The Fate of Old Andrukah
Shield and Sword
Chapter: Storm Wardens Action: Free Action Cost: 2
Effects: Many Battle-Brothers of the Storm Wardens Chapter favour storm shields and power swords and train to fight side by side with these heavy weapons. The Storm Wardens have adapted this tactic to other forms of melee combat. While this ability is in effect, the Battle-Brother and those in Support Range of him can Parry attacks directed against those by their side (allies within 2 metres). In addition, any time a Battle- Brother benefiting from this ability is struck in melee, he may use his Reaction to make a Standard Attack with a melee weapon back at the creature that attacked him.
Improvement: If the Battle-Brother is Rank 5 or more, all those affected by this ability gain a +20 bonus to Parry Tests.