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- Powerful close combat unit
- Teleports itself
- Invokes curses on enemies
The Archangels form a very powerful commando unit, but they have to be used for the right job.
The Nephilim are second wave hitters. They are awesome at hitting their enfeebled opponents. They also inflict powerful curses on their enemies to kill them more easily when they decide to join the melee. However, they may as well simply wait for their opponent to come and get them.
- Teleport: Diagonal movements and terrain penalties do not slow down this unit when moving. It accumulates Veil instead of Fatigue for all movements.
- Meditation: The action Wait gives back to this unit 75% of its accumulated Fatigue and Veil instead of 50%.
The nephilim are fallen angels who used to be archangels in Heaven before their fall. They all refused to mingle with demons when arriving in hell, thus keeping their appearance more human.
Most of the nephilim fell from Heaven at the same time Lucifer did, when they refused to plead allegiance to the first man. However, a few remained longer at God’s side, becoming fallen angels for other sins which they committed later. For example, a small group of nephilim have seen their wings torn off after committing the sin of the flesh with human women.
The nephilim are all battlefield veterans, be it because they were part of Michael’s troops for a long time, fighting demons and then fallen angels, or because they joined Lucifer in his fight against angels after disobeying God.
Despite their decline, honour is important to them. On earth, it happens frequently that they serve only one master to whom they are most loyal, often even being ready to die to save his life. However, when they lose this leader, they find themselves completely devoid of everything and many turn to a life of robbery or engage in more or less organised groups of mercenaries. Frequently, they regroup to form a clan in which the bonds are often extremely strong. Each member is part of a whole that is closely united.
Evocati and Nephilim units have one point in common: they can inflict enormous damage when they enter a melee. The main difference between the two is that the Evocati will tire much more quickly due to the fact that they fly to get to their opponents. As for the fallen, they move using teleportation and so, they accumulate a lot of Veil and become very vulnerable to enemy magical attacks.
Thus, when you feel your Archangels unit has done a big enough hole in your opponent's defences, you should always consider using the action Wait to benefit from the unit’s Meditation special rule. This allows it to recuperate 75% of its Fatigue and Veil before attacking again.
The real challenge is to be able to use your Archangels in multiple fights. If you manage to pull this off, you will find them incredibly effective. Remember to always keep an eye on your Fatigue level though!
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