This one has an extremely high range defense. He is a wildman. Just saw that when I did the level up, but he had that high value before as I reloaded an older safegame to make sure.
"I am a Paladin!"
>OMG, Malthus, there are no damn paladins in Battle Brothers...<
"OK, OK! Then I´m a wrecked down minstrel drunkard pretending to be a paladin, singing so wrong in the midst of battle that even the undead run in fear... Better?!"