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The Red Duke

“’Good’? I spit on ‘good’! I desire only power, and you watch, for I shall have it!”

The histories of Bretonnia are littered with Dukes who err from the path of righteousness and fall, irreparably, into madness and depravity. So it is with the Red Duke; a warrior of terrifying renown who now wages war across Bretonnia in search of ever-greater power. He is an Undead scourge upon the Kingdom, but it was not always so. He was once the Duke of Aquitaine, a mighty warrior who quested determinedly in the Lady’s name. However, he was struck down by mysterious illness that claimed his body and ravaged his soul. He was interred by his Knights in a grand tomb worthy of his successes, yet he rose again three nights later as a vicious, hateful Vampire, in defiance of all things good and natural. Uncaring of the life he had before, the Red Duke now takes residence in the cursed city of Mousillon, warring endlessly against King Louen, desiring that Bretonnia yield entirely to him or face total annihilation!

The Red Duke

Unit Name

The Red Duke

Main Unit Key

wh_dlc05_vmp_cha_red_duke_3

Land Unit Key

wh_dlc05_vmp_cha_red_duke_3

Naval Unit Key

wh_main_shp_transport

Land Unit Group

Wizard

Naval Unit Group

Wizard

Soldiers

1

Caste

Lord

Category

War Beast

Class

Command

Custom Battle Cost

1575

Recruitment Cost

1900

Upkeep Cost

425

Melee Attack

52

Weapon Strength (Weapon Damage)

450

├ Melee Weapon

wh_main_vmp_hero_zombie_dragon

├ 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

70

Melee Defence

45

├ Base Defence

45

├ Shield

none

└ Shield Defence

0

Armour

70

├ Armour

wh_main_vmp_zombie_dragon

├ Armour Defence

70

└ Shield Armour

0

Health

4996

├ Man Entity

wh_main_infantry_standard_blood_dismembers

├ Man Speed

31

├ Man Health

8

├ Bonus Hit Points

4980

├ Mount

wh_main_vmp_mnt_dragon_zombie

├ Mount Entity

wh_main_flying_dragon_blood

├ Mount Speed

70

└ Mount Health

8

Leadership (Base Morale)

80

Abilities

  • El Syf
    The so-called 'Northern Sword' fears no duel; anyone who dares confront him will surely meet their death!
  • Foe-Seeker
    There are those who wish nothing more than to be at the heart of battle, seeking foes to vanquish.
  • 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!
  • Swarm of Flies
    Flies surround this rotting creature, making combat even harder as the swarm buzzes into mouths, ears and other vulnerable orifices!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Scaly Skin
    Scaly skin or hides help to dampen or deflect the damage caused by missile weapons, increasing this unit's Missile Resistance.
  • 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.
  • Duellist
    This unit is best used to attack individual targets such as Heroes. As it can only damage very few individuals at a time, it is not suitable against hordes of weak enemies.
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