Nordland Mariners (Halberdiers)

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Nordland Mariners (Halberdiers) are an Elector Count State Troops added in The Empire Undivided Update in Total War: Warhammer II. Elite Marines trained by the Imperial Navy to fight both above deck, battered by adverse weather and raked by missile fire, and below where melee skill is key.

Description[edit | edit source]

One of Nordland's more celebrated regiments, the Seahawks comprised over two dozen companies at arms. The Seahawks were often the first regiment assigned to other states, and therefore received better weaponry than other troops, and drew higher pay. This was not an act of altruism on their Elector's part, but pride. The Count loathed sending forces to other lands, and was determined that his forces should outshine those of his rivals.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Expert Charge Defence: When bracing, this unit negates the charge bonus of any attacker.
  • Aquatic: Where other units of small stature struggle to fight and move in shallow water, Aquatic units excel.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

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