MERCENARY VARIENT GREATSWORDS
Captain Comb, Shoot, Acad, Strength, Speed
Champion Comb, Stren, Speed
Young Comb, Stren, Speed
Hefty Swords No member of a Greatsword warband would ever wield a large hammer or axe as a great weapon
their signature is the massive, two-handed greatsword itself! If a hero or henchman has the skill Expert Swordsman, he may reroll any sword OR Double-handed weapon he attacks with when he is charging. This is an exception to the normal rule that says that double-handed swords may not be rerolled. Wielders of a greatsword may still not parry, as the usual rules (it's not THAT much like a sword!)
Strengthened Fighters Any Champion or Captain that is wielding a double-handed weapon ignores the rule of strike last whenever he charges. This bonus lasts for the first round of combat only, after which he strikes last as normal.
Forged Armor All experienced Greatswords are clad in sturdy armor, some of which is forged by the dwarves themselves. All Starting Captains, Champions, Youngbloods, and Swordsman in the warband MUST start the campaign with one of the following armor items, which may be purchased at the following price. No roll for rarity is needed at start up.:
Toughened Leathers 5gc (accessible to Swordsmen too, even after start-up)
Light Armor 10gc
Heavy Armor 25gc
Gromril Armor 120c Heroes only
(Reduced prices are for start up only. After Start-up, all armor must be bought at normal price, and at normal Rarity, as per the normal rules.)
If the hero or swordsman loses his armor, the next purchase your warband makes MUST be some form of armor to replace the lost item. You may not make any other purchase until that armor is bought.
Champions & Captains are so vain, in fact, that they must start the Campaign with Heavy or Gromril Armor. They will never wear any armor except for Heavy, Gromril, or Ithilmar armor. If they lose the armor for any reason, they must immediately purchase Heavy, Gromril or Ithilmar Armor as your next purchase. You may not make any other purchase until that armor is bought. They may also wear magical armor, should you be fortunate enough to find any.
EDIT: Added Captain to the "Strengthened Fighter" rule... it makes sense that the leader of a group of Greatswords would be one too,and it's not so amazing an ability that it'll break the warband, I suspect.