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Made in us
Average Orc Boy





Texas

Thought I'd share a few pictures of my 2012 Warhammer GT army, The Beer Waaagh. I've never enjoyed painting or converting an army this much. If anyone is interested in seeing more of my work, I can be found over at http://www.thebeerwaaagh.blogspot.com/, and a bit more analysis of the army can be found on this entry.



The army runs with a Savage Orc Warboss, Savage Great Shaman, Savage Shaman (sometimes replaced with a Goblin Shaman on a wolf), a Savage BSB, a block of 40-50 Savage Orcs, another block of 40-50 Savage Big 'Uns, two doom divers, 5-6 wolf riders, 2 Mangler Squigs, and 2 single trolls. Depending on the venue, I'll sometimes drop my block sizes to add a squad of 20 squigs. Finally, I interchange either a Giant and Rock Lobba, or a Arachnarok Squig.


The Arachnarok Squig was a very simple sculpt - a ball of styrofoam, with two styrofoam legs, all coated in milliput and then sculpted. The Big 'Uns' banner is the infamous "Come and Take It" flag from the Texian army; all the banners in this army are historical flags of the State/Nation of Texas.


The Wolf Riders are Goblin Mad Wheels from Rackham. The Mangler Squigs are both custom sculpted.


Here's a better shot of Stompy, the red Mangler.The Savage Orcs behind are extensively converted to be drinking beer. Their banner is the Gonzalez Flag, which was once proposed as the national flag of Texas.


The Savage Orc BSB and Shaman, with the Big 'Uns in the background. The battle standard is (obviously) painted as the flag of Texas, because it's the best flag there is.


The Savage Orc Great Shaman and Warboss.


A lower view of the army, showing off the Mangler squigs.


The squig herd and one of the trolls. I went with Privateer Press models for my trolls. Behind him is my pastel squigs.


Davey Stomp-it, a Giant conversion I first posted on Dakka seven years ago. He got a repaint from his initial 2006 paint job, because I learned how to paint in the interim.


The other single troll, Privater Press's metal Dire Troll Bomber. You can see one of my Doom Divers on the right, modeled as an Angry Squig launcher.

Creator of The Beer Waaagh: http://www.thebeerwaaagh.blogspot.com
The Mierce Painting Thread

Tournament Credentials:
Best Army or Painted: Alamo 2009, 2010 (2nd), 2012; Bayou Battles 2010-2011, [2012 2nd overridden by 2nd Overall], 2013 (2nd); Capital City Carnage 2010-2011; Lone Wolf [2011 overridden by 1st Overall], 2012; Quake City Rumble 2012-2013; War Games Con 2010
Player's Choice: Alamo 2012, 2010, 2009 (3rd); Bayou Battles 2009-2013; Capital City Carnage 2010, 2011 (2nd); Lone Wolf 2011-2012; Quake City Rumble 2012 (2nd), 2013
Sportsman: Bayou Battles 2009 (3rd); Capital City Carnage 2009; Lone Wolf 2011 [overridden by 1st Overall]
Overall: Lone Wolf 2011; Bayou Battles 2012 (2nd); Quake City Rumble 2012 (2nd)
General: Over my dead body.
 
   
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Denmark

That army is truly chaos and madness in a very Orky way. I love how colorful it is and the many huge squigs.

2000pts Da Blitza Boyz! (Orks) 50% painted.

My Ork P&M Blog:
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http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/558337.page 
   
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I love the giant and those big squigs look awesome! Excellent work
   
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Bounding Assault Marine




California

Whoa, that is one awesome army and great painting too boot! There is only one glaring discrepancy and that is that the true greatest state flag of all is not being flown... Tennessee and just to rub it in some more, the real UT was founded way before your UT!!

A Heretic may see the truth and seek redemption. He may be forgiven his past and will be absolved in death. A Traitor can never be forgiven. A Traitor will never find peace in this world or the next. There is nothing as wretched or as hated in all the world as a Traitor. - Cardinal Khrysdam, Instructum Absolutio  
   
Made in us
Average Orc Boy





Texas

 Chris_P wrote:
Whoa, that is one awesome army and great painting too boot! There is only one glaring discrepancy and that is that the true greatest state flag of all is not being flown... Tennessee and just to rub it in some more, the real UT was founded way before your UT!!

Hah! Actually, I refer to that Texas university as "t. u." because of ties to Texas A&M (which, I might add, has beaten your rival more recently than you guys have, and hopefully will again this weekend). I grew up in Memphis, but live in San Antonio now and stand by my previous statement! I'm willing to bet a lot more people could identify the Lone Star flag of Texas than the three-star circle of Tennessee. However, I will concede that the design of the Tennessee flag is pretty neat, and since the Vols get their nickname from coming down here to help the Texians, I respect your opinion and shall only disagree with you in an appropriately silly - and friendly - manner.

Creator of The Beer Waaagh: http://www.thebeerwaaagh.blogspot.com
The Mierce Painting Thread

Tournament Credentials:
Best Army or Painted: Alamo 2009, 2010 (2nd), 2012; Bayou Battles 2010-2011, [2012 2nd overridden by 2nd Overall], 2013 (2nd); Capital City Carnage 2010-2011; Lone Wolf [2011 overridden by 1st Overall], 2012; Quake City Rumble 2012-2013; War Games Con 2010
Player's Choice: Alamo 2012, 2010, 2009 (3rd); Bayou Battles 2009-2013; Capital City Carnage 2010, 2011 (2nd); Lone Wolf 2011-2012; Quake City Rumble 2012 (2nd), 2013
Sportsman: Bayou Battles 2009 (3rd); Capital City Carnage 2009; Lone Wolf 2011 [overridden by 1st Overall]
Overall: Lone Wolf 2011; Bayou Battles 2012 (2nd); Quake City Rumble 2012 (2nd)
General: Over my dead body.
 
   
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Norn Queen






Dublin, Ireland

The super squig, LOL, great stuff.

Dman137 wrote:
goobs is all you guys will ever be

By 1-irt: Still as long as Hissy keeps showing up this is one of the most entertaining threads ever.

"Feelin' goods, good enough". 
   
Made in us
Monstrous Master Moulder





Utah

Very nice paint work. I absolutely love how you did the squigs.

 
   
Made in us
Average Orc Boy





Texas

Added a few more images; click for larger versions:

The "Bad Moon" Doom Diver.


A better view of the Arachnarok Squig.


A second shot of the Easter color pastel squigs


The Angry Squig Doom Diver. Based off some popular mobile device game, but with a squig.


The Big 'Uns, and their "Come and Take It!" banner.


The side of the Savage Orc unit, showcasing a beer barrel bath, and some models with bottles.


The Savage Orc command, featuring an Avatars of War unit champion, a drunken karaoke musician, and his backup singers.

Creator of The Beer Waaagh: http://www.thebeerwaaagh.blogspot.com
The Mierce Painting Thread

Tournament Credentials:
Best Army or Painted: Alamo 2009, 2010 (2nd), 2012; Bayou Battles 2010-2011, [2012 2nd overridden by 2nd Overall], 2013 (2nd); Capital City Carnage 2010-2011; Lone Wolf [2011 overridden by 1st Overall], 2012; Quake City Rumble 2012-2013; War Games Con 2010
Player's Choice: Alamo 2012, 2010, 2009 (3rd); Bayou Battles 2009-2013; Capital City Carnage 2010, 2011 (2nd); Lone Wolf 2011-2012; Quake City Rumble 2012 (2nd), 2013
Sportsman: Bayou Battles 2009 (3rd); Capital City Carnage 2009; Lone Wolf 2011 [overridden by 1st Overall]
Overall: Lone Wolf 2011; Bayou Battles 2012 (2nd); Quake City Rumble 2012 (2nd)
General: Over my dead body.
 
   
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Automated Rubric Marine of Tzeentch





Wouldn't that mallet made out of a barrel of beer break on the first strike?
   
Made in us
Average Orc Boy





Texas

 Quarterdime wrote:
Wouldn't that mallet made out of a barrel of beer break on the first strike?

In four GTs he's only ever 'Eadbuted, Yelled and Bawled or Jumped Up and Down, so I have no idea what it would do if he actually rolled that attack!
Also, are you really trying to apply logic to an army that's a) based on orcs, b) themed around beer, and c) thinks a slingshot loaded with a squig is a acceptable choice for a war machine? If so, let me buy you a beer!

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 razormage wrote:
 Quarterdime wrote:
Wouldn't that mallet made out of a barrel of beer break on the first strike?

In four GTs he's only ever 'Eadbuted, Yelled and Bawled or Jumped Up and Down, so I have no idea what it would do if he actually rolled that attack!
Also, are you really trying to apply logic to an army that's a) based on orcs, b) themed around beer, and c) thinks a slingshot loaded with a squig is a acceptable choice for a war machine? If so, let me buy you a beer!



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Been Around the Block




I really love the style you painted the skin in, its fantastic!
   
 
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