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HomeHome / Total War: WARHAMMER II / Followers of Nagash / Units / Skeleton Horsemen
Skeleton Horsemen Followers of NagashFollowers of Nagash Melee Cavalry

Skeleton Horsemen

Amidst 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.

Skeleton Horsemen

Unit Name

Skeleton Horsemen

Main Unit Key

wh2_dlc09_tmb_cav_skeleton_horsemen_0

Land Unit Key

wh2_dlc09_tmb_cav_skeleton_horsemen_0

Naval Unit Key

wh_main_shp_transport

Land Unit Group

Spear Cavalry

Naval Unit Group

Spear Cavalry

Soldiers

60

Caste

Melee Cavalry

Category

Cavalry

Class

Melee Cavalry

Custom Battle Cost

400

Recruitment Cost

0

Upkeep Cost

0

Melee Attack

22

Weapon Strength (Weapon Damage)

25

├ Melee Weapon

wh2_dlc09_tmb_cavalry_spear

├ Melee Damage Base

20

├ Melee Damage Ap

5

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs Cavalry

0

├ Bonus vs Elephants

0

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

26

Melee Defence

26

├ Base Defence

26

├ Shield

wh_missile_block_30_wood

└ Shield Defence

0

Armour

50

├ Armour

wh2_main_bone_20

├ Armour Defence

20

└ Shield Armour

30

Health

86

├ Man Entity

wh2_dlc09_tmb_skeleton

├ Man Speed

28

├ Man Health

8

├ Bonus Hit Points

70

├ Mount

wh2_dlc09_tmb_mnt_tomb_steed

├ Mount Entity

wh2_dlc09_tmb_cav_skeletal_steed

├ Mount Speed

76

└ Mount Health

8

Leadership (Base Morale)

36

Abilities

  • 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.
  • Disintegrating
    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.
  • Crumbling
    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.

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.
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  • Hide (forest)
    This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.
  • {{tr:wh2_dlc09_undead_description}}

Strengths & Weaknesses

  • Shielded
    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.
Requires Buildings
Skeleton Horsemen Lv. 0 Quicksand Swamp
Quicksand Swamp
(wh2_dlc09_tmb_cavalry_1)
Level 0
Ancient Battle Site
Ancient Battle Site
(wh2_dlc09_tmb_cavalry_2)
Level 1
Necroserpent Nest
Necroserpent Nest
(wh2_dlc09_tmb_cavalry_3)
Level 2
Royal Menagerie
Royal Menagerie
(wh2_dlc09_tmb_cavalry_4)
Level 3
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