Chainmail Set 3: Orc Champion
By Bruce R. Cordell and Rob Heinsoo
Model: Orc Champion
Faction: Drazens Horde
Why It Rocks: Hes the Orc who breaks the rules for how the Horde usually fights. Instead of being fast, hes got high armor. Instead of being difficult to control, hes a troop wholl follow orders.
Tricks and Tactics: If youre going to play just one Orc Champion, he makes a great bodyguard for your leader. If you opt to play multiple Orc Champions, youll have the most disciplined force Drazens Horde can field. Youll probably even have the command to take advantage of the Orc Champions one-shot ranged attacks. The Champions arent Fearless, but unlike faster Orcs that run off the table when they fail a morale save, a routing Orc Champion likely will stay on the table.
Though the Orc Champion is slower than other unarmored Orcs, its still quicker than Dwarves. If youre not going to take advantage of the Hobgoblin Adepts 4 command points and bulls strength spell, team up the Orc Champion with the Hobgoblin Fighter for a medium-speed warband that has a chance of beating the Dwarves of Mordengard at their own melee game.
Enemies Who Hate to See It: No one seems particularly scared of the Orc Champion until it has carried the battle against them multiple times using multiple tactics. Its just a solid all-around fighter.
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