Sunday, November 13, 2011

Cirith Ungol 600 Point Army List

I am trying out a new feature on the blog where I post an army list for the Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game every Sunday. So far I have posted my Minas Morgul and Rangers of Ithillian lists

So this is a new army that I will be making for the Lord of the Rings. It is a Mordor List using the Cirith Ungol roster. Even though this is a Cirith Ungol list there will be no Shelob. The army is led by Shagrat and is packed full of Mordor Uruk-Hai backed up by regular Orcs.  Unfortunately, since this is a new list and none of those Uruk-Hai are painted yet, I don't have a picture to show you.

You may have noticed that the biggest weakness of both armies that I have already posted is they are all Strength 3.  This army has 24 strength 4 Uruk-Hai, 12 that are carrying two handed weapons.  I am expecting that this will go a long way to cracking high defense armies.
600 Pts - Cirith Ungol Roster - Cirith Ungol Horde

600 Pts - Cirith Ungol Roster - Cirith Ungol Horde

Uruk-Hai of Cirith Ungol (25#, 326 pts)
   1 Shagrat, War Leader, 110 pts (Hand Weapon; Shield of Cirith Ungol; Heavy Armour)
   12 Mordor Uruk-Hai w/Shields, 108 pts (Hand Weapon; Armour; Shield)
   12 Mordor Uruk-Hai w/Two Handed Weapons, 108 pts (Hand Weapon; Two-Handed Weapon; Armour)

Orcs of Cirith Ungol (30#, 274 pts)
   1 Gorz, Orc Captain, 45 pts (Hand Weapon; Armour; Shield)
   1 Orc Drummer, 40 pts (Advance!; Hand Weapon; Armour)
   1 Orc Banner Bearer, 30 pts (Hand Weapon; Armour; Banner)
   12 Orc Warriors w/Spears & Shields, 84 pts (Hand Weapon; Spear; Armour; Shield)
   15 Orc Trackers, 75 pts (Hand Weapon; Orc Bow; Armour)

Heroes: 3
Warriors: 52
Total Model Count: 55
Total Roster Cost: 600

Army Strengths:

  • 24 Strength 4 Uruk-Hai means only needing 5s instead of 6s to kill a defense 6 model. 12 Two-handed weapons should help alot as well.
  • Fight 4 on the Uruk-Hai will help win tied fights as well.
  • Lots of orc spearmen to support the Uruk-Hai fighting one handed.
  • Shagrat is a beast with the Shiled of Cirith Ungol that knocks down enemies when he charges.
  • The Orc Drummer affects every model in the army, so +3 inches of movement to everyone within 12 inches. This should make getting to objectives much quicker.
  • 15 Orc Trackers should provide a good base of shooting.
  • Super high model count of 55.  I think anything over 50 is officially a horde.
Army Weaknesses:

  • The Mordor Uruk-Hai will be defense 4 or 5. The Orcs will be defense 5 and the Trackers are defense 3. This is a bit on the low side. Could turn ugly if I start losing a lot of fights.
  • I am sure there are other weaknesses but they probably won't be apparent until I get the army assembled and play a few games.

The army list was created with Army Builder.

Next Sunday: Eagles of the Misty Mountains Army List

Also coming soon on the blog: Painting Minas Tirath Knights, more Gondor Units, MERCS maybe?

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