Treeman is a Wood Elves melee infantry unit. A powerful flurry of knots and branches, striking out in the midst of the battle; the will of the forest made real. In The Queen and the Crone, the Avelorn faction also has access to Treemen.
The most powerful of Athel Loren's spirits are able to entwine their essence with that of a living tree, moulding it to their will. It is not a decision taken lightly, for when a spirit forms a bond with a living tree, they become irrevocably merged and cannot choose to leave - only death can sever the connection. From that moment on, the will of the spirit shapes and drives the tree, using knotted bark and gnarled branches to serve where an insubstantial spirit form cannot. Thus is a Treeman born. Certain to be counted amongst the mightiest of Athel Loren's denizens, his gnarled form is almost impervious to harm, and his strength a near-match for the Dragons of the deep glades. Treemen do not fight with grace or finesse, but with huge sweeping blows that strike home with enough force to shatter stone. They can stomp their knurled feet into the ground, knocking foes down, or even send writhing roots to drag foes deep underground where their tendrils can feast upon the flesh and bone.
- ↑ Armoured: Armoured units can block damage from any source apart from Armour-Piercing damage.
- ↑ Charge Defence Against Large Foes: When standing and bracing against a charge of large enemies (such as cavalry or monsters) this unit will negate the enemy's charge bonus.
- ↑ Forest Spirit: The spirits of Athel Loren are able to shrug off most mundane attacks, causing magical damage in turn before melting into the forest from whence they came.
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The Treeman is a titanic tank on the battlefield. He is a solid fighter, has physical resistance, magic attacks, and causes fear/terror. They are very solid, but also have clear weaknesses. Magic and fire damage makes them much weaker and their large size makes them easy pickings for armour piercing missiles. They are useful if you want a stronger melee anchor to a Wood Elf front line.