As part of the AHPC, I was given a personal challenge by Curt the SnowLord on reaching the summit .
A squad of Orks approaches the summit. They are tired, cold and hungry but they are determined to complete their task. The Boss in charge addresses the Snowlord.
"Oi Furball! Are you the oversized Care Bear that's been givin' our mate Pete a 'ard time? 'e sent us up 'ere to sort things out and collect 'is loot from you.
Pete said we should introduce ourselves and tell you a bit about us. We's from Crud Camphell's Crudsaders from the Evil Suns klan, as you probly figgured from all da red we's wearin'. We's vetruns we is. We fought the Sandbagger, the Evil Badger of Kent, and the ar*ehole who keeps trying to tell us what our names really mean. We fought in the Spider Vehicle War, the Plaid Primer Incident and the Duel of the Skullz. I'd tell you more but my finker don't work so good afta too many KABOOMs! Dok Hurty is s'posed to be the unit historian, but he and Millzy spend all their time pokin' each otha in the eye and it never gets writ down proppa.
Pete likes dem Ancient Geeks so we'z modelled out kit a bit on dem, wit all the red and bronze bitz. We also like dem Eytalians 'e does so some of us went for the bi-coloured pants - of course we 'ad to let out a bit in the seat. Ray like liked the Eytalian look so much he even slashed and fluted his codpiece if you want to have a peek.
Anyway's there's sposed to be some reward fer us to collect up 'ere. I suggest that you cough if up snappy like cuz the boyz are getting 'ungry after that climb. Mylez over dere figgers 'imself a chef. 'e found sum fungi comin' up the hill and some 'erbs over in da garden and he reckons 'e can make a pretty good Eyetalian stew outta you.
Burchy with da Rokkit launcha has an ichy trigga finga but 'e figgers if 'e's real careful wid his aim he'll leave enough blue fur unsinged for a pair a mittens for Pete's missus.
So it's up to you big guy! You can hand over da loot and point uz in the direction of the nearest pub wit an all day breakfast and we'll be outta yer fur pronto. Or we can let Mylez and Burchy 'ave a go and we'll dine al fresco up 'ere.
So this is a unit of Oak Boyz straight outta the GW box, 9 regular boyz plus a nob boss and a rokkit launcha squad weapon. I went for the Shootas over the Choppa and Slugga option to get a bit better firepower (such as it is). I had more fun than I expect with these guys. I made a bunch of rookie mistakes and maybe learned a couple of things along the way.
I didn't use the GW canon paints but my research indicates that some freedom of expression is OK with Orks who use what's lying around anyway. The green is pretty vibrant but no more so than what I found on picture searches so I left it so. I avoided the evil transfers in the box and free handed the checkers on the rokkit - they look much better on table than in my close up pictures. When my wife saw these guys she thought that they were ugly and needed softening up and that I should add flowers to the bases - which I have done.
I did look at Space Marines but got bogged down in all the arcane Marketing BS - it left me whimpering like a small girl and longing for the warm embracing comfort of Napoleonic regiment facing colours, piping, company pompoms and musician liveries. So rather than
drink the purple Koolaid um become assimilated into the Borg Collective, um pursue Space Marines I went with Space Orks who are less regimented. Plus I figured that if I'm going stupid I'll go all in stoopid.
- paint up a 40K unit;þ
- any race, any faction;þ
- they have to be in the colours and livery set out by their Games Workshop codex þ
- you have to explain the background of the unit.þ
I believe that I have completed the required elements of this technical program and await the judges scores in the kiss'n'cry area.