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    Default Gunny's Trencher Trolls

    Howdy y'all!
    Since I'm new to the forums, I thought I'd start off by showing you all what I've been painting/building in my army. As you'll see, the color palette and style of my trolls is a bit different from your normal troll, but I think it helps them to stand apart from the others as something unique. When I started Trollbloods, I was inspired by the work of Brack to make an army of trolls with a trench warfare style to them, as well as a more uniform color palette as befitting of the Great War Era.
    My current army list is as follows:
    -Gunnbjorn
    -Dire Troll Blitzer
    -Dozer and Smigg
    -Troll Axer
    -Troll Impaler
    -Troll Impaler
    -Pyg Bushwhackers
    -Pyg Bushwhacker Officer and Mortar
    -Scattergunners
    -Scattergunner Officer and Standard
    -Sluggers
    -Thumper Crew
    -Braylen Wanderheart
    -Fennblade Kithkar
    -Whelps
    You've probably seen this guy already on the "What are you painting?" thread and on my blog, but it's a good starting point. This is my Troll Impaler, my first fully-painted warbeast.


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    Right Side

    Back

    Left Side

    I'm pretty busy, so I won't have time to paint very often, but I'll put up pictures of my painted work as often as I can. I also play Cygnar, with a very gritty trench-warfare style as well, so keep an eye out for my painted pieces, as well as some unusual creations. Let me know what you think; input is always appreciated!
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    cool scheme

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    Thanks. I hope I'll have more pieces to put up soon, I'd really love to show off the rest of my army.
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    I'm just about done with my first unit of Trollkin Sluggers, so that will be going up as soon as I finish the last man. I also have a painted Grenadier and Scattergunner Standard that will be going up once I get back from vacation.
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    Here's my Scattergunner Standard Bearer:



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    I didn't finish the Sluggers just yet, but here's the minimum unit:



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    Thanks to Brack, I got this idea for Gunny's Rock Wall template. I made it out of a pack of 1/35 scale sand bags I bought from the local Hobby Lobby, on top of a piece of thick cardboard I had lying around. I may paint it at some point, but I think I'm just going to use it as-is for the time being. Kudos to Brack for this awesome idea!
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    Though it's not related to the Trolls, I figured I'd include this guy in the thread, as he's part of my Trencher army and serves as a comparison between the Trolls and my Cygnar troops. You'll be seeing more of those as I go along, but to start it off, here's my Grenadier:




    This was a fun one to paint, but I was getting a little tired of green by the time i finished with him.
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    Looking good man. I forgot to mention when you asked. Check out Army Painter's Razor Wire. I've been using it on my bases and it helps push that trencher theme.

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    I saw some of that for sale in the hobby store where I buy most of my models. I don't know about using them on my bases, as I prefer to keep them uniform with the "muddy no man's land" style I have going on, but they could make some nice terrain bits. I may use that to dress up Gunny's Rock Wall marker, or as the basis for a "minefield" terrain piece, like the one I saw on the PP Insider a while back.
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    Sorry about the drought of posts, guys. I've been busy with other things and haven't had a lot of time for painting, but I'll be back soon. The final member of my Slugger unit is just about finished, and I'll be posting a full unit shot, along with a painted army shot, once I have finished.
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    Ah, screw it, I hate waiting. Here's a shot of all my painted pieces so far so you can see what I've gotten done.

    This isn't everything I own, but I wanted to post a group shot of my painted Trenchers and Trolls together to show the pieces I've completed so far. Once I finish the Sluggers, I'm torn between painting my Scattergunner Officer, Gunnbjorn, or maybe another of my warbeasts.
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    Looks great! I would love to see some sort of theme list which lets Gunny take a few Cygnar choices

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    Maybe they'll release something in the next No Quarter? I've been waiting for them to put out a theme list that lets Gunny take Trenchers ever since I started playing him. Though I have been playing around with the idea of proxying my Trenchers as Farrow Brigands and Commandos.
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    Just picked up the new Thumper/Pummeler kit from my local hobby store. My force is finally starting to come together! Expect a full army shot soon.
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    Sluggers are finally finished, at long last!

    I'm thinking about what I should do next. I'm torn between painting another unit, or making some more progress on my battlegroup.
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    And just in time for them becoming playable!

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    Yes, I want more of this!
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    Nice job.

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    Thank you so much for all the great comments and support guys. I'd never have made it this far without all your support and ideas. I'm going to keep working on the models I already own, and once I have enough time and money, I have some plans for some converted Boomhowler and Co. and Fell Callers to support my army. Or should I say, Orak Slagtooth and the Wreckers, and Drill Sergeants.
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    Update: I thought I would put down a comprehensive list of all the "trencherfied" models that I'm going to be including in my Trencher Troll army, just to give you all an idea of what I have planned. I have parts for all of these and will be getting to them soon, but as I haven't had much time for painting or assembly, it may be a while before I have pictures up. I just wanted to share these with all of you and give you some ideas you're welcome to use, as long as I'm credited. Besides all the regulars, I have in store:
    -Orak Slagtooth and the Wreckers (Boomhowler and Co.)
    -Sergeant Edmonton and the Northern Sons (Nyss Hunters)
    -Drill Sergeant (Fell Caller Hero)
    -Shield Generator and Guardians (Krielstone)
    -Plier (Moorclaw's Mule)
    -Irregular Commandos (Farrow Commandos)
    -Irregular Headhunters (Farrow Slaughterhousers)
    -Irregular Riflemen (Farrow Brigands)
    -Headhunter Chieftain (Maximus)
    Stay tuned for more updates!
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    I was doing some doodling in my sketchbook in-between assignments, and I came up with something new I'd like to see in MK3. It's rumored that the "modern" Trollblood units, i.e. Sluggers, Scattergunners, etc. are going to be getting their own specialized command book, and there are some things I'd like to see added to the force in the future. This was my concept for either a Slugger Character Solo or UA. I based him on Gunny, with elements of Brack's trench warfare Warders, Sarge the Granok from Wildstar, and a little bit of Rourke from Disney's Atlantis. What do you think?

    And here's a better view of the details on his gun. I based it on the French Chatellerault LMG with some Trollkin bits and customization:

    Would any of you like to see something like this for the Trencher Trolls in the future? If I had any sculpting skills, I wouldn't mind making this guy myself.
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    That is some nice drawing. It would be a bit of a problem to aim with that thing though since the magazine is in the way

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    LOL Well, yeah, it is kind of cumbersome that way. I couldn't really depict it in the drawing, but the magazine is more off to the left while the sights are straight on the barrel and body:

    I was contemplating giving him the standard Slugger gun, but since he's supposed to be more of a unique character I wanted to give him something a bit unusual to set him apart. This was also a little distraction to stay focused on my hobby while contending with school. It would be nice if PP decided to do something like this in the far future for the modernized trolls.
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    Update time! Just finished designing my Headhunter Chieftain, i.e. Maximus proxy. Here's the finished product:

    This guy was supposed to evoke both a WW1 irregular trench fighter, and a Scottish highlander, more in keeping with the overall theme of my trolls. In my headcanon, this warrior (who doesn't yet have a name. Thoughts?) is a native of the lands inhabited by the trolls who took up arms and joined their forces to drive out the enemy. Leading the headhunters and other irregular highlander warriors, he fights for freedom, glory, and beer! I know this guy really isn't tournament legal in any sense, but it's still cool to have a model that both represents an existing character and fits the running theme.
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