The Oathmark Orcs have finally arrived after what seems a lifetime of waiting.
I'm yet to make any of these up but they look quite good. Their arms are nice and ape like, being very long.
Their torsos seem a little stationery maybe for aggressive Orcs, but I suppose this is so you can rank them up better in the Oathmark game.
A nice selection of heads. Hopefully, these will become the fighting heavy Uruks of my armies.
These should be fun to convert with other plastic sets too. A large selection of spare parts means that other human kits can be turned into Orcs to swell the numbers of foul folk. These long arms with bows look particularly Orcy.
UPDATE: well I put some together and had a play around.
I broke out some other plastic kits and tried out some different ideas. The long arms are great and give an instant Orcy look. To this end, I swopped the hand of this Orc for one of a Fire forge Sargent holding a spiked club. By just swoppng the hand you still keep the the long arm.
A GW weapon added for a brutal look. I find these Ungor arms quite useful for Orcs, brutal and thuggish.
There isn't really enough helmeted heads for my liking, so I made my own by combining helmets from the Fire forge Sargent box.
These big gaps will be covered with Green stuff sculpting. I have never painted fire before... The fire brand comes from a Fire forge 'Northerners' plastic set.
This is my favourite so far, a Warlord Games Orc with the new Oathmark arms added. They give a great Mordor Orc look from the book with their long arms.
Another Fire forge helmet spliced onto an Oathmark head. These new Orcs are quite big and chunky. Just remember to bend back the bows that are about to fire, it looks better and makes more sense.
Warlord Games Orc with new arms.
A Fire forge human with new head and arms. He doesn't stand as tall as the new Oathmark Orcs which is interesting.
These new Orcs are pretty big and will make good Black Uruks.
A good head above the other Goblin filth in height.
It was time to bring out my box of models I have chosen to be Black Uruks. Most of these Uruk models are from Ral Partha. I was pleased to see the new Oathmark Orcs are a good size match with them.
This morning I built up the figures with Green stuff. I'm still trying to perfect chain mail, but it's not as easy as it looks. My results look okay when painted but I could still improve.
Nice nasty looking weapons on these new Orcs.
The Ral Partha Orcs are really nice, I bought a few of these a couple of years ago to use as big Uruk-Hai. The detail on them is very good.
My Orc forces have spiraled out of control in numbers, so it might be time to get some elite units on the go. Technically these would be called Hobgoblins in the time of the Hobbit, as Sauron was still cooking up the idea of Black Uruks of Mordor.