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The Chillgheists (Hexwraiths)

A semi-spectral force that severs mortal souls from their corporeal hosts.

The origins of the Hexwraiths are shrouded in mystery, but it is said that they are created on Hexensnacht, tearing their way into the mortal realm from the very bowels of the underworld. Their single-minded purpose seems to be the pursuit of those evil men who have cheated their rightful fate, for a Hexwraith's shade-like existence leaves it with a hunger that only the succour of a damned soul can sate. Once the curse of the Hexwraiths has been laid upon their prey, there can be no escape - the spectral horsemen can hurtle across rivers and pass through mountainsides on their incorporeal steeds without slowing their headlong charge. In recent years, the Vampires of Sylvania have learned to bind these creatures of shadow to their service, using them as weapons of war. The sight of a pack of cackling Hexwraiths approaching fast, spirit scythes held high and unnatural soul-fires flickering from their eye sockets, is enough to chill the blood of even the most seasoned warrior. It is small wonder that these deathly riders are amongst the most feared of all the minions of the Vampire Counts.

The Chillgheists (Hexwraiths)

Unit Name

The Chillgheists (Hexwraiths)

Main Unit Key

wh_dlc04_vmp_cav_chillgheists_0

Land Unit Key

wh_dlc04_vmp_cav_chillgheists_0

Naval Unit Key

wh_main_shp_transport

Soldiers

60

Category

Cavalry

Class

Melee Cavalry

Custom Battle Cost

1650

Recruitment Cost

1650

Upkeep Cost

450

Melee Attack

29

Weapon Strength (Weapon Damage)

38

├ Melee Weapon

wh_main_vmp_scythe_chillgheist

├ Melee Damage Base

6

├ Melee Damage Ap

32

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs Cavalry

0

├ Bonus vs Elephants

0

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

20

Melee Defence

31

├ Base Defence

31

├ Shield

none

└ Shield Defence

0

Armour

0

├ Armour

wh_main_vmp_none

├ Armour Defence

0

└ Shield Armour

0

Health

64

├ Man Entity

wh_main_cavalry_rider_standard_ethereal

├ Man Speed

33

├ Man Health

8

├ Bonus Hit Points

48

├ Mount

wh_main_vmp_mnt_skeletal_steed_hexwraiths_red

├ Mount Entity

wh_main_vmp_cavalry_skeletal_steed_hexwraiths

├ Mount Speed

84

└ Mount Health

8

Leadership (Base Morale)

40

Abilities

The Chillgheists (Hexwraiths)
  • As if the enemy were caught in a blizzard or wading through treacle, the ice-cold aura slows any unit within range to a near-standstill.
  • 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.
  • 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 [[img:icon_morale]][[/img]]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.
  • {{tr:guerrilla_deployment}}
  • 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 [[img:icon_morale]][[/img]]{{tr:morale}} is low). It will suffer from [[img:icon_attrition]][[/img]]attrition when moving through territory not owned by the Undead.

Strengths & Weaknesses

No Strengths and Weaknesses
Recuitment Requirement
Maximum Number 1
Faction Availability
Warhammer Campaign

Faction Mercenaries Pool

Mercenaries Pool
No. Pool Faction Initial Unit Count Chance To Replenish Max Replenish Per Turn Max Count
1 wh_dlc04_vmp_units_of_renown_pool 1 100 1 1