A Big List of Warhammer Fantasy Rivers

Roll 4D6 on this Chart of 20 Mysterious Rivers.

If you are looking for more variety to your Warhammer Fantasy games, I put together the following list of Mysterious Rivers.

Following Bonepile Miniatures Terrain Rules for Mysterious Terrain, I recommend rolling a D6 for each river on the battlefield before the start of the game. This is to determine whether each river is a normal river or if it is mysterious. On a 4+, a river is mysterious. When encountering a mysterious river for the first time during the game, roll on the 4D6 chart below. (4D6 means to roll (4) 6-sided dice and add the results together.)

4D6: 4 – Turbulent River. Dangerous Terrain. Wound on 1.

4D6: 5 – Toxic Sludge. Any unit gains Unstable for the game.

4D6: 6 – River of Light. Any unit gains +1 Ward save for the game.

4D6: 7- High Water. Units lose Flammable.

4D6: 8 – Deep Torrent. Impassable Terrain.

4D6: 9 – Scalding Waters. Unit takes D6 Wounds after each Move phase in the water. No Armor Saves

4D6:10 – Muddy Bottoms. All units that enter have -1 Initiative for the game.

4D6:11 – Fountain of Youth. 1st unit Regenerates D6 Wounds up to their original, except Demons and Undead.

4D6:12 – Flesh Eating Fish. Unit takes D6 S3 Wounds for every Movement Phase in the water.

4D6:13 – Cursed River. 1st unit moves 1/2 distance on charge rolls for the game.

4D6:14 – Rapids of Rust. Units take -1 Armor modifier for the game.

4D6:15 – River of Death. Unit takes Soulblight (Lore of Death) for 1 turn after leaving the water.

4D6:16 – Fathoms of Hope. Units gains +1 Leadership for the game.

4D6:17 – Dregs of Clearwater. 1st Unit ignores their choice of any 1 negative shooting modifier for the game.

4D6:18 – River of Vitality. 1st unit gains +1 S for the game.

4D6:19 – Heavens Flow. Any Chaos or Undead unit suffers D3 Wounds when entered. Ward/Regeneration save allowed.

4D6:20 – Icy Flow. Units lose Frenzy for the game.

4D6:21 – Bloody River. 1st unit per army gains Fear for the game, or Terror if it already has Fear.

4D6:22 – Black River. Units that enter roll a D6, and lose that much Leadership through this and their next turn.

4D6:23 – Dragons Reach. 1st unit automatically passes its next Break Test.

4D6:24 – Your Choice. Choose 1 from above.

  • Effects only impact units encountering the river, and do not apply to the whole army, unless specifically stated.
  • Effects are triggered when units come into base contact with the river.
  • Some effects may dissipate when units are no longer in base contact.
Mysterious Rivers Summary Table
4D6 RollForest NameEffect
4Turbulent RiverDangerous Terrain. Wound on 1
5Toxic SludgeAny unit gains Unstable for the game
6River of LightAny unit gains +1 Ward save for the game
7High WaterUnits lose Flammable
8Deep TorrentImpassable Terrain
9Scalding WatersD6 Wounds after each Move phase in the water. No Armor Saves
10Muddy BottomsAll units that enter have -1 Initiative for the game
11Fountain of Youth1st unit Regenerates D6 Wounds up to their original. Not Demons/Undead
12Flesh Eating FishUnit takes D6 S3 Wounds for every Movement Phase in the water
13Cursed River1st unit moves 1/2 distance on charge rolls for the game
14Rapids of RustUnits take -1 Armor modifier for the game
15River of DeathUnit takes Soulblight (Lore of Death) for 1 turn after leaving the water
16Fathoms of HopeUnits gains +1 Leadership for the game
17Dregs of Clearwater1st unit ignores the choice of any 1 negative shooting modifier for game
18River of Vitality1st unit gains +1 S for the game
19Heavens FlowChaos or Undead unit suffers D3 Wounds when entered. Ward/Regen Okay
20Icy FlowUnits lose Frenzy for the game
21Bloody River1st unit per army gains Fear for the game, or terror if it already has Fear
22Black RiverUnits roll a D6, and lose that much Leadership through their next turn
23Dragons Reach1st unit automatically passes its next Break Test
24Your ChoiceChoose 1 from above

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I hope this list enhances your Warhammer gaming experience, or encourages you to make your own custom list!

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