Ages ago I saw a great video on YouTube.
I can’t link it because YouTube is unavailable here but it was by a guy called Shadiversity and was about what fantasy weapons fantasy creatures would really use.
In it he made a good case for orcs being strong, but maybe not accurate archers.
This bring me to KoW and one of the things that bugs me the most.
Big strong Orcs use short bows.
Puny chattering goblins use regular bows.
Now people might say goblins are more likely to practice a ranged weapon as they are cowards and Orcs are too lazy to practice. Well yes. But orcs are strong enough to pull a bigger bow.
As a fun rules change, and one that I don’t see unbalancing things too much because orcs don’t have a lot of shooting choices (skulks, skulk rides, skulk chariots, skulk leader)
I propose giving the orcs with short bows piercing (1).
Orcs draw a mean bow, but are terrible at aiming which limits their effective range.
This would make orc archers ones that get few hits but hit hard when they do.
May need points adjustments but I think it is a flavorsome change.
What do you all think?