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Old July 10th, 2020, 05:23 PM
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Workbook of Ugluk - Design (Fellowship B)

NAME = Ugluk

GENERAL = UTGAR
UNIQUENESS = Unique Hero
CLASS = Leader
PERSONALITY = Merciless
SIZE/HEIGHT = MEDIUM/5?

LIFE = 6
MOVE = 6
RANGE = 1
ATTACK = 3
DEFENSE = 4
POINTS = 120

(More definitive powers)

URUK OF THE WHITE HAND
When Ugluk rolls an attack against a human figure add 1 additional attack die.

SARUMAN'S COMMAND
All Orcs and Uruk-Hai you control may move an additional space. Ugluk is not affected by Sauroman's Command.

(Other possible powers)

GET IN LINE
When an Orc or Uruk-Kai rolls a 20-sided die and they are within 4 clear sight spaces of Ugluk you may add 1 to that roll. After the roll has been made you may place a wound marker on Ugluk and reroll the 20-sided die for that power but you must keep the new result.

KEEP MOVING
At the end of the round you may choose up to 4 Orcs or Uruk-hai that you control within clear sight of Ugluk and move them each 1 space. Any figures moved by Keep Moving will take any leaving engagement attacks.

ORDERS OF THE WHITE HAND
After taking a turn with Ugluk you may reveal the X order marker on him and if you do then take a turn with any friendly Orc or Uruk-Hai squad.

Last edited by Chris Perkins; August 8th, 2020 at 08:25 PM. Reason: Set Class=Leader & Points=120
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Old July 10th, 2020, 05:24 PM
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Old July 12th, 2020, 03:09 PM
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Re: Workbook of Ugluk - Design (Fellowship B)

I am a fan of the statline on this guy. He is tough and reflects what a bulky Orc leader should be. 6 life is going to ensure that he survives for quite a while, even against other good melee units. He also makes the Orcs of Valhalla look a little tame, which I'm fine with. If he gets to testing with that statline I'm going to assume that he is probably 100 - 120 point figure which could justify either 2 or 3 powers at the same time.

If he lands in that ballpark then I feel like we should consider Orders of the White Hand or some power that places wounds on him, some sort of brutality themed power perhaps.
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Re: Workbook of Ugluk - Design (Fellowship B)

I check on official LotR sources and it said that Ugl˙k is a Captain in the army and he is merciless in battle. I think that we should use this. 120 points is a great starting point for this figure.

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Old July 15th, 2020, 02:57 PM
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Re: Workbook of Ugluk - Design (Fellowship B)

I like merciless - I agree it's a good textual fit and it doesn't cause any bonding / boosting issues that I'm aware of. I'll update the OP to be 'Merciless'.

Regarding 'Captain' - I don't know of any classic figures that have this class. Are there any C3V that do? From this list:
https://heroscape.fandom.com/wiki/Category:Class
The closest fit I see is "Leader", which also fits and doesn't cause any bonding issues.

Thoughts on "Leader" v. "Captain" v. [Other]?
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Re: Workbook of Ugluk - Design (Fellowship B)

I feel that it's fine to use tanks as a class when they have leadership authority. At the same time SGT Drake just has his built into his name.

I'm good with Leader, perhaps Commander (it's a title given to certain modern captains).
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Re: Workbook of Ugluk - Design (Fellowship B)

To sum up the previous discussion, I've gone ahead and made the following changes:
- set points to 120
- set class = leader

I have an idea for a 3rd power for Ugluk that combines his "brutality" that we've been trying to capture with conditional bonding, which we do not have in any orc hero to date. Here's the power:

ORC BRUTALITY INSPIRATION
When Ugluk destroys a figure, you may immediately take a turn with any orc army card you control. Any figure activated during this turn must begin their turn within 4 clear sight spaces of Ugluk.

Wording could probably use some work, but I think this gets the idea across as a starting point. Might need to increase his points a bit (140?) if we add this power.
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Re: Workbook of Ugluk - Design (Fellowship B)

Yes, Orc Brutality inspiration communicates aggression, command and control over his hostile forces. I like that one a lot.

The 140 point range could see justification, simply for the fact that this guy is morphing into a unit that has some Marcus Demacius vibes for me. Definitely useful and says "pick me for Orcs." Which I like a lot.

I'll think if I can help clean up that wording any, for now it's very clear what the intent is.
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Re: Workbook of Ugluk - Design (Fellowship B)

@MasterScaper1 any thoughts on this new power idea ("Orc Brutality Inspiration")? I like the idea of having something like this and increasing the point value up a bit. Really a "General" for the Uruk build similar to Shiftrex's comparison to Marcus.

I think this card is a little less far along than Lurtz, but that's because it's more important to fit Ugluk into the core Uruk-Hai build, whereas Lurtz seems like he'll be more of a stand-alone-ish hero (which I'm fine with) with only minor boosting.
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Re: Workbook of Ugluk - Design (Fellowship B)

Wish we could just upvote a post.

This guy will definitely set the precedent for where we need to bring any future Uruk-hai cards. I like the tone he sets though and after coming back from our break with a fresh look... I like the inclusion of that third power. Reminds me of another B-rank faction that I like a lot, the Durgeth Ravagers which has a similar tone to the aggression we want.
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