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?

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Minas Morgul 600 Point Army List

This army list was my first Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game army list. It is a Mordor list using the Minas Morgul roster. I played this list at Mayhem in the Mountains in 2010 and for about a year before that. This army list was created with Army Builder.

This picture is of alot of Mordor figures, but not the exact army list described.

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