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Patrick Barringer
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So does someone who has the hill giant already want to fill the rest of us poor souls in on what it can do...

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James Forsythe
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I don't have it yet, but the owner of my FLGS who has it now emailed me the following:

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Hill Giant
Front of the card:
Movement: Up to 1 hex and battle or 2 hexes and not battle.
Retreat: 2 hexes/flag
Weapon: Giant's Hammer-Melee only
Damage:3d
Bonus Strike: Yes - Special *

Back of the card:
Special Bonus Strike:
In addition to scoring hits, each Bonus Strike is re-rolled for additional hits or flags, until the unit is out of range, dead, or no more Bonus Strikes are rolled.
Giant Pushback:
Target MUST retreat 2 hexes for each Lore rolled.

The pac comes with two of these cards, The Hill Giant, a terrain piece that represents a Rock Pile and a card that explains the Rock Pile.

Rock Pile:
No movement or combat restrictions for the Giant.
Boulder Launch: When the Hill Giant is on the Rock Pile he can throw boulders at Units up to 3 hexes away. These rocks are Ranged weapons with 3d of damage. They score hits on banner colors only, and can only be thrown by Giant units.


 
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Dan Bigmore
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There's a comparison of the spider, hill giant and earth elemental on the forum at battleloremaster.com:

http://www.battleloremaster.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=39
 
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Kevin Bender
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Hill Giant

Movement: Up to 1 Hex and battle or 2 hexes and not battle.
Retreat: 2 Hexes/ flag
Weapon: Giant's Hammer - Melee Only.
Damage: 3d
Bonus Strike: Yes - Special*

*Special Bonus Strike

In addition to scoring hits, each (Bonus Strike) is re-rolled for additional hits or flags, until the unit is out of range, dead or no more (Bonus Strike)s are rolled.

(Lore) GIANT PUSHBACK

Target must retreat 2 Hexes for each (Lore) rolled.

The Hill Giant figure also comes with a special terrain hex, the Rock Pile.

The Rock Pile has the following text:

Boulder Launch: When the Hill Giant is on the Rock Pile, he can throw boulders at units up to 3 hexes away. These rocks are Ranged Weapons with 3d of damage. They score hits on banner colors only, and can only be thrown by Giant units.


Like all Creatures, the Hill Giant, has the following advantages as well:

(from http://blog.battlelore.com/2006/10/16/monstrous-creatures/en...)
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Critical Hits

Unlike troop units, Creatures are immune from the wear and tear of normal combat. Instead, they are eliminated only when they receive a Critical Hit.

When a Creature comes under attack, all the Battle Dice rolled against it that would normally have scored a hit are set aside and rerolled. If the Creature’s banner color does not come up on this second roll of dice, the Creature survives the attack; otherwise it dies and is immediately removed from the Battlefield.

Out-of-Section ordering

In addition to being more resistant to attacks in combat, Creatures can be ordered at the will of their master…

When playing a Section card, you may issue an order to a Creature that is in a different section from the one designated on the Command card you just played. To do so, you must immediately pay 3 Lore tokens from your reserve back into the common Lore pool, however. The Creature thus ordered still counts as one unit toward the total count of units ordered for the turn. It is simply said to be ordered Out-of-section.

Morale, Support, Retreats and Trampling

Creatures are not easily routed. They are Bold. However, unlike other Bold units, they must always ignore one flag rolled against them in battle. They may never opt to retreat instead, even when a retreat seems preferable.



 
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David
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Very cool.
 
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