Orcs from the World that was…

When the Warhammer World was killed by Games Workshop, I impulsively bought all the armies that I didn’t have yet (and all available models for each such army…). So now I am stuck with a few thousand Warhammer models. Slowly working my way through the pile with the Orcs first in the lineup. First some core infantry units – one of 30 (including a looted cow…), one of 25 (including a pig carrying barrels which is hard to see in the back now that I look at the photos 😦 ). I decided for irregular basing which fits with the wild style of the Orcs.

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Mordheim Orcs

While waiting for various washes from Maelstrom Games, I finished up the Orc boyz on my desk. Last year I had a grand ambition to build a Warhammer Orc army (or rather another one since I already have a very old Orc force from 3rd edition). The year before I was planning (and buying) a Warhammer 40k Ork horde. I guess I am attracted to green somehow. For once, I was prudent enough to make a small “trial” first: a Mordheim Orc warband. A modest 30 models to give me a feel for the drudgery of painting green skin. I finished the skin for all 30 and then stalled very quickly. A year alter, the core boyz are finally done. Not a very successful trial…
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Ork Group Shot

The Green Horde in all its completed glory. A solid 12885 points of greenish glow. The trays are occupied by Clan, so we have:

Top tray, left: Bad Moon Clan with lots of Nobz, a Big Mob, many Big Gun formations with Mekboyz, a dozen Gun Wagons including Wierdboy Towers, and a Stompa Mob with Supa Stompa

Top tray, middle: Blood Axe Clan with Stormboyz, a Mob, Kommandoes and Objective

Top tray, right: Goff Clan with Stompas, a Huge Mob with Dreadnoughts and Kans, and a dozen Gun Wagons

Bottom tray, left: Evil Sunz Clan with Bikes, LOTS of Buggies, Wartracks and Scorchas, some Deathkoptas, a dozen Gun Wagons, Gargant, Fighta-Bombas, Landa and Objective

Botom tray, right: Deathskullz Clan with a Huge Mob, Battle Wagons, Stompa Mob with Supa Stompa, a dozen Gun Wagons, Flak Wagons, two Gun Fortresses, a Battle Fortress, Objective and Great Gargant

Hidden at the back of the tray are the Snakebite Clan Boar Boyz, Squiggoth and Squig Catapults (in the middle)

My 40k Ork horde is still unpainted, so I added a snapshot of their less technologically advanced cousins from the Warhammer world instead. This was my very first Warhammer army (and thus first miniature army at all). From the glory days of 1988 to 1992. They actually got replaced by my first wave of interest in Epic in the early 90’s (a huge collection that I regrettably sold at the end of the 90’s – only to slowly buy everything back at inflated prices now 😦 ).