Black OrcsBlack Orcs are more disciplined, armoured and deadly than other Orcs, ripping through enemies with their heavy weapons for fun.
Black Orcs are the biggest, meanest and strongest of all Orcs. They get their name from their dark green or black skin, although the title is just as much derived from their dour demeanour. Black Orcs are grim and singularly focused on war - an occupation they take extremely seriously. It can truly be said that Black Orcs live to fight. In this regard all Black Orcs treat other Greenskins, even the more battle-worthy types, such as Boar Boyz, as little more than frivolous amateurs. This is largely because lesser Orcs, even the hulking Big 'Uns of the Orc tribes, are likely to squabble amongst themselves instead of concentrating on the foe. This lack of discipline is a shortcoming that Black Orcs neither forget nor forgive. The Black Orcs' opinion of Goblins is even worse, seeing them as beneath contempt and not fit to carry spare equipment, much less fight.
Unit NameBlack Orcs
Main Unit Keywh_main_grn_inf_black_orcs
Land Unit Keywh_main_grn_inf_black_orcs
Naval Unit Keywh_main_shp_transport
Land Unit GroupGreat Axe Infantry
Naval Unit GroupGreat Axe Infantry
├ Melee Weaponwh_main_grn_axe_great
├ Melee Damage Base14
├ Melee Damage Ap36
├ Armour PiercingNo
├ Bonus vs Cavalry0
├ Bonus vs Elephants0
└ Bonus vs Infantry0
├ Base Defence26
└ Shield Defence0
├ Armour Defence110
└ Shield Armour0
├ Man Entitywh_main_grn_inf_black_orcs_blood_dismembers
├ Man Speed29
├ Man Health8
└ Bonus Hit Points127
Leadership (Base Morale)72
- Hide (forest)
This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.
- Immune to Psychology
The unit is immune to psychological attacks (fear and terror).
Strengths & Weaknesses
Armoured units can block damage from any source apart from Armour-Piercing damage.
The damage of armour-piercing weapons mostly ignores the armour of the target, making them the ideal choice against heavily-armoured enemies. They are often heavier and attack at a slower rate though, making them less efficient against poorly-armoured targets.
Black Orc Barracks
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