Orc Raiders

Orc Raiders

Orc Raiders

Orc Raiders

The Orc nation has even more enthusiasm than the Iron Dwarves when it comes to exploring, or rather raiding, in the Uncharted Seas. The aggressive advance of the Orc Raiders into the Darnak Cluster is led by the Orcs of the Grothgarda Tribe, driven as they are by their Chieftain King Lothar.

The ships of the Grothgarda outnumber those of any other tribe by four to one, making them the dominant aggressor – and Lothar never lets the less chieftains forget who has the largest army! Three other tribes do, however, have substantial fleets in the Uncharted Seas: Aslauga, Hilmegga and Wechtas tribes.

The Grothgarda forges produce the majority of Orc war vessels, and are responsible for the overall design of the mighty war barges that strike fear in the hearts of their enemies. They are the only forges in the Orc lands capable of casting the massive bronze cannons and iron armour plates, which they transport to The Darnak Cluster to supply the shipwrights there.

Orc Raiders - Pillager Assualt Cruiser (deck detail)

Orc Raiders - Pillager Assualt Cruiser (deck detail)

King Lothar keeps a firm hand on the production of warships and their sale to the other tribes, and ensures that his fleet captains are at least adventurous and inquisitive, even if he cannot appoint intelligent captains instead. He technically has dominion over all Orcs, although the lesser tribes usually follow their own limited agendas, and the Uncharted Seas is so spread out that it is not uncommon for his warlords to ignore the orders he sends to them.

Orc Raiders - Warcroc Class Frigate (Fore)

Orc Raiders - Warcroc Class Frigate (Fore)

The King is not foolish enough to stretch his forces too thinly, but his aggression does sometimes leave his forces exposed. Like a Troll eats its enemy, the Orc view to war is a simple one: kill them all – but one piece at a time!