“ugh, THIS Guy.” Learn this phrase well! You will be using it any time Sean Connery here shows up to throw your priorities out the window.
Forgotten Age is known as The Campaign Where Evading Matters; its only slightly less well known as The Campaign Where 3 Dmg Is The New 2 Dmg, and THIS Guy is a big reason. For such an avuncular looking 2-3-2, he can snowball into a game ender -fast-.
He’s straightforward- Kill him early, and in as few hits as possible. Don’t underestimate him. Think of it like this: got a straightforward machete guardian with 3 actions handy, figuring “Easy least, 2 chops and he’s gone, and I can afford a miss”. Yeah, well, bear in mind if you do miss either the 1st or 2nd swing, your final hit will be vs. a 5 Fight target, and not the slam dunk I’d anticipated. Miss that 3rd and now you’ve got 3 doom walking around the table.