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Squidboy
04-03-2009, 12:58
OK, this may be a bit of a dumb question but I don't have access to any rule books at the mo. I bought a box of the plastic orcs and warg riders a few years back but never did anything with them. With War of the ring coming out my interest has been piqued again and I set about organising the minis into companies and decided to order a second box of orcs. Now, the box on the GW website says it now contains 8 w/shield 8/bow and 8/2 handers - no spears! Do orcs still get access to spears? If so are they only available in metal?

Thanks for any assistance

The Muster of Rohan
04-03-2009, 14:04
It's the same sprue there's been since the Return of the King boxed game in 2003. 8 Orcs with shield, 8 with bow, 4 with spear and 4 with two-handed weapon. The website is (gasp) wrong!

jaws900
04-03-2009, 18:40
You will need 2 boxes any ways so you can have a companie of Bowmen and 2-handers. With the 2 boxes you will have
2 Shileds
2 Spears
1 2-Hander
1 Bowmen
3 Warg Riders

iPaint
04-03-2009, 19:28
The sprue contains:
4 orcs with shields and hand weapons
4 orcs with spears
2 orcs with bows
2 orcs with 2h weapons

So, for WotR, 1 box can net you:

2 companies of Orcs with shields
1/2 a company of Orcs with bows
1/2 a company of Orcs with 2h weapons

Squidboy
04-03-2009, 20:21
That's OK then - the box I already have plus another box will see me right. Thanks for the help!

Joewrightgm
05-03-2009, 01:15
remember also: spears don't give any bonuses in War, but you can use them as a back rank to pad shield companies, gaining you more.

Squidboy
05-03-2009, 12:54
remember also: spears don't give any bonuses in War, but you can use them as a back rank to pad shield companies, gaining you more.


THat I did not know.. .but then I don't know a lot about this game past the tidbits I'm picking up on this very useful forum.

That also makes Ipaint's reply make more sense as well...