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Skeleton Spearmen Mercenaries Spear Infantry

Skeleton Spearmen

Little more than shuffling bones with swords and spears, Skeletons perform a dutiful, if not exemplary, job in the battle lines.

Beneath the mud lie the grave-stained bones of bitter, ancient warriors. Long held beneath the earth, they are clad in their corroded armour, their lifeless hands still gripping the swords, axes, spears and shields they held in life. Provided their remains have not been blessed by the rites of Morr, a Necromancer or Vampire can use the coiling energies of Dark Magic to instil a semblance of life and a flicker of spirit into these dormant warriors. As the regiments of past massacres claw their way to the surface, their empty eye sockets glow with unholy power. Silently, they gather together in a semblance of their old ranks, mutely awaiting the commands of their new lord as the remains of their tattered banners flap in the unnatural breeze of their creation. Lipless horn blowers raise their instruments and sound a spectral, mournful dirge.

Skeleton Spearmen

Unit Name

Skeleton Spearmen

Main Unit Key

wh_main_vmp_inf_skeleton_warriors_1

Land Unit Key

wh_main_vmp_inf_skeleton_warriors_1

Naval Unit Key

wh_main_shp_transport

Land Unit Group

Spear Infantry

Naval Unit Group

Spear Infantry

Soldiers

160

Caste

Melee Infantry

Category

Melee Infantry

Class

Spear Infantry

Custom Battle Cost

375

Recruitment Cost

375

Upkeep Cost

94

Melee Attack

14

Weapon Strength (Weapon Damage)

24

├ Melee Weapon

wh_main_vmp_spear

├ Melee Damage Base

19

├ Melee Damage Ap

5

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs Cavalry

0

├ Bonus vs Elephants

13

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

4

Melee Defence

30

├ Base Defence

30

├ Shield

wh_missile_block_35_wood

└ Shield Defence

0

Armour

55

├ Armour

wh_main_bone

├ Armour Defence

20

└ Shield Armour

35

Health

52

├ Man Entity

wh_main_vmp_skeleton

├ Man Speed

31

├ Man Health

8

└ Bonus Hit Points

44

Leadership (Base Morale)

30

Abilities

  • Crumbling
    The dead do not rest easily in the Old World. Those summoned by Vampires and Necromancers no longer have mortal concerns - they serve only their master's will.
  • Disintegrating
    The Dark Magic binding has failed. Both flesh and necromantic energy slough off the subjects leaving naught but dust.

Attributes

  • Causes Fear
    This unit frightens all enemy units, reducing their leadership when nearby. It is also immune to fear. Fear penalties do not stack.
  • Charge Defence vs. Large
    When bracing, this unit negates the charge bonus of any large attacker.
  • Hide (forest)
    This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.
  • Undead
    The unit is Undead (does not rout, immune to terror, becomes unstable when attrition when moving through territory not owned by the Undead.

Strengths & Weaknesses

  • Shielded
    Shields have a chance of blocking arrows, bolts, rifle shots and similar small arms fire - but only in a forward facing arc.
  • Charge Defence Against Large Foes
    When standing and bracing against a charge of large enemies (such as cavalry or monsters) this unit will negate the enemy's charge bonus.
  • Anti-Large
    Anti-large units have an advantage against targets that are at least as large as a horse. This advantage can be a damage bonus against large targets or an attack that focuses on a very small area. However, some units are simply better against large targets because their attacks are slow and easy to dodge by skilled melee combatants.
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