Renly Baratheon – The Charismatic Heir
Perfection incarnate, the King of the Peach, Renly Baratheon – The Charismatic Heir graces his chosen unit with the two abilities as well. First is BOLDNESS AND COURAGE: When this unit makes a Melee Attack, it is always treated as having one additional rank. If it already has full ranks, it rolls +2 attack dice. Renly’s second ability is the EMBOLDEN keyword, which gives +1 to morale tests to any other friendly unit within short range of this unit. Unfortunately, this morale bonus does not apply to his own unit, as Renly’s glory is slightly less glamorous to the soldiers fighting at his shoulder. Finally, Renly believes in Renly and has Loyalty to himself.
A lot of interesting stuff, but I’m not seeing the upside on the Stag Knights really. For instance – vanilla NW Sworn Bros are 6 pts to take and profile 7/5/4 (3+) with critical and sundering baked in already and the same save. So when Stags are down to their last rank they’d theoretically achieve the same kit with the only additional benefit being +3 dice. Nice to have in that moment but Sworn Bros would have had that punch all along if healthy. Not terrible IMO, but I feel like since their usefulness comes with great risk they are priced quite high.
Totally agree, they don’t make sense at 8. They don’t even start with one of the perks like cave dweller savages, they have to lose a rank first.
Yeah, but nobody likes the cave dwellers. 😉
I agree with you that eight points is quite expensive, but think about how cool you will look on the battlefield. With high fashion comes high costs.