|Two bands of Orruk 'Ardboyz stand ready to kill, maim and destroy.|
For those of you counting along, yes it is a group of thirty. A few years ago I painted a group of seven metal and plastic Orruk Ardboys I found in a lot. This unit consisted of a banner bearer, a musician, five dual weapon wielders and three two-handed weapon wielders. This mix of weapons didn't matter in the old rules. Since Black Orcs became Ironjaw Orruk Ardboys, the load-out does matter. With the addition of ten more metal models and a box of plastic models I could split the lot in a unit of ten two-handed weapon wielders and a unit of twenty dual weapon wielders.
|I added a last minute dab of Balthasar Gold to the Boss's shoulder pad as I recall having trouble remembering who was in charge in the unit.|
|I'll write the red stripe on the drummer's helmet off as a mistake.|
|The head on this Orruk Ardboy is from the Orruk Brute kits, I think it works quite nicely on these models.|
|I like the bare-headed ork in the back waving his two swords about (on a body actually better suited to holding a two-handed weapon).|
|Off to the right and not quite as visible as I would've liked it is an Orruk with a wonderfully grumpy 40K head.|
|That's a nice bunch of models I no longer have to feel the vague 'I never painted them' shame about when I walk around my lead and plastic piles.|