Tuesday, October 23, 2012

More Orc Dreads painted up!

This weekend did not see allot of painting, but more priming of all my lose Orcs. I am trying to build them into units, and fraction. I did get two more of my Dreads painted, but they need their bases, and banners added.
These Dreads are modeled after the Evil Suns, all things machine! I did not want to place glyphs like the other Dreads, but rather a emblem on the belly was just the right touch for them. The last photo is just for comparison between the different styles of each fractions.
I am still waiting for Gruntz 1.1 to come out, and their army/unit builder so I can stat up the Orcs for Grunts, as well as for USE ME rules.

What I plan for my rules is this, and I know some will argue this but it is how I feel. Both Gruntz, and USE ME are great systems in their own right but they have a defined role in wargaming. I feel Gruntz is a great skirmish level game, and USE ME is meant for Mass Combat.
How I define the two.
Skirmish level games are 50 or less miniatures per side, and Mass Combat are 50 or more miniatures per side. My plan is to field my entire Orc hoard of well over a 150 miniatures, and some day it will be over 200. Gruntz will take all day to play that type of game out.

Now I could simply use USE ME for skirmish level as well, but I feel the games will be over very quickly, and this would only be good if I was going to play a number of games in one night. So I wait for Gruntz 1.1 so I may print off a copy, and get reading the rules.


Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Orcs are back!

It has been a long time with out a post from me, and I have found some time to post. Or the last few months I have been busy with life stuff, and not been giving my Miniatures any real time. It is now fall, and my painting desk has been getting some attention, and I wan to share what I have been working on.
I am making some changes to this blog, I hat blogger. I am going with a very simple look, and sticking to it. Some of the features work some don't, some ware my blog template got screwed up and I can not fix it.  I will try and add the photo from the top back but that is it. The content is what really matters, any way.

First let me say I have been inspired by a post on TMP regarding Orks. Now I do not use that work for IP reasons, I use the generic term Orc. So this guy has been knocking out some fantastic stuff, that follows the GW Ork clans to a T.

That is some thing I was not doing as I want to keep under the IP radar, but as I really don't care any more I am finishing my Orc in the old codex fashion.

So with out further bla bla bla here are my Boys, and their machines.

    Now if you do not like Fantasy miniatures please do not look any further down.

I got this two miniatures for my Birth Day in August and I love them. I had one yeas ago for my Fantasy Orc arem, but sold the hole army (needed money). So now I have two of them, I have them in my Human army. These are from Black Raven Foundry range sold by Old Glory 15s.

Once more all photos taken with my very fancy camera, and expensive light box.

OK I used my Blackberry Torch cell phone, and my folgers   coffee can light box.