Artillery for my Orcs

When I started working on Wars of Orcs and Dwarves (WOOD), I found that I had very few fantasy figures, as I prefer historical games in general.  So, I started on my journey to create several “brigades” of hobbits, orcs, and goblins for WOOD. I completed the hobbit army some months ago.  To complete the orc army, I needed some artillery.  After posting to The Wargames Website, which is a wonderful alternative to the troll-infested Miniatures Page, I received some good suggestions.

This weekend I completed two “artillery pieces” for the orcs.

A war engine from manufacturer unknown. Note that my orcs and goblins are painted in AD&D yellow instead of GW green.
This engine was a gift from my buddy, Dave Wood. It was partially painted, but I reprised it and started over.

This piece will be mounted on a 4″x4″ base like large creatures.  It will melee like a large creature in WOOD, but it will fire like a catapult.

When I saw this figure, it just cracked me up. The cyclops giant troll think has a catapult on his back and appears to be launching orcs or goblins at the enemy.
I like the guy on top getting ready to be launched.
My wife liked all the arrows stuck in the catapult.
I think this would get your attention.

Dave will be using my figures to run a WOOD game at the Recon convention in April in the Free State of Florida.  I can’t wait to see these guys on the table.

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