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[BB17] Greenskins. No, not the orcs/goblins [Update]

PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:56 pm
by Cakeman
Surely an Army qualifies for the BB17-tag! As hinted earlier, trouble is brewing in the medieval swamps. Out of that green hell comes the slithering army of Old King Kroc to eat you! That's right, they're not here for livestock or gold, they're hungry.

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The crocs like heat, and have resistance to fire and a vulnerability to cold. Tough but rather slow, they have limited regenerative capabilities, and favor melee where their bite can give them an extra edge, and lunch!

The sole reason for this army (it started out very small) is Old King Kroc's own dino ride. He raised it from an egg himself. As I started building it I got rather fond of it, and thus collected some more crocs for the warband. It has gone through several iterations, in the beginning it was more of a platform for warriors, but gradly transitioned into King Kroc's mobile throne and death-dispenser. Also, it has three huge flags, so everyone can see them from afar and tremble in fear.

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In the center is Kroc's throne in gory red and gold. Within comfortable reach from this couchy seat is a dual automated boltcaster with enhanced sights and range, and also a flamethrower if the barbacue is getting close. The sides are bristling with spikes, severely hindering any minifigs trying to get into melee range with the Old King.

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Kroc's sons accompany hin on the dino, providing a little extra ranged firepower.

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There has to be some infantry too, right? Cannonfodder.

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I'm sure they have some flavour and character too, but mostly they are there to fill out the ranks, redshirt for King Kroc and his henchmen and hope that one day be noticed for some valorous deed. Right now I can't be bothered with fluff, because I want to get to the more fun parts of the army.

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The raptor-riding croc hero is speed personified according to the crocs. First on the field, first to feed. And the raptor is hungry! Leaping forward, slashing enemies, croc-hero skewering and slashing right and left, they're a sight to behold. What I wouldn't give for another raptor or two...

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A real eyecatcher! Ofcourse, it's the dinosaurs. Everybody likes dinosaurs.

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(This was inevitable)

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Rounding out Krocs army is some firebased artillery and a medicine man croc who conjures snakes to do battle and rides a crocodile. It's not known if the crocs would grow into those crocodiles with age, or if they are different species, and if the medicine-croc knows he guards this secret well.

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Also a medik (or possibly scout), I had a single croc left.

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Here's a look at the entire army again.

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...and here's the lego part of the backdrop, in case you're interested. It's hard building a swampy-looking tree, but I'm trying different designs...

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Re: [BB17] Greenskins. No, not the orcs/goblins.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:51 pm
by Zupponn
Cool army with a nice theme to it.  Makes me want to build a Space Alligator Men army. :D

Re: [BB17] Greenskins. No, not the orcs/goblins.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:01 pm
by TastySkippy123
Bout time we have another croc army! This is great. The crocs are the only good army builders in the chima line. The rest kinda suck.

Re: [BB17] Greenskins. No, not the orcs/goblins.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:37 pm
by sahasrahla
the bone axes are my favorite i think

Re: [BB17] Greenskins. No, not the orcs/goblins.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:29 pm
by Quantumsurfer
Cakeman wrote:Surely an Army qualifies for the BB17-tag!


You bet your ass it does.  And don't call me Shirley.

Zupponn wrote:Cool army with a nice theme to it.  Makes me want to build a Space Alligator Men army. :D


I had the same thought.

Re: [BB17] Greenskins. No, not the orcs/goblins.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:48 pm
by Kommander Ken
Weakness to cold you say?


Heh.

Re: [BB17] Greenskins. No, not the orcs/goblins.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:46 am
by Cakeman
Zupponn wrote:Makes me want to build a Space Alligator Men army. :D


Often such crossovers are surprisingly good! Try a fig or two and post a doodle? I'd like to see how they would turn out.

Re: [BB17] Greenskins. No, not the orcs/goblins.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:51 pm
by AnnoyedZebra
SPACE ALLIGATORS NOW

Re: [BB17] Greenskins. No, not the orcs/goblins.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:43 am
by DJ Squidley
Beautiful, I've been searching every store for the battle packs, but I'm too late.  Looks like a nefarious version of the lizardmen.  Awesome!  Maybe I'll make a caniballistic cult that worships them.

Re: [BB17] Greenskins. No, not the orcs/goblins.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:31 pm
by stubby
These guys should team up with the Chosen of Solek.


I just saw this set marked down to $7.50 today:

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First thing I thought was "now this would be a proper mount for that hero." (The dino, not the gyro sphere thing.)

Side note: Guess who drew that happy T-Rex up in the corner there.

Spoiler: show
It was me

Re: [BB17] Greenskins. No, not the orcs/goblins.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:47 pm
by Colette
Honestly I liked this army the moment I saw the Awesomesaurus in the first picture. Still one of my favorite medivo units.

Re: [BB17] Greenskins. No, not the orcs/goblins.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:50 pm
by Cakeman
Kommander Ken wrote:Weakness to cold you say? Heh.

Frostborne is naturally resistant to coldbloded invaders :)

DJ Squidley wrote:Maybe I'll make a caniballistic cult that worships them.

Carrying a large cauldron into battle!

stubby wrote:These guys should team up with the Chosen of Solek.

Absolutely! Clever use of the chi-models too.

stubby wrote:I just saw this set marked down to $7.50 today:

I'm so envious. I never see such markdowns here. I'm keeping my eye out for equivalents of garage-sale finds, my raptor is actually from a box of random parts I got hold of. The dinosaur you linked would make a great mount, too. A boy in my daughters class has all the jurassic sets, I wonder when he will enter his dark ages... I'll be there.

stubby wrote:Side note: Guess who drew that happy T-Rex up in the corner there.

Great work :)

Re: [BB17] Greenskins. No, not the orcs/goblins.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:35 am
by DJ Squidley
Cauldron?  Pff, pathetic, you need a mobile barbecue, a cheirosiphon on wheels! :fist:

Re: [BB17] Greenskins. No, not the orcs/goblins.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:41 am
by Cakeman
DJ Squidley wrote:a cheirosiphon on wheels! :fist:


I had to Google cheirosiphon. Mythical flamethrowers! Already one mounted on the awesomosaur, but i can pictures a lager one with wheels... I wonder how much före pieces i actually have..? Never enough.

Re: [BB17] Greenskins. No, not the orcs/goblins.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:02 am
by TastySkippy123
Cakeman wrote:
DJ Squidley wrote:a cheirosiphon on wheels! :fist:

I wonder how much före pieces i actually have..? Never enough.


Aye, you can never have enough fire pieces.