Orcs from Atlantis – Review

Here is my review of orcs and trolls from Atlantis Miniatures. The style of these miniatures resembles me Warcraft (video game as well as recent movie), so maybe this encouraged me to buy them and have a closer look at them.

Warcraft the Movie

The figures are made of light grey resin and are cast really well, with mostly very subtle mould lines and no visible miscasts. They were digitally sculpted and this is clearly seen. In this case it does not bother me – the figures look more “Warcraftish” this way 🙂 The pictures show minis straight out of their packaging. I did not clean remains of the casting process. Neither did I straighten some parts (mostly their weapons) in warm water. So this is how they look “raw”.

Orc Infantry – 11 miniatures including war chief, banner bearer and a drummer. I was surprised that even regular orc warriors are so big, much taller than 30mm. Most miniatures are cast as one piece models, which is good – instead on assembling I can spend more time on painting them. As you can see they vary in size (war chief and brutes are visibly larger) – this will make the whole group look more interesting.
Orc Infantry
Orc Infantry
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Orc Bull Hybrid – a real bully, larger than most regular ork warriors. He looks as he is encouraging opponent to face him in combat. Nice.



Stone Troll – this lad is quite big. Definitely too big for 40mm base that was supplied with him. I think I will use 50mm round base for him. He deserves it 🙂



Cave Troll – even bigger than his stone companion, he barely fits on 60mm round base. IMHO his club could be a little bigger. Now it looks as it would break when he hits someone’s head with it!



I could not resist to prepare first 3 orcs for painting (swordsman, musican and club wielder). I placed them on scenic bases, for which I used their original bases and resin rocky base inserts. As you can see they look even better after some minor cleaning and assembly. I cannot wait to paint them! I think this will happen quite soon, so please stay tuned 🙂
Orc Infantry WIP
Orc Infantry WIP
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Mother Hermione’s Host part 1

I started painting new warband from Red Box Games – Mother Hermione’s Host. There will be 10 warriors in this warband. No more and no less. Ten will be the number of the Mother Hermione’s Host members and this number will be ten 🙂
So far I painted 3 miniatures: Darren the Mildly Disagreeable, Wry Gary and Farmer Fred. These are rather simple folks but they are backbone of every warband. They fight (and are being killed in most of the times) in the first line.

Mother Hermione's Host
Mother Hermione's Host
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By the way, they are not Greeks 🙂 I just picked this white-blue paint scheme to distinguish them from my other existing and future warbands.

Roboute Guilliman

Sooner or later I had to paint this miniature – Roboute Guilliman, Primarch of the Ultramarines.You can compare this new plastic Games Workshop figure with previously painted (more than year ago) resin Forge World Roboute Guilliman.The previous one had ancient roman look, this one looks more modern. But both are blue with lots of gold ornaments 🙂 And this new mini has even 2 heads that you can swap according to your taste – one bare and the other in helmet.