"Sire, I do not like the looks of these mountains, they seem threatening!"
"Yea and verily scribe, you judge rightly. These mountains are infested with Bandits! ORC Bandits! Evil, wicked, mean, bad and nasty Orc Bandits! Orc Bandits that have bad breath and don't brush their teeth!"
For more than five generations of men, these Orcs have infested the Northern Mountains. Swarming from their nests in the rocks and dark places they stage fearful attacks on the peaceful woodcutters and herdsmen living nearby.
The King has ordered an end to this plague on his people. You are commanded to establish your forces on the banks of the Dlohgnorts River. Strengthen yourself there and root out all the Orcs from the surrounding mountains. Some will attack you in your stronghold, some you must hunt down and destroy.
If you delay too long the Orcs will gather and wax strong and then, have fear, even your stronghold will not prevail against them.
Setting up the map to look like a skull and still be fully playable was an enjoyable challenge. This was intended to be a fun scenario to play and the first versions were not hard to beat. However based on the very helpful reviews I received on the earlier version I have made this current version quite a bit harder.
Be warned! You will not have an easy time exterminating the Orcs from their from their mountain nests.
If you fail in your mission and the Orcs mass for a final assault, the scribe becomes so frantic with fear that, by mistake, he shouts out "The Pig's Troops are attacking!" instead of, "The horrible ugly Orcs are attacking!" Please just remember that he is really talking about Orcs.
I hope you enjoy "Orc Caves." I would appreciate your comments and suggestions. I invite those who gave earlier reviews to have another look and update their comments.