Wednesday, 7 November 2012

OLD SCHOOL ORCS



Love 'em or hate these 80s orcs are great fun to paint!
This is Harboths Orc archers Regiment of Renown box set.
Here is their history as told on the back of the box.

"Oy, boss"
"Wot"
"Bin ter see Notlob, like you said,"
"Yer............?"
"An’ I sez you sez if ‘e don’t find some stunties we eat ‘is boys,"
"Yer?"
"So ‘e sez ‘e’s goin’ ‘untin’ stunty,"
"Do wot?"
"E’s packin’ ‘is spearchuckers, an’ movin’ out. Goin’ ter ‘unt some stunties, ‘e sez,"
"WOT!"
"E’s packin’..."
"SHADDAP!"
"But I woz only...OW!"
"Get packin’..."
"Wot?"
"You ‘eard, Finks ‘e can leave ud behind, duz ‘e? We’ll show ‘im!"

...And so it was that Harboth’s Black Mountain Boys moved out of the Black Fire Pass to terrorise the lands beyond. The uneasy partnership between the Black Mountain Boys and Notlob’s bolt-thrower crews was dissolved, over a trivial misunderstanding due to the limited nature of the Orcish language. The Orcish Word for moving out can also mean deserting, running away or soiling one’s underwear...

EQUIPMENT Impressed by Notlob’s missile weapons, the Black Mountain Boys armed themselves with bows in addition to the normal Dwarf Tickler and mail coat.
BATTLECRY
The earlier battlecry of ‘Pulp the Stunties’ is still used, as well as various chants about Notlob, his attitude to danger and the state of his underwear.
DEEDS At the Battle of Bauer’s Farm the Black Mountain Boys were mauled by a force including the 17th (Bafon Olaf’s Own) Regiment of Foot and a contingent of the Stirland Free Foresters. Following this setback, they crossed into the Border Princes in search of easier pickings
UNIFORMS Their uniforms are generally ragged cast-offs obtained from past victims of approximately the right size.
SHIELDS From the shields of the adventurers met (and subsequently eaten) by Harboth, the Black Mountain Boys discovered the concept of pictoral art, and now their shields are painted with the faces of particularly noteworthy victims.

PROFILES - 2nd edition

Harboth - Orc Major Hero

M WS BS S T W I A Ld Int Cl WP POINTS
Harboth 4 6 6 4 5 3 5 3 9 7 9 9 100.5

Yaskin Forit - Orc Champion

M WS BS S T W I A Ld Int Cl WP POINTS
Yaskin Forit 4 4 4 4 4 1 3 1 7 5 7 7 9.75

Trooper

M WS BS S T W I A Ld Int Cl WP POINTS
Trooper 4 3 3 4 3 1 2 1 7 5 7 7 7.75
Extra for standard 33.75
Extra for drummer 13.5

the box art
As you can see their shield designs are painted with the "red eye" or a variant of.
more individual pics tomorrow and a little old school story.