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Uruk Hai, the return! And more……..much much more

Uruk Hai, the return! And more……..much much more

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About the Project

I got carried away..... and this means the original core army would never, ever be finished if I keep expanding as I go along. So here is everything! I want to do a massive game somewhere around 10 or 12 thousand points a side. And I want the miniatures to be suitable for as many other game systems as possible. I don’t want to do things twice! Whom do we serve? “SARUMAN!”

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What to paint the spiders?

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I’m very tempted to copy the old school forest goblin Tick riders (they never looked particularly like spiders to me) but I am drawn to the lovely yellow girl I found while out and about.

Or do I just go full comic book style as the green fella?

I don’t know!!!

How do I stay on track?

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I got side tracked again. I made this Carroccio with some alterations for my Empire army. Gonna use it as my grand theogonist with war altar. Will also have some witch hunter flagellants to accompany it.I got side tracked again. I made this Carroccio with some alterations for my Empire army. Gonna use it as my grand theogonist with war altar. Will also have some witch hunter flagellants to accompany it.
I like it.I like it.
But how do I keep motivated to finish my orcs and goblins.But how do I keep motivated to finish my orcs and goblins.
The witch hunter accompaniment. What do I need to do to maintain the will to finish the goblinoids!?!The witch hunter accompaniment. What do I need to do to maintain the will to finish the goblinoids!?!

Exactly what’s left to paint, I hope 4 months and no more!!

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So this is everything that’s left to paint up. Some is well underway and I hope that I can do it in no lord than 4 months. I’m desperate to do something else for a bit, like dungeon saga demon expansion or some old school Eldar. Then straight in to my next big project, either Empire forces to match the hai in scale, or Undead!So this is everything that’s left to paint up. Some is well underway and I hope that I can do it in no lord than 4 months. I’m desperate to do something else for a bit, like dungeon saga demon expansion or some old school Eldar. Then straight in to my next big project, either Empire forces to match the hai in scale, or Undead!

The full army is complete, here it is including the unpainted miniatures. I’m sooo damn close to completion!

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The full army is complete, here it is including the unpainted miniatures. I’m sooo damn close to completion!
The full army is complete, here it is including the unpainted miniatures. I’m sooo damn close to completion!
The full army is complete, here it is including the unpainted miniatures. I’m sooo damn close to completion!
The full army is complete, here it is including the unpainted miniatures. I’m sooo damn close to completion!

It’s all my mates fault.

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I’m trying to not get distracted by this game. It’s a really fun game and it took allllll day to play 3 turns! Lovely models from Dystopian wars 2.0, sadly now all out of print, and my British and American forces lost to the superior Prussian and Italian fleets.

great fun was had.

I’m not tempted to buy some alien invaders, no indeedy. Of course not. After all I’ve got goblins to finish right?

 

 

Spiders of Isenguard

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A few details to do, feathers, a touch of gap filling and a standard. A few details to do, feathers, a touch of gap filling and a standard.
But otherwise, the spider riders are here!!! What colours for spiders??…..But otherwise, the spider riders are here!!! What colours for spiders??…..

The next force for the Norse.

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The next game is 2000 points, so here is 3 pics of what that will be!

Hope they’re ready for Lee and Bug’Rit the Giant Duo!

Also thought I would show how my Troll horde is shaping up! Time for some bashin’ and stupidity is almost here.

So what happened to the Norse?

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Dense terrain field, a dug in position. How are wolf boys gonna cope with that?!

Not badly it turns out. Those poor chaos had a giant, bolt throwers pin cushioned the poor animal.

Norse marauder cavalry, pin cushioned.

Ungors, smacked with chariot impact hits in the gate.

Gors held the gate, just. The wolf boys outmanoebered and ran rings around the small chaos units and peppered them with annoying. Just annoyed them to death! The chaos sorcerer proved to not have brushed up on the spells the night before the battle and made a hash of them.

oh oh and the giant fell on his own troops! ??

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The scenario is the first part of a new campaign we are playing, the scouting force has discovered a small Norscan town and tried to plunder it and the mine located on the towns outskirts. The mine fell into Warg rider hands but the town was successfully held by the sole remaining chaos unit! A minor victory to the Uruk hai Orc scout force. Only lost two wolves! The mine has given my army a bonus for next game, extra magic items! The town has conferred an extra 75 points of core units to the chaos side for next game.
the victory has given me the choice of the next scenario.

Ohhhh we have chosen to do an ambush attack on the Norscan retaliation force that is now to be sent out into the mountains and confront this new threat. They don’t know what they’re in for! The road that passes into the mountain valley is treacherous for an army in marching column! Let’s hope the Norse can send out a messenger in warning to the lord of the realm and warn them. This Orc force is but the outriders of an invasion force.
I plan to shoot down any messenger they send out during my ambush!

Great 1000 pt game. Next game is 2000 points. Let’s see how the chaos can do in a more open field, even if they are stretched out and not expecting to fight yet…….

Raid on the Norse town

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Scouts

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Finished, it’s taken 3 weeks due to stranger things being on the telly. It’s a program too important and good to not pay it my full attention. So I was down to 20-40 mins a night 3 times a week but I’ve done the metal scouts. I could not resist having merry and pippin ,the hobbit not children, being abducted by the regiment. Well they would take em would t they!?!Finished, it’s taken 3 weeks due to stranger things being on the telly. It’s a program too important and good to not pay it my full attention. So I was down to 20-40 mins a night 3 times a week but I’ve done the metal scouts. I could not resist having merry and pippin ,the hobbit not children, being abducted by the regiment. Well they would take em would t they!?!
These chappies are the last of the Uruk hai. No more after this, just goblins, goblins, some more goblins and a Wyvern.These chappies are the last of the Uruk hai. No more after this, just goblins, goblins, some more goblins and a Wyvern.
My 6 year old made and painted some minis, all on her own, while I was doing the scouts. Didn’t the petal do well!My 6 year old made and painted some minis, all on her own, while I was doing the scouts. Didn’t the petal do well!

The foul depredations on my horizon tonight…..

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After these badgers it’s on to the goblin home run then the cherries on top of Wyvern and spiders!After these badgers it’s on to the goblin home run then the cherries on top of Wyvern and spiders!

Group shot for the pike and giant family photo opportunity.

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All pikes together! Round and round we go….All pikes together! Round and round we go….
HAHAHAHAHAJAJDGAJSKSKS!!!!!!!! No more pikes to paint!HAHAHAHAHAJAJDGAJSKSKS!!!!!!!! No more pikes to paint!
? I don’t have to paint anymore wargs, this is a wonderful day. No more wargs……bliss that cannot be counted on one’s fingers! ? I don’t have to paint anymore wargs, this is a wonderful day. No more wargs……bliss that cannot be counted on one’s fingers!
Messrs Bug’Rit and Lee, bringing the stompyness since the year of the cat and spreading the awareness that giants have rights too, chanting the slogan ‘no matter the IQ, they all get mashed by my shoe’Messrs Bug’Rit and Lee, bringing the stompyness since the year of the cat and spreading the awareness that giants have rights too, chanting the slogan ‘no matter the IQ, they all get mashed by my shoe’

New units complete! Go me! OH YEAH…..

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There’s even a flag!There’s even a flag!
Mr Lee’s partner in crime is here, meet Mr Bug’Rit.Mr Lee’s partner in crime is here, meet Mr Bug’Rit.

Kinder egg Wargs

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Or KinderWAaarrrgggh’s, as I could call them when flinging them at a wall.

Starting at the latest episode and slowly going back in time on UHH! Enjoying the show immensely while painting. Just watched it where Gerry and Timberly share their feelings on GW’s the wargs sculpts (or as I see them now, my ugly children. We have to accept them being ugly, just don’t tell the parent to his face!)

I have to accept the clear fact of their crudity. It’s been a slog to get through then, the amount of fecking gap filling alone!!! And now I’ve finished them, 60 is a fair few wargs, possibly too many. They have been a ball ache to make, massive gaps on occasion and a little trifling to paint. This is in comparison to the Perry’s mounted knights I’ve done recently, which are a dream to go together with loads of crisp detail. A bit of time separates these sculpts mind.

The biggest negative here though is the inconsistency in design. Gerry fairly assumed I had wolves from other ranges in there.

Nope. They are all GW wargs from different times, but supposedly in the same range. ?. The original metal sculpts are better than the plastic. The latest resin sculpt for a warg captain beats them all hands down, shame it’s not metal?. Can’t have it all though it seems. Aren’t GW meant to be the best??? Not always, sadly. But my love for the films and committing to a theme had me down here in semi-nostalgia valley loving my ugly geese children.

Oh and Timberly was right too, I began to not give a flying horses arse towards the end of painting them. Tried to force it through, not a good idea.
So I ended up having a breeak and finishing them afterwards and also going back and adding a couple washes here and there to soften the warg skin a bit. But I have to admit my peak of frustration, I had a hammer. I had flashes of violently applying the hammer, sticking the remains to a Frisby, and flinging it over a rainbow.

lesson: if you loose your mojo, just do something else for a bit and come back to it. It’s not worth it.

OPEN QUESTION, to all comers

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The latest XLBS mentioned asymmetrical gaming. Asymmetrical games would entirely solve my problem!

The chaps are not keeping up with the Uruk hai progress, I’m easily twice the points or more than them, at this stage.

Suggestions please! What could I get them playing in Warhammer 6th or Kings of War that might be fun and isn’t a siege of a castle. I haven’t made a castle yet, got a semi fortified town but no castle. It’s about 6 thousand points to 3 thousand (at most) at the moment.

Jour des morts, part trois. Cest Fin.

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Spares on the sphinx makes excellent bone giant, undead necroknight construct.Spares on the sphinx makes excellent bone giant, undead necroknight construct.
Just needs some kind of legs. Hallo dungeons and dragons blisters.Just needs some kind of legs. Hallo dungeons and dragons blisters.
Tother side.Tother side.
Close up of my graveguard proxies. All Lord of the rings metals, some dead marsh spectres, barrow wights and loads of dunharrow undead.Close up of my graveguard proxies. All Lord of the rings metals, some dead marsh spectres, barrow wights and loads of dunharrow undead.

Distraction of the dead! Part 2.

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These Wraiths are a buggeration to rank up.These Wraiths are a buggeration to rank up.
A classic in there, and the Reaper mummies look great.A classic in there, and the Reaper mummies look great.
I’m not convinced I’ve done folded wings very well for my zombie dragon construct, but it will do until I figure out what else to do with it!I’m not convinced I’ve done folded wings very well for my zombie dragon construct, but it will do until I figure out what else to do with it!
How many skeleton chariots is enough? I know wargames Atlantic will be doing some soon right?How many skeleton chariots is enough? I know wargames Atlantic will be doing some soon right?

The other half of my distraction. The Dead half, part 1.

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We all need wraiths and mummy’s. With zombie dragons. Also, armoured skeletons and grave guard. With a proxie Nagash.We all need wraiths and mummy’s. With zombie dragons. Also, armoured skeletons and grave guard. With a proxie Nagash.
Nagash in the background, Reg shoe is definitely an ideal standard for my Zombie units and how could I not have death somewhere?Nagash in the background, Reg shoe is definitely an ideal standard for my Zombie units and how could I not have death somewhere?
Especially when the death of rats is present. This is sooo getting house ruled into our games.Especially when the death of rats is present. This is sooo getting house ruled into our games.
Nagouron? Saugash? Saurash? Nagouron? Saugash? Saurash?

I made a vampire. He’s called Agador Spartacus. He insists on being called his full name, and he never wears shoes as they make him fall down.

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Points to those who know the base miniature used.Points to those who know the base miniature used.
Points to those who know from what film I take his name.Points to those who know from what film I take his name.

My pal says swordsman are among the best units in warhammer 6th. But we must convert some to look the same as the rest of our state troops. Here’s my experiment. I’m

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Warlord games landsknechts, some missile troops and some pike troops converted to be empire swordsman. Shields from gripping beast.Warlord games landsknechts, some missile troops and some pike troops converted to be empire swordsman. Shields from gripping beast.
Swords are left overs from my children of the hydras teeth skeletons.Swords are left overs from my children of the hydras teeth skeletons.
Yeah, I reckon this is happening. Will I have enough swords left over from the skeletons?Yeah, I reckon this is happening. Will I have enough swords left over from the skeletons?
Hmmm. ? how many skeletons do you need to earn these 3 free? ……I have enough swords.Hmmm. ? how many skeletons do you need to earn these 3 free? ……I have enough swords.

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