Blood of Gruumsh
The Orcs are here! Grab your d20 and start building Borderlands. Part I of a 3 part arc featuring the miniatures in the new set is here. And so are the stats for nine of the ten minis...
WoTC has released all-new minis in the Blood of Gruumsh set, and that means ten new stat cards to liven up the DDM scene. This first installment of the Orcs lists nine of them, we’ve tried to take them in some interesting directions.
For example, the War Druid is the first Orc to have a line attack; a jet of acid that makes combustible things catch fire. The Orcbound Owlbear is Orc-trained battlefield fodder that fights best when the Druid is close by. There are Orc Rangers that are trained to hunt men, and an Orc Chieftain who is smart enough to know when an underling has a good idea. There are slaver orcs that are professionals, who fight more like they belong in civilization, and Wereboar Mercenaries that drag along a little mascot boar.
Did I mention the Ogre lord that reliably does 30 damage and has ridiculous resilience? I probably should, since he is one of my favorite ogre sculpts ever. This guy may not be current canon, but he is dead-on! Kudos to Peter Lee on this set !
UPDATE: I've now enabled this link to go straight to the Deluxe Blood of Gruumsh release!
(so some of the following text may be a little dated).
Some of these creatures will certainly make it into your warbands. I’m looking forward to seeing these new sculpts in play on the table. Did I mention how much I liked the Ogre?
Still, you will notice that one miniature is missing. The Orc Cleric. That leaves a lingering question.
Is this miniature just a resculpt, or do we have new, unique stats for him?
Tune in next week to find out.