Thursday, 10 April 2014

Hordes of the Things: Gogo's Crazy Bones and Qee Horde army

Here's a fun little project that I quite enjoyed putting together. Hordes of the Things is a simplified fantasy rules set from Wargames Research Group, wherein you can create an army from any miniatures you have, adhering to the basing standards in the book.

UK 1p coin for scale

This army is a horde army, so many of the standard units are the same - except all different.








 Each of these units are colour coded, and consist of 5 or 6 Gogo's crazy bones. These are available in newsagents, supermarkets and toy shops, and cost 99p for three standard figures - however they are produced in blind bags, so you don't know exactly what you're getting. They're still cheap enough that you can put the forces here together for about £20.




This is a unit of Magicians. It could also be used as a General if necessary.



Sneakers are stealthy units such as Ninjas, Rangers etc. The basing on these models is static grass and some yellow aquarium rocks. I used PVA glue to attach the models and the basing materials.


My first unit of Behemoths are taken from the Toy2R 2.5" Qee Keychain range. It's got a 'Cats and Dogs' theme. The cat is a prepainted model, The dog is a DIY version that I painted to match (well, sort of).




The next pair have a theme of 'Techno Baby and Techno Teddy' - again, these are from the Qee DIY range. They're all in Dayglo colours with black outlines.





The final unit of Behemoths has a 'Heaven and Hell' theme. A Rabbit Nun, and a skull-masked Devil, again from the Qee DIY range.





And here's a group shot of the Behemoths.

To finish the army, an Elephant Dragon(!) He is a 3.5" Baby Qee, and was painted with metallic pink and highlighted with a silver pen, plus the obligatory black pen. The paintjob is a bit simplistic to match the others, but I may redo the silver as I'm not overly happy with it.








The army was pretty cheap (all told about £45-50) and fun to put together. A pity my opponent couldn't pull his finger out, so it's never actually hit the battlefield as yet.

I did buy another vinyl toy as a God, but that's still in its bag.





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