Monday, 26 September 2022

Orc Army Redesign: 3mm


I did say I had remodeled the Orcs, so here they are,

Fingers to give idea of scale.

Rear view of a regiment of Ax for mini Kings of War.

Top and front views of same unit.

Krudger leader on a Gore and his Pal Eye-gouger the Giant.

Troop of skulks on gores.

Below are long Ax, Moreax, and Greatax regiments, all constructed by same method and painted the best my eyes would allow :-)

Didn't really mean to make the Longax regiment, but was my first experiment to see if my ideas were possible, so they have to remain in the army as they were the first recruits to the horde. 

Side view of the Ax regiments.

Completed 1200 pts ready to play in a solo campaign, when I get my finger out...

I much prefer these to the "boxy" units I produced earlier this year.
Elves will be on their way shortly

Saturday, 13 August 2022

Elf Army in 3 mm


Following on from my last post, bet you never expected another post this month, here are the Elf 3mm models I made to play with while away. Made in exactly the same way as all the previous stands, perhaps slightly better drawn as I was getting into the swing of things by this time.

The points value, for Kings of War, are 2930 pts.
Consisting of:
Tydarion Dragonlord
Archmage x2
Army Standard Bearer
Dragon Breath warmachines x2
Kindred Spears Horde
Kindred Archers Regiment x2
Palace Guard Horde
Stormwind Cavalry Regiment x3
Silverbreeze Cavalry Troop x3
Drakon Riders Horde

I did enjoy making the Archmages, just because at this scale they were essentially silly.

While the drawings are generally better, they began to annoy me and I felt I could do better. Now that I am home and have access to tools etc I started to think and plan.

Next post will be how I changed my approach but in the meantime I've stuck a little taster idea below that I played about with.

Thursday, 4 August 2022

Orc Army in 2/3 mm

While I was away, I am now home, I built this 2/3 mm army having been inspired to do so by various You tube Vloggers. I had limited resources and space, hence the small nature of the army.

I ended up with:
Krudger on a winged Slasher
Godspeakers x2
Wardrums x2
Regiment of Morax x2
Horde of Ax
Regiment of Greatax x 2
Regiment of Gore Riders x2
Troop of Outriders x2
Horde of Trolls x2
Horde of Gore Chariots

For a grand total of 2975 points

They are OK, I could play with them and did several times while away.

However when I had been home a while and looked at them I decided I could do better.

So that is what I intend to do, although first I will post some pictures of the Elves I created to play against.

They were a good way to test what was possible and led to further experimentation.


Wednesday, 16 March 2022

Proving I'm Mad....2 mm Gaming

 Although I have been away, and still am, at my parents I have been doing what I can to keep my hand in, especially drawing but also, modelling with some very simple tools and materials.

 Via the wonder that is Facebook, I become more and more aware of a thriving 2/3mm wargaming scene. I've always been interested in 10 and 15 mm gaming, but never in the micro stuff. Well because of my current situation I thought to myself, what can I use to make some very simple 2mm units so I can play Kings of War on my own and thereby restore my sanity.

The playing area I already had as they were some boards I had drawn to play 15 mm D&D with some while back, put together they just about work as a playing area. The layout above is equivalent to an 8ft by 6ft table.

Elves below.

What's great about 2mm gaming is the size of the table, it can bee so darned small, an A3 sheet becomes a massive wargaming area. just what I need at the moment.  

The Orcs

To begin with I made a prototype to see if it was worth continuing with. They seemed OK, so carried on drawing, cutting and sticking. I had to draw each unit by hand so they took a while, snatching 5 or 30 mins here and there.

Armed with a scalpel, some cat food box card, paper from my sketch book, PVA glue and some really old remnants of Polyfilla rescued from my dad's garage I set about creating first an Orc army and then later a High elf army.

Then I had to get on with painting the ton of little card blocks I had made. Obviously I had not drawn individual orcs so the painting had to be a bit impressionistic, just to give the rough feel, so loads of green, blue for the trolls and red for the standards, very simply done just so they look something close to I used tubes of acrylics bought very cheaply and made washes with them, then just plastered the drawings all over 

The whole Orc force, about 3200 pts in total.
Sand on the bases was pinched from a country path I walk my dogs on.
Finally I gave the whole lot a black wash and a coat of clear glue to give the standards some strength.

Giant and Trolls

Gore Riders and chariots.

Wardrum and Shaman.

Horde of Ax below.

What is great is that the whole army fits into a take away tub, in fact both armies do.

Have played 3 games so far, each 750 pt armies and they have gone well. Will post the Elves next and then some games.
Already planning a Dwarf force :-)