Thursday, July 24, 2014

Starting an Oldhammer army

Now that I have my Warhammer Fantasy Battle third edition rulebook, I need to think about the miniatures I will use.  To me, the Oldhammer ethos doesn't necessarily involve vintage figures, but instead revolves around using minis to build the army you want.  That said, I still have a ton of old GW plastics from their Skeleton Army boxed set.  I can use these to build two or three units with the minimum number of figures.  (I still have plenty of metal castings as well, but most of those are destined to expand my Nightmare Legion army for Hordes of the Things.)
Besides, I think it will be fun to build an army using all these plastics.  In addition to the foot soldiers, I have enough skeletal riders for a cavalry unit, as well as a chariot or two.  My plan is to keep this army as simple as possible, attaching banners to indicate leaders, unless I want to include a metal mini as champion or general.  Since they're skeletons, they're pretty easy to paint, and detailing should be simple as well.
This will be a long-term project, however.  I have a move to get through next week, and then I'm concentrating on finishing the terrain and miniatures for an Ogre scenario I'm running at MillenniumCon this November. But after that, I plan to start on this army and find me some opponents for some third edition Warhammer.  Who wants to join me?

6 comments:

Tiny Basement said...

I am awaiting my copy of WHFB 3rd as well, and am looking forward to getting a small warband together. Looking forward to seeing what you cook up! Would appreciate thoughts on how best to build a war band - my army building has all been 5th/6th ed 40k cookie cutter stuff.

Desert Scribe said...

TB, since I'm new to this myself, check out Colin Murray's blog post on how to start Oldhammerring.

Latric said...

I still have my old rule set and plenty of figures that are based for it. Lots of painted orcs and gobs.

Sean said...

Fantastic! I just finished my first Oldhammer unit a few days ago. 10 plastic orcs. I still have all of my partially painted stuff and rule books from back in the day. Sometimes hoarding pays off.

Kaleb Hordes said...

Awesome to see some new Oldhammer armies starting up! Looks like you have a great start on one, lovely things though Skeleton Army Box Sets, weren't they? ;) Undead was my first army, and I had to redo them for 3rd edition, but you should have some fun! We are having the Oldhammer Day USA in Oct in Baltimore, so keep an eye out for all of those great pics!

Thirdpower said...

That's the army I started playing before they put out the new editions. The only minis I have left are a unit of Wights, armored skeletons and some misc. skeletons/skel. cavalry.