Liche Priest on Necrolith Bone Dragon

This Liche Priest on Necrolith Bone Dragon was in the display cabinets at Warhammer World.

Liche Priest on Necrolith Bone Dragon
Liche Priest on Necrolith Bone Dragon at Warhammer World

Only the most prestigious priests can harness the undying will of a fearsome Necrolith Bone Dragon, much less ride such a behemoth into battle. These reanimated wyrms descend upon the living, given unnatural flight by skeletal wings, before lashing out with wicked claws and jagged fangs. Those who survive must contend with clouds of seething dust and desiccating smog, for a dragon’s breath is lethal even in death.

The Battle of Osgiliath

This amazing diorama was on display at Warhammer World.

The Battle of Osgiliath in the War of the Ring occurred at the ruined city of Osgiliath, shortly before the Siege of Gondor.

The Orcs in East Osgiliath had been secretly constructing massive numbers of boats and rafts, and swelled with reinforcements from Harad they swarmed across the River Anduin to Gondor’s positions on the other bank.

After heavy fighting, the garrison under Faramir and his troops were forced to flee, first to the Rammas Echor, which held out for a day and then to Minas Tirith itself.

Trolls are back

I only mentioned recently how I was tempted by the re-release of the Ork Dreadnought, then I saw that for Warhammer: The Old World that the Trolls were going to be re-released.


I mentioned in my post about the Green Tide that I am also tempted to get some Trolls, models I never got when I originally built my army.


These are nice models.

My shopping list is getting longer…

Necropolis Knights

Necropolis Knights

Necropolis Knights are elite warriors who ride to battle atop snake-shaped constructs called Necroserpents – ominous statues created to guard the entranceways of the Mortuary Cult’s temples. These knights goad their mounts across the battlefield, their bladed tails and poison-tipped fangs lashing out in all directions, before striking out with a heavy spear that carves through mortal flesh. Few can stand against the charge of a Necropolis Knight, much less destroy their unliving steed, and they leave a trail of death and woe in their wake.

Settra the Imperishable

This is Settra the Imperishable on display at Warhammer World.

Feared by all in both life and death, Settra the Imperishable is the lord of Khemri, a ruthless tyrant whose appetite for conquest cannot be satisfied, no matter how many lands he invades or people he subjugates. Settra now busies himself with reconquering the lands that were once his – lands that, in his long absence, have fallen into the hands of upstart lords and bickering emperors. In time, all will bend the knee before the supreme ruler of Nehekhara once more.

Tomb Kings of Khemri Skeleton Chariots

These Tomb Kings of Khemri Skeleton Chariots were on display at Warhammer World.

Skeleton Chariots are the pride of the Tomb Kings, gilded and lethal machines crewed even in death by Nehekhara’s finest warriors. Often fielded en masse, their rattling advance is heralded by clouds of dust, thrown high into the air as they thunder across the sands. Crashing into the enemy with bone-shattering force, these vehicles crush living bodies beneath their heavy wheels as their undead crew lay about the disorientated foe.

The Battle of Matorea

This diorama is one of the newest displays at Warhammer World. This is a Warhammer Old World diorama and shows The Battle of Matorea. A massive conflict between the undead Tomb Kings of Khemri and the valiant Kingdom of Bretonnia. One half of the battlefield you have a Bretonnian castle being defended with Bretonnian knights sallying forth from the battlements.  Opposing them are the hordes of undead skeletons, chariots, and monstrous constructs. Flying across the battlefield are the bone dragons of the Tomb Kings of Khemri and Pegasus Rights of the Kingdom of Bretonnia.


This was a very impressive diorama and really showed off both Old World forces.

Settra the Imperishable lays siege to the coastal city of Matorea with a massive undead host as Cecil Gastonne, the Wyrm Slayer rallies its hopelessly outnumbered defenders. Just as the city’s defences begin to fail, the trumpeting of silver clarions sounds in the east, heralding the arrival of Duke Gastille. Have the duke and his knights arrived in time to lift the siege, or will they join the doomed defenders in a heroic death?

The castle was scratch built. 

The Warhammer World Studio embraced classic modelling techniques to design and craft the landscape and buildings, with minimal use of plastic terrain kits. Built from scratch, the castle’s walls use extruded polystyrene sheets with the brickwork patterns hand carved and textured. The repeated features, such as the battlements, were hand sculpted, then moulds were made from the original so that multiple resin pieces could be cast from them. There are a number of conversions to spot. For instance, the flying Bone Dragons were cut down to individual bones and repositioned.

Siege of Volganoff

The Siege of Volganoff was originally displayed as the Siege of Altdorf at Games Day 2010 and was then put into place at Warhammer World in 2015. A few years later it was reduced in size. The Chaos forces were replaced with Orcs and the the “new” diorama was entitled the Siege of Volganoff.

The diorama has changed quite a bit over the years. More photographs of the Siege of Volganoff.

TA3 Orc War Wyvern

This is the old Citadel Orc War Wyvern, which is from the Games Workshop archive and was on display at Warhammer World.

TA3 stood for Tony Ackland. Tony was one of the early artists, designers and sculptors for Citadel Miniatures (and Games Workshop).

An early release for Warhammer, I do in fact have one of these, somewhere! I remember having real issues gluing the wings using an epoxy resin glue, which I used back them to stick models together. Even then I then added lots of Milliput to keep them attached to the body. Today I would probably need to pin the wings to the body and use green stuff to fill the gaps.

Games Workshop have recently re-released a newer resin version of a old (but not as old as this one) metal Orc War Wyvern kit for Warhammer: The Old World.

The green tide is coming back…

I was a little surprised to see on the Warhammer Community details announced of all the models that will be released for Orcs and Goblins for Warhammer The Old World.

I was really surprised by the sheer quantity of miniatures, new and old, that are going be available for building a green horde.

I was pleasantly surprised to see the range of models that will be available and the fact they are going to re-release models that are in some cases over thirty years old.

When I heard about Warhammer The Old World I did think I might raise a Dwarf army, but now I am seriously tempted to build an Orc and Goblin horde. Knowing that I can easily use my existing models, I think this could be a fun army to build.

I love the fact that the Orc Warboss on Wyvern will be coming back, this time as a resin model.

I also saw that Snotling Swarms and the Snotling Pump Wagon are on the release schedule. 

I am also tempted to get some Trolls, models I never got when I originally built my army.