Grail Knights

ID: wh_main_brt_cav_grail_knights

Unit

Grail Knights
Shock Cavalry
60 1500 375
Armoured & Shielded
Living Saints
Anti-Large
6,240
Armour 90
Leadership 80
Speed 33
Melee Attack 38
Melee Defence 30
Weapon Strength 38
Charge Bonus 78

About

Unit Description

The Grail Knights charge the enemy line with a furious stampede of hooves and the Lady in their thoughts.

Historical Description

Only when a Questing Knight has proved his valour and purity beyond all doubt does the Lady of the Lake appear to him in a vision, rewarding him not only with the sight of the Grail, but also permitting him to drink from it. Few indeed are allowed to sup from this, the holiest of Bretonnian artefacts, and only those Knights of unblemished purity survive a taste of the blessed waters from the chalice. Those who drink from the mystical chalice are changed forever, granted lifespans many times that of normal men, as well as other, stranger gifts. From that moment on they are irrevocably committed to the service of the Lady and the Grail, a bond that can only be broken by death. To the commoners of Bretonnia, Grail Knights form a pantheon of living deities, their names spoken as a reverent mantra throughout the land, and are often worshipped in their own right. They are tireless, and know neither fear, hardship nor despair, their words and deeds immortalised forever. Some five centuries since his death, many still recount how the eyes of Riquiard of Brascard glowed with a terrible light as he slew the enemies of the Lady, while others speak of a golden aura that protects all Grail Knights from harm. Amongst the most famous of all, Laudyricus of Couronne, was believed to have been possessed of a heart so pure and noble that he was anathema to all unclean creatures and could slay them with his merest touch.

Abilities

Lance

Forming a wedge before the charge enables mounted Knights to smash through enemy lines, causing great disarray among their ranks.

The Blessing of the Lady

The Lady's blessing is a wondrous gift freely graced upon all Bretonnian subjects, should they but kneel and utter their devotion.

Attributes

Perfect Vigour

Even when performing the most fatiguing actions, this unit never loses vigour.

Hide (forest)

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

Immune to Psychology

The unit is immune to psychological attacks (fear and terror).

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.

Armoured & Shielded

Armoured units can block damage from any source apart from Armour-Piercing damage. Shields have a chance of blocking arrows, bolts, rifle shots and similar small arms fire - but only in a forward facing arc.

Living Saints

Knights who have sipped from the Grail are elevated above mere mortals; they truly are what is best in men.

Detailed Stats

Battle Entity Stats
Unit Size Medium
Unit Type Man
Hit Points 8
Walk Speed 1.50
Run Speed 3.30
Acceleration 2.00
Deceleration 4.00
Charge Speed 4.50
Ch. Dist. to Commence Run 35.00
Ch. Dist. to Adopt Pose 30.00
Ch. Dist. to Pick Target 25.00
Turn Speed 90
Strafe Speed 1.00
Land Unit Stats
Unit Category Cavalry
Unit Class Shock Cavalry
Move Action Points 2100
Melee Attack 38
Melee Defence 30
Charge Bonus 78
Melee (Dismounted)
Visibility Range 40 - 1500
Spot Tree Distance 60
Spot Scrub Distance 60
Rank Depth 5
Morale 80
Bonus Hit Points 96
Unit Stats
Unit Caste Melee Cavalry
Unit Weight Very Heavy
Unit Group Shock Cavalry
Unit Group Parent Cavalry & Chariots
Recruitment Turns 2
Recruitment Cost 1500
Upkeep Cost 375
Unit Size 60
Melee CP 1500
Missile CP

Equipment

Melee Weapon
Weapon Size
Weapon Type Lance
Bonus vs Cavalry
Bonus vs Large 12
Bonus vs Infantry
Weapon Damage 23
Weapon AP Damage 15
Building Damage 10
Armour
Armour Value 90
Shield
Missile Block Chance 30