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HomeHome / Total War: WARHAMMER II / Dwarfs (Mortal Empires) / Units / Longbeards (Great Weapons)
Longbeards (Great Weapons) Dwarfs (Mortal Empires)Dwarfs (Mortal Empires) Melee Infantry

Longbeards (Great Weapons)

Longbeards are veteran fighters of many wars, rending armour with the two-handed az and cleaving opponents in two.

Longbeards have fought in more wars, beaten more enemies and endured greater hardships than any young Dwarf can possibly imagine. They constantly grumble about how today's Goblins are far smaller and weedier than they used to be and how nothing is as well made as it was in their day. No young Dwarf, as hot-headed and tempestuous as he might be, would dare gainsay a Longbeard; after all, they have much more experience - and the beard to prove it! A Longbeard unit in a battle line is likened to a reliable anchor bolt or bulwark that stands fast and supports the other formations. Woe betide any beardlings who falter under the Longbeards' stern (if rheumy) eyes, for they will be admonished within inches of their very lives. It might not be easy for other units to hold the battle line within earshot of a unit of Longbeards, yet it is also a great honour that redoubles a Dwarf's stoicism and makes even beardlings eager to prove themselves (or at least not give the Longbeards any further ammunition).

Longbeards (Great Weapons)

Unit Name

Longbeards (Great Weapons)

Main Unit Key

wh_main_dwf_inf_longbeards_1

Land Unit Key

wh_main_dwf_inf_longbeards_1

Naval Unit Key

wh_main_shp_transport

Land Unit Group

Great Axe Infantry

Naval Unit Group

Great Axe Infantry

Soldiers

100

Caste

Melee Infantry

Category

Melee Infantry

Class

Melee Infantry

Custom Battle Cost

750

Recruitment Cost

750

Upkeep Cost

188

Melee Attack

30

Weapon Strength (Weapon Damage)

34

├ Melee Weapon

wh_main_dwf_longbeards_axe_great

├ Melee Damage Base

9

├ Melee Damage Ap

25

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs Cavalry

0

├ Bonus vs Elephants

0

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

16

Melee Defence

38

├ Base Defence

38

├ Shield

none

└ Shield Defence

0

Armour

100

├ Armour

wh2_main_chainmail_100

├ Armour Defence

100

└ Shield Armour

0

Health

86

├ Man Entity

wh_main_dwf_inf_dwarfs_longbeards_blood_dismembers

├ Man Speed

26

├ Man Health

8

└ Bonus Hit Points

78

Leadership (Base Morale)

80

Abilities

No Ability

Attributes

  • Charge Defence vs. Large
    When bracing, this unit negates the charge bonus of any large attacker.
  • Encourage
    This unit provides a Lord's aura and an encouraging unit will receive the larger of the two bonuses.
  • Hide (forest)
    This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.
  • Immune to Psychology
    The unit is immune to psychological attacks (fear and terror).

Strengths & Weaknesses

  • Armoured
    Armoured units can block damage from any source apart from Armour-Piercing damage.
  • Armour-Piercing
    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.
  • Old Grumblers
    Respected for their great age, superior courage and the length of their facial hair, Longbeards have an encouraging effect on their allies' Lord be absent.
Requires Buildings
Longbeards (Great Weapons) Lv. 0 Mustering Hall
Mustering Hall
(wh_main_dwf_barracks_3)
Level 2
Garrison Buildings
Longbeards (Great Weapons) x 2 Guard Hall
Guard Hall
(wh_main_dwf_garrison_2)
Level 1
Dwarfhold
Dwarfhold
(wh_main_dwf_outpostnorsca_major_4)
Level 4
Dwarfhold
Dwarfhold
(wh_main_dwf_outpostnorsca_major_4_coast)
Level 4
Great Hold
Great Hold
(wh_main_dwf_outpostnorsca_major_5)
Level 5
Great Hold
Great Hold
(wh_main_dwf_outpostnorsca_major_5_coast)
Level 5
Dwarfhold
Dwarfhold
(wh_main_dwf_settlement_major_4)
Level 4
Dwarfhold
Dwarfhold
(wh_main_dwf_settlement_major_4_coast)
Level 4
Great Hold
Great Hold
(wh_main_dwf_settlement_major_5)
Level 5
Great Hold
Great Hold
(wh_main_dwf_settlement_major_5_coast)
Level 5
Reinforced Gate
Reinforced Gate
(wh_main_dwf_wall_2)
Level 1
Karak Drazh (Dwarfhold)
Karak Drazh (Dwarfhold)
(wh_main_special_settlement_black_crag_4_dwf)
Level 4
Karak Drazh (Great Hold)
Karak Drazh (Great Hold)
(wh_main_special_settlement_black_crag_5_dwf)
Level 5
Occupied Pyramid of Nagash (Dwarfhold)
Occupied Pyramid of Nagash (Dwarfhold)
(wh2_dlc09_special_settlement_pyramid_of_nagash_dwf_4)
Level 4
Occupied Pyramid of Nagash (Great Hold)
Occupied Pyramid of Nagash (Great Hold)
(wh2_dlc09_special_settlement_pyramid_of_nagash_dwf_5)
Level 5
Hall of the Ancestors
Hall of the Ancestors
(wh2_main_special_ancestors_hall)
Level 0
Fortress Gate
Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_eagle_untainted_2)
Level 2
Grand Fortress Gate
Grand Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_eagle_untainted_3)
Level 3
Fortress Gate
Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_griffon_untainted_2)
Level 2
Grand Fortress Gate
Grand Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_griffon_untainted_3)
Level 3
Fortress Gate
Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_phoenix_untainted_2)
Level 2
Grand Fortress Gate
Grand Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_phoenix_untainted_3)
Level 3
Fortress Gate
Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_unicorn_untainted_2)
Level 2
Grand Fortress Gate
Grand Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_unicorn_untainted_3)
Level 3
Occupied Altdorf Level 4
Occupied Altdorf Level 4
(wh2_main_special_settlement_altdorf_dwf_4)
Level 4
Occupied Altdorf Level 5
Occupied Altdorf Level 5
(wh2_main_special_settlement_altdorf_dwf_5)
Level 5
Forest Outpost (Dwarfhold)
Forest Outpost (Dwarfhold)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_athel_loren_dwf_4)
Level 4
Forest Outpost (Great Hold)
Forest Outpost (Great Hold)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_athel_loren_dwf_5)
Level 5
Occupied Castle Drakenhof Level 4
Occupied Castle Drakenhof Level 4
(wh2_main_special_settlement_castle_drakenhof_dwf_4)
Level 4
Occupied Castle Drakenhof Level 5
Occupied Castle Drakenhof Level 5
(wh2_main_special_settlement_castle_drakenhof_dwf_5)
Level 5
Occupied Elven Colony
Occupied Elven Colony
(wh2_main_special_settlement_colony_major_other_3)
Level 3
Thriving Occupied Elven Colony
Thriving Occupied Elven Colony
(wh2_main_special_settlement_colony_major_other_5)
Level 5
Occupied Elven Colony
Occupied Elven Colony
(wh2_main_special_settlement_colony_minor_other_3)
Level 3
Occupied Couronne Level 4
Occupied Couronne Level 4
(wh2_main_special_settlement_couronne_dwf_4)
Level 4
Occupied Couronne Level 5
Occupied Couronne Level 5
(wh2_main_special_settlement_couronne_dwf_5)
Level 5
Occupied Gaean Vale (Level 4)
Occupied Gaean Vale (Level 4)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_gaean_vale_dwf_4)
Level 4
Occupied Gaean Vale (Level 5)
Occupied Gaean Vale (Level 5)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_gaean_vale_dwf_5)
Level 5
Occupied Hell Pit Level 4
Occupied Hell Pit Level 4
(wh2_main_special_settlement_hellpit_other_4)
Level 4
Occupied Hell Pit Level 5
Occupied Hell Pit Level 5
(wh2_main_special_settlement_hellpit_other_5)
Level 5
Occupied Hexoatl Level 4
Occupied Hexoatl Level 4
(wh2_main_special_settlement_hexoatl_dwf_4)
Level 4
Occupied Hexoatl Level 5
Occupied Hexoatl Level 5
(wh2_main_special_settlement_hexoatl_dwf_5)
Level 5
Occupied Itza Level 4
Occupied Itza Level 4
(wh2_main_special_settlement_itza_dwf_4)
Level 4
Occupied Itza Level 5
Occupied Itza Level 5
(wh2_main_special_settlement_itza_dwf_5)
Level 5
Occupied Khemri (Dwarfhold)
Occupied Khemri (Dwarfhold)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_khemri_dwf_4)
Level 4
Occupied Khemri (Great Hold)
Occupied Khemri (Great Hold)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_khemri_dwf_5)
Level 5
Occupied Kislev Level 4
Occupied Kislev Level 4
(wh2_main_special_settlement_kislev_dwf_4)
Level 4
Occupied Kislev Level 5
Occupied Kislev Level 5
(wh2_main_special_settlement_kislev_dwf_5)
Level 5
Occupied Lahmia (Dwarfhold)
Occupied Lahmia (Dwarfhold)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_lahmia_dwf_4)
Level 4
Occupied Lahmia (Great Hold)
Occupied Lahmia (Great Hold)
(wh2_main_special_settlement_lahmia_dwf_5)
Level 5
Occupied Lothern Level 4
Occupied Lothern Level 4
(wh2_main_special_settlement_lothern_dwf_4)
Level 4
Occupied Lothern Level 5
Occupied Lothern Level 5
(wh2_main_special_settlement_lothern_dwf_5)
Level 5
Occupied Miragliano Level 4
Occupied Miragliano Level 4
(wh2_main_special_settlement_miragliano_dwf_4)
Level 4
Occupied Miragliano Level 5
Occupied Miragliano Level 5
(wh2_main_special_settlement_miragliano_dwf_5)
Level 5
Occupied Naggarond Level 4
Occupied Naggarond Level 4
(wh2_main_special_settlement_naggarond_dwf_4)
Level 4
Occupied Naggarond Level 5
Occupied Naggarond Level 5
(wh2_main_special_settlement_naggarond_dwf_5)
Level 5
Occupied Sartosa Level 4
Occupied Sartosa Level 4
(wh2_main_special_settlement_sartosa_dwf_4)
Level 4
Occupied Sartosa Level 5
Occupied Sartosa Level 5
(wh2_main_special_settlement_sartosa_dwf_5)
Level 5
Occupied Skavenblight Level 4
Occupied Skavenblight Level 4
(wh2_main_special_settlement_skavenblight_other_4)
Level 4
Occupied Skavenblight Level 5
Occupied Skavenblight Level 5
(wh2_main_special_settlement_skavenblight_other_5)
Level 5
Occupied The Awakening Level 4
Occupied The Awakening Level 4
(wh2_main_special_settlement_the_awakening_dwf_4)
Level 4
Occupied The Awakening Level 5
Occupied The Awakening Level 5
(wh2_main_special_settlement_the_awakening_dwf_5)
Level 5
Longbeards (Great Weapons) x 3 Imposing Fortress Gate
Imposing Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_eagle_untainted_4)
Level 4
Imposing Fortress Gate
Imposing Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_griffon_untainted_4)
Level 4
Imposing Fortress Gate
Imposing Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_phoenix_untainted_4)
Level 4
Imposing Fortress Gate
Imposing Fortress Gate
(wh2_main_special_fortress_gate_unicorn_untainted_4)
Level 4
Large Occupied Elven Colony
Large Occupied Elven Colony
(wh2_main_special_settlement_colony_major_other_4)
Level 4