Old School Chaos Dwarfs

These Chaos Dwarfs were on display at Warhammer World.

Chaos Dwarfs on display at Warhammer World

I think these were the kinds of figures that really put me off Warhammer at the time they were released. Those tall hats and flat end guns.

Throw in weird centaurs and those beards….

Chaos Dwarfs on display at Warhammer World

I have never been a fan of Chaos, but these miniatures didn’t for me work. I did however like the original Chaos Dwarf concept. I did get some of these models. This one with a fantasy bazooka is from my collection.

 Chaos Dwarf with Bazooka
Chaos Dwarf with Bazooka

This concept was more about “normal” dwarfs who had been corrupted by Chaos and more often than not looked like short Chaos Warriors.

Orc Boar Riders and Goblins

This lovely photograph classic Orc Boar Riders and Goblins with Trolls and Snotlings in support. Check out the liberal use of Goblin Green and the amazing Snotling Pump Wagon.

Orc Boar Riders  and Goblins with Trolls and Snotlings in support. Check out the liberal use of Goblin Green and the amazing Snotling Pump Wagon.
Orc Boar Riders and Goblins with Trolls and Snotlings in support. Check out the liberal use of Goblin Green and the amazing Snotling Pump Wagon.

It was originally published in 1992, that’s quite some time ago. At this time I had “gone off” Warhammer but it had become, for me, looking slightly silly and the models appeared to be “unrealistic”. Come on how realistic are snotlings in the first place… I think a contributing factor as well was that Games Workshop were getting quite “strict” about their games, and the creativity we had seen in the earlier days was getting lost to “follow the army list to the letter”. I liked having fun, I think you can still have fun with games, but the models still need to look good.

Snotling Pump Wagon, still probably my favourite model of all time!

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