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Skavenslave Spears

ID: wh2_main_skv_inf_skavenslave_spearmen_0


Skavenslave Spears
Spear Infantry
180 150 19
Meat Shield
Poor Leadership
Leadership 35
Speed 42
Melee Attack 10
Melee Defence 16
Weapon Strength 16
Charge Bonus 3


Unit Description

A spear may mean they fight a little longer or better, but it only delays their inevitable demise.

Historical Description

The Under-Empire is run by slave labour. Skavenslaves perform all menial tasks, including mining, tunnelling, and food production. In lean times, they themselves become the food. The majority of slaves are Skaven born into bondage, the lowest class of a hierarchical society. Their ranks swell as rival clans are captured during internecine wars. At times even non-Skaven become slaves, although few other races last long under the whips of the ratmen overseers. In warfare Skavenslaves are used en masse to absorb missile fire and to overwhelm the foe with numbers. A common Warlord tactic is to whip Skavenslaves to the fore of an assault. Many are butchered, but the loss is acceptable if the slaves bear the brunt of incoming or tire the foe for the next attack wave. The best Skavenslaves will even pull down and tear to pieces a few of the adversaries, although this is considered a bonus.


Scurry Away!

He who runs away lives to fight another day! - so the foul, craven adage goes.

Strength in Numbers

Skaven are craven by nature but take courage when in packs of their own kind, where they move slower but enjoy the safety of numbers.



Witnessing friendly expendable units rout does not reduce other units' leadership, unless they are themselves expendable.

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.


Witnessing friendly expendable units rout does not reduce other units' Leadership, unless they are themselves expendable.

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.

Poor Leadership

This unit suffers from poor leadership and will easily rout. Keep its flanks secure and your Lord or other encouraging units nearby.

Detailed Stats

Battle Entity Stats
Unit Size Small
Unit Type Man
Hit Points 8
Walk Speed 1.50
Run Speed 4.20
Acceleration 2.00
Deceleration 4.00
Charge Speed 4.80
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 Melee Infantry
Move Action Points 2100
Melee Attack 10
Melee Defence 16
Charge Bonus 3
Melee (Dismounted)
Visibility Range 40 - 1500
Spot Tree Distance 60
Spot Scrub Distance 60
Rank Depth 8
Morale 35
Bonus Hit Points 40
Unit Stats
Unit Caste Melee Infantry
Unit Weight Medium
Unit Group Spear Infantry
Unit Group Parent Infantry
Recruitment Turns 1
Recruitment Cost 150
Upkeep Cost 19
Unit Size 180
Melee CP 150
Missile CP


Melee Weapon
Weapon Size
Weapon Type Spear
Bonus vs Cavalry
Bonus vs Large 6
Bonus vs Infantry
Weapon Damage 12
Weapon AP Damage 4
Building Damage 10
Armour Value
Missile Block Chance 0

Building Requirement

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Massif Orcal

Ravaged Gaean Vale

Occupied Khemri

Minor Coastal Settlement

Ravaged Karak Eight Peaks

Occupied Elven Colony

Ravaged Karaz-a-Karak

Ravaged Tor Yvresse

Occupied Lahmia

Ravaged Black Crag

The Awakening Ravaged

The Pyramid of Nagash

Ravaged Lothern


Ravaged Miragliano

Ravaged Drakenhof

Hell Pit

Sartosa Ravaged


Ravaged Kislev


Ravaged Naggarond

Occupied Elven Colony

Ravaged Altdorf

Athel Loren

DELETE - Slaves

Minor Settlement

Province Capital

Ravaged Hexoatl

Major Coastal Settlement