Well, it's time to sum up this army and look to getting it onto the field! When I started, I wanted to get my orcs and gobbos (which I have been hoarding off and on for year) on the table. What that means, for our little group, is a legal 2,000 pt army per Warhammer Armies (3rd ed) with all the force requirements. We like a strong focus on the rank and file of the armies and have found that we get that at 2k, alteast with the armies we have used... So, I painted up all of the required troops and an extra unit or two to help round out what I want in the army, all while trying to keep my monthly totals achievable.
BUT! I missed a trick. Some of the armies that I have seen painted during the challenge have had some nice center piece or snazzy special unit to make them standout. I had an extra bit of time, so I had a dig trough the pile and decided to do an orc wolf chariot... The lads are a bit crammed in on it, but its fun and all should fear a fella with a watering can...
So what did I do...
24 Gobbos w/ shield mus & st - 91
24 stikkas w/ mus & st - 91
20 Boys w/ halberd mus & st - 231
20 Arrer boys w/ light armor shield mus & st - 231
4 Goblin fanatics - 120
2 Trolls- 130
10 Wolf boys w short bow - 100
Level 10 orc- 66
Level 5 gob shaman -45
Orc Chariot (otherwise known as a rolling fungus party).... 82 with scythed wheels
For 1,087 points...
Ok, so are we ready to go? I dunno, I think I need to bulk the gobbo units up to 30, just to make them less vulnerable. I want to bring the orcs with polearms up to 24ish... (Orcs don't count great). I also need the boar boys, a man mangler and a scull crusher... I'd love to bring in 3 gob chariots too... Does that work piont wise? Not sure yet! I'll have to capture and enslave a hoomie or stunty to do the math for me... See, I should have done more showcase work during the challenge!
As a final note, a huge thank you to the organizers who put in way more work than me to create a fantastic challenge. I greatly appreciate that. And a special thank you to the other challengers, especially those who did that little extra to keep the group motivated.