Kroq-Gar riding a Carnosaur

Kroq-Gar, the Last Defender of Xhotl is an ancient Saurus Oldblood, last of the Saurus warriors from the ruined temple-city of Xhotl.

This model was on display at Warhammer World.

Kroq-Gar riding a Carnosaur

First spawned in the city of Xhotl with only a handful of other Saurus, all of which were marked by the god and had a inherent ability to dominate the beasts and monsters of the jungle. Kroq-Gar himself claimed the most aggressive Carnosaur of a brood reared when he was spawned.

Overtyrant Greasus Goldtooth

Overtyrant Greasus Goldtooth on display at Warhammer World.

Ogre Tyrant Greasus Goldtooth

Overtyrant Greasus Goldtooth, or to give him his formal title, Tradelord Greasus Tribestealer Drakecrush Gatecrasher Hoardmaster Goldtooth the Shockingly Obese, is the fattest and most powerful Ogre Tyrant within the entire Ogre Kingdoms and holds the current title of Overtyrant, the Tyrant of all Ogre Tyrants.

More photographs of Ogres.

Dwarf High King Thorgrim Grudgebearer

This lovely painted Dwarf High King Thorgrim Grudgebearer was on display at Warhammer World.

Dwarf High King Thorgrim Grudgebearer

Thorgrim is the descendant of the most ancient and noble of all Dwarf lords. The very blood of Grugni flows in his veins and the wisdow of Valaya sits upon his beetling brow.

Dwarf High King Thorgrim Grudgebearer

Thorgrim Grudgebearer is the current High King of the Dwarfs and the ruler of Karaz-a-Karak. He is a throwback to the High Kings of old — eager for new conquests, mighty in battle, and a merciless enemy. Yet upon his worn brow, there also sits a pearl of great wisdom, and he is able to uphold the ancient traditions as well as to accept, if not embrace these needed changes, such as alliances and new technology. Thorgrim is forever brooding upon how to return his people to their former glory. As the ultimate ruler of the Dwarfs, the Dammaz Kron or the Great Book of Grudges is entrusted into his honourable keeping.

This model was painted years ago (years and years ago). I saw it on display at Warhammer World in 2005.

The Bretonnian Joust

The Bretonnian Joust

I have always liked this jousting diorama, The Bretonnian Joust, by Dave Andrews which won the Open Competition in the 1996 Golden Demon awards. The level of detail is outstanding. There are hoof marks in the ground, created using clay. The manuscript on the back is handwritten.

More photographs of The Joust.


Invading the land of the Lizardmen

The land of the Lizardmen is invaded by the Empire of Men. Tilean or Estalian Conquistadors attack a Slann temple, trying to free a captive.

Invading the land of the Lizardmen
Invading the land of the Lizardmen

This beautiful diorama was part of the displays at Warhammer World and is quite old, from the 1990s I think.

More photographs of the diorama from an earlier trip to Warhammer World.


Chaos on the ebb

The original Warhammer world was “destroyed” in 2015. The Warhammer: The Game of Fantasy Battles changed forever when Games Workshop (though they said Archaon was responsible) destroyed the world.


Of course we know now that the Old World in Warhammer is coming back.

Reading the most recent Old World Development Diary entry, The Main Factions Revealed we found out what the core factions will be in the game.

List of core factions

I quite like the fact that Chaos is almost non-existent in this era.

The battles of Warhammer: the Old World take place in the decades immediately before the Siege of Praag.

This means that Chaos is not as strong as it was in previous incarnations of Warhammer.

Chaos Daemons have existed in the past and will again, but there is an ebb and flow to the power of Chaos – in our period Chaos is at its lowest ebb in a long time.

You can still play Chaos if you want, but I like the fact that the focus is on the core factions.

Dwarves versus Orcs – Warhammer Fantasy Battle

Dwarves fighting Orcs by a town hall. The buildings are resin castings from Steve Barber models.

The Dwarves are a combination of old and new (well at the time) metal castings.

As well as a Dwarf Wizard (back when there were Dwarf Wizards), there are a couple of original non-slottabase Bugman Rangers as well.

The Orcs are Orc Archers, metal castings with plastic shields.

This is a rescan of an old photograph from the 1990s.

Fantasy Miniatures Gallery