Longbeards

ID: wh_main_dwf_inf_longbeards

Unit

Longbeards
Axe Infantry
100 700 175
Armoured & Shielded
Charge Defence Against Large Foes
Old Grumblers
8,600
Armour 100
Leadership 80
Speed 26
Melee Attack 30
Melee Defence 48
Weapon Strength 32
Charge Bonus 10

About

Unit Description

Longbeards are veteran fighters of many wars, most resolute in their shieldwall and grumpiest in spirit.

Historical Description

Longbeards have fought in more wars, beaten more enemies and endured greater hardships than any young Dwarf can possibly imagine. They constantly grumble about how today's Goblins are far smaller and weedier than they used to be and how nothing is as well made as it was in their day. No young Dwarf, as hot-headed and tempestuous as he might be, would dare gainsay a Longbeard; after all, they have much more experience - and the beard to prove it! A Longbeard unit in a battle line is likened to a reliable anchor bolt or bulwark that stands fast and supports the other formations. Woe betide any beardlings who falter under the Longbeards' stern (if rheumy) eyes, for they will be admonished within inches of their very lives. It might not be easy for other units to hold the battle line within earshot of a unit of Longbeards, yet it is also a great honour that redoubles a Dwarf's stoicism and makes even beardlings eager to prove themselves (or at least not give the Longbeards any further ammunition).

Attributes

Charge Defence vs. Large

When bracing, this unit negates the charge bonus of any large attacker.

Encourage

This unit provides a leadership bonus to nearby allies. Units within range of both the Lord's aura and an encouraging unit will receive the larger of the two bonuses.

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

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.

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.

Old Grumblers

Respected for their great age, superior courage and the length of their facial hair, Longbeards have an encouraging effect on their allies' leadership should the Lord be absent.

Detailed Stats

Battle Entity Stats
Unit Size Small
Unit Type Man
Hit Points 8
Walk Speed 1.50
Run Speed 2.60
Acceleration 3.00
Deceleration 4.00
Charge Speed 3.60
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 1.30
Land Unit Stats
Unit Category Melee Infantry
Unit Class Melee Infantry
Move Action Points 2100
Melee Attack 30
Melee Defence 48
Charge Bonus 10
Melee (Dismounted)
Visibility Range 40 - 1500
Spot Tree Distance 60
Spot Scrub Distance 60
Rank Depth 7
Morale 80
Bonus Hit Points 78
Unit Stats
Unit Caste Melee Infantry
Unit Weight Heavy
Unit Group Axe Infantry
Unit Group Parent Infantry
Recruitment Turns 1
Recruitment Cost 700
Upkeep Cost 175
Unit Size 100
Melee CP 700
Missile CP

Equipment

Melee Weapon
Weapon Size
Weapon Type Axe
Bonus vs Cavalry
Bonus vs Large
Bonus vs Infantry
Weapon Damage 25
Weapon AP Damage 7
Building Damage 10
Armour
Armour Value 100
Shield
Missile Block Chance 35