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Keifer11318 Sep 2018 7:19 a.m. PST

There's a famous artist who did art for Lord of the Rings probably in the 70's or 80's, whose orcs look exactly like the Wargames Factory orcs. He drew in the style of the Osprey uniform books. Can anyone remember his name????

Prince Rupert of the Rhine18 Sep 2018 7:25 a.m. PST

Angus McBride I believe.

citizen sade18 Sep 2018 7:26 a.m. PST

I think Angus McBride is the name you're looking for.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP18 Sep 2018 7:40 a.m. PST

McBride's Orcs definitely look the best.

The other styles out there are look like cookie-cutter cartoons.

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Soaring Soren18 Sep 2018 11:21 a.m. PST

I bought two boxes of the Wargame Factory orcs specifically to use for GW's Lord of the Rings game. And I never knew about Angus McBride's artwork…
I have about 2/3 of mine painted after all these years, and have yet to game with them…

Keifer11318 Sep 2018 2:04 p.m. PST

Thanks, it was driving me nuts trying to remember his name!

Keifer11318 Sep 2018 4:33 p.m. PST

I have a ton of the WGF orcs as well.

I'm thinking of making my own orcs from romans for the armor, germans for the helmets, and finding arms with scimitars and some kind of non round/roman shields.

Dr Mathias Fezian18 Sep 2018 5:15 p.m. PST

The WGF heads fit in well with the Northstar goblins- takes a little work on the necks which don't attach the same way.

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Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2018 2:42 a.m. PST

I'd like to see some "evil humanoids" in well crafted civilized armour to represent races that are evil, but organized like the Assyrians or the Roman Empire.

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