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Warlord EssentialsD&D Insider Article
Born to Lead
By Robert J. Schwalb

A warlord is a welcome addition to any adventuring group. Possessed of experience, talent, and natural leadership, warlords can bring their tactical expertise to bear on the battlefield, enabling those at their sides to adapt their own fighting techniques to take advantage of the warlord’s combat style. Warlords may be adept at battlefield command, but few warlords share the same methods, instead using maneuvers arising from their combat experience, their backgrounds, and even their people. This article presents a solid foundation on which you can join the ranks of countless others who become some of the game’s most dynamic and varied leaders.

You’d do well to not put too much stock in your plans, for no tactic is without flaws, no strategy is without weakness. Instead, look to the men and women who follow you, and foster in them courage and ferocity. Show them victory’s path and lead them down it. Without them, you fight alone, and no man short of a god can defeat an army.

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    About the Author

    Robert J. Schwalb is an award-winning game designer whose more recent work can be found in Martial Power 2, Draconomicon 2, and Primal Power. Robert lives in Tennessee.

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