Appetite for Destruction – Part 3

The eternal mystery of just who ate all the pies (the burgers and the fries) has been solved – it was these fat bastards. They also ate the pie salesman, his pie stall and the car he drove up in. Yes, it’s true – filled with enthusiasm for my ogre project I cracked on and painted up the leadbelcher, the one who brings a cannon to the knife-fights of Warcry.

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I made one slight tweak to the stock model, adding a cannon wheel to the gun to make it look even more like he’s just picked the thing up (to the horror of the poor humans or dwarves who’d been crewing it and thought they were safely behind the lines). From some angles it covers up his pretty face but that’s a sacrifice I can make!

Of course the ogre army has never been just about the fat boys, someone needs to do all the work that the ogres are too big or lazy to bother with, not to mention providing a handy meal if times get tough. This role goes to the gnoblars, little greenskins related to goblins who live symbiotically with the ogres, doing the menial tasks so that the big guys can concentrate on eating and fighting, whilst being protected from danger by their bulky, aggressive masters (at least until said masters fancy a snack). Thus the final touch the warband required was a pair of the little dudes.

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With these three additions the warband is complete – and turned around from start to finish in a week no less!

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Here’s the whole crew, ready to get out there and pick a fight. I like to think that the gnoblar on the left is spoiling for a fight, backed up by his big pals, whilst the one on the right with his drooping ears and worried expression has a rather more pessimistic opinion of their chances!

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I’ve enjoyed working on these a lot so I may well come back to them at some point, I have a few other ogres kicking around that I could use to make a full squad or two and I reckon it’d be quite fun to add a few Ironguts and see what they bring to the gang. Right now though I think I’ll turn my attention elsewhere and see what else is lurking on or around the painting desk and takes my fancy.

27 responses to “Appetite for Destruction – Part 3

  • davekay

    You’ve found a good use for that classic wagon/cannon wheel!

  • Alex

    Man, thatโ€™s what I call a rapid warband! The speed of painting that is, not the average pace over 5 miles of the members of said band ๐Ÿ˜
    Brilliant job

    • Wudugast

      Cheers! It’s nice to knock a project out quickly once in a while, all too often I end up faffing around with things for years. Yeah, I reckon the worst of us could outrun those boys – I’d certainly be motivated to try ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • theimperfectmodeller

    I have to say it really looks like you had fun doing these. Great figures and extremely well done as usual. What a cracking little set on minis that is.

  • Pete S/ SP

    Very cool- love him lugging the best part of a cannon around in battle.



  • Argentbadger

    Congratulations on completing a project so quickly. They look great together. Now you just need to give the warband a spin on the tabletop.

    • Wudugast

      Cheers! Took them out for a quick maiden spin yesterday evening against the orc warband – I had the ogres and my partner had the orcs. Suffice to say she beat the fat lads up rather comprehensively, turns out once again that her habit of remembering the victory conditions and playing for them rather than just galumphing around attacking stuff worked in her favour. Mind you I did enjoy seeing a sacrificial gnobler face an orc brute in single combat and kill it so, you know, swings and roundabouts… ๐Ÿ™‚

  • stevebArt

    well you can certainly see you have enjoyed your time with them, what a great band of fatness and mayhem they are, well done..

  • Kuribo

    The leadbelchers are really cool models and it is amazing how awesome just adding a wheel to the cannon looks. I remember fondly when these came out and I thought they were just amazing because at the time, the war machines featured prominently in a lot of good armies like Empire and dwarves and here came these ogres who just commandeered cannons and walked around with them! You did a great job putting this squad together and in very short order too! They look awesome all together and I hope you’ll make more in the future ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Wudugast

      They are such cool models, I’ve wanted to paint one for a long time. A mate of mine had an ogre army back in the day and I loved it from afar, so I’m glad I got around to painting some at last. The leadbelchers and the shouting ogre were always my favourites. I really liked the gnoblars as well and he couldn’t stand them, which at the time I couldn’t understand but now I look at the old gnoblar models again, and compare them against the new ones I’ve used here (borrowed from the Blood Bowl team) I think I see his point! I’ve got a bunch more ogres kicking around so there’s definitely going to be more at some point down the road. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Kuribo

        I always liked the shouting ogre too. I loved the gnoblars back in the day but there are several (which also happen to be the most common ones because they’re in the regular troop kits) that are not great sculpts and kind of just clutter up the base of the ogres in my opinion. I’ve been thinking about picking up some of the new gnoblars from Underworlds and using them as a kind of easy kitbash or conversion for an ogre piece and so I will definitely give the Blood Bowl team a look too. I’ll be looking forward to seeing more when you get around to it ๐Ÿ˜€

  • patmcf

    A mighty fine bunch of meanness, top kid all round and yep the cannon wheel is spot on!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿค“

  • Janice Duke

    Can confirm that these look excellent in real life. We shall do battle again soon… โš”๏ธ๐Ÿ€

  • imperialrebelork

    Bloody WordPress isnโ€™t showing me your posts mate. Grrrrr. Awesome work mate. Nice to see the group pic too.

  • Azazel

    I love these guys – and I am definitely ripping that wheel idea off when I get to my Ogres!

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