I know what your saying, but that isnt really what I was talking about. I was just listing things that could
be done. What I was trying to point out was that for a faction that completely depended on foot warriors most of the time, they have very little infantry depth. I would think it would neat and
original to add things like a speicalist orc horde that was terrible against units but could do good damage against buildings, or maybe a small range troop that was good against, i dont know, pikemen. Not enough range to make them like archers, but just enough to make them be able to take down some units before infantry can reach them. I agree that just making it like other factions would be boring, and it would go completely against what I was trying to say. With the 3 groups of infantry, one could be orcs, one black orcs, and maybe a very expensive, but gigantic troop. You could call it, for example , an orc legion
. It would be the oposite of the Isengard Beserker. These are just a few things you could do. All I was really trying to say was that it was weird for what was, in the books and the movies, a soldier faction, to be unable to win with soldiers! You have to build trolls or siege to win as Mordor, without going Isengard and getting elite fully upgraded troops. Most of Mordor's attacks in the books relied on overwhellming infantry forces (the black gate, osgiliath). I just think that without the evil men part of the faction, they have lost a lot of infantry depth, and I think it would be cool to make them as diverse as Evil Men is becoming.
PS: I completely agree that mordor is not exatctly like goblins, but what I was trying to say was it is almost becoming a sort of faction with recycled bits of other factions. Goblin Infantry and Monsters + Isengard Cavalry and Siege + Unique Heros = Mordor. This is not exatcly true, Mordor does have original bits (drummer troll, attack troll), but the similarities where what I was trying to point out
Edited by Zyzzyva, 08 July 2007 - 05:19 PM.
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