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A River Troll

Trolls are huge humanoid monsters, as witlessly stupid as they are bone-crushingly powerful.

They commonly join marauding Greenskin armies. Trolls are found in greatest numbers in the Troll Country and other Chaos-saturated regions near the Chaos Wastes. Trolls are by nature creatures of Chaos, the corrupting effects of Chaos playing a primary role in their origins. It was once believed Trolls and Ogres were related creatures, and that Trolls were in essence a further degeneration of the Ogre race.

Trolls are voracious creatures, mostly motivated by food and eating, and appropriately, their digestive systems can cope with almost anything, including, it is rumoured, rock and metal. Trolls are infamous for several abilities. Their digestive juices are among the most corrosive acids known in the Old World, and disembowelling a Troll can often result in the death of the attacker himself as the acid sprays out. Secondly, Trolls possess an uncanny ability of quickly regenerating even the most grievous wounds. In due time almost all wounds will be healed, the only known weakness being fire. [6a]

Trolls sometimes make use of weapons, although they are more than capable of ripping someone apart with their bare hands and claws.[6a]

As a race they are remarkably stupid, unless hungry they will simply sit and stare or wander aimlessly for days. They can even vomit their brutal digestive juices onto enemies.[6a]


Besides the bog standard common troll, there are a number of distinct breeds:

  • River Trolls live in the vicinity of water; rivers, lakes, or swamps being a common choice. They are scaly and particularly slimy fellows. [1]
  • Stone Trolls are native to mountainous and rocky areas, and occasionally eat rocks and stones. As a result they have acquired stone-like characteristics, like very hard skin. Another extraordinary characteristic is that they are extremely resistant towards magic.[2]
  • Chaos Trolls - While all Trolls are inherently creature of Chaos, some have undergone more direct mutation that has twisted them into even more fearsome creatures than normal. They can possess all forms of mutations, two heads being a common affliction.[2] Like all Trolls, they are a terrifyingly powerful, fast moving creature with flesh that can quickly restore itself, or, to be precise, warp itself into ever more terrible mutations. Unlike them, however, they literally use vomit as a weapon, acidic bile dissolving the flesh of their puny enemies. They can throw up even more repulsive things, including swathes of carnivorous worms or even the energy of Chaos. While common, river and stone trolls ally with Greenskins, these children of Chaos are loyal to their Dark God fathers and they will often accompany the Warriors of Chaos in their campaigns. Unfortunately for the latter, no amount of mutations has managed to cure their stupidity and cowardice.[3]

Weapons and Equipment

  • 2nd Edition: Hand Weapon. Led by Orc Champion or Hero. [5a]
  • 3rd Edition: Hand Weapon. [4a][4b]
  • 6th Edition: Hand Weapon. May be upgraded to River or Stone Trolls. [7a]
  • 8th Edition: Hand Weapon. [6a]



See Also


Warriors of Chaos
Units Bile Troll - Chaos Champion - Chaos Chariot - Chaos Warhound - Chaos Chosen - 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 - Dragon Ogre - Flayerkin - Forsaken - Giant - Gorebeast Chariot - Hellcannon - Hellstrider - Marauder Champion - Marauder Chieftain - Marauder Horsemen - Mutalith Vortex Beast - Skin Wolf - Skullcrusher - Slaughterbrute - Troll
Characters Abrax the Bloody - Aekold Helbrass - Scyla Anfinngrim - Arbaal - Archaon - Arek Daemonclaw - Asavar Kul - Baudros - Beorg Bearstruck - Caramon - Lothar Bubonicus - Dechala - Drusil Spittletongue - Egrimm van Horstmann - Elrion - Ferik Kasterman - Festus the Leechlord - Feytor - Galrauch - Gilberion - Grimjack - Grydal - Gurni Ironarm - Haargroth - Hakka - Harald Hammerstorm - Iskard Lustviper - Kastragar - Kayzk - Khagul Bloodfist - Kholek Suneater - Kordel Shorgaar -Krakanrok the Black - Mawhrin Skell - Merga - Melekh - Mordrek - Morkar - Mortkin - Olaf Wolfhound - Oxblood Foulgrim - Sapir Redwolf - Sargath - Sayl - Scyla Anfinngrim - Sigvald - Skarr Bloodwrath - Styrkaar - Tamurkhan - Thorgar the Blooded One - Throgg - Tuula Bloodhair - Urak Soulbane - Valgar - Valkia - Valnir - Vandred - Vardek Crom - Vilitch - Werner Flamefist - Wulfrik - Yrlman
Tribes and Warbands Aesling - Beasts of Telldros - Dolgan - Graeling - Hung - Kurgan - Sarl - Skaelings - Snaegr - Sortsvinaer - Swords of Chaos - Tormentors
Images - Miniatures - Vehicles

Orcs & Goblins
Units Arachnarok Spider - Black Orc - Black Orc Big Boss - Black Orc Warboss - Cave Squig - Colossal Squig - Doom Diver Catapult - Forest Goblin Warboss - Goblin - Goblin Archer - Goblin Big Boss - Goblin Fire Kobold - Goblin Great Shaman - Goblin Shaman - Goblin Wolf Chariot - Goblin Troglagob - Goblin Warboss - Goblin Wolf Rider - Hill Goblin - Mangler Squig - Nasty Skulker - Night Goblin - Night Goblin Big Boss - Night Goblin Fanatic - Night Goblin Great Shaman - Night Goblin Shaman - Night Goblin Warboss - Orc Arrer Boy - Orc Big Boss - Orc Boar Boyz - Orc Boar Chariot - Orc Boyz - Orc Great Shaman - Orc Shaman - Orc Warboss - River Troll Hag - Rock Lobber - Savage Orc Big Boss - Savage Orc - Savage Orc Boar Boy - Savage Orc Great Shaman - Savage Orc Shaman - Savage Orc Warboss - Snotling - Snotling Pump Wagon - Spear Chukka - Spider Rider - Squig Herder - Squig Hopper - Troll
Characters Azhag - Big Red 'Un - Black Tooth - Borgut Facebeater - Brak Batwing - Cruzzik Cacklespit - Durkol Eye-Gouger - Funglus - Gobbla - Gorbad Ironclaw - Gorfang Rotgut - Grimgor Ironhide - Grom the Paunch - Grulsik Moonclaw - Masked Chieftain - Morglum Necksnapper - Oglok the 'Orrible - Skarsnik - Snagla Grobspit - Taugrek the Throttler - Urk Ironskull - Vagraz Head-Stomper - Vish Venombarb - Wurrzag
Strongholds Black Crag - Iron Rock - Mount Bloodhorn - Mount Grimfang - Red Eye Mountain - Thunder Mountain
Images - Miniatures