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  1. Warhamsters 10/17

    I'm in!
  2. Tuesday game day!!!! Warhamsters!!!!

    I've got a 9th Age game with Jake!
  3. Warhamsters Assemble!! September 26th

    By bringing her down to game night with the Warhamsters and out for beer after? If Eli can get away with it...
  4. Warhamsters Assemble!! September 26th

    Both of those scenarios piss me off. :P
  5. Warhamsters Assemble!! September 26th

    Everyone is knee deep in the post apocalypse. Want to play 9th Age?
  6. Curiousity... Orcs with shields?

    Correct. Common Orcs don't have enough killing power for paired weapons to be much of a multiplier.
  7. Curiousity... Orcs with shields?

    Neat.
  8. Curiousity... Orcs with shields?

    I recognize that about DL, but I'm pretty sure Sirens would wreck Orcs as well. Also VC and UD have T4 infantry available to them (Ghouls or Terracotta Skeletons).
  9. Curiousity... Orcs with shields?

    All of this said though... I don't think Common Orcs with shields are a good unit choice. I think 'Eadbashers with paired weapons are a much better way to spend your Core points.
  10. Curiousity... Orcs with shields?

    I'm counting for the S4 in the first round of combat in those tests. Also most infantry are not T3. Here's the rundown for the army books on choices for Core infantry: BH: T4 DH: T4 DE: T3 ID: T4 DL: T4 KoE: T3 OK: T4 SA: T4 OnG: T4 WDG: T4 VC: T3 UD: T3 SE: T3 VS: T3 EoS: T3 HE: T3 So you have an even split, 8 armies with T4 and 8 with T3. Of the T3 armies, 3 of the 7 are elite Elf armies that would likely win a head-to-head against Orcs and 2 of the 7 are Undead armies that aren't breaking from combat and are raising troops back so winning by a small margin doesn't matter. Orcs with paired weapons are going to beat Rats and Humans in combat, but that's about it unless they're going against more chaff-like units such as Skinks or Scraplings. Here's a combat against some Elves to prove the point: [520] Orcs x 40: shields, full command vs [500] Citizen Spears x 30: full command I5 - Elves attack 21 times, 14.07 hits, 4.64 wounds, 3.11 unsaved, 3 wounds I2 - Orcs attack 11 times, 5.5 hits, 3.69 wounds, 3.06 unsaved, 3 wounds [520] Orcs x 40: paired weapons, full command vs [500] Citizen Spears x 30: full command I5 - Elves attack 21 times, 17.43 hits, 5.75 wounds, 4.77 unsaved, 5 wounds I2 - Orcs attack 16 times, 8 hits, 5.36 wounds, 4.45 unsaved, 4 wounds
  11. Curiousity... Orcs with shields?

    Let's do an experiment: Orcs x 40: shields, full command vs Generic WS4/S4/T4/I3/1A/4+AS Opponent x 30 I3 - Opponent attacks 11 times, 5.5 hits, 2.75 wounds, 2.28 unsaved, 2 wounds I2 - Orcs attack 11 times, 5.5 hits, 2.75 wounds, 1.84 unsaved, 2 wounds or Orcs x 40: paired weapons, full command vs Generic WS4/S4/T4/I3/1A/4+AS Opponent x 30 I3 - Opponent attacks 11 times, 7.37 hits, 3.69 wounds, 4 wounds I3 - Orcs attack 16 times, 8 hits, 4 wounds, 2.68 unsaved, 3 wounds The experiment shows us that against a superior opponent, shields are a better choice. I'm not going to run the numbers, but I can pretty much tell you that conversely against an inferior opponent, paired weapons or spears would be a better choice. I can also tell you that Common Orcs aren't really a superior unit to that many things in the game so overall you're probably going to be better off running them with shields. Now 'Eadbashers on the other hand...
  12. Curiousity... Orcs with shields?

    I consider a 50x unit of trash to be little more than a different style of chaff. That block isn't there to win a combat against your combat unit, it's there to keep you occupied so that he can focus his attention on combats that count and then maybe end up getting a flank/rear charge on your block if you're still tied up, or maybe just divide and conquer you to death. That said, a 50x block of trash still isn't going to stand up to a dedicated combat block for very long, even with Steadfast in the mix.
  13. Warhamsters 9/12 - Game Night!

    Going to put this thread up early this time! Looking for 9th Age or Armada as usual. Would also probably be up for a board game.
  14. Looks like no one has started a thread for tonight yet! I'd like to play some 9th Age or possibly some Armada or possibly a board game. Gents and/or ladies?
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