Kruel and Unusual – Part 3

This Orctober one of my key goals was to paint up a Warcry warband of Savage Orcs (or Bonesplitter Orruks depending on how well you speak AoS). I’m pleased to say this is now complete, with the crazed, stamping Wurrgog Prophet added to the group earlier in the week. This also gives me four different warbands to choose from for Destruction themed Warcry games; Bonesplitters, Ironjaws, Gloomspite Gits and Ogres. However there is one more Destruction faction available for greenskin fans to use in Warcry, the new Kruelboyz. These were given rules as a free download through the Warhammer Community website (and if you’re interested you can find them here). With the Savage Orcs complete I turned my attention to the Kruelboyz. Could I paint another Warcry warband with only a few days of Orctober left to go?

No, of course I couldn’t! However I didn’t need to – by chipping away my new collection of Kruelboyz harvested from the Dominion boxset over the past couple of months I already had almost everything I needed to get started. A couple more greenskins would be sufficient to round out the warband and that was a much more achievable goal.

First things first I decided to add another Gutrippa to the group. I think my preference would be to include one of these boys armed with a close combat weapon (a hakka) rather than another spear (a stikka) just for a bit of variety. As it happens I have managed to nab myself some hakkas amongst various other useful bits, so I’m planning to convert some of my boys with stikkas from the Dominion box into boys with hakkas. For now however I don’t have time for those kind of shenanigans – plus I already had a boy with a spear sitting on the desk – so I just concentrated on getting him painted.

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Here he is next to his two new mates.

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Next I turned my attention to giving the tribe some ranged power. Unlike some other greenskin tribes the Kruelboyz aren’t averse to standing well back and shooting their adversaries full of arrows, and the ” Man-Skewer Boltboys” do pretty much exactly what it says on the tin.

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Then it was just a case of adding the Hobgrots, the Killaboss and the sneaky little Stabgrot that I painted earlier in the year and the warband is good to go.

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I do have a few other Kruelboys still kicking around and I had rather ambitiously hoped to get them painted this month as well, but alas it was not to be. Still I’m proud to say that’s another warband finished – and my total number of Orcs painted this month now stands at 33.

18 responses to “Kruel and Unusual – Part 3

  • Alex

    Nicely done dude – I really do like these chaps!!

  • mcmattila

    That’s a great looking crew, and the speed at which you paint these guys (and the rest of the greenskins this month) has been really impressive! I like the subtle variations you’ve made with the skintones and even the yellows.

    I’m still not 100% sold on the Kruelboyz, but I did go and buy the “Get Started with AoS” mag with the Kruelboy and SCE models, so I’ll be painting one at some point. Maybe that’ll win me over, or at the very least I’ll have another model in my cabinet 😀

    • Wudugast

      Thanks man! I think the speed that I’ve painted this month has certainly surprised me! I know I’ve said it before but although I really like the Kruelboys I don’t think they belong together with the other GW orcs, they just don’t look cohesive as a range. I’ll be curious to see what you think of the one you’ve got once you’re working on it, I often find that I change my mind about a miniature once I’m looking at bare plastic in my hand rather than the studio paint job on a screen. I’m sure you’ll have it looking outstanding anyway. 🙂

  • theimperfectmodeller

    Lovely minis Wudu old chap and your month output to date is simply awesome. If there is one thing I have learnt form this challenge with IRO it is not to enter one with you myself! 😉

    • Wudugast

      Haha, I do seem to have just taken off like a maniac this month don’t I! That said I’m still pretty sure that if we were looking at square inches of model painted, rather than the number of individual figures, IRO would have me beat. It’s funny though, I’m not really a competitive person (despite current appearances!), I’m not particularly keen on outdoing other people but I am always keen to see if I can outdo myself. Every time I’ve found myself thinking “I think this is as many models as I’m going to be able to paint today” I’ve put a few more on the desk and surprised myself by getting them done as well. I don’t know how long I’ll be able to keep it up, there are other things in life demanding my time and I don’t want to end up feeling burnt out with painting, but it certainly shows that the backlog of unpainted models is at least in part a state of mind. I can get it all painted, I just (at the risk of sounding all Hollywood) need to believe in myself. 

  • John@justneedsvarnish

    They’re great – I really like the yellow shields! 🙂 Can’t believe that’s 33 already!

    • Wudugast

      Cheers, I liked the look of the yellow shields myself, and I think they really work well as a group so hopefully the more of them I paint the better they’ll look overall. 33 is a hell of a lot more than I was expecting to paint this month, I had to go back and re-count them – I couldn’t quite believe it myself! 

  • Kuribo

    33 Orks is insane and the month isn’t fully over yet either! IRO didn’t know what him him! 🙂 It has been fun seeing you paint these newish sculpts and they look fantastic altogether too. You’ll have no excuse not to play some Warcry in the future with all of the progress you’ve made too 😀

    • Wudugast

      Haha! You say that but IRO painted tanks and giants man! If I’m going to be able to look him in the eye I’m going to need to at least paint a really, really massive warboss (maybe a special character of some kind… yeah, that would do it… and there’s still time…). I’ll definitely need to get some games of Warcry played soon – maybe I should take a leaf out of IRO’s book and do a battle report? 

  • Pete S/ SP

    Very nice- I particularly love the shield.



  • Mark A. Morin

    Great work especially the shields

    • Wudugast

      Thank you – there was a bit of a learning curve with those shields but by the time I got around to the most recent one I’d got into the swing of things and was really enjoying them, I’ll do more soon(…er or later…).

  • patmcf

    Brill mate ,coming on very nicely!!A nasty group of bastards if I have ever seen one!!

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