Monsters are the largest beings in the Warhammer world, creatures so powerful that they normally don't form into units, but roam the battlefields on their own. Generally speaking, any single model bigger than a monstrous beast is a monster. This category includes Dragons, Greater Daemons and so on.
Monsters are subject to the following special rules:, ,
In a similar manner tocertain ridden monsters have more than one set of characteristics, one for the monster and one for the crew, and is treated as a single model. When moving, the model always uses the Movement characteristic of the monster.
The crew and the beasts use their own Weapon Skill, Strength, Initiative and Attacks characteristics when they attack. The Wounds and Toughness of the crew are never used – hits are resolved against the monster's Wounds and Toughness. It is the crew's Weapon Skill that is used for the purposes of the enemy rolling to hit, just as with cavalry. We assume the crew to be in complete control of the monster they are riding, so the monster's Leadership is never used.
Just as with cavalry, we assume that special rules that apply to the monster do not normally also apply to the rider(s), and vice versa. Remember though that there are exceptions, as detailed under the rules for cavalry.
Any missile weapons use the Ballistic Skill of the crew when making Shooting attacks. The crew can fire in 360 degrees around them, rather than only firing at targets within their front arc. This only applies to any missile weapons carried by the crew themselves, any missile weapons mounted on the monster itself can only fire in the model's forward arc as normal.
Some characters can ride monsters. If a character has a ridden monster, the whole model is treated as having the troop type monster and thus follows all the rules for both characters and monster models. It uses the rules for cavalry in regards to Split Profile and Special Rules that effect riders and mounts. A character on a ridden monster cannot join other units.
Monsters have aequal to their starting number of Wounds. Ridden Monsters add the number of riders to their Unit Strength.
Line of Sight
Monsters have avalue of 5.
Monsters have an approved base size of 50x50mm, 50x75mm, 50x100mm, 100x150mm.