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Σάββατο, 26 Ιουνίου 2010

My Orc Army


I finally received the (almost) final installment for my 6mm orc army. I initially went with the Irregular Miniatures Orc Army pack. At GBP11 it was hardly a major expe
nse and it provided me with the basis of my units:In Fantasy Rules 3rd Edition using 15mm basing (40X40mm) and ranges is recommended when gaming with 6mm figures. In this case I've broken each unit in two 40X20mm sabots, allowing me to use the figures with either Warmaster or HOTT if I later use any of these sets.
With everything included in the Army deal I was able to make:
  • 2 HeavyChariot Units
  • 2 Light Cavalry Units
  • 3 Handweapon Units
  • 2 Skirmisher Units
Not bad for 11 pounds worth of stuff. To add to this I ordered the Orc Brutes from Microworld Games (Steve is a great guy and his miniatures are topnotch), some more stuff from Irregular and the Goblin Hordes from Baccus. With all these I plan to make an additional 2 skirmisher units, 2 handweapon units, my 2 elite handweapon units, 2 (or maybe more) goblin mobs, 2 more light cavalry units and one more heavy chariot unit. Considering that the average FR!3 game is around 1000 points this is (massive) overkill, but it is easy to get carried away with 6mm stuff.
What else is left? The heavy hitters. Large and Small Monsters in the form of giants and trolls will provide bowfire and melee support, behemoths will provide long-range firepower, together with catapults and a siege tower. I initially didn't want to include heavy cavalry because the Irregular chariots looked so good, but Microworld Games sent some free samples with my order that included excellent boar-mounted heavy goblin cavalry, so that will be included with my next order.
Before I sign off; I'd heard horror stories about Irregular's sculpting. True, they are not up to the standard of Microworld or Baccus figs but they are hardly horrible. They paint well, as can be seen below, they have interesting units and they are practically indestructible, all of which are important points for me.
That's all for now. Hopefully I'll finish my dwarven warband for Song of Blades and Heroes soon so I can post those pics.

Δευτέρα, 21 Ιουνίου 2010

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

After a period of inactivity, due to unforeseen, unavoidable and unfortunate events, I returned to my wargaming and modeling activities. However, the events of the last few months have changed the way I saw my hobby and forced some changes on my plans. First and foremost, I settled down to 2 scales for my gaming needs; 20mm for skirmish games and 6mm for massed battles.

I know that for a lot of people 6mm is not a viable scale, however the (significantly) lower cost and most importantly the time spent painting them is minimal compared to 20mm, let alone 28mm. I've also settled down on the rule sets I'll be using, for now at least. For WWII I'll be using Blitzkrieg Commander for massed battles and Hit the Dirt and Force on Force for skirmishes. For fantasy, Fantasy Rules! 3rd Edition for massed battles and the lovely Song of Blades and Heroes for skirmishes.

By having more realistic expectations for my projects I have managed to complete some of them. Granted, some ingenuity is needed especially in fantasy wargaming, but that's nothing new. I'll be posting pics of my progress soon.