This month has been a mega month for me as I’ve had loads of units painted, from HQ’s to the horde of Gretchins. The challenge for this month was to paint another Troop slot and a Fast attack slot to add to the collection.
This was fairly easy as I chose a unit of 20x Gretchins to fill the second slot (cus Bad Moons have loads of the blighters in their tribe), and a unit of Stormboyz who will be useful for seizing objectives (if they don’t get caught out by a bolter round to the rocket fuel).
To start off with the Gretchins are one of my favourite small minions in the Warhammer 40k universe. The sculpturing for each model in the unit are very characterful with crazy expressions and menacing intent.
I was able to paint 20x Gretchins easily (their tiny so there’s not much hassle for being too detailed with a paint brush) all looking alive and crazy like extremely hyperactive sunny D drinkers (the stuff back in my younger days would really send you up the wall with the amount of sugar that was in the drink).
So far I’ve put together 20x Gretchins and one Runtherder (herder counts as a separate unit as an elite). These guys are my second troop choice for the collection, as in the lore, the Bad Moons tribe have many slaves of Grots to do their dirty work. I though twenty Gretchins would do average job on the battlefield, although like Clanrats, I doubt they’d last long against Space marines and Tyranids.
The army lacked leadership, and who would want some slacking Ork Boy being the Warboss? Said weakling who can’t tell the difference between Quantum-Morka-Gorka-stronomie and knowing his Tribe? So I’ve enlisted two of the best leaders including a Warboss (the Warboss is a Feral Ork Warboss) and a Weirdboy (He thinks Gork is a god in form of a goat that talks to him in his mind)
Ring, Ring!!! Ring Ring, Ring!!! Ello, Who is dis? Is it Mork or Gork, or Gork or Mork?
The Warboss was kitbashed from a Warchanter using spare bits from the Start collecting! Orks set, which resulted in a Warboss who’s a Feral Ork that’s rich with cybernetic replacements. Not original, but at least I made my own Boss.
meanwhile, my Weirdboy was built to look more like a Shaman, who by appearance looks very strange and crazy. I thought the bone stick would add more character to the model as it looks as if he’s on the phone to someone. I used a Runtherder with mixture of Ork Bitz to personalise my own Weirdboy.
Finally, coming in with rockets of fire and plenty of Dakka come the Stormboyz, being a good option as my Fast attack slot for more cunning means.
I do like the unit with the amount of options to customise each Stormboy in the unit, I do miss the early days when kits had more multipart bitz to kit bash.
It was time consuming to paint this unit as there were a lot more areas to paint with details of the straps, plating and etc. I didn’t want to take the lazy route so I did as much variety of colours as possible, without taking away the the attention of the yellow armour painting.
Thats month two out of the way! It’s been very busy this month getting all of these units done, however, I did achieve my goal of painting a Troop and Fast attack slots for this months challenge.
For next months challenge, my goal is to cap off this series by finishing my Ork Trukk and possibly adding another unit of Ork Boyz. Having a second unit of Ork Boyz will not only give me more infantry power, but also unlocks the Battalion detachment for my collection (3 or more troops). This will earn me +3 command points in battleforged games to use on command abilities, it’ll come in handy once the Ork Codex is released soon.
Recently it’s been announced that the Orks are getting their Codex released soon, by the time I’m done with this series I’ll be already set to play games of 40k using my Ork collection. I’m hoping that my Bad Moons Collection will thematically and game wise fit well with the ruleset for Bad Moon alliance.
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