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Chaos Marauders (Great Weapons) 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.

Description[]

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 simple 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[]

  • Armour-Piercing: The damage of armour-piercing weapons mostly ignores the armour of the target, making them the ideal choice against heavily-armoured enemies. They are often heavier and attack at a slower rate though, making them less efficient against poorly-armoured targets.

Strategy[]

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These great axe infantry are effective anti-armor units, but in addition to being more expensive they have no shield and lower melee defense. They are extremely vulnerable to missile fire. While helpful in a pinch, Chaos Warriors (Great Weapons) are far less brittle and more likely to both get to their targets and kill them without losing most of their number.

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