I began my gaming career with fantasy games: SPI's War of the Ring in 1979 (with the wicked-cool Gondor and Sauron minigames!) and the blue-box Basic Dungeons and Dragons the following year. One could argue that it was all downhill from there. Yet despite my love of the fantasy genre, I never really got into fantasy miniatures gaming, except as a supplement for D+D. SO at long last, I shrugged my shoulders and said "Why the heck not"? I have a set of medieval rules that I think will work really well with fantasy mass combat (based loosely off of Hail, Caesar!, but I also might give the fantasy version of Impetus a whirl) and an Old Glory Army membership, so off we go!
|I started these guys just over a month ago. One nice thing about orcs as opposed to Napoleonic soldiers: a lot less fiddly equipment, straps, and shako plates to paint.|
|Two units of Warg cavalry. I was aiming for a shield design with bold colors and jagged lines. Only when I was done did I realize that I had invented the ZZ Top logo. Oh, well. Orcs would probably dig ZZ Top.|
|The Orc commander. I'll probably stream a blood-red pennant from the skull-flagpole.|
|One of the units of infantry. The scuplts are Old Glory 25mm. They come to about a dollar per figure, with the OGA discount. A much better deal than Warhammer plastics, and I like the look a lot better, too.|
|Another view of the infantry, this time with flash engaged.|
|I had hoped to mount the goblins four to a 40mm square base, but though the models themselves are small, their individual bases are huge. So, they will march three to a base, just like their Orc cousins.|