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Written in the form of a soldier's manual on strategy, tactics and weapons THE ORCS WAR-FIGHTING MANUAL is an innovative and fun way for readers and gamers to add colour and excitement to their knowledge of fantasy's premier villains.

Translated from the original Orcish the book contains details on Orc strengths and weakness, key tactics, survival and field tips and account
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Hardcover, 129 pages
Published August 15th 2013 by Gollancz
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Blodeuedd Finland
Aug 02, 2014 rated it liked it
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This was witty and fun. It's what the title says, an Orc war manual. A human scribe tries to learn as much as he can so we learn where to fight, what weapons are best and more. Would you find that amusing? Well it was! I found myself smiling because Orcs are not creatures to joke but the book had the best footnotes. Witty remarks by the scribe.

Humans and elves are silly things. The abuse they took here, ha. The only race that had some worth (when not eaten) were goblins. And it did seem that dwa
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Tristan
Mar 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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So after being given this book, along with it's two counter parts, I didn't really know what to expect. And I must say that I was pleasantly surprised by it's content and structure. A very pleasant surprise indeed. That covers the basics of Orc society and of course, as the title suggests, how these brutes conduct their favorite pastime - WAR!

The book is a wonderful combination of documentary and narrative woven into the insightful words. Laid in a easy to follow format that flows into each new
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Doug
Aug 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Den Patrick is an up and coming fantasy author from Gollancz; his debut novel out in March 2014 (The Boy with the Porcelain Blade). But first, Mr. Patrick has been able to publish something a little unorthodox: the War Manuals. A series of three fantasy, novella-length books, the War Manuals each follow the art of war in a classical fantasy world, one for each of the three main fantastical races: the Orcs, the Elves and the Dwarves. The first of these is the Orc War Fighting Manual, an account o ...more
Shane Kiely
Dec 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very enjoyable. Imbued with a surprising amount of character. The world being described feels very much alive, especially impressive in only 127 pages or so. Also a very easy read.
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Jul 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
A fun read this book was, and has a cool way to actually introduce us to the world created by den patrick!
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Den Patrick is originally from Dorset and lives in London. His first three books for Gollancz, the War Fighting Manuals, were released in the autumn of 2013.
The Boy with the Porcelain Blade was nominated for the British Fantasy Newcomer award and forms the first book in the The Erebus Sequence. The Boy Who Wept Blood and The Girl on the Liar's Throne complete this trilogy of Gothic Fantasy books
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