Oldhammer Orc Shaman and General (1988, Kev Adams)

Oldhammer Orc Shaman and General (1988, Kev Adams)

Today as my penultimate post for June(!) we have some more proper Oldhammer. This pair of models, as the post title has already told you are an Orc Shaman and General, circa 3rd Edition Warhammer. As you may have noticed, they’re not articularly large, nor outlandish in their posing, but that’s just the way things were way back then. This pair are the two that used to lead my own Orc army, back during my WHFB period from around ’89 and into 4th edition and just a couple of games beyond that, when Herohammer put me off entirely.

Oldhammer Orc Shaman and General (1988, Kev Adams)

These two are basically “renovated” models – where some of the paint is my original work from the time, some things have been repainted (usually just toning down something garish or where a colour simply didn’t work), chips and such have been repainted, additonal highlights where needed, models rebased, and the riders finally glued down permanently instead of left separate for transport in my older cases.

Oldhammer Orc Shaman and General (1988, Kev Adams)

The Shaman has a Bob Marley-esque rasta-coloured flag, as the model has deadlocks – so what else could I reasonably do? In my updating, I also gave him the glowy eyes because he’s a magic orc! Back in thise 3rd edition games he often used necromantic magic to summon conga lines of skeletons thet broke up line of sight between the units of orcs so that they wouldn’t need to test for Animosity and start fighting amongst theselves. Ah, those were the days.. 

Oldhammer Orc Shaman and General (1988, Kev Adams)

The general doesn’t have nearly as interesting a story. His shield is from the Marauder Miniatures sprue, and while both of them originally had those banner poles that you can see in the old Stuff of Legends catalogues, there really was no proper way to attach them – especially so if you were a teenager and had to put the models into the cases we had back in the day – and not attached to their mounts, as mentioned earlier! I may have them still somewhere, in some pitz box or another. I doubt I’d add them back on, though – even if I were to find them…

Reiksgard Foot Knight Commanders

Reiksgard Foot Knights, Marauder Miniatures MM65 Reiksgard Knights, Empire Imperial Command Groups Hero with Halberd 2

More Reiksgard Foot Knights today. I couldn’t find refernces to either of these two in the catalogues up to 2000, and due to the slight difference in stature and style between the two of them I suspect that they were released as part of different waves, or if the same wave, two different sculptors. Either way, these two are different enough from my other Reiksgard models that I decided that they could be a pair of Sarjeants as my numbers of painted Reiksgard slowly increase.

– edit: Thanks to Fredrik for letting me know that the Knight with the Morningstar is from Marauder Miniatures’ range of MM65 Reiksgard Knights, sculpted by Aly and Trish Morrison (Carden), released in 1993. The Halberd-armed Knight is “Hero with Halberd 2” from the Empire Command Groups, circa 1992). Both models quite a bit older than I expected, though I wasn’t especially interested in Empire back in those days as I was more into the fantastical and sci-fi stuff, so it does make sense that I’d have glossed over them.

Reiksgard Foot Knights, Marauder Miniatures MM65 Reiksgard Knights, Empire Imperial Command Groups Hero with Halberd 2

These were actually painted up early last month (June) but I forgot to photograph them until the other day, as they were sitting around with the other painted Reiksgard, and I just assumed I’d already posted them. That was until I posted the Sigmarite Warrior Priest the other day and was looking for the post with these two in it to refer to, as the model with Morningstar and Shield was the one I’d been proxying as my Cleric through the D&D Boardgame campaign until the WP was completed. And, well, I couldn’t find this post, or the photos, since neither has been created yet!

Reiksgard Foot Knights, Marauder Miniatures MM65 Reiksgard Knights, Empire Imperial Command Groups Hero with Halberd 2

Paint-wise, there’s nothing amazingly revelatory going on here. I did use a variety of reds in order to try to define the different textures of cloth, feather and leather. A touch of green to contrast as a spot colour on the two of them.

Reiksgard Foot Knights, Marauder Miniatures MM65 Reiksgard Knights, Empire Imperial Command Groups Hero with Halberd 2

And finally a group shot of them alongside their charges. Since painting these, I even found a baggie with even more of these things inside. So I’ve now got another 5 Reiksgard – stripped, based and sprayed, ready for a fast paintjob in the next Tray. Once I finish that, I’ll fish out another half-dozen or so…