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Dreadspears

ID: wh2_main_def_inf_dreadspears_0

Unit

Dreadspears
Spear Infantry
120 450 112
Shielded
Anti-Large
Charge Defence Against Large Foes
7,560
Armour 30
Leadership 66
Speed 33
Melee Attack 25
Melee Defence 40
Weapon Strength 25
Charge Bonus 8

About

Unit Description

The bulk of Dark Elf armies, with spears as unwavering as their pride.

Historical Description

Dark Elf armies are formed around a core of utterly merciless soldiers, schooled in slaughter by a lifetime of survival amidst the twisted streets of Naggaroth's cities. Most such warriors are conscripted into service, but a few muster willingly, having identified some manner in which the battle will play to their personal advantage. Dreadspears consider themselves to be true soldiers, and look down upon the Bleakswords as brash adventurers unsuited to the proper business of battle. Through blood spilt and shed, they have learnt the strength of discipline, of the locked shieldwall bristling with wicked spearpoints. Dreadspear regiments are therefore the reliable bastions around which a Dreadlord can form his battleplan. Whilst the army's wilder warriors roam freely to slaughter at will, the Dreadspears hold key positions and repel counter-attacks.

Abilities

Murderous Prowess

Slaughter! There is no greater glorification of Khaine, the God of Murder, and no more popular form of worship amongst the Dark Elves. It is through killing that Dark Elves rise above other beings. Once engulfed in enough bloodshed, they will often feel their murderous prowess increase, as if Khaine himself was guiding the blades of his disciples.

Murderous Prowess Indicator

Once enough blood has been shed, the Dark Elves’ murderous prowess increases, as if Khaine himself was guiding his disciples' blades!

Attributes

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

Anti-Large

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.

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.

Shielded

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 1.50
Run Speed 3.30
Acceleration 4.00
Deceleration 5.00
Charge Speed 4.10
Ch. Dist. to Commence Run 30.00
Ch. Dist. to Adopt Pose 25.00
Ch. Dist. to Pick Target 25.00
Turn Speed 140
Strafe Speed 1.00
Land Unit Stats
Unit Category Melee Infantry
Unit Class Melee Infantry
Move Action Points 2100
Melee Attack 25
Melee Defence 40
Charge Bonus 8
Melee (Dismounted)
Visibility Range 40 - 1500
Spot Tree Distance 60
Spot Scrub Distance 60
Rank Depth 7
Morale 66
Bonus Hit Points 55
Unit Stats
Unit Caste Melee Infantry
Unit Weight Medium
Unit Group Spear Infantry
Unit Group Parent Infantry
Recruitment Turns 1
Recruitment Cost 450
Upkeep Cost 112
Unit Size 120
Melee CP 450
Missile CP

Equipment

Melee Weapon
Weapon Size
Weapon Type Spear
Bonus vs Cavalry
Bonus vs Large 14
Bonus vs Infantry
Weapon Damage 19
Weapon AP Damage 6
Building Damage 10
Armour
Armour Value 30
Shield
Missile Block Chance 55

Building Requirement

The Pyramid of Nagash

Tor Yvresse

Enslaved Altdorf

Sartosa

Occupied Hell Pit

Occupied Elven Colony

Massif Orcal

Ravaged Hexoatl

Outpost

Outpost

Province Capital

Occupied Khemri

Occupied Lahmia

Miragliano

Ravaged Itza

Occupied Skavenblight

Naggarond

Minor Coastal Settlement

Karak Eight Peaks

Lothern

Outpost

Kislev

Couronne

Drakenhof

Athel Loren

Occupied Elven Colony

Karaz-a-Karak

Outpost

The Awakening

Black Ark

Black Crag

The Gaean Vale

Major Coastal Settlement

Minor Settlement