Sunday, October 25, 2020

While the Toys Were Out

 Straying from the orc theme, but in the spirit of Halloween, here's my Undead army...

Currently they weigh in around 1750 points. I've got enough zombies to double the size of that unit (or add a second one), more cavalry, three or four carrion, three chariots, and a pair of Skull Chuckers. One of these days...

Right! Back to da orcs!

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Somewhere on the Edge of the Oldworld

The most fearsome orc lord of MY corner of the Oldworld and five-time champion of the annual Pointiest Hat award, Grimtoof da Widowmaker has returned to terrify small folk everywhere. Astride his mighty steed, Horace, he has managed to recruit, pummel, and/or blackmail the leaders of no less than five or six tribes of greenskins (tremble at the horde) to follow him out of Black Fire Pass for glory and plunder... well, ok, mostly plunder.

I had the chance to set up a table today and snap a couple of pics of the entire army so far, so I've dispensed with the slow roll of pics...

The giant is an old Tom Meier sculpt from Ral Partha, but it's always been one of my favorites and fits in well with the army. 

Ok, Orctober isn't over yet! Next up I have twenty Orc Arrer Boys on the table - none other than Harboth's Black Mountain Boys! I don't anticipate getting them finished this month, but I plan to field them two units of ten models, and I'm hoping to get at least one painted.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Da Red Hand

My second mob of orc boyz ended up 18 models strong (so far) and I've chosen to give them extra hand weapons (the majority of the models are pimped out with this gear), light armor, and shields (for wading through arrow storms while they march into range).

Again, there are several models mixed in that would fit into the Fanged Maw tribe so I can adjust the numbers between the units if I want to.

It's starting to look like an army, so I think I'll reward myself and paint the general before diving into the next mob!

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Da Fanged Maw

The tribe of the Fanged Maw is my first full unit of orc boyz. It was so much fun painting these models. I've given them light armor, shields, and spears.

I knew right away I needed to have shields with grinning faces. Nothing is more iconic in Oldhammer than that!

There are a few models mixed in without obvious tribal affiliation so I can mix and match them with my second unit (coming soon) to vary the size of each. 

I'll have some pics of the completed unit soon, but I want to set up a proper shoot with terrain. In the mean time, I'll have some WiP pics of the second tribe - the Bloody Hand - up later this week!

Saturday, October 3, 2020


 Well, this escalated quickly.

My pile of orcs and goblins has grown exponentially in the last few weeks and I’ll be spending this glorious month getting stuck in.

Currently the horde easily musters at over 2000 points...

General (lvl 20 hero) on Warboar
Shaman (lvl 20 wizard)
15 Gruntas (inc lvl 10 hero and standard)
16 Orc Boyz w/Spears (inc lvl 5 hero, standard, and musician)
18 Orc Boyz w/Extra Hand Weapons (inc lvl 5 hero, standard, and musician)
10 Orc Arrer Boyz (inc lvl 10 hero, standard, and musician)
10 Orc Arrer Boyz (inc lvl 5 hero)
20 Gobbos (inc lvl 5 hero, standard, and musician)
30 Stikkas (inc lvl 10 wizard and standard)
4 Goblin Fanatics
12 Scabbies (inc lvl 10 hero)
5 Gobbo Wolfboyz
2 Goblin Battle Chariots
2 Trolls
1 Mercenary Giant

All of these models are in the 1988-91 catalogs, with a handful of exceptions (which are even earlier, like the half-orcs) and the giant which is an old Tom Meier Ral Partha sculpts that fits in beautifully. I have a few more Orc Boyzthan I've listed above. I’ve divided them into two tribes, the Fanged Maw and the Bloody Hand, but there are enough models in neutral colors (and without shields) to mix among either so I can vary the size of each unit.

I want to add more wolf riders and another troll when I find another from the 80's I want to use. There are some Big ‘Uns mixed among the orc units and if I can gather together ten, I’ll reorganize them into their own mob.

More soon!