hoping for first victory

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hoping for first victory

Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:54 pm

hi been playing for a while but never beat mate although games have been getting closer with last game both 1 unit until rout and dice favoured him, this is my army for next game

undying on fell
3 warg riders

12 pikes

6 pikes 6 marauders

6 pikes 6 Berserkers

Troll chief
6 moran 6 morgul knights

11 moran 1 troll drummer


he plays mix of rangers, knights of fountain court and army of the dead with King Aragorn

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Re: hoping for first victory

Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:29 pm

Do you mean companies because it sound like this is sbg and not wotr?

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Re: hoping for first victory

Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:42 am

First post I see. I assume this is meant to be in the SBG Army Builder and not in the WOTR Army Builder. Will be replaced by Rangers fast enough :) Just remember next time.

Some tips:
- Always put the total point cost in your army (and the maximum amount of points);
- Be clear what wargear you equip your warriors with;
- Mention who the leader is;
- Be consistent with the use of capital letters for names.

You say '1 unit until rout', what do you mean with this? One model away from broken? Or from completely wiped out?

So I calculated your army and came on 1470 points. So I assume 1500 is the max?
You have 70 men and no bows.

So let's see: you have a very strong center with 3A Morannon Orcs supported by Saruman, The Undying and Kardûsh. Two trolls for flanking and some cav for objectives. Not bad :)
Just very very low on numbers. For a 1500 points army you should at least have 85-90 models...
Don't you get outnumbered by Gondor? Even if he has Aragorn.

When playing up to 1500 points, you cannot justify not having a banner.

Counting these things up. + The fact that imo cav is useless, you have a drummer!
So what do you think about this?

The Undying - Fellbeast
12 Morannon Orcs - shield

Mordor Troll Chieftain
6 Orc Warriors - shield
6 Orc Warriors - spear

The Dark Marshal
5 Orc Warriors - shield
6 Orc Warriors - spear
1 Mordor Troll - war drum

Mordor Orc Shaman
6 Orc Warriors - shield
6 Orc Warriors - spear

Mordor Orc Captain
4 Orc Warriors - shield
5 Orc Warriors - spear

Saruman - horse
12 Uruk-hai Warriors - pike

Uruk-hai Shaman - armour
12 Uruk-hai Warriors - pike

Grima Wormtongue

1500 points, 89 men, 13 might (-> hmm that's not too high...)
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Re: hoping for first victory

Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:27 am

It was one model from broken usually armys numbers quite close in the past when ive went for larger armies it let them very vulnerable to arrow fire and the last time i used a warband of uruk hai crossbows they didnt get any bow kills although ive since read on the site that they work best with several warbands and may invest in some more budget permitting.

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