House Bolton is well known for its cruelty. Meeting them on the battlefield is bad enough. Just make sure you don't get captured and taken back to their keep. A horrifying fate awaits you. The Bolton Blackguards are the House's main troops, and soon, they'll be making their way to the tabletops in the Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game. In this preview, we get a look at just what players can expect.
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The cruelty and sadism of House Bolton is known throughout Westeros. Nobody likes looking across the field and seeing the banner of the Flayed Man on the other side of the field. Their presence alone can turn the tide of battles, as the strength and resolve of their enemies simply fades into the very soil. This month, House Bolton’s heaviest foot troops will be marching to war. Let’s take a deeper look at the House Bolt Blackguards and see what players will be dealing with.
The Blackguards are not a cheap unit, coming in at six points to add to an army. Being a Neutral unit means that most players will have a chance to add them to their forces, but it also means that they can also encounter them on the other side of the field often as well. With such a hefty point cost, the unit dons its heaviest of armor, granting them a 3+ Defense Save. However, such armor is heavy and slows the unit down to a Movement speed of only 4. The unit is equipped with spiked flails, throwing seven dice when they attack and hitting on a 4+. Being paid in coin and their own sadistic nature grants them a Morale value of 6+. They won’t quit the battlefield easily, but they also know that sometimes discretion is the better part of... well... they’re not really valorous, but they’d rather watch others get harmed than get hurt themselves.