It can't really have been a year since I last posted any work on my ogres, can it? The necron army is a reality nowadays, but sadly not a painted one yet. And now the new DA models look much better than I had expected ...
Well, back to ogres, who have seen some action again recently; I still haven't got that Heavens butcher model figured out, mostly because the couple of times I've proxxied it hasn't worked for me; I'm a big fan of beast lore, still
However, I have built half a Firebelly; so should have that finished in another year or so
In the meantime, I have started to tire a little of my usual lists, and to play around with the less used options from the book. To that end, I have a hankering to make my hunter work, and although I have remodelled my existing hunter with a blood vulture, mostly because I really like the model and had one spare, I think a hunter really has to have a harpoon launcher, so I decided to model a new one. Now, 2 things -
1) it has always bothered me that a hunter has a 50m base for no reason (other than that it ranks up with sabretusks); indeed my old hunter is on a 40m base. This time, I wanted to do a 50m base, but with a justifiable (but not game-impacting) reason.
2) the description of the harpoon launcher (and indeed harpoons in general) involve being able to retract it once embedded in the quarry, and "fish" the prey home. I wanted to incorporate this on the already large crossbow from the TT set.
The result of both of these thoughts is thus:
I was pleased with the harpoon. Could the mount be a baby thundertusk?
I know that a harpoon hunter is a poor-gnoblar's-ironblaster, but I am determined to find an advantage. I will play around with load-outs of magic items, and let you know if I find anything at all useful.