Heres how they looked back in the day and with the text from the back of the box below.
...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.
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
Yaskin Forit - Orc Champion
Extra for standard 33.75
Extra for drummer 13.5
|My unit of Harboths archers has the 4 command figures and 16 troopers. On|
a side note everything seems to be done in tens these day whereas in the 80's
units were quite randomly sized. Must start thinking that way - even if it is
for variety. Using the profile and points from above that works out at 281.25
points (Harboth 100.5, Yaskin Forit 9.5, Standard 33.75, Drummer
13.5, Troopers (16 x 7.75) 124).
I think I will have to open a second page to keep track of the units and a
running total of the points for the army. Speaking of points does anyone
know of a simple conversion from 2nd ed to 3rd points?
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