Ideas for Converted Orc Chariot

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Ideas for Converted Orc Chariot

Postby robk » Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:49 pm

Hey Guys,
I'm thinking of adding an Orc Chariot to my O&G. I don't like the current Orc chariot at all and my army has a loose theme around them controlling a dwarf hold. (A few units are converted)

I am not sure if my conversion ideas will go over well on the table top.
The few ideas I have bouncing in my head are:

1. Find some suitable mechanical beast and have them pulling a coal cart with two orcs in it.
2. Scratch Built locomotive not on tracks that have two orcs hanging off of it or driving it.
3. Orcs operating a large drill device. Think of the spikey machine in Labyrinth (Can't find a picture on the web)
4. Two orcs using a railroad cart. Thing that fell into quicksand in Blazing Saddles.


I think the best solution is the first although it requires me to find two mechanical beasts to pull it or a way to build a convincing steam/clockwork beast.
The other ideas I know I can execute without that.
Does anybody know of any steam powered/clockwork boars, donkeys, horses, etc?

What are people's thoughts. Will all of the above conversions confuse people?
FYI -I currently have a goblin chariot in my army and it is a normal chariot, I couldn't find a conversion idea that looked fast and weak enough to be goblin chariot.
(All of the above scream orc chariot to me)
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Re: Ideas for Converted Orc Chariot

Postby WickerNipple » Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:11 pm

The empire mechanical horse is the only one I can really think of off the top of my head.

I like the railroad cart idea the most of the four listed. I'd build it out of a re-purposed/captured dwarf warmachine. I think the grudge thrower would be most useful, but it ain't a plastic option sadly.

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Keep the base of it and move around the gears and such, cut down the arm and reposition it to be the handpump, then orcy it up. Could work.
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Re: Ideas for Converted Orc Chariot

Postby WickerNipple » Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:18 pm

Dwarf Wars http://www.oldgloryminiatures.com/products.asp?cat=356 has a slew of interesting mounts if you look through it.

The Dwarf Chariot's mounts are weirdly armored horses, which might be suitable, and you might like the chariot itself too - big and clunky wheels, add some bitz and you could be done.

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But personally I'd just use their pigs and say screw mechanics:

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Re: Ideas for Converted Orc Chariot

Postby ZiggyQubert » Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:01 pm

there is always the Juggernaught for a machaninical horse (albeit maby the wrong asthetic) posibly stolen from the chaos dwarves...
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Re: Ideas for Converted Orc Chariot

Postby Emperors Reckoning » Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:03 pm

Could the Pumpwagon be useful in this?
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Re: Ideas for Converted Orc Chariot

Postby WickerNipple » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:35 pm

Well if he's got any sense there's already a couple of those in the army. :lol:
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Re: Ideas for Converted Orc Chariot

Postby robk » Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:08 pm

I have two pony carts from BFSP pulled by slayers that are my pump wagons. I'll look into the Jugger.
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Re: Ideas for Converted Orc Chariot

Postby allanmcnab » Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:55 pm

I have some of these for cheap (maybe not the exact model as it is from the mid 90's) maybe you could have laser beams coming out of their heads or sumpthing.
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Re: Ideas for Converted Orc Chariot

Postby theblackprince » Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:50 am

An enormous pump wagon, perhaps on rail tracks. Guy with whip floggin a team of enslaved dwarves?

Squiggoth?

A fantasy version of a 40K battlewagon. Seige tower converted to look like a stompa?

40k would seem to be a great place to plunder bits.
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