Monday, 28 January 2013

Identifying old lead

So a good friend was kind enough to give me a huge load of old miniatures over the weekend, stuff he no longer used in his own vast collection or was simply too old to find a place any more. 
The problem is I can only identify around a third of the models so I am asking for your help in identifying the rest. Some I know are Citadel and can identify easily enough. Some are Grenadier, some may be Citadel but I am not sure, others I have no idea what so ever! This is going to be a pic heavy post, but I have optimised the images so they are all relatively small (in kb) and will load quickly. 

So lets get on with it then.

1: First up is what I assume is an early Citadel chaos mutation


2: Some sort of bugbear/beastman? Appears to be Citadel from the base.


3 :Lizardman type no idea on the make.


4: I am pretty sure this is an early Citadel beastman.


5: Appears to be an Orc, company unknown.


6: Citadel I think? Maybe an early beastman as well.


7: Orcs from an unknown company (plastics)


8: A lizardman type from unknown company


9: Beastman/Lizard from unknown company


10: Orc from unknown company - could be an Ogre as it is on a large base


11: Citadel Orc from early 80 or so I beleive


12: Orc from unknown company - could be an Ogre as it is on a large base


13: Orc from unknown company - could be an Ogre as it is on a large base


14: Orc from unknown company - could be an Ogre as it is on a large base


15: I suspect these are Grenadier Hobgoblins


16: Grenadier Orc I believe 


17: Pre-slotta Citadel Orcs. I recognise a few that were continued into the late 80s with slotta bases


18: Citadel Orcs from the mid 80's


19: Orcs from an unknown company. Look a bit like they are meant to be Black Orc types


20: unidentified Grenadier miniature


21: Citadel Orc dated 1984. A shaman of some sort?


22: Grenadier Orc riding a dinosaur/wyvern/cold one?


So that's the lot of them. I eagerly look forward to working out what a lot of these guys are, that's half the fun of this Oldhammer gig after all :) Please let me know which miniatures you are able to identify.

16 comments:

  1. 7 and 19 look like plastic and metal grenadier orcs. 7 are the plastic ones now found at EM4 and the metal can be found @ mirliton minis.

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  2. Hey there!

    I can tell you that

    # 3,8 and 9 are early Grenadier Lizard men. They all came together in the same pack. (Fantasy Lords blister #28?)
    #4 is a Broo from the old Citadel RuneQuest line...
    #20 is a Grenadier Goblin from the Fantasy Lords line, 1 of a pack of 4 (blister #108?)
    # 7, 16 and 19 are Nick Lund Grenadier Orcs made for their Fantasy Warriors game
    #6 has to be from Citadel's early Beastmen line
    I have some of those Citadel Orcs. I think some of them might be part of the Bloodbath at Orc's drift line...
    That's all I know right now...

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    1. The #19 Orcs do look like Nick Lund sculpts

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  3. 10 to 14 are Citadel orcs - two are Champions and two are from the AD&D range I think. Photo 17 looks like an entire Harboth's Orcs regiment. 16 is def Nick Lund but could well be from the Chronicle line produced by citadel. 18 - 5 orcs by Kev Adams and 4 by the Perrys, including Maygar Ironfist from Orcs Drift.
    21 - looks like a Trish Morrison orc, she did some savage orcs I think, early 90's.
    The best place to get citadel id's is the Collecting Citadel Miniatures yahoo group.

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  4. 1,2,6 are c series beastmen from citadel, 2 and 6 exist both with and w/o slotta, 4 is a broo also citadel

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  5. 1: Citadel Beastman number 3 (Kiss of Death)
    2: Citadel beastman (Wolfman?)
    3 : Grenadier Lizard men (Fantasy Lords blister #28?)
    4: Citadel Chaos Broo!
    5: Appears to be an Orc, company unknown.
    6: Citadel Beastman (Slugman)
    7: Nick Lund Grenadier Orcs (plastic)
    8: Grenadier Lizard men (Fantasy Lords blister #28?)
    9: Grenadier Lizard men (Fantasy Lords blister #28?)
    10: Citadel Orc Champion number 1 (Brogbladd Brainbelter)
    11: Citadel Orc Harboth and the Black Mountain Boys Champion
    12: Citadel Orc Harboth and the Black Mountain Boys Musician
    13: Citadel Orc Champion number 4
    14: Citadel Orc Harboth and the Black Mountain Boys Champion
    15: I suspect these are Grenadier Hobgoblins
    16: Nick Lund Chronicle Wolf rider:
    17: Citadel orcs mainly Haroths troopers it would seem
    18: Citadel Orcs from the 1988 catalogue
    19: Nick Lund Grenadier Orcs / Chronicle Black Orcs?
    20: Grenadier Goblin from the Fantasy Lords line
    21: Orc Villager number 5
    22: Grenadier Orc riding a dinosaur/wyvern/cold one?

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    1. I'd be very interested in the #12 Harboth Musician... it's the only model I lack to complete the regiment, and it's one of my top sought after models. Please email me on phreedh at godzilla dot se

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  6. No you published the answers too early i really wanted to take part in this game, boo hoo!

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    1. Heheheh. Well there are still a few that need identifying ;)

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  7. The Orcs of pic no. 7 are still available from em4 (if my eyes do not deceive me). They maybe bought the moulds?

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  8. To add to the list:
    #5 is a Gremlin miniatures Orc Drummer (OC3) from 1985 http://www.miniatures-workshop.com/lostminiswiki/index.php?title=OC_Orcs

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  9. #22 is a Grenadier Orc Dragon Rider (327) from 1986

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  10. #7 is indeed Nick Lund, made for the game Fantasy Warriors

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  11. #15 : Asgard orcs
    http://www.miniatures-workshop.com/lostminiswiki/index.php?title=Orcs_%28Asgard%29
    http://www.thevikingforge.net/25mm-fantasy-orcs.html

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