Clanrats (Shields)The cornerstone of the Skaven military, less numerous but better trained than the slave class.
The bulk of most Skaven armies are formed of Clanrats - a vast and verminous horde of ratmen that make up the warrior class. These Skaven belong to any one of thousands of clans scattered throughout the underground burrows, strongholds, and bursting cavern-cities that make up the Under-Empire. Of all the teeming masses, only the worker dregs, the shiftless Skavenslaves, are more numerous than the Clanrats. When a Warlord gathers his might for war, the Clanrats are front and centre, occupying a key place in the battleline. They form into great blocks to overwhelm a foe with their weight of numbers and the fury of their attack. If the Warlord can afford the price and is in reasonable standing with Clan Skryre, then a Weapons Team might accompany the regiment. These arcane devices of destruction are viewed suspiciously by the Clanrats, who frequently suffer due to their all-too frequent technical failures.
Unit NameClanrats (Shields)
Main Unit Keywh2_main_skv_inf_clanrats_1
Land Unit Keywh2_main_skv_inf_clanrats_1
Naval Unit Keywh_main_shp_transport
Land Unit GroupSword Infantry
Naval Unit GroupSword Infantry
├ Melee Weaponwh2_main_skv_sword
├ Melee Damage Base20
├ Melee Damage Ap6
├ Armour PiercingNo
├ Bonus vs Cavalry0
├ Bonus vs Elephants0
└ Bonus vs Infantry0
├ Base Defence22
└ Shield Defence0
├ Armour Defence25
└ Shield Armour35
├ Man Entitywh2_main_skv_infantry
├ Man Speed42
├ Man Health8
└ Bonus Hit Points52
Leadership (Base Morale)45
- Scurry Away!
"He who runs away lives to fight another day!" - so the foul, craven adage goes.
- Strength in Numbers
Skaven are craven by nature but take courage when in packs of their own kind, where they move slower but enjoy the safety of numbers.
- Hide (forest)
This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.
Strengths & Weaknesses
Shields have a chance of blocking arrows, bolts, rifle shots and similar small arms fire - but only in a forward facing arc.
- Meat Shield
While unimpressive at causing damage, this unit is useful as a 'meat shield', absorbing damage that would otherwise hurt a more useful or precious target.
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