Orc Warfare (“Non”-Fiction) – Sean’s Pick, 062615

Talk about your immersion! Globally-revered game designer and wargame enthusiast, Green Ronin’s own Chris Pramas, brings you a look at orc military structure and warfare in a way that lets you totally suspend disbelief and really get into the nitty-gritty of this ubiquitous fantasy race. Orc Warfare is not a game manual, but a treatise that reads like a historian’s colorful review and analysis.

Born and bred for war, orcs are a nasty, brutish, violent race and, despite their propensity for infighting and backstabbing, their horde armies remain a dire threat to all races.

This book compiles all of the information known about these vicious killers and how they practice war. From an initial examination of the fighting methods of the individual orc warrior, it expands to look at how they do battle in both small warbands and in vast armies.

It covers all of their forces from lightly armed archers and heavily armored shock troops to their wolf cavalry and siege engines, making note of regional variations and highly specialized fighters such as berserkers and charioteers.

Also covered are the various allied contingents that often march to war with orcs such as trolls and human mercenaries. Finally, the book examines a few specific battles in great detail in order to fully demonstrate the orc way of war.

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