Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Greenskin Menace!

After playing a game of Warmaster at the Specialist Gamesday we had a couple weeks ago, I figured I'd pick up a couple of armies. I was able to get my hands on Tomb Kings, Orcs, and most recently, Empire. In an effort to actually get an army to the table, I figured I had the best chance with the Orcs. Yes, Tomb Kings are basically white with a wash, but I'm really liking the way Vincent has modified his generic skeletons to keep them in line with the Khemri fluff. I don't know if I'll ever get around to that, but I didn't want to rush anything into production and regret it later. And the Empire... well, they're pretty complicated in terms of painting, what with all the quartering and whatnot. Plus, I'm still trying to get them up the full 2000 point force I'm aiming for.

So, as it stands, Orcs are going to be the first Warmaster army for me! I've spent the last few days cleaning up the models, and I figured that, before adding characters, I have over 3000 points - more than enough. I decided to lay out the army and get an idea of the size:

Top view


This is before basing and adding characters, chariots, giants, ogres, and war machines - so it's going to be a pretty decently sized army.

I've got the following:
  • Command (including Wyvern)
  • 2x Giants
  • 2x Rock Lobbers
  • 8x Orcs
  • 7x Goblins
  • 2x Black Orcs
  • 2x Boar Boys
  • 3x Wolf Riders
  • 4x Chariots
  • 3x Trolls
  •  4x Ogres
 I mounted them on lengths of cardboard to facilitate painting, but realized too late that this does not help with priming. After the fact, I realized that it is better to prime the strips first, then affix them to the cardboard. The way I did it leaves too much unprimed area due to the fact that the paint spray cannot reach the nether-regions of the models when they are standing. Live and learn.

At any rate, the Goblins, Orcs, and Black Orcs have been primed and I will begin painting soon. Pics to come.

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