In this post, another 32 painted Oldhammer Greenskins joins the Horde.
Plus we show off some surprising non-Orc allies/slaves?
So lets start with a painted gallery of figures, and in the second half... some fluff for the impending battle report!
Remulak comes from a rare Orc species known as the Conehead Orcs. They are more intelligent than the average Orc greenskin. Their unusual head shape unfortunately also makes Conehead children the target for lots of Orc bullying. However, the survivors that make it to adulthood end up being the most cunning and cruel of greenskins. Remulak rides an Orc Tusker, a creature from a forgotten time, the Pre Slotta age. This figure comes from the legendary Fiend Factory line from Citadel's Pre Slotta era.
Snarktail is a Marauder MM23 mounted goblin general.
His wolf is as tiny as he is. But make no mistake, Snarktail is a brilliant commander of Greenskin armies. Many Dwarf longhalls have been ravaged and burnt to cinders by the cruel armies of Snarktail.
A pig, a wolf, and a tusker walk into a bar...
From left to right: Uruk Hai guard, Captain Gorgo, Uruk Hai guard.
These 3 Uruk Hai are vintage Citadel ME-44 Uruk Hai Guards. They are the leaders of a unit known as The Uruk Fireballs. Captain Gorgo is related to the Gor Brothers. They come from Fireball Island, a volcanic rock in the middle of Lake Nurnen in Mordor.
Ive decided to put all my citadel Orcs in 1 unit and they are pretty impressive.
Thats 20 hard hitting vintage Orcs.
And now for the fluff...
"What do you mean you lost the Mumak? Its a bloody giant beastie!" the Orc General Remulak screams at his soldiers from atop his Tusker.
"We last saw him grazing near the Shire - you know, that green flowery happy place that makes us Orcs sick to our gullets." says one Uruk.
"Yeah we hate happy places!" says another Uruk.
"Assemble the Horde!" says Remulak.
"Look boss, in that hobbit village! Its our missing beastie!" yells an Uruk. "And he got some new friends too! Some stunties and halflings!"
the General thinks for a moment. "That Mumak always did seem a bit too
soft about stomping elves and stunties. Why couldnt we have gotten a
proper Easterling Oliphant. Now look at him! Getting scratchies behind
the ears from those Hobbits! We will fix him good. And I know
just how to scare him back all the way to Mordor. Boys break out the
Scare Tactics - the Rat Unit causes Terror to the Mumak.
General Remulak: "Greenskins! We have crushed the silly Rangers and
their Elfy friends at Sarn Ford. Soon we will burn Rivendell! But first,
our Mumak has gone native and gone over to the filthy Hobbits! (Orcs
boo) We will change his mind and bring him back to his senses. Kill
the Hobbits, the Stunties, and anything else in that town ahead of us!"
General Snarktail: "My scouts tell me the town ahead is called Longbottom. It is the southernmost town of the Shire."
The Gor Brothers: "We will feast on Longbottom Hobbits tonight!"
So there you have it, buddies. Impending doom by Greenskin is coming!
The next post will cover the defenders of Longbottom.