The Sunmaker (Helstorm Rocket Battery) is a Empire artillery unit in Total War: Warhammer II. Its destructive power cannot be overstated, the world illuminated by a turbulent battery of missile fire.
The last contraption that the scatterbrained Talabheim alchemist Jurgen Bugelstrauss ever made nicknamed the Sunmaker, for it fired specialist phosphoric rockets that burned with a blinding brilliance. By attaching silken canopies to these projectiles in order to slow their descent, Bugelstrauss had lit up the night sky above the Talabec for hours at a time. Karl Franz and his diplomatic escort had been able to see the other side of the river as clear as day, even in the dead of night.
Unfortunately, the alchemist had met a grisly end a week later in an incident involving a barrel of gunpowder, a twelve-foot length of Cathayan bamboo, and a badly castrated boar. His experiments were sealed away in the Talabheim dockhouses the day after his funeral, a deafeningly memorable occasion that culminated in the firing of no fewer than six Helstorm rocket batteries and three dozen counts of indeliberate arson.
- ↑ Anti-Infantry: Anti-infantry units have an advantage against targets that are smaller than a horse. This advantage can be a damage bonus against small targets, superior weight used to smash through lighter enemies, or an explosive attack from range that effects a large area.
- ↑ Good Range: This unit has a larger range than most other units of the same class. This allows it to take out hostile missile units before they can come into firing range.
- ↓ Poor Accuracy: This unit's attacks are prone to go stray.