Wednesday, 11 March 2015

From DavidL - Epic Orks: Complete! (Mostly...) (70 Points)

And with this entry, my Epic40K Orks (and, by extension, by Epic40K project) is more or less finished. I say "more or less" because I've still got a unit of Freebooterz and a squadron of Fighta-Bommas to do, but the order for those figures is taking forever to arrive, and I'm not sure I'll be able to get them done in time for the conclusion of the Challenge. So we'll call this good enough for rock 'n' roll!

The final clan in my army is a Wildboyz Horde. This is a clan similar to the Snakebites, but even more primitive - no guns whatsoever in the basic clan army! Purely melee, which suits my preferences just fine. At the very least, they'll prove an effective meat shield for the other two clans...

Figures are from MicroWorld's 6mm Fantasy range. A set of their "Orc Command" worked perfectly for the Wildboyz Nobs.

And here's the horde itself:

All set to hack, slash, and get gunned down...
Supplementing the horde are a trio of Squiggoths, massive hairy behemoths outfitted with armored howdahs bristling with smoothbore cannons and...mechanized extendo-grabby claws? Because those giant horns aren't scary enough, I guess...

And, of course, it couldn't be a "primitive" Ork horde without some Boarboyz. Obviously, these fellows have been outfitted with their own assault rifles courtesy of Da Blue Baron and are ready to cause some trouble.

My original Epic40K Ork army had some of these Boarboyz and they almost always proved surprisingly effective. Can't wait to see what sort of trouble they get up to in forthcoming games.

Little piggy snouts!
All together, that's 95 infantry, 10 cavalry, and 6 "vehicles" in the form of the Squiggoths, so that should come out to 70 points.

For the remainder of the Challenge, I'm planning on hitting a few odds and ends sufficient to get me up over my points goal. Getting my Epic forces complete was my primary goal for this Challenge, and it's still sinking in that I got there!

And because I've gotten a few requests, I'll leave off with some shots of the Ork Waagh! as it currently stands - an almost 6,000-point NetEpic army!

That's a Zuzzy "Wounded City" mat, which is scaled for 28mm but does the job well enough for now for Epic scale.

I threw in a classic Space Marine-era cardstock building to provide a sense of scale.

The whole lot (sans the two missing units...).


  1. Wonderful work David! Congratulations on getting (the vast majority of) this force completed. It's a fantastic winter's achievement.

  2. Super cool David!!! I love this project.

  3. Congrats on completing this army (two units in the post notwithstanding) - you must be relieved :)

  4. It's great to get a complete force done. Well done. they look excellent.

  5. What a great tiny project!

  6. Absolutely love them! The 1980's really is back :)

  7. Well that's er EPIC

    Lovely work


  8. Really nice army! Still like the mad boyz best! ;)

  9. Lovely looking army, how did you find the Microworld figures? They look quite good in the pictures above.

    1. @Peter: They came up when I did a search for "6mm Orcs". I liked the look of them, and haven't been disappointed with how they painted up.

  10. Beautiful and very tempting at the same time.

  11. Oh wow! Just wonderful from start to finish. Now I want to see more squats!

  12. Very well done! Those Squiggoths do look fantastic.

  13. Great stuff David. I clicked on the NetEpic link. Oh noo! Bookmarked for a time when I can cope with it.