Skeleton HorsemenAmidst a churning cloud of heaved-up sand, these Undead warriors charge their foes with supernatural determination.
Regiments of Undead horsemen race across the sandy planes mounted on the fleshless remains of their once-proud steeds, weapons lowered as they gallop towards their foes. These skeletal riders drive their heavy spears into their foes with bone-jarring force, using well-aimed thrusts that punch clean through torsos and rip open throats in a spray of blood. Those not impaled by the cavalry rider's razor-sharp spearheads are trampled into the ground by the thundering hooves of skeletal steeds. When the Liche Priests summon the Tomb King's army from their sandy graves, fully formed cavalry columns stride out of the pyramids at the head of the legions. When the enemy is sighted, the cavalry regiment's hornblower signals the charge and a deep unsettling discord reverberates about the desert. This otherworldly sound shakes the dust from statues, and a disquieting feeling of dread permeates across the battlefield. As one, the Undead steeds gallop towards their quarry, the skeletal riders raising their shields and lowering their spears in perfect unison. It is a brave foe indeed that does not flee as these deathless horsemen bear down upon them.
Unit NameSkeleton Horsemen
Main Unit Keywh2_dlc09_tmb_cav_skeleton_horsemen_0
Land Unit Keywh2_dlc09_tmb_cav_skeleton_horsemen_0
Naval Unit Keywh_main_shp_transport
Land Unit GroupSpear Cavalry
Naval Unit GroupSpear Cavalry
Custom Battle Cost400
├ Melee Weaponwh2_dlc09_tmb_cavalry_spear
├ Melee Damage Base20
├ Melee Damage Ap5
├ Armour PiercingNo
├ Bonus vs Cavalry0
├ Bonus vs Elephants0
└ Bonus vs Infantry0
├ Base Defence26
└ Shield Defence0
├ Armour Defence20
└ Shield Armour30
├ Man Entitywh2_dlc09_tmb_skeleton
├ Man Speed28
├ Man Health8
├ Bonus Hit Points70
├ Mount Entitywh2_dlc09_tmb_cav_skeletal_steed
├ Mount Speed76
└ Mount Health8
Leadership (Base Morale)36
- Realm of Souls Tier 1
From within the Realm of Souls – Nehekhara’s revered afterlife – deceased warriors are called forth and bound to mortal remains, to find purpose once again through war.
- Realm of Souls Tier 2
The spirits of warriors slain can be summoned from the Realm of Souls and bound to corporeal bodies, so that they may fight for the Tomb Kings as they did in life.
- Realm of Souls Tier 3
The Liche Priests use the very breath of Nehekhara’s gods to reach into the Realm of Souls, retrieving the spirits of dead soldiers for binding and eternal service to their Tomb King’s will.
The Dark Magic that holds these subjects together has failed. As the necromantic energy flows out of them, nothing is left but a pile of iron and bones in the sand.
In the blasted desert of deepest Nehekhara, the dead rarely remain so. Those dragged back to screaming, clanking Unlife are bound forever to the Tomb King whose will they exist only to serve.
- Causes Fear
This unit frightens all enemy units, reducing their leadership when nearby. It is also immune to fear. Fear penalties do not stack.
- 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.
- Very Fast
This unit can run circles around most other units, taunting and harassing the enemy or evading its missile fire.
- Vanguard Deployment
This unit can deploy in an expanded deployment area, allowing it to start the battle within striking distance of the enemy - or somewhere unexpected.
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