Chaos Warhound

From Warhammer - The Old World - Lexicanum
Jump to: navigation, search
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 god of Chaos.[1a][3a]

They are bloodthirsty beasts, but they are not brave enough to attack anything stronger than themselves. 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]

These beasts are used by both Chaos Warriors and Beastmen. Needless to say, they are ranked beneath Marauders and Gors, lacking equipment and 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]

Although described as Hounds they may orignally have been a variety of predatory animals but most often Dogs, Wolves or Big Cats. [3a]

It may be that some grow and evolve into the fearsome Giant Spined Chaos Beast.[4b]


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 borke free of his mastery. [4a]

Weapons and Equipment



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

~ A proverb of Kislev.[1]


Units Beast Lord - Bestigor - Bray-Shaman - Centigor - Chaos Ogre - Chaos Spawn - Chaos Warhound - Cygor - Doombull - Dragon Ogre - Ghorgon - Giant - Gor - Great Bray Shaman - Harpy - Jabberslythe - Minotaur - Razorgor - Razorgor Chariot - Shaggoth - Troll - Tuskgor Chariot - Ungor - Wargor
Characters Brrak Gorehorn - Ghorros Warhoof - Gribbleback - Gorthor - Kartok Great-horn - Khazrak - Malagor - Moonclaw - Morghur - Rurkhar Festigor - Slugtongue - Taurox - Ungrol Four-Horn
Images - Miniatures - Quotes

Warriors of Chaos
Units Chaos Champion - Chaos Warhound - Chaos Chosen - Chaos Knight - Chaos Lord - Chaos Marauder - Chaos Ogre - Chaos Sorcerer - Chaos Spawn - Chaos Thug - Chaos Warrior - Dragon Ogre - Flayerkin - Forsaken - Marauder Champion - Marauder Chieftain - Marauder Horsemen - Troll
Characters Abrax the Bloody - Aekold Helbrass - Scyla Anfinngrim - Arbaal - Archaon - Arek Daemonclaw - Asavar Kul - Baudros - Beorg Bearstruck - Caramon - Lothar Bubonicus - Dechala - Drusil Spittletongue - Festus the Leechlord - Galrauch - Gilberion - Grimjack - Gurni Ironarm - Harald Hammerstorm - Iskard Lustviper - Kastragar - Kayzk the Befouled - Kholek Suneater - Kordel Shorgaar -Krakanrok the Black - Merga - Mordrek - Morkar - Olaf Wolfhound - Oxblood Foulgrim - Sapir Redwolf - Sigvald - Skarr Bloodwrath - Styrkaar - Tamurkhan - Thorgar the Blooded One - Throgg - Tuula Bloodhair - Valkia - Valnir - Vandred - Vardek Crom - Werner Flamefist - Wulfrik - Yrlman
Tribes and Warbands Graeling - Skaelings - Sortsvinaer - Swords of Chaos - Tormentors
Images - Miniatures - Vehicles