Squiggoth

A Squiggoth that was entered into the GamesDay 2006 Golden Demon awards.

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It is a nice concept, and the painting looks quite good.

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For me the overall composition and basing of the model does let it down in my opinion. I am not sure if this is a Warhammer 40000 model or a Warhammer Fantasy Battle model, it’s not a clear concept. I like it, but I would like it even more if the overall concept had worked.

Having said all that it did get Gold!

More photographs of Squiggoths.

Squiggoth

A Squiggoth that was entered into the GamesDay 2006 Golden Demon awards.

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It is a nice concept, but though the painting looks quite good, the overall composition and basing of the model does let it down in my opinion. I am not sure if this is a Warhammer 40000 model or a Warhammer Fantasy Battle model, it’s not a clear concept. I like it, but I would like it even more if the overall concept had worked.

Having said all that it did get Gold!

More photographs of Squiggoths.

Epic Orks

Back in 2004 at the UK GamesDay, Forge World were showing off some new Epic miniatures, an Ork Battlewagon and a Gargantuan Squiggoth.

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At this point lots of new Epic Ork stuff was coming out from Forge World and we expected to see lots and lots…

Little did we know that five years later, it would be 40K Ork stuff that would see the light of day and (Ork aircraft excepted) we would see virtually no new Epic Ork vehicles.

Will Epic rise again? Probably not, which is a pity.

Squiggoth

My Ork Squiggoth moving forward. This photograph was taken on my unfinished desert terrain boards, which as a result are a dark purple-red colour.

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This is the Forge World model and is armed with a Forge World Kannon. I have been seriously thinking about getting another one, you can never have too much Heavy Support. I really ought to also finish off the howdah with some Ork krew and some grots hanging on.

You can see how I painted it in my workbench feature on the model.

Of course the rules for this model are not in the standard rules or the Ork Codex.

I use to use the Forge World supplements, but more recently I have been using the rules from Apocalypse.

Advancing across the battlefield

This my Ork army advancing across the battlefield.

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The scenery tiles are “homemade” using blocks of 4′ x 1½’ polystryene which I covered in the (original) Games Workshop gaming grass mat. I have four of these blocks, as the 6′ x 4′ grass mat covered them easily.

The hills are from a company I can’t remember and find at the moment!

Trees are model railway trees.

Squiggoth about to move forward…

My Ork Squiggoth prepares to move forward. This photograph was taken at a weird angle (don’t remember why) and on my unfinished desert terrain boards, which as a result are a dark purple-red colour.

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This is the Forge World model and you can see how I painted it in my workbench feature on the model.

Of course the rules for this model are not in the standard rules or the Ork Codex.

I use to use the Forge World supplements, but more recently I have been using the rules from Apocalypse.

Squiggoth

 My Ork Squiggoth moves forward.

Squiggoth

This is the Forge World model and you can see how I painted it in my workbench feature on the model.

Of course the rules for this model are not in the standard rules or the Ork Codex.

I use to use the Forge World supplements, but more recently I have been using the rules from Apocalypse.

The Squiggoth has a Zzap gun mounted, and with the recent change in the rules has meant that it is less effective than in the original rules. In the original Ork Codex, the Zzap gun would automatically hit and you would roll 2D6 for the strength. With the new version of the rules, you still roll 2D6 for the strength, but now you need to roll to hit!

We are considering a house rule that uses the old rule.

Punched back…

In a previous blog post I posted a photograph from a recent game in which my Orks were advancing across the battlefield.

My Orks cross the battlefield from a game of Warhammer 40K.

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Packs quite a punch as there is a fair bit of heavy support.

Of course the reality is that not everything goes to plan, especially if the opposing Imperial Guard have a Medusa to hand…

Punched back…

Alas the main weapon on the Gunwagon was destroyed and not a Mek to be seen…

See photographs from a range of Warhammer 40K games.