General of the Empire (Imperial Griffon)The Lord commander wades into battle, cutting foes apart and setting an example for the rest of the army.
The armies of the Empire are led by warriors who have been trained to direct their forces as effortlessly as a swordsman wields a blade. First and foremost amongst these great leaders are the Elector Counts, inspirational and famous individuals whose mere presence can steady a wavering battle line. The knowledge that their count is personally fighting beside them is enough to embolden the courage of a province's soldiers and strengthen their resolve. In practice, however, it is unfeasible for Elector Counts to command every force that must be despatched, for the Empire is a dangerous land, and its territories are forever under attack from savage monsters and marauding armies. Often, command is delegated to a trusted soldier considered to be an honourable leader of men, and this officer will lead the province's forces when the count cannot. Of course there are always exceptions, and some of the more bellicose counts, such as Valmir von Raukov of Ostland, have an unhealthy love for the clash of swords and the thunder of cannons, thus taking to the field of battle whenever they can. Many of the men appointed by an Elector Count to lead an army will also be nobles of the Empire, educated in martial pursuits from an early age - falconry, swordsmanship and hunting Beastmen in the forests. Others have risen through the ranks, having first stood amongst the rank and file with a bloody halberd in their hands. These officers vary greatly in standing, depending on the size of the force they lead, and can be known as captain, marshals, generals or simply commanders. Regardless of their station, the vast majority will be tried and tested veterans of many years who have a fine understanding of the craft of soldiering, having spent most of their lives fighting in defence of the Empire.
Unit NameGeneral of the Empire (Imperial Griffon)
Main Unit Keywh_main_emp_cha_general_3
Land Unit Keywh_main_emp_cha_general_3
Naval Unit Keywh_main_shp_transport
Land Unit GroupFlying Monster
Naval Unit GroupFlying Monster
Custom Battle Cost1500
├ Melee Weaponwh_main_emp_imperial_griffon
├ Melee Damage Base160
├ Melee Damage Ap290
├ Armour PiercingNo
├ Bonus vs Cavalry0
├ Bonus vs Elephants0
└ Bonus vs Infantry0
├ Base Defence30
└ Shield Defence0
├ Armour Defence85
└ Shield Armour0
├ Man Entitywh_main_infantry_standard_blood_dismembers
├ Man Speed30
├ Man Health8
├ Bonus Hit Points5368
├ Mount Entitywh_main_flying_griffon_blood
├ Mount Speed70
└ Mount Health8
Leadership (Base Morale)70
There are those who wish nothing more than to be at the heart of battle, seeking foes to vanquish.
- Stand Your Ground!
On the battlefield, the craven's path is an easy one, but for those champions that choose to stand? Fortune will surely favour them and their troops.
- Hold the Line!
Those in command of the ranks will issue their orders with a ferocious bark, expecting instant obeisance.
The mighty griffon lets out a blood-curdling roar, chilling his enemies.
- Causes Fear
This unit frightens all enemy units, reducing their leadership when nearby. It is also immune to fear. Fear penalties do not stack.
- Causes Terror
This unit can cause terror, making its melee target rout for a short time. Units that cause terror are immune to terror and fear themselves.
This unit provides a Lord's aura and an encouraging unit will receive the larger of the two bonuses.
Strengths & Weaknesses
Armoured units can block damage from any source apart from Armour-Piercing damage.
- Causes Terror
This unit can fear themselves.
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.
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