1. Being constantly warned by all and sundry about the numerous indigenous non-human life forms which have made it their personal mission to kill you, often in a painful and likely ignominious fashion. One of these is the Red Back Spider.
2. Our irreverent response to point one, typically in the form of song. Say for example, this old classic by country legend Slim Newton:
So what could possibly be nastier than a single, normal sized red back spider lurking in the thunder box and waiting to ruin your only moment of peace in the day? Fifteen of the buggers obviously, man sized and being ridden by spear-wielding goblins. See? And you thought it couldn't get any worse!
These jolly chaps are yet another addition to my now ridiculously large Warhammer Fantasy Savage Orcs & Goblins army. They are, as usual, the classic edition of the miniatures and packed with character and attitude.
For some reason Games Workshop never saw fit to make a musician for this unit so I modified a figure which arrived broken by removing his arm and replacing with the horn from a plastic set. On top of that I also drilled and pinned all 15 spiders to the bases and all 15 riders to the spiders. Tedious and time consuming work but the only way to ensure ham-fisted gamers (i.e. yours truly) are not constantly tearing things apart in the heat of battle.
So that's another entry under my belt. I didn't think I'd get these done in time for today's deadline because I've been slightly preoccupied this past week. You'll understand what I mean shortly. :-)
Anyway, they've taken an age to paint but now they're done and I can start yet another unit for the army.
To be honest, I couldn't even look at the video as the thought of it totally creeps me out. (Shiver) Nonetheless, these are awesome figures Millsy. I really like your greenskin army as it's so wonderfully vibrant and screams FANTASY. (The guy with the feathered headdress totally cracks me up.) Also, I feel your pain on the drilling and pinning, but we all know it pays its dividends in the games to come.
AND a very tidy 150 points for you Mr. Mills. Well done mate!