The Red Duke

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The Red Duke
Vmp the red duke 0.png
FactionVampire Counts
CategoryMelee infantry
Unique lord
Unit size1
Icon treasury.png Cost (MP): 1200 (1200)
Icon hourglass.png Turns: 1
Icon income.png Upkeep: 275
Icon stat health.png Health: 3156
Icon stat morale.png Leadership: 80
Icon stat speed.png Speed: 38
Icon stat attack.png Melee Attack: 70
Icon stat defence.png Melee Defence: 48
Icon stat charge bonus.png Charge Bonus: 35
Resistance missile.png Missile Resistance: 15
Icon stat damage.png Weapon Damage: 330
Modifier icon armour piercing.png Armour-Piercing Damage: 180
Icon stat speed.png Melee Interval: 4 s
Icon stat range.png Range: 1
Icon stat armour.png
Shielded units will block the following percentage of missile damage from the front Shield: 35%
  • Causes fear.png Can Cause Fear: This unit frightens all enemy units, reducing their Icon stat morale.pngleadership when nearby. It is also immune to fear. Fear penalties do not stack.
  • Encourages.png Encourage: This unit provides a Icon stat morale.pngleadership 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.png Hide (forest): This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.
  • Undead.png Undead: The unit is Undead (does not rout, immune to terror, becomes unstable when is low).
’Good’? I spit on ‘good’! I desire only power, and you watch, for I shall have it!

The Red Duke is a unique Vampire Counts lord unit. He leads the Mousillon faction in The Old World and Mortal Empires campaigns, but is not playable unless you confederate his faction as one of the other Vampire Counts. He is available for multiplayer, however.

Description[edit | edit source]

The histories of Bretonnia are littered with Dukes who err from the path of righteousness and fall, irreparably, into madness and depravity. So it is with the Red Duke; a warrior of terrifying renown who now wages war across Bretonnia in search of ever-greater power. He is an Undead scourge upon the Kingdom, but it was not always so. He was once the Duke of Aquitaine, a mighty warrior who quested determinedly in the Lady’s name. However, he was struck down by mysterious illness that claimed his body and ravaged his soul. He was interred by his Knights in a grand tomb worthy of his successes, yet he rose again three nights later as a vicious, hateful Vampire, in defiance of all things good and natural. Uncaring of the life he had before, the Red Duke now takes residence in the cursed city of Mousillon, warring endlessly against King Louen, desiring that Bretonnia yield entirely to him or face total annihilation!

Attributes[edit | edit source]

  • Armoured & Shielded: Armoured units can block damage from any source apart from Armour-Piercing damage. Shields have a chance of blocking arrows, bolts, rifle shots and similar small arms fire - but only in a forward facing arc.
  • Duellist: This unit is best used to attack individual targets such as Lords or Heroes. As it can only damage very few individuals at a time, it is not suitable against hordes of weak enemies.
  • Melee Expert: Melee Experts might have a very strong melee attack or melee defence, or high values in both. Some also have melee-focused skills like Charge Defence. Use them to counter other strong melee units. When facing them, it is best to take them out before they can enter melee.
  • Spellcaster: This unit can cast spells.

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Red Duke is a Blood Dragon Vampire Lord. Stats wise he gains a bit of melee defence, small bump to overall damage, and a shield at the cost of not having a bonus vs. infantry. However the biggest difference is that rather being locked into one choice for the Black Knight or Grave Guard boosting ability lines he may instead take all abilities from both branches offering him incredible durability and army boosts.