Stormvermin (Halberds)Recognisably dark-furred, the Skaven military elite fight with a proud zeal unique to their class.
Stormvermin are the fighting elite of the Skaven Warlord clans. They are distinguished from their scrawnier litter-matters - often standing a full head taller, with thick muscular necks and a powerful build. Most Stormvermin are marked at birth, as their size and darker fur colour is recognisable. As the largest and most aggressive, young Stormvermin-to-be typically outfight the rest of their litter for precious food. If the young warriors are particularly strong, the weakest of their litter actually become the food. Should they survive the traumatic politics and back-stabbing as their litter-pack jockeys for position, the strongest Skaven will be assigned to regiments of Stormvermin and outfitted with the best war gear. Their duties may include forming a retinue or bodyguard for anyone from a minor Chieftain to the mighty ruling Clan Warlord himself, which puts the Stormvermin at the vanguard of the army where they can ensure continued preferential treatment by fighting with ferocity and zeal for their leaders.
Unit NameStormvermin (Halberds)
Main Unit Keywh2_main_skv_inf_stormvermin_0
Land Unit Keywh2_main_skv_inf_stormvermin_0
Naval Unit Keywh_main_shp_transport
Land Unit GroupHalberd Infantry
Naval Unit GroupHalberd Infantry
├ Melee Weaponwh2_main_skv_halberd
├ Melee Damage Base8
├ Melee Damage Ap20
├ Armour PiercingNo
├ Bonus vs Cavalry0
├ Bonus vs Elephants17
└ Bonus vs Infantry0
├ Base Defence33
└ Shield Defence0
├ Armour Defence90
└ Shield Armour0
├ Man Entitywh2_main_skv_infantry_heavy
├ Man Speed38
├ Man Health8
└ Bonus Hit Points54
Leadership (Base Morale)60
- 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.
- Charge Defence vs. Large
When bracing, this unit negates the charge bonus of any large attacker.
- Hide (forest)
This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.
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.
Anti-large units have an advantage against targets that are at least as large as a horse. This advantage can be a damage bonus against large targets or an attack that focuses on a very small area. However, some units are simply better against large targets because their attacks are slow and easy to dodge by skilled melee combatants.
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