Giant (Beastmen)

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Giant
Wh dlc03 bst giant.png
Giant.png
Overview
FactionBeastmen
CategoryMonster
Unit size1
Recruitment
Icon treasury.png Cost (MP): 1600 (1600)
Icon hourglass.png Turns: 2
Icon income.png Upkeep: 400
Statistics
Icon stat health.png Health: 9465
Icon stat morale.png Leadership: 100
Icon stat speed.png Speed: 39
Icon stat attack.png Melee attack: 65
Icon stat defence.png Melee defence: 30
Icon stat charge bonus.png Charge Bonus: 40
Weapons
Melee
Icon stat damage.png Weapon Damage: 150
Modifier icon armour piercing.png Armour-Piercing Damage: 450
Icon stat speed.png Melee Interval: 4 s
Icon stat range.png Range: 5
Protection
Icon stat armour.png
Armor:
22.5%

Giant (Beastmen) is a Beastmen monster unit in the Beastmen Total War: Warhammer downloadable content. Giants attack the enemy in a rage, with flailing limbs that break both man and machine apart.

Description[edit | edit source]

Giants are monstrous humanoids with boundless strength and a prodigious appetite for violence, flesh, and alcohol. They are most often encountered in the far north of the world, being fond of cold, rocky climes. However, some do make the deep forest their homes, whilst others descend from lairs in the World's Edge or Middle Mountains to join bands of Beastmen. Those that live in the forest are a particularly vile example of their breed. Their skin is often covered in green and brown mould, fungus and moss, whilst their long beards are matted and tangled with ivy and creepers. Giants do not make common cause with the warherds, instead following in their wake, joining in with the slaughter and slaking their hunger on cattle and their thirst on looted barrels of ale. Occasionally one of the forest-dwellers might be bound to the will of a shaman by way of dark arts. Such a beast, emerging from the trees, trailing rotting litter, swathed in twisting vines and stinking of rank, woodland decay is enough to fill superstitious soldiers with heart-stopping horror.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

  • Anti-Infantry: 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 effects a large area.
  • Armour-Piercing: 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.
  • No Forest Penalty: Large units do not suffer penalties when moving through forest, simply smashing through the undergrowth instead.
  • Causes Terror: This unit can cause terror, making its melee target rout for a short time. Units that cause terror are immune to terror and fear themselves.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

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