Gloomspite Gitz – Merwyrm


Merwyrms are nightmarish creatures able to traverse both land and sea. Harbouring a malice cultivated in their endless struggle for survival upon the ocean floor, they loose this hatred upon any foolish enough go into battle against them.
MISSILE WEAPONSRangeAttacksTo HitTo WoundTo WndRendDamageDmg
Chill Breath
Chill Breath8"64+3+-11
MELEE WEAPONSRangeAttacksTo HitTo WoundTo WndRendDamageDmg
Hideous Jaws
Hideous Jaws1"33+3+D3
Powerful Tail
Powerful Tail2"14+3+-1
Wounds SufferedMoveHideous JawsPowerful Tail

Unit Size: 1      Points: 260
Battlefield Role: Behemoth


A Merwyrm is a single model armed with Chill Breath, Hideous Jaws and a Powerful Tail.


Abyssal Predator: The Merwyrm’s usual prey are the leviathans of the deep, and they have a preternatural talent for latching onto their quarry and tearing away great chunks of flesh.
If the unmodified wound roll for an attack made with this model’s Hideous Jaws is 6, that attack has a Damage characteristic of D6 instead of D3.

Stench of the Deep: The air around this beast is filled with an unholy stench of rotting flesh and brackish filth. This putrid smell upturns stomachs and stings eyes, weakening and blinding its enemies before they can attack.
Subtract 1 from hit rolls for attacks made with melee weapons that target this model.

Unnatural Metabolism: The Merwyrm’s cavernous jaws are so huge that stories abound of its ability to swallow a person whole, its wounds sealing each time it devours an unfortunate victim.
At the end of the combat phase, if any enemy models were slain by wounds inflicted by this model’s attacks in that combat phase, you can heal up to D3 wounds allocated to this 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.
Healing Wounds
Some abilities allow wounds that have been allocated to a model to be healed. For each wound that is healed, remove one of the wounds that have been allocated to the model. You can’t heal wounds on a model that has been slain.
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