Ever opened a copy of one of the realm of chaos books when you were ten? Ever tried to own each and everyone of the Jes Goodwin chaos champion? Ever spent days lurking on ebay for a complete Kaleb Dark or chaos toilets?
You're at home here.
I have been waiting for this, I have been preparing for this. I knew it was to come . Unless you have read the title of this post, you may be wondering about what I am talking about. Well, the answer is easy : Orctober.
I have participated in last year's orctober and I have to admit it has been kind of a revelation for me.
Erny "oldhammer superstar" from the most excellent Erny's place has launched that event that year and brings it back to us this year and it shall be one hell of an event !
I've never been a huge greenskin lover (I don't even think all orcs and goblinoids should be green) but painting a bunch of orks in a typical 40k 2nd edition (red era style) was an absolute pleasure which was also greatly augmented by my discovery of Waargh the orks.
Discovering a rich new (for me) race with a fascinating background and painting green for a change has convinced me to paint at least once a year some orcs or goblins.
Just to make things a little symbolic, I've decided on painting 13 orks and snotlings just because I was born on the 13th of October. So By now, All I can say is that there are 10 orks and 3 snotlings which will be painted by the end of the month (hopefully) for this very occasion.
Just to get a little more old school than last time, most of the models will come from these pages :
I'm planning on making it a new warband for my Rogue trader setting and they will come with their own background story and characters.
I'm not planning on winning anything, I'm just here for the fun and sharing (and the proper excuse to paint outside the box really).
Wether you are a stubborn orc/ork fan or just looking for something different from your usual stuff, why don't you just o straight away pay a visit to Erny to tell him you'd like to join ? You know it's the right thing to do, you know it's orctober.