Set 2: Orc Trooper
By Bruce R. Cordell and Rob Heinsoo
It Rocks: This booster model is efficiently priced for basic combat
utility. Orc Troopers dont have a lot of health, but at the price,
you can bring scads of them to the table. When they hit, they inflict
2 blunt damage -- whats more, the Orc Trooper costs less than the
Gnoll Warrior per point of damage inflicted with a hit.
and Tactics: Simple -- bring five Orc Troopers to the table for a
total cost of just 20 points. Overwhelm your enemies with numbers (and
get the flanking bonus to boot). As with any nondifficult troop, a commander
can easily maneuver the Orc Trooper, as well as give one or more of them
the 2-point command for +2 bonus to attack rolls. Unfortunately, these
troopers are cowardly, their morale easily broken. Amusingly, their cowardly
demeanor has little real effect in combat; if they sustain a hit, they
are either knocked down or killed -- they dont run.
Who Hate to See It: Because an Orc Trooper inflicts blunt damage,
skeletal creatures are far more vulnerable to them than to other enemies
-- there is no better ratio of unit price to blunt damage in the game
than this model.
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