Friday, May 9, 2014

Company of the Damned – Wood Elf Army Book Review – Pour Four: Unit Summaries Concluded!


When we last left our intrepid adventurers, we were discussing the Wood Elf units.  Now we move on to the Forest Spirit selections.  We will be discussing or rather I’ll be discussing as blogging tends to be mono-directional in conversation…
Anyhow..

The Dryads
The merciless and warmongering changelings of the Wood Elf army, the Dryads serve as the tougher infantry for the army.  The Dryads, much like all forest spirits, lost a point of strength and skirmishers from the last book to the new but they gained several other abilities.  Meanwhile the Branchwraith gained access to the Lore of Life.  The Dryads are a Core selection while the Branchwraith is a Hero selection.

Unit Type: Infantry
Special Rules: Fear, Forest Spirit, Hatred
Branchwraiths are Level 1 wizards with access to the Lore of Life and have the Blessings of the Ancients special rule.

Name
M
WS
BS
S
T
W
I
A
LD
Dryads
5
4
4
3
4
1
5
2
8
Branchwraith
5
6
6
4
4
2
7
3
9


The Treekin

The Treekin serve as the Monstrous Infantry unit in the army. They are a Special selection that have a high toughness that allows them to dig in and serve as an anvil for the other troop options in the army.

Unit Type: Monstrous Infantry
Special Rules: Fear, Flammable, Forest Spirit, Scaly Skin (4+).

Name
M
WS
BS
S
T
W
I
A
LD
Treekin
5
4
4
4
5
3
3
3
8


The Treeman

The Treeman is the lumbering behemoth of the forest, silent sentinels that are roused to war in defense of the forest.  The Treeman is a Rare selection while the Treeman Ancient is a Lord selection.

Unit Type: Monster (Treeman Ancient is a Monster Character)
Special Rules: Terror, Flammable, Forest Spirits, Scaly Skin (3+), Large Target, Stubborn, Tree Whack, Strangleroot.

The Treeman Ancient is a Level 2 Wizard of the Lore of Life that may upgrade to a level 4 and has the Blessings of the Ancients special rule.
Tree Whack – the model may make a single attack with this rule.  If the Tree Whack is declared then the enemy must make an Initiative test.  Should the test fail then the unit takes D6 wounds with no armour saves.
Strangleroots – This is an upgrade that the Treeman and Treeman Ancient may purchase which is a shooting attack with a 12” range that does a Strength 5 shooting attack that has the Multiple Shots (D6+1) special rule.

Name
M
WS
BS
S
T
W
I
A
LD
Treeman
5
6
6
5
6
5
2
5
9
Treeman Ancient
5
4
4
5
6
6
2
3
10

The final installment of the unit summaries will include the special characters of Durthu, Orion, Araloth, Drycha and Naestra & Arahan.