There’s a lot of rank and file painting going on for my Orcs & Goblins and Dwarfs for Warhammer 3rd Edition lately. In-between I also managed to complete the command for my greenskins finally, consisting of an Orc Shaman and an Orc Warlord.
The wizard is the very same I bought in the early 90s (?) as part of the Poly the Wyvern box set. It had base colours on for a couple of decades but only now can be considered finished.
The hero is a new addition but also a vintage model, courtesy of Kev Adams of course. He’s a real brute, with possibly some Black Orc blood in his family tree.
In lieu of any significant hobby progress and to battle the Salute-That-Never-Was 2020 blues this weekend I set up a Discord server for The Lost and the Damned. I hope some of you lot will join me there for raving discussions and colourful banter about toy soldiers and the worlds they inhabit.
For my part I’ll be using it to present some of the activities that don’t make the cut for a blog post, like staging this single player Warhammer 3rd Edition battle between my nearly finished Orcs & Goblins and my not quite so nearly finished Dwarfs.
I’m still in an Oldhammer mood and making progress on my Orcs & Goblins. While painting is slow, I’ve been taking stock, putting together regiments and constructing movement trays.
I did also manage to finish the mob of 20 Gobbo Stickas that is one of the core units of the army. About half of these are plastics that I had bought second hand and which were painted so well that I kept them untouched other than a little detailing and new bases. The rest are mostly metals that break up the uniformity of the regiment nicely.
My Oldhammer army of the Dark Elves for Warhammer 3rd Edition is completed. I think I managed to include a good cross section of troop types in the 1,500 points that will make the army interesting to field while looking good doing so.
The core regiments consist of a large block of armoured warriors with swords and shields, two sections of crossbowmen and some Witch Elves and Doomdrakes for hard hitting but fragile close combat power.
The characters in the army are a Death Dealer as its general, a Death-hood sorcerer and a Goredirker assassin.
A repeating bolt thrower will pepper the ranks of the enemy with steel tipped death, while the Jabberwock with its poisoned attacks and regenerative powers should strike fear into all enemies, assuming it doesn’t get bogged down by its stupidity.
Following the Forces of Undeath from 2015, at this rate I might still make it through all of the content in Warhammer Armies, assuming I can achieve a timely demise. The most likely candidates for next finished force are the Orcs & Goblins, so expect to see some updates on them in due course.
The final element in my Oldhammer Dark Elves force is a Jabberwock, summoned to do evil deeds by the sorceries of the Death-hood.
It’s a quirky sculpt of a weird monster that I’ve always liked, so I am glad to have found a place for it amongst my armies. I thought the traditional colour scheme would make a good fit for my Dark Elves. Their habit of fielding bound monsters to bolster their ranks is something I gladly subscribed to as well, since the Jabberwock is the points equivalent of another regiment of infantry or cavalry.