Leader of the Pack

The Sun shone pleasantly down upon the sylvan glade, bathing all in its warm rays. Insects buzzed lazily through the trees and a deer grazed upon the lush grasses. All was well with the world…. but such peaceful bliss simply couldn’t last.

A pall of dust lay heavily upon the horizon to the South, and in time, the crunch of many feet and a cacophony of discordant drums and bugles drifted along the breeze. This could mean only one thing… the heralds of destruction and disorder were on the march and all hell was soon to be unleashed

The Orc war host is on the march, set to cause havoc and destruction

I’ve been busy painting up a new addition to my orc war band, the scourge of the Dead lands, Orc war boss Urxkull Crag-Tooth…

14 thoughts on “Leader of the Pack

      1. While the decal looks great (and, yes, I always feel like some sort of uncontrollable magic happened when a decal turns out ok), I was most impressed by the weathering, which I assume isn’t a part of the decal. They really look like hits on a metal shield.

  1. Excellent work all around. The intro story was very evocative, the scenic photo gives you a good “raid“ feeling and the boss really looks awesome. The weathering of the shield and his armour turned out beautifully and the tufts on the base add interest and colour without overwhelming the eye. All in all excellent mini, enjoyable post!

  2. I agree with the others — very nice. I also liked the shield and also the banner. Was the banner a decal or did you free hand that?

    1. I actually found it on eBay, it’s one of those old ‘sticky-back’ banners that used to come with Warhammer boxed sets back in the nineties. I shaped it with the shaft if a paintbrush and chopped the bottom up with a scalpel to make it look a bit ragged.

  3. Great work. To echo others, the shield looks great, but I also really like the reds and metals as well as the skin tone of the Orc – and the basing offsets everything really well, too.

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