The Under-Empire is run by slave labour. Skavenslaves perform all menial tasks, including mining, tunnelling, and food production. In lean times, they themselves become the food. The majority of slaves are Skaven born into bondage, the lowest class of a hierarchical society. Their ranks swell as rival clans are captured during internecine wars. At times even non-Skaven become slaves, although few other races last long under the whips of the ratmen overseers. In warfare Skavenslaves are used en masse to absorb missile fire and to overwhelm the foe with numbers. A common Warlord tactic is to whip Skavenslaves to the fore of an assault. Many are butchered, but the loss is acceptable if the slaves bear the brunt of incoming or tire the foe for the next attack wave. The best Skavenslaves will even pull down and tear to pieces a few of the adversaries, although this is considered a bonus.
"Better than nothing" is the most fitting description for Skavenslave Slingers. Their leadership, damage and range are very low and they have no armor, so they will die and/or start routing the moment an enemy unit so much as looks at them funny. The only upside to them is that they are dirt cheap in terms of upkeep and can fill out army slots if nothing else is available, but don´t expect them to do any significant damage to anything that is armored or shielded.
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