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General of the Empire (Imperial Griffon)

The Lord commander wades into battle, cutting foes apart and setting an example for the rest of the army.

The armies of the Empire are led by warriors who have been trained to direct their forces as effortlessly as a swordsman wields a blade. First and foremost amongst these great leaders are the Elector Counts, inspirational and famous individuals whose mere presence can steady a wavering battle line. The knowledge that their count is personally fighting beside them is enough to embolden the courage of a province's soldiers and strengthen their resolve. In practice, however, it is unfeasible for Elector Counts to command every force that must be despatched, for the Empire is a dangerous land, and its territories are forever under attack from savage monsters and marauding armies. Often, command is delegated to a trusted soldier considered to be an honourable leader of men, and this officer will lead the province's forces when the count cannot. Of course there are always exceptions, and some of the more bellicose counts, such as Valmir von Raukov of Ostland, have an unhealthy love for the clash of swords and the thunder of cannons, thus taking to the field of battle whenever they can. Many of the men appointed by an Elector Count to lead an army will also be nobles of the Empire, educated in martial pursuits from an early age - falconry, swordsmanship and hunting Beastmen in the forests. Others have risen through the ranks, having first stood amongst the rank and file with a bloody halberd in their hands. These officers vary greatly in standing, depending on the size of the force they lead, and can be known as captain, marshals, generals or simply commanders. Regardless of their station, the vast majority will be tried and tested veterans of many years who have a fine understanding of the craft of soldiering, having spent most of their lives fighting in defence of the Empire.

General of the Empire (Imperial Griffon)

Unit Name

General of the Empire (Imperial Griffon)

Main Unit Key

wh_main_emp_cha_general_3

Land Unit Key

wh_main_emp_cha_general_3

Naval Unit Key

wh_main_shp_transport

Land Unit Group

Flying Monster

Naval Unit Group

Flying Monster

Soldiers

1

Caste

Lord

Category

War Beast

Class

Command

Custom Battle Cost

1400

Recruitment Cost

1500

Upkeep Cost

375

Melee Attack

40

Weapon Strength (Weapon Damage)

450

├ Melee Weapon

wh_main_emp_imperial_griffon

├ Melee Damage Base

160

├ Melee Damage Ap

290

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs Cavalry

0

├ Bonus vs Elephants

0

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

90

Melee Defence

30

├ Base Defence

30

├ Shield

none

└ Shield Defence

0

Armour

85

├ Armour

wh_main_emp_plate

├ Armour Defence

85

└ Shield Armour

0

Health

4896

├ Man Entity

wh_main_infantry_standard_blood_dismembers

├ Man Speed

31

├ Man Health

8

├ Bonus Hit Points

4880

├ Mount

wh_main_emp_mnt_imperial_griffon

├ Mount Entity

wh_main_flying_griffon_blood

├ Mount Speed

70

└ Mount Health

8

Leadership (Base Morale)

70

Abilities

  • Deadly Onslaught
    Such is the power and ferocity of the champion, that those who stand in his way will falter against the warrior's impact.
  • Foe-Seeker
    There are those who wish nothing more than to be at the heart of battle, seeking foes to vanquish.
  • 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.
  • Bloodroar
    The mighty griffon lets out a blood-curdling roar, chilling his enemies.

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.
  • Causes Terror
    This unit can cause terror, making its melee target rout for a short time. Units that cause terror are immune to terror and fear themselves.
  • Encourage
    This unit provides a Lord's aura and an encouraging unit will receive the larger of the two bonuses.

Strengths & Weaknesses

  • Armoured
    Armoured units can block damage from any source apart from Armour-Piercing damage.
  • Causes Terror
    This unit can fear themselves.
  • Armour-Piercing
    The damage of armour-piercing weapons mostly ignores the armour of the target, making them the ideal choice against heavily-armoured enemies. They are often heavier and attack at a slower rate though, making them less efficient against poorly-armoured targets.