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Offline Shadespyre

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Re: Fantasy Tribes Brown Orcs Project (Artillery!)
« Reply #100 on: April 23, 2019, 11:13:53 PM »
Spent the way-too-hot and way-too-tired holiday weekend painting boring orcs...




They're a bit less fun than the other units as most of them are dressed solely in chainmail, so the unit is less colourful and less varied. This is the most heavily repaired unit so far, with only four or five swinging their original axes, so it's nice to have completed their renovation.

I had thought of using this rag tag band as some sort of militia or levy unit (orc farmers and craftsmen rather than soldiers?) but even their tatty chain shirts makes them look a bit more professional than that - most of the sword and mace armed units are actually unarmoured models. Another option might be to find shields for them and make them just another unit of hand weapon and shield infantry?

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Re: Fantasy Tribes Brown Orcs Project (MORE Orcs!)
« Reply #101 on: April 24, 2019, 01:12:03 PM »
They look like a formidable unit!

In the time of handguns (if you play in a renaissance style setting with Empire & Dwarfs using black powder), tatty chain shirts were for peasant levies. Perhaps better equipped peasant levies, but still levies.

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Re: Fantasy Tribes Brown Orcs Project (MORE Orcs!)
« Reply #102 on: April 24, 2019, 07:33:38 PM »
Hmmm, fair point. Food for thought...

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Re: Fantasy Tribes Brown Orcs Project (MORE Orcs!)
« Reply #103 on: April 25, 2019, 08:00:48 PM »
Dammit, I seem to have bought some MORE Orcs on ebay. I really don't want to paint many more, if I'm honest about it!

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Re: Fantasy Tribes Brown Orcs Project (MORE Orcs!)
« Reply #104 on: April 25, 2019, 08:12:33 PM »
Dammit, I seem to have bought some MORE Orcs on ebay. I really don't want to paint many more, if I'm honest about it!

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Re: Fantasy Tribes Brown Orcs Project (MORE Orcs!)
« Reply #105 on: April 25, 2019, 11:21:38 PM »
Yeah, I'll bet. I think I'll use the new guys to make one more infantry block, and then it'll mainly be characters and bits and bobs to tidy off the army. Then it's standards and basing and we're done (as if an army is ever done...)

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Re: Fantasy Tribes Brown Orcs Project (MORE Orcs!)
« Reply #106 on: May 27, 2019, 12:09:05 AM »
Champion and Bodyguards



Painting Brown Orcs is definitely losing it's lustre. One more big regiment, I think. There are still some characters and some more red goblins, too.
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Re: Fantasy Tribes Brown Orcs Project (MORE Orcs!)
« Reply #107 on: June 25, 2019, 05:48:09 PM »
Errr, I did paint some more orcs, they're in the 2019 Painting thread but right now the thing is BASES

I want to get away from static grass a bit, and I thought flock would help conceal the pre-slotta bases, but is this TOO green?


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Re: Fantasy Tribes Brown Orcs Project (Bases!?)
« Reply #108 on: July 07, 2019, 12:56:31 PM »
I based thousands of orcs now, they look okay. Still rather greener than I really intended, but it has quite an old-school look and contrasts the brown skin well, so it'll do.

Now free-handing standards and flags. I'm very bad at this and don't know why I bother! Really looking forward to getting this over with now!!!  :eusa_wall:

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Re: Fantasy Tribes Brown Orcs Project (Bases!?)
« Reply #109 on: July 15, 2019, 07:42:44 PM »
Standards as of right now (and I think the first time I've posted finished bases)

A range of Orc standard cliches, I had to throw in the red eye, right? FEEDBACK VERY WELCOME!



I've still got the Orc General and a bunch more Red Goblins to paint. Time to dig through the boxes and see if there is anything else I've missed...

Offline orcyboy

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Re: Fantasy Tribes Brown Orcs Project (Standards!)
« Reply #110 on: July 15, 2019, 08:32:16 PM »
They all look pretty cool to me. I think I like the sun/moon one the best though it could be a toss up with the red cyclops.


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Re: Fantasy Tribes Brown Orcs Project (Nearly Finished!)
« Reply #111 on: August 11, 2019, 10:08:36 PM »
I think I owe everyone a few more updates, here's what I've painted in the last month or so...

A handful more Red Goblin Wolf Riders, taking me to the (strange) total of 17



Red Goblin Infantry! I wasn't originally going to include these, but for completeness it seemed a shame to exclude them, especially as the Chieftain is such a nice model. Quite a martial looking bunch for goblins!



Red Goblins on Giant Tuskers! Elite Goblin shock cavalry? I think so! I'd like a bigger unit but these are pretty rare (and so horribly expensive)



Orc King and War Wyvern - you can't build a pre-slotta Orc army and not include this model, it's a classic even if by modern standards it's not that big




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Re: Fantasy Tribes Brown Orcs Project (Nearly Finished!?)
« Reply #112 on: August 12, 2019, 12:57:56 AM »
Quite the collection there! :icon_cool: :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
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Re: Fantasy Tribes Brown Orcs Project (Nearly Finished!?)
« Reply #113 on: August 12, 2019, 04:59:01 AM »
The standards look great. I think the fact that you used the cliches works in their favor. It's a really oldschool army, after all. The whole thing has come together very well. I really love seeing these old figures painted up. I hope you're up for some full (for the moment) army photos soon.  :-D

I think my only criticism is the bases. I know you mentioned the green, but I think that looks goo. Especially since you used more earthy colors for the orcs. It also reminds me of the model railroad dyed sawdust style flock that my friends and I used, and also used to see in early issues of White Dwarf & Dragon Magazine. Fitting for the vintage models. I also like the tufts. But I think the amount of white is a little distracting from the figures.

Well done!  :::cheers:::

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Re: Fantasy Tribes Brown Orcs Project (Nearly Finished!?)
« Reply #114 on: August 12, 2019, 12:08:25 PM »
I have to agree a bit, to be honest. It's come out a little bit "garden path" where I was going more for a chalky / limestone effect. I like that it helps the models stand out from the bases a bit, but I is rather full on in places. I might go back and change the balance a bit, I've got some tufts left so it would be easy to break up some of the bigger white patches.

I've ordered ONE more goblin from ebay, and then it's possible that that's it. Except for movement trays, which I think I might leave the white stones off of ;)
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Re: Fantasy Tribes Brown Orcs Project (Nearly Finished!?)
« Reply #115 on: August 13, 2019, 02:36:16 AM »
FWIW, I think the amount of white on the tusker riders and the wyvern base look good and has the chalky effect you mentioned.

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Re: Fantasy Tribes Brown Orcs Project (Nearly Finished!?)
« Reply #116 on: August 13, 2019, 05:53:34 PM »
That's very useful to know, thanks. Looking at the army as a whole, this last batch are stonier than the ones I did all at once, I think I almost flipped the ratios somehow.

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Re: Fantasy Tribes Brown Orcs Project (Finished! Army Photos!)
« Reply #117 on: August 15, 2019, 09:22:24 PM »
My movement tray order arrived! I missed one unit off it. Annoying!!!  :eusa_wall:

Ordered a few extras. You'll be getting some army photos once they arrive, I think :)
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Re: Fantasy Tribes Brown Orcs Project (Army Photos)
« Reply #118 on: August 24, 2019, 02:24:34 PM »
Some whole army shots for you







Quite a lot of them in the end!

Unit roster:

Orc King on War Wyvern
2 Orc Chieftains on Wyverns
Orc Wizard
Half Orc Shaman

20 Big Orcs with Great Weapons (Full Command)
12 Orc Chieftains in Heavy Armour
10 Orc Bodyguards with Great Weapons (with Orc Champion and Army Standard bearer)

25 Orcs with Spears (Full Command)
18 Orcs with Swords (Full Command)
16 Orcs with Maces (Full Command)
20 Orc Levy with Hand Weapons (Full Command)
10 Orc Archers
10 Orc Archers
10 Orc Crossbowmen

2x 4-crew Stone Throwers
4x 2-crew Bolt Throwers

9 Trolls
1 Giant

25 Red Goblins (with Goblin Chieftain and Goblin Wizard)
8 Red Goblin Wolf Riders
8 Red Goblin Wolf Riders
4 Elite Red Goblin Tusker Riders

About 4500 points for Warhammer Fantasy 3rd Edition, depending on what you count things as and how the characters are set up

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Re: Fantasy Tribes Brown Orcs Project (FINISHED ARMY SHOTS!)
« Reply #119 on: August 24, 2019, 02:29:41 PM »
Awesome!!!
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Re: Fantasy Tribes Brown Orcs Project (FINISHED ARMY SHOTS!)
« Reply #120 on: August 25, 2019, 12:21:52 PM »
Yes! :icon_biggrin: :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
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Re: Fantasy Tribes Brown Orcs Project (FINISHED ARMY SHOTS!)
« Reply #121 on: August 26, 2019, 07:22:17 AM »
It is an awesome and very coherent looking army! Something to be proud of!
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Re: Fantasy Tribes Brown Orcs Project (FINISHED ARMY SHOTS!)
« Reply #122 on: August 26, 2019, 12:10:20 PM »
Sweet! Impressive seeing it all set out together.

Offline Shadespyre

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Re: Fantasy Tribes Brown Orcs Project (FINISHED ARMY SHOTS!)
« Reply #123 on: August 26, 2019, 10:16:30 PM »
Thanks all, I'm pleased with how it came out. I don't know how effective it would be in a game, but I enjoyed painting "only" 25 figures in a "big" regiment compared to grinding out 60 strong 8th ed units. It still adds up to 230 models though, so I still haven't learned restraint. I think 12 year old me would be quite happy with it :)

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Re: Fantasy Tribes Brown Orcs Project (FINISHED ARMY SHOTS!)
« Reply #124 on: August 30, 2019, 03:38:20 AM »
I like the smaller regiments, and have been trying to reset myself from that giant regiment (WFB8, KoW) mindset too. I think that units of 10-25 are a good size, and help make a "smaller" (4'x8' or less) gaming table accommodate more gameplay. (Not that I game much lately...)

I think your army photos make it clear -- it looks like a big army on a battlefield!  :::cheers:::