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The Silver Bullets (Handgunners) is a Empire missile infantry unit. With a thunderous roll, a volley of devastating, armour-piercing fire is loosed.

Description[]

What the handgunners known as the Silver Bullets lack in discipline they make up for in accuracy. These sharpshooters maintain that they fire silver-plated shot with every volley, but in truth, each of their number is given only a single silver bullet from their foul-mouthed Marksman-at-arms, Curser Bredt, upon their induction into the ranks. Just as much a talisman as a weapon, each Handgunner would only use his silver bullet if no other option were present. The men of Bredt's unit believe that, whilst their good luck charms are safe, they too are protected from whatever Sylvania's darkness can throw at them.

Abilities[]

  • Armour-Piercing Missiles: The damage of armour-piercing weapons mostly ignores the armour of the target, making them the ideal choice against heavily-armoured enemies. They are often heavier and attack at a slower rate though, making them less efficient against poorly-armoured targets.
  • Stalk: This unit can move hidden in any terrain.

Strategy[]

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The Silver Bullets are your answer to any high physical resistance units you come up against. Their magical attacks make short work of any Ethereal units or units such as Savage Orcs.

However, they must be used with discretion, as they are still a hand gunner unit and will definitely struggle against dedicated melee combatants. If you plan to make use of their Stalk ability, you must make sure that they are escorted. In reality however, battle rarely last long enough to take advantage of such a tactical option and it is best to keep them snuggly in the centre of your gun line, able to counter any threats that require their unique abilities.

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