Orc Boar Chariots is a Greenskins war machine unit in Total War: Warhammer. When these Chariots ride to war, there is little that can stand in the way of their terrific charge.
By lashing together rough-hewn logs, Orcs are able to construct formidable chariots. It takes two powerful war boars to pull such a blocky construction and, at first, even these thick-muscled beasts struggle. With some grunting and not just a little straining flatulence, the boars finally get the crude wheels turning. Once the churning porcine legs have the chariot rumbling along at full tilt, it becomes an impressive shock weapon, capable of slamming into the enemy with the force of a thunderbolt, albeit a hairy and stinky one. If the sheer impact of such hurtling force does not smash the foe, there are always the iron-shod wheels with crude blades attached, the goring tusks of the boars or the spear thrusts of the Orc crew themselves. While not as fast as a wolf-drawn Goblin Chariot, the heavier Orc vehicle hits harder and in return can absorb considerably more punishment than the flimsier gobbo-crewed devices.
- ▲ Anti-Infantry: Anti-infantry units have an advantage against targets that are smaller than a horse. This advantage can be a damage bonus against small targets, superior weight used to smash through lighter enemies, or an explosive attack from range that effects a large area.
- ▲ 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.
Where Goblins are weak and scared of conflict, the Orc Boar chariot is strong and heavy hitting. This unit sacrifices speed for damage, dropping it into a heavy cavalry speed range. It gains Leadership, melee stats, armour, damage, and a sizable boost to charge bonus over the Goblin Wolf Chariot. It does lose the missile attacks on the back however.
Compared to the Snotling Pump Wagons, the differences are largely the same as above. However, the Snotling Pump Wagons (Spiky Rollers) is equivalent in cost so it is best to compare those two. The Boar Chariot has less damage (armour piercing and normal), but gains in armour, health, and charge bonus. When comparing the two, spiky rollers are better for armoured infantry specifically, whereas the Boar chariot is more of a generalist.