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 Post subject: Make Isengard Great Again
PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:59 am 
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How's things guys. just throwing this out there.. new thread - old topic

I think Isengard are an awesome force, just look the look of them but i think a few minor changes could be added to them.. not sure if it would work in the real game but would love to see it so something like the following

1. Lurtz - love this guy, wish he was a tad better so it would be more appealing to take him so i suggest add the following rules to his current Fallen Realms profile
(a) Combatant - Lurtz gains the +1 Defense Bonus from carrying a shield, despite also having a bow
(b)Scout Bow - this is an upgrade to his current wargear - range of 18" , Strength of 3 (add a little kick to it)
(C)True Scout Leader - Any army that includes lurtz allow uruk-hai scouts/marauders to gain the defense bonus from a shield ,despite carrying a bow
(d) Just a tweek - lurtz should have the same move distance as mauhur and Uruk-hai Marauders( upgraded scouts)

*Also i might argue to have his wounds on the profile increased by 1,Don't know really what points value you would put on this but maybe increase it by 10-20, there definitely should be one if he gets the extra wound

2. Mauhur - Add extra special rule - Sword Dance(or something) mauhur can use his dual wielding blades to shield( follows same rules for shielding)

3. Ugluk - tweek his special rule - ugluk can use his special rule on any friendly miniature within 4" of him (assuming you need to use it), and maybe (MAYBE) Ugluk can even use this rule EVEN if he is engaged in combat but only and an allied miniature taking part in the same combat i.e fellow side by side fighter guy or even a support(only his own support)

Finally
Troops - Uruk-hai Scouts - Straight forward just change their wargear option from orc bow to a scout bow(listed above)


If you all haven't guessed, i like scouts and wanna see more of them with lurtz

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 Post subject: Re: Make Isengard Great Again
PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:46 am 
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Lol no responses to a topic with a Trump title. Who would have guessed?

That aside Ill be your huckleberry!

Stop. Making. Isengard. Better. Again.

Lol jk but honestly Mauhur doesnt need shielding. He is good for his cost.

Ugluk could be more interesting. No point to take him.

I agree with the scout army. In competitive events there's no point. x bows are much better. Id like to see Lurtz upgraded. Personally i would be happy with +1 attack and 8 inch movement. In addition maybe Narzug's bow rule?

Idk theres a lot you can do. Strength 3 bow would be nice.

If they upgraded him to around 85 points that would be great. One mid tier hero/troop killer.

As for the scout bow....I want to make their shooting better but its tough to not make it overpowered. Strength three bows is good. Plus if they move 8 they can move and shoot 4. But I think it would be balanced with the lowered range and to hit value.

I wish Games Workshop would make smaller army lists.

I.E.:
Isengard Legion
Scouts of Isengard
Dunland

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:01 am 
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ah the title,, ha you may be right there doc

May try out the profile in some house rules games, it would just be nice to see lurtz more often, i don't think the scout bows would be overpowered , they might just br enough of an upgrade for people to consider the scout army more over the same ole same ole, and honestly if they were thing i'd prob take them over the xbows..(although i just spent an hour watchin vrasku and some xbow troops rip a poor rohan army to bits).

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:49 pm 
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Yeah, I dunno. I think Isengard is plenty strong. It's true the scouts are pretty meh, and Lurtz, just from a theme perspective, could really use something. I think its blown out of proportion though because how ridiculous the new hobbit heroes are.
The biggest problem with Isengard, I think, is that the models that are great are so much better then the lower tier ones so you never them.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:42 am 
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I think Lurtz should work like Shagrat with a weaker and a stronger, more beefy profile. 3s in all the right places plus a bow rule.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:24 pm 
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Yeah - I generally don't think that Isengard needs bumps across the board. They're very good right now.

I agree that Lurtz is a pretty meh hero. He's decent, but there's no real case to take him. He's fairly costed, but I'd like to see a beefier profile for him at a higher points cost.

I disagree about Mauhur though. Mauhur is great already. The 8" movement that he can grant to all scouts is really good. And 3 attacks isn't bad either.

Ugluk is OK - If Lurtz got a bump, I'd probably leave him alone.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:34 pm 
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SomeGuy wrote:
ah the title,, ha you may be right there doc

May try out the profile in some house rules games, it would just be nice to see lurtz more often, i don't think the scout bows would be overpowered , they might just br enough of an upgrade for people to consider the scout army more over the same ole same ole, and honestly if they were thing i'd prob take them over the xbows..(although i just spent an hour watchin vrasku and some xbow troops rip a poor rohan army to bits).

Thanks for the reply


The problem is a few things....I have a group I run and I can't just institute house rules. Whenever we've done of a vote in the past some people are very much against them. I have so few people showing up that losing 1 or 2 will slide us to the point of not having a group. If I do it in a fun game just between friends then it just feels like if I enjoy the rules Im wasting time because Ill never be able to use them anyway. You know?

But yeah I'd like to see a scout Isengard. There were orcs encamped with them right in the two towers....but did those orcs run with them or did they show up later? I assumed they were just behind them. But to give them higher movement or not to?

But yeah a scout profile I'd like to see for Uruk Scout:
4/4+ 4 4 1 1 3 8 pts
Upgrade with Mauhur and Lurtz in the army: If your army includes both Lurtz and Mauhur your Scouts may be upgraded to Marauders at the cost of 1 pt. Marauders have movement 8.

Wargear:
Shield- 1pt
Scout bow- 1pt a scout bow has range 18 and strength of 3.

Army Bonus: Some ideas....but I dont want to make it too overpowered. I thought maybe something with free 'at the double's or perhaps more bows but they didnt really have a lot....I also thought maybe +1 to their courage when charging terrifying enemies because they got all riled up by Saruman and charged the fellowship with zero fear. Idk.....


As for Lurtz this is how Id like his profile:

5/3+ 5 6 3 2 5 Might/Will/Fate: 3/1/1/
He would be better at shooting, and he often would be the army leader so courage would help. Their courage in this army would be TRASH. 4 or less for all heroes. I think its fair to add 5 to Lurtz. He just wanted bloodlust anyway.
Wargear:
Shield
Scout bow
As for special rules, not sure. I was trying to think of things that werent op.

I like this one....
If Lurtz wounds with his bow, he may fire an additonal shot up to a maximum of three.

Its not that powerful because you need to hit, and then wound with only a strength three bow. So to max the rule you need a 3/5/3/5/3/5 with most armies. The odds are not there. But it can be a might boosted cool shot type of thing. Hell he got Boromir with 3 shots. Probably used all his might. Lol!

McGarnacle wrote:
I think Lurtz should work like Shagrat with a weaker and a stronger, more beefy profile. 3s in all the right places plus a bow rule.


Without trying to be a jerk, just no.....

Lurtz showed up for all of 10 minutes of battle and got shots on a distracted Boromir, and couldnt keep up with tired Aragorn for more than a minute before being bested.

3's in all the right places is reserved for the top fighters of their respective massive armies. Lurtz didnt do anything to deserve that.

You really want that? You can ally in Shagrat, black guard and Mordor Uruks. They will work with Isengard and work with fury for them.


Men are weak wrote:
Yeah - I generally don't think that Isengard needs bumps across the board. They're very good right now.

I agree that Lurtz is a pretty meh hero. He's decent, but there's no real case to take him. He's fairly costed, but I'd like to see a beefier profile for him at a higher points cost.

I disagree about Mauhur though. Mauhur is great already. The 8" movement that he can grant to all scouts is really good. And 3 attacks isn't bad either.

Ugluk is OK - If Lurtz got a bump, I'd probably leave him alone.


Mauhur is a great profile for his points. Fight/Strength 5 and 3 attacks for a bit less than 65 points wow.....

I'd agree about Lurtz though. But I still see a reason to take him if you do Isengard without Saruman. He adds a bow, three might, and is a decent profile compared to a captain. They are different but both ok. But yeah totally agree still want him better.

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