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Mannfred von Carstein (Hellsteed)

Cunning, devious and powerful, Mannfred von Carstein sees all before him as prizes to be claimed.

While Vlad von Carstein was the most physically powerful of the Vampire Counts, Mannfred was the most cunning. When Vlad was slain, Mannfred did not involve himself in the infighting that would see Konrad rise to prominence. Instead, he travelled far and wide, seeking to deepen his knowledge of necromantic lore. He made an unholy pilgrimage to the ancient tombs of the Nehekhara and the ancient city of Lahmia, where he wrested the secrets of the Liche Priests from bone-dry papyrus and scrolls made from human skin. Mannfred also studied the ancient spells in the first of the Books of the Dead. Eventually, his journeys took him to Nagashizzar. None can say what foul bargains Mannfred made with that surreal realm's inhabitants in return for forbidden knowledge. When Mannfred finally returned to Sylvania, he was more powerful than ever, and took over the Undead legions in the wake of Konrad's destruction. Mannfred was almost as masterful as Vlad at concealing his true nature. As he sought for allies, Mannfred would travel abroad in the guise of an Imperial lord. He was always courteous to those he met on his travels, as befits a noble from a powerful family. When Mannfred revealed himself at the height of his power, his appearance was far more horrifying - his face became contorted and corpse-like, and his scalp writhed with magical energy. Yet his newfound powers were not enough. In the end, Mannfred was defeated and his army annihilated at the Battle of Hel Fenn. Some storytellers claim that Mannfred is not vanquished. They say he rode from Drakenhof against the forces of Chaos when they invaded the Empire. If Mannfred has survived, then surely he will reveal his designs for the Imperial throne.

Mannfred von Carstein (Hellsteed)

Unit Name

Mannfred von Carstein (Hellsteed)

Main Unit Key

wh_main_vmp_cha_mannfred_von_carstein_2

Land Unit Key

wh_main_vmp_cha_mannfred_von_carstein_2

Naval Unit Key

wh_main_shp_transport

Land Unit Group

Wizard

Naval Unit Group

Wizard

Soldiers

1

Caste

Lord

Category

Cavalry

Class

Command

Custom Battle Cost

1450

Recruitment Cost

1550

Upkeep Cost

388

Melee Attack

66

Weapon Strength (Weapon Damage)

430

├ Melee Weapon

wh_main_vmp_sword_hero_lord

├ Melee Damage Base

290

├ Melee Damage Ap

140

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs Cavalry

0

├ Bonus vs Elephants

0

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

50

Melee Defence

50

├ Base Defence

50

├ Shield

none

└ Shield Defence

0

Armour

80

├ Armour

wh_main_vmp_heavy_plate_mounted

├ Armour Defence

80

└ Shield Armour

0

Health

3796

├ Man Entity

wh_main_infantry_standard_hero_blood

├ Man Speed

35

├ Man Health

8

├ Bonus Hit Points

3780

├ Mount

wh_main_vmp_mnt_hellsteed

├ Mount Entity

wh_main_vmp_cavalry_flying_hellsteed_blood

├ Mount Speed

55

└ Mount Health

8

Leadership (Base Morale)

80

Abilities

  • Red Fury
    Vampires have long had a savage and unstoppable bloodlust. They will continue to slaughter until their enemies lie dead at their feet, or have been turned to Undeath.
  • Undeath Resurgent
    Arise! Do not falter! Do not crumble! Back to life once more!
  • Master of the Black Arts
    The Winds of Magic themselves present little challenge to von Carstein, so matchless is he in his magical prowess.
  • The Hunger
    As the Vampires rip apart their victims they feast on the blood that spills forth – gaining in strength and lost stamina.
  • 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.
  • Encourage
    This unit provides a Lord's aura and an encouraging unit will receive the larger of the two bonuses.
  • 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

  • Spellcaster
    This unit can cast spells.
  • Armoured
    Armoured units can block damage from any source apart from Armour-Piercing damage.
  • Very Fast
    This unit can run circles around most other units, taunting and harrassing the enemy or evading its missile fire.
  • Melee Expert
    Melee Experts might have a very strong Charge Defence. Use them to counter other strong melee units. When facing them, it is best to take them out before they can enter melee.
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