Wrought from the Chaosinfused substance of the realms, Herdstones are the sites at which the Beasts of Chaos carry out their savage rituals. As the Greatfrays stampede further into civilised territories, they continue to erect Herdstones, from which the corruptive taint of the anarchic wilds bleeds freely into the land.
PITCHED BATTLE PROFILE
Unit Size: - Points: 0
Battlefield Role: Faction Terrain Feature
Base size: Use model
FACTION TERRAIN: Only Beasts of Chaos armies can include this faction terrain feature.
SET-UP: After territories are determined, you can set up this faction terrain feature wholly within your territory and more than 3" from all objectives and other terrain features. If both players can set up faction terrain features at the same time, they must roll off and the winner chooses who sets up their faction terrain features first.
IMPASSABLE: You cannot move a model over this terrain feature unless it can fly, and you cannot move a model onto this terrain feature or set up a model on this terrain feature (even if it can fly).
Entropic Lodestone: As the corrupting influence of the Herdstone spreads, buildings, armour and other trappings of civilisation and order begin to crumble to dust, allowing even the crude weapons of the Beasts of Chaos to cut through their defences with ease.
Improve the Rend characteristic of melee weapons used by all friendly BEASTS OF CHAOS units on the battlefield by 1. From the start of the third battle round, improve the Rend characteristic of melee weapons used by all friendly BEASTS OF CHAOS units on the battlefield by 2 instead of 1.
Locus of Savagery: A Herdstone marks the domain of the Beasts of Chaos, and in its presence they fight with unfailing vigour.
After this terrain feature is set up, its range is 12". At the start of each battle round after the first, its range is increased by 6".
If a friendly BEASTS OF CHAOS unit wholly within range of this terrain feature fails a battleshock test, halve the number of models that flee from that unit (rounding down). In addition, if a friendly BEASTS OF CHAOS unit wholly within range of this terrain feature receives the Rally command, you can return 1 slain model to that unit for each 4+ instead of each 6.
The BEASTS OF CHAOS keyword is used in the following Beasts of Chaos warscrolls: