Hi, this will be my first post on the forum, but I have been luring in the background for quite some time. But I felt that now was the time to take my rightful place in the wondrous place called Ogre Stronghold.
So I have soon been playing Warhammer for about two years. I started player Vampire Counts and built myself a crusader-themed vampire army. But this year I got bored with them, and I soon started looking for a new army to love and cherish. In the end I settled for Ogre Kingdoms. I just liked all the possibilities to theme your own army, and even better you wouldn’t have to paint 200+ models to build your army, hurray
I might ad at that point I had only seen an Ogre Kingdome army at a tournament. I hadn’t tried playing with them, I hadn’t played against them, I hadn’t even seen the book. But I didn’t let that stop me. I bought my first box of bulls, and fell instantly in love with them.
I knew right from the start that I wanted to do a Christmas themed army. I now know that I’m not the first one with that idea, but come on they where made to be Bad Santas. I quickly ordered a battalion-box and two giants and stared converting. I think that my neighbours must have thought I was mad, sitting in my apartment in the middle of May and June with a Christmas CD playing and singing along with all the carols. But I loved every minute of it. In the middle of June I had painted around 2000pts when I realized that I perhaps should get the Ogre Kingdom army-book also. Painting is fun and all that, but I like playing more.
All of my friend thought I was crazy. Building an army without even looking in the army-book. But I had and idea of what I wanted and went for in. Looking back at things, I maybe should have looked in the book beforehand but what the heck. Who needs scraplaunchers when you can have slavegiants instead
So I have made a list of Christmas things I want to have in my army:
A Christmas tree: Done, now looking for something to make Christmas-presents of.
A Snowball fight: My leadbealchers fire snowballs, that is the Ogre way
Snowmen: I have made 3 so far and they are awesome. I can use them as bulls or Yettis depending on what I need. I will make several more
Santas wife: Done
Rudolf: Ogre with rednose and reindeer-horns
To do list:
The three wise men
The newborn jesus-gnoblar
Reindeer: I have found some toys that might work, now I just must make up a fun them.
Skis/sleigh: I’m going to by some scraplaunchers, and convert the to Christmas-presents-launchers.
I will try posting pics later