Balthasar GeltThe way of fire is nothing compared to the fluid power of metal!
Balthasar Gelt's research into new formulations of black powder even made him popular with the Imperial Engineers School, an organisation that often dismisses magic as superstitious nonsense. However, during these studies, a freak explosion almost ended Balthasar's quest for knowledge forever. Somehow he survived, and from that day on has only ever been seen swathed in shimmering, metallic robes and wearing a golden face mask. Some say that beneath his mask his skin has turned pure gold, while others whisper than he is horribly disfigured, though the truth of the matter is known only to Balthasar. One thing is certain: the accident only furthered his will to succeed, and this determination increased his power to new heights. After defeating Thyrus Gormann of the Bright Order in a ritual magic duel, Balthasar became Supreme Patriarch of the Colleges of Magic, replacing the long-standing prominence of Fire with that of Metal.
Unit NameBalthasar Gelt
Main Unit Keywh_main_emp_cha_balthasar_gelt_0
Land Unit Keywh_main_emp_cha_balthasar_gelt_0
Naval Unit Keywh_main_shp_transport
Land Unit GroupWizard
Naval Unit GroupWizard
Custom Battle Cost450
├ Melee Weaponwh_main_emp_sword_caster
├ Melee Damage Base210
├ Melee Damage Ap90
├ Armour PiercingNo
├ Bonus vs Cavalry0
├ Bonus vs Elephants0
└ Bonus vs Infantry0
├ Base Defence38
└ Shield Defence0
├ Armour Defence20
└ Shield Armour0
├ Man Entitywh_main_infantry_standard_hero_blood
├ Man Speed35
├ Man Health8
└ Bonus Hit Points3350
Leadership (Base Morale)65
- Arcane Conduit
A strong mind is needed to channel the Winds of Magic. Those that have such a gift become arcane conduits - funnelling the magical tempests to their cause.
- Stand Your Ground!
On the battlefield, the craven's path is an easy one, but for those champions that choose to stand? Fortune will surely favour them and their troops.
- Hold the Line!
Those in command of the Empire’s ranks will issue their orders with a ferocious bark, expecting instant obeisance.
This unit provides a Lord's aura and an encouraging unit will receive the larger of the two bonuses.
- Hide (forest)
This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.
Strengths & Weaknesses
This unit can cast spells.