October 18, 2012

A Horde Arrives

I managed to finish my Gor Horde. That is the first purpose built regiment for eighth edition. Aalmost every other one I have built over the years topped out at twenty or so models, maybe I stretched it to thirty with Skaven and Goblins. There are a few spacers in there and if arranged poorly they look bad as they really look like a hole. I think it is best to put threee models on a base rather than the two I have been doing. At least that way they don't combine with any placed beside them. As arranged the regiment has a few too many gaps. Considering that I made the entire regiment from thirty models it isn't so bad. Adding in the hounds helped and I think I will do it a little more often with the rest of the regiments. I think the addition of a few themed pieces will also be goo. I went for woodland bases and as such I don't really know what to add as a filler. Some ruins might work or some small standing stones. The problem sometimes is that Beastmen on there own have a fairly weak background. As simple forces of destruction there isn't much to latch onto to add a lot of character to the army. It would be fine to have the character shown by what they have destroyed. Fillers consisting of fallen banners and corpses would be okay but in some way that distracts from the beastmen by bringing the focus onto a different army. I will paint up some of the Bestigor over the next few days and ponder what I can do with the bases.

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  1. Great looking unit, the fillers look good to me.

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    1. Thanks, I am glad these are finally finished!

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  2. I didnt even realize that it was only 30 models in that unit! But saw that it was to represent 50.. so no problems there I think. The gaps are not AS noticeable until you point them out actually. Great job on this, and love the work you did on the gors individually like the extra pieces of armor and whatnot.

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    1. Thanks, the armour is from the marauders sprue. It covered up the join of the arm and the body and also gave me something to tie the unit in with the more heavily armoured Bestigors.

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    2. Same here. I bet the spacers do stand out when they're together but when they're cunningly scattered, I for one don't even notice that they're there.

      This might be something for the crafters of unit fillers to bear in mind...

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    3. There is nothing worse than a poorly done unit filler... I have seen some dreadful examples over the years including a house!

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  3. Good job, you have more pic somewhere?

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    1. I find it really difficult to take decent photographs of regiments. My camera is particularly basic and as such getting one decent one was a suprise!

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