The Firstborns are unusual amongst the Shaltari, since their spirit still inhabits the original body they were born with. Even as adults, these individuals are impetuous and fiery in the eyes of older Shaltari. Keen to prove themselves both in bravery and in deeds they become an elite cadre of close combat troops. In Shaltari society, there are few better ways of proving one’s bravery in martial terms. Also, their natural aggression and potency serves them well in the crucible of room to room combat, where Firstborns are noted for their savagery and bloodlust.
Equipped with a similar model of Warsuit to ordinary Braves, the Firstborns can overcome their physical limitations to become 8 foot tall towering avatars of destruction. They are armed with Shaltari energy swords, a weapon linked with honour and martial prowess. It’s almost unheard of to see swords actually used in combat anywhere else in the 27th century.
Is there a better room-clearing unit in all of Dropzone Commander? Alright, maybe Eviscerators, but these are a close second! Great at dealing with both heavily and lightly armoured infantry, the Firstborns excel at close quarters battle. With duel Wave Pistols and Energy swords, they can deal out a lot of damage.
However, they can also take a beating. While there are only 3 to a base, Armour 9 and a 4+ Dodge means that most infantry will struggle to damage them in the first place, even before their saving throw. Their Warsuits also have inbuilt Active countermeasures meaning they can safely be out in the open against anti-infantry fire, and also allow them to re-roll Collateral Damage hits, meaning they’re going to survive a long time.
Contains 4 plastic bases of 3 Firstborns each.
Resin miniatures supplied unpainted and unassembled. This kit will require cleaning and assembly, and could need some small holes filled.