For them it is a simpler world of being at one with the past, communing with nature... and then killing it in a berserk rage! Yep it's the Savage Orcs!
I've had these Perry Savage Orcs since they came out in the 90's. They used to be part of a 19 strong unit when I used to game as a lad - a fact that always annoyed me. The warriors came in blisters of 4 but the command group had been reduced to 3 since the good old days of the 3rd ed. combo of Leader, Champion, Musician and Standard Bearer. Anyhow, they always did me proud in battle but I was never that enamoured of their distinctively plain looks when compared to Kev Adams' finest.
Since then the command group and a fair few of the troopers put their fear of machinery behind them and travelled over the Pond to join Blue in VT's forces - perhaps even participating in the huge Siege game our American brothers have been enjoying at their Oldhammer event this past weekend?
The remaining eight Savages were rescued from the swaps box, however, and joined their older brethren for the big Siege game we played back in August - shame they ended up stuck in a queue in the Skaven tunnel mind...
|I decided to use the shield designs from the Vile Rune Tribe from my Orc's Drift project - I always envisaged them as a semi-savage hill tribe and its nice to preserve their identity within the greater Goblinoid horde they are now part of.|
|Whilst not my favourite Orc minis in the world, they do scrub up quite well!|
|I also added a standard, or rather totem bearer - I think this excitable chap came as part of a Spear Chukka crew. His broken spear made this an easy conversion into a standard.|
|Just thought I'd include the old Boyz as they've not been on the blog in a while!|
|And the big mob all together - I think the later Perry minis mix in quite well with the older Savages.|