Unlike the Dark Elves, The Accursed have never relied heavily on deceit and deception. Even so, they recognize that
it has its place in war. More importantly, The Acccursed know better than
anyone else that if you can't beat them, join them. This was particularly clear when they followed the Elven lead in their development of several types of
traps and battlefield obstacles.
Caustic Ooze Trap|
By generating a pool of caustic ooze when triggered, this magical trap can greatly hinder enemy advances. Searing away skin, flesh and even bone in but moments, this fiendish arcane construction is a terror to all types of creatures. Even when not present, the existence of such traps force those who oppose The Accursed to proceed with patience and caution -- And no one can beat The Accursed when it comes to a contest of patience.
The Accursed war strategy depends on forcing the enemy "into the grind".
After all, with Dire Changlings, Bone Juggernauts and Skeletal Slashers, a
prepared Accursed army is in good shape against any land assault. Sometimes
though, faster units can snip away at the flanks, slowly widling down the
otherwise unstoppable force. To remedy this, the Fear Seed was developed.
The Fear Seed fills its victims with overwhelming panic, causing them to
be unable to do anything but stand in place, left a sitting duck for Spectral Archers and Bone Juggernauts. This has proved particularly effective both at augmenting
already formidable base defenses, as well as proving a deterrent to Moags,
Moag Raiders, and other fast-attacking ground forces.
Although not a trap, the Bone Spur is a testament to The Accursed's ability
to make use of any formerly living material. By using battered bones,
too damaged to animate into Slashers, The Accursed can magically fuse them
into a battlefield obstacle. Several Bone Spurs can plug a chokepoint or a
ramp, while Bone Spurs can also restrict travel through gaps between
buildings. When used properly, Bone Spurs can force enemy troops to follow a
particular route -- one that can easily involve Bone Juggernauts raining
down fiery death, or one laced with various traps.
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