Harald Hammerstorm (Otherwise known as "Harry the Hammer") is a character based deeply in the history of Warhammer.
How deep, you ask?
How about "So Deep that when Warhammer was born, he was the first guy on the cover of the first boxed set, smacking up a skeleton with a hammer"? Or, if that doesn't satisfy you, "Deep enough to have appeared again in the 2E Boxed Set, throwing down with Orcs and Goblins"? Yeah, HE held the first Warhammer, before Sigmar ever saved some lumpy Dwarf. One would think that he'd be a memorable character, right? WRONG. He, like his probable penmate Grombrindal the White Dwarf, all he remained as was a figure, a mascot without a story.
Rules & Redo
Around the 6E-ish era, that made a change. To commemorate WHFB's 25th birthday, the guys at GW decided to redesign him. Since they now had the whole mythos of Sigmar and Ghal Maraz established, their idea was to make an evil opposite number to the Empire's holiest weapon and made Harry the Hammer into a Chaos Warrior.
His story, though, remains humble. Harry once killed a daemon with his badass hammer. And that's just how he got people to listen to him. His tribe later found themselves taking shelter in a mountain in the middle of the Chaos Wastes. They went in thinking there was treasure. What they found instead was an entire army of skeletons, for they discovered an ancient human settlement from ages long past. Harry thus decided to flip off the odds by going to town with his hammer. After a day of pounding the spooky scary skeletons into dust, they won and on that day Harry became the archenemy of all things undead. So much so that the undead can actually FEAR him. What this means against that fuckmotherer Nagash is something to only be speculated upon since Harry's stuck in the Chaos Wastes, but if Sigmar could take him down with his hammer and some thievery, Harry's probably got a shot. Ironically he seems to have no particular advantage over Vlad when they duel in the final battle, and he is slain rather quickly.
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Harry the Hammer is a Lords Choice for a Warriors of Chaos Army
- Armour of Damnation: All enemies who hit Harry in close combat must re-roll successful to-hit rolls.
- Bane Shield: A shield that delivers an S4 hit on any unit that hits Harry, but has that hit saved.
- Hammer of Harry: Hand weapon with Multiple Wounds (d6) that cannot be saved using Armour saves. If fights against a unit with the Daemonic, Forest Spirit, or Undead rules, Harry can re-roll to-wound.
Special Rules: Unbreakable, Hatred (Undead), Killing Blow (against Undead)
- Bane of the Dead: Harry causes Terror against Undead models, while his unit only causes Fear. In addition, Undead units must pass a Leadership Test in order to charge him or his unit and then test for Terror. If an Undead unit is outnumbered in combat, they ignore the Unstable rule and immediately break from combat. The Undead unit will immediately rally the next turn.