Norscan Giant

ID: wh_dlc08_nor_mon_norscan_giant_0


Norscan Giant
1 1500 375
Causes Terror
Armour 30
Leadership 100
Speed 39
Melee Attack 65
Melee Defence 30
Weapon Strength 600
Charge Bonus 40


Unit Description

He follows those who wage war for the Dark Gods – their killing fields are his feeding grounds.

Historical Description

Giants are monstrous humanoids with a prodigious appetite for violence. They are single-minded engines of destruction most often encountered in the far north of the world, being fond of the cold, rocky climes. Many find themselves lumbering alongside the warring Northman tribes, either for their fill of fresh meat and strong alcohol, or simply for the promise of slaughter and battle. Many Giants of the north are instinctively drawn to the raiding men who seek to bear the favour of the Dark Gods – perhaps because the corpses are always thick on the ground in the company of such individuals. Smashing into enemy ranks to kill and feed, they have no real concept of obeying orders but, rather importantly, do have the intelligence to recognise friend from foe.


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.

Can Cause 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.

Strengths & Weaknesses


Anti-infantry units have an advantage against targets that are smaller than a horse. This advantage can be a damage bonus against small targets, superior weight used to smash through lighter enemies, or an explosive attack from range that affects a large area.


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.

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.

Detailed Stats

Battle Entity Stats
Unit Size Very Large
Unit Type Giant
Hit Points 8
Walk Speed 2.60
Run Speed 3.90
Acceleration 3.00
Deceleration 4.00
Charge Speed 5.00
Ch. Dist. to Commence Run 35.00
Ch. Dist. to Adopt Pose 30.00
Ch. Dist. to Pick Target 30.00
Turn Speed 60
Strafe Speed 1.00
Land Unit Stats
Unit Category Melee Infantry
Unit Class Melee Infantry
Move Action Points 2100
Melee Attack 65
Melee Defence 30
Charge Bonus 40
Melee (Dismounted)
Visibility Range 40 - 1500
Spot Tree Distance 60
Spot Scrub Distance 60
Rank Depth 1
Morale 100
Bonus Hit Points 12612
Unit Stats
Unit Caste Monster
Unit Weight Very Heavy
Unit Group Monster
Unit Group Parent Monsters & Beasts
Recruitment Turns 2
Recruitment Cost 1500
Upkeep Cost 375
Unit Size 1
Melee CP 1500
Missile CP


Melee Weapon
Weapon Size Large
Weapon Type Axe
Bonus vs Cavalry
Bonus vs Large
Bonus vs Infantry
Weapon Damage 150
Weapon AP Damage 450
Building Damage 600
Armour Value 30
Missile Block Chance 0