unit:Kalian Manticore

This unit is still in testing. It should not be used in official games

Kalian Manticore
80 Points
Living, Large Unit
HP = 48
Movement = 10"
Dodge Bonus = +2
Armor Type = Light

Spined Tail
Type = Piercing
Range = melee
Hit Bonus = +2
Damage = 3d6+2

Fiery Breath
Type = Energy
Range = 4"
Hit Bonus = +3
Damage = 2d6 (+2d6 to living units)

Special Abilities

Throw Spines = Instead of slamming enemies with its tail, a manticore can whip its tail from side to side, sending spines in all directions. If you choose to do this, make a spined tail attack against each unit within 6" of the manticore, if it hits it only deals 1d6+2 damage.

Paralytic Poisons = A single large spine at the end of a manticore's tail produces a paralyzing toxin. If the manticore hits with its standard Spined Tail attack, you can choose to forgoe damage so the hit unit may not move next turn. If a 6 is rolled to hit the unit may not attack next turn either.

Combustion = Upon death, the Kalian Manticore bursts into flames, dealing 6 energy damage to all units in 1" range. Remove the Manticore's corpse from the board.

The hulking beasts known as "Manticore" look very much like a lion, though much larger and fiercer in stature. Unlike a lion's face, a manticore's is flatter, with less of a distinct snout and more small fangs. Dark spines jut through the dark brown fur of its mane and the end of its tail. The Kalian Manticore's rows of teeth have taken a dull gray appearance due to their unique ability to breathe out clouds of silver metallic powder. Within seconds of touching air the powder ignites in maroon flames, searing through metal and cloth. Particularly reactive to flesh, it devastes those unlucky enough to be caught within it.

Kalian Manticore are fierce, territorial predators that live along tropical coasts and jungles. They are a legendary target for big game hunters; for a long time those "lucky" enough to even find one suffered terrible burns or puncture wounds at best, and many were never heard from again. Finally a party of trophy hunters managed to fell one. A truely momentous occasion, until the beast's body immolated from the inside out, consuming it entirely and fatally burning two hunters examining it. Left burnt and bleeding, the victorious party had nothing to show of their victory besides a pile of ash. Now it is exclusively sought by those who seek the thrill of the hunt.

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