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Raelifin
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Slave Unit

Post by Raelifin »

I have an idea for a slave unit. The unit would be incredibly weak and cheap, being great for slowing the enemy down and occupying villiages. It would be used primarily by Orcs in campains.

Here are the stats I wisked up on the fly. Needs tweaking.

Human Slave

Level 0
Cost 5
Race Human
Faction Northerners
Alignment Neutral
Moves 5
HP 10
Melee Attack
Unarmed (Impact, 2-2)

Terrain Modifiers
Sand 2, 30%
Grassland 1, 30%
Forest 2, 40%
Cave 2, 40%
Deep_water -- --
Hills 2, 40%
Canyon -- --
Swamp_water 3, 20%
Village 1, 60%
Tundra 2, 30%
Castle 1, 60%
Shallow_water 3, 20%
Cavewall -- -- Mountains 3, 50%

Resistances: Holy 20%

Human slaves are used in Orcish military as arrow fodder, distractions and suicide advance troops. Slave warfare is often succesful due to enemies refusing to shoot their own people, allowing the main Orc force to advance to close range.

If you have anything to add to the concept or balance please speak up!
Edit: I was looking at the walking corpse and it seems mine is greatly underpowered....
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Post by turin »

Well, honestly, I don't see the conceptual difference between this guy and the peasant. The peasant does cost slightly more, and is slightly better, but other than that would be used in mostly the same way.
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Post by Belwar »

for once i agree with you turin this unit is the same thing and is actually worse. i would rather pay a little more for the peasant.
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Post by Raelifin »

Wow, the terrain stats are almost exactly the same. Perhaps its not worth discussing the idea for this unit when a similar one is already published.

The point was to make that sort of unit for the orcs.

I think the stats would be better with these changes:
Change gold to 4
Change attack to Fist (Impact, 5-2)

At this point I'm happy enough with the concept I dont realy need any more input. Post if you feel like it, just dont feel obligated to.
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Post by dtw »

will it make the game better?
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Post by turin »

Raelifin wrote:The point was to make that sort of unit for the orcs.
Just wondering; are you aware of the existence of the Goblin Spearman?

So, now, I can see the purpose of this unit, but only for a campaign. Not as a general unit.
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Post by Belwar »

honestly i dont see the point of incorperating this unit because i dont see how it can make the game better
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Post by Elvish_Pillager »

Belwar wrote:honestly i dont see the point of incorperating this unit because i dont see how it can make the game better
That is both against the rules of the Ideas forum, and also is not a valid argument.
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Post by Raelifin »

Actually, I agree with Belwar. I had the idea to do a unit and this was mostly to be an art chalenge. I figured I'd post some stats in this forum for kicks but I realy think that the unit has no use outside of campains.
And, as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!
-Lewis Carroll "Jabberwocky"
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