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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.

Table of Contents


The Orc and Orc Varieties
Warband and Horde
Orc Troop Types
Orc Tactics
Orc Victories

Product details

Published 20 Jun 2015
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781472810502
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 20 b/w; 9 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Open Book
Short code OBK
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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