Armour Type: Leather from level 1, Plate from level 20
Specific Ability: "Deafining Shout" - Knocks down up to 5 enemies within 10 meters radius.
Brutes are an honourable opponent and worthy of any Orc. In principle, any Orc can take an axe and protect his tribe. It is common to see a group of young orcs leaving their tribe to join the Imperial army. Squads of Brutes are usually formed of such tribal groups.
There is a recent trend in the Imperial army to form squads under the authority of one leader. It can be viewed as a small horde of brothers where everyone is ready to give his life for his squad mates. These squads carry proud names usually related to the name of their Chief: “Hatchet’s Slackers”, “Colossus’ Sons”... When a squad leader dies on the field, his squad will keep his memory alive, and he becomes that fallen leader ‘hero’, whose spirit is worshipped from then on.