Ruglud's Armoured Orcs have featured on this blog a few times before and here they are again. This time they are fully equipped and finally finished!
Some time before Christmas I managed to snaffle a bargain on ebay consisting of an incomplete set of this Regiment of Renown along with various other goodies (more of which another time), all packed up in the original box. Unfortunately the box had had sellotape wrapped round it for some reason but the collector in me is at least partially satisfied!
However, it wasn't the box, or even the additional plastic crossbows I needed to equip each trooper that had me jumping with joy. Rather tragically it was the long bases that you can fit three minis on that really got me excited - sad I know.
Maybe it was the years of ogling Kev Adams' Goblin army in the Warhammer Armies book that had instilled this strange desire of mine to possess and base some of my minis on these longer bases - who knows!
Anyhow, I am now able to field a rather formidable looking 30 strong unit of armoured Orcs, complete with crossbows - ah deep joy.
Some of my down time before Christmas was spent happily painting up the additional members of the unit and basing them. I had another good go at copying freehand some of the Arcane Armourials as featured on the troopers on the box.
So, with more equipment than you can shake a stick at (heavy armour, shields, hand weapons, halberds and crossbows), and a level 10 and 5 hero to lead them, standard bearer, musician and +3 rank bonus with two more ranks to spare - is this the first Oldhammer "Deathstar" unit?
What with these chaps and my overpowered Zombie Dragon (Rick Priestley's rules in the back of an old WD - not mine!) I might be accused of slowly turning into a power gamer... ; )