The Aradus Soldier is the other half of the new warbeast kit for the Skorne horde. Let’s take a look.
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Like the Aradus Sentinel, this beast has an impressive stat line (except for speed) and a moderate point cost. With the abilities: Carapace, Steady, and Advanced Deployment, this slow and steady beast can make it across to the enemy and have an impact.
Heightened Metabolism: Grants snacking: a small heal each time he kills a living model. Can be useful for its remove from play and I have also found it to be helpful if he takes a few pot shots on the way in to combat or to make him almost unkillable against standard infantry units.
Advanced Deploy: Considering this is the slowest warbeast ever if it didn’t have advanced deployment I do not believe it would be playable, but it does so the speed 3 doesn’t really affect it at all.
Carapace: Grants a significant increase to shooting and free strikes defense.
Steady: Always being on your feat is never a bad thing.
Barbed Claws (Weapon): Pull, a strong bite with 2 “weak” arms make this guy surprisingly good in combat.
Overall: I have found the soldier to be a strong addition to the Skorne stable the twin reach attacks. Although somewhat soft and slow, Skorne has plenty of fixers for both. It can be hard to justify taking him over a bronze back, but the one point cost reduction and reach have come in handy more often than not. Overall not as good as his brother but still a good model.