17 SHOOTING GALLERY. The orcs have built a new wall in the middle of the room and placed five arched windows in it. Seven orcs are on the east side of the room, spying for intruders coming from the west. The windows are large (about 2 feet wide by 3 feet high, and located four feet from the ground) but still provide the orcs 50% cover, thus the armor class of 2.
6 Orcs (AC 2(6); MV 9”; HD 1; hp 7, 6, 4, 6, 2, 4; #AT 1; D Light crossbow or short sword; XP 21, 20, 18, 20, 16, 18)
One orc is stationed at each window, with the sixth being ready to take the place of a fallen orc or to help reload bolts. Each orc carries 9-16 (1d8+8) light crossbow bolts, 0-5 (1d6-1) gold crescents, 0-11 (1d12-1) silver spanners, and 0-19 (1d20-1) copper pieces.
1 Orc Leader (AC 2(6); MV 9”; HD 1; hp 8; #AT 1; D Battle axe or light crossbow; XP 22)
This leader type orc has a helmet decorated with ram horns to show his status. He will take the place of a fallen orc only if absolutely necessary. He has 16 light crossbow bolts, 8 gold crescents, 13 silver spanners, and 6 copper pieces.
The orcs will prefer to use their crossbows to kill intruders coming from the west and avoid melee if at all possible. If attacked from the east, the windows are large enough for them to clamber through, if they have to flee.