Irondrakes

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Irondrakes
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Overview
FactionDwarfs
CategoryDwarfs missile infantry
Unit size24
Recruitment
Icon treasury.png Cost (MP): 900 (900)
Icon hourglass.png Turns: 3
Icon income.png Upkeep: 225
Buildings required:
Engineer's Workshop
Statistics
Icon stat health.png Health: 82
Icon stat morale.png Leadership: 85
Icon stat speed.png Speed:
Icon stat attack.png Melee attack: 20
Icon stat defence.png Melee defence: 25
Icon stat charge bonus.png Charge Bonus: 6
Icon stat ammo.png Ammunition 25
Modifier icon flaming.png Damage Resist Flames: 70
Resistance magic.png Damage Resist Magic: 25


Weapons
Melee
Icon stat damage.png Weapon Damage: 17
Modifier icon armour piercing.png Armor-Piercing Damage: 3
Icon stat speed.png Melee Interval: 4 s
Icon stat range.png Range 1
Ranged
Icon stat damage.png Weapon Damage: 8
Modifier icon armour piercing.png Armor-Piercing Damage: 4
Icon stat ranged damage.png Projectiles per Attack: 1
Icon stat ammo.png Reload Time: 9
Icon stat range.png Range 80
Protection
Icon stat armour.png
Armor:
60%
Attributes
  • Hide forest.png Hide (forest): This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.

Irondrakes is a Dwarfs missile infantry unit in Total War: Warhammer. The Irondrakes wield drakeguns, firing bursts of alchemical fury over anyone in their path.

Description[edit | edit source]

The bitter underground wars that the Dwarfs fight daily to protect their Holds are evolving, as the Dwarfs' foes come up with diabolical plans to get past Dwarfen defences. Time and again, the Dwarfs' courage and rune-enhanced weapons and armour have turned the tide, yet their foes have learned; when Skaven find the corridor blocked by unmovable Ironbreakers, they call for their own loathsome countermeasures - warpflame-spewing fire throwers, gas grenades or cobbled-together chopping machines. For their part, Night Goblins turn to mushroom-addled ball and chain-wielding Fanatics, Cave Squigs or Troll mobs. For the Dwarfs' defence, the cost in lives is high. It was the Engineers' Guild that invented the drakegun, a weapon which fires a blast of alchemical fury - a searing bolt of blazing energy. Short-ranged but incredibly potent, a single volley from a unit bearing drakeguns can halt the onrushing charge of enraged Mangler Squigs. Ironbreakers who show an aptitude with the drakegun were further trained and formed into new units. When first used, even the Gromril armour of the Ironbreakers struggled to protect against the intense heat generated by the fiery blasts. With the aid of Runesmiths, new armoured suits were developed bearing runes of protection first designed to safeguard those who work in the high temperatures of the massive forges. Now, when confronted by a foe capable of breaking through a wall of Ironbreakers, a new fighting tactic has been developed. Ironbreakers open ranks to allow the Irondrakes to file past. With well-drilled precision and the barking orders of an Ironwarden, the dark is soon illuminated by molten blasts. The stalwart Dwarfs blaze away as attackers fall, their crumpled bodies still smoking with fist-sized holes burned through their flesh. The Irondrakes have proven so effective that their services are pressed into action wherever a throng may fight.

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.
  • Armoured: Armoured units can block damage from any source apart from Armour-Piercing damage.
  • Weak Against Armour: This unit's attack can hardly punch through armour and is thus wasted on heavily armoured enemies.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

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