Chaos Knights

ID: wh_main_chs_cav_chaos_knights_0


Chaos Knights
60 1450 366
Armoured & Shielded
Armour 120
Leadership 74
Speed 33
Melee Attack 44
Melee Defence 50
Weapon Strength 46
Charge Bonus 44


Unit Description

Chaos Knights deliver a terrifyingly powerful charge to enemy lines, particularly if armed with a lance.

Historical Description

Chaos Knights are feared throughout the Old World and beyond as merciless butchers capable of turning the course of battle with a single charge. They are towering brutes atop immensely powerful Chaos Steeds, rider and mount clad in thickest plate, each section of armour crafted by a master Daemonsmiths. A Chaos Knight's greaves are jagged blades, well suited to slicing through the flesh of the enemy. Even the frightful reputation of the Chaos Knights is a weapon in its own right, crippling those who would stand against them before a single blow is struck. Many Chaos Knights ride to war with great lances, evil-looking polearms designed to impale and tear their foes. Others wield a deadly assortment of weapons, from cleavers and war-picks to heavy maces. Some Chaos Knights even brandish magical blades, each bearing a small measure of power. Regardless of the form or the hexes inscribed upon these ensorcelled weapons, they are all enchanted in order to kill, and most flicker with dark fire. Each Chaos Knight is a paragon amongst his warrior brethren, for he has trod the path of damnation for many years and holds the favour of the Dark Gods. A Knight's horned helmet may conceal a twisted and permanent rictus smile of sharp metallic fangs, or a striking and cold beauty that steals the breath away. Few have a chance to find out, for those who behold the Knights of Chaos are but moments away from a grisly end. A full unit of Chaos Knights, galloping at speed, will hit a battle line like the mailed fist of the Gods.


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.

Hide (forest)

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

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.

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.

Detailed Stats

Battle Entity Stats
Unit Size Small
Unit Type Man
Hit Points 8
Walk Speed 1.50
Run Speed 3.30
Acceleration 2.00
Deceleration 4.00
Charge Speed 4.00
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 Cavalry
Unit Class Melee Cavalry
Move Action Points 2100
Melee Attack 44
Melee Defence 50
Charge Bonus 44
Melee (Dismounted)
Visibility Range 40 - 1500
Spot Tree Distance 60
Spot Scrub Distance 60
Rank Depth 5
Morale 74
Bonus Hit Points 114
Unit Stats
Unit Caste Melee Cavalry
Unit Weight Heavy
Unit Group Cavalry
Unit Group Parent Cavalry & Chariots
Recruitment Turns 2
Recruitment Cost 1450
Upkeep Cost 366
Unit Size 60
Melee CP 1450
Missile CP


Melee Weapon
Weapon Size
Weapon Type Sword
Bonus vs Cavalry
Bonus vs Large
Bonus vs Infantry
Weapon Damage 32
Weapon AP Damage 14
Building Damage 10
Armour Value 120
Missile Block Chance 30