Sunday, August 21, 2016

Waaaagh Garlslob!

I'm now at 1,000 pts of Orks painted for the current edition of Warhammer 40,000. I feel like a complete lunatic for starting this project - it was mainly an out growth of wanting to paint some Orks from a dusty copy of Assault on Blackreach and its taken on a life of its own. I had a very large Ork army over a decade ago (which is now probably melting in an attic at my parents home) and I guess I just missed painting the goofballs.

Waaaagh! Garlslob in all its glory!
I'm trying to get in some games of latest edition of 40k to see how I like it. I'm sure as always it will have more to do with the company I'm playing with than the actual rules themselves. Otherwise, I feel like I can still use them with more generic rulesets and have a great time. Here are some "glamour" shots of the last units to enter the army:

Da Doc. He'll fix ya roight up!
The Nobz mob'z Waaagh Banna. I tried duplicating the boss pole
on the plastic Warlord model to keep a theme.
I'm torn between naming him Pinchy or Stampey. Time will tell.
The 'Undred Orkfirst Airborne. These guys are added to my other Stormboyz to make a semi-proper sized unit.
And here's a little gallery of them all together:

Da Shootaz
Two units of Sluggaz.
Da Dread and da Stormboyz
Deff Koptaz!!!
Garlslob'z Nobz Mob

I still can't believe I got back into painting 40k after all these years. I will say that the plastics were a dream to work with and convert. Having had to saw and pin metal in the past, and then pray it doesn't get knocked apart; I'm really chuffed at having an all plastic force. I may miss the weight, but I can get it in other games I play.

I did manage to get a couple of games in - my buddy Brian and I played a game of fast-play scifi rules I wrote up using my Orks and Tau. It went really smoothly and despite the fact that I got boot stomped hard, I'd really like to play some more games using the rules.

A few days later I got a "proper" game of 40K in against the wonderfully painted Ad Mech army of my friend Simon. Its been a long, long time since I played 40k, and the game hasn't aged well in my eyes. We had a great time playing a scenario I made up on the fly, but I think it was more due to the company than the rules. I'll still try to get some more 40k games in though - its the 800b gorilla of gaming so I feel like I shouldn't just dismiss it out of hand.

In the meantime, I've been cleaning up a few models sitting on my "to do" shelf. Once those models are done, I'll crack open Warhammer Quest: The Silver Tower and start putting paint on that.



  1. I'm really enjoying watching this army come together Chris! I've said it before but the colour palette is perfect.
    Great to see some group shots in a game.

  2. Thanks! I'm glad you dig it! I think I will add to it in the future - I'm just torn between more troops or a load of trukks... and a bomber... and a Battle Wagon...