Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Beginnings of my Waaagh!

Over the last year or so I've traded and bought a huge stack of Assault on Black Reach Ork minis with the intention of launching a Waaagh with which to a) amuse myself with, as Orks can be crazy and random, b)paint something different to power armour (but still green hey!) and c)inject a new faction into my current gaming group.

(which currently comprises of - Space Wolves x2, Crimson Fists, Salamanders, Necrons, Iron Warriors, Eldar, Tyranids, Imperial Guard, Grey Knights and my Dark Angels)

Getting back to 'da ladz',for a really small outlay I had myself a decent foot army and some Deffkoptas as well. However, the bug has bitten hard- Gork AND Mork spoke to me and demanded more units! So the lads have now been backed up by 3 Killa Kanz, 2 Looted Wagons, 2 Battlewagons and a Stompa super heavy walker! As a pure wysiwyg army it'll start around 3000 pts but could easily top 4500 without overloading on wargear and losing unit cost effectiveness. Big thanks to James, Ash and Alan for the AoBR kits, and Chris (chopshopbitz on eBay) for the Battlewagons and Stompa.

Now to find the time to paint all 123 models (101 of those are footsoldiers!). Oh, and I finally decided that my Orks will be the thieving looting opportunistic types, and are being painted up as Deathskulls. Every other Ork army I come across seems to be Goffs or Bad Moonz, and i have a vibrant 'blue' tone that really pops out against green skin.

Time to stock up on greens, blues, washes and dirty, metallic and rusty colours....

Some Pics!
Almost the whole collection- still have to assemble another 10 boyz, another Battlewagon and the Stompa...

Da Kanz!!
Looted Wagon with Boomgun!!

One of the Battlewagons (rear canopy and all turrets are removable). Will be getting a Dethrolla for the front really soon.

So there we go- the Waaagh is well and truly on the way!! Im going to be crafting a 1500pt list from the models i have here in time for a tournament in late September, and im hoping to have the majority of these guys painted up in time, even if only base colours with some washes and highlights. Going to run 2 Battlewagons, the Kanz, a couple of Koptas and as many Boyz as i can fit in with the points limit....

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