Gloomspite Gitz – Arachnarok Spider with Flinger
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Arachnarok Spider with Flinger

Some Arachnarok Spiders bear howdahs upon their backs that have flinger catapults built into them. Operated by a cackling grot crew, these weapons lob tumbling masses of envenomed webbing that slam down to entangle and poison the enemy.
MISSILE WEAPONSRangeAttacksTo HitTo WoundTo WndRendDamageDmg
See below
MELEE WEAPONSRangeAttacksTo HitTo WoundTo WndRendDamageDmg
Chitinous Legs
Chitinous Legs3"4+3+-11
Monstrous Fangs
Monstrous Fangs1"43+-1D3
Crooked Spears
Crooked Spears1"85+4+-1
Wounds SufferedMoveChitinous LegsMonstrous Fangs

Unit Size: 1      Points: 230
Battlefield Role: Behemoth
Base size: 160mm
Notes: Single


This warscroll can be used in the following warscroll battalions:
 • Arachnarok Spider Cluster
 • Grimscuttle Spider Cluster


An Arachnarok Spider with Flinger is a single model armed with a Flinger, Chitinous Legs and Monstrous Fangs.

CREW: This model has a Spiderfang Grot crew that attack with their Crooked Spears and Spider-bows. For rules purposes, the crew are treated in the same manner as a mount.


Flinger: This crude catapult hurls a heavy ball of corded spider-webs at the enemy. Any victims not crushed by the missile when it lands are engulfed by the mass of sticky silk as it explosively unfurls.
Do not use the attack sequence for an attack made with a Flinger. Instead roll a dice. Add 1 to the dice roll if the target unit has at least 5 models. Add 2 to the dice roll instead if the target unit has at least 10 models. On a 6+ the target unit suffers D3 mortal wounds and is engulfed in sticky webs. A unit that is engulfed in sticky webs fights at the end of the next combat phase, after the players have picked any other units to fight.

Spider Venom: An Arachnarok Spider’s monstrous fangs glisten with deadly toxic venom.
If the unmodified hit roll for an attack made with this model’s Monstrous Fangs is 6, that attack inflicts D3 mortal wounds on the target and the attack sequence ends (do not make a wound or save roll).

Wall Crawler: Arachnarok Spiders can skitter up and down vertical surfaces as if they were flat ground.
When this model makes a move, it can pass across terrain features in the same manner as a model that can fly.

Hit Roll
Roll a dice. If the roll equals or beats the attacking weapon’s To Hit characteristic, the attack scores a hit and you must make a wound roll. If not, the attack fails and the attack sequence ends. An unmodified hit roll of 1 always fails and an unmodified hit roll of 6 always hits. A hit roll cannot be modified by more than +1 or -1 (this is an exception to the principle that abilities take precedence over core rules).

Sometimes an ability will allow a single hit roll to score two or more hits. If this is the case, make all of the wound and save rolls for those hits at the same time.
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14.5 Mortal Wounds
Some attacks, spells and abilities cause 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 caused.

Mortal wounds caused while a unit is attacking are allocated at the same time as wounds caused by the unit’s attacks: after all of the unit’s attacks have been made. Mortal wounds caused at other times are allocated as soon as they are caused. Mortal wounds are allocated in the same way as wounds and are treated in the same manner as wounds for rules purposes.
22.3.1 Mounts, Companions and Crew
Sometimes the description on a warscroll will say whether the models in the unit have mounts, companions or a crew. When a model attacks, its mount, companions and crew attack too, and when the model is removed from play, its mount, companions and crew are removed too. For rules purposes, companions and crew are treated in the same manner as mounts.
9.4 Flying
If the warscroll used by a model says that it can fly, you can ignore other models and terrain features when you trace the path of its move across the battlefield (it flies over them). In addition, when a model that can fly starts or finishes a move on a terrain feature, instead of tracing its move across the battlefield, you can trace it ‘through the air’, as shown in the diagram below.

A flying model cannot finish a move on top of another model or finish a normal move, run or retreat within 3" of an enemy unit.

The SPIDERFANG keyword is used in the following Gloomspite Gitz warscrolls:

Leader, Behemoth

The ARACHNAROK SPIDER keyword is used in the following Gloomspite Gitz warscrolls:

Leader, Behemoth
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