Bloated Corpse is a Vampire Coast monstrous unit in Total War: Warhammer II. Swollen with volatile, noxious gases, their liquefying tissues strain dangerously under rotten and tattered skin.
A troop of zombie pirates is as macabre a sight as any Necromancer’s ghostly, rotting horde. The bodies of those brought back into existence as unliving automatons continue to rot once they are reanimated, so necromantic admirals tend to raise crewmen from the freshest victims possible. Sometimes a corpse may have spent weeks floating in the ocean before it is raised, however, becoming swollen with noxious gases over time, its tissues seeping from rotten and tattered skin which blisters and turns to a greenish hue. In reanimating such a grotesquery to fight in their horde, a Lord essentially has a walking time bomb in their ranks, and a volatile one at that. It is far preferable to fight against such a creature at a distance, for when attacked, their tortured forms may suddenly disintegrate in a poisonous shower of decomposing internal organs and diseased fluids.
- ↑ Causes Terror: This unit can cause terror, making its melee target rout for a short time. Units that cause terror are immune to terror and fear themselves.
- ↑ Aquatic: Where other units of small stature struggle to fight and move in shallow water, Aquatic units excel.
Bloated Corpses are particularly unique in the way that they function since their main purpose is to suicide into as many enemy units as possible. Although this might come off as obvious, its important to not group these units up to avoid them blowing up one another before they reach the enemy. It might be incredibly tempting to send one of these units into the enemy's fodder, but their incredibly high burst should be saved for more elite units such as executioners, sword masters, temple guards, etc. Bloated corpses have decent speed but don't expect them to chase down calvary, focus on elite infantry if at all possible. Lastly, take advantage of tree lines between the armies. Avoid risking your own units' lives by setting these off near them, and instead ambush the enemy on their way to you or use them to attack the enemy backline.