I've been putting off the prep for BOYL for some time. No real idea why, just couldn't get my head into the painting game but I'm well on my way now. In fact I only have two more figure to paint and I'm there.
For the Journey to the east game that Thansants is putting on (He's subbing for Lenihan) I've painted up my half orcs. Yes I did tell you about them. A long time ago.
In fact they used to look like this.
But after a lot of faffing about I now have this groovy looking bunch of cut-throats!
The cool thing about these guys is that not only do they make a nice little gang for the BOYL game (which I'll be coming on late as I have the Electric Sheep game with JB first) but I can also use them as a mercenary/allie unit for various armies. For instance they can fit with a hobgoblin / orc army no problem but that can also be used with a bretonnnian army! Just imagine the nobles turning there noses up at that!
The unit is led by Agaroth the Unwashed and if I've got time I'll paint up a shaman as well. That way I'll have two characters so that if I want to deploy the boys as two units of 10 then they'll have a character with each.
Of course the Half-orcs themselves aren't going to win me any battles so they'll be led onto the battlefield by my big nasty Back orcs. Some of Bob Olley's finest.
And backed up by a big mean Swamp Troll.