Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Basing The Gundabad legion

 Centurion style captain with his colour guard of veteran blades.

 The Nick Lund Hobgoblin and the Centurion became firm friends whilst stuck on the painting lolly stick together, It made sense that they were based next to each other.
 Warlord games orcs with arms and weapons from various Perrys plastic box sets. I also had a few lesser Goblins left over from before,These were great at filling up spaces and around five sneaked in to the bases, more the merrier.
 The 'Perrys' French hundred years war plastic set came with loads of great long spears and nasty long axes, very orcy.
They marched as if a great black river had descended from the mountains and wolves were in their van.
 Three units of gundabad orcs with the large uruks at the front. You can see the size of these Beserkers now there are lesser orcs with them.
Black uruk captain.

 My guide for this Gundabad army was to use orcs that mirror the style that Angus McBride developed when illustrating the MERP rules in the eighties. A lot of figure companies have copied his style when making a range of orcs. My collection above are just a few, I'm sure I could find more if I looked. It's great for tying the army together with a general look and theme.

Above are orcs from Warlord games, Icon lotr orcs (now available from Forlorn Hope). Mark Copplestone Half-orcs too make great Gundabad orcs and bring some nasty looking swords to the spear units.
The beserkers are mostly Reaper Bones and a few metal ones too.

9 comments:

Kevin Moon said...

They look fantastic, can't wait to see them based. The command stand is particularly nice!

James said...

I agree. Those are brilliant.
I'd add them to my army happily.

tradgardmastare said...

Fantastic indeed!
Alan

Whiskey Priest said...

Those look pigging awesome mate. The thought process behind them and the execution makes them some of my favourite Orcs going. Pure Mcbride. Lovely, lovely, lovely.

Michael Peterson said...

OMG these are good.

Phil Curran said...

Bloody fabulous !

Greg Gillespie said...

Would love to see some of these bases on 25mm for use in D&D games :)

The Kiwi said...

Fantastic! These look superb! Love the vision you have executed here. Brilliant! cheers

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