Wednesday, March 14, 2007

The Best Laid Plans

Dantral gets a good lesson about traditional orc-tactics, while Gurm gets a lesson in mathematics.
Okay..I think WWWAAAAUUUGGGHHH!!! might be a trademark of a certain other game shop I left out one letter and added extra puncutaion.

Also, in old Warlord, a model's melee attack value (MAV) was increased by one if the army it belonged to spent 10% of the points-buy value on a Totem Of Battle. In those days, there was no designated model for that item. It just had to be a certain size, and the suggested totem for orcs was "Skull Throne".  A year or so later I actually made one that was a skull-motif toilet.

As for "Distract"..I think that rule is still in the game. Some players thought it was an odd ability to give an animal model...but apparently they've never owned a dog.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Got Rangers?

Hoping to find the Crusaders before the Crusaders find them, the Orcs send forth their best Ranger. Ogres, however, are not known for their subtle approach to reconnaissance.

In the old Warlord rules, being on a road doubled a model's movement rate, and being a Ranger gave a model a free extra movement at the start of the game.  Somehow the idea of Gurm the Ogre being all stealthy and cowled and brooding and changing his name to Strider kind of makes me giggle though.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The Rookie

As the other Kharg and the OTHER other Kharg head westward in search of Valandil, the orcs decide to give their new rookie Captain a first-day-on-the-job to remember. But the joke is lost on poor Krunk. Much like his spear, he's got things all backwards and doesn't see the point.

I was always of the opinion that in the official Warlord fiction, Dantral took himself way too seriously and that a little time with my orcs ought to do him some good.

The bit about fighting companies and losing the Enrage ability are outdated rules references. At one time in order for an orc to have the Enrage ability that increased his attack and lowered his defense was to be part of a company made up of only Bull Orcs (the tusky-faded big bad orcs). 

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Kharg Trek

Kharg chooses a small troop to join him on a mission for Greka.

In spite of what some folks might think, the name Fourthorc predates Taco Bell's Fourthmeal by almost half a year. Fourthorc is sorto of the antiGurgh in that, in spite of having something bad happening to him every time he rounds the corner, he never ever expects it.

Thursday, February 15, 2007


While the rest of the camp is in chaos, Gaaguk gets his first taste of live-action roleplaying, but will his grand ambitions in the make-believe world of Biggie-Burger get the best of him?

The idea for the reality-based RPG came from a comic strip by Tim "Talin" Collier that used to be featured in Reaper's Casketworks catalogue.  One particular strip featured Gragg Elfslayer (my favourite orc) tearing up an office building. 

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Three of a Kind

Resurrecting an army is never cheap, as Varaug's three "volunteers" soon find out.

More game-related humour here..sorry.

Kharg was "non-unique" meaning you could have more than one of him in your army build. I had three, and converted each a little to be able to tell them apart.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Wake the Dead

You can't keep a good orc down, and they don't stay dead for long either.

 In the old Warlord campaign system, if a model was slain in battle, he/she/it could be brought back to life for the next battle by spending gold from the player's faction treasury. Of course Greka has her own price in mind too.

As for the Elemental Plane of New Releases and Dantral, it had become almost a running gag with those who played the orc faction that Dantral would come out sometime after the Atlanta Falcons win the Superbowl and just before Hell freezes over. (We orc players can be an impatient lot).

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Big Trouble

When the hill giant and goblin spring their surprise attack, Dantral and Krunk decide to be heroes. See who "gets it in the end".
 My apologies for the slew of outdated game referrences. I'll try to 'splain.

The bit about "lots of Defensive Strikes" has to do with the fact that in Warlord, even models who can be killed (and ARE killed) by only one swing still get to swing back, since all combat is resolved simultaneously.

The bit about "AoE" refers to "Area of Effect". In general an AoE has to do with a spell such as a Fireball, but for the Hill Giant, AoE refered to the patch of ground he could either smash with his club or bash with a rock.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Blind Love

Dantral tries to explain the rules of model proxying to Krunk, but only succeeds in breaking his heart. Meanwhile, who is guarding the camp?

Monday, January 8, 2007

The Dark Horse

While the Orcs sleep, the Goblins plot a coup d'etat, but first they have to decide who is in charge.

  It is a little known fact that Hilly the Hill Giant is a fan of Teddy Roosevelt.

Monday, January 1, 2007

Unreal Estate

With the forest now rid of Elves, it is time to divvy up the loot, and Varaug and Narg plan a surprise for Kiakara. 



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