Thursday, September 5, 2013

Da Boyz GT: T - 11 Weeks - Crispy

We’re 11 weeks out from Da Boyz GT and it looks like I’ll be representing the Fantasy side for the blog. This will be my 4th year at Da Boyz, and 2nd year playing fantasy. I’m looking to pick up a few more painting points and maybe bump my placement up from last year’s 10th overall finish. Sadly, my dismal generalship will probably ruin those plans.

Black Orc Warboss w/ Obsidian Blade (213)
Savage Orc Great Shaman w/ Lucky Shrunken Head & Fencer’s Blades (290)
Savage Orc Big Boss (BSB) (102)
38X Savage Orc Big’Uns w/ Full Command & Extra Hand Weapons (453)
24X Night Goblins w/ Short Bows & 3 Fanatics (147)
6X Trolls
10X Savage Orc Boar Boyz w/ Full Command (235)
3X Goblin Wolf Chariots (150)
Arachnarok Spider (290)
Doom Diver (80)
Rock Lobber (85)
Mangler Squig (65)
Pump Wagon w/ Spiky Roller & Explodin Spores (75)
Total 2400

What do you guys think about the list? It hasn’t been engraved in stone, but it has all the units that I like to play with, and has most of my well painted models. Besides basic troops, I have most every other unit in the army book that I could swap in (and multiples of the cool ones).

Painting List:
Savage Orc Shaman
Savage Orc Big Boss – I have a few touchups of the models I currently own, and I need to flesh out the banner.
Night Goblins – I recently had a great trade on Dakka for over 400 goblins, but with that many gobbos, my painting initiative has been sapped just by looking at the overflowing box. My only solace is that only 30 of them need to be painted.
Trolls – Along with that gobbo trade, I received a bunch of Skull-Pass Trolls.
Wolf Chariots, Arachnarok, Doom Diver & Rock Lobber – After a near miss with a dear, and my army box flying from my back seat to hit my windshield, all of these models need touchups. It’s like an ad for battlefoam.

So the painting list is not insurmountable. Right now I’m trying to figure out a decent paint scheme for the night goblins. I don’t really want to go with the standard Black Robes. I’ve been browsing Cool Mini or Not for some inspiration, but nothing is popping for me.

That’s about it. Thanks for reading.


  1. Looking really good so far man. Glad you're enjoying fantasy but sad the 40k side will be without you this year. You're a really talented Tyranid general.

    I'm sure you'll be back in full force for the new Tyranid book in November? Maybe we'll have a big bug showdown at the December invitational this year.

  2. Yeah, the new Tyranid book is what I'm waiting for. Most of my modeling is on hold until I see what's new.

  3. Looking good! I always liked the two toned paint scheme for night goblins. Take a look at some of these links.