Ossiarch Bonereapers – Mortek Crawler
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Mortek Crawler

An unliving artillery piece that moves with centipedal ripples as it creeps towards the perfect vantage point, the Mortek Crawler is a dread catapult that can fire a variety of unnatural ammunition types. Each brings its own hideous brand of death.
MISSILE WEAPONSRangeAttacksTo HitTo WoundTo WndRendDamageDmg
Dread Catapult - Necrotic Skulls
Dread Catapult - Necrotic Skulls6"-36"32+3+-
Dread Catapult - Cauldron of Torment
Dread Catapult - Cauldron of Torment6"-36"1
See below
Dread Catapult - Cursed Stele
Dread Catapult - Cursed Stele6"-36"1
See below
MELEE WEAPONSRangeAttacksTo HitTo WoundTo WndRendDamageDmg
Crawler Tools
Crawler Tools1"63+4+-1
Wounds SufferedNecrotic SkullsCauldron of TormentCursed Stele

Unit Size: 1      Points: 200
Battlefield Role: Artillery, Behemoth
Base size: 170 x 105mm
Notes: Single


This warscroll can be used in the following warscroll battalions:
 • Mortek Ballistari
 • Harvester Scythe-corps
 • Vokmortian’s Dread Retinue
 • Vokmortian’s Tithe Legion
 • Horrek’s Dreadlance


A Mortek Crawler is a single model armed with a Dread Catapult.

CREW: This model has a crew of Mortek Engineers that attack with Crawler Tools. For rules purposes, the crew are treated in the same manner as a mount.


Dread Catapult: The crew of a Mortek Crawler can load the catapult arm with a variety of ammunition types depending upon the nature of the target.
Before shooting with a Dread Catapult, choose either the Necrotic Skulls, Cauldron of Torment or Cursed Stele weapon characteristics for that attack. Each Dread Catapult can only make 1 Cauldron of Torment and 1 Cursed Stele attack per battle.

Cauldron of Torment: Do not use the attack sequence for an attack made with a Cauldron of Torment. Instead, pick 1 enemy unit that is in range of the attack and roll 1 dice for each model in the target unit. Add the modifier for Cauldron of Torment shown on the damage table above to each roll. If the result is equal to or greater than the unmodified Bravery characteristic of the target unit, 1 model from that unit is slain.

Cursed Stele: Do not use the attack sequence for an attack made with a Cursed Stele. Instead, pick 1 enemy model that is in range of the attack and roll 2D6. Add the modifier for Cursed Stele shown on the damage table above to the roll. If the result is equal to or greater than the Wounds characteristic of the target, it is slain.

Designer’s Comment: Note that the chance of slaying the target of a Cursed Stele increases as the attacking model suffers damage.


The OSSIARCH BONEREAPERS keyword is used in the following Ossiarch Bonereapers warscrolls:

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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.
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