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Wight King (Barded Skeletal Steed)

Weapons bursting with dark energy, Wight Kings are monstrous fighters, more powerful than a dozen lesser ghouls.

Wight Kings are incredibly powerful Undead, almost as hard to destroy as Vampires. Suffused with Dark Magic, a Wight King's weapons shimmer with baleful energy. The merest touch of their spear tip or blade can drain the life from their foes, or slice through flesh and bone with an ease that is frightening to behold. Clad in ancient armour, their flesh all but withered away, there is little for an adversary to cut or stab. Even to stand before one of these skeletal warriors of antiquity takes an extreme effort of will. For these reasons, a Vampire will often charge a Wight King with carrying forth the Undead general's personal banner. Such a duty is often integral to the army's stability, and these indomitable Undead warriors are able to hold aloft the army standard whilst tirelessly striking down one foe after another.

Wight King (Barded Skeletal Steed)

Unit Name

Wight King (Barded Skeletal Steed)

Main Unit Key

wh_main_vmp_cha_wight_king_2

Land Unit Key

wh_main_vmp_cha_wight_king_2

Naval Unit Key

wh_main_shp_transport

Land Unit Group

Melee Specialist

Naval Unit Group

Melee Specialist

Soldiers

1

Caste

Hero

Category

Cavalry

Class

Command

Custom Battle Cost

800

Recruitment Cost

1200

Upkeep Cost

300

Melee Attack

34

Weapon Strength (Weapon Damage)

410

├ Melee Weapon

wh_main_vmp_sword_hero_wight_king

├ Melee Damage Base

260

├ Melee Damage Ap

150

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs Cavalry

0

├ Bonus vs Elephants

0

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

35

Melee Defence

48

├ Base Defence

48

├ Shield

wh_missile_block_35_wood

└ Shield Defence

0

Armour

145

├ Armour

wh_main_vmp_heavy_plate_barding

├ Armour Defence

110

└ Shield Armour

35

Health

4336

├ Man Entity

wh_main_vmp_inf_wight

├ Man Speed

33

├ Man Health

8

├ Bonus Hit Points

4320

├ Mount

wh_main_vmp_mnt_barded_skeletal_steed_hero

├ Mount Entity

wh_main_vmp_cav_skeletal_steed_barded_hero

├ Mount Speed

73

└ 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.
  • Heroic Killing Blow
    There are powerful beings who can decapitate a dragon or plunge a sword into the heart of a griffon in one mighty strike.
  • 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.
  • 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 attrition when moving through territory not owned by the Undead.

Strengths & Weaknesses

  • Armoured & Shielded
    Armoured units can block damage from any source apart from Shields have a chance of blocking arrows, bolts, rifle shots and similar small arms fire - but only in a forward facing arc.
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