Get to the (Brute) Choppa!

Greetings, fellow humans! This week, I have mostly been finishing off my Brutes.

Well, that’s a lie. I spent a little bit of time finishing off my Brutes, but I’ve mostly been too busy to do any more hobbying. I’m glad that they’re out of the way though, as they make up my necessary 1 Leader and 2 Battleline choices (or 1 HQ and 2 Troops in 40k speak). My current 3 unit/10 model army may only be about 400 points, but we’ve all got to start somewhere. The fact that I’m now halfway there with my Brutes is motivating me though. Five down, five to go!

Brute Unit 1

Aaron’s Brute looks badass, too. I particularly like the yin and yang factor that we’ve got going on with our respective colour schemes: my light armoured and dark skinned Orruks should look great alongside his light skinned and dark armoured ones. Aaron’s ahead of me in the background/lore aspect though, as I’ve still only got a rough outline for my army. Hopefully I can flesh things out for a post in the not too distant future.

We should have more than enough Ironjawz to keep us both going for our Age of Sigmar focus in the first half of the year, but we’ll co-ordinate our ideas for expansion further down the line too. The Destruction Grand Alliance has a staggering 12 factions to choose from, although some are only a handful of units (if that!). I’ll definitely be painting some Moonclan Grotz at a later date, but beyond that, nothing’s set in stone at the moment.

I’m looking forward to being able to team up against ‘the good guys’ too. I’ve not played any doubles games for a very long time, but they’ll allow us to get some bigger games in with only half the investment in painting, and should be a good laugh to boot. The old Orky adage of ‘hit anything that isn’t green’ will be especially true!

That’s all from me for now. Time to get myself back on track and double up on my Brutes…

4 thoughts on “Get to the (Brute) Choppa!

  1. Did I miss where you said why you’d chosen to go with two weapons instead of two-handers? I’ve found I’ve done it, too– I prefer the look of the two-handers, but Brutes with two weapons are much easier to paint, so…

    No idea which is better in the rules, or in what context, but I’ll probably make sure my second Brute unit have jagged gore-hackas, just for variation.

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    1. I pretty much went for variety and the rule of cool. Rules-wise, the two choppas get an extra attack, whereas the two-handers get an extra inch of range – so the two choppas are much better in my opinion. The two-handers could be alright as the second ‘rank’ of a bigger unit.


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