Fantasy

Orctober

A while back, so far back I can’t remember where I got them, I bought the Oathmark Goblin Infantry box by North Star. As I mentioned in an earlier post, there’s been this hole in my miniature collection where I didn’t have any Orcs or Goblins.

I painted up a half dozen of them for my post WHAT Monsters and Other Critters and have completed the rest of them for the holiday period known as Orctober. If you are somewhat new to the miniature gaming hobby, some time ago Orcs took over October as a month when hobbyists made an effort to get Orcs, Goblins, Hobgoblins, Orks, Grots, Snotlings, and even Trolls and Giants out of their pile of shame and onto the gaming table. Basically any creature listed in any of Warhammer Fantasy Orc or Warhammer 40K Ork books.

Oathmark Goblin Infantry

Some of today’s best fantasy figures for the dollar are from North Star Military Figures. North Star produces box sets of plastic figures for use in the Osprey games Frostgrave and Oathmark. The infantry sets usually have 30 figures and come out to be just a little over a dollar per figure.

The Oathmark Goblin Infantry can be used as Orcs, Goblins or Hobgoblins depending on your gaming needs. You get 6 sprues with 5 different body types, a dozen different heads, and enough weapons options that you could make 30 spearmen, 30 archers, or 30 melee warriors. Since I’ll be using these in RPGs, I decided upon a mix of weapons.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this Orctober offering and that your own October may be filled with Orcs and Goblins!

As always, your comments and suggestions are appreciated. By the way, have you noticed that most Orc and Goblin miniatures don’t wear pants? It’s an odd reversal – in the ancient world it was barbarians who wore pants & in our world view, the uncivilized do not wear pants.

Until next time, may all your rolls be under your Rep.

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