Orctober: On the desk

Doing a 1000 pts Destruction force for an Age of Sigmar tournament this weekend.

My original plan was to do about 82 miniatures but then the new Generals Handbook came.

New plan will be an orc shaman as general, 40 grots and 3 ogors as battleline. To that i will have 3 trolls, 3 Gore gruntas and a unit of ardboyz. Plus a gobbo big boss. That makes it 61 models instead. Thats fine.


Plan is to present the units properly in individual posts but also put some of them up here already.
This is my cavalry, the general plus Gore gruntas.


Next are the Sourbreath Troggoths, not the sharpest knives in the toolshed. I call them the Stinktank. The’ve been rebased, touched up and varnished since I played with them last time.


Here is also some ogres, Mooch’s Bunch, since they are lead by the Ogre Captain Mooch. The model is Hrothyogg, the C23 ogre Captain, sculpted by Jes Goodwin. Probably my favourite ogre model. The other two are from Reaper Miniatures, part of the Bones3 kickstarter I received earlier this year.


Will do proper army pics this weekend.

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N11 Giant Black Orcs

First 31 down, 51 to go.


Feels really good about this.

These miniatures are sculpted by Nick Lund, some of them are pre-slotta but some of them have slotta tabs. They’re about as old as me some of them. Some of them are from regiment of renown’s Eeza Ugezod’s Mother Crushers, some are labelled Giant Black Orcs. They are a bit wonky and maybe not as giant by comparison to other greenskins nowadays, I do like all of them a lot.

Next up are more gobbos but soon I’ll move onto bigger pieces.

82 miniatures in 6 weeks challenge

Some friends are arranging a small Age of Sigmar tournament as an incentive for getting more things painted up. Tournaments are also a real cost efficient way to get some table top time. During a day you can manage quite a few games, which is always a good thing. With the new generals handbook coming to AoS I thought it was the perfect opportunity to get on board.
Since I already hade a sizeable Orcs & Goblin army so i thought that shouldnt be a problem. Thing is that it all needed rebasing because of the exploding world phenomenon. Going through the pile looking for suitable miniatures to represent my general I went for an older orc shaman, one I hadn´t painted yet.
The miniature in question was the orc shaman riding a war wyvern from Marauder miniatures range. But instead he´ll be mounted on a sabretooth tiger (with an additional head added), counting as a war boar which is a legitimate option on the orc great shaman warscroll.

I also realised that there were quite a substantial amount of unpainted lead in the vault. So instead of just rebasing I entertained the idea of painting instead of rebasing and in doing so making my greenskin collection even greater. But most important greener.
So all in all there´s about 82 miniatures to do before the tournament which is only 6 weeks away. Will it suffice? Hope so, if time runs out I might just rebase some of the already painted stuff but that´s plan B.

First out are a bunch of black orcs scuplted by Nick Lund. The miniatures are from Grenadier, Chronicle N11 and the Citadel regiments of renown (Eeza Ugezod´s mother crushers RR18) series.
They will be accompanied by Jes Goodwins Despoiling hobgoblins of the Darkland (RR 15) and some newly sculpted Feral Goblins by Kevin Adams from Knightmare Miniatures. Some c36 Hobgoblins ill also be there.
All of these will form a 60 heads strong horde of Gitmob Grots for the purpose of the game.

This is how far I´ve come now:


It will be 1000 points in total, and apart from the general and the grots there will be trolls/troggoths, orcs/orruks, ogres/ogors, a boar chariot and some gore-gruntas (a sort of orc boar boyz). It will be some sort of grand alliance of Destruction, and it will be awesome.

 

Moosotaur, Greebo Troll and som gobbos

Players for a Chaos Pact team; Troll, Dark elf and a Moosotaur.

Players for a Chaos Pact team; Troll, Dark elf and a Moosotaur.


The troll is from Greebo, the dark elf (not sure) and the Moosotaur is from Eurobowl 2016. The moose is sculpted by the Kalle (Gimpen) who also has made the beautiful Ogre team available from Impact. He has done a lot of other stuff, super punch troll and some goblins. The dwarves I do hope get some wider spread some day, we´ll see.

The team that they are joining are wearing purple and are generally darker. Thats what I went for. Mostly glazing and washing apart from the metal parts. Quite fun.
Looking forward to painting my own moosotaurs soon. Really happy with how the horns turned out.

Next up are gobbos, completing an Orc team.

The first three from left are John pickfords sculpts, from wargames foundry/Warmonger miniatures. The last one is greenstuffed.
The NAF trophy was won in febuary, not by me but by the team that the goblins are completing the savage orc themed team I painted earlier.

Orctober!

48th painted mini of the year, coach of the team Vilda OrchIdéer!

  
The model is from last years Orclahoma Bowl, theyve done a Starplayer called Cromnard Dung.

RN Estudios from spain is the sculptor.

Here he is from behind:

  
Next weekend is the EuroBowl and EurOpen in Örebro, I’m really excited. Together with jox and kaju we’ll be competing as Borlänge Fantastisk Foul.

Also bloodbowl.com seems to be up and running, indicating that a release of the new edition is coming soon. Can’t wait.

More Orcs’n’Gobbos

Bringing the total minis painted this year up to 46, by basing and varnishing and giving the finishing touches to these seven minis.

  
It also means that I’ve done all the players for my team at EurOpen. One of these gobbos won’t be rostered though. 

Here are more pics of the most recent orcish addition, two blitzers and a lineorc:  

  
In an upcoming post I’ll present the full team and their background.

Agents and orcs

With the EurOpen tournament soon it’s about time to finish the team.

But I got sidetracked and finished four agents first. These could all be employed by Hawkins Energy Department or any other dodgy government agency.

  
Or body guards, or sentries. One of them could be a PI I guess. They’ll be useful in lots of missions. Minis are from Wargames Foundry. They are part of Juno’s crew in their Street Violence range. And also, if you havent seen Stranger Things on Netflix you really should.

Finally here’s two blitzers for my orc team.   
More on the team in upcoming posts.

  
This brings the count for painted minis in 2016 up to 39.
It is good but I really need to pick up the pace.

I’ve also kind of sorted out my paints in order to make it easier to find the ones I need.