I decided to start with the Drazen’s Horde faction. They’re the closest to traditional RPG baddies: orcs, ogres, hobgoblins, and goblins. No weird abyssal monstrosities or strange color palettes to worry about. At the moment, I have the entire run of Drazen figurines except for the Dire Boar and the Orc Gangfighters. So I should be able to put together a Drazen warband without too much trouble. My first effort was the Ogre Trooper. She’s pretty hideous and I’ve got five of them in my collection, so I figured I couldn’t go too wrong here.
Prepping her was rough. The head sits at a weird angle and there’s an oddly jointed arm that needs attaching. I pinned the head in place but the arm was left with a pretty significant gap. So, I got to try out using green stuff for the first time. I did a lousy job of it, so her right arm makes her look like she was the victim of a bizarrely localized yet severe burn. Something to work on for next time. I also got to try out basing her. I used corkboard and Woodland Scenics grass and gravel. As I look her over, there are definitely things I’d do differently next time, but I’m pretty pleased with the results overall.
I’ve chosen a brown & burnt orange color scheme for Drazen’s Horde. And I’m painting the ogres with a sort of washed-out tanned flesh tone instead of the lurid yellow on the Chainmail boxes.