Karl Franz

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For the Empire! For Sigmar! For GLORY!

The Emperor is Karl Franz, Prince of Altdorf and Elector Count of Reikland. Karl Franz is said to be the greatest statesman the Old World has ever seen. He is also a military genius and a valiant general. The Emperor frequently takes personal command of his soldiers, wielding Ghal Maraz, the fabled hammer of Sigmar, like the Warrior God of old, smiting enemies of the Empire with every blow. Karl Franz often rides to battle on the back of Deathclaw, reputed to be the mightiest Imperial griffon that ever lived. A powerful bond exists between the beast and its master, one forged in countless battles and many adventures. During the Battle of Blood Keep, Deathclaw stood over the prone form of the wounded Emperor for three hours, slaying any who came near until the Reiksguard could hack a path to their fallen Lord.

Mount Options

This unit has the following mount options

Mount Description
Deathclaw The greatest Imperial griffon, there is a powerful bond between the beast and his Emperor.
Imperial Pegasus The swiftest of mounts – whether on land or in the skies – pegasi hooves can smash a man’s head in with a single blow.
Warhorse Descended from the wild ponies of Kislev, Imperial warhorses are suited to harsher climates.
Barded Warhorse Smaller than their powerful Bretonnian equivalents, barding protects Imperial warhorses from blows that would otherwise fell these proud beasts.

Attributes

Attribute Description
Encourage This unit provides a leadership bonus to nearby allies. Units within range of both the Lord's aura and an encouraging unit will receive the larger of the two bonuses.
Hide (forest) This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.
Immune to Psychology The unit is immune to psychological attacks (fear and terror).

Abilities

Ability Description
Deadly Onslaught

Such is the power and ferocity of the champion, that those who stand in his way will falter against the warrior's impact.

Foe-Seeker

There are those who wish nothing more than to be at the heart of battle, seeking foes to vanquish.

Stand Your Ground!

On the battlefield, the craven's path is an easy one, but for those champions that choose to stand? Fortune will surely favour them and their troops.

Hold the Line!

Those in command of the ranks will issue their orders with a ferocious bark, expecting instant obeisance.

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