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I have a small Tomb Kings Army, and everyone knows that Tomb Kings have three kinds of units. Skeltons, which include Icon Bearers, Skeletal Warriors, Skeletal Archers, Light Skeletal Horsemen, Scarab Swarms, Heavy Skeletal Horsemen, Tomb King Light Chariots and Tomb Guard. Undead Constructs, which include Tomb Scorpions, The Screaming Skull Catapults and Bone Giants. And of course, the flammable units which are Tomb Kings, Tomb Princes, High Liche Priests, Liche Priests, and Carrion. Considering this, I dont believe it makes any logical sense as to why a skeletal unit would even be affected by poisons. Also, Undead Constructs are merely animated, and therefore, either long dead, or made from the bones of long dead animals and humans and maybe a liche priest or two, so therefore, have no juices to corrupt. Finally, I can understand how flammable units would be affected as they have tissues, if not much. So really, I don't understand how these units I have mentioned above can be affected by poisons, since poisons break down tissue and corrupt blood streams. Besides, if they could melt bone, then they would be acid and would probably melt the weapons before they melted the bones themselves.
I have read several of your FAQ's about it, yet they mention nothing about Skeltons and that is what I am asking about, not units such as partially fleshy zombies or carrion.
Undead used to be immune to poison, yet sadly the rule did not carry over this edition.
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This is one of those questions that comes up a lot. I remember asking it when I first started undead, but it's just one of those rule things. It's done for balance, at least as far as the game designers see it.
As for logic, you can also argue that certain poisons destroy tissue or bone or whatever substance makes up whatever creature. It is fantasy poison after all.
very true, yet still if a poison is strong enough to melt down bones, surely it would ruin the weapon it was rubbed on (not tryin to argue, just askin how logical an argument like that would be), wouldn't it?
idk, thanx for all ur help tho guys
We play a game of magical spells, mythical creatures and characterful races. Arguing a rule through logic is usually a bad idea:tongue:
I heard that the reason GW gave was that the poison is magical
Yes, undead are affected by poison. Even more amazingly, daemons are affected by poison too! Work that one out....Indeed, which we all know is rubbish. Where the hell are Jungle Swarms gonna get magical poison?! Anyway, as someone's said, it's done for balance and consistency rather than logic reasons. I agree undead and daemons shouldn't be affected by poison, but then you could push logic further and say skeletons are immune to bowfire too, since they have no flesh for the arrows to damage.Originally Posted by Stonehambey
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still don't get why the Great Unclean One isn't immune to poison:wacko:
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Well, if you transfer some pseudo-fluff explanation from 40K into Fantasy it would somewhat come to the explanation that before a Battle, the Troops with the poison rule equip themselves with the poisons most suitable for the respective opponent.
Admittedly that leaves out nonintelligent things like jungle swarms, but that might be be it.
In case of nurgle daemons, I guess they use detergent or simply soap :wacko:
It's a type specific poison. Something poisonous to you or me might not be poisonous to a dwarf (lots of beer?) or an undead construct. But if you dipped your blade in holy water then this would have a pretty nasty effect on the skellies but not such a problem for a human (except for the hole made by the blade in the first place). Cool? Smae goes for Daemons, I guess.
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Well, perhaps jungle swarms are made up of lots of different little critters
that have all sorts of poisons - effective against every opponent. Each critter
has a slightly different poison, so no one is immune to ALL the different
How about that for a pseudo-logical reason?