King Nekhesh's Scorpion Legion (Skeleton Spearmen)

ID: wh2_dlc09_tmb_inf_skeleton_spearmen_ror


King Nekhesh's Scorpion Legion (Skeleton Spearmen)
Spear Infantry
Poison Attacks
Meat Shield
Armour 45
Leadership 40
Speed 28
Melee Attack 19
Melee Defence 38
Weapon Strength 24
Charge Bonus 3


Unit Description

Elite amongst their skeletal peers, these spear-armed warriors are as bloodthirsty as their infamous royal patron.

Historical Description

The Skeleton Spearmen of Nehekhara are not mindless automatons slaved to the will of an evil necromancer. The incantations of the Liche Priests summon the spirits of long-dead soldiers from the Realm of Souls and bind them into corporeal forms. However, without the extensive mummification lavished upon their lords and betters, the spirits of these warriors do not retain the full memory of their former existence. Upon awakening from their death-sleep, the only things that every one of these Undead soldiers can recall with perfect clarity is their unswerving loyalty to their king and the ways of war that were drilled into them in life. Thus, the skeletal regiments of Nehekhara obey every command of their Tomb King without hesitation - as they served him in life, so they serve him in death.


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.


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.


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.


Can Cause Fear

This unit frightens all enemy units, reducing their leadership when nearby. It is also immune to fear. Fear penalties do not stack.

Expert Charge Defence

When bracing, this unit negates the charge bonus of any attacker.

Hide (forest)

This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.


Strengths & Weaknesses


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.

Poison Attacks

The poisonous attacks of this unit weaken the target's speed and damage.


Shields have a chance of blocking arrows, bolts, rifle shots and similar small arms fire - but only in a forward facing arc.

Detailed Stats

Battle Entity Stats
Unit Size Small
Unit Type Man
Hit Points 8
Walk Speed 1.30
Run Speed 2.80
Acceleration 2.00
Deceleration 3.00
Charge Speed 3.10
Ch. Dist. to Commence Run 30.00
Ch. Dist. to Adopt Pose 25.00
Ch. Dist. to Pick Target 25.00
Turn Speed 120
Strafe Speed 1.00
Land Unit Stats
Unit Category Melee Infantry
Unit Class Spear Infantry
Move Action Points 2100
Melee Attack 19
Melee Defence 38
Charge Bonus 3
Melee (Dismounted)
Visibility Range 40 - 1500
Spot Tree Distance 60
Spot Scrub Distance 60
Rank Depth 8
Morale 40
Bonus Hit Points 53
Unit Stats
Unit Caste Melee Infantry
Unit Weight Heavy
Unit Group Spear Infantry
Unit Group Parent Infantry
Recruitment Turns 1
Recruitment Cost
Upkeep Cost
Unit Size 160
Melee CP 600
Missile CP


Melee Weapon
Weapon Size
Weapon Type Spear
Bonus vs Cavalry
Bonus vs Large 14
Bonus vs Infantry
Weapon Damage 19
Weapon AP Damage 5
Building Damage 10
Armour Value 45
Missile Block Chance 55