View Full Version : morannon orcs-shields or not?

01-06-2009, 17:01
I'm building my first wotr mordor army right now. I haven't yet played a game. I'm wondering if I should glue on the shields on my morannon orcs or leave them without. Any advice/rationale would be greatly appreciated.

01-06-2009, 17:15
Absolutely. The +2 defense means a -1 to hit and kill them for every dice rolled to their front. It's easily worth the extra 5 points per company.

01-06-2009, 17:45
I tend to polarise my orcs.

The cheap crummy mordor orks get 2Hers to dish out the beats while being expendable and dying a lot. (They get all the suicide missions too)

The expencive and elite moranon orks get shields, because theyre special and I want them to live.

01-06-2009, 19:22
I see no teason not to give shields. Even if its the full 6 company formation, its only 30 pts...

01-06-2009, 20:39
Always give morannon shields. D7 common formations is a rarity in evil, and ours is pretty damned cheap for what it does.