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hwd
07-12-2010, 08:16 AM
Okay so I have a pretty odd empire army and it is time it was unleashed here!

This army is in pretty much constant flux, with old models being stripped and updated all the time! As and when I update stuff I will add new posts but also update the following posts accordingly.

WHOLE ARMY SHOTS
click on the pictures for much larger photos

2000 points
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj11/hwd48/Empire/Piggin%20Mayhem%202011/army1-Copy.jpg (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-MAq_cq-i9Co/Tj-nMYqGd8I/AAAAAAAAAGo/Rh8TiwiTUp8/s1600/army.1.JPG)

1000 points
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj11/hwd48/Empire/Piggin%20Mayhem%202011/army2-Copy.jpg (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CWBzk7jsqus/Tj-nP-JKo0I/AAAAAAAAAGs/Ku1e8QREsKg/s1600/army.2.JPG)

LORDS

General

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj11/hwd48/Empire/CRAP/10%20-%20ten/general_redux8.jpg
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj11/hwd48/Empire/CRAP/10%20-%20ten/general_redux9.jpg
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj11/hwd48/Empire/CRAP/10%20-%20ten/general_redux10.jpg

EDIT - updated 22 June 2011 - General has had a swan ky remodel and repaint!

Arch Lector
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj11/hwd48/Empire/gop%202010/LORD2.jpg

hwd
07-12-2010, 08:16 AM
and continue with

HEROES

Warrior Priests
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj11/hwd48/Empire/gop%202010/HEROES1.jpg
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj11/hwd48/Empire/gop%202010/HEROES2.jpg
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj11/hwd48/Empire/gop%202010/HEROES3.jpg

Engineer
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj11/hwd48/Empire/gop%202010/HEROES4.jpg

Wizards
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj11/hwd48/Empire/gop%202010/HEROES5.jpg
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj11/hwd48/Empire/gop%202010/HEROES6.jpg

hwd
07-12-2010, 08:16 AM
and now (logically) onto

CORE

Swordsmen with militia detachment

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj11/hwd48/Empire/CRAP/12%20-%20twelve/state2.jpg
EDIT - 28th July 2011 - New Swordsmen
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj11/hwd48/Empire/CRAP/11%20-%20eleven/militia11.jpg
EDIT - 30th June 2011 - Replacement militia models, much improved!

Spearmen with Militia detachment
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj11/hwd48/Empire/CRAP/12%20-%20twelve/state1.jpg
EDIT - 28th July 2011 - New Spearmen
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj11/hwd48/Empire/CRAP/11%20-%20eleven/miltia17.jpg
EDIT - 8th August 2011 - More new Militia

hwd
07-12-2010, 08:17 AM
more CORE

Flagellants
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj11/hwd48/Empire/gop%202010/CORE5.jpg

Huntsmen
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj11/hwd48/Empire/gop%202010/CORE6.jpg

Knights
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj11/hwd48/Empire/gop%202010/CORE7.jpg

hwd
07-12-2010, 08:17 AM
and now for something

SPECIAL

Cannons
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj11/hwd48/Empire/gop%202010/SPECIAL1.jpg
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj11/hwd48/Empire/gop%202010/SPECIAL2.jpg

Mortar
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj11/hwd48/Empire/gop%202010/SPECIAL3.jpg

hwd
07-12-2010, 08:17 AM
and finally of course

RARE

More Flagellants
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj11/hwd48/Empire/gop%202010/RARE1.jpg

Hellblaster
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj11/hwd48/Empire/gop%202010/RARE2.jpg

Steam Tank - The BIG PIG
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj11/hwd48/Empire/gop%202010/RARE3.jpg
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj11/hwd48/Empire/gop%202010/RARE4.jpg
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj11/hwd48/Empire/gop%202010/RARE5.jpg

hwd
07-12-2010, 08:33 AM
Anticipating the cries of WTF (trust me i've heard it before) I havde decided to jump the gun and provide some back story for the oddness...

The image in the top of the final post (RARE) units you will see a unit of flagellants made from a whole mix of models. The models in this unit represent all of our characters from our WFRP games over the years (for the record I am the guy second left with hand raised to shout - Konradin, humble thief and purveyor of holy artefacts) and of course all of our pets.

The large pig on the corner of the unit is Jethro, you could say that all of this is his fault! In game we found ourselves playing a game for which one player decided he needed a pig, hence Jethro joined the group having borrowed him from a local farmer. Being a law abidiing bunch we decieded to steal the pig and take him on out travels. In any subsequent fighting this large pig ran amok and was more effective and bloody than the rest of us together, hence somebody bought him his rather dashing hat!

In our out of game conversations as one such pig made bloodbath was ongoing, somebody said something along the lines of "god, he must be blessed by sigmar" to which the obvious retort was made (possibly by me), "dont you mean PIGMAR"

Well that was it, a few nights later down the pub, having had more than a few beers the puns just started rolling and soon I had enough ideas, and crucially time, to get a Grand Army of Pigmar ready for the 2008 GT where it got alot of attention but no wins!

Since then the army has grown, been prodded and changed over time but us still essentially an empire army based on drunken punning!

Aeth
07-12-2010, 09:21 PM
Some interesting conversions here (I love the tank). Any plans to pick up some of Privateer Press's Farrow models to fit in your army?

hwd
08-12-2010, 08:11 AM
No plans yet...
I kinda want to keep this army as just quite normal (?) as I think too much 'wierd' can tip the balance from an army working to being just a bit crap

I may however look into the Farrow models for a mordhiem beastman warband...

hwd
22-06-2011, 11:13 AM
EDIT - updated 22 June 2011 - General has had a swan ky remodel and repaint!

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj11/hwd48/Empire/CRAP/10%20-%20ten/general_redux8.jpg
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj11/hwd48/Empire/CRAP/10%20-%20ten/general_redux9.jpg
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj11/hwd48/Empire/CRAP/10%20-%20ten/general_redux10.jpg

Ossai
22-06-2011, 07:43 PM
This is actually awesome. I love this idea.

Nomad
23-06-2011, 08:28 AM
:laugh::laugh::laugh: Fabulous. High time indeed it was posted here!

Pigs do, in fact, fly! :shocked::shocked:

juddski
24-06-2011, 12:33 PM
:grin: brilliant concept ,rep for the idea

hwd
30-06-2011, 07:47 AM
EDIT - 30th June 2011

Updated Militia models, unit 1

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj11/hwd48/Empire/CRAP/11%20-%20eleven/militia11.jpg

Nomad
30-06-2011, 10:04 AM
Really, really great stuff. This is modelling at its funniest.

LutherMax
02-07-2011, 09:38 AM
Agreed. This is awesome. I especially love the BIG PIG
You've got to do a Commander and name him "The Grand Old Duke of Pork" :grin:

juddski
08-07-2011, 01:41 PM
i still think the concept is brilliant but ...my only critisim (if you can call it that?)
i'm finding myself looking for the pig and forgetting everything else ,
my first reaction was ,i can't see the pig :devil: :shocked:.
then i started looking at the figures and suddenly realised how great they looked ,masterly painted hwd :sunglasses:
*rep well done

hwd
08-07-2011, 06:01 PM
Really, really great stuff. This is modelling at its funniest.

Thanks, I don't like to take warhammer too seriously and I guess this the embodiment of that unleashed unto the world!


Agreed. This is awesome. I especially love the BIG PIG
You've got to do a Commander and name him "The Grand Old Duke of Pork" :grin:

I do like the Big Pig as it is but there are plans afoot for a much improved version... If I can just find the right bits and bobs it shall come soon!
I do like the Grand old Duke of Pork! Perhaps i'll make an objective marker with a very old man sat on a small hill...


i still think the concept is brilliant but ...my only critisim (if you can call it that?)
i'm finding myself looking for the pig and forgetting everything else ,
my first reaction was ,i can't see the pig :devil: :shocked:.
then i started looking at the figures and suddenly realised how great they looked ,masterly painted hwd :sunglasses:
*rep well done

Thanks! (I think) This army has been 'finished' more times than I can remember now! As it is (and probably always will be) my favourite of my armies I keep returning to it to make it look better as my painting improves. Its the free companies turn right now but coming soon are handgunners, perhaps a re-paint of the knights, engineers, warmachine crews and and and...

juddski
09-07-2011, 01:13 PM
(I think)
hwd ,you think correctly sir :grin:
well done

hwd
28-07-2011, 01:25 PM
Another update! The re-paint and expansion of the state troops has been completed!

30 Spearmen
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj11/hwd48/Empire/CRAP/12%20-%20twelve/state1.jpg

and 30 Swordsmen
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj11/hwd48/Empire/CRAP/12%20-%20twelve/state2.jpg

hwd
08-08-2011, 09:13 AM
Another update! The other milita unit has been completed!

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj11/hwd48/Empire/CRAP/11%20-%20eleven/miltia17.jpg

and the two leaders have had shields added;

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj11/hwd48/Empire/CRAP/11%20-%20eleven/miltia15.jpg

hwd
08-08-2011, 09:23 AM
And some whole army photos for the army i'm taking to a tournament in a few weeks!

click on the pictures for much larger photos

2000 points
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj11/hwd48/Empire/Piggin%20Mayhem%202011/army1-Copy.jpg (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-MAq_cq-i9Co/Tj-nMYqGd8I/AAAAAAAAAGo/Rh8TiwiTUp8/s1600/army.1.JPG)

1000 points
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj11/hwd48/Empire/Piggin%20Mayhem%202011/army2-Copy.jpg (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CWBzk7jsqus/Tj-nP-JKo0I/AAAAAAAAAGs/Ku1e8QREsKg/s1600/army.2.JPG)

hwd
23-08-2011, 08:22 AM
Hi hi! Just thought I would big myself up a bit; this army was awarded 'Best Army' at a tournament I was at at the weekend

Skringly
24-08-2011, 10:18 AM
Hi hi! Just thought I would big myself up a bit; this army was awarded 'Best Army' at a tournament I was at at the weekend

Rock on mate!

hwd
21-11-2011, 09:59 AM
Hey all,
I forgot to post that I won another best army award for the Grand Army of Pigmar at the Sad Muppets Society tournament Regarding Retribution!

and I have a piccy to prove it

http://www.pigmar.co.uk/forum/download/file.php?id=294

japehlio
21-11-2011, 11:35 AM
so, your new title is appropriate then..?
;)

hwd
21-11-2011, 06:03 PM
Indeed! I hadn't noticed that... when did that happen?

LutherMax
07-12-2011, 11:10 PM
Yellow Cons... Nice!
Oh yeah and congrats ;)

hwd
08-12-2011, 07:16 AM
Cheers man, I bought them for a night out with my old american football team and have never looked back...
If shoes could talk these old boys could spin many a yarn! Shame they are about to fall apart though

Just thought I would also mention, I won another best army award last weekend for this army up in Cardiff! Completes the set - three tournaments, three best armies! Suffice it to say that I am pretty pleased!