Doctors are the only characters in Tanzanica that use 'magic'. You can decide
if this is 'magic' or simply psychology and woods crafts in your campaign
but to ignore the effect that witch doctors had in tribal society is every
bit as unrealistic a game as one where the 'magic' is real. Remember that
Europeans are less susceptable to spells as they simply don't believe in
them. Also remember that witch doctors can be men or women. I am working
on a specialties for witch doctors, like black, white, nature or village
magic but at the pace I move this may be awhile.
Roll randomly for which
spell a witch doctor starts with. They may learn new spells as per the rules
in Mordheim. Astute observers will notice these are based on the skaven
1. Horn of the Rhino:
Difficulty 8, 12" range. This spell causes 1d3 str 4 hits on the target
and automaticly knocks the figure down and moves it 1d6" back.
2. Monkey God's
Gift: Difficulty Auto. Cast before the game this spell summons 1d3 monkeys
who will stay near the witchdoctor and join close combats against him. They
each have 1 attack ws3 str3 and if both the attack and wound rolls are a
six they have taken the weapon from the attackers hands and will run off
into the bush.
3. Swarm of Fury:
Difficulty 7, 8" range. The witch doctor summons a swarm of bees to
a target within 8" that does 2d6 str 1 hits to the model.
4. Strength of the
Lion: Difficulty 8. The witch doctor gains the strength and speed of
lion. This allows him a free 12" charge and an immediate 2 attacks
at ws 4 and str 4.
5.Heart of Darkness:
Difficulty 8. All models in base to base contact with the witch doctor must
pass a leadership test or take a str 3 hit and flee 2d6" away from
the witch doctor. They will continue to flee until the reach the table edge
and leave the game or until they pass a leadership test at the start of
their own turn.
Difficulty 6 Range 12". The witch doctor can force the target to reroll
any roll for that model until the end of the targets next turn. One reroll
per dice roll and the second roll is always the final result.