|Charge Defence Against Large Foes|
Little more than shuffling bones with swords and spears, Skeletons perform a dutiful, if not exemplary, job in the battle lines.
Beneath the mud lie the grave-stained bones of bitter, ancient warriors. Long held beneath the earth, they are clad in their corroded armour, their lifeless hands still gripping the swords, axes, spears and shields they held in life. Provided their remains have not been blessed by the rites of Morr, a Necromancer or Vampire can use the coiling energies of Dark Magic to instil a semblance of life and a flicker of spirit into these dormant warriors. As the regiments of past massacres claw their way to the surface, their empty eye sockets glow with unholy power. Silently, they gather together in a semblance of their old ranks, mutely awaiting the commands of their new lord as the remains of their tattered banners flap in the unnatural breeze of their creation. Lipless horn blowers raise their instruments and sound a spectral, mournful dirge.
The dead do not rest easily in the Old World. Those summoned by Vampires and Necromancers no longer have mortal concerns - they serve only their master's will.
The Dark Magic binding has failed. Both flesh and necromantic energy slough off the subjects, leaving naught but dust.
This unit frightens all enemy units, reducing their leadership when nearby. It is also immune to fear. Fear penalties do not stack.
When bracing, this unit negates the charge bonus of any large attacker.
This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.
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.
When standing and bracing against a charge of large enemies (such as cavalry or monsters) this unit will negate the enemy's charge bonus.
Shields have a chance of blocking arrows, bolts, rifle shots and similar small arms fire - but only in a forward facing arc.
|Battle Entity Stats|
|Ch. Dist. to Commence Run||30.00|
|Ch. Dist. to Adopt Pose||25.00|
|Ch. Dist. to Pick Target||25.00|
|Land Unit Stats|
|Unit Category||Melee Infantry|
|Unit Class||Melee Infantry|
|Move Action Points||2100|
|Visibility Range||40 - 1500|
|Spot Tree Distance||60|
|Spot Scrub Distance||60|
|Bonus Hit Points||53|
|Unit Caste||Melee Infantry|
|Unit Group||Spear Infantry|
|Unit Group Parent||Infantry|
|Bonus vs Cavalry|
|Bonus vs Large||14|
|Bonus vs Infantry|
|Weapon AP Damage||6|
|Missile Block Chance||35|