Thursday, 30 January 2014

And Now for Something Completely Different 16

A recent submission to the Analogue Painting Challenge

The figures are all from the Golden Age of Citadel Miniatures, back in the early eighties. Well 'eighty -four to be precise or there about. The Orcs are all 28mm in scale and vary greatly in style as they should do. These were some of the first opponents I faced back when as a fourteen year old beginner in D & D and other such fun. Ironically, D & D turns forty this year if my memory is correct.

Over the last year or so I have tracked down these fell fourteen and painted them especially for the challenge. I do remember in one game I played that the Orcs of the Black Shield were the toughest and meanest of all Orcs; their shields stained black with the blood of fallen foes. That memory and many others others have been the inspiration behind these dour warriors and will be that of their other seven brethren to come. Hope you all enjoy these figures as much as  I as did painting them.

More work in progress pictures to follow shortly.

Cheers for now.


Phil said...

Very nice, scary units!

DeanM said...

They look great - they have as much, if not more, character than present day GW figures. Best, Dean