Armor Proficiency: At 1st level, a front liner becomes automatically proficient with light, medium, and heavy armor, gains simple proficiency with all shields.
Bravery (Ex): Starting at 2nd level, a front liner gains a +1 bonus on Will saves against fear. This bonus increases by +1 for every four levels beyond 2nd.
Combat Training (Ex): At 5th level, the front liner’s training in the techniques of conflict gives him the choice between armor training or weapon training (both as the fighter ability). At 9th (and again at 14th and 17th), the front liner gains another training choice. At each level he might increase an existing armor or weapon training (just as a fighter gaining the abilities multiple times does), or take a new training option.
Bonus Feat (Ex): A front liner gains a bonus feat at 6th level, and again at 12th and 18th level. These bonus feats must be selected from those listed as combat feats. Furthermore, the character can qualify for feats that require fighter levels, but only for taking these three bonus feats.