The other day we put two superb new miniatures on advance order - the shifty-looking Goblin Shaman and the frenzied mountain of muscle that is the Savage Orc Big Boss. As all Warhammer hobbyists will know, it's always useful to have a Wizard or two in your collection, and seeing as Goblin Shamans are pretty cheap you can sneak several of them into your army list. The arrival of the Goblin Shaman is also very timely, as the other weekend when our Digital Products went online we released several new Scrolls of Binding for Storm of Magic including one for the Colossal Squig. A massive Squig and a diminutive Shaman - it's a match made in Orc heaven.
The Big Boss is, unsurprisingly, very dangerous in close combat and is the perfect character to lead a unit of Savage Orcs into battle. With a high number of Attacks and Frenzy, he is equally good at chopping up enemy units and heroes, while his innate resilience should keep him safe from injury.
Of course, where there's one greenskin, there's bound to be more nearby, and after following the sniffer Squigs on a roundabout journey we found this lot lurking in a nearby cave (also known as our email inbox).
Samuel Dio painted up this beautiful (if beautiful is the right word for an Orc) collection of greenskins for his army. We also loved the backdrops that he put behind them - good photography goes a long when it comes to showing off miniatures and these are some of the best we've seen. We thought the skin tones were particularly good on these models - the Shaman looks old and wizened while the Night Goblin Boss looks far more vibrant, especially with the hint of red that's been added to his nose and knuckles.
Grzegorz Zeweld uploaded this Battle Standard Bearer, which sports some wonderful freehand artwork on both the banner and the Orc's face mask. The banner is a very vibrant shade of red (red wunz flap faster in da wind), with a particularly sinister face painted onto it. We're not quite sure what the face represents, but if that flag was waved anywhere near my Empire troops I reckon they'd run a mile. Well, at least 2D6 inches.
These Mangler Squigs were sent in to us by Dan Burt who decided to paint them up in traditional Squig red. Starting with a Khorne Red basecoat he highlighted the Squigs by mixing in Evil Sunz Red to the basecoat. A final highlight was achieved by adding Troll Slayer Orange to the mix. The lolling pink tongue was painted with Screamer Pink, layered up to Pink Horror with a final highlight of Emperor's Children. Watered-down Abaddon Black was applied into the recesses to shade it.
And to finish off for the day, we've got two last Orcs - a Savage Orc painted by Christopher Innes and Wurrzag by Christopher Poole. Both miniatures have plenty of bright spot colours on them - a great way to break up the traditionally dark and muted tones of the Orc race.