Minotaurs (Great Weapons)A Minotaur, with axe in hand, can hold its own against dozens of enemies with vicious, brutal fury.
Minotaurs are massive bull-headed monstrosities that constantly hunger for hot blood and red meat. Often growing to twice the height of a man and far greater in muscular bulk, their thick-skulled heads are broad and ugly, and their horns can eviscerate with a single thrust. Many have the cloven-hoofed hindquarters of a beast and other deformities of the body that the touch of Chaos brings. Though less intelligent than Beastmen, they are unnaturally strong and powerful, and make formidable warriors. To the Minotaurs, the battlefield is a place of maddening excess. The scent of gore in their flaring nostrils drives them wild and they bellow their hunger for all to hear. They charge with a thundering impact, horns lowered to impale, then strike blow after blow against their hapless enemy. Once their victims have been hacked apart, the Minotaurs slake their thirst by tearing at the raw flesh with their gore-encrusted nails and gulping down great hunks of steaming meat whilst the battle rages on around them.
Unit NameMinotaurs (Great Weapons)
Main Unit Keywh_dlc03_bst_inf_minotaurs_2
Land Unit Keywh_dlc03_bst_inf_minotaurs_2
Naval Unit Keywh_main_shp_transport
Land Unit GroupMonstrous Infantry Great Weapons
Naval Unit GroupMonstrous Infantry Great Weapons
Custom Battle Cost1400
├ Melee Weaponwh_dlc03_bst_minotaur_great_axe
├ Melee Damage Base33
├ Melee Damage Ap77
├ Armour PiercingNo
├ Bonus vs Cavalry0
├ Bonus vs Elephants28
└ Bonus vs Infantry0
├ Base Defence32
└ Shield Defence0
├ Armour Defence35
└ Shield Armour0
├ Man Entitywh_dlc03_bst_mon_minotaur_blood
├ Man Speed56
├ Man Health8
└ Bonus Hit Points506
Leadership (Base Morale)60
Minotaurs become more savage and frenzied the greater the scent and sight of blood.
- Causes Fear
This unit frightens all enemy units, reducing their leadership when nearby. It is also immune to fear. Fear penalties do not stack.
Strengths & Weaknesses
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.
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.
- No Forest Penalty
Large units do not suffer penalties when moving through forest, simply smashing through the undergrowth instead.
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