I recently finished four warg riders for my orc faction. The models are from Copplestone Castings – wonderful castings, with great proportions and the perfect amount of detail. They were a pleasure to paint!
I also completed their leader – a big orc on a big warg!
For my ordinary units, I have devised a simple system of basing to keep my army compatible with different rules systems. Here’s how the wargs are based, for example:
Each warg and rider is placed on a 20×20 mm base cut from magnetic sheet. The models can then be combining with various sabot bases made out of rubber steel sheet – in this case, a 40×40 mm base. By this method, I can quickly adapt my army to any ruleset!
The past few months have seen some solid progress on my 10mm armies and terrain! So I decided to take out what I have finished so far for a photo:
There are lots of more miniatures in various stages of painting, but I am slowly getting near something playable! Apart from finishing the two armies, I will also need some more terrain. I am considering building something simple, like a hill, and perhaps adding another house for a small “farmstead”.
Anyway, with this speed, I should be able to play a game sometimes by the middle of summer!
Even having no one to play against, I am still in love with the 10mm scale for fantasy miniatures. So here’s an update about what I have been doing for the past week!
First, since my two sons love playing with kid’s clay in the living room, I decided to move my miniature projects there as well. That way, I can work side-by-side with them, which is a lot more fun! Here’s how organized it all looks right now (yay!):
My three-year old made me promise to buy him some plastic miniatures to paint as well. Problem is, I don’t really feel comfortable handing something “scary” or warlike to him at that age. I just does not feel right, even if it is just a game. So I am trying to find something more “innocent” to start with. Perhaps a building of some kind? Happy for any suggestions!
The new setup also let me paint another four stands of orcs, giving me 6 full stands:
Slowly getting somewhere with these nice miniatures from Copplestone Castings. Nearly 100 orcs! On the one hand, I find it more enjoyable painting at the 10mm scale than at the 28mm scale. On the other hand, it may become a bit repetitive towards the end. 🙂 I am very impressed by people who manage to crank out massive 10mm armies, seemingly without any major effort.
Good news! I finished the next step in building my small orc horde. At the time of writing, somewhat less than 100 orcs have been glued to magnetic strips. Next up I will glue sand to the bases and give them a basecoat. Then it’s off to painting!
This force will give me 10 warbands for Hordes of the Things, totalling 20 points. I will need another 4 points before this army is done. I might add two units of wolf riders – perhaps one unit of archers and one unit with swords?
I always admire people who can just churn out whole armies without blinking. Myself I take forever to finish just about anything! That is why I am so happy to have finished two whole magnetized strips of orcs, which gives me… one whole 4x2cm base of orcs! Wonderful – I now have ten of these not-so-nice people. I am actually pretty happy with the colour scheme: three colours on yellow base paint, then two washes, then finishing touches and grasses. Very quickly, very efficient – and does not look too bad on the table.
Now, there is a long way to go before I can do much with these. For an army in Hordes of the Things I will need 18 strips of these (giving me 9 warbands) and then another 10-15 wolf riders to fill out the rest of the army. Well, at least this is a start!