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August 11th - The Lord of Steel

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Happy Friday Wyrdos!  We are continuing our look at some of the commanders coming out of The Other Side this Friday.  Today we take a look at Yokowo Yemo, aka The Lord of Steel.

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The Lord of Steel is a title given to Abyssinia's greatest warrior. The title currently resides with Yokowo Yemo, a skilled fighter and brilliant tactician. Yokowo joined the armed services at the age of sixteen and has been rising through the ranks ever since.

Yokowo is known for his particularly aggressive hit and run tactics, which led the Abyssinian engineers to create a special jetpack just for him. This has led to Yokowo always managing to be where the fighting is thickest, which in turn earns him the respect of all those he leads.

All Lords of Steel, Yokowo included, wield the Spear of Ages. This mighty spear has one of Abyssinia's first Soulstones, a rare green gem, fused into its hilt. The spear gives its wielder incredible power, and the fusion of steel and magic allows it to cut through almost any object.

While Yokowo is a talented Commander, he is known more for his bizarre strategies in battle than for his measured approach. His odd tactics often throw the enemy off guard, allowing him to pull victory from dire situations.

On the tabletop, the Lord of Steel is a fast, melee based Commander. Unlike many Commanders, the Lord of Steel leads from the front and possesses no inherent way to improve his Company. Instead, he makes use of his mobility and Stratagems to ensure that his troops are fighting at optimum capacity.

This often means that you'll want to look at Assets that either make the Lord of Steel even more independent, such as defensive Assets, or ones that allow him to interact more with the units in his Company.

Contrary to most Commanders, the Lord of Steel only possesses a Tactics value of 1. This disadvantage means that he will have to choose his battles carefully, though he has access to cheaper Stratagems via his Brilliant Mind.

Utilizing the Lord of Steel effectively on the table is all about choosing your fights wisely and making sure he doesn't outpace your Company too greatly with his enhanced mobility

 

Discuss away!

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As if I needed more convincing, that just sealed the deal that I made the right choice. Abyssinia! Superb tough looking model and artwork!

Have a feeling I'm going to wish he wasn't fully assembled to get a decent paint job on parts of him.

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I very much prefer Lord of Steel to Prince Unathi tbh. 

He gives a lot of mobility to the mediocre mobility of Abyssinia. he can charge through half the table and isn`t that easy to take down.

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2 hours ago, trikk said:

I very much prefer Lord of Steel to Prince Unathi tbh. 

He gives a lot of mobility to the mediocre mobility of Abyssinia. he can charge through half the table and isn`t that easy to take down.

My Basotho Cav and Marauders scoff at your mentions of inferior mobility.

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They are fast but they have issues in getting into the backline objectives as they are pretty easy to tie in combat. Lord of Steel just Whooms around the battlefield and claims objectives ;)

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33 minutes ago, trikk said:

Lord of Steel just Whooms around the battlefield and claims objectives ;)

I'm with trikk on this one. Anyone that Whooms is awesome.

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The only drawbacks to to Lord of Steel are the 1 TA and the fact that he moves so much faster than his support. He can easily be isolated on the field if you get to exuberant. 

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