'Barbarism is the natural state of mankind,' the borderer said, still staring somberly at the Cimmerian. 'Civilization is unnatural. It is a whim of circumstance. And barbarism must always ultimately triumph.'

-Robert E. Howard
Beyond The Black River

Corrupt Cliffs

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Monday, January 18, 2016

More Bones.

I am primarily into Science Fiction but do stray towards Fantasy a little now and again. 

Recently the big local games store started a "Skirmish Gaming Club" that planned on initially using A Song of Blades and Heroes as it's initial rule set.  I like a lot about the rules and this seemed like a great way to get in some games without needed many figures.

For my first warband I chose orcs.  I have almost always played humans in wargames, so I thought I would try something a little different for me.  I also didn't want boring green orcs......

I picked up a bunch of Reaper Bones models.  I haven't painted bones before and in fact I haven't painted anything above 15mm since I was maybe 20.

I got the first 3 rank and file orcs painted up on the weekend and thought I would share the initial paint jobs, even though the bases still need finishing.

I have a few more of this size to do with bows and then 3 larger hero orcs plus a troll and a goblin.  Should be a fun band once they are finished.

To be continued.......


  1. Welcome back - glad to see that you aren't race-norming your orcs to greenskins, too. #PaleOrcLivesMatter I'll be taking my next orcs back to the OSR and picking up some of the pig-snouted fellers from Splintered light.

  2. Thanks for commenting! The pig face orc is an awesome and retro idea. I am fond of them, they however just didn't fit into what I wanted. Cheap, 28mm and readily available. Reaper Bones definitely fit the bill.

    As our club is new and primarily skirmish oriented 15mm hasn't made it into the mix yet. ;)