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"In the days of Arahad I the Orcs, who had, as later appeared, long been secretly occupying strongholds in the Misty Mountains, so as to bar all the passes into Eriador, suddenly revealed themselves. ... And later in the days of Arassuil, Orcs, multiplying again in the Misty Mountains, began to ravage the lands, and the Dúnedain and the sons of Elrond fought with them."
Appendix A, The Lord of the Rings

Gundabad Warriors are spawned from a Thrall Master. They are the main early game unit for Angmar and are most comparable to Mordor's Orc Warriors. Unlike the Orc Warriors, Gundabad Warriors come in more spread out battalions with faster unit replenishment. Like every other Thrall Master-summoned unit, they need their Thrall Master to be alive. If the Thrall Master dies, the rest of the battalion dies as well, so it is important to keep the Thrall Master alive and out of harm's way as much as possible.

A Gundabad Orc Warrior has 240 base health, and there are 20 orcs per battalion, plus their thrall master who has 677 health.

Abilities

Inexhaustible reserves.png Inexhaustible Reserves - The Orcs replenish twice as fast as any other Thrall hordes. (Passive ability)

Upgrades

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Strategy

Gundabad Warriors are the primary swordsmen units for Angmar's early, and possibly even late game. Early game, Gundabad Warriors can be used for harassment or just simply defense. If you are going to rely solely on Thrall Masters through out the whole game it is advised to gain as much land as quickly as possible, building Orc Camps as you go to increase the Gundabad Warriors' damage. Like the rest of Angmar's early game units, they are stronger in numbers and should always be in large groups to quickly swarm your enemies. A tip to keep in mind is that they are vulnerable to both Mass Slayers and cavalry, since both make quick work of large groups of weak infantry. They are also vulnerable to archers as they can easily pick off the Thrall Master as well as bombard the battalion to death. A good way to counteract cavalry is to mix in Rhudaur Spearmen with your Gundabad Warriors.