Wednesday, December 31, 2008

More PBJ. Er, PBI.

Here's the completed Red/C.

A full army shot, at least the army thus far:

Three completed infantry squads, one unpainted platoon command squad, two built (and one half-built) Rough Riders, two Highlanders (one built), and fifteen War Orphans.

What are the War Orphans? These guys:

They're the various metal Guardsmen I've collected over the years. I have zero idea where any of them came from, so I probably got them in various bulk bitz I've bought from people. Two Steel Legionnaires, four Mordians, four Tanith, one Catachan Sergeant (possibly one of my favourite models ever, the dude with the shades, bolter and cigar. I'm going to give him a Tilly Hat to make him 110% awesome.), two old metal Cadians and two old metal Storm Troopers. I'm thinking of using them as members of a Battalion of Detachments, nicknamed the "War Orphans", to quickly bulk up the numbers until I can buy more Cadians.

And, finally, I realized I hadn't done a workspace picture. Here it be:

Yes, I'm a slob.


  1. Ever consider doing a historical army? I'm going to do one eventually lots of figs, various rule sets even WAB...

  2. Genius! I particularly love the War Orphans too - I think we all have odds and sods like these...

    For some reason, my blogroll hasn't been telling me that you've been posting of late - so it's been a while since I popped by: sorry!

    - Drax

  3. Muskie~ Do you have any particular era in mind? If I were to pick up a non-40k game, I'd really prefer it to be a skirmish/gang, like pirates or western or something. I need another army like I need another hole in my head.

    Admiral Drax~ Thanks! I've had those models sitting on my desk for ages, and I've been trying to figure what to do with 'em.

  4. I'm going to do gunfighters using Heroes of the Old West probably. There are lots of gunfighter figs.

    Pirates is more work as you have to build boats...

    I'm going to do the Clan MacKay. It is my new mission. I don't plan on doing too large of points. I'll start with Celts/Picts I think using some of the new plastics and many many metal models out there.

  5. Western I'd be up for. Strategies has the minis in stock, and there's lots of rulesets. Legends of the Old West, the Rules With No Name...

    Pirates, on the other hand, with be the win. And building ships would be fun... Do you know if the Warhammer Historical rules include ships?

  6. I don't know. I've put about 100 dollars plus into cowboys now. I think they'll paint up real easy.

    Just paint everything a different shade of brown throw a wash over it. Paint the skin, buckles/guns, then paint one thing red or blue and you're done.

    I plan to paint up multiple gangs plus lots of Hired Guns to lure in some non-Mini playing friends...

  7. Well, I do like Westerns. My brother-in-law and I were actually lamenting the lack of new westerns last night. If you've got that many figs, I'd be interested in a test game some time to see how I like the rules. I'm pretty whole-hog in the IG right now though, as they're a massive commitment in terms of models needed, especially if all those delicious rumours about the new 'dex this spring come true.


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