Griffon Spears

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The Griffon Spears were a Freeguild of Hammerhal who dishonored themselves by losing their ancestral banners and attempted to regain their honor with eight doomed cavalry charges into a horde of greenskins.[1a]

History

Tragedy befell the Freeguild when their battle standard, an ancestral artefact, was destroyed or damaged. In an attempt to regain their honor they charged a greenskin horde eight times, each one a failure. This doomed and stubborn attempt to regain their honor became known as the Forlorn Charge and is still fondly remembered by Hammerhalians.[1a]

Culture

The Freeguilds of Hammerhal are said to each be descended from one of the tribes Sigmar personally brought with him before the closing of the Gates of Azyr. The Griffon Spears allowed their great battle standard, stitched from Hyshian suncloth and the bones of martyrs, to be damaged or destroyed. This brought great shame and dishonor to the Freeguild.[1a]

Their failed attempts to destroy the greenskin horde became known as the Forlorn Charge, which has become the subject of many Hammerhalian folk tales and songs. These stories elevate the actions of the Freeguild up as exemplars of the city's stubborn pride.[1a]

Structure

They were comprised of cavalry.[1a]

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Units DemigryphDemigryph KnightFreeguild ArcherFreeguild CrossbowmanFreeguild GeneralFreeguild GreatswordFreeguild GuardFreeguild HandgunnerFreeguild OutriderFreeguild PistolierGriffonSteedWarhorse
Characters Aaric Gothghul - Armand CallisPoppa ChownDignan CrantJon CrusoRena DashosBrida DevholmCerdimun GhorleByrun HessAlbain LorcusSuhla MorguinOtto NimyardSeguin ReynarHamuz el-Shaah
Major Freeguilds BoldheartsCharrwind RangersBlackshore GuardGlymmsmenGold GryphonsGolden LionsGreycapsHeldenhainLeaden BullsScions of the CometSun SeekersVandusian Guard
Smaller Freeguilds, Regiments, & Companies 9th Mountain Guard14th Dracolions86th Starfielders‎117th Greywater Foot198th Regiment 'Slumgunners'Accari HoundsAzure CometsBlacktalonsBone Desert Bow and FootBright WardensBronze ClawsColdguardCrimson ShieldsEagles of GlimmerheimFaithful BladesFirewolvesFirst Age CelestiansFootmenGallowsmenGreenhelmsGriffon SpearsHammerhalian LancersHoldashi IrregularsIce BaronsIron Bulls of TarsusIronsidesJerech Blue SkiesLady's JusticeLeatherbacksLionesses of EdassaLiving City RangersLost SoulsMist BatsMyrmiditesNighthaunt GuardNordrathi Red and BlacksPenitent LegionPenultiman OutridersPhoenix CompanyRed MachetesRevenant SpearsRumrunnersSilver CompanySons of the Black BearSons of BretonStormblessedSteel SanctorsSunlancersTurnkeysTuskan WildmenWallguard of Fovos KeepZephyr Spears
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