With their ranks of reanimated skeleton fighters, rotting zombies, cannibalistic ghouls, ancient mummies, bloodthirsty vampires, and dark necromancers, an Undead army is the quintessential legion of horror.
A force strongly linked to dark powers, in addition to their Magic Users units, an Undead army’s General unit can cast magic spells, too. Linking to their necromantic skills for resurrecting the dead, vampires and necromancers can attempt to reanimate fallen warriors with spells from the Undead Magic Spells List; Arise! and Walk with Me! With the likes of Soul Stealer and Dread, other Undead spells can degrade the fighting capabilities of the enemy.
With the option of choosing up to two Champions units, a savvy Undead player may look to select one ‘standard champion’ (who, for an additional +5 VP, can be granted the Battle Standard special rule) and a musician (who comes with the Encouraging special rule).
Backed by swarms of mindless Zombies, Skeleton Fighters and Skeleton Archers are the typical Foot Troops units of an Undead army. With a Hand-to-Hand Combat (H-t-H) value of just 9+, units of Zombies are typically used to get in the way of enemy units and slow them down before being slain. Though, with their Poison special rule, with some lucky dice rolling from an Undead player, Zombies can surprise on occasion. Other Foot Troops units available to Undead players include Ghouls, Mummies, and, though limited to two units, Ghosts.
Available in units of 5 or 10, Skeleton Lancers are the Mounted Troops option for an Undead player, while Monsters units come in the shape of the powerful Corpse Dragon. Able to field two, Machines of War units for the Undead include Undead Horse Chariots and Undead Ballistae.
Example Army List:
Undead Magic Cards:
Below are Shadows of Centralis Undead Magic Cards (Magic Spells originally printed in the Shadows of Centralis book) which can be printed out, fixed to card, and used in games.
Shadows of Centralis can be played with models from any manufacturer, below are a few ideas for armies of the Undead. Sculpted by Bob Naismith, Gripping Beast’s Undead Legion figures make ideal Skeleton Fighters in games of Shadows of Centralis. It is not just close combat troops which are catered for though, Gripping Beast’s Undead Legion Warriors with Bows make ideal Skeleton Archers in games of Shadows of Centralis, while their Ghost King model is perfect for using as a Necromancer.
Further information on the Barbabas-worshipping Undead, as well as the complete Undead Army List can be found in the Shadows of Centralis book.