We each make a warband - a tiny army - a posse, based in the Warhammer world. A maximum of 21 figures. Two units of 10 and a hero or any similar configuration. You are entirely free to do what you want!Well, "insultingly cheap" is my middle name, pretty much, so I piled in. And then I got a bit distracted. But now I'm done, so here it is!
The figures must be either a) insultingly cheap from ebay or b) easily bought from current manufacturer.
|The army assembled: 20 rank-and-file plus a leader.|
The warband is led by Pusgobbler Filthpile, an Orcish champion of Nurgle. The body is a Mantic orc, with a head from a Citadel Chaos Spawn (there are a lot of great spare parts in that kit). The scythe comes from a Citadel Flagellant; I put it together, trimmed off the hand and just fit it right in to the model's open hand. The back banner is similarly from a Flagellant. Thanks to pal Chris for the Flagellant bits!
|A unit of Beastmen led by the warband's standard bearer. These models were very |
kindly donated by a member of the Lead Adventure Forum community.
|The Skaven, unclean ratmen of Chaos. These models were very kindly donated by two|
members of the Lead Adventure Forum community.
|Human cultists of Chaos. The models are Gripping Beast Dark Age warriors.|
Shields are from a variety of sources, but the books, scrolls and some of the heads
are those good old GW Flagellants again.
|Orcs from Filthpile's tribe. They realise he's a bit funny looking, but they don't mind.|
The bodies are Mantic orcs, with bits from GW Flagellants, Reaper fantasy minis,
Mantic dwarfs and other GW kits.
|This Skaven champion was a bit of a pain. Finally blogging and IRL pal|
The Responsible One provided a rat skull head and we were off!
|That is a head from ... a Chaos kit, maybe? It lacks the charm of the Skeleton Horde heads.|
|Uznag Skullhed is my favourite of the champions. I like his burly posture,|
I like his crude armour, I like his whacking great hammer. These Mantic
orcs are a bit crude in parts but they're very good value for money.
|Freehand shields with a unified palette and theme help keep disparate models|
visually unified. The same colour also appears on the Beastmen's loincloths.
|And is also reproduced on the banner. There's a Chaos star on the back of the banner I didn't photograph.|
The second is that Oldhammer shield designs are fun as hell. More of those for sure.
The third is that the community is really great. I received needed parts from several different people within the Lead Adventure / Oldhammer world, sometimes free and sometimes at very minimal cost.
The fourth -- which I knew already -- is that you don't have to spend a lot of money to create a good-looking little force. Probably every model in this army cost 50p or less. Most of them were acquired on the LAF sales forum, but 50p a model or so is the actual retail price of those Gripping Beast guys. The rest was just stuff from the bits box, a little crude sculpting (that Beastman's hood is the first thing I've ever sculpted and it looks like ass) and improvisation.