I had arranged two separate games for my new Orc warband as I wanted to try out the monster rules by using a massive Troll. My warband consisted of an Orc Leader with Sword and Shield, an Orc Champion armed similar, 2 x Orc Spearmen, 2 x Orc Archers and the Troll.
First game was against Simons Saxon Warband who had come to cleanse Midgard of the rampaging Orcs. Defending a small hamlet with a river running across the potential battleground the Saxons took up position to halt the Orcs advance over the bridge, whilst also looking to cover ford near the cottage.
The Orcs quickly took possession of the small hovel and the archers gained a good position on the roof, raining dark fletched arrows into the mass of Saxon defenders. Luckily for the Human Warriors their shields and armour deflected many of the barbed missiles with only a few minor wounds.
Game two and I was up against Mikes Dwarven Slayers. I tweaked the warband slightly (as this was not a campaign and just one off games it was good to try new skills and see what fitted the Orcs best)
The board and terrain was set up, this time giving a central fence to fight over and then we set up the warbands opposite and commenced carnage. This game was straight forward, no tactical detours or manoeuvres. The Slayers charged straight towards the Orcs raging and swinging their great axes. Unfortunately they ran straight into a hail of arrows from my archers who again had managed to take position on the roof of a building (shooting from height really helps!)
The Spearmen held a few flamed haired stunty slayers in place whilst the combined attacks of the Orc commanders as well as the exerted enraged troll made shirt work of the Dwarves.