Orci Invicti


AHPC IX Reflections - Part 2: Submission Summary

A last review of my AHPC 9 productivity to close out the month and move on.  Naturally, some of the figs I planned to paint never moved forward while others dropped into the production line along the way.  Regardless, I'm quite pleased with my output, finishing a large project (15mm DAK), a medium one (Romanised Orcs) and putting the finishing touches to another (SAGA Irish) The Orci Invicti - minus the ones I did before the Challenge It was fun to paint up my Nautilus from Nemo's War - sadly it was my only contribution to the naval side challenge though! A party of figures for use with Congo: I was also pleased to complete all the Bonus Rounds, as well as get an entry for Sarah's choice and complete my Curtgeld. Jeanne d'Arc: my first submission for Sarah's choice This would have to be my most amusing entry: And so au revoir AHPC - Season IX was as good as ever. Thanks again to all the challengers for making it such fun, and of course Snowlord Curt and Lady S

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AHPC 9: Lupi Feroces

My last AHPC 9 submission is a final addition to my Orci Invicti army aka Romanised Orcs.  Roman Legions predominantly used Auxilia to deliver scouting and cavalry forces.  I have chose to deliver these effects to my army not through mounted forces but trained wolves: the Lupi Feroces. The 11 wolves are directed by a Beast Master (Orc not scored for this submission) These are Northstar figures from their Frostgrave range. I have based them in the same frozen ash style as the rest of my Romanised Orc army, using the 3-2-1 method for Dragon Rampant.  I intend to use them as a lesser warbeast unit. The Lupi Feroces are indeed 'hungry like the wolf'! I enjoyed doing different colours to make them all unique, giving the pack a motley look Eleven 28mm figs totals 55 points - which takes me just over a grand total of 1300 points for AHPC IX.  A new PB to finish up on and another major project completed. https://thepaintingchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/03/from-paulog-lupi-feroces-60-

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AHPC 9: Barbarian Auxilia

This week sees me adding to my Orci Invicti army with something a bit different. Later Roman armies were known for incorporating warriors from conquered lands and using them as Auxilia troops to increase the Force's fielded strength.  I have always liked Bellicose Foot units in Dragon Rampant, so this seemed like a perfect excuse to get some into my army. This unit of fur clad Shield Breakers is from a Hill Tribe that was recently (and violently) incorporated into the growing Orc Empire. Now they fight for something greater than their loose collection of villages. They are old Grenadier Orc "Big Uns" from the 90s - and big beefy chaps they are too weighing in at a hefty 40mm. I picked them up at a Bring & Buy at MOAB last year and really likebthe old, characterful sculpts. The Bigs Uns showing their size next to my Sattagarian Goblins from earlier in this challenge I have been asked what my skin recipe is.  My intent was to go for a olive yellow tinged skin, rather than the more m

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AHPC9: Orc Legionaries and Goblin Sagittarii

After the very positive comments about my Romanised Orcs and Goblin Auxiliaries submission a few weeks ago, I decided to advance the timetable for this army and produce two new units. First up is the mainstay of the Army - the Orc Legionaries, deployed here in a double line wall of spears type of formation. I have done them on two bases so I can denote when the formation to gets to half strength (which halves your attack dice in Dragon Rampant).  Figs are Oathmark Goblins fitted with Warlord Roman Shields Second is a Goblin Sagittarii unit to support the main Orc foot troops.  To be honest I haven't found Bow units to be very effective in Dragon Rampant but this is how Roman Legio were built so I am following suit.  Figs are GW LOTR Moria Goblins. In total that is 24 x 28mm figures ready and arrayed for battle Prefect! These AHPC submissions are posted here: https://thepaintingchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/from-paulog-orc-legionaries-and-goblin.html My Orci Invicti Army thus

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AHPC9: Goblin Auxiliary Troops

I'm working through my main AHPC project (15mm DAK) but must admit to being challenged by the shift in scale and I'm still trying to paint them like they are 28mm figs - thus I'm not progressing as hoped. Time for a quick and dirty, morale boosting side project! (Dux: I promise that all shields in this unit were hand painted) This is a small Goblin scout unit intended for Dragon Rampant. They are older LOTR Moria Goblins with Oathmark Shields swapped in.  I've based them in an experimental 3-2-1 formation for dioramic effects and to reduce figure movement, while still allowing the exact number of casualties to be removed. These will join my longer term "Romanised Orcs" project which is a bit of fun and may see some other units during the challenge. Orci Invicti! Goblin Auxiliaries alongside the Orc Legionaries I painted prior to the Challenge Thats 6 x 28mm figs = 30 points added to my paltry 2 points thus far! This AHPC entry is here: https://thepaintingchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/12/from-pa

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