War Boar

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War Boars are a kind of boar that shares a bond with the Orruks of the Bonesplitterz and Greenskinz warclans.

Bonesplitterz

The bond with Bonesplitterz clans trace back to the Age of Myth as they rode the beasts into battles and hunts. In hunts they use the boars' natural talent for snuffling out bones to lead them to their prey, while in battle, the boarboys often act as the teeth of a Gob Rukk attack, driven forward by the bellowing of the Gorka-boss.[1a]

Taming

Bonesplitterz attract new members to their herds of boars in several ways, including leaving out tasty bits of offal, setting crude 'boar traps' and torching woods to flush them out. An orruk must make sure his boar is properly mean and always ready to fight, so they feed their mounts on the bones of powerful beasts, though there is much debate which monsters' bones make for the most vicious mounts.[1a]

Mounts

War Boars are often used as mounts by the following:

  • Savage Boarboys: Each rider urges his mount with kicks and yells, eager to be the first to lay spear and boar-tusk into the ranks of the enemy army. Like true hunters, they do not linger where their prey can strike back, and are skilled at hit-and-run attacks.[1a]
  • Savage Boarboy Maniaks: Their boars are just as mad as they are, and each one is chosen for its ill temper and violent antics. Like the orruks on their backs, the boars have been infected with the spirit-madness that pours off the Maniak Weirdnob that leads them.[1b]
  • Savage Boarboy Maniaks: Maniak Weirdnobs barrels off into battle on his war boar.[1b]
  • Orruk Warbosses[2c]
  • Orruk Boarboys[2b]
  • Orruk Boar Chariots[2a]

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