Veteran Axehand is a great vanilla ally. He's cheap, and he gets you that important extra attack. If you chump him, you're not losing too much, but there are much better candidates. However he is a Dwarf, so he benefits from Dain's boost and becomes an amazing two for three ally that can take a bunch of cool warrior attachments like Raiment of War and Vigilant Guard.
Core Set #28. Tactics.
Very solid cheap ally, which looks just from the picture, that he can handle little bit more then the other cheap chumps from the core set. i didn't get yet to built Dwarf deck, but when I will, these guy is going to be there for sure. interesting artwork also. Verdict: 4/5.