The war to claim the Iron Throne has thrown all of Westeros into chaos. The Great Houses are headed to the field of battle. There are plenty of people in the land that have no alliance to anyone and will gladly sell their services to the highest bidder. These sellswords can bring resources and abilities not often found within a regular army’s forces, and commanders all over seek them out for the unique aspects they bring to bear. Soon, players in the A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game will have a host of new Neutral options that they can add to their forces. In this article, we’ll look over some of these new options and see how they can greatly change how an army plays.
The Neutral Heroes #2 box offers seven new characters that players can add to their forces. They contain a mix of Unit Attachments as well as NCUs, letting players customize their forces as they see fit. There are even two new Commander options.
For Attachments, players could decide to add Brienne, Maid of Tarth, to their army. She turns the unit she’s attached to into a homing missile aimed directly at a specific enemy unit. Her Knightly Vow special ability grants her unit +1 to Hit and +2 attack dice versus one enemy chosen at the start of the game. Adding to that, she gives her unit Stalwart, giving them +2 to their Morale rolls. Or, players may choose to add the likes of Bronn, the archetypical sellsword. His Extra Incentive ability grants his unit extra speed, attack dice, and bonuses to their Morale, but only when the army is in control of the Wealth Zone on the Tactics board.