If a player rolls two or more 1s when rolling Power dice to cast a spell, this is a very bad thing. Something has gone terribly wrong with the spell. The Wizard, and by extension the player, is about to find out what kind of terrible consequences occur when foolish creatures dabble in things best left alone. We said that magic is a dark and dangerous power and how telling those words will become as you take 2D6 and roll on the! Note that a Miscast spell never succeeds regardless of the actual number rolled by the Wizard.
The Miscast table given below is a general table which is used for all races that do not have a specific cable in their own Warhammer Army book. Some races derive their sorcerous powers from specific, and usually very nasty, gods or daemons, for which specific, and usually very nasty, Miscast tables are provided in the appropriate Warhammer Army books.
|2||The collected magical power explodes in a ball of energy. Models in base contact, friend or foe, or the character's mount, if on a monster or chariot, suffer one Strength 10 hit, as does the casting Wizard.|
|3||There is an explosion of dazzling colours and sulphur as the Wizard loses his control of the spell. The caster is blasted D6" in a random direction (use the Artillery dice to determine the direction) and cannot cast further spells until he rolls a 6 on a D6 at the start of his Magic phase. If blasted into another model he stops and both take one Strength 10 hit. If blasted into a wall, wood, or solid object, the caster takes one Strength 10 hit.|
|4||The magical energies escape as the Wizard loses his concentration. The opposing player may immediately cast any one of his own spells of the same casting difficulty racing or less. No casting roll is required - the spell is automatically cast - but it can he dispelled by the player whose turn it is by using Power dice in the same way as Dispel dice. A player needs to beat the basic casting value of the spell to dispel it.|
|5||The caster is knocked off his feet by a sorcerous xxplosion. He cannot shoot or attack this turn, is hit autornatically in close combat and cannot cast any magic this turn or in his next turn, but is otherwise unaffected.|
|6-7||The caster loses control of his spell and struggles to keep the magical energies in check. He cannot cast any more spells in this Magic phase.|
|8-9||A massive vortex of power drains away tbe sorcerous energy. Any remaining Power dice held by the player are removed and the Magic phase ends.|
|10||The caster is racked by sorcerous power and suffers 1 wound with no saves allowed.|
|11||Ravaged by the power of Chaos the Wizard loses some of his power. The caster's Magic Level is reduced by -1 and he cannot attempt to cast the spell that he has miscast for the rest or the battle. If the caster's Magic Level is reduced to 0 he can cast no further spells for the rest of the battle, but he still counts as a First Level Wizard for the purpose of calculating the number of Dispel dice only.|
|12||The caster's mind is ravaged by the power of a hideous Daemon who's attention the spellcascer has draqn. The spell he attempted to cast is successful and counts as having been cast with Irresistible Force, but the caster cannot cast any more spells for the duration of the battle, and generates no Dispel or Power dice.|