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The stamina of Mahakam's infantry was legendary. These dwarves fought day in and day out, in waist-deep snow, through hails of arrows and against overwhelming odds. In and of themselves, they were a force to be reckoned with. Guided by Brouver Hoog, they become unstoppable.

After a battle, human soldiers must eat, rest and bandage their wounds. Dwarves though? They wipe the blood off their faces and march onwards. It should thus come as no surprise that Mahakam armies don't contain many reserve divisions - there's simply no need.

A lone dwarf presents little challenge to a human foe: too slow to dodge a blow, too short to drag a rider from his mount. But when several dwarves fight side by side, forming their shields into a wall and fanning each other's battle rage... You'd best prepare your white flag and brown trousers.

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- Gwent: The Witcher Card Game

The Mahakam Volunteer Army was a dwarven infantry unit. They were Mahakam's contribution to the war effort against the Nilfgaardian Empire. Those who signed up did not expect to come back. They were usually given the most dangerous missions and fought in the frontlines. Altough their small height, they used big shields and fought fiercely, matching even the most elite of the Nilfgaardian Army units. The soldiers were armed with crossbows, rohatynas, dwarven clubs and axes. This unit participated in the Battles of Brenna, Mayena and Maribor, and paraded in Novigrad. Jarre wanted to join them during his short stay in Vizima, but ultimately joined the Poor Fucking Infantry.

Some volunteers were even part of Queen Meve's partisan army.

Notable enlistees


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