Warhammer has several rules (such as Fear) where a unit outnumbering its opponents gains an advantage. To establish the relative power of all these different creatures, you need to determine unit strength. In most cases this is worked out by simply counting the number of models in a unit. However, some huge creatures such as Trolls, chariots, etc, are more powerful than a man on foot! These creatures have a different unit strength, as described in the chart opposite.
For example, a chariot has a unit strength of 4, but if a character is riding in it, it will have a unit strength of 5 (4+1).
Some unique creatures may be an exception to the chart, but when this is the case, it will be clearly specified in that unit's special rules.
The chart gives you the unit strength value of each troop type. The unit strength listed is for each model in the unit. To work out the unit strength of a unit, count the number of models in the unit and multiply it by the appropriate number given. In the case of several models with different unit strengths in the same unit, simply add these together.
For example, a unit including three Rat Ogres (3x3=9) and three Skaven Packmasters (3x1=3) bas a total unit Strength of 12 (9+3).
|Model Type||Unit Strength|
|Roughly man-sized; Square 20/25 mm base; On foot||1|
|Up to & including Ogre-sized;* Square 40/50 mm base; On foot||3|
|Monster (larger than Ogre-sized);** Any base/no base||Starting Wounds|
|Cavalry;*** 25 x 50 mm base||2|
|Ridden monsters/chariots||Equal to monster/chariot +1|
|War machines||Equal to the number of crew remaining|
|Units of flyers||1|
* Includes Swarms, Chaos Spawn, Dragon Ogres, etc.
** Includes Great Eagles, Stegadons, Giants, etc.
*** Includes Flesh Hounds, Dire Wolves, Chaos Hounds, etc.