Sunday, 1 September 2013

Painting, Blogging and Army Lists

Well at the start of June I mentioned over on the Oldhammer Forum that I hadn't painted a figure in months and had ignored this blog as well (despite which I have noticed an increase in my followers - welcome all and hopefully you shall be rewarded with some posts in the future). I decided then and there that I was going to change that so I started the almost monthly painting challenges which, even if I do say so myself, have been a great success so far (even if some people seem to have a problem understanding that June and July are long gone). That leaves the blogging part. Now that I'm painting again I reckon its time to start building an army or two out of all the lead and that is what I going to attempt to record here.

There will be two parts to this. Firstly will be my Orcs & Goblins which I will just keep adding to as units get painted or at least land on the painting table. This will probably be quite open ended as its going to be a large army. The second part will be the other armies that I am building. Inspired by a recent Oldhammer post by Norse and rereading the 1st edition supplement The Book of Battalions I've decided to start organising these smaller armies in Battalions of roughly 1000pts and more importantly painting them as a break from the Goblinoid Hordes. I think the first one of these that I do will be Halflings & Gnomes.  

That just leaves the question of which Warhammer Rules I will be using. Despite the fact that Oldhammer is securely rooted in 3rd edition I started with 2nd and I still have my original box set so that is what I am going to go with. It shouldn't be too difficult to convert the points to 3rd edition if necessary but lets face it the chances of me finding another player locally are fairly slim so I can do what I want! Anyway it allows me to post a picture of Ravening Hordes, which is probably my favourite Warhammer cover, so I'm happy.

My next post should be the first few of the units that I have painted for the Challenges. Till next time.


  1. There was a lot of 2nd edition played this weekend. Thantsants' 'Bloodbath at Orc's Drift' was a big highlight, all in 2nd. If you want big blocks of troops slogging it out 3rd is more appropriate but 2nd gives you a slick, easy to play (with a GM that is) and fun experience for smaller forces.

    1. I didn't realise Bloodbath was played using 2nd at the weekend. Yet another reason to be jealous.

    2. Didn't mean to rub salt in your wounds! We managed to play three of the four scenarios over the weekend and we are planning to play the finale at the first YOBBOS meeting in Leeds in November. If you want/are able to join in subscribe to the YOBBOS thread in the wargames shows section on the forum for more details.