this model hits an enemy model with an initial melee attack or a melee special attack, it can advance up to 2" after the attack is resolved.

Thoughts on Legends of Halaak[edit]

Legends of Halaak in a nutshell[edit]

The Legends of Halaak are small based weapon masters - and they hit extremely hard. Valgesh (the leader) is the most expendible, and J'Deth's combo strike can be utterly game winning. All in all they are fast moving and hard hitting pathfinders, doing almost everything. At less than 3 point per model, and multiple wounds and multiple attacks each with an absurd MAT and good speed what's not to love?

Combos & Synergies[edit]

Drawbacks and Downsides[edit]

  • Low model count.

Tricks and Tactics[edit]

  • Sometimes you want to use defensive line, sometimes you want to spread out. Often you need to spread out and hide them during the advance, to avoid AOE's on the approach.
  • Valgesh wants to combo strike against anything ARM 16+ (with wounds) even when charging.
  • Lining up J'deth's combo smite to knock one model into another can have amazing rewards.

Changes from Mk2[edit]

They no longer lose abilities when one of them dies - but they lost a point of POW

The Great Skorne Errata made them faster and turned their Flank into extra MAT and Weapon Master. Ouch!

Other[edit]

Rules Clarifications[edit]

Trivia[edit]

Theme Forces this is a member of[edit]

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Legends of Halaak
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