Chaos Warhound

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Chaos Warhounds

Chaos Warhounds are canines warped by Chaos, with over-muscled bodies and maws accommodating an unnatural number of fangs whose ferocity and savagery are well loved by the Dark Gods of Chaos.[1a][3a]

Nature

Warhounds are the mutated descendants of dogs and wolves twisted by the power of Chaos.[5b] Some descend from a variety of other predatory animals, such as big cats. [3a]

Most Warhounds bear mutations such as horns, tusks and spines, and display intelligence similar to a Gor's. Some display much more extreme alterations, such as human limbs or faces, tentacles, scorpion tails, rock-hard scales, or long, bladed tongues.[5b] It may be that some grow and evolve into the fearsome Giant Spined Chaos Beast.[4b]

Chaos Warhounds are bloodthirsty beasts, but they are not usually brave enough to attack anything stronger than themselves. However, particularly extreme hunger or bloodlust may drive the normally cowardly creatures into hurling themselves at much stronger targets.[4a]

In War

These beasts are used by both Chaos Warriors and Beastmen. They are ranked beneath Marauders and Gors, as the lack equipment and are chased away quite easily. While their mutations can't give them the strength, resilience or armour of Chaos Warriors, they are cunning enough to easily dodge enemy blows and strike back at the right time, bypassing their defences and ripping enemies apart.[1] When in combat, they run tirelessly towards the small and fractured groups of enemy, running ahead of infantry and alongside Chaos Knights or Razorgors, before pouncing upon the foes and ripping them apart. [4a]

Warhounds have a close connection to the Beastmen. Packs of warhounds often gravitate towards Beastman encampments, wandering around their camps and eventually become as much part of the warherd as the Gors. Beastmen often use Warhounds as hunting animals, setting them to chase and harry prey and victims. In times of war, Beastmen lash Warhounds to trees and starve and taunt them in order to increase their viciousness and to weed out the weakest among their number.[5b]

Binding

They can be bound relatively easily to the will of a powerful sorcerer, but when they scent blood they are difficult to control and may turn on their would-be master. One legend of the death of Kadon is that he was torn apart by hounds that broke free of his mastery. [4a]

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When the hounds of the waste bay at Morrsleib, the foul moon bays back.

~ A proverb of Kislev.[1]

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Beastmen
Units Beast Lord - Bestigor - Bray-Shaman - Centigor - Chaos Giant - Chaos Ogre - Chaos Spawn - Chaos Troll - Chaos Warhound - Chimera - Cockatrice - Cygor - Doombull - Dragon Ogre - Dragon Ogre Shaggoth - Ghorgon - Gor - Great Bray Shaman - Harpy - Jabberslythe - Khorngor - Minotaur - Pestigor - Razorgor - Razorgor Chariot - Shaggoth - Slaangor - Tuskgor Chariot - Tzaangor - Ungor - Wargor
Characters Brrak Gorehorn - Ghorros Warhoof - Gribbleback - Gorthor - Kartok Great-horn - Khazrak - Malagor - Moonclaw - Morghur - Ograh - Rurkhar Festigor - Slugtongue - Taurox - Ungrol Four-Horn
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Warriors of Chaos
Units Bile Troll - Chaos Champion - Chaos Chariot - Chaos Warhound - Chaos Chosen - Chaos Goblin - Chaos Hound - Chaos Knight - Chaos Lord - Chaos Marauder - Chaos Ogre - Chaos Siege Giant - Chaos Sorcerer - Chaos Sorcerer Lord - Chaos Spawn - Chaos Thug - Chaos War Mammoth - Chaos Warrior - Chaos Warshrine - Daemon Prince - Dragon Ogre - Flayerkin - Forsaken - Giant - Gorebeast Chariot - Hellcannon - Hellstrider - Marauder Champion - Marauder Chieftain - Marauder Horsemen - Mutalith Vortex Beast - Skin Wolf - Skullcrusher - Skullreaper - Slaughterbrute - Troll - Wrathmonger
Characters Abrax the Bloody - Aekold Helbrass - Agellor - Arbaal - Archaon - Arek Daemonclaw - Asavar Kul - Bayl - Baudros - Beorg Bearstruck - Caramon - Lothar Bubonicus - Dechala - Dónalegur - Drusil Spittletongue - Egrimm van Horstmann - Elrion - Ferik Kasterman - Festus the Leechlord - Feytor - Festak Krann - Festasmus - Galrauch - Gilberion - Grimjack - Grulmak Deathmonger - Grungni Ironhand - Grydal - Gurni Ironarm - Haargroth - Hakka - Harald Hammerstorm - Iskard Lustviper - Karadok - Kastragar - Kayzk - Khagul Bloodfist - Kholek Suneater - Kordel Shorgaar - Kormak - Krakanrok the Black - Mawhrin Skell - Merga - Melekh - Merroc - Mordrek - Morkar - Mortkin - Ngaaranh - Olaf Wolfhound - Oxblood Foulgrim - Ryðklumpur - Sapir Redwolf - Saardis Vaarn - Sargath - Sayl - Scyla Anfingrimm - Semjaza - Sigvald - Skarr Bloodwrath - Sog'Kog - Styrkaar - Tamurkhan - Thorgar the Blooded One - Throgg - Tuula Bloodhair - Urak Soulbane - Valgar - Valkia - Valnir - Vandred - Vardek Crom - Vilitch - Werner Flamefist - Winter King - Wulfrik - Yevgeny Yefimovich - Yrlman
Tribes and Warbands Aesling - Beasts of Telldros - Dolgan - Draghar - Gharhag - Graeling - Hung - Iron Wolves - Khazag - Kul - Kurgan - Mung - Sarl - Schwarzvolf - Skaelings - Skaramor - Snaegr - Sons of Nifflecht - Sortsvinaer - Swords of Chaos - Tormentors - Wei-Tu - Yusak
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