Corpse Cart (Unholy Lodestone) is a Vampire Counts war machine unit. When the lodestone bell rings, dark magic exudes and ripples across the battlefield.
Corpse Carts act like magnets for Dark Magic, drawing their power from the land itself and re-animating the dead around them. Sometimes a Corpse Cart is hung with a great bell, the clapper of which is a fell lodestone of eldritch provenance. When necromantic magic is thick in the air, the bell tolls and ripples of Dark Magic emanate from the Corpse Cart. Under the influence of this ominous knell, the dead are drawn back together and cadavers stagger to their feet. Other Corpse Carts are lit by braziers that burn with infernal flames. The smoke from these 'balefires' contains particles of Warpstone that can drive enemy Wizards temporarily insane. Though most were hunted down and put to the torch, for more than a thousand years the remaining Corpse Carts have wandered along the back roads and dirt tracks of Sylvania, wearing death and misery like a shroud. On dark nights, they enter ramshackle villages, stirring the dead in their graves and filling the dreams of slumbering peasants with visions of rot and death. These strange constructs are valued highly by Vampires, for Undead creatures near a Corpse Cart will fight with frenetic vigour, bolstering the battle line of their armies.
- ↑ Magical Aura: This unit is surrounded by one or more magical auras that either support nearby friends or harm its foes.
- ↑ Mass Regeneration : Regenerates nearby friendly units’ x20pxhit points.
- ↑ Regeneration: Regeneration allows a unit to heal while in battle. Fire is known to harm this healing process, so be warned that flaming attacks will cause more damage to units with Regeneration.
This is the strongest and most expensive corpse cart. On top of Vigour Mortis, it provides healing to units in a radius. This further amplifies their ability to fight far superior enemies. This also does make the corpse cart a tempting target for enemies who need it removed in order to win a fight.
Another thing the player can do is park this near their troops after a battle is won. This can help them regain lost health.