Chaos Marauders are a Warriors of Chaos melee infantry unit introduced in Total War: Warhammer. Chaos Marauders are the rank and file of Chaos armies, perfectly placed in the centre of battle, bloodied weapon in hand.
Chaos Marauders are natural fighters, born into hardship and brought up in a world where surviving each day is no small victory. Only the strong and capable prosper, for the weak are weeded out and killed. They have no time for plough or sickle, for their tools are the axe, the sword and the shield. What their own lands cannot provide, they simply take from the lands of lesser men. The Chieftains that lead these warriors are a daunting sight, brooding hulks of muscle and hair whose bodies are covered in the scars and trophies of battle. Bearing weapons worn from dealing a thousand mortal injuries to those foolish enough to face them, these savage leaders are independent and fierce. These battle-hardened killers are the products of a people so steeped in conflict that, even in times of prosperity, they will fight to the death for the honour of leading the next raid.
Strengths & Weaknesses
- ↑ Shielded: Shields have a chance of blocking arrows, bolts, rifle shots and similar small arms fire - but only in a forward facing arc.
Very cost efficient melee infantry that are only limited by their minimal armor. Keep them away from missile fire and charges by monsters and cavalry. Even higher tier infantry can struggle with them if they are supported and fielded in sufficient numbers. In campaigns they are only phased out due to the upkeep reductions from horde building making the armored Chaos Warriors only marginally more expensive.