Last year, three friends and myself took the trip from Bergen, Norway to Nottingham to participate in the Warhammer Doubles, and we had an absolute blast doing so. We enjoyed it so much, in fact, that we instantly decided to make it an annual thing. Last year, I teamed my Beastmen up with T10's Warriors of Chaos, and we fared pretty well, narrowly missing out on a top 10 placing in the last game (and actually being ranked first after day one!). Not ones to split up a winning team, we've decided to leave the obviously overpowered Beastmen and Khorne Chariots (he had two, the crazy bastard!) at home, and go with the Orcs (and Gobbos, I guess)!
My problem here is that although I can paint to a pretty good table top standard, I have a very hard time actually getting any work done. So this year, I've decided to start early, and also try to keep a plog to keep my motivation up.
It's a bit tricky fitting characters into 1000 points lists, but it's a lot simpler once both of us are playing the same army. With that in mind, we've split responsibilities: I deal with leadership, and T10 deals with magic. I'm looking to bring a rock hard Warboss, a trusty Battle Standard Bearer, a nice block of 28 Bin 'Uns for them to boss around from, 6 Trolls (since I'm already in charge of a nice Ld10 reroll bubble), two Gobbo chariots and a Doom Diver.
I don't want to bore you with endless posts with pictures of unpainted Orcs, so here's the lot:
So far, the Orcs rank up nicely enough, but I know that goes out the window once I attach the shields, so I'm sort of dreading that. Otherwise, the Trolls were a bit of a hassle to puzzle together as well, but at least there's few of them and I know how they arrange up.
My main problem now is characters. I have the two direct order Orc looters (torch and pig), and I'm planning on using the one with the pig for the general. The other one would make a great BSB, but I really don't want to chop off his spear, and although I could go with some half-assed totem-pole explanation, I feel it would be a bit cheeky and I'm not convinced I'd get away with it. I'm not a fan of the plastic character kit, though, so I might just order another spear looter and convert that. It's not like they're unique or anything, after all.
I've also been pondering a lot about colour scheme. Red's been overdone on Orcs, and T10 already has his yellow so I want to stay away from that too. Blue I think is too similar to green and I've already gone down that road on my Beastmen so I want something different. I've landed on black and while for clothing (with lots of checkers and dags), and then try to get a vibrant orange rust colour on the larger metal pieces as a spot colour.
So that's it for an introduction post. Now I'm off to undercoat the Orcs, and hopefully I'll have a couple painted up in a few days from now.