Clanrat Spears (Shields)Although fury and numbers count for much in a fight, a good shield cannot be overstated.
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 Weapon 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 NameClanrat Spears (Shields)
Main Unit Keywh2_main_skv_inf_clanrat_spearmen_1
Land Unit Keywh2_main_skv_inf_clanrat_spearmen_1
Naval Unit Keywh_main_shp_transport
Land Unit GroupSpear Infantry
Naval Unit GroupSpear Infantry
Custom Battle Cost400
├ Melee Weaponwh2_main_skv_spear
├ Melee Damage Base18
├ Melee Damage Ap5
├ Armour PiercingNo
├ Bonus vs Cavalry0
├ Bonus vs Elephants9
└ Bonus vs Infantry0
├ Base Defence28
└ 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.
- 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
Shields have a chance of blocking arrows, bolts, rifle shots and similar small arms fire - but only in a forward facing arc.
- 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.
- 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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