The Bloody Handz

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The Bloody Handz
The Bloody Handz.png
General data
TypePlayable subfaction
RulerWurrzag da Great Green Prophet
Starting territory
Starting location
Climate (TWW2)
  • Prefers wasteland, mountain and savannah
Regional occupation (TWW1)
  • Can only occupy mountains/badlands areas
Distinct features
Army morale.pngFightiness:Armies have a fightiness rating which rises when fighting and raiding, and falls when inactive/defeated. Low fightiness leads to attrition.
Icon waaagh.pngWaaagh!:High fightiness will spawn an allied Waaagh! army which can be sent against the enemy.
Icon underway.pngUnderway:Armies can choose to use the network of underground tunnels to avoid impassable terrain and enemy armies.
Icon savage orc roster.pngAggressive MenaceSavage Orc-focused unit roster with highly aggressive infantry, fast cavalry and monsters.
Icon savageways.pngSavage WaysCan recruit the powerful Badlands Savage Orc units anywhere in the Old World, without requiring the Savage Orcs resource.

The Bloody Handz is a playable sub-faction of the Greenskins introduced in Total War: Warhammer. It is led by Wurrzag da Great Green Prophet and can be found in the western Badlands.

These unruly warriors dwell in the Badlands, mountains and other wild areas and love nothing more than a good fight. From time to time, they will come together in a great “Waaagh!” - an invasion of civilised lands. Armies of Greenskins feature masses of poorly-disciplined infantry, alongside boar-riding cavalry and monsters like trolls and giant spiders.

Background[edit | edit source]

Da Godz speak ta me. Listen, and I’ll tell ya.

Traditionally, the Greenskins wander the Badlands as individual tribes, only coming together when the call to Waaagh! goes out. One such occasion is now; Wurrzag - aligned with the Orcs of the Bloody Handz tribe, who seek the greatness they believe 'Da Great Green Prophet' can bring them - is abroad, and has wandered into the Dragonback Mountains in search of more than just plunder and the inevitable scrap to get his filthy green hands on it.

Wurrzag desires greatness for all his kind - for Greenskins to go beyond being merely an avaricious rabble and "reach for da skies". This will bring his force into conflict with other, potentially-sneakier Greenskins, plus bands of humies, stunties, and whatever-else dares get in their way. War is exactly what da Green Godz - Gork and Mork - want; they want it bloody and climactic, and they want it right now! And who is Wurrzag - most pious of all Orcs - to go against the word of da Godz? Exactly. Waaagh!

In battle[edit | edit source]

Plays largely the same as regular Greenskins factions but with a large focus on Savage Orcs.

In campaign[edit | edit source]

Plays largely the same as the other Greenskin factions, with the following exceptions:

Lord Choices[edit | edit source]

Savage Ways[edit | edit source]

Icon savageways.pngSavage Ways allows The Bloody Handz to recruit the following Savage Orcs units from any settlement they control. Unlike most other Greenskins factions, they are not limited to recruiting these units in a settlement which has the Resource savage orcs.pngSavage Orcs resource. This encourages recruiting of these powerful units earlier and more often.

Start Position[edit | edit source]

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Starts in Western Badlands.

Victory Conditions[edit | edit source]

The same as for Grimgor's 'Ardboyz (see Greenskins#Victory Conditions), except you must destroy Grimgor's 'Ardboyz, instead of The Bloody Handz.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • They were added in Update 4 in October 2016.