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Warlords rule by the Law of the Sword, establishing a chain of command based on battlefield glory. Their armies consist of highly specialized, mobile troops and powerful beasts. Warlords are master tacticians, and often legendary warriors unto themselves. Though they tend to trust the power of their hardened armies over supernatural forces, Warlords have mastered arcane skills that strengthen their armies.
Below you will find several examples of units and skills that are exclusive to the Warlord.
I was good enough with my bow to join a company of archers, but my heart has always been on my father's ranch. Unfortunately ranching isn't so profitable. When Romoro the Warlord inherited our city, I was able to train as a mounted archer. We now ride around the battlefield with the speed of cavalry, launching volleys while moving out of range of pikes and swords.
Plight of the Common by Orson Macdonner, Rancher
Nippling County's swamp was filled with undesirables. Every winter when food got scarce, the swamp's denizens would leave the swamp to snack on the villagers. Their Warlord decided he'd train them to be Monster Hunters. The next winter when the hungry creatures shambled from the bogs, the villagers used their newly acquired skills in slaying monsters with their crossbows and great swords.
Catch Them All by Ashley Katsun, Shepherd Scholar
Gerta was the Warlord's favorite concubine, a beastly woman, more ogre than person. I used to be jealous. Until I saw his adolescent children, and realized female seduction would never give the Warlord what he wanted. Gerta's children were huge destructive beings, more intent on walking through a door than figuring out how to open it. Inhumanly strong, huge and they scarcely noticed when you beat them. His Warbreed were born to destroy.
The Warlord's Harem by Scarlet Mallow, Concubine
They came from the sky. Men riding great flying cats. It sounds absurd when you state it outright. Cats have no business flying. Did I say they were lion sized cats with spiky tails? They flew right over the walls of Lily Town. The men that fought became their food source. I surrendered. I mean... Flying Cats!
"Conquest Interviews" by R.L. Stinton, Battlefield Auditor
Target friendly unit gains additional movement and action points upon killing an enemy unit in combat.
Steadfast prevents a unit's health from dropping below 1 hitpoint for a limited amount of time.
The 'Enemy in domain' and 'Enemy at the gates' morale penalties are twice as effective against the caster's enemies. In addition, the caster's units require less upkeep cost outside of their Empire's domain.
Bestows all friendly units with Tireless. Tireless units don't spend action points for attacks of opportunity or retaliation.
All your units gain Charge, First Strike, and are promoted to the gold medal rank. All units produced in your cities gain gold medals as well.