Hey folks! I'm very new to the TGA community but really enjoyed browsing through the blogs you all are actively working on. Also I have a couple of friends doing blogs of their own, I wanted to jump in! Enough lurking!
The goal of this is to keep motivation rolling and share my progress with my AoS Army. I'm working on an Ironjawz army with Squig reinforcements. I mean hey, they released armored grots on squigs! I imagine Ironjawz would love to let loose that type of disarray on their foes! ...although I'm not sure the stench is worth it.
ANYWAY, here's the army list:
The Iron Brutes from the Realm of Beasts, Ghur
Megaboss Wa'Ghar - Prophet of the WAAAGH! Also carrying Anraheir's Claw
Warchanter Daev Gruul - Carrying the Golden Toof
Weirdnob Shaman Krog
Weirdnob Shaman Krom
Chronomantic Cogs Endless Spell
5 Orruk Brutes, led by Big Boss Big'Ead - Carrying Boss Klaw, Brute Choppas, and a Gore Choppa
5 Orruk Brutes, led by Boss Peggie - Carrying Boss Klaw, Brute Choppas, and a Gore Choppa
5 Orruk Brutes, led by Boss Crim'sin - Carrying Boss Klaw, Brute Choppas, and a Gore Choppa
5 Orruk Brutes, led by Boss Bron'sin - Carrying Boss Klaw, Brute Choppas, and a Gore Choppa
5 Orruk Brutes, led by Boss Brun'stang - Carrying Boss Klaw, Brute Choppas, and a Gore Choppa
10 Boingrot Bounderz, led by Boss Gumbo
10 Boingrot Bounderz, led by Boss Grak
I'm not a good competitive player, I love to make stories on the tabletop! So it has become important to me that my armies have a theme and character. That being said, I try to build lists that allow me to have fun against competitive players. After all, this army will be taken to NOVA later this year. There I'll be pitted against some of the most competitive AoS players in the states. To put it simply:
Competitive Mindset: Would love for this army to go at least 3-2 in a Grand Tournament. However, I would be happy with 2-3.
Narrative Mindset: An army of elite orruk warriors led by a slayer of beasts! Each squad has a unique boss, and the list has plenty of unique leaders for acts of heroism!
Pictured are the brutes who are going to go through some paint touchup and receive some extra bits. I'm straying from the traditional Ironjawz yellow and going with a blacker metal. Each unit will have shoulder pads or armor plates of different colors(red, bronze, green, yellow) so that they are distinguishable from each other on the field. For example, Crim'sin's brutes will have some red plates while Bron'sin's brutes will have some bronze plates. The majority of the army will be the darker metal you can see in the picture.
So that's my first task: Finish each unit of Brutes. If you have any comments about any part of this army or my plans, please feel free to give me a shout! I'ma go paint some brutes now.