Skeleton Chariot

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The Chariots of the Tomb Kings are the pride of the army and are excellent at fighting on the wide open sand dunes of Nehekhara.

History

The Nehekharans were the first human empire and as such the first to domesticate horses and use them in battle. [4a] The first chariots were built during the reign of Settra and were instrumental in his original conquests of the lands of Nehekhara.

The chariots of the day were light and fast and drawn by pairs of horses. They fought in massed groups and we considered to be the elite of the army. They were only used by the most powerful as only they could afford them. Also only the rich could afford to train the horses to fight in pairs. [4a]

Often they were entombed along with their masters and kings besides the pyramids of the Tomb Kings, ready to serve again upon their awakening. Now, they not only trample all under foot, but they also cause fear as the bones of a pair of long dead horses charge across the battlefield. [4a]

Notable

The biggest fleet of chariots was constructed during the reign of King Alkhazzar I and used by Alcadizaar to defeat Nagash when he first attacked.

Weapons and Equipment

  • 2nd Edition: Two Skeleton Crew each armed with Hand Weapons. May have Chainmail, Full Plate, Shield, Scythe, Spear. May have upto Two additional crew. May have two additional Draught Beasts. [3a]
  • 3rd Edition: Two Skeleton Crew each armed with Hand Weapons. May have Bow, Shield. Chariot may have Scythed Wheels. [2a]
  • 4th Edition: Two Skeleton Crew each armed with Hand Weapons. May have Bow, Light Armour, Shield. Chariot may have Scythed Wheels. May have a Magic Standard. [1a]
  • 6th Edition: Skeleton Driver: Hand Weapon, Skeleton Warrior: Bow, Hand Weapon, Spear. May upgrade Warrior to Champion, Musician or Standard Bearer. May have a Magic Standard. [1a]

Gallery

Miniatures

Quotes

The swift charioteers of the king. They who pursue the foes of the sovereign on the day of his awakening.

~ Hieroglyphic inscription over the timb pits of the Skeleton Charioteers of Settra.[4a]

Sources


Tomb Kings
Units Bone Giant - Carrion - Casket of Souls - Dust Goblin - Hierotitan - Icon Bearer - Liche High Priest - Liche Priest - Necrosphinx - Necrotect - Screaming Skull Catapult - Sepulchral Stalker - Skeleton Archer - Skeleton Chariot - Skeleton Horsemen - Skeleton Warrior - Tomb Guard - Tomb Herald - Tomb King - Tomb Prince - Tomb Scorpion - Tomb Swarm - Ushabti - Warsphinx
Characters Ahtaf I - Ahtaf II - Alcadizaar - Alkharad - Alkhazzar I - Alkhazzar II - Amanhotep - Amenemhetum - Antarhak - Apophas - Arkhan - Behedesh - Dhekhesh - Dread King - Hekesh - Kaseph - Khalida Neferher - Kharnut -Khatep - Khesek - Khetep - Khutef - Lahkashaz - Lahmizzar - Lahmizzash - Lakhashar - Lamashizzar - Nagash - Neferata - Nehek - Nekhef I - Nekhesh - Phar - Pharakh - Rakaph I - Rakaph II - Rakaph III - Rakhash - Rasut - Sehenesmet - Sekhef - Setep - Settra - Thutep - Tutankhanut - Utep - Wakhaf - Zakash
Cities Khemri - Lahmia - Lybaras - Mahrak - Numas - Quatar - Rasetra - Zandri
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