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The charge of a Lion Chariot.

Lion Chariots are the mighty mounts of the Chracian White Lions.

Overview

Not all white lions are killed out of hand. The High Elves take no joy in needless slaughter, and often stay their blades should cubs be discovered. These infants would doubtless become savage and deadly beasts if they were left in the wild, but with expert care, the young white lions are raised to become as loyal as Griffons. These 'tame' white lions swiftly form a bond with the Chracian hunters that foster them and later serve the armies of Ulthuan as War Lions.[1a]

So do many of the Phoenix King's bodyguard ride to battle in Lion Chariots. Each of these white-timbered constructions is drawn by a pair of snarling War Lions whose savage power is belied by their feline grace and elegantly plaited manes. Whilst a Tiranoc Chariot might sweep across the battlefield carefully picking at the foe, a Lion Chariot of Chrace charges headlong into the fray. As the War Lions tear into the foe with fang and claw, the crew fight from the chariot platform, cleaving heads from shoulders with every axe-blow. Such daring charges have become the hallmark of the Lion Chariots, earning them a well-deserved reputation as the bane of even the most determined shieldwall.[1a]

Trivia

  • White Lion Charioteers are the most aggressive of their kind. Little content to await the unfurlment of a threat, they seek out and destroy the Phoenix King's enemies with the tenacity of their namesake. Their banners bear the image of the lion, for it also is ever-ready to fight the foe.[2a]
  • All White Lion chariots bear the mark of Rahagra, Father of the White Lions, somewhere on their construction. A chariot that loses this mark, or has it defaced in battle, is thereafter considered an unlucky mount, fit only for firewood.[2a]

Theatre

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Miniatures

Source

  • 1 Warhammer Armies: High Elves (8th Edition)
    • 1a: pg. 46
  • 2: Uniforms & Heraldry of the High Elves
    • 2a: pg. 23