Corpse Cart

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Corpse Cart
Wh dlc04 vmp corpse cart.png
Magic chariot.png
Overview
FactionVampire Counts
CategoryMagic Chariot
Unit size1
Recruitment
Icon treasury.png Cost (MP): 350 (300)
Icon hourglass.png Turns: 2
Icon income.png Upkeep: 87
Statistics
Icon stat health.png Health: 3705
Icon stat morale.png Leadership: 55
Icon stat speed.png Speed: 23
Icon stat attack.png Melee attack: 10
Icon stat defence.png Melee defence: 22
Icon stat charge bonus.png Charge Bonus: 8
Resistance missile.png Damage Resist Missiles: 15
Weapons
Melee
Icon stat damage.png Weapon Damage: 20
Modifier icon armour piercing.png Armour-Piercing Damage: 6
Icon stat speed.png Melee Interval: 4 s
Icon stat range.png Range: 1
Protection
Icon stat armour.png
Armor:
33.75%
Attributes
  • Causes fear.png Can Cause Fear: This unit frightens all enemy units, reducing their Icon stat morale.pngleadership when nearby. It is also immune to fear. Fear penalties do not stack.
  • Hide forest.png Hide (forest): This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.
  • Undead.png Undead: The unit is Undead (does not rout, immune to terror, becomes unstable when is low). It will suffer from Icon attrition.pngattrition when moving through territory not owned by the Undead.

Corpse Cart is a Vampire Counts war machine unit. Devilish chariots imbued with dark and eldritch power, driving the Undead to greater, more macabre acts.

Description[edit | edit source]

Corpse Carts act like magnets for Dark Magic, drawing their power from the land itself and re-animating the dead around them. Sometimes a Corpse Cart is hung with a great bell, the clapper of which is a fell lodestone of eldritch provenance. When necromantic magic is thick in the air, the bell tolls and ripples of Dark Magic emanate from the Corpse Cart. Under the influence of this ominous knell, the dead are drawn back together and cadavers stagger to their feet. Other Corpse Carts are lit by braziers that burn with infernal flames. The smoke from these 'balefires' contains particles of Warpstone that can drive enemy Wizards temporarily insane. Though most were hunted down and put to the torch, for more than a thousand years the remaining Corpse Carts have wandered along the back roads and dirt tracks of Sylvania, wearing death and misery like a shroud. On dark nights, they enter ramshackle villages, stirring the dead in their graves and filling the dreams of slumbering peasants with visions of rot and death. These strange constructs are valued highly by Vampires, for Undead creatures near a Corpse Cart will fight with frenetic vigour, bolstering the battle line of their armies.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

  • Magical Aura: This unit is surrounded by one or more magical auras that either support nearby friends or harm its foes.
  • Regeneration: Regeneration allows a unit to heal while in battle. Fire is known to harm this healing process, so be warned that flaming attacks will cause more damage to units with Regeneration.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

This unit simply provides the Vigour Mortis ability to units in a radius. This is beneficial at making units like Skeleton Warriors and Crypt ghouls do more damage and last longer in combat against superior foes.