Snotling Pump Wagons (Flappas)

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Snotling Pump Wagons (Flappas) are a Greenskins chariot unit introduced in The Warden and the Paunch.

Description[edit | edit source]

The Snotling Pump Wagon is a wooden fighting platform on wheels. Like a chariot, a Pump Wagon hurtles towards the foe to run them over. However, the Pump Wagon rumbles under its own power, with momentum provided by Snotlings, who frantically pump crude contraptions and cranks to drive the belts that turn the wheels.

With spikes, or sometimes a heavy roller fitted to the front, the Pump Wagon crushes any foes (or crew) that fall before it. The crudely constructed war machine is built and crewed by Snotlings. This is surprising, as Snotlings barely know how to use tools, and are extremely dim – often struggling even to pick their own noses. How it is that Snotlings become possessed of enough know-how to construct a formidable killing device like the Pump Wagon should be considered one of the great green wonders of the world. Or at least it would be if greenskins cared about such things; but they don't.

Snotlings buzz with strange purpose when Waaagh! energy is in the air. They instinctively gather materials, heaping all manner of junk in a pile. When the rubbish mound is large enough they begin to build. The Snotlings work without language or plans. Many small green hands lash wooden beams together. In unison they pound broken blades into a log to make the formidable spiky roller. Crude wheels are built or scavenged. With such an anarchic building process, it is never quite known what the Snotling-built device will look like. Whether it is a shanty hut on wheels, a great teetering tower, or a mere wooden frame with planks for the crew to walk on, it still crashes into the foe with the same devastating and bone-breaking crunch!

Attributes[edit | edit source]

  • Armour-Sundering: The armour-splitting attacks of this unit can significantly weaken the target's armour.
  • 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
  • Expendable: Witnessing friendly units rout does not reduce other units Leadership, unless they themselves are expendable.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

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The speedy version of the Snotling Pump Wagon, this variant is faster and has a noticably higher charge bonus. This keeps them away from threats and allows them to do more damage on the charge. They also gain a slight boost to melee defence (which is valuable for a chariot) and Leadership which helps keep them in the fight a tad longer. Strider ensures as well that this version is not hampered by terrain or conditions normally a hindrance to units. For this they are only 1.5 the cost of regular Wagons.