Thursday, October 15, 2015

Muster of the Greenskins: Assembling Big Blackie's Horde for Battle


Dang!  Where the heck does the time go?  We're half way through Orctober already and so far I've added exactly zero points to Big Blackie's Orc and Goblin Horde.  I had big plans for painting this month, but stupid reality keeps trying to intervene and frustrate me.  I've only been able to snatch a few free evenings out of an unexpectedly hectic schedule, so sadly Big Blackie's horde is not going to be completed in Orctober.  That's plain already.  Still, I have made meaningful progress, all Orc-oriented.  One small but important accomplishment has been to pretty much finalize the army that Big Blackie will lead against Aulech Henschblut's Chaos Raiders toward the end of this year.

Narchukk Toungecutter's Arrer Boys

3,000 point Orc and goblin army

Units:
1. Narchukk Toungecutter's Arrer Boyz: 23 Boyz with bows, light armor, shields, standard and musician..............................................................................................................237.5 pts
2. Bad Bloody Frumpkin's Gobbos:  41 Gobbos with hand weapon, shield, light armor, standard...............................................................................................................172.0 pts
3. Retchie Stinkfinga's Stickas: 19 Gobbos with short bow, standard...........................70.0 pts
4. Scarfgag Sorehead's Psycho Squad: 19 Boys with xtra hand weapon, lt armor, standard,
musician, shield....................................................................................................199.5 pts
5. Willie da Wheela's Waagh Waggons: 5 Goblin wolf chariots: shields, scythed wheels................................................................................................................340.0 pts
6. Big Blackie's Ultimate Black Chariot of Blackness with scythed wheels..................................................................................................................86.0 pts
7. Oogie Spazzjabber's Gobbo Gang: 19 Goblins w/ 2 handed weapons, light armor, unit standard..............................................................................................................100.0 pts
8. Badd Moon Clan: 24 Orc boys with light armor, shield, standard, musician..............................................................................................................221.0 pts
9. 'Arry da 'Eadbanga's 'Eavy Orktillery: 2 Skull Crushas.........................................124.0 pts
10. Yummskabb's Light Orktillery: 1 spear chukka, 1 stone thrower, orc crew.............89.0 pts
11. Lead Belcha with Goblin crew with light armor..................................................105.5 pts
12. Orc chariot with scythed wheels and 2 crew with shield.........................................86.0 pts
13. Goblin Fanatics:  6 of 'em.................................................................................180.0 pts
14. Gang o' Snots! 6 stands of snots with spore weapons..........................................180.0 pts
15.  Baggage Train:  two sections...............................................................................0.0 pts
pts: 2190.5
Flo's Field Kitchen (Baggage Train Section)

Characters:
1c. Narchukk Tounge Cutter: Lvl 10 Orc Champion with bow, light armor, hand weapon, shield,
    magic ARCANE BODKIN arrows..................................................................71.0 pts
2c. Bad Bloody Fumpkin: Lvl 15 Goblin hero with hand weapon, shield, light armor................................................................................................................43.0 pts
3c. Lvl 10 Goblin Champion with short bow, hand weapon, light armor................................................................................................................32.0 pts
5c. Willie Da Wheela: Lvl 20 Gobbo Hero with hand weapon, heavy armor and shield................................................................................................................56.0 pts
4c. Scarfgag Sorehead: Lvl 10 Orc Hero with Extra hand weapon, light armor................................................................................................................64.0 pts
6c. Big Blackie:Lvl 25 Black Orc Warlord: heavy armor, magic ENCHANTED STRIKE/DEGENERATION STRIKE weapon & xtra hand weapon......................256.0 pts
7c. Oogie Spazzjabber: Lvl 10 Goblin Hero with light armor and 2 handed weapon..............................................................................................................32.0 pts
8c. Boss Baddmoon: lvl 15 Orc hero with hand weapon, shield, light armor.................................................................................................................91.0 pts
Old Blind Pew: Lvl 20 Orc Wizard......................................................................251.0 pts
Army Standard: Lvl 5 Orc hero, heavy armor, hand weapon, shield, war boar, Army Standard.............................................................................................................87.0 pts

pts: 988

Grand Total:  3178.5
'Arry Da 'Eadbanga's 'Eavy Orktillery

I'm sure I've made an error here and there, but this is pretty much what the completed army will be.  One thing that sticks out is that it has a TON of war machines!  The list includes five artillery pieces and seven chariots!  And I'm not even using my Goblin wizard in the chariot!  This is a bit of a stretch, I think...proper Orcs should have more masses of infantry and fewer machines.  Trouble is, I just really enjoy painting and modeling Goblinoid war machines!  I guess that's ok for the Orcs.  The hard punch of those chariots and artillery pieces should help them out against the fearful close combat power of the chaos horde.

The Orcs have an edge in points over the Chaos spawn, but those extra points are all taken up by Snotlings, whom I don't expect to accomplish much, so the two armies are probably as even as can be reasonably expected.
Ganga Snots!!!

Planning is one thing, Painting is another.  What do I have finished so far, and what do I still need to complete?
Well, actually everything is finished except the following five elements:

Big Blackie and his Ultimate Black Chariot of Blackness (Army General)
Army Standard Bearer
The Bad Moon Clan (25 Orc Boys)
Willie Da Wheela and da Waagh Wagons (5 Goblin Chariots)
1 Baggage Train Section

Of these, The Army standard, Bad moon Clan and Baggage Train section are all in progress and WILL be finished by the end of this month.  Big Blackie and Willie da Wheela will have to wait until November, but that's ok.  Big Blackie isn't planning on riding out until Christmas or New Year's.  Clever me, leaving myself that little Space cushion.  Bummed I couldn't finish everything for Orctober, though.

Retchie Stinkfinga's Stikka Gang
Hoping to have the first of the month's projects up on the blog tomorrow.  Until then,
Stay Green, foul and cranky!

10 comments:

  1. Great stuff. Inspiration to total up my Greenskins 3rd edition style too.

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    1. Awesome! Glad you like it, Tartar Sauce.

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  2. Scary army there..... and that first painting of orcs has got to be one of favourite old school Prehammer pieces of art.

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    1. Thanks, Springinsfeld! And I like Tim Kirk's Lord of the Rings stuff, too. I only discovered him recently, but I like what I've seen so far.

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  3. Hey Mouse, that looks like it will be a very fun army to play. And I agree with Springsinfeld - I love that Orc painting, very evocative and perfect for daydreaming, plus nothing beats seeing Orcs on the march (except maybe Flo's Field Kitchen!).

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    1. Agreed. Thanks, Private Weir. Nice to have you back around the house again.

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  4. Fantastic. That is a mouth watering army list. You already get TOP MARKS for the orkiest names around, "Big Blackie's Ultimate Black Chariot of Blackness" is one for the record books. Can't wait to see your projects in living colour.

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    1. Thanks, Matthew! Pouring gas on the fire to try and get them done soon. I think you'll like the finished Big Blackie's Black Chariot of Blackness!

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  5. Sorry been insanely busy at work so just caching up, a very impressive hoard to almost have finnished. I'm goign to have to get painting or my own horde will begin to look ripe for conquest by your own.

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    1. No worries, amigo. All sorts of real life nonsense sprang unexpectedly upon me this month, so I feel your pain. I'd hoped to finish my horde for Orctober, but ended up completing only about half that many troops. Alas.

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