And personally I don't remember the Warg Riders having swords and shields but, it would make it interesting I guess to have your own personal ones. There's nothing saying they can't have them, in fact, some might have, as the riders themselves are only orcs, so yes, I do like the idea of that! ;D
Last Edit: Sept 8, 2006 14:55:43 GMT by mutantpotato
Warg Riders can be armed with Sword, Shield, Orc Bow, Throwing Spear or Banner. Each item costs additional points... if you use a bow a shield cannot be used to increase the defence. You can have sword and shield, giving you +1 defence but my choice weapon would be the spear, you have ranged attack and can reach past one figure in close combat, so you could have an extra attack possibility if you trap an opponent.
Dont rule out bow, you could have bow + sword, gives you fast ranged attack that can still be useful in combat, although an extra cost...
i think whatever you choose will have it's advantages and disadvantages but if your fighting high elves you'll be slaughtered by bow before you reach the line!
Post by mattofmirkwood on Sept 2, 2006 21:09:14 GMT
I find the easiest way to avoid arrows is to use a diversion, but anyone could have thought of that. What I do is get a couple of orc captains on wargs but split them up from the rest of the wargs. With any luck it should take them a while to take them down. Well... it works for me.
I'm thinking arming my riders with both swords and spears (yeah, I know I can't do that). If a orc rider is armed with a sword, he has a spear slung on his back, and if he's armed with a spear, he have his sword in a tabard. In this way I can choose what weapon I want to use. ( The orc with spear, will mostly be used with spear, but this is just a backup plan or something )
Post by mutantpotato on Sept 10, 2006 20:26:01 GMT
@menace: Yeah, you will probably wipe me out, but I hope I will overrun you with larger numbers (well, I don't know any LOTR tactics). To me, it's most important to have fun, and have a nice looking army, not neccesearly to win, but it's fun to win too ;D
Jo vi kan selvfølgelig snakke på norsk, men da skjønner jo ingen av de andre hva vi snakker om ;D