Sometimes I really like to go to the cheap side with my gaming. Not always but occasionally.
Today I'm going to talk about Undead.
I picked up a bunch of old GW undead models for pretty cheap at some point. I've had them for a while and thought they could make a good basis for a Mighty Armies force.
Mighty Armies is made for 15mm but it is easy to scale it up. I built the army a while ago and played it once or twice. I liked the game but it didn't gain much traction with my group.
Now my group is thinking about Kings of War. I've got a good start but need to build larger units. In an effort to keep this army on the cheap side I sought out some cheap skeletons.
I found some on Amazon and they run about $14 for 100 models. I figured I would give them a try and if they didn't work I'd only be out $14.
I got the models and they are big. Real big. Way to big to be human skeletons in a 28-32mm army.
But... Maybe all isn't lost. I think I can make these work somehow. There are several different weapon combinations.
I've come up with a couple ideas.
1. Maybe these are the skeletons of ogres. Why not use these models for an undead themed ogre army. I can use the ogre list and just use the skeletons as ogres. I will need to find some suitable models for characters, war machines, and beasts. I think I can find some Reaper Bones models for some of them.
2. Use these models as regular Undead. Multi-base these on bases that would be correct for regular skeletons. The idea is that the necromancer raised a bunch of ogres to form some units in the army.
3. Similar to #2... Throw a couple of these big boys into a regiment/horde/legion of skeletons. They will take up a bigger space on the base and they will just be filler on the base. I'm thinking I will do some bases with these big models 28mm models and 15mm models. Kind of a hodgepodge of undead races.
4. I painted and based a unit of 3 models up. I plan to use them as a proxy for zombie trolls.
None of these will necessarily be legal in a tournament but I can't imagine any of your local group would have a problem with you fielding this army.
This can make for an interesting themed army and could give you a cool army that didn't cost much.
What kind of ideas have you got for these guys?
Do you have any cheap cheats for your gaming?