Wednesday, 20 June 2018

The Badfangs - Bonesplitterz of Aqshy, part 1

Very WIP (they still need greenstuff as well as paint!) but this is Wurrgog Prophet Hogrog Ug Weirdklaw and Wardokk Krogdak, the start of The Badfangs, a new Bonesplitterz warband for AoS Skirmish. 

The Badfangs are from the dry and windswept Uzmorgarg plains in the wilds of Aqshy. I plan to use a very colourful but earthy palette for them.

Wurrgog Prophet Hogrog Ug Weirdklaw
A converted Ironjawz Weirdnob Shaman with an added Wurrgog mask and squig. The mask is the top of the Savage Orruks standard, cut down and trimmed. The feathers and branches on the back of the mask are a mix of Forest Goblin, Sylvaneth and Tzeentch Daemon parts. The squig by his foot is from a Moonclan Grots kit. I also removed the smoke effect from his staff as I have never been a fan of it.

Wardokk Krogdak
A very simply converted Savage Orruk, on a basing component from the Sylvaneth Tree Lord, with a skull mask made from an Ironjawz Brute shoulder trophy on a head from the old Orc Warboss kit. Adding the the mask was amazingly easy and required no trimming at all! I have also added the bird skull from the standard (the one used for the Wurrgog Prophet's mask!) to his belt. I will probably add a few more trinkets before he's finished.

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So far I have only purchased one box of 20 Savage Orruks and a Weirdnob Shaman, and I really don't think I will be buying much more for the project as there are so many options; just in the one box of Savage Orruks!

I plan on a Skirmish warband of a Wurrgog Prophet, 2 Wardokks, 3 Savage Orruks with Chompa and Shield, 10 Savage Orruk Morboys with Chompa and Toof Shiv, 3 Savage Orruk Arrerboys with Stinga Bows and Chompa, and 2 Savage Orruks with a Big Stabber. I may add a few Forest Goblins I have in my bitz boxes, just for a bit of variety.


  1. Looking great! I really like the Bonesplitterz aesthetic, so many different ways you can take them depending on which Realm they're from, which dangerous creatures are common nearby, or simple whim. Much more suited to wildly colourful schemes than Ironjawz or even regular Greenskinz.

    And yeah, for a skirmish Warband, I really can't seen needing to buy any more than that, unless you decide you want some Boarboyz. Anything else should be possible to kitbash from the basic Savage Orruk Boyz kit.

    I'm actually really hoping they get a Shadespire Warband at some point here. There's a niche for a group with lots of Wounds, but no armour, and it would be nice to have an option that's not quite so dark and gritty as the currently known 10.

    1. Thanks WestRider!
      I wasn't taken by them originally but they have really really grown on me. I'm looking forward to trying a different look than my usual piratey orruks. I would love a Shadespire Bonesplitterz warband for the extra individuality the models get!

      Zoggit. Boar Boyz... 😆😆😆😆😭

    2. It's kind of interesting how they've grown on me. I never cared for them much when they were Savage Orcs in the Old World, but it feels like AoS has opened up a lot more possibilities for them, or at least made those possibilities more obvious.

    3. Yeah, exactly! They were "just a unit" to me in WFB, and a gimmicky one at that. Now they are a well-rounded faction with an interesting and exciting backstory!