Submitted by Iggy Koopa, May 29, 2014 at 9:01 AM.
A quick update on The Green Tide… They’re starting to come along and it’s actually looking like a small army.
I’ve done some work over the last couple of days and have finished up the first Mangler Squig. Now I need to find the right sized base for him in order to get him painted up and ready for the battlefield. Since I last worked on the Mangler Squig I began putting together the next unit for the O&Gs… and what better unit to use other than a whacky unit of the Manglers smaller cousins – the squig herd! One of the things that has always attracted me to the O&G army is the history and lore of the squigs. They’re amazing models, have great stats, and are as unpredictable as the weather, which makes playing Orcs and Goblins so fun! I have included a unit of 25 (17 squigs and 8 handlers) and got their movement tray done as well. I decided that since Squigs are not easy (or cheap) to come by that I would include a couple of unit fillers in the unit and went with some of the mushrooms that you see in the pics. Mad Cap Mushrooms are mentioned throughout the O&G book and are used a lot by Night Goblin Shamans and Fanatics so I figured sticking to that bit of lore would be cool to help fill out the unit. I am going to put 1-2 squigs on each base along with some mushrooms and other small bits and it will “count as” 4 squigs. Helps me save some money and will give the unit a little bit of character, I think.
One of my other favorite units in all of the O&G book is the Squig Hoppers! In gaming terms, they are Skirmishers and do some pretty good damage if they ever make it to close combat. Like the rest of the army they are so unpredictable and the models are pretty awesome. I managed to get my hands on the one squig rider that is riding backwards and has his butt showing – hands down one of my favorite models. I went ahead and made them a movement tray and will decorate it with mushrooms as well once I get a little more time.
I also got the Savage Orcs put together and ranked up and have decided to put in a unit filler for this unit as well. This one will “count as” 6 models and not really sure what I’m going to use for the filler. Any ideas? I was thinking some type of statue that is an idol to Mork and Gork…. sprinkled with some mushrooms…? I want to have mushrooms spread throughout the army to tie it all together in the end. Let me know if you have any ideas I can go with.
Next I’m going to put together the Night Goblins (along with another unit filler, I have a pretty good idea for this one…) and the big bad Black Orcs. I also have some Arrer Boys to fill out the core selection. So, all in all, the army is coming along and should be all put together and ready to go for the Havoc in the Summer on June 14th! It definitely won’t be painted but I’ll at least have it put together and that’ll give me a starting point to begin painting on it. I believe I’m going to try to make it to the Rock Wars GT in Little Rock, Arkansas in September, which makes for a great goal to get it all painted up and based by then.