Evening all. I'm a long time Ork player but my mojo hasn't really been in it for a while. Mainly it's because I find the recent codexes a bit bland to say the least. I really miss the different clans so I try to paint and model my units as belonging to different clans. One thing that irks me the most is that Blood Axes can't take imperial vehicles anymore (since they don't really exist now) -- and here I'm the proud owner of two lovingly converted Leman Russes I can't use.
But I have a cunning plan. I will ally in a contingent of Imperial Guard. Using Kromlech Greatcoat orks as the guard. However they are even bigger than GW orks so it will be hard to use the "counts as" rule to represent puny 'oomies. But then Kromlech released gretchin or goblins in the same style and my friend and tank afficinado compatriot Anders pointed me to the obvious solution.
During the weekend they had a 15% off promotion and I couldn't resist anymore. So when life gives you lemons, order more figures.
|I ordered a squad of grots, here's the first half. The leader's Mauser has a broken barrel, but it was still in the bag.|
|Characterful and lovely little models. The sentry (top middle) and radio operator (right bottom) will be replaced...|
|...by these guys! A panzerschreck team, since an IG squad can have both a special and a heavy weapon.|
|An eye-level view of three of the figures. The panzerfaust counts as a grenade launcher, of course.|