I finally finished the last of the 300 pt. Orc Warband, a Orc Big Boss.
He’s essentially the champion from the old Warhammer box set with a Mordheim wolfskin cape and a mask made from the standard top. Not a difficult conversion, but I think it turned out well. Like all the other figures in the warband, he uses the same color scheme, including the red horns. In retrospect I would probably like to give him a second weapon, but we’re not WYSIWYG in my gaming group.
Here’s a shot of the whole warband.
It tips the scales at 294 pts. At this point in the Warband campaign we’ve increased the army size to 400 points, so I added a few (unpainted) figures to each unit and a troll. The troll isn’t there to do a lot of damage; he is there to distract my opponent from the real danger–the chariot. A chariot doing d6+1 S5 hits on a mini-unit can wipe an army out in a couple of turns, presuming it can get to the other side of the field.
I must confess to a certain amount of satisfaction at finally attaining a goal. I wanted to get 300 points painted before the end of the campaign, which I’ve done. I really missed a lot of painting time while on vacation (no regrets) and getting back into the RPG-side of things. I really like painting, though, and have decided to give up my evening TV-related vegetation and instead head down into the hobby room each evening for one hour to see what I can get done. I’m not sure I’ll set an “Olley points per month” goal or anything, but I’m hoping that I can be more productive and less brain-rotting sedentary.