Orctober – Badland Rockerz – Bloodbowl Orc team

Azazel runs Orctober this year, a perfect opportunity to finish the team I failed to complete last year because of reasons.

Here they are, 2nd ed. 4 black orcs, 4 blitzers, 2 lineorcs and a thrower.

There is also a 40k grot ammo runt that serves as the Bloodweiser keg inducement.

The troll is a rock troll I sculpted in greenstuff, wanted it to have a proper Badlands vibe.

Road to the tsars!

This weekend I’m joining a Bloodbowl tournament.

It will be awesome, bringing a Khemri team, Tsar Strucked Ohlsdorfers.

Plan to do a proper post on that team soon, here are some wip shots of my coach model, Pointy McPointface. Not nearly done, three nights left but hey; its fitting an khemri player to be nocturnal I guess.

Im also doing Ithaca Benoin. Its un undead former Dark Elf turned Starplayer.

Necromunda resurfaced

Last week some friends finally met up to try the new ruleset. Great fun was had. I brought my team of Orlocks, the Efty Efties. That stands for the Ferra Terra Farers and Traders, a loose network of hired guns and caravan guards that are associated with Orlock. Doing their dirty work. Realised the hard way that they were ill equipped, needs more autoguns and heavy stubbers. Thats added to the list. Lost all three games I played in but a lot of good fun was had. The new rules are nice, like the fact that you alternate activation. Its great. When we´re more acquainted with the stats of the weapons I do believe everything will run even more smoothly.

So what about the goals for 2017?
Blog posts, set out to do 27. Did 16. That´s OK.
Paint 100 minis (did 85 in 2016 and about 50 in 2015). Did 103 actually, so that´s fine.
Play games and write about them here. Yes.

Pledge for 2018 will be the same:
At least 16 posts, finish painting 103 miniatures but dont forget to play games.

Now when that is out the way, let´s focus on the big thing Necromunda is back.
I´m now starting to see Necroumunda everywhere in my everyday life, at the playground for instance. Checking the recycle bin for useful terrain pieces and looting broken kid´s toys. Now is the time to start actually do something with that loot. Or throw away some of it.

Last week some friends finally met up to try the new ruleset. Great fun was had. I brought my team of Orlocks, the Efty Efties. That stands for the Ferra Terra Farers and Traders, a loose network of hired guns and caravan guards that are associated with Orlock. Doing their dirty work. Realised the hard way that they were ill equipped, needs more autoguns and heavy stubbers. Thats added to the list. Lost all three games I played in but a lot of good fun was had. The new rules are nice, like the fact that you alternate activation. Its great. When we´re more acquainted with the stats of the weapons I do believe everything will run even more smoothly.
Here are some pics from that day.

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My friend Jox did the scratchbuilt terrain and it is even more nice in person. I provided the terrain from last edition and as a matter of fact those bulkheads havent been painted until now. It was really a rush job, cheap acrylics to start with then wash with different washes. Im thinking of adding some chipping and drybrushin and perhaps some graffiti on them before they are varnished and called done. There are some more terrain in the pipeline, but they will be smaller and made to go with the cardboards. Like shanty town shacks and some shops. The idea is that it will be a part of the hive that is bordering the Ash Wastes as well, a friend has a beautiful desert mat. Im thinking of calling that section of the hive Barters junktion, just to have a name for it. I will also add some vehicles I think. Rumour has it from Open day that there will be rules for civilians later on, love that idea. First I need to finish painting my crew though.

Orctober – Gore gruntas

My Gore-gruntas, two beasts from Reaper Miniatures and an old wyvern. The riders are an orc boar rider standard bearer, a savage orc shaman and a savage orc standard bearer. The savage orcs have had their faces greenstuffed, the one on the right I did 20 years ago.

  

Facelifts!

 

Really like how they turned out.

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.

BloodBowl Necromantic team -The Green Tide Deadites 

This Necro team (Necromantic Horror now) draws inspiration from basically two sources. The first one is the awesome movie Evil Dead and the other one is this blog. A greenskin themed necro team.

  
Everything is taken from orcs or goblins, apart from the werewolves. They’re are from the space wolf range in w40k.
Zombies: Parts from night goblin regiment box in plastic multi part. Shoulder pads are from a marauder regiment box.

Ghouls:Gorkamorka boys (GW)

Werevolves: Fenrisian wolves to W40K. Just added pants.

Wights: Inspired of the gmm blog I linked earlier, I made them halfway through their transition from a more esoteric form into a physical one. Parts are also from night goblin box, I’ve stacked two torsos on top of eachother. The craniums are banner heads. 

  
Flesh Golems: Orc Boar Boys (gw), slightly repositioned the legs.
Headcoach Ash´n´Slash can also go as starplayer Hack Enslash.

Base for Ash Williams is Hasslefre Miniatures model Barney (for Scooby Doo) with added chainsaw (from  Hasslefree Zombie Weapon sprue) and some greenstuffed jacket.

  
Played a season with them in 2014, but they’ve been idle since then. Maybe the deadites are coming once again in 2017?

  
 

Slann Blitzer

The Bloodbowl team that once was, and yet again might be official. Slann, the old race that even ventured into space are now mostly known for their mage priests in Lizardmen armies. But the Old Ones are truly so much more.

Rumour has it that they might be brought back by gw since they included two other previously unofficial teams in their new edition. They’ve been part of the NAF Bloodbowl scene a while though.

This slann in particular is a blitzer, and more specific my contribution for the 2016 SweBBA Legacy Team. SweBBA stands for Swedish BloodBowl Alliance and is a web forum for mostly swedish coaches (www.swebba.se)

Previous legacy teams can be found here.

  
So there, let’s see if I win.

The blitzer is made in greenstuff and some of the process have been shown previously on the blog.

BloodBowl Orc Team – Buglerz Brawlerz

First team I finished after getting back to the table top pitch in 2013 after almost a 15 year hiatus. This team was taken to Stockbowl Cup IV, a Stockholm based tournament.
Great fun, did OK; three wins, one draw and two losses. Not enough guard and no strip ball at all, but using chainsaw was awesome.

Thrower and Black Orcs: WHFB Grimgor Ironhide, Ogre, 40K Warboss and mostly two GorkaMorka Nobz.

Blitzers

Lineorcs: WHFB Big´Uns, Savage orc big boss and a Black orc blocker miniature.

Varag ghoulchewer, Ugroth Nolgrot and the apothecary.

The models are the “Animosity orcs” from GW and a 4o Gretchin. The chainsaw is from GI Joe and the tank from an old “Skorcha warbuggy“.

Cheerleaders and wizards

The whole team

The troll is from the whfb starter box Battle from skull pass, but modified a bit.

Seasonal Scallywags pt I

Yeah, so as I´ve mentioned before, the name of my gang in our renewed endeavours into the wonderful world of Necromunda was Seasonal Scallywags.

It didnt take me long to realise that they needed a bit of touch-up, paintwise. Or rather a lot of touch. A re-do if you like. So i sent them aceton swimming.

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To the left they are drying up after a refreshing bath. Note that this treatment is not at all recommended for plastic minis, they evaporate in aceton. I´m not sure what to use if you´re trying to paintstrip them, just don´t use aceton , ok?

In the middle is the backbone of what is to be th new model for my leader, an ork skorcha gunner body with a headswap from a space wolf sergeant. Plan is to try out magnetise arms for more choices when it comes to weapons. Right now he´s wielding a chainsword and a bolt pistol but I´m thinking of getting a flamer for him. We´ll see what happens.

I´ve also realised that in order for my scallywags to be an unruly bunch I probably need to make the team more diverse. One idea is to have the Orlock ganger models waiting to step up whenever the juves have gained sufficient experience. That way I can use other minitures for the gangers I already have. I´ve already laid my eyes on some prospects in the “street violence” range of the amazing wargames foundry.

Having a bunch of reading up to do, next post might be of some painting. Or artwork. Or reading material. Or something else.