It turns out having a pig does change the outcome of warfare.
Well that (looks around) rattled his ch- (shot)
bandit is in deeeep......problems
As a wise man once said: "only a blind man cannot see the weapon that is nature."
Or, at least as burke once said, and he's basically wise, right?
Well of course. Pigs have changed the face warfare for centuries. Once people found a way to domesticate boars, they had a sizable mount that was faster than the horse, more enduring than a goat, more loyal than a dog, more intelligent than a dolphin (and less creepy too), and could wear heavier armor than a camel. In addition to their natural weaponry, the mounted charge became much more prominent and effective in ground warfare tactics. It lead to the point where entire strategies were formed on the basis of whether or not one could remove his/her opponent's pigs from the field before the two sides first risked casualties. The use of boar tactics only began to relent with Sir Anthony Mark's invention of the Heavy Easily Deploy-Able Spear, or H.E.D.A.S.. The H.E.D.A.S allowed foot soldiers to inflict heavy casualties to the normally unassailable pig cavalierly, allowing their first deployment to be particularly devastating to Sir Anthony's enemy's pigs. Since its success on the field, the H.E.D.A.S. has spread to many kingdoms and military organizations reducing the effectiveness and use of the pig cavalry. In today's age, the role of pigs in combat has shifted to the use of ambush tactics and quick skirmishes, as recently favored by bandits and the like.