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Wild Hunters of Kurnous (Wild Riders - Shields) are a Wood Elves Regiment of Renown unit introduced for free in the Foundation Update. Otherworldly riders, swift and formidable, fighting visciously in the name of the Lord of all forests and beasts.


The Wild Riders of Kurnous are Orion's personal guard, each as aggressive and impulsive as he. They are fey and dangerous creatures who are no longer truly the Elves they once were. Now and forever, they are a part of the Wild Hunt's eternal glory. In appearance, Wild Riders are throwbacks to the ancient days of the Elves. Their weapons are things of crude iron, or even flint; their ceremonial robes and armour seldom more than the pelts of animals slain during their sacred hunts. Yet there is an otherworldliness and nobility about the Wild Riders that cannot easily be denied; the power of Kurnous flows through them as surely as it does through Orion.


  • Anti-Large: Anti-large units have an advantage against targets that are at least as large as a horse. This advantage can be a damage bonus against large targets or an attack that focuses on a very small area. However, some units are simply better against large targets because their attacks are slow and easy to dodge by skilled melee combatants.
  • Forest Stalker: The Elves of Athel Loren gain bonuses to melee defence and accuracy while fighting within the forest.
  • Frenzy: Units with frenzy cause more damage while their leadership is high.
  • Vanguard Deployment: This unit can deploy in an expanded deployment area, allowing it to start the battle within striking distance of the enemy - or somewhere unexpected.



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Wild Riders with Shields with anti-large and magic attacks. This unit is the closes to heavy anti-large cavalry the Wood Elves get, but they are excellent at getting the job done. With the 20% physical resistance innate on Wild Rider units, 55% missile block chance, frenzy, causing fear, and being incredibly fast, this unit is incredibly versatile and can take on much tougher opponents than you might think.