Horde

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Archaon's horde, encamped in The Chaos Wastes.
Not to be confused with Rogue Armies or Black Arks, which are similar.

Horde factions do not occupy settlements on the campaign map. Instead, each horde army of a horde faction acts as a mobile settlement. In battle mode, horde factions are no different to normal factions.

How they work[edit | edit source]

Hordes don't occupy settlements on the campaign map. Instead they have their armies enter encamped stance to quickly create buildings before moving on.

Horde armies have a maximum of 10 building slots when fully upgraded.

As horde factions cannot take over a settlement, they will always sack/loot/raze it after conquering. This also means horde armies cannot garrison a settlement.

Horde faction buildings often don't generate much income, so horde factions rely on the money they get from winning battles and sacking/razing enemy settlements to get money.

Because hordes do not occupy settlements, they are not affected by climate or regional occupation. However, they can still face attrition due to corruption (or lackof) and terrain.

Horde Growth[edit | edit source]

Instead of normal growth, hordes have Horde Growth. Horde growth generates population surplus as normal. However unlike normal factions where usually only the main settlement building requires population growth to upgrade, many horde buildings require population growth to be built/upgraded.

Horde growth can be increased by razing settlements.

Recruiting a new Lord from your horde starts a new horde. This requires population surplus. New hordes must often be protected until they are large enough to survive on their own.

Horde infighting[edit | edit source]

Not to be confused with fightiness, a Greenskin mechanic which is similar.

As they do not occupy settlements and provinces, Hordes are not affected by public order. However, they can suffer from Horde infighting if two hordes spend a lot of time near each other idling. Warriors of Chaos are affected by horde infighting, but Beastmen are not.

Playable horde factions[edit | edit source]

Total War: Warhammer[edit | edit source]

The Old World
An Eye For An Eye

Total War: Warhammer II[edit | edit source]

Mortal Empires

Minor non-playable horde factions[edit | edit source]

Total War: Warhammer[edit | edit source]

The Old World
An Eye For An Eye
Season of Revelation

Total War: Warhammer II[edit | edit source]

Eye of the Vortex
Mortal Empires
Promotional Content