||ELITES - the assault troops
Dargshadza – the assault troops, being those who are sent first into battle, typically as the vanguard of attacks against enemy strongpoints and fortifications. Especially brave Dargshadza get promoted to the ranks of the elite Death Knight orgars. Equiped with darkmoon shields. Most carry 2 handed axes, swords hammers etc or some form of serrated polearm
Armour of spiked reinforced plated mail (8 AP to all locations) Due to training they ½ strike rank penalties. -7 in this case.
Black Star: An oversized mace with a long handle and several rigid spikes emerging from its flanged head, the Black Star is a speciality weapon used by Drakkarim Infantry troops called Shieldbreakers. Using the same principle as the stiletto, these weapons allow a wielder to ignore cloth and leather based Armour points. Used in conjunction with nalzheng-wielding skirmishers, Shieldbreakers equipped with Black Stars can decimate a defensive line of lightly-armoured warriors with brutal ease.
Dark Axe: A wicked barbed axe favoured by many Drakkarim soldiers for its ability to catch an opponent’s weapons and tear them out of their grasp, this axe has several metal protrusions around the head and along its metal-jacketed haft. Any time an opponent is struck by a Dark Axe in melee combat while wielding a one-handed melee weapon the attacker can perform a free disarm combat Manoeuvre in addition to any one chosen.
Spiked: Adding long spikes to specific areas of armour can make any style of armour into a risky proposition for opponents relying on Unarmed and natural attacks. Anyone that strikes a section of the body covered by a spiked armour segment with his bare flesh will suffer 1D3 damage. Also, grappling with or being grappled by someone who is wearing spiked armour segments will inflict 1D4 damage each round to a random Hit Location.
Spiking armour adds 1 ENC worth of spikes and rivets to the weight of the armour; it also increases the Armour Penalty by 1 – even though the armour itself gains no additional AP.