Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Isengard Uruk-Hai Scout Command

With the Causeway piece completed, I'll be turning my terrain building activity back to Balin's Tomb, I think... but looking forward again, to model requirements for the ongoing Fellowship Campaign and on to the Two Towers I have recently completed more Uruk-Hai scouts and command figures to lead them...

These figures will be required for the Amon Hen scenario, and on through the Isengard versus Rohan scenarios of the Two Towers, where they will feature in the Battles of the Fords of Isen, the Burning of the WestFold and of course Helms Deep...


All metal figures this time... but they will compliment the plastic set of Uruk-Hai scouts I completed a couple of months back now...


Scout banner above and drummer below... these came out as a twin pack some time ago, probably as part of the required releases for the WOTR game. The banner I can certainly use but the drummer no longer has specific stats in the current SBG game.

There is an orc drummer in the Mordor list, who is a character hero so perhaps I could borrow his stats and abilities as an 'ally' and proxy this figure into the force that way? Would need a bit of a houserule players agreement to pull off... otherwise it can simply be a regular Uruk scout just to use the cool figure... love the thigh bone as a drum stick!


Next up is Mauhur... Mauhur wasn't in the movies but does feature in the book, although more as reference by Ugluk, when he talks of other scout warbands in the area...

If you take Mauhur, you can upgrade your scouts to 'marauders', increasing their move from 6" to 8".

Mauhur

Another uruk leader is Vrasku, with his famed crossbow. Vrasku didnt make it into the monies but he is creditted in the books as being the one to shoot down Theodred at the First Battle of the Fords of Isen. He was later killed by Erkenbrand, at the Second battle at the Ford...

Vrasku
Lurtz, needs no introduction!A well know Uruk Leader from the movies, but not one from the book! Never the less he is a very useful commander of the Uruks, and is clearly required for the Amon Hen scenario!

Lurtz
More metal Uruks with shields, to bolster the numbers of troops I need at Amon Hen...

Uruk Scouts

20 comments:

  1. Nice work Scott. I don't think I I have seen that Uruk banner bearer before, very nice figure. I recall the drummer been released! Those original metal Uruk scouts still rank as some of my favourite LORT figures.

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  2. Awesome! Time to end the age of men and begin the time of the ORC!
    Cheers

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  3. Excellent stuff! I finished some Veterans of Osgiliath last night, time to have a look in the tin mountain, I am almost sure I have some of these guys waiting to be painted.

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  4. Splendid stuff. Uruks are my favourite LotR figures.

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  5. Very well done. Really a intimidating set of Orcs...

    Cheers
    Stefan

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  6. Great work on these guys Scott! Lurtz is particularly impressive!

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  7. I have just been reminded by Tom Candlin, that there were stats for the Uruk Drummer In the Errata/FAQ sheet for the Fallen realms forces. 40 points and works just like the Mordor Orc drummer though affects Uruks..., not orcs... Thanks Tom!

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    1. The scary bit now is, if you take Mauhur, his Marauders have their base move increased from 6" to 8"... Could you combine this effect with the Drummers effect which would add a further 3" to their move? That would make them faster than cavalry!

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    2. Yes you can, and it's awesome! Nothing like an army that moves double the speed of your opponent to throw them off their game plan.

      Nice work on the uruks Scott. Keep up the good work!

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    3. Now that is interesting, and would no doubt unsettle some foes!
      Cheers :)

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    4. Drummer moves 6". Think about that...

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    5. He is too slow to support maruders. He is only usefull for other Isengard units.

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    6. Konrad - thats a good point, thanks!

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    7. Kind of late getting to this post, but one more thing to follow up what Zorro said: if you're not in a hurry to engage in melee and you run Uruk Marauders with Orc bows, you can move 5.5" and still shoot, which basically means you can shoot while moving at (roughly) normal speed. Don't generally like having lots of Uruk archers to do this, but it can be handy.

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  8. Impressive figures, Scott. Love the banner and the face paint.

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  9. Nice work Scott. As previously mentioned the fact they can move faster than cavalry gives a new perspective to playing as Uruk-hai scouts on the field.

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  10. Great looking figures Scott. The Uruk Hai have some of the nicest figures in the LOTR range Well on the evil side anyway.

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  11. Uruk Hai the evil hands of Saruman they look lovely.

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