After a productive rummage through the city, it was time to head back to their temporary den. The Skaven warband “Fierce” was scurrying back through the city as a good pace. The six rats easily moved through the shadows without making a noise. Even the large rat ogre, Stinky, had no trouble sticking to the darkness as shadows grew longer.
Cheesey the Assassin Adept came to a silent hault, and the warband froze. From the distance came the loud bellowing of the quarreling green-skin warband. The dumb brutes were walking in their direction. Cheesey saw that they were both heading down the same street, with only one way to get to the other side; by slicing through the thick sculls of the Orc warband.
Cheesey almost squealed in delight of the thought of sinking his fighting claws into the Orcs who had forced him to retreat.
Orcs and Goblins in the game of Mordheim (as well as Warhammer) love to fight so much that they can easily get in a fight with each other in the middle of a game. In Mordheim, this is called Animosity. Any orc or goblin henchman afflicted by animosity for a round can not do anything else for that round. Sometimes it is hard to remember which angry orc or goblin can’t do anything for the rest of the turn, so I created these counters to help me remember.
Wow! Where has the summer gone? I am ashamed at how little I got done this summer on my Mordheim. =/
Anyway, I did manage to get some progress done on my Animosity Counters for my Orc Warband:
I have just under a month left in the 1-inch base competition, and I’ve finally put aside a small amount of time for my entry. (I was extremely busy last month… right guys…?) First, the pictures, then I’ll explain what my entry is for.
I got forced into Orcs when I started up Mordheim again because I was the only one with the Mordheim warbands, and I couldn’t just have Skaven Warbands. But boy am I glad I did. I now understand the craze people feel for the greenskins. I’m in the middle of a campaign with a Orc and Goblin Warband, and I’m doing pretty well. I’ve developed/read about/seen a couple different tactics for starting an Orcs and Goblins warband in Mordheim, and I’ll try to share my thoughts on them here:
Orc and Goblin Necessities
No matter what direction I go with a Orc and Goblin Warband, I will always get all four heroes (200gc) as that directly affects my income after every game. Only getting four heroes to start is probably the biggest draw-back for the Orcs and Goblins.
Squigs and Goblins and Orcs, Oh My!
This is the warband I am currently playing with, and is probably the most fun of the Orc and Goblin warbands to start with. Read the Rest of the Post >
We played another game on the 14th, but I’ve been so busy I wasn’t able to write/post it until today.
Mordheim Game Setup:
My board and my models are not completely painted yet, but I have enough terrain to make a very crowded board. I feel that a nice cramped Mordheim board with few open spaces is how the destroyed city really should be like. The upside of such a crowded board, so that shooty warbands have a tough time getting shots off; enforcing the Close Combat emphasis of the Mordheim Game.
Here’s a shot of the board:
When I first started playing with Orcs and Goblins, my brother put together a ridiculous warband with a bunch of goblin fanatics and a troll, etc. I picked up the rulebook the other day, and put together a couple sample warbands.
To Troll or not to Troll?
This is definitely a difficult question, since Trolls are so bad-ass. Read the Rest of the Post >
I’ve done a lot of research on the Internet on basing, paint, modeling, etc. Here are some links to some great resources on these subjects:
- Tom’s Boring Mordheim Blog has lots of great tips and tricks for painting, as he is an amazing painter and artist.
- Games Workshop tutorial on Painting Models.
- Brushthralls’ Old Basing tutorial. (They have a new modeling tutorials here.)
- (I also got lots of ideas from Tom’s Boring Mordheim Forum and Witchhunter.net.)
My new Mordheim Warbands have officially been started.
Currently, Skaven is my favorite warband, so I decided to start the learning curve with some Orc Models I got from a Warhammer Box Set I got off of ebay. I have too many of each of these models, so if I end up destroying them, I’ll survive. This way I can perfect my basing/painting styles before starting into my Skaven warband.
With that said, I based these models with a layer of PVA glue and a layer of sand. I added a rock or a wooden plank to each base before putting the layer of sand (so they look like they are stuck in the sand.
I removed the two models from their frames and used a razor blade to smooth out the seams. I glued on their heads and glued them to their bases with a helping of rubber cement (for plastic models).
Then, after a base coat of black paint:
Now I need to come up with a good color scheme. I think I’m going to use Orange as a warpaint color.
-More to come,
To continue showing off where I started with my (badly painted) models (when I was 14 years old), here is my Orcs and Goblins Warband. Most of these models got a green base coat, and then black, brown and silver paint was applied where necessary. I took some extra time with the Troll, who would be looking really good right now if he wasn’t missing his head. I’ll need to get some green stuff and make a new one.
(NOTE: The sole purpose of this and the previous post is for posterity’s sake, and proof that everyone starts at the bottom and gets better with practice (or so I hope ;)).)
Without further ado, here is my Orc and Goblin warband (before):