Orc "Cavalry"

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Re: Orc "Cavalry"

Postby bvandewalker » 12 Jun 2014, 01:48

mrinku wrote:I've not run across the Japanese having any tradition of animated skeletons in their folklore; their ghosts and demons are pretty fleshed out as a rule, though often bizarre. Long hair and no feet, for example.

Kitbashing is definitely the way to go for armoured skellies.

Considering they have no vital organs and have to be smashed, and are magic anyway, you can give 'em whatever save you like.

If the game system allows it, reduce or remove the chance of a critical on them from slashing or piercing weapons. Raw damage would probably be about the same, since spears and swords still break bones, and theirs have no flesh padding.


It is one of those things I think they have some where, animated skellies do show up in their old silkscreen paintings and shown on the more modern survival guides.

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and than there is the bone woman:

http://yokai.com/honeonna/

plus they have a freaking skeletal whale zombie.

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So I think skeleton warriors would fit right in even if it isn't in the old legends.

Edit: They also have this big fella:

http://yokai.com/gashadokuro/
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Re: Orc "Cavalry"

Postby mrinku » 12 Jun 2014, 16:30

Cool. Hadn't run across Gasha Dokuro or the whales before.
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Re: Orc "Cavalry"

Postby Luoshangzhi » 13 Jun 2014, 01:06

Focus, people focus! Picture orcs riding these charging at some hapless army of humans or elves or dwarves:


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Re: Orc "Cavalry"

Postby mrinku » 13 Jun 2014, 04:01

Luoshangzhi wrote:Focus, people focus! Picture orcs riding these charging at some hapless army of humans or elves or dwarves:


Or less well equipped Orcs!
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Re: Orc "Cavalry"

Postby Lord_Bryon » 26 Jun 2014, 22:28

Browsing the interwebs I found this. I think someone read Leland's rant about Entelodont mounts.

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Seeing this makes me desire plastic versions for my orcs even more.

Lonnie, if posting this is in bad form please remove it. I certainly would not like to offend our gracious host.
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Re: Orc "Cavalry"

Postby Lonnie » 27 Jun 2014, 06:44

Hey, if we don't currently make it, or have immediate plans to make it, I wouldn't worry about it as it spreads the hobby.
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Re: Orc "Cavalry"

Postby Jack007 » 16 Sep 2014, 17:42

Lord_Bryon wrote:Browsing the interwebs I found this. I think someone read Leland's rant about Entelodont mounts.
Seeing this makes me desire plastic versions for my orcs even more.

OHHHHHHH I can so see your point and agree with you Bryon. Those would make for some 'hellaciously' brutal war mounts. Its as if they were actually bred specifically for Orcs'.
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