Bolt Thrower

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Bolt Thrower
Wh dlc06 dwf bolt thrower.png
Unit cat icon wh dlc06 dwf bolt thrower.png
Overview
FactionDwarfs
CategoryField Artillery
Crew size24
Artillery pieces3
Recruitment
Icon treasury.png Cost (MP): 550 (550)
Icon hourglass.png Turns: 1
Icon income.png Upkeep: 137
Statistics
Icon stat health.png Health: 1069
Icon stat morale.png Leadership: 75
Icon stat speed.png Speed: 20
Icon stat attack.png Melee attack: 16
Icon stat defence.png Melee defence: 20
Icon stat charge bonus.png Charge Bonus: 2
Resistance magic.png Damage Resist Magic: 25


Weapons
Melee
Icon stat damage.png Weapon Damage: 21
Modifier icon armour piercing.png Armour-Piercing Damage: 7
Icon stat speed.png Melee Interval: 4.3 s
Icon stat range.png Range: 1
Protection
Icon stat armour.png
Armor:
30%
Attributes
  • Cant run.png Cannot Run: This unit cannot run and will only move at walking pace.
  • Hide forest.png Hide (forest): This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.

Bolt Thrower is a Dwarfs artillery unit. More rudimentary than other Dwarf artillery, but nevertheless ruthlessly proficient at destroying their foes.

Description[edit | edit source]

Tried and true, many Clans still swear by the Bolt Thrower - a war machine that the Dwarfs have used since the days of the Ancestor Gods. Bolt Throwers are large versions of crossbows, able to fire a Dwarf-sized bolt over a long distance. Reliable and accurate, some have been in service for many thousands of years yet can still bring down a flying Wyvern or skewer a Troll.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

  • Armour-Piercing Missiles: 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.
  • 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.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

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A Bolt-thrower is a similar artillery piece to the cannon. It is very accurate and has a bonus vs large which helps it take down large units. It's splash size is small compared to the grudge thrower, but this is meant for sniping out enemies not clearing blobs. Notably, its range is somewhere in the middle for artillery, meaning it can be outranged by other pieces.