New for Hordes… Farrow Slaughterhousers

April 5, 2011 by beerogre

The next release announcement is up for Hordes… and it’s the much anticipated Farrow Slaughterhousers!

Here’s what Privateer Press has to say about them:

Bloodthirsty, tough as nails, and strong enough to hack the arms off a gorax, slaughterhousers serve as vicious shock troops in farrow warbands. Heedless of danger, slaughterhouser units charge recklessly into battle, cutting a wide swath through the enemy with their massive pole cleavers and shaking off wounds that would kill or incapacitate lesser farrow.

So what can we take from this?

  • They have big, choppy, polearms. So Reach is almost a given.
  • They “charge recklessly”, which might imply Powerful Charge (+1 on attack rolls when they charge) and they might have Berserk, making them a bit like Doomreavers, but without the extra goodness.
  • Finally they can “shake off wounds”, so I would imagine that they are Tough.

More importantly, they’re another melee unit for the Thornfall Alliance and will no doubt be minions capable of working with all the other factions.  If it turns out they get all the things I predicted above, they might be a cheap heavy infantry unit for the Trollbloods (who typically have very expensive heavy hitters), or a nice minion unit to slave to the Skorne Paingiver Taskmaster… but time will tell.

What do you predict?

BoW Andy

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