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Troop, Hobgoblin

These hobgoblins stand in ordered ranks. Their weapons and armor look heavily used but well maintained.

Hobgoblin Troop CR 6

XP 2,400
LE Medium humanoid (goblinoid, troop)
Init +3; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +8

DEFENSE

AC 19, touch 13, flat-footed 16 (+3 armor, +3 Dex, +2 natural, +1 shield)
hp 73 (7d8+42)
Fort +10, Ref +5, Will +5
Defensive Abilities troop traits

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft.
Melee troop (2d8+4)
Space 20 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks volley

STATISTICS

Str 18, Dex 17, Con 20, Int 11, Wis 13, Cha 10
Base Atk +5; CMB +9; CMD 22
Feats Endurance, Intimidating Prowess, Iron Will, Toughness
Skills Intimidate +8, Perception +8, Stealth +5, Survival +7; Racial Modifiers +4 Stealth
Languages Common, Goblin

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Volley (Ex)

A hobgoblin troop can fire a volley of arrows as a standard action. This attack takes the form of up to two lines with a range of 100 feet. These lines can each start from the corner of any square in the troop’s space. Each creature in any of these lines take 2d8 points of piercing damage (Reflex DC 16 half). The save DC is Dexterity-based.

ECOLOGY

Environment any
Organization solitary, company (2–4), or battalion (5–10)
Treasure standard

Most of the members of the troop are skilled fighters who have seen battle many times and are eager to wage war. They are disciplined and merciless, hurling themselves at objectives deemed significant by their commanders. Most of the hobgoblins in the troop are ordinary troopers, but the troop might also contain a sergeant to ensure successful completion of its objective.

Because these troops are numerous and reliable, the leaders make frequent use of them to guard features of moderate strategic value (such as bridges), to eliminate resistance forces in small villages, or to patrol areas with good visibility but where hostile activity is expected. Multiple hobgoblin troops are combined into companies and battalions on the battlefield, providing a solid core of soldiers augmented by other hobgoblin troop types.

Most hobgoblins in the troop are armed with a longsword, a longbow with 20 arrows, studded leather armor, and a light steel shield, although troop members might use scavenged armor or weapons that differ from this standard equipment. Although all hobgoblins in the troop wear the heraldry of the troop, many add individualistic symbols or short phrases to denote troop affiliation, successful campaigns, or preferred enemies.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Adventure Path #115: Trail of the Hunted © 2017, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Amber E. Scott, with Crystal Frasier, Luis Loza, Ron Lundeen, Tonya Woldridge, and Linda Zayas-Palmer.