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COL Scott ret26 Jun 2018 11:01 p.m. PST

I work a week each summer at a day camp, and the theme this year is Lord of the Rings. I usually set up a range with bad guys to defend against on one day – so I am looking for cheap orcs or goblins (preferably 54mm ish).

Does anyone here have an idea? I suppose that I might use other ancient figures spray painted if there aren't better options.

Timbo W27 Jun 2018 12:04 a.m. PST

If 28mm will do, then try eBay, you can usually pick up plastic GW lord of the rings figures fairly cheap.

Tarantella27 Jun 2018 1:26 a.m. PST

Cheap figures?


Prince Rupert of the Rhine27 Jun 2018 2:11 a.m. PST

You could try the LoTR combat hex game. I think its OOP now but the plastic miniatures turn up on ebay in big cheap lots quite often several orcs and goblins in the range not sure I they are 54mm but they are much bigger than Games workshop minis maybe 40-45mm.

Darrell B D Day27 Jun 2018 3:42 a.m. PST

Cheap orcs:



dBerczerk27 Jun 2018 4:49 a.m. PST

The 54mm plastic Orc figures by Tehnolog are nice figures at a reasonable price. They are produced in Russia, and are often for sale on eBay.


I have several of their "historical" figures: Cossacks, Mountaineers, Poles, and Russian infantry of Peter the Great, and like them a lot.

You could also use the 1/72 scale plastic Trolls by Dark Alliance as 54mm Orcs. Also available on eBay:


Stryderg27 Jun 2018 6:01 a.m. PST

there's a yahoo group, Wargaming on a Budget, where people were using wooden dowels and shaker pegs to build miniatures. I remember seeing foot soldiers, elephants and ogres. I probably can't post pics directly from there, so email me directly at stryderg at netscape dot net and I can send over a pdf tutorial that someone posted and a few pictures.

The yahoo group: link

Gone Fishing27 Jun 2018 7:11 a.m. PST

If wooden figures are an option, don't forget this excellent blog:

Also, Tehnolog plastics make two kinds of Orcs, the one DB mentioned above, and also these (which look more like rank and file): auction

Legion 427 Jun 2018 7:15 a.m. PST

I hear they both are pretty cheap ! Neither have ever offered to buy lunch, drinks, etc.! wink

Stryderg27 Jun 2018 10:57 a.m. PST

@ Gone Fishing
Looks like the stuff from the yahoo group moved to a blog. Thanks for the link!

Multheasan28 Jun 2018 10:09 p.m. PST

Cheapest I've *ever* seen is EM-4 Miniatures:


GBP 7.70 for 50 miniatures.

Edit: Sorry, just read that you wanted 54mm. I'm not familiar with that scale.

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