Tuesday, January 28, 2014

From RossM: 28mm Citadel Orcs (70 points)

Ross begins to build some steam with these excellent Citadel Orcs from the heady days of 1980s era Citadel Miniatures.

From RossM:
Here is my second entry for the Challenge, a bit behind schedule, but here none the less. 
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 Shields were the toughest and meanest of all Orcs, their shields stained black with the blood of their fallen foes. 

That memory and many 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.

Ahh, now that was a nice trip down memory lane. Thank you Ross! I forgot how much more I liked these orcs over the modern muscle-bound ones so popular today. These seem much more varied, sinewy and Tolkienesque to me. Very cool.

These fourteen Old Skool Citadel miniatures will give Ross 70 points.


  1. Old school!!! Totally awesome. Love this submission.

  2. Whoa, what's older than Old School? Excellent, really cool.

  3. They look great - I think some of the older sculpts, like these, truly hold up to current standards. Best, Dean

  4. Whoah! I just love these! They've got great character these guys!

  5. I also prefer these older sculpts to the newer ones. Vary nice to see them again and painted so much better than I ever painted them.

  6. Thanks to everyone for your comments. These guys have been great to paint and really are character figures in the first class.

    Cheers, Ross

  7. Lovely old school orcsies Ross.

  8. No school like the old school.
    Great job.

  9. I love these, takes me back and I have some of them I think


  10. OMG!
    These bring back some memories.
    Lovely stuff Ross

  11. Hooray for old school Orcs. Well done.

  12. That's some very nice work on these Orcs! There must be some of them deep in my lead mountain also... *off for some serious digging*

  13. These old sculpts are packed with character. Lovely work mate, you've done them proud.


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