Longbeards (Great Weapons)Longbeards are veteran fighters of many wars, rending armour with the two-handed az and cleaving opponents in two.
Longbeards have fought in more wars, beaten more enemies and endured greater hardships than any young Dwarf can possibly imagine. They constantly grumble about how today's Goblins are far smaller and weedier than they used to be and how nothing is as well made as it was in their day. No young Dwarf, as hot-headed and tempestuous as he might be, would dare gainsay a Longbeard; after all, they have much more experience - and the beard to prove it! A Longbeard unit in a battle line is likened to a reliable anchor bolt or bulwark that stands fast and supports the other formations. Woe betide any beardlings who falter under the Longbeards' stern (if rheumy) eyes, for they will be admonished within inches of their very lives. It might not be easy for other units to hold the battle line within earshot of a unit of Longbeards, yet it is also a great honour that redoubles a Dwarf's stoicism and makes even beardlings eager to prove themselves (or at least not give the Longbeards any further ammunition).
Unit NameLongbeards (Great Weapons)
Main Unit Keywh_main_dwf_inf_longbeards_1
Land Unit Keywh_main_dwf_inf_longbeards_1
Naval Unit Keywh_main_shp_transport
Land Unit GroupGreat Axe Infantry
Naval Unit GroupGreat Axe Infantry
Custom Battle Cost750
├ Melee Weaponwh_main_dwf_longbeards_axe_great
├ Melee Damage Base7
├ Melee Damage Ap25
├ Armour PiercingNo
├ Bonus vs Cavalry0
├ Bonus vs Elephants0
└ Bonus vs Infantry0
├ Base Defence36
└ Shield Defence0
├ Armour Defence95
└ Shield Armour0
├ Man Entitywh_main_dwf_inf_dwarfs_longbeards_blood_dismembers
├ Man Speed26
├ Man Health8
└ Bonus Hit Points63
Leadership (Base Morale)76
- Charge Defence vs. Large
When bracing, this unit negates the charge bonus of any large attacker.
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.
- Immune to Psychology
The unit is immune to psychological attacks (fear and terror).
Strengths & Weaknesses
Armoured units can block damage from any source apart from Armour-Piercing damage.
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.
- Charge Defence Against Large Foes
When standing and bracing against a charge of large enemies (such as cavalry or monsters) this unit will negate the enemy's charge bonus.
- Old Grumblers
Respected for their great age, superior courage and the length of their facial hair, Longbeards have an encouraging effect on their allies' Lord be absent.