While many would claim to be the greatest swordsmen in Westeros, the Unsullied Swordmasters would like to have a word with them. The training regimen for the Unsullied is brutal. Only one in three prospects even survive to the end. However, with such rigorous training comes some truly fantastic results. The Unsullied are some of the greatest warriors to ever take the field. Now, House Targaryen is bringing them to bear in their bid to retake the Iron Throne. Soon, Targaryen players in the A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game will be able to bring these paragons of the blade to the table. Let’s see just what they’re capable of.
The Unsullied Swordmasters are one of the more expensive units to field, costing 9 points. However, they sure pack a punch for that point cost. The Unsullied have a Speed of 6, which owes to their moderate armor and heavy training in it. Their Defense Save is a 4+, once more owing to the moderate nature of the armor that they wear, wanting to be more flexible and maneuverable instead of weighed down by heavy plate. Their Morale is a very good 4+. Due to their training, they fear nothing that the battlefield has to offer and will gladly stay and fight against any odds. Also owing to that confidence, the unit has the Unyielding special ability. It’s a simple, but powerful rule that says the unit can never gain Condition tokens. With all the ways those tokens can be gained and further utilized in the game, this is a powerful rule that means the unit is rarely below peak performance.
Offensively, the Unsullied Swordmasters really pack a punch. The unit rolls an amazing 10 dice when at full ranks and hits on a 2+. They can very easily be relied upon to deal 8-9 Hits with average rolls. And, of course, never being Weakened means never having to worry about an opponent imposing rerolls that way on them. Tied with their attack, they have one more special rule: Unsullied Prowess. This gives the unit’s attacks Precision, meaning that rolls of a 6 allow no Defense Save for the enemy. Rolling so many dice, there’s real chance of multiple Hits going straight through the enemy’s armor each time the Unsullied Swordmasters attack.
Speaking of, the unit also comes with the Unsullied Officer Unit Attachment. They cost 3 points and bestow a new Order on the unit they’re in. Relentless lets the Targaryen player choose to have the Officer’s unit make another attack instead of activating a unit. With the full-on offensive capabilities of the Unsullied Swordmasters, this can be truly devastating to the enemy. With potentially up to 20 attack dice being thrown in a single game round by the unit, the Unsullied Swordmasters and attached Officer are dangerous to even the most heavily-armored of foes.
The Unsullied Swordmasters are true dervishes on the battlefield, unmatched in their combat abilities. House Targaryen’s first non-cavalry unit will certainly cause a stir on the tabletop.
You can read more about the Unsullied Swordmasters here.