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Title: Bad Boyz Of The Badlands
Description: A Savage Orc Horde

Blitzum - December 1, 2006 08:41 AM (GMT)
Da Intro
Well it wasn't cheap by any means and like most O&G players my collection is in constant need of expansion, which means it's time to WAAAGH! down to my local store and buy some more models.

Maybe U Da One Who Savage?
Well what can I say I had to put up with a fairly medicore armylist in 6th Edition given the Savage Orc theme but now in 7th Edition I'm having loads of fun just like in the good old days of 5th Edition. I've done loads of conversions because well I could and I wanted some models to stand out more so than others.

Realizing that Savage Orcs have some kind of fetish for feathers I concluded that my character should have headresses. Where did I get all these wonderful feathers you might ask? Simple I got them from my friends Empire spare bits. This look was more befitting of my Big Bosses and not my Shamans. The feathers were a variety of colors but I made sure not to include feathers of the same color as the color of the tattoos on the model.

Shaman Cerimonial Costumes
The White Wolf Cloaks seemed more becoming of the Savage Orc Shamans. I figured they would view combat in a more spiritually bloodthristy manner. I did dangle one feather from one ear per shaman however so as not to ignore the feathers entirely.

Of course the Savage Orcs need Warpaint but don't you think their Boars do too? I got the inspiration for their Warpaint from Princess Mononke for you anime fans out there. Basically a Bleached Bone zebra stripe pattern. For the Savage Orc themselves I wanted to distinuigh the 4 main groups.
Shamans (both types): Warlock Purple
Bosses (only Bigbosses and Warbosses): Bad Moon Yellow
Savage Orcs: Enchanted Blue
Savage Orc Boar Boyz: Blazing Orange

Unfortunately since the army is almost entirely composed of metal figs there ws not alot of conversion potential. The Orc Boar Chariots offerred the most potential. With the new rules the Savage Orc Bigboss in a Boar Chariot isn't such a bad idea. Obviously I did not convert the character from the model with the whip.

Savage Orcs are mostly know for roaming abut the Badlands, which I always pictured more to be like a salt flat than anything else. Problem with that is there is not exactly a good way yo represent a salt flat. I painted the base Desert Yellow then painted cracks using Scorched Brown then I glued the flock in purposely trying to keep the painted in cracks exposed. I'm sure I could find a better way to go about flocking to make it appear more like a salt flat but I just don't want to redo the bases now that I've already gone this route.

7th Eidtion

Mages in Combat
With the new rules you need to keep your mages in units and units tend to end up in combat at one point in time or another throughout the course of a battle, especially the Savage Orc units. With this in mind the Savage Orc Shaman can not only contribute in the magic phase but also during combat with the proper magic items. Skull Wand and Waaagh! Paint is one of my favorite combos but their are tons of possibilities. Sword of Battle and Nibbla's Ring, Iron Boar and Best Basha, there is actually alot of potential combos. You end up with a mage who has decent fighting capabilities.

Savage Orc Boar Boyz
They cost more but you also don't need an especially large unit of them either. Units of 6-7 fielded 1 rank wide can take alot of punishment and still take away ranks when they get into combat. Unless I take a BSB their the only access I have to a magic standard. It's usually not worth the VP you cough up so I don't bother. I don't like putting characters in here because they can get targeted out once the units is reduced to less than 5 models.

Savage Orc Boyz
Their not cheap anymore but when equipped with an Additional Choppa they can Waaagh! across the board. Shamans tend to go in these units while Bigbosses go in Chariots. If the Bigboss's chariot is destroyed he can always join up with the unit of Savage Orc Boyz.

The door swings both ways when it comes to Frenzy sometimes the god can offset the bad and other times the exact opposite can happen. I used to think it was important to have Fast Calvary in my army to prevent lures but I found it's better to use magic instead because people would always go after my Wolf Riders first and send them fleeing off the board. It's not a power gamer list but it's fun and themed that's what I like about it.

Warlord Ghazak Gazhkull - December 1, 2006 08:08 PM (GMT)
There are some intresting ideas between i, I see forward to the first pic's :).


Shorty the Shaman - May 19, 2007 12:32 AM (GMT)
Firstly, sounds awesome!
Secondly, to address the money issue you could maybe convert some normal orcs and maybe convert some gobbos to have savage gobbos as well. just an idea but yeah. Good luck and again sounds great.

Lucky the squig - May 19, 2007 01:19 AM (GMT)
Ummm shorty you realize this thread is like over a year old eh? I think it's probably dead by now.

Silver - May 19, 2007 01:22 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Lucky the squig @ May 19 2007, 01:19 AM)
Ummm shorty you realize this thread is like over a year old eh? I think it's probably dead by now.

December 1st 2006...

thats.. 5.5 months old now.

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