Friday, September 14, 2012

Building an O&G List


So, taking stock of my Mantic Kickstarter loot, I'm trying to figure out exactly what I want to do with it.

Goals, in order of priority:
  1. Maximize use of the models I have / I'm getting from Mantic.  
  2. Building a good, strong list.
  3. Use Mantic models, where possible, if additional purchases are required
  4. Not have to paint a billion models
What I've got from Mantic, with what's probably the best counts-as:
  • Warboss on Boar (Krudger on Gore)
  • BSB (Orc Flagger)
  • Orc Boyz x80 - Choppas [, Shields] (Axe Orcs)
  • Orc Boyz? x20 - Halberds (Greatax Orcs)
  • Black Orcs x10 (Orc Morax)
  • Orc Boar Boyz x30 - [Shields] (Orc Gore Riders)
  • Snotlings x~3 (Orclings)
  • Goblins x80 - Short Bows (Goblin Spitters)
  • Goblins x60 - [Shields] (Goblin Rabble)
  • Goblins x40 - Spears (Goblin Sharpsticks)
  • Goblin Spear Chukka? x3 (Goblin War Trombone)
  • Squigs x10 (Mawbeast Pack)
  • Nasty Skulker x1 (Goblin Sneek)
  • Mangler Squig x1 (Goblin and Mawbeast)
  • Goblin Wolf Riders x10 (Fleabag Riders)
  • Snotling Pump Wagon x2 (Mincer)
I've also got a couple of Orc and Goblin shamans.

So, now that I've defined what I want to do and what I have available to do it with... what exactly am I going to do?

Of course, I don't really have too firm a grasp of what does and doesn't work with O&G.  I've seen how other folks have run them (lots of Mangler Squigs, lots of Fanatics, lots of Night Goblins), which isn't exactly what I'd like to do.  I very much favor Orcs over Goblins, as I already have two armies (Skaven, Empire) of substandard troops that rely on numbers rather than murtherin'.  (See #4 above.)

Here's a first stab.  Mostly its about taking a big ass block of Boar Boyz: I've got a heap of them, and I'm not used to running cavalry, so it's something new.  Plus, it saves me from painting 120 Goblins.
Lords
Grimgor Ironhide (General)
Goblin Great Shaman - Lvl 4, Channeling Staff, Talisman of Endurance

Heroes
Orc Big Boss (BSB) - War Boar, Shield, Rampager's Standard
Black Orc Boss - Shield
Black Orc Boss - Shield
Goblin Big Boss - Light Armor, Shield, Shrieking Blade
Orc Shaman - Dispel Scroll

Core
Goblin Wolf Riders x5 - Musician
Night Goblins x39 - Full Command, Fanatics x2
Orc Boyz x24 - Musician, Standard Bearer, Shields
Orc Boyz x24 - Musician, Standard Bearer, Shields

Special 
Goblin Spear Chukka
Goblin Spear Chukka
Goblin Spear Chukka
Orc Boar Boyz x20 - Full Command, Big 'Uns, Banner of Eternal Flame

Rare
Goblin Rock Lobber
Mangler Squig
Snotling Pump Wagon - Out-rigga
Snotling Pump Wagon - Out-rigga
The thought being that the Goblin Boss & Goblin Shaman go in the Night Goblins, a Black Orc goes in each Orc Boyz unit, one with the Orc Shaman.  Grimgor and the BSB go in the Boar Boyz.

Everything here is in the Mantic rewards, save for the BSB on boar and the Rock Lobber.

Thoughts?  Some glaring error or omission?
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