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Iskra comes from a powerful undead family and her relatives often appear beside her on the battlefield. They form an unholy group that marches through combat depleting enemies’ strength to restore their own. A skilled swordswoman, her dark blades drain life as they wound.

At the height of a battle, Iskra summons the Rechets of Bogdan. These terrifying undead creatures follow Iskra’s every command and alone can devastate the battlefield, as their foes are unable to defend themselves against the Rechets’ attack. They appear near her when summoned. However, in the thick of battle, too many foes surrounding Iskra can disrupt the summoning magic and cause fewer Rechets to appear.

Stats

  • Life: 4
  • Move: 6
  • Range: 1
  • Attack: 3
  • Defense: 3
  • Point Value: 50

Abilities

  • Life Drain:
    Each time Iskra Esenwein destroys a figure, you may remove a wound marker from this Army Card. Iskra Esenwein cannot Life Drain Destructible Objects.
  • Summon the Rechets of Bogdan:
    After taking a turn with Iskra Esenwein, you may attempt to summon the Rechets of Bogdan if they are in your army and they have not yet been successfully summoned. Roll the 20-sided die. If you roll a 14 or higher, you must place all 3 Rechets of Bogdan on empty spaces within 6 clear sight spaces of Iskra Esenwein. Any Rechets of Bogdan that you cannot place on the battlefield are immediately destroyed and cannot be summoned again. When the Rechets of Bogdan are summoned, you may immediately take a turn with them.
  • Flying :
    When counting spaces for Iskra Esenwein's movement, ignore elevations. Iskra Esenwein may fly over water without stopping, pass over figures without becoming engaged, and fly over obstacles such as ruins. When Iskra Esenwein starts to fly, if she is engaged she will take any leaving engagement attacks.

Synergy

  • Rechets of Bogdan: Summon the Rechets of Bogdan
    The Rechets of Bogdan may be summoned with Iskra Esenwein's Summon the Rechets of Bogdan ability.
  • Ornak: Red Flag of Fury
    As a Unique Hero that follows Utgar, Iskra Esenwein may benefit from Ornak’s Red Flag of Fury ability.

Behind the Game

  • Mindshackled Iskra
    If I manage to Mindshackle my opponent's Iskra, can I use her to summon my opponent's unsummoned Retchets of Bogdan?
    No. Summon the Rechets of Bogdan states that you can attempt to summon the Rechets "....if they are in your army..." since the Rechets are in your opponent's army, you would not be allowed to summon them.

Strategy

Unless your enemy has created an army that includes many double-spaced figures that can block your sight, you should have no trouble summoning the Rechets to back you up. That said, Iskra has a painfully average defence and fairly low health, so you should try to summon the Rechets as swiftly as possible. Once they've been summoned, Iskra is then best used as a hit-and-run unit against squads, as her life drain should compensate for any wounds she may incur.

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