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.

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.

I don’t appear to have a photograph of my model, maybe I should dig through my storage boxes and see if I can dig it out.

This model also looked it was on display at GamesDay 2006, going back through my photo archive.

Well there appear to be a few differences, in the model at Games Day the wings are joined and the box is quite mint. The more recent photograph shows sticky tape attached to the box as well as price…

 

Siege of Volganoff

The siege of Volganoff was originally displayed at Games Day 2010 and was then put into place at Warhammer World in 2015. By 2020 the display had been reduced to focus on the heart of the battle.

One of the castle towers with a Bombard providing defence.

Orc Boar Riders charge towards the castle.

More photographs of this diorama.

More photographs of the siege from Games Day and Warhammer World.

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!

Visit the Orcs and Goblins Miniatures Gallery.

LE1 Citadel Limited Edition Space Orc

Yes that title is correct this is the original limited edition Space Orc (not Ork) that was released in the 1980s (think it was 1985) on display at Warhammer World. This was the first limited edition (hence LE1) and arrived before the Space Marine LE2.

Space Orc

Here is a photograph of my model, which I bought and painted in the 1980s.

Space Orc