There are many mercenary companies in Westeros. Each one has their own unique style. A commander who wants to bolster their numbers, and has the money to pay for it, can get some of these warriors-for-coin to join the battle. In the A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game, players will soon have two Stormcrow Mercenary units they can recruit. In this article, we get a look at just what you're buying.
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The Stormcrow Mercenaries unit costs 5 points to add to an army. They have a Move of 5, and they roll 7 dice in melee when at full ranks, hitting on a 4+. They have a Defense Save of 4+. As for their Morale, it’s a moderate 7+. Stormcrows aren’t well known to their loyalty to anything except money, which is where their Special Abilities come in. Being a mercenary company, the Stormcrows must be ready to fight just about anywhere against just about anyone. As such, they are rather adaptable. That reflects on their stats by letting them have 1 attachment added to the unit cost 1 point less when being purchased. For example, a Unit Attachment that would regularly cost 2 points would only cost 1 point when joining a Stormcrow Mercenary unit. Their other Special Ability, Motivated by Coin, comes in when they are targeted by the Wealth space on the Tactics Board. Instead of the usual restoring of Wounds and removal of a Condition Token, the Stormcrow Mercenaries may make a free Attack. So, if a player just needs one more attack to do in an enemy, the Stormcrow Mercenaries can provide that at the cost of restoring Wounds and removing a Condition token. It changes the Wealth zone from a defensive one to an offensive one, making the unit perfect for players who think that the best defense is a great offense.
The Stormcrow Mercenaries box comes with the Stormcrow Lieutenant Unit Attachment. Adding him to a unit costs just a single point. It’s good to note that due to the Mercenaries’ Adaptable ability, it means that the Lieutenant is free to add to said unit. So, unless there’s a different unit attachment that a player simply must add to that unit, there’s almost no reason to not add a Lieutenant to a Stormcrow Mercenaries unit. His ability is straight-forward, but tied to the Wealth space on the Tactics Board. While controlling the Wealth Space, the Lieutenant’s unit gains +1 die in combat and their attacks gain Sundering. That’s quite a bonus, giving whatever unit he’s part of more of an offensive punch, and the synergies with the Stormcrow Mercenaries unit is plain.