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In much real mythology and certainly in the Warhammer world background, many of the stories where Great Wolves are shown indicate that humans "fear" these creatures to an extent that they will mercillessly hunt them down in an effort to control them, but always in big bands.
Wolves are regarded as a force of nature, and have a reputation of savagery beyond their actual battlefield prowess.
Could it be that we could have a similar rule for Wolves (Great Wolves specifically) that follows the rules for the way Gobbos seem to fear Elves for "no good reason"?
So for example:
Wolf riders/Wolf Chariots cause fear in humans that do not outnumber them?
I would see that warhorses and other steeds would also be easily spooked by creatures such as Wolves, and anything bigger and nastier than a Wolf already causes Fear anyway...
Its a fair comment. Certainly Wolves might cause fear in warhorses. Problem is that Wolves would almost certainly fear fire, and humans if facing large packs of wolves would light fire brands when going to war. So to balance things out Wolves don't cause fear but humans can't cause fear in Wolves either.
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I agree with Q, and also, I don't believe well-armed and trained soldiers formed into regiments would really fear small packs of wolves. I don't see why wolves would cause any more fear than a huge mob of orcs, chaos warriors or lizardmen? In fact, I, personally, would much rather fight off a large wolf (or two) much more than having to face a giant, walking lizard with armor and weapons.
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The thing is, as has been said, the people on the battlefield are not a mob of easily cowed peasantry (with the obvious exception of peasants), but trained soldiers (or at least boozed up militia), and possession of a suit of chainmail and a sharp sword translates wonderfully into courage, especially when all you are facing are some evolutionary throwbacks that didnt have the decency to become dogs.
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