Gloomspite Gitz – Dread Maw

Dread Maw

Dread Maws are massive reptilian worms that spend most of their lives below ground, only surfacing to hunt. They use their hard rock-like coils to bind and crush their prey, and are able to tunnel through rock and soil as a fish swims through water.
MISSILE WEAPONSRangeAttacksTo HitTo WoundTo WndRendDamageDmg
Slime Spray
Slime Spray12"14+3+-2D6
MELEE WEAPONSRangeAttacksTo HitTo WoundTo WndRendDamageDmg
Cavernous Maw
Cavernous Maw3"33+2+D6
Writhing Coils
Writhing Coils2"4+4+-11
Wounds SufferedMoveCavernous MawWrithing Coils

Unit Size: 1      Points: 460
Battlefield Role: Behemoth


A Dread Maw is a single model armed with a Cavernous Maw, Writhing Coils and Slime Spray.


Devourer From Below: The Dread Maw’s ability to burrow through the ground means that it can emerge on any part of a battlefield without hindrance, taking its prey by surprise.
Instead of setting up this model on the battlefield, you can place it to one side and say that it is tunnelling through the earth in reserve. If you do so, at the end of your second movement phase, you must set up this model on the battlefield more than 9" from any enemy units.

Impenetrable Hide: Long exposure to the taint left behind from the Age of Chaos has made the armoured scales of Dread Maws all but impervious to harm.
Roll a dice each time you allocate a mortal wound to this model. On a 4+ that mortal wound is negated.

Tunnel Worm: The Dread Maw grinds through rock and soil without resistance.
When this model makes a move, it can pass across terrain features and other models in the same manner as a model that can fly.

Yawning Maw: Their circular mouths studded with rows of sickle-shaped teeth, Dread Maws can swallow a fully armoured man whole.
You can re-roll wound rolls of 1 for attacks made with this model’s Cavernous Maw if the target unit has a Wounds characteristic of 2 or less.

Reserves are units that are part of your army, but which have an ability that allows you to set them up in a location other than on the battlefield and deploy them later once the battle has begun. Setting up a reserve unit is not considered a move for the unit, but it may restrict a unit’s ability to move in the same turn. Any reserves that have not been set up when the battle ends are treated as if they had been slain when you are working out which side won the battle.
Mortal Wounds
Some attacks, spells and abilities inflict mortal wounds. Do not make hit, wound or save rolls for mortal wounds. Instead, the damage inflicted on the target is equal to the number of mortal wounds that were suffered. Allocate any mortal wounds that are caused while a unit is attacking at the same time as any other wounds caused by the unit’s attacks, after all of the unit’s attacks have been completed. Mortal wounds caused at other times are allocated to models in the target unit as soon as they occur, in the same manner as wounds caused by damage from an attack.

After they have been allocated, a mortal wound is treated in the same manner as any other wound for all rules purposes.
If the warscroll for a model says that the model can fly, it can pass across models and terrain features as if they were not there when it makes any type of move. Any vertical distance up and/or down is ignored when measuring a flying model’s move. It cannot finish the move on top of another model.
Sometimes modifiers apply to characteristics or abilities. For example, a rule might add 1 to a hit roll or the Move characteristic of a model. Modifiers are cumulative. Modifiers can never reduce a dice roll to less than 1.

If a modifier applies to a random value, work out the random value first and then apply the modifier(s) to it. For example, if an ability adds 1 to a Damage characteristic of D3, the result would be worked out by rolling the D3 and adding 1 to the roll.
Making Attacks
Attacks are resolved one at a time using the following attack sequence. In some cases, you can resolve all of the attacks made by the same type of weapon at the same time (see Multiple Attacks).

1.Hit Roll: Roll a dice. If the roll equals or beats the attacking weapon’s To Hit characteristic, then it scores a hit and you must make a wound roll. If not, the attack fails and the attack sequence ends. A hit roll of 1 before modification always fails to hit the target, and a hit roll of 6 before modification always hits the target.
2.Wound Roll: Roll a dice. If the roll equals or beats the attacking weapon’s To Wound characteristic, then it is successful and the opposing player must make a save roll. If not, then the attack fails and the attack sequence ends. A wound roll of 1 before modification always fails, and a wound roll of 6 before modification is always successful.
3.Save Roll: The opposing player rolls a dice, modifying the roll by the attacking weapon’s Rend characteristic. For example, if a weapon has a -1 Rend characteristic, then 1 is subtracted from the save roll. If the result equals or beats the Save characteristic of the models in the target unit, the save succeeds and the attack sequence ends without causing any damage. If not, the save fails and the attack is successful, and you must determine damage on the target unit. A save roll of 1 before modification always fails.
4.Determine Damage: Each successful attack inflicts damage on the target unit equal to the Damage characteristic of the weapon making the attack. Most weapons have a Damage characteristic of 1, but some have a Damage characteristic of 2 or more.
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