Chosen (Halberds)

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Chosen
Wh dlc01 chs chosen halberd.png
Infantry spear halberd.png
Overview
FactionWarriors of Chaos
CategoryHalberd Infantry
Unit size60
Recruitment
Icon treasury.png Cost (MP): 1500 (1400)
Icon hourglass.png Turns: 1
Icon income.png Upkeep: 375
Statistics
Icon stat health.png Health: 131
Icon stat morale.png Leadership: 85
Icon stat speed.png Speed: 28
Icon stat attack.png Melee attack: 36
Icon stat defence.png Melee defence: 54
Icon stat charge bonus.png Charge Bonus: 16
Weapons
Melee
Icon stat damage.png Weapon Damage: 15
Modifier icon armour piercing.png Armour-Piercing Damage: 31
Icon stat speed.png Melee Interval: 4.3 s
Modifier icon bonus vs large.png Bonus vs. Large: 26
Icon stat range.png Range: 2
Protection
Icon stat armour.png
Armor:
84.29%
Attributes
  • Charge reflector vs large.png Charge Defence vs. Large: When bracing, this unit negates the charge bonus of any large attacker.
  • Hide forest.png Hide (forest): This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.

Chosen (Halberds) are a Warriors of Chaos melee infantry unit introduced in Total War: Warhammer. Chosen are greater than their Chaotic brethren, more powerful and savage in close quarters, especially with great weapons.

Description[edit | edit source]

There are those amongst the ranks of the Chaos Warriors who bear the favour of the Dark Gods more than their fellows. Known amongst their kind as Chosen, their frames are swollen with unholy power, and with the gifts bestowed on them by the Dark Gods in recognition of the many fell deeds they have committed. These gifts are as varied as any other aspect of Chaos, but most mutations tend to be useful as weapons that aid the Chosen in his quest to inflict devastation on the civilised realms of the world. Even if a Chosen warrior bears no such stigmata, it is clear that he carries the grace of the Dark Gods from his aura of dark menace. The Chosen are truly the nobility of Chaos. The Chosen lead by example, fighting not as commanders but as elite warriors and champions. In this way, the Chosen hope to attack yet more of their master's favour and ascend to the ranks of the truly exalted. They advance unflinchingly through black powder firestorms, hails of arrows and punishing artillery volleys, their purposeful thread never falters as they march ever closer to their prey. Battle lines have buckled and broken at the mere prospect of a unit of Chosen closing in upon them, blades raised so that the methodical butchery of the foe can begin.

Strengths & Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

  • Anti-Large: Anti-large units have an advantage against targets that are at least as large as a horse. This advantage can be a damage bonus against large targets or an attack that focuses on a very small area. However, some units are simply better against large targets because their attacks are slow and easy to dodge by skilled melee combatants.
  • Armour-Piercing: 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.
  • Armoured: Armoured units can block damage from any source apart from Armour-Piercing damage.
  • Charge Defence Against Large Foes: When standing and bracing against a charge of large enemies (such as cavalry or monsters) this unit will negate the enemy's charge bonus.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

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