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The Commander - A Class of Leadership and Combat Tactics


Amid the shouts and screams of battle, a half-orc’s voice rises above the rest. He stands at the center of a group of elite warriors, his exalted cries urging them onwards to glory and victory.

The goblins lie unawares, fat and content from a day of looting. The lone guard fails to notice the elf approaching – or the half-score of armed raiders that match each of her silent footsteps.

A human raises her shield to deflect a blow from the raging orc, then replies with a single well-placed thrust of her spear. As the orc’s fellows bear down upon her mage companion, she surges forward to intercept their attacks and grant her ally the opportunity to retreat.

Commanders are squad leaders, warriors that coordinate and organize other warriors and characters to make their motley group more effective than the sum of their parts. Characters and concepts that the commander shines at modelling include warlords, mercenary commanders, and military officers. These characters are formidable warriors in their own right, but where they truly shine is as the lynchpin of the group in combat.

Bolster your allies! Enhance your companions' mobility, combat prowess, and staying power with Coordination dice and the Improved Aid action!

Choose your Leadership Style! Lead how YOU want with Leadership Abilities and three distinct subclasses!

A New Take on a Fan Favorite! Experience the full 4th Edition warlord with 5th Edition rules!

Pondstrider Games is not responsible for bickering, questioning of orders, or any other dissent within the ranks of the party. In the event of low squad morale and cohesion, Pondstrider Games recommends the commander character administer beatings and harsh rationing of supplies until such time as morale improves. 

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File Last Updated:
February 14, 2019
This title was added to our catalog on July 04, 2018.