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Orc Warfare

To defeat your enemy, you must understand him. This volume offers an indispensable analysis of the most vicious killers of all - orcs. Born and bred for war, they are an awful, brutish, violent species and, despite their constant infighting and backstabbing, their horde armies remain a dire threat to all races. To them, war is life. Beginning with an examination of the fighting methods of the individual orc warrior, the book expands to look at how they do battle in their small warbands and in vast armies. Using vivid, illuminating illustrations, it reveals the tactics, technology and disposition of all the orc troop types, from lightly armed archers and heavily armored shock troops to their wolf cavalry and siege engines, uncovering startling regional variations and highly specialized fighters such as beserkers and battle shamans. Finally, it will explore specific key battles that orcs have fought in to develop the fullest possible understanding of these loathsome, terrifying creatures and the ways in which they go to war.
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Table of Contents

Introduction /The Orc and Orc Varieties /Warband and Horde /Orc Troop Types /Orc Tactics /Allies /Orc Victories

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A comprehensive guide to orc warfare that looks at weapons, tactics and troop types as well as famous battles, rendered in an arresting narrative, and augmented by fantastic, signature Osprey artwork.

About the Author

Chris Pramas is an award-winning game designer, writer, and publisher. He is best known as the designer of the Dragon Age RPG and Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, 2nd Edition, and as the founder and President of Green Ronin Publishing. He has been a creative director at Wizards of the Coast and Flying Lab Software and a lead writer at Vigil Games. Green Ronin continues to thrive under his leadership, publishing roleplaying games like Mutants & Masterminds, DC Adventures, and A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying. Hauke was born 1965 in Northern Germany. As a child, he fell into a cask of ink and hasn't been able to stop drawing since then. After going to college to study graphic design, he worked as both an illustrator and an author. Hauke has worked on books on numerous different themes, such as dinosaurs, vampires, monsters, romans, vikings, knights, and many more. His rare leisure time is filled up with reading novels and comic books, watching films, painting, playing football with his sons, or running rapidly through the lovely landscape near Kiel, Germany.

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