September 20, 2017 scrollmaster

It’s interesting how the Big Mob is always the unit people dread to paint. Maybe it is because the sheer numbers, or maybe it’s because Ork players, both then and now, are spoiled with character rich miniatures so the basic troops is a drag to paint. In any case, I have finally gotten around to complete my Big Mob include their mighty clan boss leader. That means I have a Painboy and Runtherd and a visiting unit of Snakebite Cyboar Boys left to paint to complete my 1,000 point Rogue Trader Ork army. The Big Mob in all it’s glory…

July 21, 2017 scrollmaster

Not much to say. I wanted the Warlord of my Bad Moon warband to look filthy rich so on top of all his wealth (teef) hanging on display, I painted the rims of his armour in gold! The Warlord and his trusted (sort of trusted) mob of Nobz. The Warlord’s retinue of oddboys. Double the Weirdboyz but still missing the Painboy and the Runtherd (to come). the Warlord and his so far completed waaaagh… main lacking feature is the Big Mob.

June 28, 2017 scrollmaster

At the end of the day I think my two all time favourite Ork models from the Rogue Trader era (or any WH40K era for that matter) are the Super Cyboar and the Shokk Attack Gun. The Shokk Attack Gun not only is a magnificent model with the most outthere gun ever seen, the rules are equally crazy and the impediment of Orkish culture: You open a warp hole, another warp hole opens up roughly where your enemy is, you send through innocent Snotlings and they get insane traveling through warp so by the time they arrive at the exit…

June 27, 2017 scrollmaster

When I first played Rogue Trader, I was still living in Denmark and I had to choose armies based on what I could get hold of. This Weirdboy is one I always wanted, but it never materialised in my local hobby shop. Now decades later I finally got a chance to paint him and as with all the orks from this era, the miniature is full of fun little details, like the hand grenade ear ring and the annoyed look on the weirdboy’s face. He clear just want to be left at home safe with his copper staff. Both Weirdboys…

March 26, 2017 scrollmaster

I’ve just conducted a full audit of my miniatures and put a huge pile of them on on eBay for charity. However, looking through all the minis, I found one I’ve forgotten I’ve painted. One of my all time favourite miniatures: The Ork Weirdboy from the Rogue Trader era. So I thought I’d upload some photos of him and his minderz.

February 1, 2012 scrollmaster

1500 point Bad Moon This is my first Ork army since WH40k 2nd edition came out. It is made for a month of Rouge Trader at Ponder’s End Wargaming Club. These retro games will take place in March 2004. RT Orks require a lot of rolls made while you make the army list and I have cheated in three occasions: I have not rolled on Range Weapons table, since I only have Plasma guns and on Flamer. This does mean I didn’t get the lucky roll of Kustom weapons for the price of Range weapons so I think it evens up….

February 1, 2012 scrollmaster

Out of nowhere the planet later to be named ADX blue appeared. A nearby Ork Space Hulk almost got hit and naturally the Orks saw this as their planet straight away. A couple of years passed and the Imperium got the news about the planet and its strange apperance from a traitor (and former) Imperial Captain who had more than once sold his services as a freelance mercenary to the Orks. To please the Inquisitors he told them about the planet. This ofcourse led to his execution since it proved his colaboration with the Orks. The Empire sent a scout…

February 1, 2012 scrollmaster

This is a list of Rogue Trader publications. All of which I own by now…. except the Book of Astronomican which I have managed to misplace >< Sources: www.shadowdancers.org -> Deep link www.eldaronline.com -> Deep Link http://www.criticalhit.co.uk -> deep Link www.skarloc.de I have added comments in blue but other than that it is left as found. White Dwarf 93 This is the issue that launched Warhammer 40.000 Rogue Trader. (The full text can be found at criticalhit.co.uk) The Rogue Trader (RT) (2: 1987) (Quote from Shadowdancers.org) Started it all. Originally slated as a Roleplaying Game with strategic elements, the RT provided a unified equipment cost for all weapons…