GyrocopterThe skilled Gyrocopter pilot unleashes jets of steam upon unprepared battle lines.
Gyrocopters are flying machines whose rotor blades are propelled by an ingenious lightweight steam engine. They can take off and land vertically, as well as hover in position over a spot. Although originally used to fly over difficult mountain terrain and drop supplies and messages to beleaguered settlements besieged by foes, the Gyrocopter was soon tested over battlefields with great success. The main armament of a Gyrocopter is a steam gun. When the valve is released, this unleashes a super-hot steam from the engine that blasts out of the barrel with a hissing scream. Although its reach is short-ranged, a skilled pilot can bob and spin into perfect position to unleash this cloud of scalding death across the foe's ranks. Over the years, the Gyrocopter's firepower has been augmented with bombs, with varying degrees of success. Originally, the pilot was responsible for lighting the fuse and throwing the bomb overboard while trying to fly and dodge enemy arrows. More recently, the Gyrocopter's small payload of bombs has been fitted into the craft's stabilisers.
Main Unit Keywh_main_dwf_veh_gyrocopter_0
Land Unit Keywh_main_dwf_veh_gyrocopter_0
Naval Unit Keywh_main_shp_transport
Land Unit GroupFlying War Machine
Naval Unit GroupFlying War Machine
Custom Battle Cost700
├ Missile Weaponwh_main_dwf_copter_steam_gun
├ Missile Damage12
├ Missile Ap Damage4
└ Base Reload Time10
Shots Per Minute6.7
├ Melee Weaponwh_main_dwf_gyrocopter
├ Melee Damage Base50
├ Melee Damage Ap16
├ Armour PiercingNo
├ Bonus vs Cavalry0
├ Bonus vs Elephants0
└ Bonus vs Infantry0
├ Base Defence6
└ Shield Defence0
├ Armour Defence100
└ Shield Armour0
├ Man Entitywh_main_dwf_flying_gyrocopter
├ Man Speed70
├ Man Health8
└ Bonus Hit Points850
Leadership (Base Morale)66
- Gyrocopter Bomb
As the Gyrocopters speed over the heads of the enemy, their pilots release wing-mounted bombs onto targets below. A click on this button instantly releases one bomb per Gyrocopter.
Strengths & Weaknesses
Armoured units can block damage from any source apart from Armour-Piercing damage.
- Poor Accuracy
This unit's attacks are prone to go stray.
Anti-infantry units have an advantage against targets that are smaller than a horse. This advantage can be a damage bonus against small targets, superior weight used to smash through lighter enemies, or an explosive attack from range that effects a large area.