What is this strange feeling? Is it? Could it be? I … I think I’m in love with :ulp: Sol!
That’s one thing that bothered me in the movie. Til then I’d played D&D and even read LOTR with the image of 4 feet of evil-tempered, weak but wiry, just-plain ornery manflesh. Moderately deformed. PJ’s Goblins(Moria) looked about right as <1 HD, you got the idea that Aragorn coul easily knock off 6-10 in a sweep and that Boromir could just wade through them like a rampant lawn mower until it was time to pause for tea. But the Uruks were looking a lot to me like at least 3HD if not 5HD for the Berserker class (with the halberds & no armor at Helms Deep)! Sure, they were all less than a year old–mere children, really–but they had some serious meat and ability to deliver some unmodified damage. Kinda like a 1HD monster with 2 attacks at 1d8+20 each: Stupid.
And did someone roll a natural 20 to hit to kill haldir or what!