Tomb Guard

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Tomb Guard

The Tomb Guard are the Tomb Kings' most elite warriors with the centuries of experience, given the honour of mummification. [1a]

An especially brave and loyal Tomb Guard can become a Icon Bearer for their ruler. [1a]

History

In life they guarded the King's palace and in death the inner sanctum of his necropolis being buried in the pyramid itself. To gain this honour and sharing his immortality, they were inspired to greta acts of bravery, charging against hopeless odds and making heroic last stands. [1a]

Their mummification was not as complete or as elaborate as that which their royal charges werre given but they did retain their golden decorations, fine weapons and armour. Their sarcophagi stand upright around the royal tomb chamber where they can quickly arise to defend their lord. [1a]

They have proven their worth in countless battles, with quicker reactions, harder bones and greater skill than the regular Skeletons.

Weapons and Equipment

They are clad in heavy armour and often they wield deadly halberds. A single strike from their weapons is often enough to literally drain life from a mightiest creature due to the incantations of cursing imbued within them. [1a]

  • 6th Edition: Hand Weapon, Light Armour, Shield. May have Champion, Musician, Standard Bearer. May have Magic Standard. [1b]

Gallery

Miniatures

Quotes

Sentinels at the portal of Eternity. Mighty ones who stand before the King. Valiant ones whom none shall pass. Guardians of the King's Tomb.

~ Hieroglyphic inscription over the tomb pit of the Tomb Guards of Settra.[1a]

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
Images - Miniatures - Vehicles