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Author Topic: Orcs of the Cracked Rock - More Vendel Orcs  (Read 24298 times)

Offline Old Hob

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Re: Orcs of the Cracked Rock - More Vendel Orcs
« Reply #135 on: December 02, 2023, 08:54:46 AM »
Wow the orcs in this thread are stellar! What beauties  :-*

That's really very kind. Thank you. It's slow going (young family etc.) but the army is definitely starting to come together.

Offline Constable Bertrand

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Re: Orcs of the Cracked Rock - More Vendel Orcs
« Reply #136 on: December 02, 2023, 09:25:57 AM »
That's really very kind. Thank you. It's slow going (young family etc.) but the army is definitely starting to come together.

Oh my yes I feel you on that front. I basically left the hobby for a period there's just not enough hours in a day hey! If that's the case the figures are even better!!!  ;)

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Re: Orcs of the Cracked Rock - More Vendel Orcs
« Reply #137 on: December 11, 2023, 05:52:52 PM »
As is becoming something of a tradition, I completed the last orc unit of the year whilst fighting off Covid. I don't recommend it. I'm definitely feeling more chipper now that these are done.



For the standard bearer I found an old Grenadier orc banner in my bits box. I think it works quite well. If you were wondering how such a chunky banner can be hefted one handed: a) the standard bearer is well hard, and b) magic.



Despite not being the quickest painter round these parts, 2 years in I now have the makings of a decent sized tribe. So far, then, there's 7x spear units, 2x bows, 2x skirmishers, a couple of wolf rider units (I ended up using the Nick Lund wolf riders in every game so far, so they're definitely staying), some random Oldhammer bits and bobs and a troll. There's lots more to come, just as soon as I've scored some 2p pieces for the bases. Posting on LAF has been a major driver in getting this far along, so thank you to everyone who's said nice things. As always, it's been very much appreciated. Cheers.


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Re: Orcs of the Cracked Rock - More Vendel Orcs
« Reply #138 on: December 11, 2023, 06:09:49 PM »
Wow, those are great! I like the standard bearer. I don’t think I have seen that sculpt, it’s fitting that he’s a big lad!

That army shot looks glorious!

Offline nickdives

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Re: Orcs of the Cracked Rock - More Vendel Orcs
« Reply #139 on: December 11, 2023, 10:46:50 PM »
A proper looking horde of evil!

Offline Hobgoblin

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Re: Orcs of the Cracked Rock - More Vendel Orcs
« Reply #140 on: December 12, 2023, 12:28:36 AM »
Superb - and the fat chap with the flag looks great! The fact that he's holding the banner braced against his body stops it looking incongruous, I reckon.

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Re: Orcs of the Cracked Rock - More Vendel Orcs
« Reply #141 on: December 12, 2023, 04:44:59 AM »
The force looks great.  Wonderful minis and great execution.  Keep going.

Please get better. 

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Re: Orcs of the Cracked Rock - More Vendel Orcs
« Reply #142 on: December 12, 2023, 08:57:43 AM »
Fantastic looking warband so far - great figures and lovely painting
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Re: Orcs of the Cracked Rock - More Vendel Orcs
« Reply #143 on: December 12, 2023, 09:18:41 AM »
Excellent force  8)
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Re: Orcs of the Cracked Rock - More Vendel Orcs
« Reply #144 on: December 12, 2023, 10:23:36 AM »
Wow; they look awesome all lined up like that.

A singular wall of spite, that battle line...
Miniatures you say? Well I too, like to live dangerously...
Find a Way, or make one!

Offline Old Hob

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Re: Orcs of the Cracked Rock - More Vendel Orcs
« Reply #145 on: December 12, 2023, 10:47:34 AM »
Thanks folks. I'm rather pleased with how the army has started to come together. I want to restage the 'horde' photo at some point, but on a proper gaming table with a backdrop and with a load more spears, standards and banners. Just as well I have more orc infantry stashed in the pile of opportunities...

Please get better. 

At painting?  lol Thanks Louie. I'm feeling much better now.   

Offline nickdives

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Re: Orcs of the Cracked Rock - More Vendel Orcs
« Reply #146 on: December 12, 2023, 11:01:11 AM »
Thanks folks. I'm rather pleased with how the army has started to come together. I want to restage the 'horde' photo at some point, but on a proper gaming table with a backdrop and with a load more spears, standards and banners. Just as well I have more orc infantry stashed in the pile of opportunities...

At painting?  lol Thanks Louie. I'm feeling much better now.

Easy done, buy more and more!!!!

Offline Constable Bertrand

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Re: Orcs of the Cracked Rock - More Vendel Orcs
« Reply #147 on: December 13, 2023, 08:25:36 PM »
Ooh that hoard looks amazing, so unified  8)
I do like the nick lund wolf riders too.

Offline Old Hob

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Re: Orcs of the Cracked Rock - More Vendel Orcs
« Reply #148 on: December 14, 2023, 06:27:26 PM »
Easy done, buy more and more!!!!

That's the plan. My fun budget is about to get rinsed!

Ooh that hoard looks amazing, so unified  8)

Thank you. I did write a fluff justification for the incongruous uniformity, but it was a bit longwinded. So, instead, long story as short as possible: back when I was procrastinating about the sort of orc army I wanted to build, I came across this footnote by Christopher Tolkien in Morgoth's Ring

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Boldog… is a name that occurs many times in the tales of the War. But it is possible that Boldog was not a personal name, and either a title, or else the name of a kind of creature: the Orc-formed Maiar, only less formidable than the Balrogs.

I decided to use Boldog as an honorific for the tribal chieftain/warlord, but, in a nod to the Maiar idea, the current Boldog has been possessed by an ancient and powerful entity with imperial ambitions. With the Big Man now under new management, the Cracked Rock orcs and the surrounding goblin tribes have been transformed from ragtag raiders and brigands into an army of conquest. And Dark Lords do love an orc in uniform, after all.


« Last Edit: December 15, 2023, 09:14:48 AM by Old Hob »

 

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