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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Savage Orc Big Boss, WIP

Next project in line is a Savage Orc Big Boss. Of course, there's no such model in the GW range so I bought the "Orc Brute" model from Avatars of War. I cut off his right arm holding a club and replaced it with a spare spear from the Savage Orc Boar Boyz (and added some greenstuff for patching) to represent either Porko's Pigstikka (the spear) or Shagga's Screamin' Sword (the stone choppa). I also replaced the original head with the Champion head from the Savage Orc Boar Boyz. He's a on a base in the picture, but obviously this is not how I plan on fielding him.

On this is where I plan on fielding him. There are few things in the O&G range that can deliver such pain on the charge as a Savage Orc Big Boss on a Boar Chariot. The chariot is built out of balsa wood and garden sticks, with some spare orc bitz for decoration and a wolf pelt made out of green stuff.

While the boars won't be as effective in the next edition (no more extra attacks from frenzy) I still think this character can be useful going forward. Against ranked units, he'll average around 7 wounds, which should be enough to turn a combat in my favor, especially since he'll no longer break ranks on his own (the Pigstikka gives you extra attacks based on the rank bonus of the enemy).

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