Cheap Ork Boar Boyz

…or how to save a little bit of money…

With the release of the Warhammer 40K 2004 Annual the final version of the Ork feral list is now available.

I quite like the idea of Boar Boyz I certainly use them in my Epic Ork army, but have always been a little wary of the price of the Warhammer Fantasy Battle Orc Boar Riders which are £6 each!

Having glanced around the GW online store I have come up with a potential (and cheaper) solution.

Using the Orc Command Sprue (from the Orc Boyz Regiment boxed set) you do in fact get a Boar rider. It only costs £3 and you get an additional two Orcs.

Ork Boar Boyz

It would seem that you get three Orc bodies and four legs, however if you take a closer look at the top right you can see that the legs are slightly different!

Ork Boar Boyz

These are the Boar Rider legs. If you have the Orc Battalion Box, you will notice you get a Orc Warlord on a Boar these are the components.

A plastic boar costs £1 for the body and 50 pence for the head, total cost is £4.50 and you get an additional two Orcs.

As the plastic components with the 40K Ork Boyz are pretty similar and you get loads of extra arms with 40K weapons to convert the Orc Boyz.

The command sprue also comes with a range of extra bitz as well including a standard, a shield and a pair of drums – perfect for any feral Ork army.

It is my intention however to use the 40mm round slottabases rather than the WHFB cavalry bases which come with the boars.

No Epic Armageddon

My local GW store had no copies left of the Epic Armageddon rulebook and very few miniatures as well (some Gargants, a Reaver and a few plastic Orks).

According to one of my sources, the staff in the GW store had purchased all the copies ordered… this is a bit unfair, especially as they get an alleged 50% staff discount.

So I couldn’t get my copy, so I bought some paint and a copy of Warmaster Magazine #21 – still need to buy #20 though!

Warmaster Magazine Issue # 21

Another excellent issue of Warmaster magazine. lots of scenarios and lots on dragons.

The contents includes:

The Idol of Gork – a campaign based on the Warhammer Fantasy Battle campaign pack of the same name.

The Road to Nottingham – a Chaos General’s tale of the Warmaster tournament.

Card Terrain – not making terrain, but using a card system to generate terrain for the tabletop.

Albion Battle Report – says it all really…

The Battle of Pont A’Leiss Enms – rules for the Emperor Dragon

Alas it is the last ever issue of Warmaster Magazine, it will be “replaced” by Fanatic Magazine which will cover all the Specialist Games.

Warmaster on the website.

Epic Scale Chaos Defiler

An excellent small web article on how to create an epic scale model of this Chaos vehicle…

Was referred to this website from a posting on the official Epic Forums, and I was very impressed with this excellent little conversion of the Chaos Defiler.

The vehicle is made from components available as bitz from GW US Mail Order and includes Man O War and Chaos Land Raider bitz.

You can find out how it was built and what components were used at Audrey’s Conversion Corner.

See how it was done.

Basing the Killa Kan

I have finished the base on one of my Killa Kans and with a virtually done paintjob it is ready to play a game with.

The base is done with a few bits of gravel from the garden, GW sand and then painted Codex Grey before being drybrushed with lighter shades of grey and then white.

The main body of the Killa Kan is black, drybrushed with Tin Bitz and Boltgun Metal.

I still have to do some of the detailing but I am quite happy with it at the moment.

I am not sure whether I should paint the missiles yet and what colour!

You find more information on the Killa Kan on the workbench section of the iFelix website.

Ork Bommer looking better…

I tried something else…

Well after much thinking, I decided to stick with the orange, but this time lay it on thick!

Ork Bommer

It has covered better and now looks like battered panels and the paint has cracked and flaked off.

I need to do some highlighting and some more weathering, but I am now more pleased with this than the previous attempt!

it is somewhat bright, but I may vary the share across different panels.

You find the previous history of my Ork Fighter Bommer on the workbench section of the iFelix website.

Old Terrain Tiles from 1990 or thereabouts…

In my garage (as I suspect is the case with many gamers) is a load of old gaming stuff. Much of the good quality stuff has been sold on eBay, however in a box is one of my first terrain experiments for 6mm games.

I was once inspired by an article from Miniature Wargames issue #13 in which a gamer had described how he created some superb WWII terrain tiles. Taking his cue, and using 10mm cork tiles I created a series of 6mm terrain tiles with hills, hedges and roads.

Incorporating cork bark, some of the hills had rocky features. The “grass” was flocked and then painted (to keep it in place) and then drybrushed.

It worked well except for one major flaw!

Some of the cork tiles warped making it very unuseable. Eventually they were replaced with commercial flocked tiles.