#1 Posted by ThisIsGonnaHurt (30088 posts) - - Show Bio

The most powerful army of the ancient world or the fearsome Uruk-hai?

First battle is at Helm's Deep with Romans defending.

Second battle is in the open fields of Rohan.

Third battle is at Isengard itself with the Uruk-hai defending.

Let's say Saruman's been busy and has made untold thousands of Uruk-hai while the Romans are at the height of their military strength.

#2 Posted by Vrakmul (23398 posts) - - Show Bio

The Uruk hai have the advantage of numbers, and the romans have no idea of the discipline the Uruk Hai have. Unlike the barbaric orcish hordes, the Uruk hai are a well oiled war machine and masters of siege engineering. And they have one thing the romans don't, explosives. As well as full plate armor. Factor in the Uruk hai's pikes having superior length to the roman's spears and they have a deadly advantage.

#3 Posted by Dr. Victor von Doom (3118 posts) - - Show Bio

Dreadnaught says:

"The Uruk hai have the advantage of numbers, and the romans have no idea of the discipline the Uruk Hai have. Unlike the barbaric orcish hordes, the Uruk hai are a well oiled war machine and masters of siege engineering. And they have one thing the romans don't, explosives. As well as full plate armor. Factor in the Uruk hai's pikes having superior length to the roman's spears and they have a deadly advantage. "
#4 Posted by Constantine (16046 posts) - - Show Bio

uruk hai have no mercy, uruk hai win....especialy with beserkers

#5 Posted by Vrakmul (23398 posts) - - Show Bio

Also, Crossbow Bolts have far superior penetrating power compared to Short bow Arrows. And using a crossbow takes far less training then using a Bow and arrow. And the crossbow equivalent of bolt action firing in a uruk hai crossbow makes the normal advantage of a Bow and Arrow's rate of fire a moot point.

#6 Posted by Vrakmul (23398 posts) - - Show Bio

Warsman says:

"Dreadnaught says:
"The Uruk hai have the advantage of numbers, and the romans have no idea of the discipline the Uruk Hai have. Unlike the barbaric orcish hordes, the Uruk hai are a well oiled war machine and masters of siege engineering. And they have one thing the romans don't, explosives. As well as full plate armor. Factor in the Uruk hai's pikes having superior length to the roman's spears and they have a deadly advantage. "

The Romans' tactics typically go as follows: throw clouds of javelin, march in with tortoise formation, break once close to the enemy, and fight. Don't forgot that the Romans also have crushing numbers and tactics.

Just thought I'd throw that in."

Do not forget, the romans are accustomed to fighting uncivilized barbarians, not foes in a higher level of technology than they.

#7 Posted by ThisIsGonnaHurt (30088 posts) - - Show Bio

Dreadnaught says:

"The Uruk hai have the advantage of numbers, and the romans have no idea of the discipline the Uruk Hai have. Unlike the barbaric orcish hordes, the Uruk hai are a well oiled war machine and masters of siege engineering. And they have one thing the romans don't, explosives. As well as full plate armor. Factor in the Uruk hai's pikes having superior length to the roman's spears and they have a deadly advantage. "

The Romans' tactics typically go as follows: throw clouds of javelin, march in with tortoise formation, break once close to the enemy, and fight. Don't forgot that the Romans also have crushing numbers and tactics.

Just thought I'd throw that in.

#8 Posted by Vrakmul (23398 posts) - - Show Bio

Warsman says:

"Dreadnaught says:
"Warsman says:
"Dreadnaught says:
"The Uruk hai have the advantage of numbers, and the romans have no idea of the discipline the Uruk Hai have. Unlike the barbaric orcish hordes, the Uruk hai are a well oiled war machine and masters of siege engineering. And they have one thing the romans don't, explosives. As well as full plate armor. Factor in the Uruk hai's pikes having superior length to the roman's spears and they have a deadly advantage. "
The Romans' tactics typically go as follows: throw clouds of javelin, march in with tortoise formation, break once close to the enemy, and fight. Don't forgot that the Romans also have crushing numbers and tactics. Just thought I'd throw that in."
Do not forget, the romans are accustomed to fighting uncivilized barbarians, not foes in a higher level of technology than they. "

True, but the Romans are also infamous for adapting to their foes. "

Correct, but the Uruk hai are able to easily replace their losses, so they can keep on sending legions upon legions of troops. Oh and http://www.comicvine.com/message/middle-earth-vs-oerth-vs-azeroth/923512/&page=3#post923922 thought we might want to get back to this.
Post Edited:2008-05-25 11:06:40

#9 Posted by ThisIsGonnaHurt (30088 posts) - - Show Bio

Dreadnaught says:

"Warsman says:
"Dreadnaught says:
"The Uruk hai have the advantage of numbers, and the romans have no idea of the discipline the Uruk Hai have. Unlike the barbaric orcish hordes, the Uruk hai are a well oiled war machine and masters of siege engineering. And they have one thing the romans don't, explosives. As well as full plate armor. Factor in the Uruk hai's pikes having superior length to the roman's spears and they have a deadly advantage. "
The Romans' tactics typically go as follows: throw clouds of javelin, march in with tortoise formation, break once close to the enemy, and fight. Don't forgot that the Romans also have crushing numbers and tactics. Just thought I'd throw that in."
Do not forget, the romans are accustomed to fighting uncivilized barbarians, not foes in a higher level of technology than they. "

True, but the Romans are also infamous for adapting to their foes.

#10 Posted by ThisIsGonnaHurt (30088 posts) - - Show Bio

Dreadnaught says:

"Warsman says:
"Dreadnaught says:
"Warsman says:
"Dreadnaught says:
"The Uruk hai have the advantage of numbers, and the romans have no idea of the discipline the Uruk Hai have. Unlike the barbaric orcish hordes, the Uruk hai are a well oiled war machine and masters of siege engineering. And they have one thing the romans don't, explosives. As well as full plate armor. Factor in the Uruk hai's pikes having superior length to the roman's spears and they have a deadly advantage. "
The Romans' tactics typically go as follows: throw clouds of javelin, march in with tortoise formation, break once close to the enemy, and fight. Don't forgot that the Romans also have crushing numbers and tactics. Just thought I'd throw that in."
Do not forget, the romans are accustomed to fighting uncivilized barbarians, not foes in a higher level of technology than they. "
True, but the Romans are also infamous for adapting to their foes. "
Correct, but the Uruk hai are able to easily replace their losses, so they can keep on sending legions upon legions of troops. Oh and http://www.comicvine.com/message/middle-earth-vs-oerth-vs-azeroth/923512/&page=3#post923922 thought we might want to get back to this.
Post Edited:2008-05-25 11:06:40"

Sounds good. I already posted.