Mortar

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Mortar
Wh main emp mortar.png
Cannon.png
Overview
FactionEmpire
CategorySiege Artillery
Crew size33
Artillery pieces3
Recruitment
Icon treasury.png Cost (MP): 650 (650)
Icon hourglass.png Turns: 1
Icon income.png Upkeep: 167
Statistics
Icon stat health.png Health: 1089
Icon stat morale.png Leadership: 50
Icon stat speed.png Speed: 20
Icon stat attack.png Melee attack: 10
Icon stat defence.png Melee defence: 6
Icon stat charge bonus.png Charge Bonus: 5
Weapons
Melee
Icon stat damage.png Weapon Damage: 21
Modifier icon armour piercing.png Armour-Piercing Damage: 3
Icon stat speed.png Melee Interval: 4.3 s
Ranged
Icon stat ranged damage.png Missile Damage: 100
Modifier icon armour piercing.png Armour-Piercing Missile Damage: 30
Weapon damage.png Explosive Damage: 60
Modifier icon armour piercing.png Explosive Armour-Piercing Damage: 16
Icon stat ammo.png Reload Time: 17.1
Icon stat ammo.png Ammunition: 22
Icon stat range.png Range: 380
Protection
Icon stat armour.png
Armor:
15%
Attributes
  • Cant run.png Cannot Run: This unit cannot run and will only move at walking pace.

Mortar is a Empire siege engine unit in Total War: Warhammer. What a Mortar may lack in sheer stopping power compared to cannons, it makes up with pure vicious, explosive destruction.

Description[edit | edit source]

Mortars are short, heavy weapons, designed to lob a hollow, explosive shell high into the air so that it drops onto its target. While a solid cannon ball may plough through several victims, a Mortar shell explodes with tremendous force, scattering razor sharp shrapnel over a wide area and scything through whole ranks of enemy warriors. Firing a Mortar is always a tense moment, for the quality of fuses is highly variable and it is not unknown for one to burn through before the crew have finished loading the shell. As a result, Mortar crews tend to be superstitious and carry a large number of good luck charms about their person.

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.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

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