Lumineth Realm-lords – Dread Maw

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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
* This warscroll is part of the Warhammer Legends range of rules and can be used in any type of play - open, narrative or matched. However Legends units are not updated by GW and not supported by Wahapedia and therefore not recommended for competitive tournaments.
Wounds SufferedMoveCavernous MawWrithing Coils

Unit Size: 1      Points: 495
Battlefield Role: Behemoth
Base size: 120 x 92mm
Notes: Single


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

MONSTROUS ALLY: This unit can be included as an allied unit in an army whose general has the DESTRUCTION or ORDER keyword.


Devourer From Below: The Dread Maw’s ability to burrow through the ground means that it can emerge from any part of a battlefield without hindrance, taking its prey by surprise.
During deployment, 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 anywhere on the battlefield more than 9" from all 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.
This model has a ward of 5+.

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.
Add 1 wound rolls for attacks made a Cavernous Maw if the target unit has a Wounds characteristic of 2 or less.


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

The MONSTER keyword is used in the following Lumineth Realm-lords warscrolls:

Leader, Behemoth
• Merwyrm
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.
14.3 Wards
Some abilities allow you to roll a dice to negate a wound or mortal wound, or to allocate a wound or mortal wound to a unit other than the original target. Abilities of this type are referred to as wards, and the dice roll is referred to as a ward roll. Unless stated otherwise, the ward roll is made before the wound is allocated to the model in question. Up to 1 ward roll can be made for each wound or mortal wound, unless specified otherwise. If the ward roll is successful, the wound or mortal wound is negated and has no effect on the model. If a wound or mortal wound cannot be negated, you cannot make a ward roll for that wound or mortal wound.
3.1 Reserve Units and Summoned Units
Sometimes a rule will allow you to set up a unit in a location other than the battlefield as a reserve unit. A unit that is added to your army once the battle is underway is called a summoned unit.

When you set up a reserve unit, either during deployment or once the battle is underway, you must tell your opponent that the unit is in reserve and keep it to one side instead of placing it on the battlefield. At the start of the fourth battle round, units that are still in reserve are destroyed. Units cannot cast spells or use abilities while they are in reserve unless the spell or ability specifically says it can be used by reserve units.

Reserve units are picked as part of your army before the battle begins, while summoned units are units added to your army once the battle is underway. Models that have been removed from play can be used as part of a summoned unit.
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