Spider Rider

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Spider Rider

Spider Riders are those Forest Goblins whom have managed to commune themselves with the large spiders of the forest and ride them into battle.

Overview

It is commonly known that the Forest Goblin tribes have an odd affiliation with spiders that live deep within the darkest woods of the Old World, where they are often eaten for food, milked for poisons, kept as pets or even worshiped as Gods. There are many different varieties of Spider breeds within the Old World alone, however most of these giant spider have been known to grow large enough to serve as mounts for many Forest Goblin tribes, whom are also expected to capture a Giant Spider and hand-rear them into submission.Needs Citation

Whatever the breed, spiders are known notoriously for being highly poisonous and have steely, pincer-like mandibles that can punch through platemail, allowing the creature to deliver a lethal bite that can kill a man in moments. They have an unnatural ability to transverse even the most difficult terrain with relative ease, even through the most densely packed patches of woodland. In essence, Spider Riders are known to be skilled hunters and trappers of the forest, able to silently stalk their prey in near total silence, scuttling across branches and trees before being in the most ideal position to launch their attack.Needs Citation

When these Spider Riders are pushed into battle, these cunning hunters are often employed exclusively as skirmishers or light cavalry. They have been known to manoeuvre into dense terrain where they lure their enemy into an ambush. Some of these Spider Riders fulfill their roles as archer or skirmisher cavalry, where they are either equipped with crude bows or javelins to throw at their enemy from a relatively safe distance before retreating back into the woodworks.Needs Citation

Others have been known to be equipped with simple swords and wooden shields, and are usually the aggressive ones who are seen screaming maniacally straight towards the enemy as they try to attack with a combination of crude spear and venomous fangs. These riders have also been known to work to great effects during sieges, where the Spider Riders adept ability to scale steep slopes allows it to make surprise attack at enemy fortifications, plucking defenders from the ramparts and storming through even the smallest openings with relative ease. It is due to this dire reputation that many Imperial Towns that lie just a few days march from Goblin infested territory have rightfully grown to fear the eight-legged death-bringers.Needs Citation

Weapons and Equipment

Usually, a Greenskin rider will carry a shortbow to thin the enemy ranks before the main assault. The quick shooting will then be followed by the potent assault, where Goblin spears, coupled with strong, poison-dripping mandibles of their mounts all but ensure the deaths of unwary enemies.Needs Citation

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  • 6th Edition: Giant Spider, Hand Weapon, Poisoned Weapons. May have Light Armour, Shield, Short Bow, Spear. May have Musician, Spider Rider Goblin Boss, Standard Bearer. [2a]

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Units Arachnarok Spider - Black Orc - Black Orc Big Boss - Black Orc Warboss - Cave Squig - Colossal Squig - Doom Diver Catapult - Forest Goblin Warboss - Goblin - Goblin Archer - Goblin Big Boss - Goblin Fire Kobold - Goblin Great Shaman - Goblin Shaman - Goblin Wolf Chariot - Goblin Troglagob - Goblin Warboss - Goblin Wolf Rider - Hill Goblin - Mangler Squig - Nasty Skulker - Night Goblin - Night Goblin Big Boss - Night Goblin Fanatic - Night Goblin Great Shaman - Night Goblin Netter - Night Goblin Shaman - Night Goblin Warboss - Orc Arrer Boy - Orc Battle Chariot - Orc Big Boss - Orc Big Un - Orc Boar Boyz - Orc Boar Chariot - Orc Boyz - Orc Great Shaman - Orc Shaman - Orc Warboss - River Troll Hag - Rock Lobber - Savage Orc Big Boss - Savage Orc - Savage Orc Boar Boy - Savage Orc Great Shaman - Savage Orc Shaman - Savage Orc Warboss - Snotling - Snotling Pump Wagon - Spear Chukka - Spider Rider - Squig Herder - Squig Hopper - Troll
Characters Argor Foespike - Azhag - Big Red 'Un - Black Tooth - Borgut Facebeater - Borzag - Brak Batwing - Cragtooth - Crazy Spider - Cruzzik Cacklespit - Dagskar Earscrapper - Dork - Durgath Spine Cracker - Durkol Eye-Gouger - Funglus - Git Guzzler - Gobbla - Goggrul Skarlug - Gorbad Ironclaw - Gorfang Rotgut - Gorgog - Grabnatz Sourbelly - Grimgor Ironhide - Grom the Paunch - Grotfang Skab - Grua Gribbleback - Grulsik Moonclaw - Gulag - Little Gork - Masked Chieftain - Morglum Necksnapper - Oddgit - Ogdruz Swampdigga - Oglok the 'Orrible - Radzog - Roglud - Skabend - Skumwort Skabbad - Slygit - Skarok Gnawrock - Skarsnik - Slygit - Snagla Grobspit - Spinecracker - Squatting Troll - Taugrek the Throttler - Torgoch - Urk Ironskull - Vagraz Head-Stomper - Vish Venombarb - Wurrzag
Strongholds Black Crag - Iron Rock - Mount Bloodhorn - Mount Grimfang - Red Eye Mountain - Thunder Mountain - Black Pit
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