samedi 31 octobre 2020

Orctober's battle: Empire vs Orcs

 How did it all end like this ?

Hum, let's go back to the past for a moment.

Today's the last day of Orctober, the month when Orcs (and their relatives: Goblins, Trolls, Uruk-hai...) try to sweep the world. In order to help them to win, painters all over the world focus on painting reinforcements for the green horde.

I was one of these painters in 2019, and completed a nice HOTT army as you can see here.

But this year, I thought it would be fair to help their opponents, and have the opportunity to display a large battle. So I chose to paint a human Empire army, inspired by Warhammer Fantasy Battle.It also was an occasion to paint historical Renaissance figures in a Fantasy frame.

The painting period started at the beginning of October and just ended yesterday - here you are the list of posts related to this project:

- episode 1: Explaining the challenge + halberdiers

- episode 2: More halberdiers

- episode 3: Artillery

- episode 4: Knights and fanatics

- episode 5: Fire power part I

- episode 6: Fire power part II

- episode 7: Army complete

 Now it's time to show the different units all together. These guys represent the army of Talabecland. They are led by the Duke of Talabecland himself. Their provincial colors are red and yellow. They're ready to defend a small village in the north of Talabheim.

After a long wait, the Orcish horde was here, ready to attack. The defenders were swiftly overwhelmed...

The worst job for a Goblin:

The duke himself is trying to stop the Warg riders.

Even the birds could see how desperate this fight was.

Will Talabecland be destroyed by these countless attackers ? Has this army been painted in vain ?

Hope you like them all (even the ugly ones :-D) !

24 commentaires:

  1. Lovely looking colourfull army, the tabaland lot I mean

  2. Great narration with great mini armies!
    I am jealous

    1. The Orcs felt lonely on the battlefield, now it's more balanced.

  3. That's a really lovely army sir, the pictures really bring them to life.

    1. Thank you! That's why I don't base them for the moment, it's much easier that way to create small scenes.

  4. Superb collection, painting, and photos! I miss the mummies from your blog header, though...

    1. Thank you Jonathan! The mummies will be back, because I've already painted a few more, but I have other projects in mind...

  5. Génial! Un jeu très couleureuse (féroce) et intéressant!
    Cordialement, James

  6. Wonderfull story and painted figures! Can't wait to see what your next project will be Phil!


    1. Hi Peter, thank you for your nice comment! Among the possible projects, I wish to paint some ancient Indians, and also a mythologic nordic army, with vikings, valkyries and giants.

  7. Bon ben oubli ma demande du précèdent commentaire j'avais pas vue cet article ...
    Avec une mise en situation en plus je suis comblé ! Je réitère mes propos c'est un travail magnifique et titanesque !


  8. Very fine looking army. The table looks great also.

  9. Holy cow! That's pretty fancy stuff. I'm envious!

  10. Very nice, realy inspiring. Thank you for showing them.