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Author:  SpellArcher [ Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:16 pm ]
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Next guy WIP:

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Author:  RE.Lee [ Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:20 am ]
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Solid! Keep them coming :D

Author:  Prince of Spires [ Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:25 am ]
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Yeah. I like them. Your black lining style works really well on them.

Rod

Author:  SpellArcher [ Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:12 pm ]
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RE.Lee wrote:
Solid! Keep them coming

Thanks RE. It's hard at the moment but every now and then I get something done.

Prince of Spires wrote:
Yeah. I like them. Your black lining style works really well on them.

Thanks Rod. I think the size helps, I had some really successful Ogryns back in the day.

Author:  SpellArcher [ Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:31 pm ]
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Finished:

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Author:  SpellArcher [ Wed May 02, 2018 9:25 pm ]
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With some friends:

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Author:  Prince of Spires [ Thu May 03, 2018 6:31 am ]
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SpellArcher wrote:
With some friends:

They look like they know how to party ;)

Looking good. The O&G army is slowly becoming a thing...

Author:  SpellArcher [ Fri May 04, 2018 7:26 pm ]
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Thanks Rod.

:)

Next troll WIP:

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Author:  RE.Lee [ Fri May 04, 2018 7:45 pm ]
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Those sneaky gitz! :lol:

Author:  Shannar, Sealord [ Fri May 04, 2018 7:55 pm ]
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You are causing me to consider picking up more old trolls...

Author:  SpellArcher [ Sun May 20, 2018 8:43 pm ]
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RE.Lee wrote:
Those sneaky gitz!

The Wolf Riders can't wait to charge enemy in the rear RE!

Shannar, Sealord wrote:
You are causing me to consider picking up more old trolls...

There's something awesome about trolls Shannar.

#3:

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Raising The Army

I'm starting to very vaguely plan out a 2000pt list. Here are the key elements with cost estimates:

Warlord, Great Shaman & BSB (all Orcs) 700
Goblins, Wolf Riders & Big'Uns (Core) 500
Trolls 280
Artillery 170
Snotlings 90

This comes to 1740. I have various options for the remaining 260 but feel like I want a small combat unit of some sort. Any ideas guys (even if not a combat unit)?

Author:  Shannar, Sealord [ Sun May 20, 2018 9:24 pm ]
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A squig herd perhaps? It's probably just my night goblin obsession talking though.

Author:  Luna Guardian [ Mon May 21, 2018 10:26 am ]
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Boar riders? Savage orcs? Both make for fun projects to paint from experience :)

Author:  Prince of Spires [ Tue May 22, 2018 8:17 am ]
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Something squig related is always a good idea :D Can't really go wrong with mental creatures hopping around like crazy, with a bunch of goblins trying to keep them in check.

Other options depend on how "themed" you want to make your army. Black orcs can be a great choice if you want to go for some very heavy hitters in combat. Boar boys are a great medium heavy cavalry, which perhaps can add some needed speed into the army. And they look fun to paint :)

Rod

Author:  SpellArcher [ Wed May 23, 2018 8:30 pm ]
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Shannar, Sealord wrote:
A squig herd perhaps? It's probably just my night goblin obsession talking though.

That would be characterful Shannar. Overall though, I'm aiming for a 'basic' O&G vibe so I'm trying to limit specifically Night/Forest Goblin stuff for example. I do have one squig but then you have to, don't you?

:)

Luna Guardian wrote:
Savage orcs?

I've kind of burned my boats with that one Luna. By rights my main block should be Savages, they're just better in 8th than normal Big'Uns. But I love the Kev Adams models I've got too much. Two Infantry blocks is excessive I feel because the Trolls have the support block slot covered.

Prince of Spires wrote:
Black orcs

See above Rod.

Prince of Spires wrote:
Boar boys are a great medium heavy cavalry, which perhaps can add some needed speed into the army. And they look fun to paint

Definitely an option. I'm not mad about the current models but I've a soft spot for the previous plastic boars. Very usefully, they are one of the few units that can take a magic standard, which would be Eternal Flame, given my lack of Flaming attacks. TBH I don't think they're a great unit all told but that wouldn't be the first time for this army. Hence the Snotlings!

Fourth Troll:

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Author:  Prince of Spires [ Thu May 24, 2018 7:14 am ]
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Ok, no funky goblin stuff it is :)

If you want something slightly faster then infantry you could look at the chariots. I'm not sure how expensive they are. But if you could fit 3 in your list for those 170 points then that would be a serious threat to anything not heavily armored. Have them on a flank and you have a 20'' area where your opponent will not want to leave any unit standing for fear of getting 3D6 S5 impact hits.

I think the pump wagon is also worth a look. It's perhaps a bit more hit and miss. But it is sure to attract attention. Which is always a good thing for something that is in essence an expendable unit. And it is definitely "basic" O&G stuff.

Rod

Author:  Luna Guardian [ Thu May 24, 2018 7:34 am ]
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SpellArcher wrote:
Luna Guardian wrote:
Savage orcs?

I've kind of burned my boats with that one Luna. By rights my main block should be Savages, they're just better in 8th than normal Big'Uns. But I love the Kev Adams models I've got too much. Two Infantry blocks is excessive I feel because the Trolls have the support block slot covered.

Absolutely fair. Have you thought about converting your own "goblin savage orcs"? Goblin Boar Riders might also be hilarious looking, picturing goblins modelled to look "tuff" be bouncing off rampaging boars :lol:

Author:  SpellArcher [ Fri May 25, 2018 8:31 pm ]
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Luna Guardian wrote:
Absolutely fair. Have you thought about converting your own "goblin savage orcs"? Goblin Boar Riders might also be hilarious looking, picturing goblins modelled to look "tuff" be bouncing off rampaging boars

At the moment I'm on a bit of a 'get stuff done in time for a tournament' thing Luna. Definitely time for creativity a bit later though.

Prince of Spires wrote:
I think the pump wagon is also worth a look.

I agree Rod.

The Fantastic Four:

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Author:  Shannar, Sealord [ Fri May 25, 2018 8:36 pm ]
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Of course the pump wagon. I'm ashamed I didn't think of that one.

Author:  SpellArcher [ Sun May 27, 2018 8:12 pm ]
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Shannar, Sealord wrote:
Of course the pump wagon.

I'm kind of looking for something more stand-out than a normal chariot I think Shannar and the pump wagon fits, especially as I'm bringing Snotlings already. Of course an upgraded 2d6 S5 Impact Hits ignoring armour won't hurt.

:)

What the gobbos made:

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Author:  Shannar, Sealord [ Mon May 28, 2018 3:09 am ]
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Pump Wagons (and stone throwers) are always good additions.

"Soon" I'll paint up my lead belcher and skull crusher. And with all these goblins you and I have been posting I've decided It's time to paint up Elitherian and Stormwing. They'll probably get primed tomorrow (if it's not to humid).

Author:  Prince of Spires [ Mon May 28, 2018 10:59 am ]
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The rock lobber looks like a great addition. You can't really go wrong with a bunch of small guys trying to compensate for that with big rocks. The ranged threat is a must in any list. Bust especially in a more unconventional O&G list I think.

Rod

Author:  SpellArcher [ Tue May 29, 2018 9:02 pm ]
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Shannar, Sealord wrote:
Soon" I'll paint up my lead belcher and skull crusher.

Wonderful stuff Shannar. I guess I could have sourced a Skull Crusher, it's a splendid model with real history. I really like this one too though. Plus I think the lack of wheels simplifies things.

Prince of Spires wrote:
The ranged threat is a must in any list. Bust especially in a more unconventional O&G list I think.

Rod I have yet to see a competitive 8th Edition O&G list with a Rare section that wasn't 2 x Rock Lobber, 2 x Doom Diver, 2 x Mangler Squigs. As ever, I will make concessions to competitiveness but there will be 'fun' stuff too. Right now I'm pretty sure I'll bring a pair of bolt throwers but even with those too it's a bit thin.

Author:  SpellArcher [ Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:38 pm ]
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Great Shaman, love this model:

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Author:  Shannar, Sealord [ Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:40 pm ]
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Now that's a cool one.

Author:  Prince of Spires [ Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:52 am ]
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That's a really cool model indeed. So, chop chop, get painting.

SpellArcher wrote:
Right now I'm pretty sure I'll bring a pair of bolt throwers but even with those too it's a bit thin.

I personally feel that 2 bolt throwers are not enough to add much to the army. They're only BS3, so you'll hit only half the time in the best case scenario. With long range and / or cover I think you're more likely looking at 5+ to hit. 2 is nowhere near threatening enough in that case. And that's before taking the 1 in 6 misfire chance into account. And at 35 pts a piece I think 3 is a must.

Rod

Author:  Luna Guardian [ Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:01 am ]
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I love the gnarled staff on the shaman! I have to agree with Prince of Spires, the chukkas are not much of a threat except in large numbers

Author:  SpellArcher [ Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:27 pm ]
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Shannar, Sealord wrote:
Now that's a cool one.

Looks so mean doesn't he Shannar?

Luna Guardian wrote:
I have to agree with Prince of Spires, the chukkas are not much of a threat except in large numbers

In general I agree Luna. Stone thrower plus two bolters is at least functional IMHO. Nowhere near 2 x Lobber 2x Doom Diver though so I might add a fourth machine.

Prince of Spires wrote:
So, chop chop, get painting.

I'm trying and failing to picture myself painting at speed Rod.

:)

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Author:  Shannar, Sealord [ Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:05 pm ]
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I really like the ones with the rocks.

Author:  SpellArcher [ Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:34 pm ]
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Thanks Shannar.

They turned out better than I expected, despite quite basic painting.

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